Find My Mac Now Released to Developers
Find My Mac is an application that is similar to the Find My iPhone earlier released by Apple. There have been many details that have been leaked on this application and experts have been waiting for it to be released. If reports have to be believed, there is word that the application has been released to developers through iCloud.com.
After the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, the application was officially added to Lion in Developer Preview 4. This application, will follow the device and identify the location of the Mac. It will not have GPS functionality, instead it will rely on nearby Wi-Fi networks to identify and locate the computer.
Apart from locating the computer, once it is located, it allows users to do a host of things with the computer. The user can lock the screen of the computer from a remote location, he or she can choose to send messages to the computer, and can also block and remove everything on the drive.
Find My Mac was officially added to Lion in Developer Preview 4, released after WWDC in June, though evidence of the feature had leaked in prior releases. It has been released through iCloud.com. iCloud is the cloud environment for Apple, though in Beta, it is available to developers that have a beta iCloud account.
via – MacRumors