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Details of Find my Mac on Mac OS X Lion in the new developer version

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As the developers and more curious users get their hands on the new developer version of OS X Lion, we are seeing details of features that until now have only been mentioned . The first example is the Find My Mac feature that appeared at the end of April, which allows us to find our computer if it is lost or stolen.

Details of Find my Mac on Mac OS X Lion in the new developer version
Details of Find my Mac on Mac OS X Lion in the new developer version

It was easy to see that the functions would be the same as with iOS’ Find my iPhone: we simply have to activate it in the system preferences and that’s it. If we don’t know where our computer is, we can block it remotely thanks to iCloud. If someone finds it, they can log in but they will only be allowed to use Safari to facilitate the process of returning the computer . Optionally we can also delete all personal data from the Mac if we think it might fall into the wrong hands.

In the image above you can see the interface of a locked MacBook Pro: identification screen and a four digit code to unlock it . As they say in the source it may be possible to bypass that lock if we have advanced knowledge of how to boot OS X Lion, or maybe we can insert the boot DVD of a system like Snow Leopard and try a zero installation. These are things that still need to be done, although I’m sure that many users of an Apple laptop will receive these new security measures with open arms.

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