[Update: ‘AirTag’ name, more] Everything we know about Apple’s Tile-like item tracking device

With iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple introduced an all-new “Find My” application that makes it easy to locate your devices and friends. Back in April, 9to5Mac exclusively reported that Apple is also developing a Tile-like personal item tracker that will also integrate with the Find My app. Read on as we round up everything […]

Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed: sleep quality, battery management, more

There’s been a lot of speculation about Apple Watch sleep tracking, especially after Apple acquired Beddit, manufacturer of the Beddit Sleep Monitor product and companion app. Today, 9to5Mac has learned from sources inside Apple that the company is working on sleep tracking for the Apple Watch, which won’t require any special hardware to work. The […]

Apple’s wireless Tile-like tracking technology exposed in iOS 13 build

More details relating to the rumored Tile-style ‘tag’ tracker accessory Apple is developing, with an allegedly leaked image from an internal build of iOS 13 suggesting the device will be circular, while its usage via the "Find My" app could include limiting notifications of misplacement to occasions where the user isn’t at home. AppleInsider – […]

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Instagram bans ad partner for secretly tracking user locations, saving Stories, more

An extensive new report from Business Insider today details how the marketing startup Hyp3r was able to use Instagram loopholes to garner an incredible amount of information about users. Hyp3r took advantage of “a combination of configuration errors and lax oversight by Instagram” to build “detailed profiles of people’s movements and interests.” more… The post […]

iOS 13 now shows a map of where apps have been tracking you when requesting permission

Apple continued its strong focus on privacy with the announcement of iOS 13 this week. The update includes several new privacy features, including a more detailed view of how apps have been using your location in the background. more… The post iOS 13 now shows a map of where apps have been tracking you when […]

Sleep tracking apps could keep people up at night, claims doctor

Along with the rise wearables and other smart home devices, sleep tracking products and apps have become a popular way for consumers to get a look at how they’re snoozing. However, a report today from The Guardian highlights a neurologist who says he’s seen people develop insomnia because of sleep trackers and details why he doesn’t […]

iOS 13 includes references to Apple’s Tag device for tracking personal items

As 9to5Mac has previously reported, Apple is developing a Tile-like device that can be used to track a user’s personal items using the new “Find My” app introduced at WWDC yesterday. The product is known only as “B389” by the people involved in its development. Now, the first beta of iOS 13 includes an asset package […]

Apple boosts health expertise with children’s asthma tracking startup acquisition

Apple has purchased a small California-based startup called Tueo Health, CNBC reports. The health-focused company further expands Apple’s medical-related portfolio. Here’s how the firm described their mission prior to joining Apple: more… The post Apple boosts health expertise with children’s asthma tracking startup acquisition appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Second-generation AirPods tipped to ship in early 2019 with health tracking features

The second generation of Apple’s AirPods will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to supply chain sources, with the wearable devices expected to include health tracking functionality that will make them more attractive in the overall wearables market. AppleInsider – Frontpage News