22 September 2016

Undercover is ready for macOS Sierra

We’re happy to announce that Undercover is ready for macOS Sierra!
With version 6.5 of Undercover already installed on your Mac, there is nothing you should do: this version fully compliant with the new macOS Sierra.
You can see which version is running on your Mac in the Info tab in your account at undercoverHQ.com. If it’s not the latest version, you will find a download link there, or you can download Undercover directly from here.

After upgrading macOS, you can verify that Undercover is still working in your account at undercoverHQ.com:

If Undercover is able to contact our servers, you should see a recent location under "Status" in the Info screen in your account ("Located ... ago").

If you don’t see a recent location there, make sure that Undercover is still allowed to obtain a location in the Location Services preferences on your Mac:
  • Open System Preferences
  • Go to the Security & Privacy panel
  • Go to the Privacy tab
  • Select Location Services
  • Grant access to "uc"

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we’re here to help!

The Undercover Team

29 September 2015

Taking the Undercover experience to new heights

If you are ready for El Capitan, so are we! Undercover 6.5 fully supports the latest version of Mac OS X. You can find the new version ready for download in your account at undercoverHQ.com, or right here.

The new Undercover comes with a completely retinafied Undercover HQ. Granted, this will not help you recover your Mac any faster, but it may ease the pain a bit to do so in @2x resolution.

In this version we have also improved the location tracking, for which Undercover now fully relies on Apple’s Location Services.

After upgrading OS X, if Gatekeeper alerts you that Undercover has been placed in quarantine, it’s best to simply download and install the latest version again. Don’t worry: this does not mean that Undercover is not compatible with El Capitan.

Enjoy the view! ;)
The Undercover Team

04 May 2015

Customer Testimonial - Burglar Caught!

I opened our mailbox this weekend to find this email. Thought I'd share it with you:

Dear Orbicule,
Thank you for your amazing software!
Although at this point in time, my stolen Mac has yet to be found, your stellar product has recently significantly contributed to the capturing and jailing of a wanted criminal.
If only Orbicule and/or the police were to somehow still find my laptop, I would have an even-better customer testimonial success story to tell. =P
Regardless, below are a few URLs related to this case.
Your collective hard work, excellent software product development team, and professional crew over at Orbicule definitely get my praise and support! :)

I really hope we can update this story soon, when they find the stolen Mac!

Newark Police Department NIXLE

Atherton park burglary suspect arrested after police chase

Newark Burglary Suspect Nabbed When Stolen Laptop Takes His Photo

Newark: Remote webcam photo helps police nab laptop thief

27 August 2014

Undercover gets reviewed

Goodmorning, blog readers!

We have 2 excellent Undercover reviews for you today: Polish friends, head over to applecafe.pl (review in Polish, evidently). And Yasin Soliman has made an extensive evaluation of all Undercover functionality. Couldn’t agree more with his conclusion:

"Being proactive is the final point to remember, though - take the time to set up each aspect of functionality to ensure that if the worst happens, you’re fully prepared."

08 April 2014

First thing to do when your Mac gets stolen? Undercover 6 does it for you!

Imagine for 5 seconds what you would do if your Mac gets stolen...

We bet reporting the theft on UndercoverHQ.com didn’t cross your mind. That’s a shame, because the first few hours after the theft can be quite crucial when it comes to gathering evidence. That’s why we introduce Undercover 6, featuring Undercover Watch. Undercover Watch monitors your Mac and starts collecting evidence as soon as it detects your Mac is out-of-place, even if you haven’t realized it yet.

Undercover Watch can monitor your Mac and activate the recovery procedure when your Mac connects from a network away from your home or work place.
In addition, we’ve always encouraged you to set up dummy or guest accounts for thiefs to use. Now Undercover can activate automatically when a thief uses that account.

Undercover 6 is more than just a software update. It also comes with a major upgrade to our recovery center. We’ve always made a point of having the best theft recovery service available. Now we’re taking this to the next level. From today on, we actively follow up on theft reports. When you report a theft, someone of our theft recovery center will personally get in touch with you.

If you already use Undercover 5, then Undercover 6 is a free upgrade for you! If you have Undercover 5.6, you will receive the update automatically. Otherwise you can install it from https://undercoverhq.com/download.