iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:54:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Best Apple Deals This Week | $50 OFF New M1 MacBooks, $49 OFF Apple Watch Series 6 (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/deals/best-apple-deals-this-week-november-2020-4/147966/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:54:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147966 Thanksgiving is this week, and the deals are ramping up ahead of Black Friday. New M1 Macs are on their way in, and older Macs are being discounted to clear shelves. Retailers also are slashing prices on popular gift-giving items like iPads and AirPods. Prices are changing rapidly, so if you don’t see a deal […]
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Completely Useless? Many HomePod mini Users Face Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems https://www.idropnews.com/news/many-homepod-mini-users-facing-wi-fi-connectivity-problems/147971/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:39:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147971 If you’ve been holding off on buying one of Apple’s newest HomePod mini smart speakers, you may have made a wise decision, as it seems that many early adopters are encountering some problems with their new speakers that are rendering them almost completely useless. While Apple’s new $99 HomePod mini promises to finally offer a […]
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Apple’s Security Chief Indicted for Bribing Sheriff with iPads to Obtain Gun Permits https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-security-chief-indicted-for-bribing-sheriff-with-ipads-to-obtain-gun-permits/147957/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:43:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147957 In one of the more unusual big tech scandals that have surfaced recently, it looks like a senior member of Apple’s management team has been accused of bribing a local sheriff with 200 iPads in an attempt to secure concealed carry permits for Apple employees. According to CNBC, a grand jury in Santa Clara, California […]
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Next Year Could Be the End of the Line for the iPhone 6s and First iPhone SE https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/next-year-could-be-the-end-of-the-line-for-the-iphone-6s-and-original-iphone-se/147952/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:53:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147952 Despite rumours that support for Apple’s 2015-era iPhone 6s models would be ending with this year’s release of iOS 14, we were pleasantly surprised to see that they lived on for yet another year, but don’t expect that to continue when iOS 15 is released next fall. At this point, Apple’s iPhone 6s has now […]
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Bored Stuck at Home? Learn 14 New Languages with This Top-Rated App https://www.idropnews.com/social/bored-stuck-at-home-learn-14-new-languages-with-this-top-rated-app-2/147949/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147949 Are you staying home because of the coronavirus and running out of things to do? Now is an excellent opportunity to tackle those projects you always wanted to accomplish but never had the time. At the top of these “want to do” lists is learning a new language. It’s not exactly difficult to learn a […]
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iPhone 12 Destroys Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in Real-World Speed Test https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-12-destroys-samsung-galaxy-note-20-ultra-in-real-world-speed-test/147927/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:42:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147927 We already knew Apple’s A14 Bionic chip was fast from earlier benchmarks. Now a series of real-world benchmark tests show that the iPhone 12 not only outperforms Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it also destroys it. These results corroborate a previous test where the iPhone 12 Pro wiped the floor with the Galaxy […]
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Vulnerabilities Allow Thieves to Steal Tesla Model X SUVs in Just Minutes https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/vulnerabilities-allow-thieves-to-steal-tesla-model-x-suvs-in-just-minutes/147920/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:09:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147920 Tesla is known for regularly improving its electric cars with over-the-air updates to fix bugs and add new features. The company is now working on a new update that’ll patch a Bluetooth vulnerability that would allow someone to steal a Tesla Model X in just a few minutes. Discovered by Belgian university security researcher Lennert […]
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6 Streaming Services That You Might Be Missing (But Are Totally Worth It) https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-streaming-services-that-you-might-be-missing-but-are-totally-worth-it/147487/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:28:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147487 2020 has seen many changes come to the streaming world – several services have died off, combined, or risen as new options for viewers to try. It’s easier than ever to cut the cord and totally customize your experience, but only if you look beyond the most common apps and check out the lesser-known ones […]
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Apple’s HomePod Can Now Be Jailbroken (Here’s What That Means) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-homepod-can-now-be-jailbroken-heres-what-that-means/147901/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:47:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147901 The rumours of jailbreaking’s demise may have been slightly exaggerated, as groups of dedicated hackers continue to find new ways to exploit Apple’s hardware and operating systems and open up new possibilities. To be clear, jailbreaking — the process of getting around Apple’s restrictions to enable more features and flexibility on Apple’s devices — isn’t nearly as […]
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iPhone 12 Pro Max Drop Tests Conclude Apple’s Ceramic Shield Is ‘The Real Deal’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-12-pro-max-drop-tests-conclude-apples-ceramic-shield-is-the-real-deal/147885/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:53:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147885 It doesn’t take long after Apple’s latest iPhones hit the streets each year to see various reviewers doing brute force drop tests on them to see exactly how well they survive against the competition, and while the iPhone has held its own in recent years, Apple’s new Ceramic Shield is taking that to a whole […]
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Apple Announces Black Friday Shopping Event (with Some Interesting Twists) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-announces-its-black-friday-deals-with-some-interesting-twists/147881/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:11:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147881 Every year as Black Friday rolls around, retailers across the U.S. eagerly send out reams of physical and digital flyers touting their upcoming deals, and while Apple has traditionally stood in stark contrast to this by preferring to remain quiet about its offers until the actual shopping day arrives, this year it appears to be […]
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These Are the 7 Best Accessories for Your New iPhone 12 or 12 Pro https://www.idropnews.com/accessories/these-are-the-7-best-accessories-for-your-new-iphone-12-or-12-pro/147684/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:00:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147684 The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have an incredible new feature built for accessories – a MagSafe magnet array on the back of the phone. These magnets are designed to attach to various accessories without needing a port connection and we’ve covered how that could lead to portless iPhones in the near future. But, […]
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Is Apple’s New iPhone 12 Pro Max Worth the Cost? 6 Things You Must Know https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-apples-new-iphone-12-pro-max-worth-the-cost-6-things-you-must-know/146932/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 18:00:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=146932 Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max sits at the top of Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup. This oversized iPhone is packed full of “big” features, including a long-lasting battery, the largest screen ever on an iPhone, and a huge price tag to match. The first round of reviews on the device are out, and we’ve scoured […]
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5 Incredibly Immersive, Console-Quality iPhone Games to Install Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/apps/5-incredibly-immersive-console-quality-iphone-games-to-install-right-now/147356/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:00:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147356 When you think of gaming you might not initially think of mobile phones and tablets; consoles and gaming PCs probably first come to mind. But, according to USA Today, the iPhone is the most popular gaming device, even besting Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox gaming consoles. Of course, this probably isn’t all that surprising given […]
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Netflix, DirecTV and Hulu Are Raising Their Prices Again – Here’s How Much More You’ll Pay https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/netflix-directv-and-hulu-are-raising-their-prices-again-heres-how-much-more-youll-pay/147835/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:14:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147835 Get ready to pay more for your TV services. Netflix, Hulu, and DirecTV have all announced price increases in the past few weeks. The price increases range from $1 up to $25 depending on the plan and service. Read on to find out which services and plans are seeing the most significant increases. Netflix Price […]
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What’s That Song? Use Your iPhone’s New Single-Tap Music Recognition Button to Find Out https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/whats-that-song-use-your-iphones-new-single-tap-music-recognition-button-to-find-out/147792/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 23:26:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147792 Earlier this month, Apple released iOS 14.2 with a new music recognition feature that makes identifying a song easier than ever. The new feature brings a music recognition button that lets you identify a song that is playing with a single tap. The music recognition tool is powered by Shazam, which Apple acquired in a […]
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Are Your Favourite Apps Ready for Apple’s New M1 Macs? Here’s How to Find Out https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-your-favourite-apps-ready-for-apples-new-m1-macs-heres-how-to-find-out/147782/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:05:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147782 If you’ve been hesitant to pick up one of Apple’s newest M1-equipped MacBooks out of fears that your favourite apps or games may not be ready for Apple Silicon, there’s now a useful database that can help to put your mind at ease. To be absolutely clear, Apple offers a Rosetta 2 emulation layer in […]
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Want to Use Your New Xbox Series X Controller with Your iPhone? Apple’s Working on It https://www.idropnews.com/news/want-to-use-your-new-xbox-series-x-controller-with-your-iphone-apple-is-working-on-it/147778/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:21:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147778 It’s been an exciting year for new console releases, with this holiday season seeing the launch of both Sony’s new Playstation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, and in a stark departure from days past, Apple has been fairly quick to embrace both of these platforms in various ways. First there’s Apple’s TV app coming […]
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M1 MacBook Teardown Reveals Surprising Similarities Between New and Outgoing Models https://www.idropnews.com/news/ifixit-teardown-shows-new-macbooks-really-are-all-about-the-m1/147767/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:49:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147767 As Apple’s new M1-equipped Macs begin to land in customers’ hands, iFixit has naturally gone through and started its customary teardowns of the new MacBooks, revealing surprising similarities between the new models that feature Apple’s own Silicon and the Intel models that came before. In fact, as iFixit’s teardowns reveal, the new designs really are […]
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Amazon Releases New Echo Frames Smart Glasses, Cancels Experimental Echo Loop Smart Ring https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-releases-new-echo-frames-smart-glasses-cancels-experimental-echo-loop-smart-ring/147694/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:10:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147694 Amazon is launching a new version of its Echo Frames smart glasses and making them available to the general public. Last year, the retailer released the glasses, dubbed Day 1 Edition, as part of an invite-only experimental program. Now anyone who wants a pair of the smart glasses can purchase them directly from Amazon. Amazon […]
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Apple Releases iOS 14.2.1 with Fixes for 3 Major iPhone 12 Bugs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-ios-14-2-1-with-fixes-for-3-major-iphone-12-bugs/147667/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 21:08:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147667 Apple today released iOS 14.2.1 with a handful of bug fixes. Unlike most releases, which are available across iPhone models, this update only applies to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The update fixes three significant issues plaguing Apple’s latest smartphones, continue reading to learn more.
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Best Apple Deals This Week | BOGO Free iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 Models, $100 OFF iPad Pro (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-this-week-november-2020-3/147519/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 20:17:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147519 Apple last week introduced a new lineup of M1-equipped Macs including a new MacBook Air, a new MacBook Pro, and a new Mac mini. These new Macs are replacing the Intel models in Apple’s lineup. We expect to see steep discounts on these older Macs as retailers clear shelves to make room for the new […]
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It Turns Out You Can Run Windows Apps on Your Apple Silicon MacBook (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/it-turns-out-you-can-run-windows-apps-on-your-apple-silicon-macbook-heres-how/147657/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 18:15:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147657 Ever since Apple announced back in June that it would be making the transition to its own first-party Apple Silicon chips, one of the questions that have been in the back of many people’s minds is exactly what this would mean for those who might want to run Windows, or at least Windows apps, on […]
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Is Your New iPhone 12 Having Screen Problems? You’re Not Alone https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-you-having-screen-problems-on-your-iphone-12-its-not-just-you/147645/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:29:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147645 There have been sporadic but consistent reports over the past couple of weeks from iPhone 12 owners of odd display problems on their shiny new devices, and it looks like it’s not an entirely isolated problem, as it’s been widespread enough that Apple is apparently now actively looking into the issue. Among other places, a […]
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