Airlock
Airlock 1.5b1
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Auto-lock your Mac when your iPhone/iPod Touch goes out of range.   Demo ($7.77)
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Airlock can auto-lock and unlock your Mac by measuring the distance between your Mac and your iPhone or iPod Touch. It does this by communicating through Bluetooth.

It's super handy because when you're near your Mac, access is open. But when you walk away from your Mac, it automatically becomes more secure. And if there is no iPhone or iPod Touch present, it will default to asking for a normal user name and password.

Lastly, it can launch applications or AppleScript events when your go out of range, or come back. So you could have it close iChat when you leave, and
What's New
Version 1.5b1:
  • Fixes Bluetooth keyboard/mouse connection-loss issue.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Airlock User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Misha commented on 23 Jun 2011
A post from the developer on the current status of AirLock:

http://support.themha.com/discussions/announcements/2-status-of-airlock
[Version 1.5b1]


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mbriney reviewed on 24 Jan 2011
Buyer beware. I used Airlock and the application would sometimes not recognize my phone instantly. I would enter my password to unlock the machine. Unfortunately in doing this it disables the screensaver completely! Left the office for the weekend and the screensaver never activated causing the image I had up to be burned into my LCD.

Bad product and I would not recommend it.
[Version 1.5b1]


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+16

Niewiesznic reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
Well, cool idea, but...
I cant even install the app. It hangs System Preferences during attempt to install it. Its useless.
[Version 1.5b1]


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Section8 reviewed on 22 Apr 2010
This is the coolest app on the face of the earth, while bluetooth does drain your battery dry on both an iPhone and a MBP), if this is not an issue for you, Airlock is fantastic! just disable bluetooth when you need that extra juice.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Blueillusion commented on 11 Dec 2009
Almost great app! Everything seemed to work perfect but my mac wont go to sleep if airlock is on. I already e-mail the developer and hopefully they will fix it some time soon as its very important to me that my mac goes to sleep automatically as scheduled. For now im not using it because of that. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?
[Version 1.0.1]

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Blueillusion replied on 29 Jan 2010
The sleep issue has been solved. It appears that airlock wasn't getting along with some other app preventing imac to sleep. As i have deleted few apps i am not sure which one was causing issues with airlock.
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Spiritualized reviewed on 10 Dec 2009
great, add an option to lock the screen when going outside of the wireless network :)
[Version 1.0]


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Michaelfuchs reviewed on 09 Dec 2009
Easy setup, works like a charm and is ever so cool - especially when running random "welcome back" AppleScripts (Text-to-Speech, check email, etc.) upon your return. Would be nice if we could customise the locked screen, but I'm sure that'll come...(?)
Didn't really NEED this, but it was cheap enough to buy without a second thought.
[Version 1.0]

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Jic replied on 11 Dec 2009
Dear Michaelfuchs, could you post some of the Scripts you mention in your comment?

I would like to have a sound when this product locks the computer ("Dong"!!!!), in order to be sure that it was really locked, and maybe another one (or a message displayed) as a "come back".

Sorry, but I am not a programmer!!!!
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Kompost commented on 07 Dec 2009
Works fine on my Desktop MacPro (2006), but there is not really need of this nice Tool. But on my MacBook (Late 2008, Alu) Airlock unfortunately doesn't work. Airlock find the iPhone 3GS and that was it. Airlock never scan or remark after that the iPhone.
[Version 1.0]


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Frankns commented on 03 Dec 2009
Appears to work well with my MBP running 10.6.2 - 4GB. It can consume a fair amount of RAM - 140 MB or so: less than Safari; more than Mail.

On occasion the lock will activate when I am at the machine and my iphone is on my hip. Moving the phone back to my desktop solves the problem right away.

No rating yet ... too soon to know.
[Version 1.0]


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Sucrerat commented on 03 Dec 2009
Works fine with my iPhone 3G and Macbook Pro. Very useful in my work. The price is right.
[Version 1.0]


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Frankns had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
There may be a conflict between Airlock and the OSX ScreenSaver. When the regular time-out on my screen-saver kicks in, it is set to lock the screen. But when Airlock has also locked my screen AND I do not have my iPhone nearby, I click on the unlock padlock in the lower right portion of my screen BUT I cannot get the cursor into the Airlock dialog box. I cannot enter my password and am stuck. Ugh. The solution -- so far -- has been a restart.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Mindlessmuppet had trouble on 01 Dec 2009
The application seems like a great idea, but it doesn't seem to want to work w/ my iPhone 3GS. I try to select my iPhone with the necessary bluetooth window open on my phone and it never finds it. I'm sure the application might work, but there seems to be some kinks to be worked out it seems. Great idea though.
[Version 1.0]


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Thmweb had trouble on 01 Dec 2009
Looks like there are problems with the wireless Mighty Mouse. The Mac looses connection again and again. It connects after a couple again without I have to do anything. But this a no-go for me!
[Version 1.0]



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CryMe rated on 10 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5b1]


Downloads:9,478
Version Downloads:5,602
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Demo
Date:26 Jul 2010
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Airlock can auto-lock and unlock your Mac by measuring the distance between your Mac and your iPhone or iPod Touch. It does this by communicating through Bluetooth.

It's super handy because when you're near your Mac, access is open. But when you walk away from your Mac, it automatically becomes more secure. And if there is no iPhone or iPod Touch present, it will default to asking for a normal user name and password.

Lastly, it can launch applications or AppleScript events when your go out of range, or come back. So you could have it close iChat when you leave, and open it when you return.


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