iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:12:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff FAQ: What Is Apple ARKit 3.5 – and Why Should I Care About It? https://www.idropnews.com/news/faq-what-is-apple-arkit-3-5-and-why-should-i-care-about-it/132159/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:00:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132159 ARKit is Apple’s framework for integrating augmented reality experiences into an iOS app or game. ARKit uses the device’s cameras and overlays 2D or 3D elements into the real-world scene that the camera is capturing. Apple recently updated ARKit to version 3.5, adding three significant features that take advantage of the 2020 iPad Pro and […]
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The Absolute Best Amazon Alexa-Compatible Smart Home Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-absolute-best-amazon-alexa-compatible-smart-home-devices/131844/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:00:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=131844 Alexa (found most commonly on Echo devices, but also on other smart home products) is one of the most ubiquitous voice assistants, able to control a broader range of smart home brands than its competitors and enabling new connections all the time. That can lead to uncertainty when the time comes to pick the right Amazon […]
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Apple Watch Series 6, WatchOS 7 to Add Blood Oxygen Sensor, Touch ID https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-watch-series-6-watchos-7-to-add-blood-oxygen-sensor-touch-id/132384/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:12:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132384 Owners of competing smartwatches may be in for some severe watch envy when Apple unveils the Series 6 and watchOS 7. According to a new rumor, the company is planning to introduce sleep monitoring, a blood oxygen sensor, Touch ID-enabled Digital Crown, and more. Along with watchOS 7, this next-generation Apple Watch platform may be […]
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5 Websites to Help You Find Rare Supplies During an Epidemic https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-websites-to-help-you-find-rare-supplies-during-an-epidemic/132354/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:37:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132354 Trying to find essentials to help you protect against coronavirus can be frustrating. Stores are out of stock, and any inventory online sells out in minutes. To help you with your quest to conquer the coronavirus, here are a handful of websites that’ll do the legwork for you. Continue reading to browse them all.
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Apple Makes Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X Free for a Limited Time https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-makes-final-cut-pro-x-and-logic-pro-x-free-for-a-limited-time/132356/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:12:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132356 Dealing with a shelter-in-place order can be challenging. It’s fun at first to have some time off, but after a few days, most people start climbing the walls. To encourage people to get busy recording music and producing videos, Apple is making its professional-grade music and video editing software available for free for a short time. Previously Apple allowed […]
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iPhones Hit Rock Bottom Prices, Models Starting at Just $119 https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphones-hit-rock-bottom-prices-models-starting-at-just-119/132352/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:15:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132352 Woot is known for its rock bottom prices, and today these deep discounts are being applied to the iPhone. With prices starting at $119 for the iPhone 7, you can grab a phone for significantly less than you’d pay at Apple and other online retailers. Before you hand over your credit card, these phones are […]
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How Much Faster Is the 2020 iPad Pro? https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-much-faster-is-the-2020-ipad-pro/132342/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:00:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132342 When Apple unveiled its new iPad Pro last week, one of the biggest surprises was that, rather than using the A13-series CPU found in last year’s iPhone 11 lineup, Apple instead chose to go with a new variation on the same baseline A12 CPU introduced back in 2018. While the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, […]
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Apple Releases Its Own COVID-19 App in Partnership with the CDC https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-its-own-covid-19-app-in-partnership-with-the-cdc/132334/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:33:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132334 In a new and unprecedented move, Apple has just announced the release of its own first-party app for screening and tracking the spread of COVID-19, along with a companion website that offers similar services to those found in the app. The new app, named simply Apple COVID-19 is available on the App Store as a […]
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iOS Bug Bypasses VPN Encryption, Exposes User Information https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-bug-bypasses-vpn-encryption-exposes-user-information/132312/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:04:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132312 A vulnerability in iOS 13.3.1 and later prevents virtual private networks (VPNs) from encrypting all network traffic claims ProtonVPN, which discovered the flaw. This vulnerability allows an internet connection to bypass VPN encryption, potentially exposing user data and sharing the user’s IP address. When a VPN connection is established, iOS should close all network connections, […]
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New Tests Show Apple’s New iPad Pro ‘Bends Like Butter’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-tests-show-apples-new-ipad-pro-bends-like-butter/132323/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:52:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132323 One tradeoff that’s always been apparent as a result of Apple’s sleek hardware designs is that its devices tend to be somewhat fragile. You probably already know that modern iPhones shatter pretty easily thanks to their all-glass design, but another aspect of the delicacy of modern Apple devices that comes up every so often is […]
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Apple Teases Defending Jacob Mini-Series Starring Chris Evans https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-teases-defending-jacob-mini-series-starring-chris-evans/132241/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:24:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132241 For many people, watching television has replaced working out at the gym now that shelter-in-place decrees and social distancing are the new normal. And one show we can’t wait to see is the new Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob which stars Chris Evans, best known for his role as Captain America in the wildly-popular Avengers […]
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10 Marketable Skills You Can Learn Online While You’re Stuck at Home https://www.idropnews.com/apps/10-marketable-skills-you-can-learn-online-while-youre-stuck-at-home/132269/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:31:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132269 While being stuck at home for days on end is no fun for most people, there are plenty of opportunities to use your newfound spare time for your future benefit. During times of financial and social unrest, creative thinkers have a tendency of switching careers or seeking out new freelance opportunities. Use this time wisely […]
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PSA: Coronavirus Has Infected Amazon Warehouses, Here’s What That Means for You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/psa-coronavirus-has-infected-amazon-warehouses-heres-what-that-means-for-you/132164/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:30:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132164 Need something that’s not in stock at the local store? Most people head to Amazon and order those items online. With coronavirus now spreading through Amazon’s warehouses, some people are worried that their packages could get them sick. But, is that something we should be concerned about? We’ll break down the latest research to see […]
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Working from Home? 8 Innovations That’ll Make Your Job a Breeze https://www.idropnews.com/news/working-from-home-8-innovations-thatll-make-your-job-a-breeze/132229/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:05:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132229 Just last month, the home office was a mildly trendy alternative to the 9-to-5 norm. One global health crisis later, and it’s become the new standard. For those of us who are suddenly forced out of the cubicle and onto our laptops, the transition can be jarring. But working from home doesn’t have to throw […]
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This Pair of Apple Sneakers Just Sold for Over $16,000 https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-pair-of-apple-sneakers-just-sold-for-over-16000/132218/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:17:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132218 It seems that there are few limits to what Apple fans with deep pockets are willing to pay for company memorabilia, as we’re often reminded every time we see a some new piece of Apple history go up for auction. In fact, while many of these auctions are for vintage classic Apple products like early […]
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New iOS 14 Leak Shows Apple’s AR Glasses May Come with a Vive-Like Controller https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-ios-14-leak-shows-apples-ar-glasses-may-come-with-a-vive-like-controller/132191/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:55:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132191 By now there’s absolutely no doubt that Apple plans to release an augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) headset. Not only have we heard more than enough rumours over the past few years, including a very solid one last fall that basically came directly out of Apple itself, but the company has also been laying its augmented reality […]
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Is Zoom Better Than FaceTime? Here Are 11 Key Differences https://www.idropnews.com/apps/is-zoom-better-than-facetime-here-are-10-key-differences/132167/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:34:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132167 With most people being stuck inside these days due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, users are turning to video conferencing apps in droves, and you may find yourself asking which one is the best for staying in touch with friends, family, or colleagues, especially with so many different options available. As Apple fans, our tendency […]
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Apple Expected to Delay iPhone 12 Launch Date by Months https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-rumors/apples-expected-to-delay-its-iphone-12-launch-date-by-months/132146/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:34:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132146 Don’t pin your hopes on getting an iPhone 12 this fall. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple may be delaying the launch of its next-generation iPhone. The report cites three sources who have knowledge of Apple’s plans. Apple reportedly has discussed delaying the iPhone 12 launch by months due in part to consumer response. Apple is concerned […]
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Wi-Fi Not Working or Slower Than Usual? Check Your Microwave https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/wi-fi-not-working-or-slower-than-usual-check-your-microwave/132128/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:18:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132128 Wi-Fi not working? Check your microwave. It may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when your internet goes down, but it should be high on the list. It may not seem obvious, but microwaves and Wi-Fi don’t play nice together. It can be a hidden source of frustration for someone trying to […]
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iPhone Casemaker Begins Making Masks, Donating Profits Amid Coronavirus Epidemic https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-casemaker-begins-making-masks-donating-profits-amid-coronavirus-epidemic/132126/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:55:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132126 Nomad is well known for its cases, cables, and chargers for the iPhone, but now the company has a new gig. In response to the coronavirus epidemic, Nomad is diverting its manufacturing power away from accessories and now is making medical supplies, including much-needed surgical masks.  Nomad announced this effort on its website and confirmed that it’s ready to […]
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Singapore Just Made Its COVID-19 Exposure Tracking App Freely Available to Developers Worldwide https://www.idropnews.com/news/singapore-just-made-its-covid-19-exposure-tracking-app-freely-available-to-developers-worldwide/132122/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:50:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132122 Medical experts have generally agreed that one of the best ways to deal with the current novel coronavirus pandemic is to detect those who have been exposed as early as possible so that they can be properly informed and isolated. In fact, it’s practices like widespread testing and tracking that have resulted in countries like […]
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Apple Wants the iPhone to Replace Your BMW’s Keys https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-bmw-carkey/132097/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:44:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132097 Apple’s working on a new car key feature that’ll allow iPhone owners to unlock their cars using their iPhones. And now, a recently discovered portion of iOS 14 code suggests BMW may be the first manufacturer to embrace this new feature. What’s known is that the BMW Group is supportive of the new Digital Key standard that provides keyless […]
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Why You Can’t Get Most Gaming Services on Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-you-cant-get-most-gaming-services-on-your-iphone/132111/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:58:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132111 There’s been a new surge of subscription gaming services over the past couple of years, but if you’re wondering why Apple’s iPhones and iPads seem to be perpetually left out, it turns out that the place to look is unsurprisingly Apple itself and its typically restrictive App Store policies. The key problem, as Bloomberg points […]
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Here Are 6 More Things That Apple Released Yesterday https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/here-are-6-more-things-that-apple-released-yesterday/132100/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:37:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132100 While the biggest software releases yesterday were unquestionably iOS/iPadOS 13.4 and macOS Catalina 10.15.4, these actually weren’t the only new updates to arrive. Naturally, there were the new watchOS and tvOS packages that almost always accompany a major iOS release, but Apple had a couple of other interesting surprises up its sleeve as well. Read […]
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