iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:24:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.14 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Awards Are Rolling In | Apple TV+ Originals Nominated for Nine NAACP Awards, Visual Effects, and More https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-awards-are-rolling-in-apple-tv-originals-nominated-for-naacp-awards-visual-effects-and-more/177606/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:23:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177606 Apple TV+ is continuing to accumulate even more award nominations this year, once again shattering records for the amount of recognition received by a fledgling streaming service. Apple made history again last week when it received a dozen Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, The Tragedy of Macbeth, and, […]
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You’ll Now Have to Prove That You Qualify for Apple’s Education Discount https://www.idropnews.com/news/looking-for-an-education-discount-on-a-new-macbook-you-now-have-to-prove-you-qualify/177642/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 20:56:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177642 Apple generally works pretty hard to present the image of a friendly and accessible place to buy products from, and in many ways its retail and online stores have always operated at least somewhat on the honour system. For example, Apple introduced “EasyPay” mobile self-checkout to its stores several years ago, allowing customers to pay […]
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Starting a Family? This Five-Star, No-Hassle Life Insurance App Will Ensure Your Loved Ones Are Protected https://www.idropnews.com/apps/fabric/177525/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 20:25:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177525 Being a new parent is challenging enough without worrying about what could happen to your kids if you weren’t around – so setting up a life insurance policy to make sure your loved ones are taken care of shouldn’t add to your burden. That’s where Fabric comes in. Instead of dealing with high-pressure sales reps, […]
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This Genius App Cancels Pesky Service Subscriptions and Budgets Your Money https://www.idropnews.com/apps/truebill/177535/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177535 Let’s face it, with more and more services and apps going with subscription-based models these days, it’s getting harder than ever to stay on top of where your money is going. For people who are always on the go with work and life, it can seem overwhelming, but the good news is that it doesn’t […]
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Apple Just Released a New Firmware Update for AirPods 3 | What’s Changed? https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-firmware-update-for-airpods-3/177565/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 18:50:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177565 If you’ve been having problems with Apple’s latest AirPods 3, you may be in luck, as the company has just released one of its typically quiet firmware updates that appears to be specifically for that model. AirPods firmware updates normally fly under the radar unless you’re paying very close attention. Apple doesn’t announce them, nor […]
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How Much Is Netflix Going Up? | Netflix Is Increasing Its Prices (Again) https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-much-is-netflix-going-up-netflix-is-increasing-its-prices-again/177538/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:07:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177538 If you’re using Netflix, we’ve got some bad news for you. The popular streaming service is raising its pricing in the U.S. and Canada one more time. Now depending on the plan you have, you might have to pay up to $2 more than before – and even if you have the cheapest plan available, you’ll […]
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Apple Mixed Reality Headset Updates | New Customization Options + Design https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-mixed-reality-headset-updates-new-customization-options-design/177515/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:39:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177515 2022 will be a big year for the fruit company: completing the redesigns for the Mac lineup, making one of the biggest changes to iPhone yet, and moving into their next big product category with the Apple Mixed Reality Headset. We know the headset is coming out in September-October and will change how we consume […]
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iPhone 13 Pro Max Is Officially the Fastest 5G Device in North America https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-iphone-13-pro-max-is-officially-the-fastest-5g-device-in-north-america/177498/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:40:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177498 The iPhone 13 Pro Max has just been crowned the fastest 5G smartphone across all U.S. and Canadian carriers, according to research conducted by Ookla, maker of the popular Speedtest app for mobile devices. In its Q4 2021 Market Report, Ookla ranked the performance of U.S. carriers for speed, consistency, and reliability, however it also […]
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Will Apple Discontinue the Aging 13-inch MacBook Pro? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/we-may-soon-see-the-end-of-the-13-inch-macbook-pro/177456/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177456 The past 18 months have seen some pretty significant changes to Apple’s MacBook lineup, but it’s also safe to say that the company isn’t through with things yet. Bigger changes are likely afoot as we move into the second generation of Apple Silicon this year. In fact, until last fall’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, […]
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Apple’s Allegedly Facing Challenges Adding Wireless Charging to iPad Pro https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-reportedly-facing-challenges-adding-wireless-charging-to-the-ipad-pro/177479/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:38:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177479 With Apple’s eager embrace of wireless charging for the iPhone, it’s been reasonable to assume that the technology will eventually come to its iPad lineup as well. However, it turns out this isn’t as simple as you might think. We’ve been hearing solid reports since last spring that Apple isn’t just working on basic one-way […]
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Did Apple Deliberately Remove Noise Cancellation from the iPhone 13? https://www.idropnews.com/news/did-apple-deliberately-remove-noise-cancellation-from-the-iphone-13/177417/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:03:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177417 Earlier this month, we noted some strange reports of problems with iPhone 13 call audio, and now it looks like one of these problems may actually be a deliberate change on Apple’s part. Last month, a user on Reddit noticed that the iPhone 13 didn’t seem to support Noise Cancellation for phone calls the same […]
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How to Order Free Govt. COVID-19 Tests from Your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-order-free-govt-covid-19-tests-from-your-iphone-ipad-and-macbook/177460/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:32:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177460 The White House wasn’t supposed to open up its portal for free COVID-19 testing kits until tomorrow; however, the U.S. government has gone ahead and made its official free test kit website available early.  Those interested in free COVID tests can order them conveniently online from their iPhone, iPad, Mac, (or pretty much anything else […]
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Apple’s Digital Car Keys Will Soon Expand Beyond BMW | Is Genesis Next? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-digital-car-keys-will-soon-expand-beyond-bmw/177420/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:13:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177420 It’s pretty much become the norm that whenever Apple introduces a new automotive feature for the iPhone, BMW is the first in line to adopt it. We first saw it with CarPlay in 2014, then Wireless CarPlay in 2017, and then most recently with Car Key in 2019’s iOS 13.6 release. Even though Apple and […]
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Apple’s New ‘iPad Air 5’ Is Coming | Release Date, Features, and Design https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/a-new-ipad-air-5-is-on-the-horizon-heres-what-to-expect/177426/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:55:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177426 Over the past couple of years, the release cycles for Apple’s iPad lineup have become somewhat staggered, with different models sometimes unexpectedly playing leapfrog over each other in terms of features and capabilities. This was most apparent last fall, when Apple unveiled a new sixth-generation iPad mini that adopted the more modern design of the […]
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NFTs Explained | What’s an NFT? Why Do They Matter? https://www.idropnews.com/news/nfts-explained-whats-an-nft-why-do-they-matter/177130/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177130 If there was a trend in 2021 that’s still going strong in 2022; it’s these three letters: NFT. You’ve probably heard about NFTs on the news or read about them online, but many of us still have no clue what an NFT is or what it’s good for. Still, so many people are investing in […]
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RIP | Why BlackBerry Failed https://www.idropnews.com/news/rip-why-blackberry-failed/177082/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 18:00:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177082 January 2022 marks the end of an era as BlackBerry completes its decommissioning of the final Blackberry OS versions – and those of us old enough to remember are still wondering what the hell happened. The death of BlackBerry has been discussed so often that there’s barely enough left for another autopsy – and yet, […]
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Red Light, Green Light? Here’s What Those Lights on Your Apple Watch Do https://www.idropnews.com/news/red-light-green-light-heres-what-those-lights-on-your-apple-watch-do/176416/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 16:00:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=176416 If you’ve had your Apple Watch for a while, you may have seen it flicker some green lights at the bottom for apparently no reason. Even though those green lights are more helpful than you might think, you may want to turn them off. After all, if you’re not using them, you could save some […]
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New Macs, iPad Pro, and iPhone SE Will Start Apple’s New Year Off with a Bang https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-macs-ipad-pro-and-iphone-se-will-start-apples-new-year-off-with-a-bang/177395/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:37:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177395 To start the new year off, Apple is already getting ready to launch some banger products. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the fruit company is planning a spring event that will be held sometime in March or April to release new products. The product Gurman mentioned specifically was an iPhone SE, but Apple is looking to start […]
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8+ Things to Know About Apple’s iPhone 14 Lineup https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/8-things-to-know-about-apples-iphone-14-lineup/176424/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:16:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=176424 The iPhone 13 was released a little over three months ago, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from finding out new things about the next iPhone. There are many rumors and possible leaks about the so-called iPhone 14 or iPhone 13s – we even saw renders of what the 2022 iPhone lineup will (potentially) look […]
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Beastly Apple M1 Pro Chip May Cause Prototype AR/VR Headset to Overheat https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-ambitious-arvr-headset-is-running-into-challenges/177309/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177309 Reports of Apple’s next groundbreaking product, its much-rumoured mixed-reality AR/VR headset, have been heating up lately, with reputable sources saying that it could be announced — and possibly even on shelves — by the end of this year. Sadly, however, the rumours aren’t the only thing heating up, as a new report suggests that prototypes […]
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Russian Authorities Take Down the Hackers That Stole Apple’s Blueprints https://www.idropnews.com/news/russian-authorities-take-down-the-hackers-that-stole-apples-macbook-blueprints/177283/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:17:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177283 The hacking group that tried to extort a hefty ransom fee out of Apple over stolen MacBook Pro blueprints last spring has just been taken down by Russian authorities, acting on a request from U.S. law enforcement. REvil, which is short for “Ransomware Evil,” is believed to have been behind a number of high-profile ransomware […]
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Fortnite Sneaks Back onto the iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/fortnite-is-sneaking-back-onto-the-iphone/177280/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:29:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177280 Apple kicked Fortnite to the curb well over a year ago, banning it from the App Store and terminating Epic Games’ developer account after the latter company violated the App Store’s terms of service in an attempt to force a lawsuit. However, it looks like Epic Games has found a back way into the hands […]
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Apple Watch Leather Link Band Review and Impressions | Is It Worth $99? https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/apple-watch-leather-link-band-review-and-impressions-is-it-worth-99/177275/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:04:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177275 Sadly, the silicone band that came with my Apple Watch made my skin itchier and itchier, as if I were developing some sort of allergy to the material. So I recently purchased a Midnight Leather Link Apple Watch band for my 45mm Apple Watch Series 7. First, it’s important to note that I’ve owned many […]
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Apple TV+ Gets a Dozen SAG Award Nominations, Including Two Historic Nominations for ‘CODA’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-tv-gets-a-dozen-sag-award-nominations-including-two-historic-nominations-for-coda/177169/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:16:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=177169 As the annual Hollywood awards season kicks off, Apple has managed to rack up 12 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations for its hit TV shows and original films, including two nominations for one of its feature films that breaks entirely new ground in the field. Although most of the nominations are for the usual suspects […]
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