iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:59:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.7 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 Driver’s License Could Be the Next Thing in Your Apple Wallet https://www.idropnews.com/news/your-drivers-license-could-be-the-next-thing-in-your-apple-wallet/138822/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:59:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138822 While Apple’s new Car Key technology is getting a lot of attention right now, this may be just be another step in the plan to turn your iPhone into a true digital wallet, as a newly discovered series of patent applications suggests. Although Apple’s Wallet app on your iPhone can already include store loyalty cards, […]
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BMW is Getting Ready for Apple Car Key, But It Could Require a Subscription https://www.idropnews.com/news/bmw-is-getting-ready-for-apple-car-key-but-it-could-require-a-subscription/138812/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138812 Perhaps one of the most interesting new features that Apple announced during its iOS 14 unveiling at WWDC last month is something that users won’t even need to wait for iOS 14 to enjoy — at least for those who are willing to buy a new BMW to take advantage of it. As we noted earlier […]
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You May Be Able to Control Apple Glass with the Veins in Your Hands https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/you-may-be-able-to-control-apple-glass-with-the-veins-in-your-hands/138794/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:25:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138794 Apple patents often offer fans an early glimpse of future technological innovations from the company. Sometimes that includes designs of foldable smartphones, other times, it might show-off the software required to take group selfies while social-distancing. But something that Apple has been developing in secret is the Apple Glove, a highly-anticipated accessory for the future […]
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ChronoWatch vs. Apple Watch: This Incredible Smartwatch Costs 4x Less https://www.idropnews.com/products/chronowatch-vs-apple-watch-review/138720/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:21:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138720 If you consider yourself to be an exercise junkie or are starting to be more health-conscious, then a fitness tracker is a must-have companion for your workouts. When it comes to fitness-friendly wearables, the Apple Watch is undoubtedly one of the best out there. But this smartwatch comes with a hefty price tag that may […]
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There’s Still Another Intel iMac Coming Before the Transition to Apple Silicon https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/theres-still-another-intel-imac-coming-before-the-transition-to-apple-silicon/138739/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:41:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138739 One of the biggest announcements at Apple’s WWDC last month was that it will be starting the transition to its own ARM-based Macs, using a new in-house chip that for now, the company is only referring to as “Apple Silicon.” Based on the same architecture as Apple’s current A-series chips found in the iPhone and […]
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Apple Just Won the Rights to the New Will Smith Movie ‘Emancipation’ in a Landmark Film Festival Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-won-the-rights-to-the-new-will-smith-movie-emancipation-in-a-landmark-film-festival-deal/138717/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:43:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138717 Apple continues to pour staggering amounts of money into cornering landmark original movies for its Apple TV+ streaming service, with a new report suggest that it’s not dropped a record-breaking $120 million on a new action thriller film set to star Will Smith. According to Deadline, Apple has just closed the largest film festival acquisition […]
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6 Good Reasons Why the iPhone 12 Won’t Include Accessories https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/6-good-reasons-why-the-iphone-12-wont-include-accessories/138709/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:30:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138709 The latest flurry of rumours on the iPhone 12 suggests that Apple may actually be pulling all of its accessories out of the box this year, resulting in a box that includes little more than the iPhone itself. Although it seems likely that Apple will still need to include a USB to Lightning cable in […]
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Verizon Wireless Zone Stores to Give Away FREE Backpacks Loaded with School Supplies https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/verizon-wireless-zone-stores-to-give-away-free-backpacks-loaded-with-school-supplies/138691/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:45:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138691 COVID-19 may have shut down our schools and our businesses, but it hasn’t put an end to some old-fashioned community service. As it has done in the past, Verizon Wireless Zone stores will be handing out free backpacks to local children who come into their stores. When Is the Backpack Giveaway? Mark your calendars as […]
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PSA: All Apps Are Spying on Your iPhone or Android’s Clipboard https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-all-apps-are-spying-on-your-iphone-or-androids-clipboard/138668/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:20:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138668 TikTok made headlines earlier this year when researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk discovered that the social media app was spying on the iPhone’s clipboard. Thanks to iOS 14’s new security features, it turns out TikTok is not alone. More than 53 other apps are reading clipboard data without your knowledge or permission and […]
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30 More U.S. Apple Stores to Close Due to COVID-19 Infection Spikes https://www.idropnews.com/news/30-more-u-s-apple-stores-to-close-due-to-covid-19-infection-spikes/138667/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:24:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138667 Across the United States, people are seeing spikes COVID-19 infection cases. This is occurring in states such as California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, and more. While many were hoping to see their states flourishing after the lengthy lockdown, the results are mixed. Now Apple Stores will be joining many others in closing. Apple announced that it […]
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Apple Tests macOS on the iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-tests-macos-on-the-iphone/138659/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:42:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138659 We’ve been talking about ARM-based Macs for years. Apple finally put that rumor to bed when it confirmed these mystery Macs at WWDC 2020. Not only will an A-series processor power these Macs, but they also represent a step towards convergence as the Mac platform moves closer to the iPhone. The two are getting so […]
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Apple’s Giving Away Free Money Again https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/apples-giving-away-free-money-again/138625/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:10:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138625 Apple is offering a 10% bonus when you add money to your Apple ID. You can add as much as $200 and earn up to $20 extra when you add the funds to your Apple account. This promotion is a one-time-use offer and is available only for a limited time. How to Add Funds on […]
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iOS 13.6 Is Almost Ready to Bring Car Keys to Your New BMW https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-14-may-be-all-the-rage-but-ios-136-is-still-coming-soon/138639/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:29:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138639 With all of the cool new features coming to iOS 14 this fall its easy to forget that Apple hasn’t abandoned its ongoing work on iOS 13 just yet, and in fact we can expect another major point release to arrive quite possibly before we even see the first iOS 14 public betas land later […]
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Apple Is Changing Apple Arcade’s Course and Looking for More ‘Engaging’ Games https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-changing-apple-arcades-course-and-looking-for-more-engaging-games/138636/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:47:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138636 When Apple debuted its Apple Arcade gaming service last year, it was with the promise of a utopian future for mobile gaming — a service that would provide some of the best games that iOS developers could come up with, bankrolled and curated by Apple, and, best of all, entirely free of the kind of ads, […]
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Here’s Why It’s Dangerous to Pirate Mac Apps https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-its-dangerous-to-pirate-mac-apps/138629/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:04:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138629 For iPhone and iPad users, the App Store is the only legitimate game in town for getting apps onto your device, and although the Mac still allows apps to be installed old-school, many developers now push their apps through the Mac App Store for the increased safety, security, and simplicity, however, this hasn’t stopped piracy […]
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Best Apple Deals: Save $394 on iPad Pro, $100 on Apple Watch S5 + More https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-save-394-on-ipad-pro-100-on-apple-watch-s5-more/138590/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:53:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138590 Amazon Prime Day may be delayed until September because of coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean all the sales have come to an end. Amazon and other retailers have discounted a variety of Apple products. In the market for an iPad or an Apple Watch? We got you covered below in our list of the best […]
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Apple’s macOS Gets a Cool ‘Neu’ Design (But What Is It, Exactly?) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-macos-gets-a-cool-neu-design-but-what-is-it-exactly/138587/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:03:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138587 Apple announced a new version of macOS during WWDC 2020, and the operating system is turning heads. Not because it has so many new features, but because it looks so different. Different from previous versions of macOS and different from iOS. What makes it so unique is the company’s new design approach, which signals its […]
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New 4K Slow-Mo Camera Modes Coming to iPhone 12 Pro Models https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-4k-slow-mo-camera-modes-coming-to-iphone-12-pro-models/138451/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:20:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138451 YouTube channel Everything Apple Pro and Max Weinbach are back again with some tantalizing details about the iPhone 12 Pro. According to their latest information, the iPhone 12 Pro could ship with two new 4K camera modes that may change how you record slow-mo video. The two new video modes would add support for shooting […]
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Put Your iPad’s LiDAR Scanner to the Test with These AR Games https://www.idropnews.com/apps/put-your-ipads-lidar-scanner-to-the-test-with-these-ar-games/138544/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:58:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138544 When the 2020 iPad Pro was released, some people were disappointed. There weren’t many improvements that would want to make you upgrade from an older iPad Pro. By far, the biggest change the iPad Pro got this year was on its back. Apple decided to implement a new LiDAR sensor, which will improve your experience […]
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Apple Watch Handwashing Detection Has Been in the Works Since Long Before COVID-19 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-handwashing-detection-has-been-in-the-works-since-long-before-covid-19/138540/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:01:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138540 Although watchOS 7 hasn’t (yet) delivered everything we were expecting, Apple did have one interesting surprise up its sleeve in the form of a new handwashing detection feature that will encourage users to wash their hands more frequently, properly, and thoroughly. Considering Apple’s very proactive response to the ongoing global health pandemic, it’s easy to […]
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Apple Is Upping Its 4K Game in tvOS 14 and macOS Big Sur https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-upping-its-4k-game-in-tvos-14-and-macos-big-sur/138536/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:51:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138536 Apple has had a slightly odd relationship with 4K video content over the years, especially where streaming services like Netflix and YouTube are concerned. While Apple began delivering 4K HDR movies on its iTunes Store three years ago, when it released its Apple TV 4K back in 2017, the support for 4K content from other […]
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The New York Times Is Leaving Apple News https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-new-york-times-is-leaving-apple-news/138532/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:06:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138532 In a significant move, The New York Times has announced that it will be pulling out of Apple News entirely, citing the fact that the online news aggregation service doesn’t align with its goals of “building direct relationships” with its paying subscribers. This means that, effective immediately, New York Times articles will no longer appear […]
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iPhone 12 Won’t Include a Charger or EarPods in the Box, Says Insider https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-12-wont-include-a-charger-or-earpods-in-the-box-says-insider/138512/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:35:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138512 If you snag an iPhone 12 at launch, don’t be surprised by the barebones packaging. According to industry insider and well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the company may be shipping the iPhone 12 without a power adapter. An earlier rumor hinted that Apple might be ditching the earbuds and leaving only the phone and a […]
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Former Microsoft Exec Praises Apple Silicon Endeavor, Calls It ‘Most Remarkable’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/former-microsoft-exec-praises-apple-silicon-endeavor-calls-it-most-remarkable/138494/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:56:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138494 One of the few things Apple computers had in common with PCs was their Intel processors. But now, with Apple’s shift into homemade silicon, the company’s making a move toward product independence. And Apple’s employees aren’t the only ones impressed with the transition. After Apple announced Apple Silicon at WWDC, countless people commented on the […]
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