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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. Given that VanMoof is based in the Netherlands, Dutch website iCulture's editor-in-chief Gonny van der Zwaag was able to get some early hands-on time with th...
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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 alongside Apple devices. This guide covers everything that you need to know about the accessory program, from how it works to which devices offer Fin...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Belkin, Find My, Mega Guides, Find My Network Accessory Program


Chipolo Announces New 'ONE Spot' Item Tracker With Find My Integration

Following Apple's official launch of the Find My network accessory program, Chipolo has announced the launch of the new ONE Spot item tracker that is one of the first devices that will be trackable using the ‌Find My‌ app. The ONE Spot is designed to work exclusively with the ‌Find My‌ app, and it gives us a closer look at how third-party ‌Find My‌ accessories will work and perhaps hints at what we could see from Apple's own AirTags item trackers that are rumored to be in the works. Chipolo'...
Tags: Apple, Chipolo, Find My, Airtags, Chipolo Apple


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 e-bikes. While it was initially suspected that Find My's third-party accessory support might require the latest software, this is not the case after all. The updated Find My app with a ...
Tags: Apple, Belkin, Find My, Ios 14


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 to be tracked using ‌Find My‌ right alongside Apple devices. Once connected to the ‌Find My‌ app, a VanMoof S3 or X3 bike will be listed in the "Items" tab on the ‌Find My...
Tags: Apple, Qi, Belkin, Vanmoof, Chipolo, Find My, VanMoof Starting


E-bikes and earbuds among the first third-party hardware to support Apple’s Find My tracking

Yesterday we noted that Apple launched a new Find My Certification Asst. app, designed to test support for third-party hardware. Find My, of course, has been a long-standing feature for Apple’s own hardware like iPhones, AirPods and Macs, but back at WWDC, the company announced plans to open it up to manufactures. Today the company made official its Find My Network Accessory program, and unveiled a handful of hardware that will take advantage of the new Made for iPhone (MFi)-affiliated offering....
Tags: Apple, Apps, Hardware, Tech, Belkin, Vanmoof, Find My, Ultra Wideband, Find My Network Accessory


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 (MFi) licensees who need to test their accessories with the ‌Find My‌ network. From the App Store description: For use by MFi Licensees only. Use the ‌Find My‌ Certificati...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Belkin, Find My, Soundform Freedom True Wireless Earbuds, Network Accessory Program


Apple launches an app for testing devices that work with ‘Find My’

Apple has launched a new app, Find My Certification Asst., designed for use by MFi (Made for iPhone) Licensees, who need to test their accessories’ interoperability with Apple’s Find My network. The network helps users find lost Apple devices — like iPhones, AirPods and Mac computers, among other things — but is poised to add support for finding other compatible accessories manufactured by third parties. The launch of the testing app signals that Apple may be ready to announce the launch of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Apps, Europe, Hardware, Tech, iOS App Store, Tile, Apple Inc, Developer Tools, MFI, Congressional, Network Technology, UWB, Find My


How to Tell If You're Being Tracked by Apple's AirTags

AirTags aren’t a thing yet—at least, not when we wrote this—but the oft-rumored tracking devices, about the size of a coin, should debut soon. And when they do, Apple is already building security features into iOS 14.5 to prevent people from secretly tracking you by attaching a tiny tracker to your stuff (or dropping…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Technology, Bluetooth, Headphones, Telecommunications, Computing, Lifehacks, Apple Inc, iPhone accessories, AirPods, Find My, Airtags, Technology Internet


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 an "AirTag" based on a Bluetooth-capable device. Called OpenHaystack, the app and the source code are available on GitHub for those who are interested in taking...
Tags: Apple, Germany, Belkin, Technical University of Darmstadt, Find My, Airtags


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 what to do if your child forgot their passcode, or if they bought something from Apple's stores or services by accident. Further down the page is a set-up sub-se...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Support, Find My, Family Setup, Apple Launches Apple


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

Beginning with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to keep track of select non-Apple-branded products like Beats headphones and upcoming Belkin wireless earbuds using Apple's built-in Find My app. In preparation for the launch of this feature, Apple has made a new "Items" tab visible by default in the Find My app in the third beta of iOS 14.5 seeded to developers today. Previously, this tab was only accessible by toggling a developer setting or by entering the URL scheme "findmy://it...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Beta, Belkin, Find My, Airtags, Ios 14, Ultra Wideband


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 to Apple's purchase of Beats in 2014, products such as the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ have enjoyed deep integration with iOS and macOS. However, they have lacked support for the ‌F...
Tags: Apple, Mac Apple, Powerbeats Pro, Find My, Ios 14


iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro [Updated]

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 to Apple's purchase of Beats in 2014, products such as the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ have enjoyed deep integration with iOS and macOS. However, they have lacked support for the ‌F...
Tags: Apple, Mac Apple, Powerbeats Pro, Find My, Ios 14


Safari Allows Users to Enable Hidden 'Items' Tab in 'Find My' App Ahead of AirTags Launch

As seen in screenshots obtained by MacRumors in 2019, Apple's long-rumored AirTags items trackers are expected to be managed through the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Now, any user can get an early look at this tab. MacRumors reader David Chu today alerted us that the hidden "Items" tab in the Find My app can be enabled on an iPhone or iPad by typing in the link findmy://items in Safari on devices running iOS 14.3 or iPadOS 14.3 or later. After entering the URL, a prompt appears that...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Belkin, David Chu, Find My, Airtags, Ultra Wideband, AirTags Launch


Apple Shares Manual on How to Lock Down Devices When Personal Safety is at Risk

Apple recently shared a manual [PDF] that outlines the steps that one should take to protect their devices and their data when personal safety is at risk. This is designed for people who need to protect themselves from being tracked by a former loved one, a stalker, or another malicious person. There are a lot of location sharing and data sharing tools that are available in iOS, and those who aren't as familiar with how those services work will find detailed instructions on protecting their l...
Tags: Apple, Apple Id, Find My, Sommer Panage


How to wipe an iPhone that you're looking to sell or give away, or wipe a lost iPhone remotely

You can wipe an iPhone using the Settings app or Apple's Find My service. Sitthiphong Thadakun/EyeEm/Getty Images You should wipe an iPhone of all of its data and return it to factory conditions if you are giving away, selling, or recycling an old iPhone. Even if you no longer have your phone, you might be able to completely erase it using the Find My feature. Here are two ways to erase your iPhone to protect your personal and private information. Visit Business Insider's Tech Referenc...
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How to track your Apple AirPods when you've lost them

You may be able to track down the location of your lost AirPods using the Find My feature for Apple devices. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images You can track your AirPods using the Find My app or iCloud's website, which can pinpoint the last location where they were online.  Make sure you've turned on Find My for all your devices as soon as possible to have an up-to-date location on all your Apple products.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Find My app (a combin...
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How to track your iPhone's location when it's missing or stolen, or track the location of someone else's iPhone

Apple's Find My software lets you track the location of your iPhone, or find your friends' locations. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images You can track an iPhone's location as long as its Location Services feature is enabled.  If you lose your iPhone, you can log into iCloud's Find My iPhone webpage and see its location if you have Location Services turned on.  If a friend or family member shares their location with you through the Messages app, you can track their location using t...
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Code in iOS 14.3 Adds Support for Third-Party Bluetooth Trackers With Find My Integration

Code in iOS 14.3 suggests that Apple is rolling out the groundwork to add support for third-party item trackers to the Find My app, as well as additional support for AirTags. Apple alongside iOS 14 launched a Find My Network Accessory Program that's designed to allow third-party products and accessories to integrate with the ‌Find My‌ app. With these feature, users can track third-party lost items directly on their Apple devices using the ‌Find My‌ app. It is, in fact, similar to the ‌AirTag...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Hawkeye, MacRumors, Find My, Ios 14, AirTags Apple, Steve Moser


Apple's next new product could be an accessory called 'AirTags' that helps you find lost items like keys and wallets with your iPhone — here's everything we know so far

Apple Apple is reportedly planning to release a new accessory that would communicate with your iPhone to help you find lost belongings.The product, reportedly called AirTags, would be similar to the trackers and stickers sold by Tile.AirTags would integrate with the iPhone's Find My app, allowing you to keep tabs on misplaced products so long as they're marked with one of Apple's tags.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Apple already offers software features for helping devi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Tech, Features, Macbook, Tile, Apple Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Tech Insider, Lisa Eadicicco, Find My iPhone, Stephen Lam, Patently Apple, TF International Securities, Nikkei Asian Review Apple


How to turn off the 'Find My' feature on your iPhone, and what will happen when you do

It's easy to turn off Find My on your iPhone. Hollis Johnson You can turn off the Find My feature on your iPhone from the phone's Settings, or via the iCloud website. When you turn off Find My on your iPhone, you'll lose the ability to locate your phone on a map if you need to find it. You might need to turn off Find My before sending your phone in to be repaired, or selling it. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Almost our entire lives are contained with...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Iphone Apps, Trends, Icloud, Apple Id, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Find My iPhone, Find My, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Apple may soon release a new product called 'AirTags' that would help you find lost items with your iPhone — here's everything we know so far

Apple Apple is reportedly planning to release a new accessory that would communicate with your iPhone to help you find lost belongings.The product, reportedly called AirTags, would be similar to the trackers and stickers sold by Tile.AirTags would integrate with the iPhone's Find My app, allowing you to keep tabs on misplaced products so long as they're marked with one of Apple's tags.Apple has yet to confirm the existence of such a product, but one analyst suggests it could debut in the f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Mark Gurman, Tile, Apple Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Tech Insider, Lisa Eadicicco, Find My iPhone, Stephen Lam, TF International Securities


Find My App Gaining Support for Third-Party Products

Apple today debuted iOS and iPadOS 14, and though not mentioned on stage, the company is quietly introducing a new Find My Network Accessory Program. The new accessory program will allow third-party products and accessories to work with the ‌Find My‌ app, letting users track items directly on their Apple devices using the ‌Find My‌ app.‌Find My‌ will add support for finding third-party products and accessories with the new ‌Find My‌ network accessory program. This will allow customers to use ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Find My, Ios 14, Find My Network Accessory Program


Built-in Tile is one of my favorite laptop features to ever exist

Tile and Intel are working on tracking features in laptops. It's quickly becoming a must-have feature.
Tags: Trends, Hp, Intel, Macbook, Computing, Tile, Find My, Elite Dragonfly


How Do I Access a Lost iPad That's Locked With Apple's 'Find My'?

Apple’s “Find My” feature can be a powerful tool for recovering lost or stolen devices. It can also be a pain in the ass if you’ve purchased or otherwise legally acquired a used device that’s still tied to another person’s account. In this week’s Tech 911 column, we’re tackling the latter.Read more...
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How to Access a Lost iPad That's Locked With Apple's 'Find My'

Apple’s “Find My” feature can be a powerful tool for recovering lost or stolen devices. It can also be a pain in the ass if you’ve purchased or otherwise legally acquired a used device that’s still tied to another person’s account. In this week’s Tech 911 column, we’re tackling the latter.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Lost, Device, Missing, Lifehacks, Recover, Find My