August 3, 2011

Apple’s Find My Mac Service Goes Live (for developers)

Mark Gurman, writing for 9 to 5 Mac:

"Following Apple flicking the on switch for iCloud’s implementation of Find my iPhone, multiple readers have let us know that Find my Mac is live as well within iCloud. The feature, as we revealed in February, is simply Find my iPhone for the Mac; hence the name Find my Mac. The user can turn the feature on in the iCloud control panel within system preferences and then their Macs will show up on"

Combine Find My Mac with OS X's whole disk ecryption, and if your Mac is ever stolen you can make its hard drive unreadable, remotely. Your personal data is permanently safe.