Apple’s Mac OS X Lion to include ‘Find My Mac’ feature?

“Here’s a big one that might be coming this Summer with Lion: Find my Mac,” Mark Gurman reports for 9 to 5 Mac.

“Just as you can imagine this is probably a Mac implementation of the very popular iOS feature to locate, restore, and lock your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch,” Gurman reports. “The details are scarce at this point, but we have found references to a Find my Mac service deep down in the 10.7 file system. The actual system files don’t tell us much besides the name, but they do share this Lion build number: 11A372z.”

Read more in the full article here.

8 Comments

    1. @ thomas65807
      Try the “NAVV” navigation app, costs only £6.99 in uk. Set your “Home” position and the app will always direct you by the shortest route if you select that in your settings. Is that what you meant?

  1. We seem to be getting a lot of Mark Gurman stories right now … the tool has been posting ad infinitum, without much coverage from MDN.

    He then gets into an online squabble with Stephen Hackett of ForkBombr – http://forkbombr.net/ and all of a sudden he’s MDN’s best pal.

    What’s with that?!?

  2. If by “deep down in the 10.7 file system” the original author actually means “in the 10.7 readme”, then this story would be more accurate and less fanatical.

  3. I like the Lion support for a ‘recovery partition’ a lot. These remote locking/wiping features make me a bit nervous. OS X is secure by nature, but this capability cries out to be a target for the criminal hackers; I can lock/wipe your system unless you pay me…

  4. Well, the feature implies that new Macs (laptops AND desktops?) will have a GPS chip included to be able to track movement if stolen. This is definitely news from a hardware standpoint.

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