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Here’s Laplock an app that sends you a text message when someone unplugs your laptop

An app to lock you Mac has been built at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in London. Ivan Maeder and Martin Saint-Macary have built an easy-to-use software called Laplock which sends you a text message whenever someone unplugs your laptop.


Laplock is just a menu bar app for your Mac. After installing it, you enter your phone number and/or Yo account and you are good to go.

Laplock helps you to know when somebody unplugs you laptop’s power cord. When you close the laptop lid and you leave it somewhere and someone unplugs the power cord, an alarm will blast through your speakers and you will instantly get a notification on your phone.


The notification comes in the form of a text message or a Yo. But in case the reception is bad, the app will call you instead.

Saint-Macary is already part of the runner-up team at the Disrupt Hackathon, but it is Maeder’s first hackathon. The two just met at the venue on Saturday and started working on the project right away.

Maeder said it felt great to spend 2 days working on something full time something that most people do not normally do.


When asked whether he got some sleep, Maeder said he just put two chairs together and slept as much as he could for a couple of hours. “This hackathon really feels like 10 days,” he said.

“Yet, when I see the end result, it was worth it. I’m definitely going to install the app after the event,” he added. The app can be downloaded from the Laplock’s website right now, and it has been submitted to the App Store as well.

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