Tile RFID Tracker
Tile has added two new trackers to their family of products, using Bluetooth to help you find your things should you lose them. Aiming to help you find your lost things fast, especially your wallet or your luggage, Tile Slim is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker.
Easy to stick, slide, or tuck into tight spaces like wallets, purses, or laptops, the Slim is incredibly thin, but comes with a loud and customizable ring. You can easily ring your Slim from your phone whenever it goes missing, or to see the last known place you had it on a map. If you lost your phone, instead of your other things, you can also conveniently ring your phone, even if it’s on silent. The Bluetooth tracker is available in the Slim option as well as the Tile Mate option. The options are available to purchase on their own, or as a combination at a discounted price. The Bluetooth trackers will run for a full year with zero upkeep.
To learn more about the Bluetooth tiles that will help you find your daily essentials, and other products in the Tile family, visit here.
Another viral Facebook hoax is duping users into thinking they can somehow disable one of the social network’s algorithms. The hoax claims to let users bypass a Facebook algorithm that supposedly limits the number of friends that can see their posts.
According to Lisa Vaas at Sophos the post claims that all you need to do is copy and paste the text into your own status. Vaas previously wrote about this hoax almost a year ago, pointing out that it is much more difficult to shut down over other viral social media hoaxes because users are posting individual statuses rather than just sharing one post. Facebook also confirmed around the same time last year that its algorithm doesn’t limit content from friends.
The continual hoax that so many people continue to fall for shows that a large portion of people are susceptible to basic online social engineering. This can also be seen in another form when employees of organizations fall for phishing scams, leaving themselves or possibly their company in danger of cyber attacks. Real attackers are likely to use more sophisticated methods than those used by Facebook hoaxers. To learn more about this hoax and how to help your friends from falling for it, visit here.
Tip of the Month
Trying to sleep but your phone keeps buzzing? Or maybe you’re trying to focus at work, but incoming messages continue to interrupt you? If you’re ever part of a group text, or any text in general that is bothersome in any way, this tip is for you. On an iPhone, in your messages, you can swipe left on any text message which will give you two options: hide alerts, or delete. If you choose to hide alerts your texts will still come in, but will not make any sound or buzz to alert you. You can carry on with whatever you are doing, and check your messages when it is more convenient for you.