Lookout is like Apple’s Find My iPhone app, only it adds a whole bunch of extra features. It’ll let you track your lost phone from any web browser, even when the battery has dies (kinda), and it also adds a slew of features that only the dumbest of people will need.
First, the useful stuff. The app will let you track your device on a map, as well as send an alert to make it beep, just like Apple’s app. The clever part is that it uploads your current location when your battery gets low, so if the power finally goes out then you can still track the last known location. This isn’t so useful if it’s stolen, but if you leave you iPhone someplace then it might just be a killer feature.
Then we come onto the dumb features. The app will inform you of the following: whether your iPhone is jailbroken (you might already know this), and whether you are connected to an unsecured network (did you enter a password to join this network? Then it’s likely unsecured).
It’ll also back up your contacts. You know, just like iCloud does for free, and without having to trust yet another service provider with your data.
Sound good? Then you can grab the app –free — from the App Store today. And if you have an Android phone, the same app has been around for a while.
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