updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon April 10, 2006
MBP motion alarm app
SlappingTurtle.com today debuted iAlertU, its remote motion-sensitive alarm system for MacPook Pro owners. The application utilizes the MacBook's built-in motion sensor technology, and is designed to serve as a tamper/theft deterrent system when users need to step away from the notebook for brief periods of time. iAlertU overrides the mute button, sets maximum volume when the alarm is active, flashes the screen when the alarm has been triggered, and disables idle sleep mode as long as the alarm is enabled. SlappingTurtle.com plans to implement camera integration, email snapshots on network availability, and other features in future releases. A beta version of iAlertU is now available. (pricing and system requirements were unavailable).