iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:33:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Your iPhone Can Silence Robocallers Automatically in iOS 13 – Here’s How https://www.idropnews.com/news/your-iphone-can-silence-robocallers-automatically-in-ios-13-heres-how/108703/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:05:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108703 One thing literally every American with a working telephone can agree on is the fact that scam, spam, and robocalls are annoying, dangerous and must be stopped. Fortunately, the problem is being attacked from many different angles. The FCC, third-party companies, and Apple are all working on solutions to combat robocallers. Most recently, Apple has […]
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Here’s How iOS 13 Will Let You Set Your Own iMessage Profile Photo and Name https://www.idropnews.com/ios-13/heres-how-ios-13-will-let-you-set-your-own-imessage-profile-photo-and-name/108702/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:25:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108702 Another small but useful new feature that’s slated to arrive in iOS 13 — and it’s going to be one of many — will be the ability to create what is essentially an iMessage profile to share with other users that you chat with. To be clear, Apple is not turning iMessage into a social media […]
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RIP Dashboard, Apple Announces Its Demise After 14 Years on the Mac https://www.idropnews.com/news/rip-dashboard-apple-announces-its-demise-after-14-years-on-the-mac/108656/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:08:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108656 So long, Dashboard. We’ve had a good run, but you’re just not cool anymore. After Apple previewed macOS Catalina last week, some developers noticed something missing after they got their hands on the first beta — the venerable Dashboard, which first made its debut 14 years ago back in OS X 10.4 Tiger was nowhere to be […]
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Seven More MacBooks Are Coming This Year https://www.idropnews.com/news/seven-more-macbooks-are-coming-this-year/108651/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:28:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108651 Apple quietly launched a refreshed MacBook Pro lineup last month, including a new powerhouse eight-core 15-inch model, but it looks like the company isn’t even close to done with its MacBook lineup overall, which should be a refreshing change from the slower pace of updates we’ve seen over the past couple of years. New filings […]
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6 Cool Things You’ll Be Able to Do With NFC in iOS 13 https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-cool-things-youll-be-able-to-do-with-nfc-in-ios-13/108646/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:33:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108646 There’s a huge amount of new stuff coming in iOS 13 just on the surface — so much in fact that Apple didn’t have time to talk about it all on stage, but the features that are coming under the hood for developers may be just as interesting as all of the cool new things […]
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Facebook’s Illicit ‘Research’ App Hoovered Up Data on 187,000 Users for Years https://www.idropnews.com/news/facebooks-illicit-research-app-hoovered-up-data-on-187000-users-for-years/108642/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:28:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108642 Earlier this year, an investigative report revealed that Facebook had been secretly pushing out an invasive “research” app that flagrantly abused Apple’s Enterprise Developer program to gain access to an unprecedented amount of data on users’ iPhones and iPads, and now it turns out that the company was at this for almost three years before […]
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Even Google Thinks ‘Sign In With Apple’ Is a Great Idea https://www.idropnews.com/news/even-google-thinks-sign-in-with-apple-is-a-great-idea/108640/ Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:23:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108640 Following Apple’s iOS 13 debut last week, its new privacy-enhanced Sign In With Apple feature is attracting praise from an unexpected quarter: even the director behind secure sign-in solutions at Google thinks that this is a great move on Apple’s part, despite the seemingly competitive nature of the move. In speaking to The Verge, Google […]
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Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One https://www.idropnews.com/social/best-vpns-for-ios-and-why-to-use-one-4/108637/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:25:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108637 If you’ve been clued into the news on internet privacy recently, you’re probably no stranger to the buzz around Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). So, what is a VPN, and more importantly, why the sudden sense of urgency around protecting your data everywhere from the airport to your own home? You can search best VPNs here. A […]
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Here’s How to Share Music Between Two Pairs of AirPods in iOS 13 https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/heres-how-to-share-music-between-two-pairs-of-airpods-in-ios-13/108573/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:30:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108573 Apple has made a small but incredibly useful change in iOS 13: the ability to share audio between two pairs of AirPods. That sounds like a fairly simple new feature, but it’s basically been on the wishlists of many AirPods users since the wireless Bluetooth headphones first debuted a couple years ago. How to Use […]
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Twelve Classy Apple Accessories That Look Expensive (But Aren’t) https://www.idropnews.com/news/classy-apple-accessories-that-look-expensive-but-arent/107237/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:30:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=107237 Apple has a justifiable reputation as a maker of premium devices. As such, luxurious or high-quality accessories for iPhones, Macs, iPads and Apple Watches aren’t hard to find. In fact, Apple sells plenty of luxe accessories itself. But not everyone that has an Apple device has the money to blow on premium accessories. Luckily, there […]
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iPhone XR2 Is Getting an Even Larger Battery (And It’s in Production Now) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-xr2-is-getting-an-even-larger-battery-and-its-in-production-now/108610/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:41:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108610 Apple’s current-generation iPhone XR already features stellar battery life – but its upcoming replacement will gain an additional power boost this year. According to sources familiar with the matter, Contemporary Amperex Technology has begun mass-producing the 2019 iPhone XR2’s updated battery. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the China-based company has supplied […]
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How to Get iOS 13’s New Wallpapers for Your iPhone Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-get-ios-13s-new-wallpapers-for-your-iphone-right-now/108531/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:40:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108531 iOS 13 is coming later this year, and it’s packed with exciting new features and updates like Dark Mode, swipe-to-type and so much more. But one of the often-overlooked (yet still refreshing) changes in Apple’s software updates include contemporary wallpapers, which can help breathe new life into your devices. Of course, if you don’t want […]
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iCloud Drive Comes of Age with Folder Sharing in iOS 13 https://www.idropnews.com/ios-13/icloud-drive-comes-of-age-with-folder-sharing-in-ios-13/108604/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:19:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108604 Apple’s implementation of iCloud has received well-deserved criticism over the years for being fairly substandard when compared to more dedicated file sharing services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive, but it looks like Apple will finally be catching up in a big way with the release of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina later this year. […]
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Here’s How ‘Sign In With Apple’ Will Keep Your Info Private https://www.idropnews.com/ios-13/heres-how-sign-in-with-apple-will-keep-your-info-private/108596/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:53:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108596 During its unveiling of iOS 13 last week, Apple gave a significant amount of stage time to new privacy features that it’s been working on, not the least of which is a new Sign in with Apple feature that’s designed as a secure and private alternative to the traditionally invasive integrated sign-in systems that Facebook […]
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Microsoft Announces Apple’s New iCloud for Windows App https://www.idropnews.com/news/microsoft-announces-apples-new-icloud-for-windows-app/108592/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:47:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108592 While Apple would undoubtedly prefer that you buy a Mac, the company has to acknowledge that many iPhone and iPad users are still saddled with Windows on their desktop and laptop computers, and therefore has long offered Windows versions of key apps such as iTunes and iCloud. In fact, the company once even offered a […]
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Apple’s Supply Chain Plans for the Worst Amid U.S.-China Trade War https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-supply-chain-plans-for-the-worst-amid-u-s-china-trade-war/108557/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:34:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108557 The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is getting more unpredictable. But Apple’s supply chain in the region is already planning for the worst. China’s manufacturing ecosystem is absolutely critical to Apple and other smartphone makers. Because of that, the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China could threaten Apple’s hardware business. President […]
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iOS 13 Further Hints 2019 iPhones Could Ditch Lightning Ports for Good https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/ios-13-further-hints-2019-iphones-could-ditch-lightning-ports-for-good/108516/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:39:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108516 Apple’s Lightning standard may be on its way out as the company slowly moves its lineup over to USB-C. This year, the company’s iPhones may be the next devices to make the switch. Reports of a USB-C iPhone aren’t new. Past rumors have suggested that Apple will swap Lightning for USB-C in the next few […]
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3D Touch Is on Its Way out (But Will Survive in iOS 13) https://www.idropnews.com/news/3d-touch-is-on-its-way-out-but-will-survive-in-ios-13/108537/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:13:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108537 For a while there, it looked like iOS 13 officially killed 3D Touch. But according to Apple, the feature’s absence in the update was actually unintentional. Early adopters who have downloaded the first beta build of iOS 13 started noticing that 3D Touch wasn’t working in the operating system update. Combined with reports that this […]
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Amazon Overtakes Apple, Google to Become World’s Most Valuable Brand https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-overtakes-apple-google-to-become-worlds-most-valuable-brand/108492/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:50:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108492 Amazon has toppled Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, according to a new ranking of global companies published Tuesday. The e-commerce giant is valued at $315.5 billion, which is a 52 percent jump from last year, according to the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand Ranking, which was put […]
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iPhone XS vs. Galaxy S10: Which One Holds Its Value Better? https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-xs-vs-galaxy-s10-which-one-holds-its-value-better/108444/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:19:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108444 It’s long been known that while Apple’s hardware sells at premium prices, the company’s Macs, iPhones, and iPads also hold their value far longer than most of their competitors, both in terms of continuing usability and resale value. For example, when Apple releases iOS 13 this fall, it will still support devices that were released […]
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Here’s How iOS 13 Will Let You Limit Who Your Kids Can Chat With https://www.idropnews.com/ios-13/heres-how-ios-13-will-let-you-limit-who-your-kids-can-chat-with/108439/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:14:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108439 There are many new features coming to iOS 13 — much more than Apple was able to show us on stage during its keynote, and even beyond, and as developers continue to play with the first iOS 13 beta, we’re starting to gain more insights into what’s new and even how it’s going to work. We […]
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Ubisoft Unveils New Apple TV+ Comedy Series From ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Creators https://www.idropnews.com/news/ubisoft-unveils-new-apple-tv-comedy-series-from-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-creators/108434/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:35:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108434 Although Apple showed off a number of big productions when it debuted its Apple TV+ service earlier this year, what the company highlighted was only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the content deals we’ve been hearing about over the past two years. Not only are there at least two dozen other projects […]
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Having Trouble Connecting to Public Wi-Fi in iOS 12? Try This Quick Fix https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/having-trouble-connecting-to-public-wi-fi-in-ios-12-try-this-quick-fix/108407/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:41:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108407 Free, public Wi-Fi definitely has its downsides. But, in a pinch, it may just be the best option that’s available. On the other hand, there’s a weird quirk in iOS 12 that makes connecting to public Wi-Fi a bit more annoying and difficult than in past iOS versions. Here’s what you need to know. What’s […]
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Best VPNs for iOS and Why To Use One https://www.idropnews.com/social/best-vpns-for-ios-and-why-to-use-one-3/108403/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:08:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=108403 If you’ve been clued into the news on internet privacy recently, you’re probably no stranger to the buzz around Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). So, what is a VPN, and more importantly, why the sudden sense of urgency around protecting your data everywhere from the airport to your own home? You can search best VPNs here. A […]
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