iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:21:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff This Highly-Rated Apple Pencil Alternative Is on Sale for Only $15 https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/this-highly-rated-apple-pencil-alternative-is-on-sale-for-only-15/103892/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:13:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103892 Believe it or not, the iPhone and iPad weren’t initially intended to be used with a stylus. Apple’s capacitive touch screens were designed to work seamlessly with finger inputs, not just pen tips like the antiquated Palm Pilot. Still, maneuvering, writing or drawing on a touchscreen can be challenging – and even Apple released a […]
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iOS 12.3 Will Have These New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-12-3-will-have-these-new-features/103833/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:48:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103833 Apple this week released iOS 12.3 beta 3 to both developers and public software testers. And while it was relatively light on changes, the new beta build helps to paint a clearer picture of what the final release of iOS 12.3 will look like. The iOS 12.3 beta cycle has been admittedly one-note — most […]
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What Does Your iPhone Say About You? https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-does-your-iphone-say-about-you/103714/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:33:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103714 Studies have revealed some interesting things about iPhone users, like that we tend to be more extroverted, for example (along with some other less savory qualities). But what else does your iPhone say specifically about you, as a person? What does it say about your personality, habits, and preferences? Remember, these are devices that we […]
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Why Tim Cook Claims Apple’s Battle with the FBI was a ‘Very Rigged Case’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-tim-cook-claims-apples-battle-with-the-fbi-was-a-very-rigged-case/103708/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:33:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103708 Apple CEO Tim Cook said he wishes that the company’s fight with the FBI in 2016 over an iPhone backdoor would have gone to court. Cook, speaking during a Time Magazine conference in New York on Tuesday, was specifically referring to the FBI’s case to force Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c that belonged to […]
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Apple Watch Lost at Sea for Six Months Returned to Owner in Working Condition https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-lost-at-sea-for-six-months-returned-to-owner-in-working-condition/103759/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:42:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103759 When Robert Bainter lost his Apple Watch in the ocean for six months, he probably didn’t expect to get it back — and in working order. And yet, that’s exactly what happened. Bainter, who regularly body surfs and boogie boards the waves at Huntington Beach, can usually be found with an Apple Watch on his […]
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5 Main Reasons Why Apple Won’t Die Anytime Soon https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/5-main-reasons-why-apple-wont-die-anytime-soon-2/103794/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:06:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103794 By the looks of it, it seems like the bell has tolled for Apple. At least, that’s the picture painted by many market watchers, media outlets, and tech industry insiders. But is Apple actually going to go the way of Nokia? To put it simply, no. Despite slow iPhone sales and investor panic after it […]
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Hide Your Real Phone Number (Here’s How to Text People Anonymously) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/hide-your-real-phone-number-heres-how-to-text-people-anonymously/103681/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:51:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103681 It’s almost impossible to stay completely anonymous on the internet nowadays. Don’t think so? Just do a quick search of your phone number and see what comes up. I was blown away how much information was available – including my old band, my old business and even my old address came up with just a […]
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A Federal Judge Authorized ATF Agents to Force a Suspect to Unlock His iPhone with Touch ID https://www.idropnews.com/news/a-federal-judge-authorized-atf-agents-to-force-a-suspect-to-unlock-his-iphone-with-touch-id/103692/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:46:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103692 It’s no surprise by now that technology often runs ahead of society’s ability to keep up with it, and Apple’s implementation of new security paradigms like Touch ID and Face ID have created a legal quagmire for privacy and law enforcement that appears to still be largely unresolved. Despite a decision earlier this year by […]
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Judge Rules Apple Must Answer for Failing to Disclose MacBook Keyboard Problems https://www.idropnews.com/news/judge-rules-apple-must-answer-for-failing-to-disclose-macbook-keyboard-problems/103689/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:50:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103689 Apple has been facing serious problems with its butterfly keyboards on its recent MacBook Pro models, and although the company has finally acknowledged and apologized for the issues, and this week offered to dramatically step-up repair efforts for those affected, it appears that Apple is still going to have to face the ire of its […]
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Apple’s Rumored to Launch New AirPods 3, AirPods Pro Models This Year https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-not-slowing-down-two-more-new-airpods-models-coming-this-year-including-airpods-pro/103687/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:13:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103687 After almost three years of silence on the wireless headphone front, Apple’s been on fire already this year, with the release of its highly-anticipated second-generation AirPods back in March, and the additional treat of similarly-equipped wireless PowerBeats Pro that are expected to land in stores next month. However, it seems like the company isn’t done […]
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Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Defective iPhone Sleep/Wake Buttons https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-defective-iphone-sleep-wake-buttons/103637/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:15:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103637 Apple is being hit with a new class-action lawsuit concerning multiple iPhones that are now several years old. The lawsuit, which was filed in a San Diego County Superior Court, alleges that Apple knowingly sold various iPhone models with defective sleep/wake buttons and failed to disclose the problem with those buttons. The class action, which […]
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How Painting with Apple Pencil May Soon ‘Feel’ More Realistic Than Ever https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/how-painting-with-apple-pencil-may-soon-feel-more-realistic-than-ever/103620/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:39:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103620 The Apple Pencil allows users to write, draw or illustrate on their iPads – and while it does so extremely well, it’s not without its limitations. Luckily, Apple seems to be developing various features and accessories that could make a future Apple Pencil even more versatile for artists and illustrators. A patent recently granted to […]
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Apple to Offer Priority, Next-Day Repairs for MacBooks with Faulty Butterfly Keyboards https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-offer-priority-next-day-repairs-for-macbooks-with-faulty-butterfly-keyboards/103587/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:16:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103587 Apple will begin prioritizing MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs at its brick-and-mortar locations, which could lead to much quicker service for impacted users. That’s according to an internal memo, titled “How to support Mac customers with keyboard-related repairs in store,” that was shared with Apple Store and Genius Bar employees last week. The memo […]
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Apple’s iPad Pro Might Finally Gain Mouse Support in iOS 13 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-ipad-pro-might-finally-gain-mouse-support-in-ios-13/103584/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:52:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103584 Apple may finally add mouse support to the iPad lineup in its upcoming iOS 13 software update, according to a new report. MacStories editor Federico Viticci, on the latest episode of the Connected podcast, said that USB mouse support could eventually be added to the iPad Pro as an accessibility feature. While he didn’t name […]
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AT&T Has No Plans to Stop Promoting Its Fake 5G Service https://www.idropnews.com/news/att-has-no-plans-to-stop-promoting-its-fake-5g-service/103557/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:40:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103557 While major carriers continuing rolling out actual 5G cellular service across the U.S., one carrier, AT&T, seems to be determined to confuse its customers by leading them to believe they’re already on some form of 5G network, even without an upgraded iPhone. Earlier this year, many AT&T iPhone users began to see a “5G E” […]
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4 More Animoji Coming to iOS 13: A Cow, Octopus, Emoji Face, and Maybe Even Mickey Mouse https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/4-more-animoji-coming-to-ios-13-a-cow-octopus-emoji-face-and-maybe-even-mickey-mouse/103554/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:04:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103554 With Apple expected to unveil the first developer preview of its next major iOS update — iOS 13 — in only a few more weeks, developers with an inside track have been giving us some new insights into what we can expect. In addition to a number of interesting technical improvements to features like Siri, NFC, […]
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Teen Suing Apple for $1 Billion Claiming Facial Recognition Led to False Arrest https://www.idropnews.com/news/teen-suing-apple-for-1-billion-claiming-facial-recognition-led-to-false-arrest/103550/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:17:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103550 An eighteen-year-old student in New York is suing Apple for a staggering $1 billion after being falsely connected to a series of Apple Store thefts that occurred across several U.S. states, pointing to Apple’s facial recognition system as the cause of the problem. According to Bloomberg and Law360, NYPD officers arrested Ousmane Bah at his […]
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Don’t Ignore the 5 Signs You Could Easily Be Hacked https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/dont-ignore-the-5-signs-you-could-easily-be-hacked/103201/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:46:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103201 Troves of private data are stored on our devices; and without taking the proper measures, much of that information could be stolen by hackers. Sometimes hackers are incredibly cunning, but other times it doesn’t take much effort at all to get into a victim’s smartphone or computer. Here are a few things that leave users […]
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Apple Employs a Full-Time, In-House Philosopher (But His Work Is Kept Secret) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-employs-a-full-time-in-house-philosopher-but-his-work-is-kept-secret/103459/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:31:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103459 Apple employs a full-time, in-house philosopher – that’s interesting on its own, but what’s even more intriguing is that his work at Apple is kept tightly under wraps. The philosopher, Joshua Cohen, was formerly a political philosophy professor at Stanford University; but Apple hired him in 2014 to work at Apple University, a secretive in-house […]
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New Report Details More Changes Coming to iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-report-details-more-changes-coming-to-ios-13-and-macos-10-15/103478/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:59:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103478 Apple’s 2019 slate of software updates are likely to introduce major changes for app developers — which could mean big benefits for users, too. The new information comes from developer and 9to5Mac contributor Guilherme Rambo, who spoke to sources familiar with the development of Apple’s upcoming software updates. Rambo has previously shared details of what’s […]
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New Apple iPhone XI Dummies May Confirm This Major Design Change https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-apple-iphone-xi-dummies-may-confirm-this-major-design-change/103425/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 19:53:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103425 Images of alleged iPhone XI dummy models have surfaced online. And they add to the mounting evidence that Apple is giving its iPhone cameras the triple-lens upgrade this year. The photos (seen below) first appeared on Weibo, but were also republished on Slashleaks. And they appear to depict case moldings, which are dummy smartphones created […]
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Samsung Galaxy Fold Indefinitely Delayed to Fix Foldgate Display Issues https://www.idropnews.com/news/samsung-galaxy-fold-indefinitely-delayed-to-fix-foldgate-display-issues/103406/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:56:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103406 Samsung on Monday officially announced that it’s delaying the Galaxy Fold due to critical display issues with some of the test models it sent out to reviewers. The announcement comes just a day before the $2,000 Galaxy Fold was scheduled to go on sale. Last week, the Galaxy Fold made headlines for “foldgate” after several […]
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JCPenney Returns to the Dark Ages as It Removes Apple Pay from Its Stores https://www.idropnews.com/news/jcpenney-returns-to-the-dark-ages-as-it-removes-apple-pay-from-its-stores/103389/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:47:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103389 In an oddly backward move, U.S. department store chain JCPenney has actually pulled support for Apple Pay from all of its retail stores and even its iOS app. The company acknowledged the move via Twitter after a customer complained online about his wife being surprised at her inability to use Apple Pay when she went […]
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Is Apple Also Working on Its Own Inexpensive 4K Display? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/is-apple-also-working-on-its-own-inexpensive-4k-display/103386/ Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:17:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=103386 Apple has mysteriously pulled its 4K LG UltraFine Display from its online Apple Store in the United States, following its removal from other stores around the world, a move that has left us wondering if Apple may in fact be working on making a more widespread return to the display business. According to MacRumors, the […]
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