Lilt is a new Mac shareware utility that’s being offered for users of Apple laptops that are equipped with light and sudden motion sensors. It enables you to trigger actions by activating those sensors.
Normally the light sensors in PowerBooks and MacBook Pros adjust the brightness of the screen and the level of illumination in the keyboard; the Sudden Motion Sensors (SMS) are used to prevent the hard disk drive from being damaged in a sudden drop.
Lilt enables you to trigger other actions, however, such as setting iTunes to play the next track if you wave your hand over the light sensors (located under the laptop’s speaker grills), or tilt the computer back and hear the time spoken to you, for example.
Lilt is now being offered as a pre-release version without any restrictions except it will expire on October 31, 2006. Once Lilt is finished it will cost $5 to register.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 and a Mac laptop with light sensors or SMS. It’s a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs.
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