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Find My Mac, Find My iPhone go live in iCloud.com beta

Feature can be turned on within the system preferences control panel

The Find My Mac and Find My iPhone features are now live on the iCloud.com developer beta, it has been reported.

Find My iPhone has been around since June 2009 and has a fairly self-explanatory name - it helps you locate and recover your iPhone should it get lost.

Find My Mac works on the same principle and both features are now available to developers accessing the iCloud.com beta, reports 9to5Mac.

The feature is turned on within the system preferences control panel and once it has been enabled, the iPhone or Mac in question will show up on iCloud.com. Find My Mac uses Wi-Fi data to locate the lost Mac and remote wiping and locking features are available, as in Find My iPhone.

You can also make your lost Mac make a sound so you can locate it should it have slipped down the back of the sofa or been buried in a pile of paperwork.


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