One of the nice features of iCloud which doesn’t get enough press is the “Find my iPhone” feature which allows you to locate your iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.
This feature especially shines when you are traveling and you suddenly realize in the cab that you don’t have your iPhone on you. A quick check using your friend’s smartphone allows you to see that your device is still safely in your hotel room.
The service isn’t perfect since your device has to be on and either connected to a cellular network or WiFi. In several instances even when my Mac was on it did not show up on the map which is leaving me to believe that I need to further configure the Mac for this feature to work correctly.
There are additionally several software products (i.e., Lo-Jack) that allow you to install a software program on the device and track it remotely but as a Mac user who already pays for the iCloud service, I find the “Find your iPhone” feature sufficient for my needs.