March 2011

I’ve been doing some searches for OS X tracking apps in case of theft and I came up with the most popular, an app called Adeona. Sadly, it’s been down since 2009 and the status hasn’t changed so I’m using the Prey Project, which seems far superior. The app runs every 20 minutes and keeps an eye on everything including your webcam, running programs, and nearby hotspots. Once it’s set as missing, it shuts the laptop down and starts reporting its location. Very cool stuff.

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Go into Terminal and type:

defaults write location "~/Path/To/New/Location/"

killall SystemUIServer

Change the path, obviously. I always forget this so maybe you and I both will be helped by it.

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