iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:51:48 +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 You Can Read Entire Books in Minutes with This Highly-Rated iPhone App https://www.idropnews.com/apps/you-can-read-entire-books-in-minutes-with-this-highly-rated-iphone-app/127689/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:51:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127689 When looking into the habits of highly successful people, they usually all have one thing in common: they read. And while most of us would love to spend more time reading, it’s usually difficult to find enough time to actually finish a book (that is, until now). Luckily, there is a way to find a […]
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New ‘Apple Watch Connected’ Gym Program Will Reward You for Working out at Participating Gyms https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-apple-watch-connected-gym-partnerships/127730/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:46:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127730 Two years ago Apple debuted GymKit as an effort to promote the fitness aspects of the Apple Watch, allowing manufacturers of workout equipment to add features that would provide Apple Watch users with the ability to sync their workout data with devices like treadmills. This feature not only allows users to take their workout data […]
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9 Mistakes You’re Making That Can Ruin Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/9-mistakes-youre-making-that-can-ruin-your-iphone/127688/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:24:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127688 When it comes to smartphones, you may think you know everything there is to know. You keep it charged, you take it with you, and you use it to communicate, connect and work. But there are actually some fairly common smartphone habits that are damaging to your iPhone (or your iPhone experience). Some of these […]
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New York Has a $10 Million Lab Dedicated to Hacking Into iPhones https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-york-has-a-10-million-lab-dedicated-to-hacking-into-iphones/127718/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:25:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127718 A new inside look at a cybercrime lab in lower Manhattan reveals the kind of lengths that law enforcement feels that it must go to in order to gain access to iPhones that are seized as part of criminal investigations, as well as offering more insights into exactly how tough the security measures are that […]
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Google Researchers Find Flaws in Safari’s Privacy Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/google-researchers-find-flaws-in-safaris-privacy-features/127715/ Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:55:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127715 One of the problems that Apple has with taking such a strong stance on user privacy is that it’s constantly under more scrutiny than many of its rival companies, and when a problem is discovered, it’s deemed all the more serious. For example, when news surfaced last summer that third-party contractors were hearing some Siri […]
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PSA: Be Aware of This New FedEx Text Message Phishing Scam https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/psa-be-aware-of-this-new-fedex-text-message-phishing-scam/127662/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:31:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127662 A new phishing scam masquerading as a text message from FedEx is making the rounds and attempting to steal personal information from recipients. The fraudulent text appears to show a standard FedEx tracking code, but prompts users to enter additional “delivery preferences,” ABC News reported. If you’re familiar with phishing, you probably know where this […]
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Apple May (or May Not) Release These 7 New Products in 2020 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-may-or-may-not-release-these-7-new-products-in-2020/127637/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:55:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127637 We know that new Apple products are a certainty in 2020. The iPhone 12 lineup is a pretty sure bet with OLED displays and 5G. And there will likely be a new iPad option, as well as a more powerful MacBook. But what else does Apple have up its sleeve? Let’s take a look at […]
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Motorola’s New, Foldable Razr Is Finally Going up for Preorder https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/motorolas-new-foldable-razr-is-finally-going-up-for-preorder/127641/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:02:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127641 The wait for Motorola’s highly-anticipated folding Razr smartphone may soon be coming to an end. Last month, Motorola delayed the availability and release of its Razr smartphone just six days before preorders opened. That appeared to be the result of consumer demand that it didn’t anticipate. Now, Verizon has officially announced that the delay is […]
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Apple’s Original Podcasts May Be Tie-Ins to Apple TV+ Shows https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-original-podcasts-may-be-tie-ins-to-apple-tv-shows/127594/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:33:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127594 As Apple continues to push into services, it’s perhaps not surprising that Podcasts, an idea that was effectively invented by Apple back in the days of the original iPod and iTunes, might be the company’s next frontier, especially as it looks to bundle and tie all of its services together as much as it can. […]
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Several U.S. Senators Seen Wearing Apple Watches at Trump Trial Despite ‘No Electronics’ Rule https://www.idropnews.com/news/several-us-senators-seen-wearing-apple-watches-to-trump-trial-despite-no-electronics-rule/127584/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:55:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127584 As heated as things can sometimes get in Washington, one thing that it seems both sides can agree on is that the Apple Watch is a pretty handy accessory. Reports surfaced yesterday that U.S. Senators from both parties were seen wearing Apple Watches at the start of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, apparently in violation […]
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The ‘iPhone 9’ Is Coming in March, Here’s What It Could Look Like https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-iphone-9-is-coming-in-march-heres-what-it-could-look-like/127587/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:50:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127587 While Apple’s plans for its overall iPhone lineup this year are still a bit murky in some respects, it seems pretty clear that the company is actively working on a new low-cost model in the style of the 2016 iPhone SE that could see a release as soon as this spring. While the new spiritual […]
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This Hidden iPhone Menu Unlocks Even More AirPods Pro Settings https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-hidden-iphone-menu-unlocks-even-more-airpods-pro-settings/127559/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 22:39:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127559 You probably already know the basics of AirPods Pro. They’re pretty simple, after all. But you may not know that there’s a secret menu that can unlock a lot more from your wireless headphones. AirPods Pro, of course, already have a regular menu that you can get to by heading to Settings > Bluetooth > […]
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Police Are Using a Secret Facial Recognition Tool That May ‘End Privacy as We Know It’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/police-are-using-a-secret-facial-recognition-tool-that-may-end-privacy-as-we-know-it/127546/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:33:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127546 Hundreds of law enforcement agencies are using a little-known and secretive app that The New York Times says could “end privacy as we know it.” The app is called Clearview AI. And it’s a facial recognition system built on a backbone of billions of images scraped from internet sites ranging from Facebook to Venmo, according […]
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Apple Killed Encrypted iCloud Backups After Being Pressured by the FBI https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-killed-encrypted-icloud-backups-after-being-pressured-by-the-fbi/127528/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:02:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127528 Apple has reportedly ditched plans to bring end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups after receiving some pressure from the FBI, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The Cupertino tech giant had been working on encrypted iCloud backups for more than two years, several sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. One of those insiders said that “legal killed […]
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Apple May Replace Midnight Green with Navy Blue for the iPhone 12 Pro https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apple-may-replace-midnight-green-with-navy-blue-for-the-iphone-12-pro/127522/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:48:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127522 Apple could trade out one of its more popular iPhone colors for a new one this year, according to an apparent leak via EverythingApplePro. Max Weinbach of XDA Developers told the YouTube channel that Apple will replace its midnight green color option with a new navy blue shade for this year’s 2020 iPhone lineup. Weinbach […]
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This Latest Apple Acquisition Could Help Turn Siri Into An Amazing Virtual Assistant https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-latest-apple-acquisition-could-help-turn-siri-into-an-amazing-virtual-assistant/127513/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:57:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127513 Last week, Apple acquired a little-known Seattle startup, Xnor.ai, that specializes in “edge-based” artificial intelligence — meaning AI that occurs on users’ devices rather than up in big cloud computing clusters. While Xnor.ai’s association with Wyze home security cameras — their AI technology powered Wyze’s relatively recent on-device people detection features — led to speculation […]
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The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Might Be Thinner Than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, Feature Same Design https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-67-inch-iphone-12-might-be-thinner-than-the-iphone-11-pro-max-feature-same-design/127507/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:14:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127507 Even though we’re getting a fairly clear picture of the new technology that Apple plans to pack into this year’s iPhone lineup, there’s been a lot of back-and-forth about what the actual sizes of the new 2020 iPhones may be. We first heard rumours last June that Apple planned to change up the sizes for […]
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Here’s Why You Should Use a Longer Passcode on Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-you-should-use-a-longer-passcode/127504/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:41:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127504 The battle over privacy and encryption that’s once again brewing between Apple and the FBI in the case of the Pensacola shooter is not only bringing back the debate between law enforcement and personal privacy, but it also serves as an important reminder of how iPhone security works and what you can do to maximize […]
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Judge Rules Apple Did Not Invade Privacy of Former Executive https://www.idropnews.com/news/judge-rules-apple-did-not-invade-privacy-of-former-executive/127501/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:17:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127501 Last year Apple lost an important member of its chip design team, and subsequently became embroiled in a legal battle after it became apparent that the former executive had left to start his own competing semiconductor engineering firm, not only potentially using information he had acquired while working at Apple, but also partnering with other […]
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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Is Finally Coming to Apple TV+ Along With These Six Other New Shows https://www.idropnews.com/news/steven-spielbergs-amazing-stories-is-finally-coming-to-apple-tv-along-with-these-six-other-new-shows/127491/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:27:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127491 One of the earliest shows we got wind of Apple working on back in 2017 was a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s classic Amazing Stories anthology series, which came to light around the same time as the then-untitled Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon drama that would ultimately become The Morning Show. However, while Apple put Steven […]
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Jennifer Aniston Takes Home First SAG Award for Apple TV+ https://www.idropnews.com/news/jennifer-aniston-takes-home-first-sag-award-for-apple-tv/127486/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:16:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127486 Despite some early negative reviews from critics, it’s hard to argue that Apple’s fledgling video streaming service has gotten off to a pretty epic start. The Morning Show may have started a bit slow, but it ramped up quickly and ended powerfully, and Apple’s not showing any signs of slowing down. Even more incredible was […]
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7 Excellent, Alternative Health Apps for Focused Goals in 2020 https://www.idropnews.com/apps/7-excellent-alternative-health-apps-for-focused-goals-in-2020/127266/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:00:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127266 There are a plethora of dieting apps available on your favorite devices, all waiting to help you reach your new health goals. Fortunately, the most popular health and wellness apps do a little bit of everything, and most of them are safe choices no matter what your focus is – losing weight, changing your diet, […]
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Learn These 6 Tips to Master the iPhone 11’s Night Mode https://www.idropnews.com/news/learn-these-6-tips-to-master-the-iphone-11s-night-mode/126797/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:00:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126797 Everyone knows the iPhone was never really the greatest at taking low-light pictures. The iPhone’s shots have always been exceptional, but they fell short when compared to other devices’ photos in the dark. That was until the iPhone 11 came along. The new iPhone lineup has such exceptional cameras that it’s even beaten the Google Pixel […]
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5+ Reasons to Consider Buying Apple’s Ultra-small Mac mini https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-to-consider-buying-apples-ultra-small-mac-mini/126757/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:00:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126757 The Mac mini occupies a very interesting space in the Apple ecosystem and it’s kind of an oddball in the lineup, here’s why: It’s designed for desktops, but it’s also eminently portable. It provides full-sized computer specs, but at the low end of the market to keep costs down. It’s an impressive little computer for […]
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