iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:31:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff HomeKit Compatibility Is Coming to Smart Devices Through Firmware Updates https://www.idropnews.com/news/homekit-compatibility-is-coming-to-smart-devices-through-firmware-updates/77745/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:20:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=77745&preview=true&preview_id=77745 The has become the first third-party device to receive Apple’s new HomeKit software authentication. A new firmware update rolling out this week will let users add HomeKit software authentication to their devices without the need for a physical authentication chip, Wemo announced on Thursday. When the firmware update hits, users will be able to add their […]
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Here’s Why Apple’s Taking a Massive Step to Achieve Clean Air in China https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-apples-taking-a-massive-step-to-achieve-clean-air-in-china/76899/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:59:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76899 Apple isn’t a stranger to environmental support. Back in 2016, for example, Apps for Earth launched to raise money for conservation and earned more than $8 million by the end of the campaign. But the company has never taken a step like this before: Apple has officially announced a $300 million fund to support clean energy […]
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Is Apple Still Innovative? Creator of Iconic ‘Think Different’ Campaign Weighs In https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-apple-still-innovative-creator-of-iconic-think-different-campaign-weighs-in/77229/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:33:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=77229 The creator of Apple’s famed “Think Different” campaign says that Apple is still innovating — and will continue to do so. Ken Segall has a storied history with Apple. Segall famously came up with the name “iMac,” and served for 12 years as the creative director for the ad agency that dreamt up the aforementioned […]
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These Are the Best-Sounding Headphones You Can Buy Today https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/these-are-the-best-sounding-headphones-you-can-buy-today/76721/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:54:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76721 If you’re an audiophile, you won’t settle for anything less than perfect when it comes to listening to music. You likely obsess about different speaker and stereo setups, frequently (okay, constantly) view and compare new headphone models, and get overly excited when someone talks about high-res audio. Simply put, you care a lot about how your […]
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See 25 Incredible Award-Winning Photos Taken on iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/see-25-incredible-award-winning-photos-taken-on-iphone/77079/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:21:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=77079 If modern smartphones have proven anything, it’s that you don’t need a fancy and expensive camera to take amazing photos. And in the history of the smartphone, Apple’s iPhone has long been ahead of the curve. As long as iPhones have existed, the iPhone Photography Awards have highlighted and honored some of the best photographs […]
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Last Siri Co-Founder Announces Retirement from Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/last-siri-co-founder-announces-retirement-from-apple/77002/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:44:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=77002&preview=true&preview_id=77002 Tom Gruber, who created the platform for Siri (along with Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer) announced his plans to leave the Cupertino tech-giant indefinitely this week, The Information reports. Gruber, Kittlaus and Cheyer are credited with creating Siri, the company’s proprietary voice assistant platform, and continuing to build it out since their arrival at Apple […]
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Apple Support Doc. Confirms New MacBook Pros are Dust-Resistant https://www.idropnews.com/news/mac/apple-support-doc-confirms-new-macbook-pros-are-dust-resistant/77052/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:53:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=77052 When Apple debuted the latest MacBook Pro models, it said that the third-generation butterfly keyboards were simply “quieter.” But in a teardown by repair site iFixit, new keyboard silicone membranes looked suspiciously like a measure to mitigate the possibility of dust, debris and other particles mucking up the butterfly-style key switches. Since then, an internal Apple document […]
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New 6.1-inch ‘iPhone 9’ Shown off in Renders from Case Maker https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-rumors/new-6-1-inch-iphone-9-shown-off-in-renders-from-case-maker/77021/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:34:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=77021&preview=true&preview_id=77021 A new set of renders from a case manufacturer is corroborating rumored design elements of this year’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. The renders, which were obtained by GizmoChina from accessory maker Sanfeng, gives us a first glimpse at what cases made for the LCD iPhone could look like. They also line up current rumors for the […]
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Future Apple Watch Tech Might Stop You from Getting Sunburned https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch/future-apple-watch-tech-might-stop-you-from-getting-sunburned/77001/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:04:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=77001&preview=true&preview_id=77001 We’ve covered a laundry list of Apple Watch rumors, reports, and patent applications hinting that Apple has much larger [and healthier] ambitions for the future of its popular wearable.  Not only has Apple explored a variety of new Watch designs, including one model featuring a circular display, but the company has also thrown its gusto […]
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Leak Details Intel’s Amber Lake CPUs for 12″ MacBook Refresh https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/mac-rumors/leak-details-intels-amber-lake-cpus-for-12-macbook-refresh/76882/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:54:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76882&preview=true&preview_id=76882 A series of leaks which surfaced over the weekend have blessed us with more information about Intel’s previously announced (but still in development) Amber Lake processors. They’re an upcoming family of eighth-generation desktop- and mobile-grade CPUs built on Intel’s ultra-efficient and highly-advanced 14-nanometer fabrication process. In the first leak, a regional Spanish-language webpage published by […]
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How Big will the iPhone X Plus Be? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-rumors/how-big-will-the-iphone-x-plus-be/76901/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:15:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76901 Back in May, rumors swept around that the new 2018 iPhone X Plus would have a huge 6.5-inch display. Obviously that’s putting the “phab” in “phablet,” which is a joke we promise we’ll never make again.. But now we have even more updated information about the size of the iPhone X Plus, and just what to […]
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Google Slapped with $5 Billion Fine for Shady Android Search Tactics https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/google-slapped-with-5-billion-fine-for-shady-android-search-tactics/76883/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:01:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76883&preview=true&preview_id=76883 Google has been slapped with a whopping €4.34 ($5 billion) fine by the European Commission, who in its official filing accused the Mountain View, California search-giant of “illegally” trying to leverage its Android mobile operating system in order to “cement its dominant position” among the worldwide search firms. In accordance with the judgment, Google’s parent […]
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7 Reasons NOT to Buy an iPhone from Your Wireless Carrier https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/7-reasons-not-to-buy-an-iphone-from-your-wireless-carrier/76959/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:48:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76959 For many in the U.S., the process of getting a new iPhone probably involves going to their carrier and purchasing or leasing one on an installment plan alongside a new contract. But that’s far from the only option. You could buy it directly from Apple, snag a used or refurbished iPhone, or even purchase a […]
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New Ultra-Durable Glass Poised to Make iPhone Tougher Than Ever https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-ultra-durable-glass-poised-to-make-iphone-tougher-than-ever/76955/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:05:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76955 Corning on Wednesday officially took the wraps off its latest Gorilla Glass 6 product, which could soon end up in Apple’s iPhone lineup. The manufacturer said in a press release that Gorilla Glass 6 is its more durable glass product to date and sports “unprecedented protection against multiple drops,” as well as better protection against […]
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Chinese iCloud Data Is Now Being Stored on State-Run Servers https://www.idropnews.com/news/chinese-icloud-data-is-now-being-stored-on-state-run-servers/76938/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:00:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76938 Locally stored iCloud data in China is now being moved to servers owned by a state-run telecommunications firm, according to a new report. What’s Happening? Data, which includes text messages, emails and other information stored in iCloud, will now be stored by a division of China Telecom — a telecom firm owned and operated by […]
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Apple Suspiciously Killed off Smart Doorbells on Its HomeKit Page https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-suspiciously-killed-off-smart-doorbells-on-its-homekit-page/76931/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:39:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76931 Apple has quietly removed all references to smart doorbells from its list of HomeKit-compatible accessories, placing further doubt that the product category will be added to the company’s ecosystem anytime soon. The change appears to have occurred sometime this week. A “doorbell” icon was purged from an infographic containing supported smart home devices and accessories […]
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Here’s Why Apple Suddenly Starting Caring About Sports https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-apple-suddenly-starting-caring-about-sports/76903/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:14:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76903 Apple made a very unusual move during the World Cup finals: It changed its homepage. While that may not sound like a big deal, this is the first time that Apple has altered Apple.com for an event (Steve Job’s death was one of the only exceptions) – particularly a sporting event. If you visited Apple’s […]
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Former Apple Engineer Indicted for Stealing Autonomous Car Trade Secrets https://www.idropnews.com/news/former-apple-engineer-indicted-for-stealing-autonomous-car-trade-secrets/76738/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:37:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76738&preview=true&preview_id=76738 A former Apple engineer this week entered a plea of not guilty on a single-count federal charge related to stealing trade secrets, stemming from his brief tenure working as an engineer on the Cupertino-company’s Project Titan self-driving car team. Xiaolang Zhang — whose LinkedIn profile still shows his “current role” as a Hardware System Engineer […]
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Why Apple Needs to Launch Its Foldable iPhone Now https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/why-apple-needs-to-launch-its-foldable-iphone-now/76297/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:49:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76297&preview=true&preview_id=76297 Apple’s flagship smartphone continues to dominate the market, and with new models coming our way this fall it seems that the company will continue to reign supreme over the industry. But while the company enjoys their record breaking success, one can’t help but wonder what’s next? To be honest, there should only be one answer […]
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9 New Things You Didn’t Know the Amazon App Could Do https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/9-new-things-you-didnt-know-the-amazon-app-could-do/76823/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:01:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76823 When it comes to clever features built into the Amazon shopping ecosystem, the company’s website and Echo devices usually get most of the attention. What many Amazon customers might not know is just how feature-rich the company’s mobile shopping app is. In recent years, the flagship app has become a testing ground for a range […]
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2018 MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and More https://www.idropnews.com/news/mac/2018-macbook-pro-teardown-reveals-larger-battery-and-more/76751/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:48:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76751&preview=true&preview_id=76751 Popular tech repair site iFixit has completed its teardown of the 2018 MacBook Pro — and though it hinted at a new feature last week, there were quite a few more differences discovered in the new models. Arguably the most notable finding was the presence of new thin silicon membranes protecting each key switch. iFixit […]
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7 Ways to Speed Up a Slow iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/iphone-how-to/ways-to-speed-up-slow-iphone/76596/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:25:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76596 We expect our iPhones to keep up with our busy lifestyles and sense of urgency. But from extended use and old age, our iPhones can slow down and leave us frustrated from less-than-stellar performance. If you’re suffering from a slow iPhone, the good news is that there are some tips and tricks you can try […]
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Amazon Is Giving Away Free Money in Honor of Prime Day https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-is-giving-away-free-money-in-honor-of-prime-day/76805/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:39:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=76805 If thousands of deals and discounts on a variety of products wasn’t enough, Amazon is also giving away free money in honor of Prime Day. You heard that right. Amazon is just giving people free money on their shopping holiday. If you’re going to spend a few bucks on Prime Day deals anyway, there’s absolutely […]
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5 Common Ways You’re Damaging Your iPhone’s Battery https://www.idropnews.com/social/5-common-ways-youre-damaging-your-iphones-battery-2/76790/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:59:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=76790&preview=true&preview_id=76790 Battery health is one of the most important factors in taking proper care of your iPhone — because without a good battery, your device is no more than a brick. Did you know that some of your common habits may actually be doing more harm than good to your iPhone’s battery? In this article, we’ll […]
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