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Can I tell if a found Macbook Air is lost or stolen?

I work in a backpacker hostel where people from around the world leave behind an amazing amount of stuff, not all of which is junk. I've noticed that a Macbook Air model A1465 / 2631 has been sitting ...
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MacBook Air stolen - questions

My Macbook Air was stolen. I've reported it to police, who can't do anything about it in a multi-unit apartment building. It's been locked since shortly after the theft (I'm hoping because the thief ...
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Using an Old iPhone as a Car Antitheft GPS Tracker

Will an old, deactivated iphone without a cell or data plan still be trackable using the Find My iPhone app? I want to purchase an old, 'junker' iphone and stash it in my car to use as a tracking ...
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Can Apple provide the serial number for stolen Macbook Pro

My Macbook Pro has been stolen and I do not have the serial number on hand. The police have requested the serial number to assist in locating the laptop. This is an important criminal case and they ...
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Can Find My Mac be disabled on a stolen MacBook without a password?

My friend had his MacBook stolen from his house but he didn't have a password on his MacBook so if the thief logged out of his iCloud can it still be tracked since he already put a lock on it? If he ...
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How can I locate a stolen MacBook that didn't have Find My Mac turned on?

My MacBook was stolen. Unfortunately, I didn't have Find My Mac turned on. Is there any way to track it's whereabouts so I can recover it?
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Does the Airport Extreme log MAC addresses of devices that attempt to connect?

I recently had a burglar enter my home and take a number of items and I am chasing a long shot in catching him. I am hoping that the burglar had a smartphone that, when he entered the home, attempted ...
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How can I use FileVault encryption and still track my laptop if stolen

I've spent quite some time over the last few days trying to work out how I can combine the clear data security advantages of encrypting my machine with FileVault 2 under Lion, and the theft-recovery ...
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What's the 'unique device identifier' (UDID) of a non-iOS device like a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X?

I wanted to know if the Hardware Serial Number associated with a Macbook Pro is itself treated as a UDID, or is there something else that uniquely identifies the device? I'll provide a little bit ...
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How to find your stolen mac on a network using the MAC address/Serial number

The important stuff: My Mac got stolen in a public library (unsecure Wifi). All I have is the MAC address and the serial number. Can I use another laptop to get onto that network and list out the ...
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Is the any way to find my stolen Mac?

Two weeks ago, my 13" Macbook Pro was stolen. Is there any way to locate my laptop if and when the thief accesses the internet? Is there any application or a website similar to this that can give me ...
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Is it possible to find the serial number of stolen devices using a Mac that they've been connected to?

For a number of devices that were stolen, can I find their serial number on a Mac that I still have and which the devices have been connected to at some point? In other words, are there any ...