iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:55:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.11 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff 8 MacBook Tricks That May (or May Not) Blow Your Mind https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/8-macbook-tricks-that-may-or-may-not-blow-your-mind/164012/ Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:00:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164012 It’s crazy to think that Mac computers are almost 40 years old. But no matter how much time passes, Apple keeps updating both its software and hardware to make our Macs feel brand new. And although new features are always welcome, it can be difficult to learn everything that comes with each update. Fortunately, that […]
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Apple Is Holding Out on RCS, But Why? https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-holding-out-on-rcs-but-why/163945/ Sat, 24 Jul 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163945 Recently, Verizon was the last carrier to announce that it’s going to upgrade to RCS built into Google Messages. And now that all the big carriers ditched SMS and replaced it with enhanced RCS chat, we’re all wondering when Apple will make the leap. As of right now, Apple hasn’t said anything about adopting RCS […]
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How to Program Your Mac to Restart, Sleep, or Shut Down (Automatically) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-program-your-mac-to-restart-sleep-or-shut-down-automatically/163362/ Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:00:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163362 One great thing about Mac computers is that they’re always ready when you need them – most of us just put them to sleep, allowing us to get back to work as soon as we wake up. That said, sometimes it’s best to restart or turn off your Mac altogether. Restarting or turning it off […]
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Best Apple Deals | MacBook Pro $399 OFF, Apple Watch Series 6 $100 OFF, AirPods Pro $59 OFF (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-this-week-july-2021-3/164295/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:55:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164295 Welcome back for this week’s Best Apple Deals! AirPods Pro are currently at the lowest price we’ve ever seen, with an astounding $59 discount. Deals on Apple Watch Series 6 models haven’t changed much, which is great for you if you haven’t picked one up yet because they’re still $100 off. Even better yet, Mint Mobile is […]
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4 Easy Ways to Add a COVID-19 Vaccination Card to Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/4-easy-ways-to-add-a-covid-19-vaccination-card-to-your-iphone/164019/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:55:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164019 Your COVID-19 vaccination card is probably the best way to show others that you’ve been vaccinated, but carrying around this piece of paper in your pocket or purse can be inconvenient. It’s much easier to add the vaccine card to your iPhone, so you have it all the time. Here are several ways that you […]
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This Hidden iPhone Setting Changes Your Memoji Sticker’s Shirt Color https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/this-hidden-iphone-setting-changes-your-memoji-stickers-shirt-color/164225/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:50:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164225 Apple’s Memoji Stickers are an incredibly fun way to express your style as well as how you’re feeling while you’re chatting with friends in iMessage. And if you’ve sent many Memoji Stickers before, you’ve noticed at least six Memoji Stickers featuring a shirt – likely in an incredibly unflattering brown and beige hue. If brown […]
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Best Meal Kit Services You’ll Want to Try (again) https://www.idropnews.com/social/best-meal-kit-services-youll-want-to-try-again/164213/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:54:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164213 Want a delicious dinner every night of the week, but don’t want to go shopping for groceries? Take advantage of the best delivery services that’ll bring food right to your home. Options range from the most affordable meal kits to specialty kits such as keto, paleo or even plant based. Save time, learn new cooking […]
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Incredible Apple ‘iPad mini 6’ Will Gain Even More Upgrades Like Mini-LED https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-ipad-mini-6-could-be-apples-next-mini-led-ipad/164121/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:36:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164121 Reports of an upcoming “iPad mini 6” have gained a lot more steam in recent weeks and it seems like Apple’s smallest tablet is finally in for a really big update this fall — and now it looks like it could be an even bigger deal than we imagined. Apple has had something of an on-again-off-again […]
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South Carolina Fisherman Hooks a ‘Gosh Darn’ iPhone, Finds Owner with One Lucky Clue https://www.idropnews.com/news/south-carolina-fisherman-accidentally-hooks-a-lost-iphone/164125/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164125 Anecdotes of fishermen catching everything except fish have been a meme since before the word “meme” even existed, but as is often the case, truth can be stranger than fiction. One angler found this out recently when his line came up not with a fish on the other end, but an iPhone instead. While we’ve […]
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Apple’s ‘iPhone 13’ May Support Even Faster 25W Charging (Does It Matter?) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-iphone-13-may-get-even-faster-charging/164118/ Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:34:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164118 Even with the advent of MagSafe, there’s no doubt that physically plugging your iPhone into a USB-C power adapter is the fastest way to top it back up, and that may become even more true with this year’s “iPhone 13” models. Although Apple infamously pulled the charging bricks out of its iPhone boxes last year, […]
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Get 150Mbps Internet Access Almost Anywhere, Avoid Sketchy Public Wi-Fi with the Muama Ryoko 4G LTE Hotspot https://www.idropnews.com/social/get-150mbps-internet-access-almost-anywhere-avoid-sketchy-public-wi-fi-with-the-muama-ryoko-4g-lte-hotspot/164043/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:32:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=164043 If you’re always on the go or love traveling in general, one of the biggest problems you’ll face is getting a fast and secure internet connection. You either can’t connect to the internet at all, or you have to rely on public Wi-Fi, which can be both slow and insecure. They say that slow Wi-Fi […]
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What to Do After Getting Hacked | Follow These Six Steps Quickly https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-to-do-after-getting-hacked-follow-these-six-steps-quickly/163639/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:20:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163639 There are many ways to prevent getting hacked, from stronger passwords to using the right VPNs to protect your devices. However, just because you protect yourself doesn’t mean you’re unhackable. Sure it’s a great idea to make it harder for people to hack you, but there’s almost always a loophole. The good news is that, unless you’re […]
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Verizon’s New Fios Apple TV App Will Let You Ditch Your Extra Cable Boxes https://www.idropnews.com/news/verizons-new-fios-apple-tv-app-will-let-you-ditch-your-extra-cable-boxes/163942/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:10:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163942 If you’re a Verizon Fios TV customer, you’ll likely be thrilled to know that your TV provider has finally gotten with the program and released the long-awaited set-top box version of its Fios TV app, letting you replace dedicated Fios boxes with an Apple TV. While Verizon has offered a Fios TV app since 2012, […]
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New 5G iPhone SE, 6.7-Inch ‘iPhone 14 Max’ Set to Be Released in 2022 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-5g-iphone-se-6-7-inch-iphone-13-max-set-to-be-released-in-2022/163937/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:32:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163937 For the first time in four years, Apple finally refreshed the iPhone SE in 2020. Because of its price and small design, this budget iPhone quickly became the go-to choice for many iPhone fans. Now, the good news is that Apple won’t keep us waiting another four years before it releases a new iPhone SE. […]
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PSA | You’ll Want to Update Your iPhone to iOS 14.7 Right Away https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-you-should-update-to-ios-147-right-away/163938/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:20:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163938 Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 14.7 with several small enhancements. That oddly wasn’t accompanied by a corresponding iPadOS 14.7 release, likely because Apple wanted to get support for its new MagSafe Battery Pack out as quickly as possible. But now it appears that Apple has caught up with the rest of its point releases […]
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All PS5 Owners Can Get 6 Months of Apple TV+ for FREE (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/ps5-owners-can-get-six-months-of-apple-tv-for-free-even-if-youre-already-a-subscriber/163948/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:43:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163948 If you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on one of Sony’s new PlayStation 5 consoles, you’ll also now be able to snag a free six months of Apple TV+, thanks to a new special offer for PS5 owners. It seems that Sony and Apple have teamed up to give a free six-month “trial” to […]
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Want Your New iPhone to Last Years? Follow These 8 Easy Tips https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/want-your-new-iphone-to-last-years-follow-these-8-easy-tips/163647/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:18:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163647 The iPhone is the best smartphone in the world, and each year it only gets better. But from time to time, it also gets pricier. And if you’re on a budget, you can’t afford to keep upgrading your iPhone every single year. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Most iPhones are good enough to last you […]
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Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Hands-On | The Smarter and More Efficient Way to Power Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/hands-on-apple-magsafe-battery-pack-offers-a-more-efficient-way-to-power-your-iphone/163823/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:49:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163823 Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack has begun arriving in stores this week — and in the hands of iPhone users — offering an efficient new way to get some extra power for your iPhone 12 while you’re on the go. As with many of these cool little accessories that Apple makes, the new MagSafe Battery Pack promises […]
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First-Ever AirPods Pro Beta Firmware Released with FaceTime Spatial Audio and Ambient Noise Reduction https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-first-ever-airpods-pro-beta-firmware-to-developers/163812/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:28:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163812 Alongside the first iOS 15 developer betas last month, Apple also hinted that it would soon be making a beta version of its AirPods firmware available for testers to get early access to new features like expanded Spatial Audio support. It looks like Apple has now come through with its first-ever beta firmware for the […]
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This Year’s New iPhone Colour Is Slated to Be ‘Sunset Gold’ https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/this-years-new-iphone-colour-is-slated-to-be-sunset-gold/163809/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:56:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163809 Two years ago, Apple began what now seems to be the start of a new trend when it released the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in a classy new Midnight Green colour, marking the first time the high-end flagship iPhone had been available in anything other than basic black, white, and occasionally […]
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Get 150Mbps Internet Access Almost Anywhere, Avoid Sketchy Public Wi-Fi with the Muama Ryoko 4G LTE Hotspot https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/muama-ryoko/163721/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:18:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163721 If you’re always on the go or love traveling in general, one of the biggest problems you’ll face is getting a fast and secure internet connection. You either can’t connect to the internet at all, or you have to rely on public Wi-Fi, which can be both slow and insecure. They say that slow Wi-Fi […]
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Even Apple’s Upcoming iPad mini 6 Is Getting the Ultra-Powerful A15 Chip https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-upcoming-ipad-mini-6-is-getting-an-a15-chip/163758/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:10:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163758 We’ve been expecting a new “iPad mini 6” for over a year now, and it looks like not only is it finally coming soon, but it could end up exceeding last year’s iPad Air 4 in performance. According to sources that spoke with 9to5Mac, Apple plans to include its very latest A15 processor in its […]
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Apple Releases watchOS 7.6, Bringing ECG to a Whopping 30 More Countries https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-watchos-76-bringing-ecg-to-a-whopping-30-more-countries/163752/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163752 In the largest expansion yet for one of Apple’s most important health features, the company has just rolled out its ECG app in 30 new countries with the release of watchOS 7.6. ECG and irregular heart rhythm notifications came to the Apple Watch back in 2018 shortly after the release of the Series 4 model, […]
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iOS 14.7 Adds MagSafe Battery Pack Support, Apple Card Family Limits, and Even New HomePod Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-147-adds-apple-card-family-limits-magsafe-battery-pack-support-and-new-homepod-features/163755/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=163755 Alongside a watchOS 7.6 update that brings the ECG app to a huge list of 30 additional countries, Apple has also pushed out the public release of iOS 14.7, adding support for its new MagSafe Battery Pack alongside a few other small but interesting new features. Since Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack is now landing […]
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