VanMoof and Apple Spent Nine Months Working to Integrate E-Bikes Into Apple’s Find My Ecosystem

Last week, Apple announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include the new Chipolo item tracker, new Belkin earbuds, and two electric bikes from VanMoof. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Find My Network Accessory Program

When iOS 14 launched, Apple announced a new Find My network accessory program designed for third-party accessory makers, and in April 2021, Apple launched the initiative. With the Find My network accessory program, third-party accessory makers can add Find My integration to their devices, allowing products to be tracked in the Find My app right […]

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VanMoof E-Bikes Gain Find My Integration as Belkin Prepares to Launch Find My SOUNDFORM Earbuds

Apple has a trio of manufacturers lined up with new products that are able to integrate with the Find My app, including Chipolo’s item trackers, Belkin’s SOUNDFORM earbuds, and e-bikes from VanMoof. Starting today, new S3 and E3 electric bikes ordered from VanMoof will be compatible with the ‌Find My‌ app, and will be able […]

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Find My’s New Third-Party Accessory Support Works With iOS 14.3 and Later

Apple today announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include a new Chipolo item tracker, Belkin earbuds, and select VanMoof bikes. While it was initially […]

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Apple’s Third-Party Find My Accessory Program Gets Closer to Launch With New Test App

Apple is getting closer to launching the third-party program that will allow item trackers and other Bluetooth devices to be tracked using the Find My app, based on the launch of a new app. As noted by TechCrunch, Apple Sunday introduced the Find My Certification Asst. app, which was created exclusively for Made for iPhone […]

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Security Researchers Develop Framework for Tracking Bluetooth Devices Using Find My

Ahead of the debut of AirTags and support for locating third-party Bluetooth items through Find My in iOS 14.5, a team of security researchers from the Secure Mobile Networking Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany has reverse engineered the ‌Find My‌ protocol and developed an app that’s designed to let anyone create […]

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Apple Launches ‘Apple for Kids’ Support Portal for Parents and Guardians

Apple today added a new “Apple for Kids” portal to its support website, offering parents and guardians a one-stop hub for getting their children set up on Apple’s devices, services, and platforms, and managing their usage. The section includes quick links at the top for managing your family group and resolving common issues, such as […]

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iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Enables ‘Items’ Tab in Find My to Keep Track of Beats Headphones and Third-Party Accessories

HomeKit Essentials Worth Checking Out HomeKit was slow to take off after its 2014 launch, but now that it’s been around for seven years, there are hundreds of HomeKit products available, ranging from doorbells and speakers to TVs, lights, and cameras. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of our favorite HomeKit products […]

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iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro

Beginning with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Powerbeats Pro users will be able to locate, track, and find their headphones with the built-in Find My app. The ‌Find My‌ app, formerly named ‌Find My‌ iPhone, helps users locate and track devices linked to their iCloud accounts such as their ‌iPhone‌, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods. Thanks […]

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Apple’s Limits on Third-Party ‘Find My’ Integration Under Scrutiny

Apple last month introduced the new “Find My” Network Accessory Program, built to allow third-party products to work with Apple’s own ‌Find My‌ app. While Apple’s AirTags have yet to be formally announced, this program was seen as a way for Apple to level the playing field with competing Bluetooth location trackers, like Tile, and […]

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Find My App Brings Power to Third Party Accessories With iOS 14

There are a lot of reasons why you would want to dive head-first into the Apple ecosystem. From iMessage, to specific apps, and others, there’s also another feature that Apple has which works amazingly-well — Find My. Related Reading The Find My app and service has been around for years, initially making its debut way back […]

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Find My App Gaining Support for Third-Party Products

See How the Apple Watch Ejects Water in Slow Motion The Apple Watch, which can be worn while swimming and doing other water-based activities, has a neat feature that’s designed to use the speakers to eject water, protecting the internal components. The Slow Mo Guys, known for science and technology-related videos that take advantage of […]

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Melbourne Police Use Apple’s Find My App to Track Thieves During Fatal Car Chase

Apple’s Find My app was used by police to track two wanted men during a car chase in Melbourne, Australia last month, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.According to the report, the two men were being tracked from the air by helicopter after an iPad was stolen in an earlier home invasion. Driver Vaatoa Chang, 29, […]

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Amid ‘Apple Tag’ Rumors, Tile Announces New 3M Adhesive ‘Sticker’ and Updated ‘Slim’ Electronic Trackers

Amid rumors that Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, Tile today announced a new smart tracker called the Sticker, along with an updated Tile Slim. About the size of a quarter, the Tile Sticker is the company’s smallest tracker to date, and features waterproofing and […]

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Kuo: ‘Apple Tags’ to Feature Ultra-Wideband Technology, Likely Far More Precise Than Tile’s Trackers

Last week, MacRumors revealed new details about Apple’s upcoming Tile competitor, with internal iOS 13 code suggesting that Apple plans to release small, circular “tags” that can be attached to electronic devices, backpacks, keys, and other personal belongings to keep track of their locations. Apple Tags concept by MacRumorsNow, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has […]

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Exclusive: Apple’s Tile Competitor Will Include ‘Items’ Tab in iOS 13’s Find My App and Much More

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 […]

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