iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 22:32:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.15 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff How to Create Stronger Passwords https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-create-stronger-passwords/190819/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 19:00:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190819 We live in a time in which we do everything online. Whether it’s simple things like buying groceries or more delicate actions like transferring money, you’re probably using your computer or smartphone to do everything.  One thing’s for sure, though, if you’re using a platform online, chances are you have your own password and email […]
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FAQ|Do Teslas Have CarPlay? https://www.idropnews.com/news/faq-do-teslas-have-carplay/190972/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190972 Considering how leading-edge and futuristic Tesla cars seem, it comes as a big surprise when Apple fans discover that none of the company’s vehicles natively support CarPlay. In 2022, this leaves Tesla as the odd one out among automakers. With CarPlay built into 80 percent of new cars sold last year, you’d think Tesla would […]
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How to Know If Someone Blocked You https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-know-if-someone-blocked-you/190955/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 15:00:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190955 Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to stop talking to people and just block them with a few taps. Usually, that’ll be more than enough to give you some peace of mind.  However, what happens when you’re the one getting blocked? Even worse, what happens when you aren’t sure if you were blocked or not. Not knowing […]
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You Can Get 4% Cash Back Using Your Apple Card at These Retailers in July https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-get-4-cash-back-using-your-apple-card-at-these-retailers-in-july/190948/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190948 Although the Apple Card is revolutionary in many ways, its cash back offers aren’t one of them; it’s not hard to find better deals from other credit card companies. Still, Apple offers some nice deals for its Apple Card users from time to time that can be pretty great depending on your shopping preferences. When […]
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iPadOS 16 Will Still Let You Use Your iPad as a Home Hub — With a Catch https://www.idropnews.com/news/ipados-16-will-still-let-you-use-your-ipad-as-a-home-hub-with-a-catch/190963/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 22:06:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190963 Not long after Apple unveiled iOS 16 and the rest of its operating system updates at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month, many noticed that the iPad had mysteriously been dropped from the list of devices that could be used as a HomeKit Home Hub. While Apple didn’t comment on this when […]
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CarPlay in iOS 16 Will Let You Pay for Gas Right from Your Dashboard https://www.idropnews.com/news/carplay-in-ios-16-will-let-you-pay-for-gas-right-from-your-dashboard/190925/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:02:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190925 Although it will be at least a year before we see Apple’s stunning CarPlay 2.0 improvements arrive in new vehicles, iOS 16 is still delivering some nice enhancements for existing CarPlay systems. One subtler but more valuable way that Apple is improving CarPlay is by embracing two essential categories of apps: “Fueling” and “driving task” […]
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AirPods Pro 2 | Is This the Real Deal? Sources Say Yes (Here’s What’s New) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/airpods-pro-2-is-this-the-real-deal-sources-say-yes-heres-whats-new/191038/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:28:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=191038 Hi everyone. A few days ago, 52audio posted a couple of renders of what they think will be the AirPods Pro 2.  52audio is very reliable when it comes to these things. In fact, they correctly predicted the AirPods 3 design. I believe these renders are real, and our sources do too, but this is by far the least Apple-like […]
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Can You Take Your M1 MacBook Pro and Upgrade It with an M2 Chip? https://www.idropnews.com/news/can-you-upgrade-an-m1-macbook-pro-with-an-m2-chip/190987/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190987 The arrival of Apple’s new M2-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro landing in stores officially marks the arrival of the second generation of Apple Silicon. It’s also the first Apple Silicon Mac to be re-released with a newer chip. Since the 2020 M1 MacBook Pro and the 2022 M2 MacBook Pro are so obviously similar in design […]
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New Apple TV May Launch in September with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of Storage, and Find My-Capable Siri Remote Option https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-apple-tv-may-launch-in-september-with-4gb-of-ram-32gb-of-storage-and-find-my-capable-siri-remote-option/191007/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 21:25:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=191007 Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about a new Apple TV that Apple is working on right now. Actually, Apple is working on two different models – but, today I want to talk about one of them, as I am still collecting and verifying some information about the other model. Let’s get down to […]
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Apple’s Sleek New M2 MacBook Air Could Arrive in Stores on July 15 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-sleek-new-m2-macbook-air-could-arrive-in-stores-on-july-15/190932/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:50:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190932 If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on Apple’s new MacBook Air, you won’t have to wait much longer. If the reports we’ve heard are accurate, Apple’s next M2-powered MacBook will go on sale in retail stores on July 15. These dates come from a retail source that spoke with the folks at MacRumors. […]
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Will Apple’s M2 Overheating Problems Be Resolved in New 3-Nanometer M2 Pro + M2 Max Chips? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/will-apples-m2-overheating-problems-be-resolved-in-new-3-nanometer-m2-pro-m2-max-chips/190952/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:11:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190952 According to a recent report from Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, Apple is said to have contacted TSMC to discuss manufacturing a 3nm M2 Pro chip. The report added that TSMC plans to start manufacturing in the second half of 2022. I assume that there might be some delays due to the current situation, but if there […]
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9 Beginner Tips for Your Mac https://www.idropnews.com/news/9-beginner-tips-to-master-your-mac/190804/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:23:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190804 If you recently switched from a Windows computer to a Mac, you’ve probably noticed that things are quite the same. Sure, you can do anything you did on Windows with your Mac, but there are also some extra features you can master to make the most out of your Mac. Whether it’s taking screenshots, mastering […]
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How to Quickly Disable Face ID or Touch ID on Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-how-to-quickly-disable-face-id-or-touch-id-on-your-iphone/190886/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190886 Face ID and Touch ID are great ways to keep the information on your iPhone secure without the hassle of keying in a passcode every time you pick it up. However, there may be times and situations where they’re not the best ways to keep your information secure. Fortunately, Apple has provided a couple of […]
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Apple TV+ Is Rated the Highest, but Netflix Is Still the ‘Must-Have’ Service https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-tv-has-the-highest-rated-content-but-netflix-is-still-the-must-have-service/190855/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190855 Apple’s strategy of focusing on quality programming for Apple TV+ may be paying off, but it still lags behind the competition when it comes to being an indispensable streaming service. Fintech company Self set out to determine which streaming service offers the best value for the money, undertaking an analysis of the content on Netflix, […]
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Apple’s Confusing Plans for the Living Room Are Beginning to Take Form https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-confusing-plans-for-the-living-room-are-slowly-taking-form/190837/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:31:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190837 If you’ve been struggling to figure out Apple’s home strategy over the past few years, you’re not alone. Many believe that’s simply because the company doesn’t really have one. However, there’s plenty of evidence that it’s working hard to figure it out. Still, it’s been a wild ride and an often confusing mess. In 2020, […]
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How to Tell If Someone Hacked Into Your Google Account (And What to Do Next) https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/how-to-tell-if-someone-hacked-into-your-google-account-and-what-to-do-next/190201/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:58:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190201 Whether watching YouTube videos or accessing email, nearly everyone uses Google in one form or another. You probably want to keep your account secure regardless of how you use Google. You wouldn’t want anyone gaining access to your private emails or personal files. You can try to monitor your accounts and look daily for changes […]
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New Patent Lawsuit Could See Apple Watches Banned in the United States https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-patent-lawsuit-could-see-the-apple-watch-banned-in-the-us/190820/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:53:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190820 A judge from the International Trade Commission has ruled that the Apple Watch possibly infringes on ECG technology patents owned by health technology company AliveCor. If upheld, the decision could ban the Apple watch from being sold in the United States. AliveCor is perhaps best known for KardiaBand, an Apple Watch accessory capable of taking […]
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Every Apple iPhone 15 Model Is Now Expected to Ditch Lightning for USB-C https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/every-apple-iphone-15-model-is-now-expected-to-ditch-lightning-for-usb-c/190823/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:13:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190823 Today I have some exciting news to share with you. I recently learned from my sources that Apple plans to launch all iPhone 15 models with USB-C. Earlier this month, I had reported that only the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max would launch with this connector, while the iPhone 15 and iPhone […]
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Apple’s 5G Modem Chip Design ‘May Have Failed’ | Qualcomm Chips to Remain in iPhone 15 https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/apples-5g-modem-chip-design-may-have-failed-qualcomm-chips-to-remain-in-iphone-15/190806/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190806 It looks like Apple’s efforts to show Qualcomm the door may have hit a pretty serious roadblock. A reliable new report suggests that next year’s ‘iPhone 15’ will still pack some version of a Qualcomm modem chip after Apple’s efforts to get its own ready have reportedly “failed.” Reports of Apple’s work on its own […]
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What to Do If You Lose Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-to-do-if-you-lose-your-iphone/190023/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:54:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190023 In today’s day and age, you probably carry your iPhone with you at all times.  Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Our iPhones have become a staple part of our lives, and we use them for everything. That’s why it’s so hard when we lose our iPhones, or worse, someone steals them.  Unfortunately, these […]
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11 Ways Your Apple Watch Can Help You Stay Healthy https://www.idropnews.com/news/10-ways-your-apple-watch-can-help-you-stay-healthy/190326/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:30:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190326 Despite how many cool new features Apple adds to the Apple Watch, the company’s wearable was made with one goal in mind: To help you live a healthier life. The Apple Watch does that by helping keep track of many different metrics, including your heart, the noise around you, and even your sleep. There’s no […]
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The iPhone Is Safe from T-Mobile’s New Ad Tracking — For Now | How to Opt Out https://www.idropnews.com/news/t-mobiles-new-app-insights-tracking-doesnt-affect-iphone-users-heres-how-to-opt-out-anyway/190691/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:36:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190691 Sadly, it looks like T-Mobile has just officially gotten into the game of tracking and selling information on its mobile customers — in this case, the apps you use and how much time you spend using them. The program is called App Insights and is not entirely new. T-Mobile began rolling it out as a […]
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Don’t Expect a 120Hz ProMotion Display on the Next iPad mini, Hints Analyst https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/dont-expect-a-120hz-promotion-display-on-the-next-ipad-mini/190687/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:16:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190687 Ever since Apple finally brought its faster 120Hz ProMotion display technology to the iPhone 13 Pro last year, many have been wondering where it will pop up next. Some recent reports have pointed to Apple’s next-generation iPad mini, but a display analyst is telling us otherwise. According to Ross Young, who’s known to have his […]
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Toronto Man Recovers Stolen Range Rover with Three AirTags (+ How to Protect Yourself Against Car Theft) https://www.idropnews.com/news/toronto-man-recovers-his-stolen-car-thanks-to-airtags/190725/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:09:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=190725 We keep hearing so many reports about how AirTags can be used for sinister purposes that it’s easy to forget how useful they are for the purpose Apple actually designed them for: helping you find your stuff. Apple doesn’t condone the use of AirTags for locating stolen property, likely due to the risks of people […]
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