iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:56:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Apple Blunder Hints Long-Overdue AirPower Isn’t Dead https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-blunder-hints-long-overdue-airpower-isnt-dead/93271/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:49:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93271 AirPower is missing, but probably not dead. As evidence of that, Apple made reference to the long-awaited accessory in another recent product debut. The wireless charging mat was specifically named in the product description for the new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case on the Apple web storefront in Malaysia. That easily overlooked reference was spotted […]
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Verizon’s Giving Users on Select Plans Free Apple Music Subscriptions https://www.idropnews.com/news/verizons-giving-users-on-select-plans-free-apple-music-subscriptions/93270/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:13:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93270 Verizon, America’s largest wireless and broadband internet service provider by volume, and Apple — among the world’s most influential device-makers — have a lengthy history of working and partnering together on a variety of Apple related promotions. Last year, the carrier extended an offer of six-months worth of free Apple Music [a $60 value] to […]
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Apple Plans to Make Apple Watches Cheaper for Seniors https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-plans-to-make-apple-watches-cheaper-for-seniors/93261/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:55:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93261 Apple is reportedly working to get the Apple Watch into the hands of people who could benefit the most from the device’s health and safety features. The Cupertino tech giant has been in talks with at least three major, private Medicare providers to discuss subsidizing Apple Watch devices for people 65 and older, anonymous sources […]
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Will This Be the iPhone XI? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/could-this-be-the-iphone-xi/93238/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:47:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93238 A newly released batch of renders imagines what a triple-lens iPhone could look like. But don’t worry, it’s not nearly as bad as the last set. Prolific phone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks teamed up with CompareRaja to release a set of renders of a triple-lens iPhone. They follow closely on the heels of another […]
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Motorola’s Iconic RAZR Is Coming Back with a Foldable Display https://www.idropnews.com/news/motorolas-iconic-razr-is-coming-back-with-a-foldable-display/93222/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:20:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93222 While a number of iconic mobile devices pre-date Apple’s original iPhone (2007), arguably the coolest, most sought-after and universally-adored among them was Motorola’s original super-thin RAZR phone. Launched as the original RAZR V3 back in July 2004, the handset (beloved for its fashionable, ultra-sleek design and razor-thin form-factor) quickly went on to amass a cult-following […]
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You’re Not Actually Fast Charging Your iPhone without These Two Devices​ https://www.idropnews.com/news/youre-not-actually-fast-charging-your-iphone-without-these-two-devices%e2%80%8b/93186/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:09:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93186 Newer iPhones support fast charging, which lets you juice up your device in a really short amount of time. But, unfortunately, iPhones don’t come with fast charging hardware in the box. That means that there can be some confusion as to whether or not you’re using the proper charging hardware to access it. Apple defines […]
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Apple Releases Wireless Charging Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-wireless-charging-smart-battery-cases-for-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr/93162/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:08:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93162 Apple on Tuesday officially released new first-party Smart Battery Cases for its iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR devices. The new Smart Battery Cases are available in black and white for the aforementioned devices. All of the cases are priced at $129, regardless of which model iPhone they’re compatible with. They also appear […]
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This Smart Speaker ‘Hack’ Keeps Digital Assistants from Spying on You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/this-smart-speaker-hack-keeps-digital-assistants-from-spying-on-you/93129/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:02:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93129 There are some obvious privacy concerns with having an Amazon Echo or Google Home in your house. A new open-source initiative wants to help with that. It’s called Project Alias, and the way it works is really simple and elegant. Essentially, it’s an always-listening speaker (described by its developers as an “open-source parasite”) that’s designed […]
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Meet Adapt BB: Nike’s New iPhone-Connected, Self-Lacing Smart Sneakers https://www.idropnews.com/news/meet-adapt-bb-nikes-new-iphone-connected-self-lacing-smart-sneakers/93128/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:32:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93128 Nike is already among the world’s most reputable, iconic and forward-thinking sportswear brands. But the firm (who has partnered with tech-giants like Apple to create sport-inspired tech products such as iPhone-connected NBA Jerseys and the Apple Watch Nike+) is clearly hoping to kick things up a notch with its latest product offering: the first legit pair […]
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Apple Replaced 11x MORE Batteries in 2018 Than Usual https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-replaced-11x-more-batteries-in-2018-than-usual/93076/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:59:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93076 Apple replaced a lot more iPhone batteries throughout 2018 than it usually does, CEO Tim Cook said during a meeting with employees. In the wake of Apple lowering its Q1 2019 earnings guidance, Cook called for an All-Hands Meeting to discuss the revision with staff on Jan. 3. Most of the meeting’s content remains unclear, […]
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The Apple Car Is Coming – Here Are Eight Things You Need to Know https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-apple-car-is-coming-here-are-eight-things-you-need-to-know/92960/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:07:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92960 Apple is working on a car. Or, maybe it’s simply working on a complex set of technologies related to automobiles and driving… In any case, the endeavor (codenamed Project Titan) has been a facet of the Apple news sphere for years. Despite the fact that Project Titan is a poorly kept secret, it still remains […]
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Apple’s Next-Gen iPod touch and USB-C iPhones Are Expected This Year https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-next-gen-ipod-touch-and-usb-c-iphones-are-expected-this-year/93013/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:52:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93013 While iPhone is arguably among Apple’s most innovative, revolutionary and best-selling products of all-time, the gadget’s cellular-devoid sibling (more formally referred to as the iPod touch) offers a remarkably similar user experience for those who either don’t need cellular voice and LTE data, or simply want to have a useful back-up iOS device around the […]
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30+ iOS Tips and Tricks to Try in 2019! https://www.idropnews.com/news/30-ios-tips-and-tricks-to-try-in-2019/91772/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:54:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91772 Do you think you know iOS like the back of your hand? Are you new to iOS? Do you need a refresher course in iOS tips? This article is for you! There are lots of posts regarding tips and tricks for iOS. This definitely isn’t our first. But the wonderful thing about iOS is it’s […]
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Not Getting Your Apple Watch Competition Awards? Here’s What You Should Do https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/not-getting-your-apple-watch-competition-awards-heres-what-you-should-do/92830/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92830 If you’re having issues seeing your well-earned Apple Watch Activity Competition badges, you’re not alone. There actually appears to be a bug that affects Activity Competition awards. While there’s no way to tell how widespread it is, it seems to be fairly common. Basically, after you finish an activity competition, you should be able to […]
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These iMac Models Will Soon Officially Become ‘Vintage and Obsolete’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-imac-models-will-soon-officially-become-vintage-and-obsolete/92933/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:25:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92933 Within the next few weeks, Apple will add both 21.5- and 27-inch variants of its first-generation “super-slim” iMac (Late-2012) to its registry of Vintage and Obsolete products. The news was disclosed earlier this month via an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, specifying the transition will take-effect January 30, 2019. “Vintage products”, according […]
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Apple’s Wireless Charger Isn’t Dead and It’s Rumored to Be Coming Soon https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-wireless-charger-isnt-dead-and-its-rumored-to-be-coming-soon/92894/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:52:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92894 Apple’s long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat may not be dead after all. At least, that’s if a new rumor turns out to be true. Charging tech news site ChargerLAB reported in a tweet that Apple has kicked off mass production of AirPower, citing a “credible source” within the Cupertino tech giant’s supply chain. That source […]
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Apple’s Getting Aggressive to Make You Upgrade Your Old iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-getting-aggressive-to-make-you-upgrade-your-old-iphone/92860/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:08:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92860 Ever since reports began suggesting that Apple’s latest iPhone handsets aren’t selling as well as initially expected, the company has commissioned a number of intriguing, limited-time sales promotions — both in the U.S. and Japan — under the terms of which, users of older iPhone models can trade-in and trade-up their qualifying device for [a […]
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Thieves Make off with $23K Worth of Apple Tech from Chicago Area Target https://www.idropnews.com/news/thieves-make-off-with-23k-worth-of-apple-tech-from-chicago-area-target/92871/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:38:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92871 Three men raided a Chicago area Target store and stole dozens of Apple products worth more than $23,000 just before closing time, according to local media reports. Around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, three men entered a Target store in Schaumburg, Illinois — a suburb located northwest of Chicago. One of the men distracted the electronics […]
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Federal Judge Rules Cops Can’t Force You to Unlock Your iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID https://www.idropnews.com/news/federal-judge-rules-cops-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-face-id-or-touch-id/92861/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:09:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92861 A U.S. federal judge has ruled that police or other authorities can’t force you to unlock your device with any biometric security method. The ruling, which was made by Judge Kandis Westmore in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was first spotted by Forbes. Basically, the order affords the same protections […]
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This Effective Anti-Robocall App Is Now FREE for iPhone Users https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/this-effective-anti-robocall-app-is-now-free-for-iphone-users/90834/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:00:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=90834 Spam and robocalls have become an increasingly worse problem in the U.S. over the past few years. You can probably attest to that fact yourself. They’re annoying, sure. But the worst part about them is that there’s actually little that can be done to stop them. That’s largely due to number spoofing, which allows scammers […]
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Apple Spends +$410,000 PER DAY on Commercial Airfare https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-spends-410000-per-day-on-commercial-airfare/92835/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:36:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92835 While the majority of its iconic products like iPhone, iPad and Mac are famously “Designed by Apple in California,” they’re also famously built all over the world, though mostly in the Far East [China and Taiwan], India, and even right here in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Apple’s global supply-chain is extremely vast and complex and, as […]
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7 Biggest Apple-Related Announcements from CES 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-biggest-apple-related-announcements-from-ces-2019/92637/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:07:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92637 Apple doesn’t officially attend CES in any official capacity, but that doesn’t mean its presence isn’t felt. There are typically quite a few announcements that are directly or indirectly related to Apple – that may include support for Apple platforms or the release of Apple-compatible accessories. But CES is also a massive show, and with […]
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Fatality Reported After Truck Carrying Secret Apple Payload Crashes in California​ https://www.idropnews.com/news/fatality-reported-after-truck-carrying-secret-apple-payload-crashes-in-california%e2%80%8b/92667/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:31:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92667 Apple is working on a number of “top secret” products and special projects — both behind-the-scenes, and in-plain-view — and some of those projects, like the company’s ongoing Maps Navigation improvements, require that the company or its contracted-partner employees devote themselves to transporting the tools, equipment and other essentials to complete them. Sadly, on the morning […]
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Huawei Executive Arrested in Poland for Spying on Behalf of China https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/huawei-executive-arrested-in-poland-for-spying-on-behalf-of-china/92151/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:06:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92151 Polish authorities have arrested a Huawei executive for allegedly spying on behalf of China, according to a new report. The Chinese national’s arrest was confirmed by Poland’s counterintelligence service on Friday, CNN reported. He was arrested along with a Polish citizen, and authorities say the homes of both suspects were searched on Tuesday. Polish state […]
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