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Make HTCSense work on all handsets, please?

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So I lost my HTC HD7 last night at a restaurant. I’m a forgetful person and have lost a lot of gadgets thru the years but this one I didn’t want to just let go.

First, I know that the HD7 was just in my car or I (unknowingly) brought it to the dinner table in the restaurant. Since the phone wasn’t in the car when I got back, the restaurant was the only remaining suspect.

When I went back to ask the waiter, they said there was nothing left at my dinner table (which was among the outside tables). However, he mentioned hearing a ringing tone several times but could not figure out where it’s coming.

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Htcsense5 • Make Htcsense Work On All Handsets, Please?

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So we searched for it again while I rang up the phone. Indeed there was a faint ringing tone and since it was in the evening and the garden area was dark, it was hard to pinpoint where the sound was coming.

About 10 more minutes and I found the phone — it was conspicuously hidden in one of the cement ledges that surrounds a row of plants and was covered with a rubber mat. Wow, somebody picked it up and actually hid it several meters from where I left the handset. Had it been on silent mode or was low on battery, I don’t think I had any chance of finding it again.

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Well, unless my HD7 is supported by HTCSense.com, I would have been able to use the remote GPS locator on the website. Tried it before with my HTC Desire HD (disclosure: HTC gave it to me). Last time I lost a phone was back in February last year with my one-month old Google Nexus One.

So here’s my plea to HTC — please make HTCSense work on all your handsets, whether its Android or Windows Phone 7 or even your very own HomeBrew OS. Would have made a huge different and a gadget savior if this happens to someone else.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Jacobato
Jacobato
11 years ago

While I agree some form of technology intervention should be available when gadgets are forgotten somewhere or lost, this consumer behavior shows how spoiled we have become a tech customers. And don’t get me wrong Mr. Yuga – I am a forgetful person too. Let us keep trying in earnest to be less forgetful – that might be the easiest solution here. There already is technology that sounds off an alarm when you are 8-10 feet (can be configured) away from your gadget (used by some photographers to keep in stock of their expensive gears). But there is no technology that will help people really take seriously the task of not being forgetful. Yes we are all busy people. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford a platoon of secret service agents and our own Air Force One where we can forget anything and still get it back the next day or sooner.

alwin
11 years ago

lucky you! but i agree, htc sense should be enabled in all HTC phones. unfair para sa mga users like me who only have magic. good thing there are alternative apps from the android market. wavesecure and where’s my droid does the job well!

Suplado
Suplado
11 years ago

besides from htcsense, you can also find the same features at windows live site. i guess this is available for all windows phone units. i already tried it. worked like a charm. wower!

just browsing
just browsing
11 years ago

i think htc sense wouldnt work with wp7,microsoft doesnt allow customization to their OS, maybe just the live tiles in the homescreen

Hope with the recent tieup between nokia and Microsoft, such gps feature would be added…but by nokia….heard they received above oem rights..right to customize

drifter
drifter
11 years ago

If you have an android, there are some nice alternative apps like this in the market.

try Prey (http://preyproject.com)
or the simple Where’s my droid app(http://sites.google.com/site/alienmanfc6/wheresmyandroid)

Jonaflormicfren
11 years ago

Thanks for this available gadget in the market that will partially solve some problem in technology. http://daniojr.blogspot.com/

gaia
gaia
11 years ago

Cant make it work properly with my desire z. Nasa africa daw ung fone ko….hehe…. i sent an email to htc, said they were doing some upgrades…..

Jon
Jon
11 years ago

@Calvin

Walang delay yung pag wipe? I mean, almost instant ba? Kasi I tried locking my phone remotely, minsan instant, minsan minutes, and my golly! Hours. Buti naalala ko pa yung lock code na nilagay ko. HAHA.

Pag nauso na unlimited data connection sa phones, I mas magiging useful ang mga tracking apps for us.

turds
turds
11 years ago

anong say mo dito?

track and protect for android and symbian

https://www.trackandprotect.com/

may bayad nga lang per command.

Calvin
11 years ago

Kala ko nawala na. tsk tsk tsk. nagiging forgetful dahil sa chicks? :P

@jon,
Ako i tried remote wiping on the htc desire z and gumana naman sya. pero you’re right kelangan may active data connection ka which i don’t normally do. mahirap naman umasa sa WiFi palagi to do those remote stuff.

H
H
11 years ago

lucky you, you still found your phone. lost my 3gs at a restaurant too. when i tried to call it, wala na, unattended. buti sau di pa inoff. i wish i could wipe out all data and pics on my 3gs remotely. hirap naman magreport sa ntc na stolen. sa quezon city lang ba talaga? na-report ko na sa globe kasi postpaid. sabi ma-lolock daw yun. pero marami akong nakikitang nag-uunlock. gusto ko sana pahirapan man lang ang nakakuha. grrr.

Suplado
Suplado
11 years ago

cheap ka din daw according to HTC @ realjarley. haha!

realjarley
11 years ago

Ughh, HTC phones, cheap! I like Samsung better!

vince
11 years ago

I’m also forgetful. thats why my phone is tied to a carabiner which is clipped to the belt loops of my jeans

Jfd0
Jfd0
11 years ago

You can do this with several Android apps without having HTC Sense.

You can actually locate the phone via GPS through any computer on any Android device as long as you have the Lookout Mobile Security Android app. It’s a free app and all you need to do is to register. You can even make your phone “scream” through that app just to find it.

Or you can use the Phonefinder Android app and just text a code to your lost phone’s phone number and it will send your lost phone’s GPS location and coordinates on Google map.

It works as long as the GPS on your phone is on :)

fred
11 years ago

Sana hanggang sa entry level phones magkaroon din ng ganiyang features.

kitsantiago
kitsantiago
11 years ago

sir abe, ano gamit mong cp now? me iphone 4 kdn? ano mas magandang gamitin or handset for u? htc hd 7 or ip4? thanks sa feedback.

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