Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Dec 2009 20:19 UTC
Mac OS X A clever little Mac utility : "Airlock allows your Mac to lock itself, plain and simple. Using your iPhone or iPod Touch, Bluetooth, and a smidgen of pixie dust, Airlock determines whether you're near your computer. When you leave the room - poof! - your Mac locks itself. "And when I come back?" You guessed it: your Mac unlocks. You can also customize Airlock to perform specific actions as you come and go - have your computer talk to you, log-in or out of iChat, walk the dog, and such."
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Comment by mightshade
by mightshade on Thu 10th Dec 2009 22:53 UTC
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2008-11-20

I remember doing the same thing about two years ago, using the tool "Proximity". That supported any Bluetooth device, not just iPods and iPhones.
I didn't find it to be particularly reliable, though. Sometimes my Mac would lock in front of me, despite my cellphone lying right next to the machine, or it would fail to unlock when approaching it. Perhaps Airlock handles these things better. Then again, I neither have an iThingy, nor OSX 10.5+. It's a shame, because it's a cool idea.

P.S. guide for doing that with Proximity here:
http://www.technocrat.ca/?p=44

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