29 March 2006

The big Apple

The Undercover presentation was a unique experience: it's very satisfying to present your own software in one of Apple's flagship stores. Unfortunately, we could not use the store's theatre as they are rebuilding it and making it even bigger, but the temporary location worked out quite well. The Apple store staff was amazingly friendly and helpful to make sure everything ran as expected. Maybe we will come back to NYC once the theatre reopens...

Another great surprise was that my cousin Sali flew in from the Florida Keys, just to attend my presentation. It was great to see her back after 18 months. Sali is a very gifted illustrator / designer. Make sure to check out some of her work and her weblog. We hope to see her soon in Belgium.

It was my first trip to New York and I'm still quite impressed... I have visited a couple of other 'big cities' (London, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Paris,...). While they are all attractive for different reasons, New York really seems to be a class of its own. At least when it comes to the number of skyscrapers, corporate headquarters and other landmark buildings (such as the U.N.).

There are many things I liked about NY: Ellis Island, walking across the Brooklyn bridge, the MOMA, the Natural History museum, the NYBG, Central Park, the view from the top of Rockefeller center, ... all in all, it's an amazing city and we definitely plan to visit it again.

14 March 2006

New York Undercover

This is not the title for a new TV show, just an announcement that we have been invited to present Undercover at the Soho Apple store in New York! Needless to say, we were excited to accept this invitation. The Undercover demonstration will take place on Tuesday March 21st @ 7 p.m. in the beautiful SoHo Apple store. We hope to meet you there!

03 March 2006

Undercover reviewed

Many people asked us how Undercover behaves in case of theft and whether this system really works. We always tell them that we have done extensive testing of all steps involved and that we did quite a few real-world simulations.

Starting today, we have a more convincing answer: the fine folks at Mac360 have done an independent review of Undercover. For this review, we simulated a real theft. The review describes the different stages Undercover goes through when the Mac is stolen and how each stage works. You can read the review here: part I and part II. Now all people wondering whether Undercover really works no longer have to take our word for it.