Hidden App for MAC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by shyam09, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    http://hiddenapp.com/

    its free until Jan 1, 2011.. but what do you guys think of this program.. worth downloading?
    maybe a review? it seems nice, but im not 100% sure
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Haven't heard of this app before. The most popular theft deterrant app for Mac I know about is Undercover. (I use it in conjunction with iAlert)
     
  3. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    I gave it a go, was easy to install. Turned it on into test mode and it was great. Found my machine... pretty cool.
     
  4. croooow macrumors 65816

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    Free, sounds good. I'm going to try it today.
     
  5. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, why is it that chrome gives a dodgy https warning whenever using the sites login features?
     
  6. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    "See them: Hidden will collect pictures of the thief and their surroundings using the built-in isight camera"? If it has that capability, I think I'll pass.....
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why?
     
  9. Razzi, Dec 16, 2010
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    Razzi macrumors newbie

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    They can at any point go through whatever you're doing just for the hell of it, not likely, but they could.

    Edit: Or do you have to go onto the website and claim it as missing first before it's permissioned to start snooping? Havent installed yet

    Edit Edit: According to their FAQ, Hidden doesn't do anything until you report it as stolen. I don't plan on reading the entire end user license agreement so I'll just take their word for it.
     
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  11. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    I know this thread is a little old but I use Prey on my MBP - http://preyproject.com/

    Its free and it can do many things including GPS location, iSight picture, tell you what user is logged on, what programs are running, screen shot, and what files have changed in the last XX amount of time.

    Never had to use it but I have tested it and it works great, takes about 20-30 minutes from the time you report it stolen/missing before it starts the reports but they come every 5 minutes(if you have it set on the 5 minute intervals) once it starts. Has many options and I believe 3 machines can be watched at once for free, also you install it and its there, no files or anything to manage just remember the website :)
     
  12. nate8nate macrumors newbie

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    I use Prey as well, I haven't had the need to use it either, but in testing, it worked great.
     
  13. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i use prey but i tried hidden and i still prefer prey.
     
  14. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    can someone outline the pros/cons of each and which features are unique and stuff like that (like a review/comparison) of both products. i looked at prey, but am unsure...
     
  15. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Unsure about what with prey?
     
  16. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    like just overall.. which is better, etc.
    both are free (hidden is technically free until new years, soo)
     
  17. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    if there both free why not use both...double protection never hurt.
     
  18. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Prey is completly free, I dont use Hidden so I cant tell you anything about it. Prey works when you need it, you install it once then basically forget about it until you need it in which you goto the website, logon and mark stolen/missing. I think there is also an option to use your phone to do it or something and you can make it delete all data if you want.
     
  19. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Installed it and clicked on the Test button. Within about 5 mins I could see a map of where it was, plus an iSight picture of myself. Also a load of IP address/Internet gobbledegook that would tell you where it was.
     
  20. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    dammit hidden app wont work for me. it wants me to pay $20 bucks for it.... grrr. so i went ahead and downloaded prey..
    but anyone please help me with hidden too....
     
  21. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    I dont know why your so obsessed with Hidden when you know nothing about it, no one here uses it either. Several people has posted here about Prey and how good it works...FOR FREE. Just because something cost money doesnt mean it is better, look at Norton Anti Virus for instance. You stop paying and it basically turns into a virus itself and is next to impossible to get rid of.
     
  22. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    true.. yeah.. i decided if it doesnt work for me who cares. i have the prey application and it seems like its the same :)
     
  23. SannyD macrumors newbie

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    the website is down. grrrr.
    anyone having any recent luck?
     
  24. shyam09 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sanny, i suggest you go for prey at preyproject.com and just forget about the whole Hidden program..
    i tried to get Hidden a few days ago and they wanted to charge me $20 which i did not understand.

    just go for prey, its the same thing (but different layout, etc)
     

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