Personal Technology

Weird News of the Day: Stolen Laptop Snaps Picture of Thief

The victim of theft in White Plains NY was an Apple owner and employee. When a friend noticed that Kait’s (stolen) computer had shown up online (which shows how clueless the burglar was)… Kait activated a service called “Back to My Mac,” part of Apple’s dot-Mac service (annual fee, $99). She logged in to the stolen machine and snapped a photo of the thief, who turned out to be a friend-of-a-friend. Both the software used, PhotoBooth, and the built-in camera are standard on newer Apple laptops running OS10.5, Leopard. (tip) Disclaimer: I own multiple Macs and Apple stock.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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