Apple Offers Find My iPad with MobileMe Service

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Apple revealed late on Thursday that its MobileMe service now includes Find My iPad, so iPad owners can locate their multimedia tablet if it’s lost or stolen, just like iPhone and iPod touch owners.

“If you misplace your iPad, MobileMe can help you find it. Log in to me.com to view a map that shows the approximate location of your iPad,” the Apple Web site states. “If it’s nearby, have it play a sound to help you find it, or display a message on the Home screen to help someone return it to you. The Find My iPad feature works best if your iPad includes both Wi-Fi and 3G, but it will also find your Wi-Fi-only iPad when it’s connected to a wireless network.”

MobileMe subscribers can also remotely lock their iPad with a password and remotely delete data if their tablet is lost or stolen.

Apple’s MobileMe service costs US$99 a year, and also includes iCal and Address Book syncing, Safari bookmark syncing online storage and data backup, remote file sharing, and email.

The iPad will be available on April 3rd and is priced starting at $499. It includes a 9.7-inch multi-touch display, support for most iPhone apps, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, and some models include 3G wireless data access.

Comments

tampaappleman

..that raises the question why there is no such thing as FIND MY MACBOOK.

Ian Schray

tampaappleman:

To track your MacBook, check out GadgetTrak: http://www.gadgettrak.com

SirDennis

To use the “find my” feature in iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, I believe one needs GPS. The MacBook doesn’t have GPS, thus no “find my MacBook.” On the other hand, as Ian as suggested, you can try GadgetTrak.

MyRightEye

The MacBook doesn?t have GPS

Nor does the WiFi only iPad!

Lee Dronick

The MacBook doesn?t have GPS, thus no ?find my MacBook.?

Not being hardware guy I need to ask what would it take to add GPS to a MacBook? If they can fit it in an iPhone, it should fit in a MacBook. How much would it add to the cost?

gnasher729

Not being hardware guy I need to ask what would it take to add GPS to a MacBook? If they can fit it in an iPhone, it should fit in a MacBook. How much would it add to the cost?

Nothing but the will to do it. With an iMac or MacPro it would make much less sense, because they are usually used indoors where you have no good GPS reception, but it would make perfect sense for a MacBook. Then just port “location services” from the iPhone.

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