"Back to my Mac" aids in recovering stolen Mac laptop

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    Category: Apple Software
    Link: "Back to my Mac" aids in recovering stolen Mac laptop
    Description:: At that point, police said, the victim signed onto another computer and used the "Back to My Mac" program to determine that her stolen MacIntosh laptop indeed was signed onto the Web and that someone was using it to shop online. She then activated the stolen computer's camera, allowing her to "see" what was in front of the laptop.

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    brn2ski00

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    That is excellent work!
     
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    bennyboi

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    Good work. Bad roommate tho for letting those shady people over in the 1st place. :mad:
     
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    Good work there, nice to see those scumbags get done.

    I use Orbicule Undercover which automates the process a bit, hopefully wont have to use it at any point though!!

    Good on her getting in through Back To My Mac, ingenious!!
     
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    stagi

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    Great, glad to hear they got caught! too bad my last macbook pro didn't have leopard yet :(
     
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    That is sooooo cool!

    Too bad my iBook doesn't have a built in camera, though.
     
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    glad to see that this worked out well. i guess those little cameras are more useful than one would think.
     
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    Ha, wow, good thing I use Back To My Mac... though my PowerBook doesn't have an iSight built in... :rolleyes:
     
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    fantastic.

    great advertising for 'back to the mac' too. awesome.

    i'm looking into it right now.

    cheers,
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    i saw this story on the news a little while ago-- an someone explain exactly how the "back to my mac: program works?
     
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    Cool. It almost makes me want to pay for .mac
     

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