iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 06 May 2021 18:25:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.10 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff You Can Change the Look of Your AirTag’s Precision Finding Screen Using This Secret Debug Mode (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/you-can-change-the-look-of-your-airtags-precision-finding-screen-using-this-secret-debug-mode-heres-how/157977/ Thu, 06 May 2021 18:11:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157977 One of the unique features that sets Apple’s AirTag apart from other item trackers is the new Precision Finding mode that’s powered by the U1 chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. This allows you to not only get a general location for where your AirTag is located, but to actually zone in on […]
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How an Apple Watch Helped Deliver a Premature Baby Mid-Flight https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-an-apple-watch-helped-deliver-a-premature-baby-mid-flight/157923/ Thu, 06 May 2021 17:34:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157923 You’ve probably heard a hundred times how the Apple Watch can help you live a healthier life. In fact, there have been numerous reports stating how the Apple Watch helped save lives by detecting heart conditions early, and there was even a time when the Apple Watch helped save a kidnapped woman. And just when […]
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How to Reset an Apple AirTag So Someone Else Can Use It https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-reset-an-airtag-so-someone-else-can-use-it/157955/ Thu, 06 May 2021 16:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157955 Among the safety and privacy features baked into Apple’s AirTags is “Pairing Lock” — a feature to make sure that somebody who finds your missing AirTag can’t just pick it up and appropriate it for their own use. Similar to the iPhone’s Activation Lock that was introduced back in 2013 with iOS 7, once an AirTag […]
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Facebook Wants You to Meet All of Your Nosy Neighbors with This New Feature https://www.idropnews.com/apps/facebook-wants-you-to-meet-all-of-your-nosy-neighbors-with-this-new-feature/157917/ Thu, 06 May 2021 16:15:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157917 Facebook announced that a brand new feature is coming to the popular social network. Now users from Canada and some cities in the U.S., like San Diego, can create a separate profile, become part of their neighborhood, and join other nearby neighborhoods.  This feature will be similar to the popular social network Nextdoor, which also aims to […]
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Deezer Surprisingly Just Landed on the HomePod (Even Before Spotify and Amazon Music) https://www.idropnews.com/news/while-spotify-remains-mia-deezer-becomes-the-second-third-party-music-streaming-service-to-land-on-the-homepod/157940/ Thu, 06 May 2021 15:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157940 Despite Apple’s decision last year to finally open up the HomePod to third-party music services, for whatever reason it seems that many have been slow to accept Apple’s invitation to the party. While Apple promised Amazon Music and Pandora would be arriving first, only the latter one actually seemed ready to go, and now another […]
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ExpressVPN Review | This Top-Rated VPN Might Be the Best You Can Buy https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/expressvpn-review-this-top-rated-vpn-might-be-the-best-you-can-buy/115317/ Wed, 05 May 2021 18:50:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=115317 A virtual private network (VPN) is a necessity in today’s increasingly risky online environment. While there’s a lot of discussion about VPNs, there’s also a lot of confusion surrounding them. So what is a VPN, exactly? And which qualities make a VPN worthwhile? Continue reading to find out. What’s a VPN and Why Does It […]
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New Study Shows ‘Night Shift’ Doesn’t Actually Help You Sleep Better https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-study-shows-night-shift-doesnt-actually-help-you-sleep-better/157912/ Wed, 05 May 2021 16:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157912 If you’ve been paying even the slightest attention to the news around technology and health, you’ve probably heard that blue light can have a negative impact on your sleep. In fact, it’s reached the point where it’s become common knowledge, thanks to studies from Harvard Medical, the University of Toronto, and others, dating back almost […]
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FAQ: What’s the U1 Chip in the Apple Watch Good for Right Now? https://www.idropnews.com/news/whats-the-u1-chip-in-the-apple-watch-good-for-right-now/157903/ Wed, 05 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157903 With last month’s highly anticipated AirTag release, Apple finally levelled up the U1 chip in its iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models, but there’s one device that still seems to have been left out of the party: the Apple Watch Series 6. It was something Apple didn’t talk about at all when it unveiled the […]
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Apple Working on a New ‘Gaze Detection’ Feature to Protect Your iPad from Curious Onlookers https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-working-on-a-new-gaze-detection-feature-to-protect-your-ipad-from-curious-onlookers/157890/ Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157890 As amazing and revolutionary as the iPad is, the ability to easily use it anywhere actually presents a slightly unique privacy problem, since its large screen makes it easy for others to spy on whatever you’re reading or working on. Of course, many iPad users many not care, since reading news and casual browsing isn’t […]
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Critical Patch: You’ll Want to Update Your iPhone to iOS 14.5.1 Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/news/critical-patch-youll-want-to-update-your-iphone-to-ios-14-5-1-right-now/157799/ Tue, 04 May 2021 21:26:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157799 Apple today released yet another iOS 14 update that follows the more significant update (iOS 14.5) that was released last week. While last week’s update added a slew of new features, this week’s release contains two important security fixes. These fixes are critical, so you should not bypass this download. According to Apple, iOS 14.5.1 […]
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The FCC Will Soon Give Out $50 Internet Bill Discounts (See If You Qualify Now) https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/the-fcc-will-soon-give-out-50-internet-bill-discounts-see-if-you-qualify-now/157805/ Tue, 04 May 2021 20:30:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157805 While most of the talk has been around stimulus checks and rent protections, the U.S. government has also been working on other various forms of support as the country continues to struggle with COVID-19-related problems. That’s why the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is starting a new program in May 2021 that will allow Americans to […]
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FAQ: Can I Use an AirTag on My Checked Luggage? https://www.idropnews.com/news/can-i-use-an-airtag-on-my-checked-luggage/157811/ Tue, 04 May 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157811 With hopes that we’ll soon be able to resume the kind of regular air travel that we enjoyed before the onset of the global pandemic, one question that’s lingering on the minds of some is how well Apple’s new AirTags might work for checked in-flight baggage. After all, we know that AirTags are great for […]
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This Mom Had to Fight for a Refund After Her Young Son Racked up $1.1K in App Store Purchases (Here’s How to Avoid This with Your Kids) https://www.idropnews.com/news/mom-had-to-fight-with-apple-for-a-refund-after-her-young-son-racked-up-11k-in-app-store-purchases-heres-how-to-avoid-this-with-your-kids/157794/ Tue, 04 May 2021 16:32:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157794 In another cautionary tale, a nine-year-old boy managed to charge up a large sum to his mom’s iTunes account after making multiple in-app purchases, leaving his mom struggling to get her money back from Apple. As reported by Canada’s Global News, Maria Vasquez of Langley, BC, was stunned to discover that she had multiple alerts […]
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Hands-On: 9 Questions and Answers About Apple’s AirTags https://www.idropnews.com/news/hands-on-9-questions-and-answers-about-apples-airtags/157778/ Tue, 04 May 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157778 Now that Apple’s AirTags are finally here and out in the wild, you may still be wondering exactly how they work in practical, everyday use. We know we certainly were.  So, we grabbed our assortment of AirTags used by us, our friends, and our family members, and put them through the paces to figure out […]
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FAQ: Can You Use Apple’s AirTags with Older iPhones? Well, Yes.. and No https://www.idropnews.com/news/faq-can-you-use-apples-airtags-with-older-iphones-well-yes-and-no/157751/ Mon, 03 May 2021 23:28:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157751 Apple’s long-rumored AirTag location trackers are finally a reality. Though they are marketed towards all iPhone owners, not everybody’s experience will be the same. Unfortunately, older iPhone owners won’t be able to access all the gee-whiz features of the location tracker. Below is a discussion of what you can do and what you cannot do […]
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15+ New iOS 15 Features and Changes We Want to See This Year https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/15-new-ios-15-features-and-changes-we-want-to-see-this-year/157669/ Mon, 03 May 2021 21:55:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157669 Next month on June 7, Apple will kick off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to prepare developers for upcoming software and product updates. This is also the time when Apple generally announces the next versions of iOS and iPadOS. Last year’s updates introduced a revamped Home screen with all new widgets and an App Library. […]
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Facebook and Instagram Hope to Keep Apps ‘Free of Charge’ After iOS 14.5 https://www.idropnews.com/news/facebook-and-instagram-hope-to-keep-apps-free-of-charge-after-ios-14-5/157693/ Mon, 03 May 2021 19:44:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157693 Facebook has announced that it’ll start showing an “educational screen” on its Instagram and Facebook apps for devices that run iOS 14.5 in order to keep both apps free of charge. Recently, Apple released the iOS 14.5 update for the iPhone. This update brought many new features, including a way to unlock your iPhone with […]
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Delta and Apple Will Equip 19,000+ Flight Attendants with a New iPhone 12 https://www.idropnews.com/news/delta-and-apple-will-equip-19000-flight-attendants-with-a-new-iphone-12/157690/ Mon, 03 May 2021 19:03:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157690 Recently, AT&T announced that, in a partnership with Apple and Delta Airlines, the company will give over 19,000 flight attendants an iPhone 12 in an attempt to enhance the travel experience for all passengers. Delta Airlines will start implementing the iPhone’s augmented reality (AR) feature to create more immersive AR training to perform critical tasks, […]
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The Apple Watch May Soon Offer This ‘Holy Grail’ of Health Monitoring https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-apple-watch-may-soon-offer-this-holy-grail-of-health-monitoring/157680/ Mon, 03 May 2021 16:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157680 There’s little doubt that the Apple Watch has already made people’s lives a lot better in many ways — from improving health and fitness in general to actually saving lives with its advanced health sensors. However, there’s at least one specific new health sensing capability that Apple has been hard at work on that could improve […]
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Apple Plans to Sell 20 Million Foldable iPhones in 2023 (Will It Replace the Original Design?) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-plans-to-sell-20-million-foldable-iphones-in-2023/157671/ Mon, 03 May 2021 15:21:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157671 Rumours of a foldable iPhone have been heating up in recent months, spurred on by reports that Apple has been actively testing folding display technology since late last year, followed by reliable supply chain analyst reports that suggest Apple is readying all the pieces to produce its first model of the new design. While there […]
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How Apple’s AirTag Compares to the Tile Mate and Samsung Smart Tag (on the Inside) https://www.idropnews.com/news/airtag-teardown-shows/157662/ Mon, 03 May 2021 14:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157662 Not surprisingly, curious folks are already starting to pull apart Apple’s new AirTags to see what makes them tick, with some surprising discoveries about much technology Apple has been able to pack into such a small space. Well-known teardown site iFixit has gone beyond just looking at the innards of AirTag by itself, offering a […]
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Don’t Get Stuck without Power! 12 Best Power Banks for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and More https://www.idropnews.com/news/dont-get-stuck-without-power-12-best-power-banks-for-iphones-ipads-macbooks-and-more/156552/ Sat, 01 May 2021 19:00:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=156552 The biggest problem facing portable electronic devices when you’re out and about is battery life. It doesn’t matter how big and powerful your iPhone or MacBook is; it’s going to need a quick charge every now and then. Apple’s done a fantastic job improving the battery life on its new devices, especially the new MacBooks […]
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Fitness Bands vs. Smartwatches (What’s the Difference and Which Is Best for You?) https://www.idropnews.com/news/fitness-bands-vs-smartwatches-whats-the-difference-and-which-is-best-for-you/157407/ Sat, 01 May 2021 17:00:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157407 Smartwatches and fitness bands have been around for a long time now, and they both have evolved to have many similar features. Because of this, you might be wondering which type is the best option for you. The truth is, it can be hard to make the right choice. Although you can get both fitness […]
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Planning to Buy AirTags? 5 Reasons You Should (and 3 You Shouldn’t) https://www.idropnews.com/news/planning-to-buy-airtags-5-reasons-you-should-and-3-you-shouldnt/157043/ Sat, 01 May 2021 15:00:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=157043 It’s been a long time coming, but Apple finally announced its AirTags. Or AirTag, as the company is officially calling them. The AirTag is finally here after months of rumors, speculations, and even Apple revealing its name by mistake. In a nutshell, the AirTag is the first tracking device officially made by Apple. If you […]
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