13 May 2008

No news is good news

It has been a long time since our last blog post. Somewhere on a web forum, I even read that Orbicule might be out of business. This could not be further from the truth: Undercover is doing better than ever and we are working on the next generation of theft recovery software as we speak. I have to admit that our blog remained silent for quite a while, but that's only because we have been hard at work on several projects.

Many (prospective) customers have inquired about the projects we have been working on. Although we do not comment on unannounced products, you can be quite sure that we will be where Apple's focus is at the moment. At least, if technically and legally feasible. How much clearer can we be? ;-)

I also wanted to let our users and blog readers know that we are taking feedback and blog comments very seriously. We do listen to you! For example, we are currently looking into ways to improve the dead Mac functionality [the feature in which plan B is started automatically if the Mac has not been connected for more than 60 days].

Expect to see some fruits of our labour by the end of September.

8 comments:

Phil said...

'Although we do not comment on unannounced products, you can be quite sure that we will be where Apple's focus is at the moment. At least, if technically and legally feasible. How much clearer can we be? ;-)'

Undercover for iPhone? Now that would be great - mobile phone theft rates are even worse than laptops!

Anonymous said...

I'm just sort of wondering if my software running is still working... no way to test it and know afaik. That would be nice...

Don't want to find out that my firewall is blocking it _after_ my precious has been stolen!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you posted, all your stories are from last year and it made me worried that you were not functioning any more.

Do you have any recovery examples from this year? I'm considering buying a family pack.

Anonymous said...

You should link off to your other products, so we know y'all aren't a one trick pony, and are doing a lot.

Congrats on the ADA for UX!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I purchased a new MacBook Pro and swapped the drive with my older MacBook Pro. My new one works with the old drive, but my older one (now with the new drive) doesn't. I only get the flashing question mark on a folder at start-up with even the chime. My question is two-fold 1) Has Orbicule have anything to do with my old computer not starting up and 2) is my new computer with my older disk installed, protected?

Thanks

Greg (in Canada)

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Anonymous said...

I would love to see a remote wipe command implemented. Your competitor has this feature at present (Laptop LowJack) but doesn't off the same Mac friendly features. (They are subscription based as well which is just plain annoying. But they are also cross platform. WIN | Mac)

Think of the feature in two possible incarnations. One way to go would be a complete erase command. The second way to go would wipe all personal user data from the device but keep the rest of the install intact to further track/photo the culprits. Think of it as a way to wipe your Address Book, iCal, Bookmarks, Keychain databases. Think of it just like the Remote Exchange Wipe on the iPhone.

If implemented though I think the system should have the control placed in the users hands. That is, that the only way to initiate it would be via secure code submission to your "mother ship" server.

Just my 2 cents.
Please keep up the great work!

NEIL! said...

ya i thought of the same thing as phil...undercover for the iphone makes a lotta sense...although theres still some glitches with undercover, it would work well on a phone, since the iphone will almost always be connected to some network or the other....