find my mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frunkis54, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

    frunkis54

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    i was just thinking. we have find my iphone/ipad. why can't mobile me find my phone be reversed and use a iphone to find mbp if it is lost or stolen?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. bamf macrumors 6502

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    Here boy. Come on back. I'll give you some RAM if you come back.
     
  5. frunkis54 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    wow. im just thinking here. i thought it was good idea for a new feature.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It may be at some point, but the notebooks are not there yet.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    No worries. Just some replies in jest.

    Your idea may very well be the norm in the future. As r.j.s says:

     
  8. MKelleher macrumors newbie

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    Just do what I did. Install a Stattenheim Remote.
     
  9. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Download Mackeeper.

    It has an Anti Theft feature.

    It logs the location of your Mac when it is connected to the internet and if your Mac is stolen you go onto the MacKeeper website and log in with your username/password and go to the anti theft section and click that you Mac was stolen.

    Then the next time the Mac is online MacKeeper will take a log of its location etc and someone from MacKeeper customer services will phone you and tell you the location of the Mac and how to work with the police to get your Mac back you will also get a Email with all the data from the log of your Mac.

    Another feature of the Anti Theft is it will wake your Mac every 5 minutes and turn on the webcam and take a snapshot from the webcam to see if it can catch a snapshot of the thief on camera.
     
  10. MKelleher macrumors newbie

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    Provided they don't simply erase and reinstall the system software, which is what anybody with a brain would do.
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Back up your stuff, and get insurance. Mine is $30 a year through State Farm, and covers everything: accidental damage, hardware failure, and theft. No need for AppleCare.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    State Farm isn't going to cover tech support or manufacturer's defect, like AppleCare will. Insurance and warranties are two different animals. One doesn't preclude the need or value of the other.
     
  13. OldYank macrumors newbie

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    What about the LoJack for Mac Programs?

    My wife has MobileMe on her iPhone and we also got it on my MacBook-Pro. I too, noticed the FindMe Application does not list the Mac.... Wouldn't one of the the 'LoJack for Mac Programs' suffice? I mean, a Notebook PC is a little large to misplace around the home or office, and the real issue for concern is theft. It will be loaded on my Mac asap.
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