iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 22:01:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Google Maps Will Now Let You Go Incognito on iPhone – This Is How https://www.idropnews.com/news/google-maps-will-now-let-you-go-incognito-on-iphone-this-is-how/125296/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:34:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125296 Google is now rolling out Incognito Mode to Google Maps on iOS, letting users take back a bit of privacy when using the navigation system. Incognito Mode has been available on Google Maps for Android since October. The new feature for the iOS version of the app works pretty much the same way. In short: […]
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You Can Finally Listen to Apple Podcasts on Your Amazon Echo (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-finally-listen-to-apple-podcasts-on-your-amazon-echo-heres-how/125278/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:07:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125278 Amazon Echo owners can now listen to any of the roughly 800,000 shows on Apple Podcasts on their Alexa-enabled devices. Apple has partnered with the retail giant to begin offering Apple Podcasts support on Echo devices starting today. And while you can use it on your own Echo devices now, it takes a few steps […]
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AT&T Officially Launches 5G to Millions of Customers in 10 Cities https://www.idropnews.com/news/att-officially-launches-5g-to-millions-of-customers-in-10-cities/125262/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:47:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125262 AT&T’s first actual 5G service has officially gone live in 10 cities across the U.S., the carrier said in a press release on Friday. “With the launch of AT&T 5G for consumers, we’re bringing our customers new and innovative ways to connect with each other, their entertainment and their communities,” said Kevin Petersen, AT&T Mobility […]
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Apple Is Off the Hook for iPhone Tariffs as Trump Signs Eleventh-Hour U.S.-China Trade Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-off-the-hook-for-iphone-tariffs-as-trump-signs-eleventh-hour-us-china-trade-deal/125225/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:03:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125225 As the trade war between the U.S. and China has continued to escalate over the past two years, Apple has been continuing its fight to remain out of the dispute, repeatedly petitioning U.S. President Donald Trump and the U.S. Trade Representative to leave its products out of the tariffs that are otherwise being imposed on […]
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Apple Just Scored This First-Ever Sports Game Franchise for Apple Arcade https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-scored-this-first-ever-sports-game-franchise-for-apple-arcade/125220/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:13:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125220 Apple has changed the landscape of mobile gaming with Apple Arcade, its subscription gaming service that puts over 100 exclusive titles at its users’ fingertips for only $4.99/month, all without any disruptive ads or in-app purchases. The quality of games on Apple Arcade have already proven to be well worth the price, and Apple has […]
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Apple’s Next Big Apple TV+ Show Is Set to Premiere on Jan. 17 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-next-big-apple-tv-show-is-set-to-premiere-on-jan-17/125216/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:12:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125216 It’s only been six weeks since the service launched, and Apple’s already having a great run with Apple TV+, which appears to be taking Hollywood by storm before their brand new shows have even finished their first-season runs. Of course, Apple has a lot more in the pipeline, and in what we’re pretty sure will […]
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Bug Allowing Kids to Bypass iPhone Communication Limits Has Already Been Discovered https://www.idropnews.com/news/bug-allowing-kids-to-bypass-iphone-communication-limits-has-already-been-discovered/125099/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 23:25:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125099 A new bug has been discovered in Apple’s Communication Limits for Screen Time that pretty much renders the feature useless. Primarily designed as a feature to let parents control who their children can communicate with, Communication Limits was introduced in this week’s iOS 13.3 update. But CNBC has already spotted a workaround that kids could […]
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A New, Physical Keyboard Might Be Coming to Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/a-new-physical-keyboard-might-be-coming-to-your-iphone/125083/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:59:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125083 Apple’s iPhone has never had a physical keyboard. But if a current Kickstarter project is able to get off the ground, you may be able to add one. The project is called Physibo. Which, as the company notes, is a play on “physical keyboard.” And it’s essentially an iPhone case that adds a physical QWERTY […]
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Apple Now Has More Job Openings Than Ever Before https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-now-has-more-job-openings-than-ever-before/125075/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:48:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125075 Apple currently has more job openings than it’s had in years, according to new data published this week by research firm Thinknum. The Cupertino tech giant currently has 5,280 open positions listed on its jobs webpage, the data shows. That’s up from a low of 3,900 last April and 530 more openings than this same […]
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iPhone’s ‘Hey Siri’ Feature Helped to Save This Iowa Man from an Icy River https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphones-hey-siri-feature-helped-to-save-this-iowa-man-from-an-icy-river/125049/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:15:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125049 The Apple Watch isn’t the only device that can help save somebody’s life. A recent story demonstrated that Siri on an iPhone may be just as handy in an emergency. Gael Salcedo, 18, was on the way to class at North Iowa Area Community College when his Jeep hit a patch of ice and plunged […]
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Why Right Now Is (Likely) the Best Time to Trade in Your iPhone XS https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-right-now-is-likely-the-best-time-to-trade-in-your-iphone-xs/125012/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:21:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125012 If your daily driver is an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max that you bought shortly after launch, now may just be the best time to trade it in at Apple. Apple is currently offering an estimated trade-in value of $600 and $500 for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS, respectively. Based on the […]
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U.S. Senator Says iPhone Encryption Creates a ‘Safe Haven for Criminals’, Vows to ‘Impose His Will’ on Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/us-senator-says-iphone-encryption-creates-a-safe-haven-for-criminals-vows-to-impose-his-will-on-apple/125027/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:59:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125027 Apple is once again under fire from U.S. lawmakers, this time for designing the iPhone with such strong encryption to protect the data on the iPhone that it hampers the efforts of law enforcement. In a recent hearing on Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety held by the Senate Judiciary […]
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Twitter Will Finally Let You Post Live Photos from Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/twitter-will-finally-let-you-post-live-photos-from-your-iphone/125019/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:44:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125019 It’s been more than four years since Apple debuted Live Photos with the release of the iPhone 6s, and it looks like Twitter is finally getting with the program to allow iPhone users to share their creations on the social media network. The move comes as part of a pretty big update to how Twitter […]
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Apple Continues to Rack up Nominations for ‘The Morning Show’ Before the First Season Has Even Ended https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-continues-to-rack-up-nominations-for-the-morning-show-before-the-first-season-has-even-ended/125015/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:14:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125015 Apple’s The Morning Show is continuing to receive more award nominations, with the announcement this week that it’s also been tagged as a potential recipient of several Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards for three members of its star-studded cast. Steve Carell and Billy Crudup have both been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor […]
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Aramco Overtakes Apple as World’s Most Valuable Company on First Day of Trading https://www.idropnews.com/news/aramco-overtakes-apple-as-worlds-most-valuable-company-on-first-day-of-trading/124992/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:50:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124992 Apple has officially been dethroned as the world’s most valuable company when Saudi Arabia’s Aramco started trading publicly on Wednesday. Shares of Aramco surged 10 percent (the daily limit) in the first few moments on the stock market. It held that position until closing on Wednesday, pushing the company’s value up to $1.88 trillion, CBS […]
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The U.S. Government Wants Access to Your Data, Threatens Apple to Get It https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-u-s-government-wants-access-to-your-data-threatens-apple-to-get-it/124957/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:55:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124957 United States senators have threatened Apple and Facebook with mandatory regulations if they don’t build backdoors into their encryption. Apple and Facebook were both grilled on their encryption policies at a Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Reuters reported. In a rare bipartisan effort, senators from both sides of the aisle urged the tech companies to […]
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Apple Might Have Quietly Fixed the MacBook Pro Speaker Popping Problem https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-might-have-quietly-fixed-the-macbook-pro-speaker-popping-problem/124971/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:11:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124971 Apple may have fixed the speaker popping issue seen in some MacBook Pro models with its macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update. The issue, if you aren’t familiar, is a “popping” or “clipping” sound when a user stops or skips audio playback in some apps. While it only appears to impact 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it does […]
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Report: 2020 5G iPhones Won’t Cost Much More Than Current Devices https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/report-2020-5g-iphones-wont-cost-much-more-than-current-devices/124946/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:33:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124946 Next year’s iPhones are largely expected to pack major upgrades, like 5G connectivity and laser cameras. But, despite that, they probably won’t be much more expensive. That’s according to a new research note released by TF Securities on Wednesday and penned by well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, Apple won’t significantly increase the price […]
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Tello Will Give You Six MONTHS of Cellphone Service for Less Than $50 https://www.idropnews.com/news/tello-will-give-you-six-months-of-cellphone-service-for-less-than-50/124727/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:14:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124727 Are you looking for a new cellular provider, but don’t want to spend too much? Do you want to have access to a reasonable amount of data without wasting it if you don’t use it all? Are you afraid of commitment? Then this Tello Value Prepaid 6-month plan might be the one for you. This service offers […]
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Lower-Cost Powerbeats4 Earphones with “Hey Siri” May Be Coming Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/lower-cost-powerbeats4-earphones-with-hey-siri-may-be-coming-soon/124930/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:40:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124930 Earlier this year Apple debuted Powerbeats Pro, a new higher-end version of its Beats-branded earbuds that added the H1 chip and “Hey Siri” support found on its second-generation AirPods, and now it looks like it may be bringing the advanced H1-powered features to a new set of less expensive pair of Beats ‘buds. New assets […]
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Former Apple Executive Accuses Apple of Spying on Him https://www.idropnews.com/news/former-apple-executive-accuses-apple-of-spying-on-him/124925/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 16:51:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124925 A former Apple executive who was a key member of the team behind the A-series chips that power the iPhone and iPad found himself embroiled in a legal dispute with Apple last summer after the company sued him for breach of contract. Now he’s firing back with his own complaint that Apple significantly invaded his […]
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Apple’s Ultimate Mac Pro Is Here, and with $400 Wheels It’s Priced for Serious Pros https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-ultimate-mac-pro-is-here-and-with-400-wheels-its-priced-for-serious-pros/124918/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:47:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124918 As we noted on Monday, you can now order Apple’s new uber-powerful Mac Pro from Apple’s website, and while the pricing options shouldn’t come as a surprise by now, it’s still staggering not only to see how much a maxed-out configuration will run you, but also the fact that Apple is charging serious premiums for […]
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This Is Why You Should Update to iOS 13.3 as Soon as Possible https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-is-why-you-should-update-to-ios-13-3-as-soon-as-possible/124877/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124877 Apple has fixed a critical bug in iOS 13 that could let anyone temporarily overwhelm and freeze up an iPhone using AirDrop. The bug was first discovered by engineer and security researcher Kishan Bagaria, TechCrunch reported. Bagaria found that AirDrop let him repeatedly send files to any device able to accept them within range. By […]
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You Can Finally Give Disney+ as a Present (Here’s How to Do It) https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-finally-give-disney-as-a-present-heres-how-to-do-it/124831/ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:29:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=124831 Signing up a friend or family member for Disney+ can be tricky –– the surprise would normally be spoiled as soon as you decide to input the recipient’s email address. To fix this issue, Disney recently launched a special new page that makes gifting a year of Disney+ a quick and seamless experience.  The ease of giving […]
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