iAlertU
iAlertU 0.80
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Remote controlled motion-sensitive alarm for MacBook.   Free
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iAlertU is the first of its kind of alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in accelerometer and other sensors to trigger an alarm and the iSight camera to capture an image of the thief. iAlertU can be configured to email details of the alarm event to a specific email address. In addition to this you can tell iAlertU to execute an Applescript when the alarm goes off. Some people use this to generate SMS alerts. With v0.71, the developers of iAlertU added a new interface that can be used by an external,
What's New
Version 0.80:
  • Replaced the obsolete use of whatismyip.com for a similar service. This in turn also fixed the sending of push notifications to the iPhone.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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iAlertU User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Uniquepito reviewed on 30 Jun 2013
Why the hell it needs to install Java!?
I'd rather pay for native app.
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[Version 0.80]


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Tubo commented on 10 Oct 2012
Apparently (see website) the requirement 10.6 is wrong: there it is: 10.4.
[Version 0.78]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 10 Oct 2012
This SourceForge page indicates 10.5.8 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu/). Where are you seeing 10.4?
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Tubo replied on 10 Oct 2012
http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ialertu/ReadMe_0.78.pdf
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iAlertU
The alarm system for your Mac © Randy Green iAlertU v0.78 sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu
Release Notes
Welcome!
iAlertU is a utility that turns your MacBook into a motion sensitive remote controlled alarm system
System requirements:
MacBook or MacBook Pro, OS X 10.4 or higher, Quicktime 7.1.3 or higher, and a valid email account to use iAlertU's email functionality. iAlertU may now work on other Macs but has not been tested.
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Harold H reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
I recommend iAlertU to all my Mac friends and colleagues as it provides essential security to my precious laptop. My company wants me to lock down my MBP with a physical lock but with this nifty app, combined with the iPhone app UalertMe I can leave it with my mind at ease.
[Version 0.76]


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THEE:LEE reviewed on 05 Dec 2011
Not sure if I would use it in pratice but sure was a great laugh when friends went to frape me :D
[Version 0.76]


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sattlerreader reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
I was going to give it 4 stars before I learned how to get the alarm to keep going off even after the lid was shut. Because that's what a thief would do first if they wanted to steal my laptop while I left it unattended in the library. But now that I know it will go off no matter what the person does (I set it so that the alarm shuts off once the movement stops...AWESOME!!) I love this. Seriously, for a free product, the quality, design, and the user friendly controls set-up is simply astonishing. Keep it up!!
[Version 0.74]

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Noivad replied on 09 Apr 2013
Does sneaking up and holding down the power button to do a forced shutdown disable it?
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kburra999 commented on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good... If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx
[Version 0.74]


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kburra999 commented on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx
[Version 0.74]


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Davidpabian commented on 20 Aug 2011
Can't get email notification to work under any combination of names, ISPs, settings, etc. Earlier versions worked well (but I've moved to Lion since). Otherwise, a nifty, highly-recommended app, but the email notification is indispensable.
[Version 0.74]

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Davidpabian replied on 21 Aug 2011
Got email alert going, so disregard above (users should be able to remove posts here). Deselected SSL and used port 587. Funny thing is, tho, that I tried that combo yesterday with no results. I did a slew of maintenance on the mac yesterday, so it's possible that a combination of factors helped, but the point is email alert is working and all seems well.
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Diaa reviewed on 20 Aug 2011
This App is one of the most important apps in my laptop, because of the active developer who always updates his iAlertU and fix the issues, Also, it is very important for who have intruders people in their homes!!

In addition, it gets a new features which is really really cool.

The one thing that i noticed that, sometimes it's not stable and i got some bugs which force me to shutdown my laptop.
[Version 0.74]


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maxwelltsai1987 reviewed on 13 Jun 2011
This is actually pretty good! I like it. I used it to scare two little kids that were so interested in macs. I said something like if you make it the mac "screen" the police will come. From that time on, they don't dare touch my mac.
[Version 0.73]


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kburra999 had trouble on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx
[Version 0.74]


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kburra999 had trouble on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, I just installed iAlertU and played around. Now iAlertU automatically starts upon boot, but it will not stop while entering my password. I installed iAlertMe on my iPhone but its not connecting, since I didn't ticked the box in iAlertU. I rebooted my mac but I cannot stop starting iAlertU so it does what is should very good...;-) If someone nows the tric to solve this please...thx
[Version 0.74]


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DNG had trouble on 12 Jun 2011
after download ialertu on my macpro the app fails to open. Any suggestions? thanks
[Version 0.73]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 13 Jun 2011
Have you tried visiting the developer's support page? http://sourceforge.net/projects/ialertu/support
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pkclSoft (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2011
If it's not even opening, then I'm wondering what version of Mac OS you're running. Anything newer that iAlertU v0.69 won't run on Leopard.

As Warren suggested, feel free to report an issue on the sourceforge site where I check daily, and provide a copy of your console log including only iAlertU log entries of course.
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Antioche had trouble on 16 Oct 2010
The alarm would always go off a few seconds after activation on my MacBook Pro Unibody. I noticed that disabling the Device detection sorted the problem...

Great little software otherwise!

A.
[Version 0.68]

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pkclSoft (developer) replied on 15 May 2011
Yes, device state changes can cause this problem, and each macbook model has a different complement of internal devices, some of which trigger iAlertU. The latest versions of iAlertU have a filtering mechanism that can be configured. It's not ideal, but it does improve this sort of situation.

ezsource (pkclsoft)
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Culture Of One had trouble on 12 Oct 2010
Great program, but I can't seem to upgrade to 0.68; I get an error from SourceForge when I try the Download link. When I try a direct download, I get an empty ZIP file. When I try to upgrade through v0.67, I get permission errors. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
[Version 0.68]

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Culture Of One replied on 13 Oct 2010
Never mind; finally managed to upgrade via the "Check For Update..." function. Don't know why it failed the first several times.
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emaschietto had trouble on 10 Sep 2009
Perfect software, works perfect in leopard, but in snow leopard, do not. Still closing when start to take pics.
[Version 0.29b]


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timad8ter had trouble on 03 Jan 2009
How do you activate it with the apple remote?
[Version 0.29b]

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Spartansspot commented on 28 Nov 2009
To Activate it with the apple remote hold the menu bouton for like 5 sec. it should work
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CJJ had trouble on 13 May 2007
I would use it if

IT DIDN"T PERMINETLY BLUR UP MY SCREEN

ahhhhhhhhh!!! Im so mad
[Version 0.24b]



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Cjbolland rated on 26 Jan 2012

[Version 0.77]



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JohnMitch rated on 19 May 2011

[Version 0.73]



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Kzx72 rated on 29 Mar 2011

[Version 0.70]



Maxkotanov rated on 15 Dec 2010

[Version 0.69]



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Doctorfo rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 0.69]


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Date:07 Apr 2013
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iAlertU is the first of its kind of alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in accelerometer and other sensors to trigger an alarm and the iSight camera to capture an image of the thief. iAlertU can be configured to email details of the alarm event to a specific email address. In addition to this you can tell iAlertU to execute an Applescript when the alarm goes off. Some people use this to generate SMS alerts. With v0.71, the developers of iAlertU added a new interface that can be used by an external, authenticated application to control iAlertU, request photo's, and other information captured by iAlertU. The first such application is uAlertMe, an iPhone app available on Apple's app store (for more information, visit the developers webpage at http://www.pkclsoft.com/pkclsoft/ualertme.html).


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