Apple Introduces Find My Mac Feature
With the popularity of the Apple based devices increasing day by day, the risk concerning the security of the device is also rapidly increasing. One of the potential threats the users of Apple based devices faces is the situation in which their laptops get stolen or lost.
In the current scenario people use gadget for their confidential business as well as personal purpose uses and thus the there is also high risk of information to be stolen. Apple has decided to look into these problems that the users might have to face, once the gadget is lost. Apple keeping in mind the potential threats of theft introduced a free app that has the capability to locate the user’s stolen or lost device.
The application is considered as an extraordinary idea developed by Apple. According to the application, once the location of the lost gadget is identified, the users can easily wipe off the contents in the gadget remotely. That means, it is not necessary for the user to get direct access to the gadget; he or she can delete all the information in it even if the lost gadget is in different location. The app is applicable for iPhone, Ipad as well as iPod. But now the Apple computers have got a new sense of life with the introduction of Find My Mac by making use of its iCloud service. Find My Mac is considered to be very useful since reports suggest that the number of Laptops getting stolen is increasing at an alarming rate.
The functioning of iCloud in Find My Mac feature is designed in such a way that all the content that is present in the user’s Mac computer or laptop are basically stored in Apple data centers. Apple in fact provides security to the device by encrypting the data. This type of accessing enables Apple with the possibility of find-and-wipe functionality. Find My Mac feature helps Apple in locating your device when it is on and is directly connected to internet. It is also capable of displaying a message to the person who found your laptop. The feature can also erase the whole content as well as lock the device too making it completely inaccessible to the person who stole it.
To enable Find My Mac, users will have to go to System preferences. After that users will have to select iCloud. Check mark the box that denotes Find My Mac and in order to enable it, users will need the Lion which is considered to be the latest version of Mac operating system. But the fact is that users will have to provide Apple with the authority to access your Mac’s location as well as the power to jolt the Mac from sleep. In order to enable it users will have to navigate to system preferences, then Click iCloud and finally check mark the box that denotes “wake for network access”.
One of the important steps that users will have to take once their Apple based laptop goes missing includes log in to the www.icloud.com website and sign in with your corresponding Apple ID and password. If the users lost device is still on, users will be able to locate the location of the device on the Google map. Where as the Find Apps indicates the user the exact location of your iPhone as well as iPad. The circle that is present will have to be clicked with an ‘I’ in order to open a box. The box enables the users in displaying a message to the person who got the lost device or can even wipe the contents as well as lock the device.