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I am a reluctant dragon who has delayed Lion and not signed up for iCloud, yet the latter helped find my lost iPhone 4 on a hiking trail in Penna.

My son and I were in a restaurant in Breezewood when I discovered the iPhone was not in my pocket. We looked all through the restaurant and the car to no avail. Fortunately I had an MBA [with SL] along for some navigation help, so I logged on to my long-existing account and floundered around until I thought to click on the new iCloud icon.

There I viewed with distinct satisfaction a 'Find My iPhone' option. Whoopee! It displayed a location on the trail to an abandoned Penna Turnpike tunnel that we had just finished hiking. It was about 3/4 mile from the trailhead of a 2-mile trail.

We went to the general area and called the iPhone number many times from my son's Droid, but heard no answering ring. After about a 20-minute search my son found my iPhone lying on the trail's hard surface. It was in good shape and the sound unfortunately had been turned way down ore we'd have found it sooner.

Now how can I continue to disparage iCloud for all its confusion and faults others keep pointing out?

Bless you, Apple!

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