Technically it is possible currently with this new and innovative Knock app that makes your daily life a bit much easier than ever thought. With the growing popularity of OS X, also the majority of users carry phones around means that more and more people are pretty much interacting with Macs on daily basis. Technology enthusiasts are very much interersted in creating and developing such apps. Security is particularly high in their agenda when using mobile devices. Knock app is aiming to put an end to that tedium by letting users unlock their Macs by simply tapping or “knocking” on their iPhone. Fully compatible? Details after the knock!
Now available to download, Knock app that offers a native download for OS X running Macs as well as Knock Software Inc. has introduced an acompanaying iPhone app that can be downloaded through iOS App Store. The software points on the fact that users generally carry their mobile phone around with them on a parmanent basis and allows us all to use our iPhone as a secure password to interact with the Mac. Now you can use it as a password. You never have to open the app — just knock on your phone twice, even when it’s in your pocket, and you’re in.
Knock securely communicates with your Mac using Bluetooth Low Energy, a new technology that draws very little power. Download and install the OS X application directly from the official website. Purchase and install the accompanying iOS app from the iPhone App Store.
How would you like to unlock your Macs by knocking on your iPhone? Knock on the iPhone screen twice to securely unlock your OS X without needing to enter a password. No need for the app running actively on your iPhone. As long as it’s installed on a Bluetooth LE compatible iPhone, and Bluetooth activated, the tedium of password typing is removed altogether. Great!
Note: while this app can be entertaining, anyone in possession of your iPhone could unlock your Mac. Both apps communicate with one another using the power of Bluetooth LE (4.0). The connection between the two is extremely secure and can be used all day every time with minimal battery drain due to the efficient power performance of Bluetooth 4.0. LE means that the software is only compatible with newer hardware.
On the Mac it can be ran on a 2011 MacBook Air or newer, a 2012 MacBook Pro or newer, a 2012 iMac or newer, a 2011 Mac mini or newer and 2013 Mac Pro. The iOS Kock app is currently supported by iPhone 4s, 5, 5c and iPhone 5s. Final word is this knock app will be something that will stand the test of time. Download the Mac app by pointing your browser to: knocktounlock.com/download. iPhone app can also be downloaded from the link embedded below.
(Download: Knock for iPhone on the App Store)