iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:48:44 +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 The iPhone 11 Might Have a 20% Larger Battery https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-iphone-11-might-have-a-20-larger-battery/114934/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:45:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114934 This year’s iPhone lineup is rumored to see an upgrade in the battery department. And today, a new supply chain report suggests that it could be a major upgrade for at least two of the devices Battery Capacities DigiTimes on Wednesday shared a list of expectations for the upcoming Apple handsets. Among the new and […]
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‘High Level Exec’ Confirms 2019 iPhones Will Come with a New Charging Accessory https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/high-level-exec-confirms-2019-iphones-will-come-with-a-new-charging-accessory/114905/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:05:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114905 Apple may finally start packaging its flagship iPhones with USB-C power adapters starting this year, according to a rumor by ChargerLab. To be clear, this has nothing to do with the actual port on the 2019 iPhones. Apple is expected to stick with the Lightning port on its handsets, at least for this year. But […]
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Is Apple Going to Launch an ‘Apple Pencil mini’ for the iPhone 11? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/is-apple-going-to-launch-an-apple-pencil-mini-for-the-iphone-11/114901/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:43:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114901 There have been sporadic rumors that Apple will introduce Apple Pencil support in its upcoming 2019 iPhones. And this week, a case maker is taking those rumors a step further. While it’s far from concrete evidence that Apple Pencil support is coming in this year’s Apple handsets, case maker Olixar is imagining that Apple will […]
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Apple Just Published This Massive List of New iPhone, Apple Watch, and MacBook Model Numbers https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-published-this-massive-list-of-new-iphone-apple-watch-and-macbook-model-numbers/114893/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:07:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114893 A smattering of new Apple product registrations have just appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, providing some more insight into the new products that we might be seeing this fall. The filings, first spotted by AppleInsider, include entries for just about every mainstream product Apple makes, from iPhones and iPads — and even the […]
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This Gorgeous Porsche Comes with Apple Music Built-in https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-porsche-comes-with-apple-music-built-in/114889/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:28:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114889 Apple Music really isn’t just for Apple users anymore. As Apple shifts into promoting its services, it’s also pushing to make sure those services are embraced well beyond the walls of its own garden. While Apple Music has already been leading the pack, Apple clearly intends to make sure that it gets as big of […]
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Apple TV+ Will Allow Offline Viewing, But There May Be Some Limits https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-tv-will-allow-offline-viewing-but-may-limit-simultaneous-streams/114886/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:28:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114886 With Apple TV+ set to launch in the coming months, we’ve been hearing a few more details on possible pricing and the slate of shows that will be available at launch, and now it appears that some of the more technical details of the service are beginning to emerge as well, thanks to code found […]
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Facebook Sees Your Browsing History, But Will Soon Let You Delete It https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-sees-your-browsing-history-but-will-soon-let-you-delete-it/114863/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:44:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114863 Facebook’s new Clear History tool, which the company first announced about a year and a half ago, will allow users to sever the connection between their browser and app history — what the company calls “Off-Facebook Activity” — and their Facebook accounts. Off-Facebook Activity works like this. Say you look at a clothing site and […]
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Brilliant Apple Music Playlist Detects Rising Songs, Artists Using Data from Shazam https://www.idropnews.com/news/brilliant-apple-music-playlist-detects-rising-songs-artists-using-data-from-shazam/114846/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:47:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114846 Apple has launched a new “Shazam Discovery” playlist on Apple Music that uses data from the music discovery platform to highlight up-and-coming and breaking artists. But in addition to allowing users to discover interesting music, the new playlist also gives us an insight into how Apple is leveraging its acquisition of Shazam and the data […]
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Galaxy Buds Take 1st, AirPods Drop to 49th in Shocking Headphone Test https://www.idropnews.com/news/galaxy-buds-take-1st-airpods-drop-to-49th-in-shocking-headphone-test/114832/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114832 Apple’s AirPods are a standout success among consumers and critics, but there’s at least one critical publication that was apparently left unimpressed. Consumer Reports In its latest Stereo Headphones test (via Business Korea), Consumer Reports ranked AirPods in 49th place with just 56 points. That’s interesting since AirPods are currently the market leader — holding […]
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Ambitious Health Projects Are Causing Disputes, High-Turnover at Apple HQ https://www.idropnews.com/news/ambitious-health-projects-are-causing-disputes-high-turnover-at-apple-hq/114818/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:38:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114818 Some employees at Apple may have major plans when it comes to the health sphere, but not everyone on the company’s health team agrees with that direction. In fact, Apple’s health team has seen a handful of “high-profile departures” over the last couple of years due to internal disagreements about the direction of Apple’s health […]
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It’s Here! Apple Card Now Available to Everyone in the U.S. https://www.idropnews.com/news/its-here-apple-card-now-available-to-everyone-in-the-us/114804/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:52:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114804 After a gradual rollout to Apple corporate employees, followed by Apple retail employees, and then a smaller, invite-only preview for the general public, Apple’s shiny new titanium credit card is now available to everyone in the U.S. Apple formally announced the release this morning, noting that any Apple customer running iOS 12.4 or later can […]
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Apple TV+ to Launch in Nov. at $9.99 with $6 Billion Worth of Original Shows https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-tv-launching-in-november-apple-has-spent-6-billion-on-original-programming/114801/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:11:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114801 We’ve been hearing news for years about Apple’s original content and it’s video streaming service from a production point of view, but now it looks like its plans for the consumer-facing part of the service are finally coming into focus, with some new reports on when it will finally be ready for prime time, what […]
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Apple Arcade Will Cost $4.99/month for the Whole Family https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-arcade-will-cost-499month-for-the-whole-family/114798/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:16:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114798 Following a sneak peek inside the walls of Apple’s new Arcade, it looks like we now have a price for the service too. According to 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo, who also revealed the employee early access program over the weekend, Apple is planning to launch Apple Arcade at a price of $4.99/month — half of what the […]
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You’ll Soon Be Able to Play Xbox One Games on Your iPhone or iPad https://www.idropnews.com/news/youll-soon-be-able-to-play-xbox-one-games-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/114766/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:27:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114766 The feature will be part of Microsoft’s Project xCloud service, which will allow users to stream games to various devices like the iPhone and iPad.
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Study: Wireless Carriers Are Throttling Your Video Speeds ‘All of the Time’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/study-wireless-carriers-are-throttling-your-video-speeds-all-of-the-time/114738/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:12:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114738 All four major carriers in the U.S. throttle online video on their networks. But a new study reveals that they do it pervasively. That’s according to a study based on more than 650,000 tests run by researchers from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They discovered that U.S. carriers are slowing down video […]
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Powerbeats Pro Will Be Available in Three New Colors Starting This Week https://www.idropnews.com/news/powerbeats-pro-will-be-available-in-three-new-colors-starting-this-week/114725/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:36:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114725 You’ll finally be able to buy Apple’s Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones in other colors starting this coming Thursday. Powerbeats Pro were first announced back in April and originally went on sale in May. But, at the time, the only available color was the black version. Apple will start taking preorders for Powerbeats Pro in […]
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Apple Accidentally Unpatches iOS 12.4 Bug Allowing Hackers to Jailbreak It https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-accidentally-unpatches-ios-12-4-bug-allowing-hackers-to-jailbreak-it/114727/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:16:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114727 Apple has accidentally unpatched a vulnerability in iOS 12.4 that it previously fixed, which could make it a bit easier for hackers to target the operating system. In fact, the inadvertent unpatch has actually lead to the first publicly available jailbreak for up-to-date iPhones in years. But the bug also comes with it own set […]
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Update Your Apple Devices Now to Avoid the ‘KNOB’ Bluetooth Vulnerability https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/update-your-apple-devices-now-to-avoid-the-knob-bluetooth-vulnerability/114635/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:56:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114635 Bluetooth SIG, the governing body that oversees the communications technology, has acknowledged a serious new security vulnerability in a warning to users. The vulnerability, which was first discovered by researchers at the Center for IT Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA), could allow bad actors to funnel and even alter data sent between Bluetooth-connected devices. Researchers […]
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Disney+ Is Coming to the Apple TV (But Not to Amazon Fire) https://www.idropnews.com/news/disney-is-coming-to-the-apple-tv/114712/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:29:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114712 Disney is getting a slight head start on Apple with the announcement of its first global launches and pricing for its new and upcoming Disney+ streaming video subscription service, and it also appears that it will be ready to play nice with Apple’s hardware and software ecosystem right out of the gate. According to The […]
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Tim Cook Makes a ‘Good Case’ Against Apple Tariffs, Trump Says https://www.idropnews.com/news/tim-cook-makes-a-good-case-against-apple-tariffs-trump-says/114705/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:49:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114705 Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again met with U.S. President Trump, with the two having dinner on Friday evening at the President’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where they discussed a number of issues, with the recent spate of new U.S. tariffs undoubtedly at the top of list. Over the past few weeks, […]
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Here’s a Sneak Peek at What Apple Arcade Will Look Like https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-a-sneak-peek-at-what-apple-arcade-will-look-like/114700/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:40:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114700 Although we haven’t heard much about Apple Arcade lately, it looks like Apple is still on track to launch the service this fall as promised, and like it did with the Apple Card, is giving its own employees a sneak peek at the service prior to its wider launch, which is expected to coincide with […]
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The Next Apple Watch Will Be Coming in Titanium https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-next-apple-watch-will-be-coming-in-titanium/114694/ Mon, 19 Aug 2019 01:39:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114694 Although we’ve been hearing a lot of news about the new iPhone models expected to arrive next month, news about the next-generation Apple Watch has been considerably more sparse. Of course part of this may simply be due to the iPhone’s higher profile and more expansive supply chain, but it also doesn’t help that Apple […]
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New Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Lying About Using Third-Party Cloud Services https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-lawsuit-accuses-apple-of-lying-about-using-third-party-cloud-services/114691/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:35:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114691 A new class-action lawsuit is attacking Apple on a different front, alleging that Apple has misled customers by not disclosing that Apple actually uses third-party cloud providers to store iCloud data, rather than its own servers. According to ZDNet, a pair of Apple customers this week filed a class action complaint against Apple for failing […]
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8 Dangerous Apps to Check for on Your Child’s Phone https://www.idropnews.com/apps/8-dangerous-apps-to-check-for-on-your-childs-phone/114384/ Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:00:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=114384 Parents face a tech problem these days. Kids want mobile devices ASAP, but they also need to stay safe and avoid content and connections that are inappropriate for them. As kids mature into teens, their desire for independence grows even faster, and this can lead them to migrate toward more dangerous apps, often without realizing […]
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