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Lock and unlock a Mac using Bluetooth detection
Authored by: lancaster98 on Jan 04, '10 08:53:54AM

I've used AirLock successfully to do the same thing, although this being free, it's nice, too.

I have used Applescript, Growl and Prowl to send a push notification to the phone when I walk away. This way, I know that the system is locked as everything is working as it should. I have also got a notification when I come back, which is useful when testing so that I don't stay in range when I want to be away. I'll be ditching this part when I'm happy with my ranges.

I've also used Applescript to change my desktop wallpaper on lock / unlock. I have a plain old picture as my background, with a tiny little bit of text in the corner stating "phone unlocked" or "phone locked". This was, I know whether the phone or a third party last unlocked my screen.



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