iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:55:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff I Absolutely Use a VPN and Here’s Why https://www.idropnews.com/social/i-absolutely-use-a-vpn-and-heres-why-2/120562/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:55:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120562 Apple Has Made Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon the Highest Paid TV Stars in Hollywood https://www.idropnews.com/news/jennifer-aniston-and-reese-witherspoon-are-now-among-the-highest-paid-tv-stars-in-hollywood/120551/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:08:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120551 Apple has never held back when it’s serious about breaking into a new industry. The iPod and iTunes revolutionized the music industry, the iPhone changed the mobile phone landscape forever, and the iPad has now defined what a tablet computer is supposed to be. So not surprisingly, once Apple decided it was time to get […]
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Apple Has Already Renewed ‘For All Mankind’ for Another Season https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-has-already-renewed-for-all-mankind-for-another-season/120546/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:52:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120546 Apple’s new streaming service hasn’t even officially opened its doors, yet the company has enough confidence in its original shows that it’s already renewing some of them for a second season before the first episode has even hit the screens of the new service, which technically doesn’t even have any subscribers yet either. Apple premiered […]
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Here’s How Google’s Pixel 4 Camera Stacks up Against the iPhone 11 Pro https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-how-googles-pixel-4-camera-stacks-up-against-the-iphone-11-pro/120528/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:00:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120528 Yesterday Google announced its new Pixel 4 smartphone to much fanfare, and while most of the announcement wasn’t a surprise — it’s been considered one of the worst kept pre-release secrets in modern smartphone history — it’s clear that Google is aiming to take back the crown once held by its predecessor, the Pixel 3, as the […]
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I Absolutely Use a VPN and Here’s Why https://www.idropnews.com/social/i-absolutely-use-a-vpn-and-heres-why/120515/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:05:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120515 Don’t Fall for the Fake iOS Jailbreak Website That’s Deceiving Users https://www.idropnews.com/news/dont-fall-for-the-fake-ios-jailbreak-website-thats-deceiving-users/120463/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:03:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120463 A fake iOS jailbreak website is reportedly scamming users into downloading gaming apps to generate revenue for the attackers – but it has the capability to do more harm than that. First spotted by Talos Security, the website is actually a prime example of how bad actors can leverage the news cycle and come up […]
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End Fraying Forever with This $30 MFi MOS Spring Lightning Cable 3-Pack https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/end-fraying-forever-with-this-30-mfi-mos-spring-lightning-cable-3-pack/120462/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:12:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120462 People seem to go through iPhone charging cables like Tupperware; they just don’t seem to last as long as we expect they should. But that doesn’t have to be the case forever. You already know that Lightning cables will fray at the ends due to excessive twisting, bending, and the daily strain we place on […]
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Sorry Parents, Your Kids Are Using These Tricks to Bypass Screen Time Restrictions https://www.idropnews.com/news/sorry-parents-your-kids-are-using-these-tricks-to-bypass-screen-time-restrictions/120447/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:30:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120447 Enterprising kids are finding ways to bypass Screen Time limits and other parental controls on Apple devices, much to the chagrin of concerned parents. First introduced in iOS 12, Screen Time is a “digital wellbeing” feature that lets users monitor their device usage. But it also has more restrictive capabilities meant to help curb screen […]
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Goldman Sachs CEO Calls Apple Card Launch the ‘Most Successful’ Ever https://www.idropnews.com/news/goldman-sachs-ceo-calls-apple-card-launch-the-most-successful-ever/120428/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:13:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120428 The Apple Card’s rollout was “the most successful credit card launch ever,” according to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Solomon gave the update at the top of a conference call with investors on Tuesday morning, covering some of the initiatives that Goldman Sachs has undertaken over the past few years (via CNBC). “In three short […]
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Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: Which Is the Right Watch for You? https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-series-5-vs-series-3-which-is-the-right-watch-for-you/120219/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:56:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120219 The new Apple Watch Series 5 has been available for about a month now and comes with a bevy of new features (like the always-on display), making it the best Apple Watch yet. And, of course, it’s also the most expensive one yet. Fortunately, Apple has lowered the price of the already great Apple Watch Series […]
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Apple’s Newest Software Updates Squash Phone, Mail and Health Bugs +More https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-newest-software-updates-squash-phone-mail-and-health-bugs-more/120409/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:22:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120409 Apple on Tuesday released several minor software updates that squash quite a few bugs on iOS, iPadOS and macOS Catalina. Those updates, iOS and iPadOS 13.1.3 and a macOS Catalina Supplemental Update, are just the latest attempts to tighten up what’s been a fairly buggy software release year for Apple. Here’s what they fix. iOS […]
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Disney Announces Every Show and Movie Coming to Disney+ on Nov. 12 https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-everything-coming-to-disney-when-it-launches-on-nov-12/120388/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:49:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120388 While Apple is preparing to open the doors to its own Apple TV+ streaming service on Nov. 1 with a small collection of quality shows, entertainment powerhouse Disney is expected to land on your Apple devices less than two weeks later with its Disney+ streaming service that will provide an absolutely massive catalogue of content […]
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Beats Releases First On-Ear Headphones with ‘Hey Siri’ and 22+ Hour Battery Life https://www.idropnews.com/news/beats-releases-first-on-ear-headphones-with-hey-siri/120383/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:08:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120383 When Apple released its second-generation AirPods last spring, one of the biggest new features to come to its extremely popular true wireless earbuds was support for voice-activated “Hey Siri.” This feature was powered by Apple’s newest H1 wireless chip that superseded the W1 chip found in the original AirPods and all of Apple’s Beats-branded wireless […]
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Apple’s TV App Officially Lands on Roku Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-tv-app-officially-lands-on-roku-devices/120376/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:31:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120376 When Apple first took the wraps off its new video streaming service back in March, it also promised to deliver one of the features that we’d been hearing rumours about leading up to the event: support for its TV app on Roku set-top boxes. Although the original details of that were somewhat murky, the goal […]
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Husband Bypasses Fingerprint Reader on Wife’s Galaxy S10 After Installing eBay Screen Protector https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/husband-bypasses-fingerprint-reader-on-wifes-galaxy-s10-after-installing-ebay-screen-protector/120339/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:58:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120339 Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 handset appears to have a serious security vulnerability when used with certain third-party accessories. That vulnerability appears to impact devices with an aftermarket screen protector, and it could let anyone unlock the device using the built-in fingerprint reader. The Samsung ‘Security Breach’ One of the first reports about the vulnerability was […]
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Warning – iOS 13.1.2 Bug Causes ‘Constant’ Dropped Calls for Some iPhone Users https://www.idropnews.com/news/warning-ios-13-1-2-bug-causes-constant-dropped-calls-for-some-iphone-users/120313/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:13:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120313 Experiencing dropped calls after updating to iOS 13.1.2? Based on the number of reports from users, you’re not alone. There appears to be a bug causing a significant increase in dropped calls after updating to the latest iOS version. Whether you’re looking for a reason to hold off on updating to iOS 13 or you’re […]
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Apple Arcade Free Trials End Soon: Here’s How to Cancel Before You’re Charged https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/apple-arcade-free-trials-end-soon-heres-how-to-cancel-before-youre-charged/120271/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:05:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120271
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8 Brilliant New Gadgets That’ll Make Perfect Gifts This Year https://www.idropnews.com/deals/8-brilliant-new-gadgets-thatll-make-perfect-gifts-this-year/120181/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:32:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120181 The time has come to start thinking about gifts for your friends, family, and maybe even for yourself. It can be challenging to find the coolest new products, but we have the perfect place to start. These incredibly unique, fun, and useful devices make great gifts but might also be the solution you’ve been looking […]
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Apple’s Powerful iPhone SE 2 to Start at Only $399, Launch Early Next Year https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-powerful-iphone-se-2-to-start-at-only-399-launch-early-next-year/120252/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:34:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120252 Apple is largely expected to debut a new “iPhone SE 2” early next year. But thus far, it hasn’t been clear how much that device might cost. Now, reliable TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the upcoming entry-level 64GB smartphone will start at only $399. Kuo’s new research note, which was published over […]
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Safari May Be Sending Your IP Address to China – Here’s How to Turn It Off https://www.idropnews.com/news/safari-could-be-sending-your-ip-address-to-china-heres-how-to-turn-it-off/120237/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:10:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120237 In an effort to protect users from the wild west of internet phishing scams and malware, Apple has long included a “safe browsing” feature in Safari that will alert you when you might be visiting a website that’s known to be fraudulent. However, many users are probably not aware that this feature — which is […]
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Here’s What the iPhone 12 Might Look Like https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/heres-what-the-iphone-12-might-look-like/120230/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:39:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120230 It’s been less than a month since Apple released its iPhone 11 lineup, but fans and designers are already imagining what the 2020 iPhone 12 might look like. To be fair, we’ve already heard enough rumours about next year’s iPhone to know that it’s likely going to be a pretty big design change, and also […]
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Apple Just Scored This HBO Hit for Apple TV+ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-scored-this-hbo-hit-for-apple-tv/120224/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:52:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120224 With Apple TV+ set to launch in less than three weeks, Apple already has a number of shows ready to go that are certain to be big hits, from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show to the epic Jason Momoa-led See. However, all of the original shows that Apple has worked on thus […]
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5 Best iPhone Apps to Count Calories (and Lose More Weight) https://www.idropnews.com/apps/5-best-iphone-apps-to-count-calories-and-lose-more-weight/120098/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:00:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=120098 If you’re trying to lose weight, one of the most important things to keep in mind is your calories. Every meal you eat has a certain amount of calories, which your body needs to produce energy. However, if you eat too many calories, and you don’t burn them, you’re going to start gaining weight. Trust […]
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Bullet Journaling Is the Latest Trend – Here Are 5 Great Apps to Get Started https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-bullet-journaling-the-latest-trend-here-are-5-great-apps-to-get-started-2/119148/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:00:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=119148 Bullet journaling has become remarkably popular lately. But in case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, a Bullet Journal, or “BuJo” for short, is a system to help you become more organized by prioritizing the most important things in your life and asking yourself why they matter in your life. Whether you want to boost your […]
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