iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:43:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.12 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Everything You Need to Know About Phishing And How to Avoid It https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/everything-you-need-to-know-about-phishing-and-how-to-avoid-it/170297/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 19:00:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170297 Scammers are always finding new ways to get people’s information, but one of the oldest ones in the books is known as phishing. Well, at least old for the internet world. Phishing’s been around since the 90s, and it’s only getting more sophisticated as time goes on.  Even if you believe you’ll never be fooled, […]
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DIY | 5 Common iPhone Issues You Can Easily Repair Yourself https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/diy-5-common-iphone-issues-you-can-easily-repair-yourself/169601/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 17:00:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=169601 If you have an iPhone, you know how great it can be at times, but you also know it is not hard to damage. Even if the iPhone 12 and 13 have a ceramic shield that’s four times stronger, there’s still a chance of cracking the screen. Not only that but there are many other […]
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7 Best Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Alternatives for Your New iPhone 13 https://www.idropnews.com/products/7-best-apple-magsafe-battery-pack-alternatives-for-your-new-iphone-13/170112/ Sat, 16 Oct 2021 15:00:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170112 It took Apple quite some time, but it finally released a MagSafe Battery pack for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. And even though it’s a fantastic product to have, there are still many things people didn’t like about it. Some people expected the battery pack to have more power to keep your iPhone going […]
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Best Apple Deals | AirPods Max $100 OFF, MagSafe Battery Pack $15 OFF, iPad Pro $100 OFF (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-airpods-max-100-off-magsafe-battery-pack-15-off-ipad-pro-100-off-many-more/170693/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:43:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170693 It’s near the end of the year and that means there are a bunch of sales on high-end Apple devices that have been, or will be, replaced with newer versions. New Macs are on the way, but Apple’s M1 MacBooks are still some of the most powerful computers you can buy – even at a […]
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Will We See Apple’s New AirPods 3 Arrive on Monday? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/will-we-see-airpods-3-arrive-on-monday/170672/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170672 With so many new second-tier products in Apple’s lineup, we’re starting to see a trend with recent Apple events. It seems as though every time Apple schedules an event, at least a few leakers or analysts predict new product announcements that never actually materialize. Once upon a time, Apple’s events were made up solely of […]
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FAQ | Can an AirTag Be Used on a Dog Collar Safely? Is It Even a Good Idea? https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/faq-can-an-airtag-be-used-on-a-dog-collar-safely-is-it-even-a-good-idea/170595/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:23:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170595 Do you have a dog and want to track them? You may want to grab an AirTag and slap it on your pup’s collar. It’ll keep track of your dog when they play in the yard and also on walks when they cannot resist the temptation to chase a squirrel. Why You Should Use an […]
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Ontario Now Supports iOS 15 COVID-19 Vaccination Cards | How It Works https://www.idropnews.com/news/ontario-now-supports-ios-15-covid-19-vaccination-cards-how-it-works/170662/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170662 Last month, the Canadian province of Ontario began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to access certain non-essential businesses such as restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, and sporting events, and as of today, it has begun rolling out an iOS 15-compatible vaccination card that can be stored on users’ iPhones. Although Ontario residents will still have to wait […]
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Lost and Found | How to Scan an Apple AirTag and Find Its Rightful Owner https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/lost-and-found-how-to-scan-an-apple-airtag-and-find-its-rightful-owner/170551/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:29:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170551 Ever get an alert that you have found a missing AirTag? Not sure what to do? For starters, don’t ignore the warning. That alert is there because the item attached to the AirTag is likely lost. Follow our instructions to connect to the AirTag and reach out to the owner of the missing item. You […]
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Exclusive | New Apple Watch Series 8 Details Emerge + Why the Apple Watch Series 7 Didn’t Get a Redesign https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/exclusive-new-apple-watch-series-8-details-emerge-why-the-apple-watch-series-7-didnt-get-a-redesign/170620/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:04:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170620 Look, I know some of you are disappointed in the Apple Watch Series 7. I am a bit disappointed, too. Jon Prosser, Mark Gurman, Ming-Chi Kuo, even myself, were all catastrophically wrong – or that’s what you might be thinking. So let me break it all down and explain why the Series 7 redesign did […]
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Could the New MacBook Pro Be Getting a Notch? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/could-the-new-macbook-pro-be-getting-a-notch/170636/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170636 Despite reports that Apple has been trying to eliminate the iPhone’s infamous notch for years, an eleventh-hour Mac rumour is suggesting that Apple might actually be adding a notch to the redesigned MacBook Pro models expected to be unveiled next week. Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are both about to undergo what could be […]
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Exclusive | Apple October Event Leaks Reveal What to Expect at the Keynote https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/exclusive-apple-october-event-leaks-reveal-what-to-expect-at-the-keynote/170581/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:09:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170581 Apple announced on Tuesday that it will be holding its next event on Monday, October 18. There are a lot of products that people want to see at this virtual event, including the highly anticipated MacBook Pro redesign in the form of 14-inch and 16-inch computers, a redesigned Mac mini, AirPods 3, an iPod, and […]
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Florida Wants to Be the Next State to Support Apple’s New Digital ID Initiative https://www.idropnews.com/news/florida-could-be-the-next-state-to-support-apples-new-digital-id-initiative/170575/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170575 Over the past few years, Apple has been working to turn the iPhone into a full digital replacement for your wallet, beginning with Apple Pay back in 2014 and arguably culminating with this year’s addition of Digital ID cards to Apple’s Wallet app in iOS 15. It’s the next big step in getting everything we […]
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Apple’s Latest iOS 15 Betas Still Have Data-Hogging iPhone Storage Bugs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-latest-ios-15-betas-still-have-data-hogging-iphone-storage-bugs/170468/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:40:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170468 iOS 15 has had a problematic relationship with storage so far. We first heard reports about how “Full Storage” warnings were plaguing early users, regardless of how much storage they were actually using. The latest iOS 15 beta seems to have added some other storage issues reported by multiple users on Twitter and Reddit. First, people are […]
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One Year After the First 5G iPhone, T-Mobile Continues to Lead In the 5G Speed Race https://www.idropnews.com/news/one-year-after-the-first-5g-iphone-t-mobile-continues-to-lead-in-the-5g-speed-race/170542/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170542 It’s fair to say that we’re at the point where 5G network technology in the U.S. has reached the first stages of its maturity, with carriers more focused now on tweaking their networks and coverage than on the big build-outs that we’ve seen over the past few years. As things have mostly stabilize, it appears […]
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FAQ | What Is HEIC on My iPhone, and How Can I Share HEIC Files? https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/faq-what-is-heic-and-how-do-you-share-heic-files/170319/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:46:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170319 If you’ve been taking a lot of photos lately with your iPhone, you may be wondering how to transfer or share them easily. Once you take a closer look, you’ll see that your files are likely under a HEIC format – which you may not have encountered before. We’re here to answer all of your […]
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Are Your AirPods Pro Making Strange Crackling Noises? Apple Will Replace Them for Free https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-your-airpods-pro-making-strange-crackling-noises-apple-will-replace-them-for-free/170519/ Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170519 Although Apple’s AirPods Pro are a fantastic set of true wireless earbuds, it’s become clear that the company had some problems with the first few batches to come off the assembly line, with some of the buds developing sound issues related to the Active Noise Cancellation feature. Last fall, Apple launched one of its free […]
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iMac Pro Predictions and Rumors | 30-inch Display, M1X Power, Same Chin https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/imac-pro-predictions-and-rumors-30-inch-display-m1x-power-same-chin/170506/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 23:07:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170506 Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stated in April that Apple had paused the development of its 30″ iMac, which would replace the outdated 27″ iMac. The M1X is likely to go into this machine, but a lot of questions still remain. Is the iMac Pro going to have that wild curved design that was rumored, or is it […]
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Tile Just Revealed Its Ultra-Wideband Apple AirTag Rival | Can It Compete? https://www.idropnews.com/news/tile-has-just-announced-its-airtag-competitor/170429/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:55:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170429 Earlier this year, we heard rumours that Tile was preparing a new ultra-wideband version of its item tracking tags that could potentially go head-to-head with Apple’s then-only-rumoured AirTag, and it appears that it’s now getting ready to launch its first UWB tag sometime next year. Dubbed the Tile Ultra, the company is heralding it as […]
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How to Download and Install Apple’s ‘San Francisco Pro’ Font on Your Mac https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-download-and-install-apples-san-francisco-pro-font-to-your-mac/170380/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 21:18:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170380 Apple re-introduced its popular San Francisco font in 2014, releasing it to developers to use in watchOS. Initially, the San Francisco font was available only on watchOS but was soon ported to OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and more. If you want to download the latest San Francisco (SF) font or its variants, you […]
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Hearing Help | Apple Still Has Major Health Plans for AirPods on the Horizon https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-still-has-big-health-plans-for-airpods/170399/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:31:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170399 One of the biggest challenges that the Apple rumour mill often faces is figuring out exactly when Apple’s plans will come to fruition. After all, many ideas spend years in the research and development phases before they get anywhere near a product, and this has clearly been the case with Apple’s more ambitious plans for […]
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Get Ready for Halloween with These Spooky Games for iPhone and iPad https://www.idropnews.com/apps/get-ready-for-halloween-with-these-spooky-games-for-iphone-and-ipad/170372/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 18:20:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170372 Halloween is just around the corner, and we can’t wait for it! But if Christmas has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to wait to start celebrating. You can get in the Halloween spirit right now by playing some horrifying games. The best part, you can play them right on your iPhone and […]
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Could Next Year’s Apple Watch Series 8 Come in Three Sizes? | Think Small https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/could-the-apple-watch-series-8-come-in-three-sizes/170384/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:15:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170384 Since its inception in 2014, the Apple Watch has always been available in only two sizes, but it looks that could be poised to change with next year’s Series 8 model. While Apple basically led the way by abandoning the rather nonsensical separation of watches into “his” and “hers” categories, offering the original Apple Watch […]
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Apple Test Vehicle Needs Realignment After Minor Incident in Autonomous Mode https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-test-vehicle-needs-realignment-after-minor-incident-in-autonomous-mode/170359/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:53:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170359 It’s no secret that Apple is working on car tech. The company has been working on its autonomous car initiative, “Project Titan,” since 2014, but there have been some hiccups during the development process, the most recent being on September 27. One of its test cars hit a curb and, as a result, needed realignment. […]
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Free Update | This Smart Thermostat Is Officially the First Third-Party Device with Siri Voice Control https://www.idropnews.com/news/ecobees-smartthermostat-is-officially-the-first-third-party-device-with-siri-support/170304/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:56:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=170304 One of the most exciting improvements to come to Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem with iOS 15 is the ability to talk to Siri on third-party accessories, opening up a world where you’ll truly be able to call out to your voice assistant from anywhere in your home. It’s something that’s long been possible with Siri’s biggest […]
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