iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:31:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.9 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 Now See How Repairable Apple’s Devices Are (But Only in France) https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-see-how-repairable-apples-devices-are-but-only-in-france/153134/ Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:31:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153134 In an interesting twist, Apple has just updated the Apple Store in France to add a new repairability score for each of its products, providing an indication of how easy it is to conduct repairs on them. The move, first reported by French site MacGeneration, comes as a result of new “right to repair” consumer […]
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New to Apple Fitness+? Five Workouts You’ll Love to Get Started with Today https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-to-apple-fitness-five-workouts-youll-love-to-get-started-with-today/153047/ Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:11:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153047 The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look for workout alternatives since most of us are stuck inside, and Apple took advantage of that situation delivering the best option for Apple users to exercise at home. Apple Fitness+ has been a game-changer in the few months since it’s been out. Not only can you work out […]
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There May Soon Be a Way to Add AirPlay 2 to Your Favourite Speakers https://www.idropnews.com/news/there-may-soon-be-a-way-to-add-airplay-2-to-your-favourite-speakers/153074/ Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:43:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153074 It was almost seventeen years ago that Apple first debuted “AirTunes” — the technology that would ultimately become what we know today as AirPlay, and while it’s grown in leaps and bounds since those simple, halcyon days of iTunes, it’s lost some of its elegant grassroots simplicity in the process. You see, AirTunes came out as […]
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Apple Store mini? Target to Debut New Apple Shopping, Service Experience https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-store-mini-target-to-debut-new-apple-shopping-service-experience/153051/ Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:12:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153051 Are there no official Apple Stores near you? That may no longer be a problem because Target is doubling Apple’s presence in 17 select stores, effectively creating mini Apple Stores with specialized employee training, larger product assortments, and even enhanced services for Target customers. The new initiative is debuting online on Target’s website and app […]
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The Apple Car Could Become a $50 Billion Business https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-apple-car-could-become-a-50-billion-business/153048/ Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:41:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153048 By now it’s no big secret that Apple is working on building a fully self-driving autonomous electric vehicle — a project that could quite possibly the world’s first, depending on whether Apple can beat its rivals to the punch — but now at least one analyst is weighing in how that could be a much bigger deal […]
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Here Are 13 Exciting Things We Know About the ‘iPhone 13’ https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/here-are-13-exciting-things-we-know-about-the-iphone-13/153041/ Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:07:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=153041 By now there’s absolutely no doubt that Apple will release yet another new iPhone model later this year — you can pretty much mark your calendar by Apple’s annual iPhone release events — but what’s obviously much less clear is what we can expect from Apple’s newest iPhone model. After all, each year Apple packs more and […]
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New iPhone User? Here’s How to Make Sure Everything Is Private and Secure https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/new-iphone-user-heres-how-to-make-sure-everything-is-private-and-secure/149883/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:44:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=149883 If it’s your first time using a new iPhone you may also be wondering exactly what’s going on under the hood when it comes to things like location tracking and always being connected to the internet. The good news is that unlike most competing smartphone platforms, Apple goes to great lengths to protect your privacy […]
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How to Use Apple’s New Intercom Feature Between Your Devices (and Even Your Car) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-use-apples-new-intercom-feature-between-your-devices-and-even-your-car/147720/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:25:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147720 Last year, Apple released iOS and iPadOS 14 to the public alongside new iPhones. They also introduced a new, smaller iteration of their HomePod smart speaker called HomePod mini. The mini has many of the great features found in its older sibling but in a smaller package and with an even smaller price. HomePod mini […]
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Here’s Why Apple Music Will Never Offer a Free Tier https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-apple-music-will-never-offer-a-free-tier/152996/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:38:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152996 From the very first day it was launched back in 2015, one of the big things that differentiated Apple Music from its competition was the fact that it was solely a paid service. While rivals like Spotify offer up their music for free, making their premium subscriptions an option, Apple clearly wanted everyone to know […]
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This Year’s iMacs Could Be Getting Much More Colourful https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/this-years-imacs-could-be-getting-much-more-colourful/152989/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:54:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152989 We’ve been hearing reports of Apple working on some pretty big redesigns for its lineup of Mac computers, from its MacBooks to the venerable desktop iMac, and now it’s looking like Apple may be making one even bolder move than we first expected, bringing colour to its desktop computers for the first time in well […]
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Google’s Data Mining on the iPhone Is Staggering, App Privacy Labels Reveal https://www.idropnews.com/news/googles-data-mining-on-the-iphone-is-staggering-app-privacy-labels-reveal/152960/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:23:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152960 Starting with iOS 14, Apple requires developers to reveal all of the personal data an app can collect. These App Privacy labels may be shocking to users who will be made aware that their iPhone is being used to mine data for advertising and other purposes. Not surprisingly, Google is a principal offender. When Apple […]
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Arizona Is the Next State Lining Up Against the App Store ‘Monopoly’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/arizona-is-the-next-state-lining-up-against-the-app-store/152971/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:26:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152971 Earlier this month, North Dakota attempted to introduce legislation that would have required Apple to allow third-party app stores and in-app payment systems on its iOS devices within that state. While that bill was ultimately shot down, it looks like it was only the first in what’s shaping up to becoming a multi-pronged approach to […]
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Concerning Report Claims Apple’s New M1 Macs Could Burn Out Their SSDs in Just Two Years https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/concerning-report-claims-apples-new-m1-macs-could-burn-out-their-ssds-in-just-two-years/152933/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 22:45:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152933 Users have been heaping praise on Apple’s new M1 Mac lineup. All three models boast outstanding speed and performance thanks to Apple’s new ARM-based silicon. The M1 Macs have been in the wild for a few months, and it appears that the honeymoon period is over. A new report from PC Gamer hints at some potentially troubling issues with […]
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Best Apple Deals This Week | FREE iPhone SE, $300 OFF MacBook Pro, $100 OFF iPad Pro (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/deals/best-apple-deals-this-week-february-2021-4/152935/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 21:08:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152935 Don’t pay the full retail price because you simply don’t have to. It’s a great time to save money on Apple devices – for example, the stainless steel GPS + Cellular Apple Watch Series 4 deal keeps getting better, which is now $515 off up from $509 off last week. And the Intel-based 1TB 16-inch […]
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These WiFIRE Smoker Grills Now Let You Control Your Barbecue from Your Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-wifire-smoker-grills-now-let-you-control-your-barbecue-from-your-apple-watch/152877/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:03:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152877 It’s never too early to start planning your summer barbecue. Grab a new grill and begin preparing for months of outdoor cooking – but not just any old grill.. Now, grill manufacturer Traeger is here to make your grilling cooler and easier than ever, thanks to an Apple Watch app that’ll interface with these compatible […]
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T-Mobile Is Taking the Reins off 5G with the First Truly Unlimited Plan https://www.idropnews.com/news/t-mobile-is-taking-the-reins-off-5g-with-the-first-truly-unlimited-plan/152905/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:27:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152905 Although it may not provide the fastest 5G network on paper, iPhone 12 users on T-Mobile can rejoice in the fact that the carrier is now offering the first truly unlimited 5G plan in the U.S. It sounds too good to be true, but not only does T-Mobile’s new Magenta MAX smartphone plan offer unlimited […]
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Sadly, Netflix Says It Has No Plans for Spatial Audio Support for AirPods https://www.idropnews.com/news/sadly-netflix-says-it-has-no-plans-for-spatial-audio-support-for-airpods/152900/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:55:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152900 Last month we heard a promising report that one of the most popular streaming services on the planet was working on adding Spatial Audio support for users of Apple’s AirPods. Unfortunately for Netflix fans, however, it now looks like that may have been a false start. The report back in January claimed to come from […]
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This Year’s MacBook Pro Could See the Return of the SD Card Slot (and HDMI Too) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/this-years-macbook-pro-could-see-the-return-of-the-sd-card-slot-and-hdmi-too/152892/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:10:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152892 Last fall, Apple brought its extremely powerful new M1 chip to its MacBook Air lineup and the entry-level MacBook Pro, but it’s also become apparent that the company has much bigger things in store for this year, from even more insanely powerful Apple Silicon to some major redesigns. In fact, it’s becoming apparent that Apple […]
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Kroger and Gauss Soon to Launch This Rapid iPhone-Assisted COVID-19 Test https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/kroger-and-guass-soon-to-launch-this-rapid-iphone-assisted-covid-19-test/152861/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 23:22:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152861 As COVID continues to spread, companies are looking for ways to make testing and vaccination easier for the public. Rather than work alone, this pandemic is bringing together the most unusual collaborators. In the latest effort, tech companies like Apple, medical companies like Gauss, and retailers like Kroger are working to offer a rapid, at-home […]
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This New iOS 14.5 Security Feature Will Stop Hackers in Their Tracks https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-new-ios-145-security-feature-will-stop-hackers-in-their-tracks/152824/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:04:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152824 Even though Apple works very hard to make sure that the iPhone and iPad are some of the most secure consumer devices on the planet, it’s a constant cat-and-mouse game as hackers always find new loopholes and exploits to get into the iOS operating system in unanticipated ways. Now, however, it looks like Apple is […]
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You Can Mute Your Apple Watch and Even Change Faces Based on Time or Location (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/heres-how-you-can-change-faces-or-mute-your-apple-watch-based-on-time-or-location/152807/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:12:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152807 Many Apple Watch users have long wished that watchOS offered more flexibility when it comes to things like adjusting to their routines, but although Apple has made some attempts to leverage AI in things like the Siri watch face, it’s generally never really offered any advanced scheduling options. However, what Apple has done is given […]
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More Leaked Images of ‘AirPods 3’ Surface https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/more-leaked-images-of-airpods-3-surface/152801/ Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:06:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152801 Numerous rumours over the past several months have suggested that a refreshed model of Apple’s AirPods are coming sometime this year, and most are pointing to a release date that’s sooner rather than later, with the possibility that they could land as soon as next month. Now, another new series of leaked images are giving […]
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Bored? You’ll Want to Play These Excellent Games for Mac in 2021 https://www.idropnews.com/apps/bored-youll-want-to-play-these-excellent-games-for-mac-in-2021/152510/ Sat, 20 Feb 2021 20:00:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152510 When you think about gaming on a computer, you rarely think of a Mac. Let’s face it; Macs typically aren’t the best platforms for gaming. Whether we like it or not, PC computers are better for gaming because of how they’re built, gaming-specific innovations and accessories, plus how easy they are to customize. Still, that doesn’t mean […]
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Six Best AirPods Max Cases You’ll Actually Want to Use https://www.idropnews.com/accessories/six-best-airpods-max-cases-youll-actually-want-to-use/152585/ Sat, 20 Feb 2021 18:00:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=152585 When Apple finally released the AirPods Max, we were excited to see the amazing build quality and the variety of available colors. But there was something that shocked the world, even more than the AirPods Max’s somewhat elevated price. We’re talking about the case. Apple’s Smart Case for the AirPods Max may have been as […]
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