Apple Beta Testing Find My Mac, Takes A Cue From iOS Again
It seems Apple is increasingly borrowing more and more from the success of its mobile devices. As it is, the new Mac OS X Lion signals the merger of the original Mac OS and iOS, now the wizards from Cupertino are in the process of borrowing another of the nifty features from iOS. Reportedly, Apple is beta testing the Find My iPod feature for Macs, ostensibly named Find My Mac.
To refresh your memory, Find My iPod is a feature of iOS devices that enables the owner of an iDevice to locate his or her lost iDevice, should it so happen. The unfortunate owners can locate their lost device through maps, lock the device, display a message, play a sound, or remotely wipe your data from any browser. All you need to do is register your device in order for the service to be able to perform its duties.
Surely all prospective and existing Mac owners will appreciate Apple getting a similar service for their notebooks, which they purchase through their hard earned money. The only requirements are a Lion OS and an iCloud subscription. The service will apparently use Wi-Fi networks to locate your Mac, after which you can locate it, lock it, send a message or wipe the machine of all data. Apple is currently beta testing his much sought service and has released the software into the wild for registered iOS developers.
Well, one surely has to appreciate this feature from Apple. It is also indeed commendable that the company is always looking to add the nifty and appreciated features from its immensely popular and successful iOS. While no word is out on the availability, it will probably come in Fall, as it uses iCloud, which comes out in Fall. So what do our readers think? Is this a feature you would want on your notebook?