Google to Launch Android Find My Network After Apple Adds Third-Party Tracker Alerts to iPhone

Google today began letting Android customers know that it will soon launch a promised Android-based Find My Device network, reports 9to5Google. Google announced the upcoming ‌Find My‌ feature last year, but it has not yet debuted because Apple and Google were working to develop a cross-platform solution for unwanted tracking alerts. Code in iOS 17.5 … Read more

iOS 17.5 Might Expand ‘Found Moving With You’ Alerts to Third-Party Item Trackers

Apple and Google last year jointly announced a proposed industry specification to help combat the misuse of Bluetooth item trackers for unwanted tracking of individuals. As part of this initiative, Apple promised to expand AirTag-like “Found Moving With You” alerts to third-party item trackers in a future software update, which may be iOS 17.5. MacRumors … Read more

Fitbit watches in the EU will lose third-party apps and watch faces – here’s why

European Fitbit owners have been dealt a huge blow as Google will be removing all third-party apps and clock faces from all devices existing in the European Economic Area. This includes the entire EU as well as non-members like Iceland. The tech giant didn’t make any formal announcements through its usual channels. Instead, it opted … Read more

WhatsApp’s new security label will let you know if future third-party chats are safe

WhatsApp is currently testing a new in-app label letting you know whether or not a chat room has end-to-end encryption (E2EE). WABetaInfo discovered the caption in the latest Android beta. According to the publication, it’ll appear underneath the contact and group name but only if the conversation is encrypted by the company’s “Signal Protocol” (Not … Read more