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The Apple application that help to locate your Mac.

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Why does a MacBook Pro keep dialing in its location through Find My Mac after a clean install?

Unfortunately my iPhone was stolen yesterday. I did have Find My iPhone enabled, but shortly after the theft my iPhone stopped updating its location. I believe the device was turned off, reset, or had ...
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Does Find My Mac stop working after the system has been wiped?

Possible Duplicate: If Macbook has been wiped, will “find my iPhone” still work? I lost my Macbook Pro recently. I had activated iCloud on the computer, so Find My Mac is operable. If the thief ...
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How does “Find my Mac” work, since there's no GPS in a Mac?

I have used "Find my Mac" to find our Macbook Pro. It was pretty accurate and was able to place the computer within 10 feet of its actual location. I started thinking about how it actually works, ...
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MacBook Pro locked with Find My Mac and won't let me boot

I was playing around with the Find My Mac iPhone app (just testing it out) and hit the "lock" option. My MacBook Pro is now locked and I have no place to enter the 4 digit PIN. When I start it, it ...
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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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Find my Mac: “Online, no location available”

I'm testing the "find my Mac" feature at icloud.com and one of my Macs can't be found. The site reports "Online, no location available". I've looked around a bit including at Apple's TS 4006, which ...
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Does Remote Wipe securely wipe the contents of the drive?

With all the ruckus surrounding the Mat Honan debacle, I'm curious: When you remotely wipe a Mac, is it a secure wipe or does it just lock down the machine with a code? From the Wired article: ...
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Lost my Macbook pro with retina display. How do I find out if Find My iDevice is enabled on it?

Someone just broke into my apartment today and stole my new MacBook Pro. When I go to icloud.com and click on Find my iPhone, on the Devices section, my MacBook is listed. When I click on it, it ...
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Can I reset firmware password via Find My Mac?

I would like to find out if I can set a new firmware password via Find My Mac? I already have my MacBook added but the firmware lock is active and I have no idea what it is, I've tried all ...
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MacBook Stolen and locked remotely through Find My Phone but unable to locate it [duplicate]

My MacBook got stolen and I put it in lost mode in Find My Phone, locked it and got email it successfully locked, but the app couldn't get its location. How is this possible? Is it that the thief ...
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Can 'Find My Mac' work while the computer is sleeping?

Is the 'Find My Mac' feature of iCloud supposed to work while the computer is sleeping? I use this feature to check on things every once in a while, as well as show the feature off to other people. ...
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Remotely brick a stolen iPhone or iPad

I asked a similar question on android.stackexchange.com and I'd like to see how the answer compares for iOS devices: If my iPhone is stolen, can I remotely brick the thing, so resale value drops to ...
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Can I turn off my Guest account and still use Find My Mac?

I understand that turning on Find My Mac also turns on a "Guest" account (in "login only" mode). For a variety of reasons, I would prefer not to have an enabled Guest account at all. Does Find My ...
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Can a MacBook Pro be tracked when disconnected from the Internet?

My MacBook was stolen. I just want to know if I can find it even if the thief shut it down permanently. On my MacBook I have an automatic session opened and the Airport is turned on by default. I ...
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Can my stolen 2016 Macbook pro be wiped out and lose the track of it?

My MacBook Pro got stolen, I have file vault enabled but not the Firmware password, too bad from Apple's part not to enable it by default with account's password or at least to raise awareness about ...
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How can I track/login to stolen MacBook Pro

My MBP got stolen in January 2017 and is not shown in Find My iPhone but I just found out that it shows up under signed-in devices in iTunes with the serial number and the first name of the new user (...