Undercover theft-recovery software ready for Leopard

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Orbicule has announced the release of Undercover 2, a major upgrade to its theft recovery software for Mac OS X. The software is now Leopard-compatible, among other improvements. A single user license costs $49, and it’s a free upgrade for version 1.0 users.

With Undercover installed, you can attempt to find out where your Mac is located if it’s stolen — the software will regularly ping servers to identify itself and its location. Undercover will also take screenshots and can activate newer Macs’ built-in iSight webcams to help identify the thief.

Besides Leopard support, other changes in version 2 include a “dead-Mac-timeout” feature that will automatically lock the host Mac if it’s disconnected from the Internet for more than two months.

Undercover now only connects to the Internet when a network change occurs, to help reduce network traffic. Memory footprint and CPU usage have been dramatically reduced, according to the developer, up to 75 percent less.

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