Adam Pash has a detailed How-To up today for using Slapping Turtle's iAlertU (still in beta since we last mentioned it) along with some Applescript, an FTP server and the built-in iSight camera on your MacBook or MacBook Pro to find the punk who clipped your gear - if you're ever unfortunate enough...
October 17th 2006 at 11:00pm
So you coughed up some dough for that iAlertU program to protect your MacBook, but wouldn't you know it, your laptop got jacked anyway by a clever thief who simply removed the battery before taking off. Luckily for you, all is not lost, at least not if you'd installed another program called Undercov...
May 21st 2006 at 10:30pm
remember iAlertU, the "theft alarm" that you can
configure to go off when your MacBook Pro is moved (by unauthorized hands, that is), by making use of the Mac's motion
detector. It's a pretty nice idea, but it leaves Powerbook users out in the cold. Enter MultiAlarm.It works in a s...
May 2nd 2006 at 12:00pm
my doubts about iAlertU, but I am big enough to
admit that I was wrong (though I waited a few days just to be sure). iAlertU does, in fact, work and there is a free beta so you can protect your MacBook Pro.The
developer is hard at work on another version of the software, so be sure to keep you...
April 13th 2006 at 6:00am
We've been seeing posts and vids (and getting tips) on a program called iAlertU all week, but were a little skeptical of software that claims to use the tilt sensors and camera in your MacBook Pro for triggering an alarm if someone tries to snatch your lappie. Skeptical, that is, until a beta versi...
April 9th 2006 at 5:00pm
This video purports
to be a demo of an early Alpha of iAlertU, the only way to make sure your Mac
doesn't get 'jacked,' as the kids say.
It might be real (though I am skeptical) but it certainly is an amusing
Thanks, Brandon Hays.
April 7th 2006 at 7:00am