More 'Find My Mac' Confirmation in Mac OS X Lion

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Find My Mac is likely one of the new Mac OS X Lion features that Steve Jobs will reveal at next week's WWDC keynote. One reader has noted that Find My Mac is mentioned when reinstalling the latest version of Mac OS X Lion.

DP3 through software update failed for me so I decided to format the lion partition and install it again. This is the warning I got when I tried to install lion on a HFS+ journaled formatted partition:

There is speculation that the Find My Mac feature is dependent on the creation of the recovery volume in Mac OS X Lion.

"Find My Mac" is expected to offer similar functionality as the "Find My iPhone" feature that Apple offers on iPhones. While most Macs don't have GPS built in, the same geographical Wi-Fi data used in the iPod Touch can be used to provide location data.

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122 months ago
Interesting feature. But useless to me as I own an iMac.
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122 months ago
Excellent! Now I won't keep misplacing my Mac Pro!
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122 months ago
I feel obligated:
http://www.qdb.us/5273
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122 months ago

Most Macs don't have GPS? Which ones do?


Would not surprise me if future MacBook Air and Pro models include a GPS.
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122 months ago

I doubt it'll do anything against theft. Anyone who steals a laptop would probably replace the hard drive before attempting to use it or before at least going online somewhere.


If they're smart, but that's a big if. Most thieves wouldn't even be aware of this feature. Obviously a GPS would be ideal, though.
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122 months ago
If it does what I hope, I would love this!

Or, I could just clean my apartment so I don’t lose the thing in the first place....
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