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Take Control of iCloud, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Find My Nouns

First there was Find My iPhone, a feature that enabled you to, you know, find your iPhone if it was lost or stolen. Even though Apple has since extended the capability to the iPod touch (“Find My iPod touch”), the iPad (“Find My iPad”) and to Macs (“Find My Mac”), “Find My iPhone” is still used generically to describe this feature. But I find that somewhat confusing, so to reduce ambiguity, in this book I use “Find My Device” when talking about the feature as it applies generically to Macs and iOS devices.

But you can find other people, too, with the Find My Friends app for iOS. That means, of course, other people carrying iOS devices—it’s really “Find My Friends’ iOS Devices.” So, for want of a better term that encompasses people ...

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