Find your Mac
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Find your Mac is a mac app which provides a service similar to the MobileMe "Find your iPhone" service. It allows you to track the location of your mac, and to retrieve it if you've lost it. All data is stored securely on our servers, encrypted using your password. That is why we don't offer a password change / retrieval service currently. The other data entered in the registration in the app, will be used to identify you if you ever lose access to your account. Then we can reset the password, resulting in the loss of all your stored data. Please make an inquiry at the support email
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • This is a minor update addressing the following issue(s):
  • Crash on exit "SIGABRT"
  • User feedback followed by adding contact info to the portal.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • For optimal results: an enabled Airport (or compatible) WiFi adapter



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GeoProf commented on 23 May 2011
This app and service interest me. However, there is no description here about how it works. This MacUpdate post provides barely any info other than the developer's assurances about the security of our Macs' location info. That's nice to know, but shouldn't such info come after the app description?

I don't want to have to download this app and read its documentation just to decide if I want to download this app and read its documentation, you know? Isn't that what reading this page is supposed to help us decide?
[Version 1.0.1]

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Formica replied on 23 May 2011
Touché!
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Mikaelf reviewed on 09 May 2011
A couple of questions/remarks.

I don't like the idea of being tracked and my whereabouts is stored on some 3rd party server.

If I have a tracking installed I have in the case of a theft. Announcing the tracking in the menubar seems utterly stupid. It need to totally concealed. That is at least not obvious from any information I can see here.

There are other, much better solutions. Both free and paid.
[Version 1.0.1]


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W100d001 reviewed on 09 May 2011
Well... it's a great idea... that doesn't seem to work on my new iMac... or at least I can't figure it out. Mac Apps should be self explanatory if little or no instruction is written for it. I downloaded and launched the app, registered with email address and password, sent several beacons from top menu, signed onto web page to see my location. Map is blank. If I didn't know better, I'd wonder if this isn't anything more than a Mac locater made available by clever thieves to rip me off. Think about it, once you register, the developer knows where you live and what you own. I might suggest to the developer that he make himself more transparent by offering contact info rather than a single login page. Would give appearance of credibility and validate the app.
[Version 1.0]

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W100d001 replied on 09 May 2011
Update... after 20 minutes a map marker appeared on the map... however it appeared 75 KMS away from my location. This app is nothing more than cute but I'll keep tabs for improvements.
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YvanSoftware (developer) replied on 09 May 2011
Hi,

This app uses nearby WiFi networks and IP addresses to determine your position, as provided by the Mac OS X APIs. Since no mac has a GPS reciever a.t.m., this heavily depends on the area where you live.

I will provide contact info as you told. Also, the 1.1 version will be more easy-to-use, since a first-run wizard is on the way, and documentation will be written.

Thank you for trying my software, and pointing me on my mistakes.
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YvanSoftware (developer) replied on 09 May 2011
Added more info on the login page. Please check it out again. Docs will be written tomorrow (it's almost 10:00 PM over here). There is also a bugfix in the 1.0.1 release.
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Sgginc commented on 09 May 2011
I guess this doesn’t work with a Mac Pro.
Beacon is sent but not showing on map.
Maybe just for laptops?
[Version 1.0]

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Yvan JANSSENS (YvanSoftware) replied on 09 May 2011
You probably don't have an AirPort card, or there aren't any known networks by Apple in your neighborhood.

I developed this on a OSX86 PC, and there I also couldn't get any pings (no airport-compatible PCI-card), but on my MacBook pro, it worked just fine.

Also, please note that you require at least 2 pings to show up on the map. That is a known issue on the server side, and will be fixed soon.
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Sgginc replied on 09 May 2011
Your correct.
Turned Airport on and it works perfectly.
Thanks ... Ken
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GeoProf replied on 09 May 2011
Sgginc, do you schlep your Mac Pro around with you throughout the work week? For your sake, I hope you're not a courier or pizza deliveryman.
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Sgginc replied on 10 May 2011
I’m a county water inspector and I used too carry it in my car for two years. Took a honking big inverter and locating the monitor wasn’t easy. Taking it in after work (two flights of stairs) became too difficult so I got a Macbook Pro. Should have switched a lot sooner!!!
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License:Free
Date:09 May 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Find your Mac is a mac app which provides a service similar to the MobileMe "Find your iPhone" service. It allows you to track the location of your mac, and to retrieve it if you've lost it. All data is stored securely on our servers, encrypted using your password. That is why we don't offer a password change / retrieval service currently. The other data entered in the registration in the app, will be used to identify you if you ever lose access to your account. Then we can reset the password, resulting in the loss of all your stored data. Please make an inquiry at the support email address if you want to delete your account, or contact us with suggestions. If you want to start the app at system startup, right click the Dock icon, click Options and check "Open at login". All management is done through the portal at fym.yvansoftware.be. A shorter url is available as bit.ly/yourmac .


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