Find My Mac, Find My iPhone now live in iCloud.com beta

Ben Camm-Jones
7 August, 2011
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The Find My Mac and Find My iPhone features are now live on the iCloud.com developer beta, it has been reported.

Find My iPhone has been around since June 2009 and has a fairly self-explanatory name – it helps you locate and recover your iPhone should it get lost.

Find My Mac works on the same principle and both features are now available to developers accessing the iCloud.com beta, reports 9to5Mac.

The feature is turned on within the system preferences control panel and once it has been enabled, the iPhone or Mac in question will show up on iCloud.com. Find My Mac uses Wi-Fi data to locate the lost Mac and remote wiping and locking features are available, as in Find My iPhone.

You can also make your lost Mac make a sound so you can locate it should it have slipped down the back of the sofa or been buried in a pile of paperwork.

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  1. Nigel says:

    “You can also make your lost Mac make a sound so you can locate it should it have slipped down the back of the sofa or been buried in a pile of paperwork.”

    That will make it easier to find my Mac Pro if I accidentally leave it in my jacket pocket.

    On a serious note, if it could play a noise while the MacBook Pro was asleep (or even off with a lights out management implementation).

    But a GPS chip in the MacBook range would be better.

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