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Tag Archive for ‘Tile’

Apple Announces Find My Network ➝

Apple:

Apple today introduced the updated Find My app, allowing third-party products to use the private and secure finding capabilities of Apple’s Find My network, which comprises hundreds of millions of Apple devices. The Find My network accessory program opens up the vast and global Find My network to third-party device manufacturers to build products utilizing the service, so their customers can use the Find My app to locate and keep track of the important items in their lives. New products that work with the Find My app from Belkin, Chipolo, and VanMoof will be available beginning next week.

I expect I’ll be transitioning from Tile to Find My-compatible devices soon.

➝ Source: apple.com

MacRumors Shares Details on Software Related to Apple’s Upcoming Tile Competitor ➝

Joe Rossignol and Steve Moser, reporting for MacRumors:

Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets, and backpacks, according to an internal build of iOS 13 seen by MacRumors.

The internal build contains an image of the accessory that suggests it will be a small, circular tag with an Apple logo in the center, similar to many other Bluetooth trackers. The image could be a mockup or placeholder, however, so the final design of the tag may vary at least slightly.

I’m a big fan of Tile — I keep one in every bag I own. But I’m curious to see what Apple brings to the table in this category of products. Having a single app where I can locate all the things is pretty enticing. But there will need to be some innovative or unique hardware and software features in order for me to jump over to these instead of using my current Tile setup.

➝ Source: www.macrumors.com