Tag: Location


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…


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…


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…