Thanks to Instagram and Facebook and too many other social networks to mention, photo selfies are all the rage these days. So much so that someone figured out a way to use your MacBook’s built-in camera to take a selfie every time you open the lid.
I know, I know. I was up late at night wondering how it would be possible to do that. What you’ll need is a little money you’ve not planned on using for anything else, including food, drink, rent, or health insurance. And a MacBook with a built-in iSight camera.
Then, use the money to buy the Selfie App from the Mac App Store. From then on, every time you open your MacBook’s lid to use the Mac, Selfie App will take a selfie. Big whoop, right? Actually, that selfie photo could help you find a lost or stolen Mac.
Here’s what happens. You can setup Selfie App so that every photo it snaps of someone when they lift the MacBook’s lid gets store to, say, Dropbox, which then syncs the captured photos to your other devices running Dropbox.
Not only will you have a great collection of selfie photos of yourself, but should anyone try to get into your Mac without your authorization, or if your Mac is stolen or lost, you’ll automatically get photos of whoever lifts the Mac’s lid; stored safely onto Dropbox.
You can also use the captured photos as a time lapse of you using your Mac, but that’s rather lame. Security is more important. Selfie costs a few bucks, but does not come with a try-before-you-buy option.