Tag Archives: Tracking

iOS 9.3 makes it clear if your work iPhone is being tracked by employer

In an effort to ramp up security and privacy on all fronts, Apple has now made it obvious if your work-provided iOS device is being tracked by your employer, via Reddit. If your device is being provided by your employer, head over to the About page in the settings app, as you’ll see a new indicator noting that your device may be tracked and monitored. You…

Basis, smartwatch and fitness tracker manufacturer looking to be acquired by Apple, Google, or anyone that’s interested

The wearable technology market is already heating up and some companies are seemingly struggling to keep innovating and manufacturing in an already competitive market. One of those Basis. Its smartwatch/fitness tracker is touted as one of the best and most accurate trackers on the market, but its clunky design and bulky form factor make it less…

Umoove app for iOS shows off awesome face and eye tracking technology

Face and eye tracking has always been something of a novelty (do people really use eye tracking on Galaxy phones?), but Umoove is looking to make it a reality for games and apps on iOS. Umoove has released an application on iOS that demonstrates the technology, and has even provided an API so developers can implement this in their own apps. The Umoove…

Apple expands on eye-tracking patent with new filings

Samsung isn’t the only company that is interested in watching where your eyes are looking. Apple filed a patent back in 2008 for software features that would allow the front facing camera of a device to watch a user’s eyes, letting it dim the screen when a user looked away, essentially saving batter life. Back in 2008, the patent application named…

Report: Apple looking to block tracking lawsuit

  What seems like a long time ago, it was found that iPhones continually kept tabs on where users were through 3rd party applications, and it stored all that data. Obviously this was brought to the attention of Apple and it was quickly corrected in a software update. However, many feel that Apple was selling the information, and have decided to…

New Apple developer tool to increase user privacy?

Privacy is a big thing nowadays. A lot of companies are ramping up their security (Facebook?) and it looks like Apple isn’t going to stay out of it. Reports are coming out that they are planning to detail a new tracking tool for mobile developers that would protect privacy of iOS users better than current tools. The Wall Street Journal first revealed…

Calls for investigation into Apple user privacy

U.S senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called for investigations into apps running on iOS and Android that are “infringing” user privacy. The news come in the wake of a New York Times report claiming that apps running on the iPhone and Android could access user’s private photos, it is reported that some apps on iOS can upload whole address books with…