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Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

TORPC
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Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

[quote=http://guardianlv.com/2014/04/apple-ibeacon-tracking-now-works-even-when-shopping-app-turned-off/]iBeacon: the Apple Bluetooth system that can track an iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone through a marketer’s app. For example, stores, stadiums, malls, and museum apps use the iBeacon technology so that the store can track a customer’s movements and send them information. What most users are not aware of is that thanks to iBeacon technology and that latest iOS7 upgrade, the device can be tracked even when the app is not running.
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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

The point is, for ibeacon and passbook to be useful, this is how it needs to work.
And if you think ibeacon is the only way your iOS or Android device is capable of being tracked then the author of the article is very naive.
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TORPC
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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

I know it is only 1 of many ways to be tracked, therefore (I DO NOT need to THINK)
Not to be seemingly taking side(s) with the author
she might of been sticking to the point, & not going off an a tangent by dragging old news into the report
Just my observation......
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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

Leave your mobile at home before going shopping.

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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

Then @ what point & good is a mobile device, if left @ home
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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

Can you define your meaning of Needs
Look at the actual verb for the word needs
Here you go
What happens if it is a family emergency, or urgent support to keep client(s) ticking over, so one can pay the bills, et al
One can not afford to leave mobile at home
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Re: Apple iBeacon Tracking Now Works Even When Shopping App Turned Off

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