Losing your phone or having it stolen must rank among the most depressing things that can happen to a man (or indeed lady) in this here 21st century – certainly as far as material possessions go, at least.
With that in mind, Sony is now rolling out its myXperia remote security service across the globe, after a successful period of Nordic testing with the listening and the tweaking and what have you.
Getting myXperia up and running is dead simple. Just install the app on your 2012/13 Sony Xperia phone and log into myxperia.sonymobile.com (using your Google credentials) to access the central interface.
From there, you can do all sorts of things to your Sony Xperia mobile – should the unthinkable happen.
For examps, you can sound an alert (neatly overriding silent mode), track the phone’s location on the myXperia map, lock the phone, or ping a message along the lines of: “I don’t know who you are, but I will find you, and I will kill you.”
If you’re super paranoid about people accessing your personal data (hey, we’ve all had a cheeky nudie on our phone at one time or another), you can also remotely erase the internal and external memory.
And that’s myXperia, rolling out globally, though Sony adds: “timing and availability may vary by model, market & carrier”. Any sign in the UK, Xperia dudes?