Apple Introduces Find My iPhone and Find My Mac for iCloud.com

Apple Introduces Find My iPhone and Find My Mac for iCloud.com

After recently giving developers access to the web apps and syncing capability of iCloud.com, Apple has also turned on the Find my iPhone and Find My Mac features for those with early access to iCloud’s web portal.

Developers can now login to iCloud.com and view the location of their registered iDevices and Macs in a map view.

Both services look identical to the Find My iPhone feature that previously existed on MobileMe. iDevices can be tracked via GPS, and a Mac’s location is pinpointed through transmitted location data from surrounding WiFi networks.

Devices (including a Mac) can be remotely wiped or locked. The owner can also trigger a sound or send a message to any registered device through iCloud.com. When a Mac is remotely locked with Find My Mac, a 4 digit PIN must be entered to re-gain access to the machine.

Apple Introduces Find My iPhone and Find My Mac for iCloud.com

iCloud will be launched to the public this Fall, with reports pegging the release for a September date.

(via AppleInsider)

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  • imbenking

    Nice to get Find my Mac! It was always a feature I felt was missing. Good stuff!

  • Bogie635

    Would be nice if it offered the ability to take photos remotely as well.

  • lsl48
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  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

  • ZackOrbien

    I just paid $ 23.87 for an iPod 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Pana$onic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aS0P

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  • miTracker

    Find my iPhone only can be used on iPhone with ios 4.0 or above. But I do think our laptops need such protection as they contain trade secrets, confidential emails, future business plans, and other critically important data. Here I recommend such software for laptops, miTracker, it has more functions than Find my iPhone, check the URL for more information. 
    http://www.mitracker.com/produ… 

  • Caro Mantella

    i can not manage to find my iPhone from my mac, i have i cloud and the right software but it seems i am missing an app for my mac…does someone know how to do this????

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