iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:13:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff There’s a New NBA Advertisement That Hijacks Siri on HomePod https://www.idropnews.com/news/theres-new-nba-advertisement-hijacks-siri-homepod/69793/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:13:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69793 Ads that hijack smart speakers and digital assistants aren’t new — they’ve been around for a year or so. But now they have a new target: Apple HomePod. According to anecdotal user reports on Reddit, there’s an NBA commercial airing on TNT that has been activating Siri on their HomePod devices. The ad uses the […]
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The Amount of Money A.I. Researchers Earn Will Shock You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/the-amount-of-money-a-i-researchers-earn-will-shock-you/69796/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:14:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69796 Researchers in artificial intelligence can stand to make a ton of money. But this week, we actually know just how much some A.I. experts are being paid — and it’s a lot, even at a nonprofit. OpenAI, a nonprofit research lab, paid its lead A.I. expert, Ilya Sutskever, more than $1.9 million in 2016, according […]
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Intel Just Gave up on Creating AR Glasses (But Apple Hasn’t) https://www.idropnews.com/news/intel-just-gave-up-on-creating-ar-glasses-but-apple-hasnt/69784/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:51:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69784 Intel this week announced that it plans to shutter its New Devices Group, which had been working to develop and mass produce the chip-maker’s futuristic Vaunt augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, among other consumer hardware products, according to a report from The Information. In lieu of proceeding with its goal of penetrating the wearables market, […]
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Steve Jobs’ Tips for Success: 16 Ways to Leave a Dent in the Universe https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/steve-jobs-top-16-ways-leave-dent-universe/69704/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:17:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69704 Steve Jobs was a lot of things to a lot of people. Some loved him, some hated him, some followed him like a cult leader, some were family, others were friends. But most of the world knew him as the co-founder of Apple and the CEO who introduced products like the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and […]
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AT&T Launches 5G Evolution in 117 New Markets https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/att-launches-5g-evolution-in-117-new-markets/69758/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:55:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69758 AT&T announced on Friday that it has launched its 5G Evolution technology in 117 new markets. Despite its name, 5G Evolution isn’t technically true 5G service. But as AT&T points out, the technology is basically laying out the foundation for actual 5G networks — which the telecom firm hopes to launch in 12 cities by […]
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New Code Hints Dark Mode Is Coming to macOS 10.14 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-code-hints-dark-mode-is-coming-to-macos-10-14/69745/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:54:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69745 New lines of code tucked away in Apple’s proprietary WebKit framework suggest the company may be working to implement a native, system-wide dark mode as an optional system preference in its upcoming macOS 10.14 software update. This week, famed iOS and macOS software developer, Guilherme Rambo, was digging through new code discovered in one of […]
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iPhone SE 2 Could Launch with Touch ID, A10 Fusion, No Headphone Jack https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/iphone-se-2-could-launch-with-touch-id-a10-fusion-no-headphone-jack/69743/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:26:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69743 Apple is planning to release a refreshed iPhone SE in May with incremental updates, according to a new report citing phone case manufacturers. The so-called iPhone SE 2 will retain the same 4-inch form factor as its predecessor and will sport Touch ID as its primary authentication method, the case maker sources told Japanese website […]
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Apple Unveils New Sustainable Robot Called Daisy https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-unveils-new-sustainable-robot-called-daisy/69700/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69700 Apple has shown off a new robot that can disassemble old iPhones and search for valuable parts inside as part of its ongoing recycling effort. The robot, called Daisy, forms part of the Apple GiveBack scheme. Whenever the company receives a new device to recycle, it’s pledged to donate money to Conservation International, a non-profit […]
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Experts Warn ‘Trust This Computer’ Is a Massive iPhone Security Risk https://www.idropnews.com/news/researchers-discover-trust-computer-massive-security-risk/69678/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:24:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69678 When you first plug an iPhone into a computer, you’ll often see a pop-up that says “Trust This Computer?” And while the prompt might seem innocuous, new research suggests that it could have some serious security implications. Security researchers at Symantec have discovered an entirely new class of iOS attacks that exploit the “Trust” setting, […]
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Google Chrome Users Installed Malicious AdBlockers 20M Times https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/google-chrome-users-downloaded-fake-malicious-adblockers-20-million-times/69674/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:06:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69674 Following an investigation conducted by internet security experts with AdGuard, Google has removed an assortment of fake and malicious AdBlockers from its Chrome Store, citing how the code hidden within their scripts may have been used to collect unauthorized information from users’ browsing sessions and manipulate the behavior of their browsers. “All the extensions I’ve […]
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Summer Heat Can Damage Your iPhone – Here’s How to Protect It https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/summer-heat-can-damage-iphone-heres-protect/69672/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:17:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69672 Summer is coming to the Northern Hemisphere. And while that means barbecues, beach days and time outdoors for many, it could also mean permanently damaged iPhones. Most of us probably know that heat isn’t great for computer systems. Most larger computers have a fan to try and mitigate some of the effects of overheating, but […]
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YouTube Star Accidentally Destroys His iMac Pro, Apple Refuses to Fix It https://www.idropnews.com/news/youtube-star-accidentally-destroys-imac-pro-apple-refuses-fix/69663/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:09:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69663 Both Apple and an Apple Authorized Service Provider declined to repair a damaged iMac Pro belonging to YouTube star, Linus Sebastian — host of the popular technology tips and tricks channel, Linus Tech Tips, according to a video published to his channel this week. However while the decisions may seem unfair, it’s worth noting that […]
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Tim Cook Explains Why a Mac/iPad Merger Won’t Happen (Soon) https://www.idropnews.com/news/merging-mac-ipad-come-tradeoffs-tim-cook-says/69651/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:07:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69651 While many notebook manufacturers have taken to merging the laptop-tablet ecosystems, Apple has always been resistant to the idea. For Apple, the iPad and Mac are two separate platforms — and they’re likely to remain that way. Just last month, at Apple’s Chicago education event, CEO Tim Cook reiterated that the firm doesn’t think it […]
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Upcoming 6.1″ Mid-Range LCD iPhone Might Cost Only $550 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/6-1-inch-lcd-iphone-feature-dual-sim-price-low-550/69635/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:47:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69635 This year’s mid-range LCD iPhone could be offered at a significantly lower price point and sport additional functionality. The 6.1-inch iPhone, which is rumored to retain the traditional LCD display technology, could come in two variations, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a new investor’s note on Thursday. Kuo predicts that one model could […]
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Qualcomm Will Cut 1,500 Jobs Amid Difficulties with Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/qualcomm-cuts-1500-jobs-amid-difficulties-apple/69624/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:20:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69624 San Diego-based chip maker Qualcomm Inc. revealed that it’s begun the process of cutting upwards of 1,500 jobs from its workforce, according to a Bloomberg report which cites people familiar with the ongoing development. Though a handful of positions will be eliminated from other locations, including some of the firm’s international offices, the majority of […]
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Analysts Deem Apple an ‘Uninspired Investment’ as Sales Plunge https://www.idropnews.com/news/analysts-call-apple-unispiring-investment-sales-continue-plunge/69599/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:13:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69599 A leading analyst firm has called Apple an “uninspired investment” as sales of the iPhone – particularly the X – continue to decrease, according to CNBC. In a client briefing issued on Wednesday, Nomura Instinet told investors that Apple could experience a disappointing two weeks of iPhone shipments and profits. Currently, Nomura categorises Apple stock […]
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These New Renders Show What a Triple-Lens iPhone Might Look Like https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/triple-lens-iphone-camera-renders/69546/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:24:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69546 Last week, the Economic Daily News reported that Apple was considering at least one iPhone with a triple-lens camera setup for next year’s lineup. The move makes sense, especially as Chinese manufacturer Huawei recently made waves with the launch of its P20 Pro flagship — a device that sports 40 combined megapixels and a three-lens […]
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Apple Kills Photo-Hiding ‘Calculator’ App Amid Police Investigation  https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-removes-photo-hiding-calculator-app-amid-police-investigation/69521/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:51:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69521 Apple has removed the popular app, Calculator%, from its iOS App Store, just days after officials with the Durham, United Kingdom Police Department issued a warning that parents should be vigilant about apps just like it, Business Insider reports. Calculator% — which was wildly popular among teenagers — appeared as if it were a legitimate, […]
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7 Features Android Smartphones Had Before iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/7-features-android-smartphones-had-before-iphone/69529/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:21:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69529 Samsung and other Android manufacturers have a reputation for copying Apple (hence the wave of devices with iPhone X-like notches). But it’s unfair to not point out the times where it worked the other way around. It’s no stretch to say that the iPhone really paved the way for the modern smartphones we know today. […]
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Apple Execs Explain Why NRA TV Is Still Available on Its Platforms https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-execs-explain-nra-tv-still-available-platforms/69512/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:19:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69512 Despite a growing number of voices calling on Apple to stop airing the National Rifle Association’s NRA TV on its platforms, the pro-gun channel may be here to say — for now, at least. The NRA has come under fire in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting in February. Amid massive protests, a slew […]
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Next-Gen AirPods Case Could Feature a Wireless Audio Transmitter https://www.idropnews.com/news/next-gen-airpods-case-could-feature-a-wireless-audio-transmitter/69499/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:49:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69499 From the trove of over 50 new patents Apple was granted this week comes yet another intriguing invention — a possible next-generation AirPods wireless charging case. This patented AirPods case would not only offer wireless connectivity with a Bluetooth speaker system, but would also communicate with non-wireless sources as well. Presently, Apple is rumored to […]
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New EEC Filing Might Confirm the iPhone SE 2 Will Launch Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/new-eec-filing-might-confirm-the-iphone-se-2-will-launch-soon/69500/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:17:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69500 New evidence surfaced today suggesting that Apple could release a new iPhone model — possibly an iPhone SE refresh — in the next couple of months. Specifically, a new Russian-language regulatory listing was filed with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) on Tuesday. The filing, first spotted by French website Consomac, suggests several unreleased iPhone models […]
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Apple Wins Another Patent Hinting Foldable iPhones Are Coming https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-wins-another-patent-hinting-foldable-iphones-are-coming/69489/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:05:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69489 Earlier this week, Apple was granted a total of 55 new patents covering a broad range of new concepts and technologies, including one in particular covering what the company describes as an iDevice boasting a “foldable or bendable display.” Patent No. 9,947,882, which was originally filed back in 2016 but published by the U.S. Patent […]
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Apple Is Massively Expanding Its AI Research Operation in Seattle https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-expand-ai-research-operation-seattle/69470/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:10:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=69470 If there’s one area of technology that’s attracted a significant amount of interest in recent years, it’s definitely artificial intelligence. Apple chief executive Tim Cook has already admitted that the firm is working on the “the mother of all AI projects”. Speaking to Bloomberg last summer, Cook provided a glimpse into the company’s much-anticipated autonomous […]
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