Tag: Location

Mobile

iOS 11’s blue bar will shame apps that overzealously access your location

 Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 11, which ships to the public in September, will give users a better understanding over how apps are using their location data. One notable change, which will be immediately obvious, is a more prominent blue status bar that appears when an app is actively using your location while running…

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Twitter lets brands use location data in direct messages

Twitter has launched a new tool for brands to use when interacting with customers. Within direct messages, businesses can now ask for or share location data , which should help guide people to nearby retail stores. This feature is available through Twitter’s developer program to partners offering customer service tools for brands. Above: Twitter now lets…

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Pixie Technology uses fobs and augmented reality to locate your lost wallet

Augmented reality can help you find your lost wallet and more. Pixie Technology  has a way to find your lost wallet or misplaced keys. It uses a combination of tracking chips, which the company dubbed the “location of things,” as well as augmented reality technology. Los Altos, Calif.-based Pixie sells Bluetooth LE-connected fobs that create…