Apple’s ‘Find My Mac’ Service Goes Live

On August 5, 2011, in News, by admin

Following the transfer of Find My iPhone to its iCloud servers, Apple has this morning also sent live the ability to track Macs via the service. Accessible only to developers who have iCloud activated on their ADC account, 9to5Mac notes users are now able to track both notebook and desktop Macs through iCloud.com, via the use of Wi-Fi router information.

 

Apple uses WiFi router data in order to pinpoint the user’s location and according to what we have seen, it is fairly accurate.

Find My Mac offers all of the same “remote” services as Find My iPhone does, including the ability to send a message or sound to the lost or stolen device, as well as the ability to lock the machine remotely and even wipe the entire contents of the lost or stolen Mac, straight from the browser.

 

Apple’s Find My Mac service was first pegged by 9to5Mac in February of this year, when the site found reference strings in a preview build of OS X Lion pointing to the possible introduction of the service.

We speculate that this Find my Mac service will be integrated into the free MobileMe, like Find my iPhone, and the Find my iPhone application for iOS devices will be updated to support Macs. Macs will be able to locate other Macs with the online version of the tracking system through Me.com.

 
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