Absolute Software announced Tuesday the release of an Apple Universal Agent (AUA) for its
theft recovery software for Mac OS X. The AUA enables Mac laptops to operate with Computrace regardless of whether they’re Intel or PowerPC-based.
Computrace — also called LoJack for Laptops — is aimed predominantly at laptop computers and computers used in settings that have a high risk for theft. The software stays in touch with Absolute Software’s monitoring center when the computer is connected to the Internet.
If you notify the company’s recovery team after a theft has occurred, the monitoring center then tries to track the system down, and provides law enforcement personnel with details about the computer’s location.
Computrace costs $49.99 per year and is compatible with Mac OS X v10.3 or later.