iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 25 May 2018 20:46:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Amazon Echo Recorded a Couple’s Private Conversation, Sent It to a Contact https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-echo-recorded-couples-private-conversation-sent-stranger/72607/ Fri, 25 May 2018 20:46:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72607 We’ve heard stories over the years where technology has proven that it might as well have a mind of its own.. What would you say, though, if it came to your attention that you were not only being recorded word-for-word, but that your favorite tech gadget was autonomously dispatching everything you say via message to […]
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Trademark Application Hints a Nintendo 64 Classic Is Coming Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/trademark-application-hints-nintendo-64-classic-coming-soon/72630/ Fri, 25 May 2018 19:40:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72630 Nintendo has applied a trademark application for the N64 this week, fueling speculation that the company could release a Nintendo 64 Classic console in the coming months. The trademark, which was filed a few days ago and first spotted and translated by Japanese Nintendo, covers the Nintendo 64 console itself, as well as its game […]
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Apple Now Offers Big Savings on Refurbished Apple Watch S3 with LTE https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch/apple-now-offers-discounted-refurbished-apple-watch-s3-lte/72615/ Fri, 25 May 2018 19:06:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72615 This week, refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE models became available in the U.S. for the first time — but they’re going fast. Apple added the Certified Refurbished S3 models to its online store over the past couple of days. While there were initially 10 variants available for sale, there’s now only one model […]
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Samsung Now Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million in iPhone Patent War https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-now-ordered-pay-samsung-539-million-iphone-patent-war/72588/ Fri, 25 May 2018 18:56:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72588 In the latest leg of their years-long courtroom debacle, Samsung on Thursday was ordered by a federal grand jury to pay Apple approximately $539 million pursuant with their ongoing dispute in which Apple originally accused its South Korean friend and foe of iPhone patent infringement. It took the jury about four days to reach a […]
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Apple Partners with Volkswagen to Create Autonomous Electric Vans https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-scales-back-plans-electric-self-driving-car/72510/ Thu, 24 May 2018 23:16:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72510&preview=true&preview_id=72510 Apple’s bid to build its own brand of electric self-driving vehicles has taken a less ambitious turn, at least for the time being. According to the New York Times, Apple has partnered with Volkswagen to build a series of autonomous shuttles to be operated at the company’s two corporate campuses. The deal with Volkswagen comes […]
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GDPR: What Europe’s New Data Privacy Laws Mean for You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/europes-new-data-privacy-laws-mean-youre-not-europe/72570/ Thu, 24 May 2018 22:43:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72570 The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation is slated to go into effect on Friday, May 25. The GDPR represent the most massive change to data security in the EU in decades. It implements a large set of changes to how data is regulated. For one, companies operating in the EU must notify regulators of […]
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Siri Might Intelligently (and Politely) Decline Your Calls in the Future https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-apple-patent-describes-clever-siri-enhancements-managing-incoming-calls/72521/ Thu, 24 May 2018 21:43:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72521 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published its latest round of new Apple patents, including a new Siri-based call management feature for iPhone. As you’ll see in the images below, the concept is illustrated with Siri possibly drawing upon key data and iOS feature settings to curate and dispatch more location, time, or […]
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iPhone Etiquette 2018: Are You Keeping up with Times? https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-etiquette-2018-are-you-keeping-up-with-times/72545/ Thu, 24 May 2018 21:26:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72545 There’s an issue in our current age that previous generations never had to consider or deal with: smartphone etiquette. Yes, there are definitely good manners that go along with owning and using an iPhone or other device (particularly in public). Your smartphone is your constant companion. It’s likely your watch, alarm clock, camera, phone, and […]
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Apple Knew iPhone 6 Plus Was 7.2x More Likely to Bend Than the 5s https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-knew-iphone-6-plus-7-2x-likely-bend-5s/72537/ Thu, 24 May 2018 20:34:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72537 Apple knew that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were much more likely to bend than previous handsets, according to court documents that were recently made public. The Cupertino tech giant is in the midst of an ongoing lawsuit over the so-called “Touch Disease” that plague iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. Some people in […]
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Apple’s iPhone X Rated Toughest Non-Ruggedized Smartphone https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-x-rated-toughest-non-rugged-smartphone/72523/ Thu, 24 May 2018 19:21:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72523 Apple’s iPhone X was rated the toughest non-ruggedized smartphone in a new series of durability testing by Tom’s Guide — probably much to the surprise of many. The testing was done as part of Tom’s Guide’s first Drop Everything report. The tech publication carried out durability testing on 12 different handsets by dropping them from […]
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Apple Now Sells Refurbished (and Massively Discounted) iMac Pros https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-now-sells-refurbished-and-massively-discounted-imac-pros/72519/ Thu, 24 May 2018 19:04:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72519 If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of Apple’s beastly iMac Pro computers, but at a deep discount, then you might finally be in luck! Apple on Thursday morning officially began selling multiple, certified refurbished configurations of its most powerful iMac ever — available now at up to 15 percent off via […]
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This Is the Biggest Privacy Scandal No One Is Talking About https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/biggest-privacy-scandal-no-one-talking/72433/ Wed, 23 May 2018 22:33:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72433&preview=true&preview_id=72433 We are in the midst of a major and worrying data privacy scandal — but you probably haven’t heard about it. To put it in the simplest terms possible: Law enforcement entities can figure out exactly where you are, at this very minute, using your smartphone. All without your knowledge. This is because the largest […]
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FBI ‘Grossly’ Exaggerated How Many Smartphones It Couldn’t Access https://www.idropnews.com/news/fbi-grossly-exaggerated-many-smartphones-couldnt-access/72432/ Wed, 23 May 2018 21:19:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72432&preview=true&preview_id=72432 The FBI has been exaggerating how much of a problem locked and encrypted smartphones are in criminal investigations, according to a new report. The agency apparently provided “grossly inflated statistics” to lawmakers and the public about how many devices it was locked out of. More than that, the FBI repeated those claims over a period […]
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Next-Gen Apple A12 Chips Enter Mass Production for 2018 iPhones https://www.idropnews.com/news/next-gen-apple-a12-chips-enter-mass-production-for-2018-iphones/72431/ Wed, 23 May 2018 19:45:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72431&preview=true&preview_id=72431 Apple partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has begun mass producing next-generation processors for upcoming iPhones. Those processors are likely Apple’s yet-to-be-announced A12 chips. They use TSMC’s new 7-nanometer design, which will allow for faster and more efficient chips in a smaller footprint, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Tuesday. Current Apple devices […]
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Apple Offers $50 to iPhone Owners Who Swapped Batteries in 2017 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-offers-50-credit-swapped-iphone-batteries-2017/72428/ Wed, 23 May 2018 18:21:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72428 Apple is now offering a $50 credit for any customer who paid full price for an out-of-warranty battery swap in 2017, the company announced Wednesday. The credit will be sent to customers who had the battery replaced on their devices, provided that it was an iPhone 6 or newer. Note that this only applies to […]
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These Massive 10-Foot-Long iPhone Charging Cables Change Everything https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/10-ft-mfi-certified-lightning-cable-3-pack-review/72381/ Tue, 22 May 2018 23:17:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72381 When you first purchase your iOS device, there’s a Lightning cable included — but it’s so short, it keeps your device (and you) chained to the nearest outlet. There’s also the issue you have with durability. But when you reach for a cheap non-Apple Lightning cable, other issues can pop up. Your device might fail to […]
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Is the Radiation from Smartphones and Routers Actually Dangerous? https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/is-the-radiation-from-smartphones-and-routers-actually-dangerous/72328/ Tue, 22 May 2018 22:17:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72328&preview=true&preview_id=72328 There’s a good chance that, right now, you’re not too far away from a Wi-Fi router — or a smartphone. These devices, of course, emit radiation. But are they actually dangerous? The jury is still out, but many studies and health advisories might be blowing the risks out of proportion, AppleInsider’s Mike Wuerthele contended in […]
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Apple Misses Barack and Michelle Obama Scripted TV Series Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-misses-barack-michelle-obama-scripted-tv-series-deal/72327/ Tue, 22 May 2018 21:13:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72327&preview=true&preview_id=72327 Netflix has inked a new multi-year production deal with Barack and Michelle Obama this week, the streaming giant announced in a press release. The “storytelling partnership” will see the former first couple produce a wide range of content, including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. For some of that content, the Obamas will […]
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iOS Settings for VPN – What They Mean and How to Get to Them https://www.idropnews.com/social/ios-settings-vpn-mean-get/72364/ Tue, 22 May 2018 21:12:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72364&preview=true&preview_id=72364 Search Ads for VPNs The main goal of using a VPN is to protect your identity while browsing the web. Reasons to protect your personal data or staying unnoticed online are infinite, and more obvious now than ever before. See if you identify with the top five most common reasons for using a VPN, reported […]
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Can Apple’s AR Glasses Survive Where Everyone Else Has Failed? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/can-apples-ar-glasses-survive-where-everyone-else-has-failed/72321/ Tue, 22 May 2018 20:50:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72321&preview=true&preview_id=72321 Ask any well-connected industry analyst where they think the future of technology is headed, and chances are they’ll give you a quick run-down on the burgeoning field of augmented reality (AR). Unlike our traditional realities, as experienced via the human senses, AR represents a fast-growing field in the tech space where software generated images are […]
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Orlando Police Are Testing Amazon’s Controversial Facial Recognition System https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/orlando-police-test-amazons-controversial-facial-recognition-system/72323/ Tue, 22 May 2018 20:06:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72323&preview=true&preview_id=72323 The Orlando Police Department has become the first American police station to employ the services of Amazon’s real-time facial analysis and recognition program Rekognition. Rekognition allows users to integrate image and video analysis while also providing real-time detection capabilities. The system comes equipped with object detection, person tracking, as well as the aforementioned real-time facial […]
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Why Siri’s Responses to WWDC ’18 Questions Aren’t Accurate https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/siris-responses-wwdc-18-questions-arent-accurate/72326/ Tue, 22 May 2018 19:28:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=72326&preview=true&preview_id=72326 If you take out your iPhone right now and ask Siri about Apple’s upcoming WWDC event, you might get some seemingly exciting answers. When asked about WWDC, Siri will apparently tease a “new voice,” a new “meshy and matte home,” and general intelligence upgrades. Unfortunately, these responses have nothing to do with this year’s WWDC […]
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Apple Sends Official Press Invites to WWDC ’18: Here’s What to Expect https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-sends-official-press-invites-to-wwdc-18/72324/ Tue, 22 May 2018 18:36:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72324 Apple has officially sent out press invites for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. The invites confirm that the keynote, which traditionally kicks off the annual event, will take place at 10 a.m. Pacific on Monday, June 4 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The conference itself will run through June […]
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More Evidence Hints 2018 iPhones Will Include USB-C Fast Charging https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/evidence-hints-18w-fast-charging-will-included-2018-iphones/72216/ Tue, 22 May 2018 16:50:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=72216 As conveyed in previous reports, Apple may have plans to axe USB-A/Lightning-based charging in favor of adopting the more ubiquitous, next-generation standard, charging via USB Type-C, which would enable fast-charging on devices like iPhone and iPad models due out later this year. Evidence found circulating Chinese social media last month, which was corroborated in a […]
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