Apple has a tendency to shift industries, and usually that's a good thing. However, in one particular case, it appears that one of the company's newest products are being associated with something that isn't so great: car thefts. Which is surely a little frustrating, considering Apple was getting plenty of flack for not being the first to market with a small device used to track devices.
iOS 15.2 lets you scan for sneaky AirTags that might be secretly tracking you
To help prevent unwarned AirTag tracking, iOS 15.2 lets you scan sneaky AirTags that might be planted on your person or in your car to secretly track you.
Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with fixes for iPhone Leather Wallet, Messages photo bug, more; watchOS 8.0.1 released
On October 1, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It was a minor update in the grand scheme of things, even if it did add some important fixes. And now Apple's back with another minor update for its popular mobile operating system.
AirPods Pro and AirPods Max finally support better Find My integration
Way back in June of this year, when Apple first introduced iOS 15, one of the features baked into the software was better support for Find My integration with both AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. However, by the time iOS 15 was ready to launch to the public (back in September), that feature did not make the cut. Now, a little over two weeks later, it's finally here.
Some iPhone 13 owners running into a problem getting Find My to work with new MagSafe wallet
Earlier this month, Apple began selling a brand new iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe. This accessory is a lot like the previous version of the leather wallet, except for one thing: Find My support. It's built right into the wallet, making it possible to track it with the Find My app and network.
What is Find My app’s “Notify When Left Behind” and how to use it?
With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you get time-sensitive left behind notifications if you leave your Apple devices, AirTags, and other Find My-supported accessories accidentally at unknown places. This is possible thanks to the separation alerts you receive after enabling Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app.
It is a helpful, new feature to ensure you do not walk away forgetting your expensive devices and items. Let us show you how to set up and use Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Plus, if you are annoyed by it at your house or known places, we also have the steps to turn it off for all or selected locations.
Find My network support for AirPods Pro and Max not launching alongside iOS 15 today
Support for the Find My network feature for the AirPods Pro earbuds and AirPods Max over-ear headphones is delayed and won't launch alongside iOS 15 today, Apple has confirmed.
Apple is now selling the new iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe and Find My support
As is pretty typical for an Apple event, the people on stage have a tendency to bury some new product announcements in the shadow of the larger announcements. For example, this time around it's the unveiling of a brand new leather wallet option for the iPhone lineup, at leas those that support the MagSafe feature.
Chipolo ONE Spot review: how it compares to Apple’s AirTag
I've been toying around with AirTags since they came out a few weeks ago, and I was impatient to try the only third-party alternative available at this time: the Chipolo ONE Spot. Chipolo is one of only three companies that have been approved by Apple at this time to be part of the Find My network. Out of the three, it's the only company that has built an item tracker similar to AirTag. So if you're in the market for an item tracker that works with the Find My app, your options are either the Apple AirTag or the Chipolo ONE Spot.
With that said, the folks at Chipolo sent me a ONE Spot for review ahead of their official launch later in June. This post will essentially be a Chipolo ONE Spot review and a direct comparison with AirTag.
Researcher exploits the Find My network to send messages
Apple's Find My network is a solid feature for folks within the company's ecosystem. It's a great way to track devices. And, apparently, it can also be used to send messages and other data.
Apple’s brand new AirTag has already been hacked
Apple announced its new AirTag tracking accessory at the Spring Loaded event just over two weeks ago, and the first deliveries only started reaching the hands of avid customers last weekend.
Despite how new the product is, it seems that it has already been hacked by brilliant minds in the security research space.
How to rename your AirTag and replace its default icon with an expressive emoji
Like with most other Apple products, you can pick a custom name for your AirTag to more easily figure out which one does what in the Find My app. In this step-by-step tutorial, you'll learn how to rename your AirTag by picking a custom name and emoji for your Apple tracker.