iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 20:07:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.7 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 Use Spatial Audio with Your AirPods in iOS 14 https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/heres-how-to-use-spatial-audio-with-your-airpods-in-ios-14/143436/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:22:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143436 Earlier this week, Apple quietly dropped a major firmware update for its AirPods and AirPods Pro designed to prepare them for the impending release of iOS 14. The build number, 3A283, already suggested a pretty significant update, moving the needle way ahead from the prior versions — 2D15 for the AirPods and 2D27 for the AirPods […]
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5 Reasons to Choose the Apple Watch SE https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-to-choose-the-apple-watch-se/143286/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:34:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143286 Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch SE during its slickly-produced September press event. Joining Apple’s lineup, the Apple Watch SE falls squarely between the flagship Apple Watch Series 6 and the entry-level Apple Watch Series 3. Despite its man-in-the-middle position, the Watch SE is a compelling product worth your attention. Continue reading to learn five […]
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9 Things That Work Differently Now That Force Touch Is Gone in watchOS 7 https://www.idropnews.com/news/9-things-that-work-differently-now-that-force-touch-is-gone-in-watchos-7/143392/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:19:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143392 We’ve known for a while that Apple was planning to remove Force Touch in its watchOS 7 update — it was gone even before the first public beta finally appeared last month, but it still seems pretty likely at least a few users have been taken by surprise by this change after installing watchOS 7 on […]
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Apple Just Released the First Beta of iOS 14.2 to Developers with These Cool New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-released-the-first-beta-of-ios-142-to-developers-with-these-cool-new-features/143374/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:29:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143374 With the paint barely dry on iOS 14, which was released less than two days ago, Apple has already pushed out its first post-iOS 14 beta to developers, and in an unusual move it’s skipped right over iOS 14.1, releasing this next beta version as iOS 14.2 instead. You could be forgiven for thinking that […]
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LifeLock Review: Is This the Best Way to Prevent Identity Theft? https://www.idropnews.com/reviews/lifelock-review/142904/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:36:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142904 LifeLock plans available here. We’ve all heard about a new service and thought to ourselves, “That’s interesting, but I have no idea if it’s truly useful or not.” We’ll help with that problem in our comprehensive reviews that cover specific digital services, how they work, and if they’re worth it. Today, we’re tackling the identity […]
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Send Spending Money to Your Kid’s Apple Watch with ‘Apple Cash Family’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/send-spending-money-to-your-kids-apple-watch-with-apple-cash-family/143244/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:54:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143244 Apple this week unveiled two new Apple Watches, including the affordable Apple Watch SE. At this price point, Apple knows that parents may scoop up an Apple Watch instead of an iPhone for their kids. To help make it easier for parents, Apple unveiled Family Setup, which lets parents manage a child’s Watch. The company […]
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New AirPods Studio Leaked? https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/new-airpods-studio-leaked/143201/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:09:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143201 Apple’s AirPods have been successful beyond belief, but the company isn’t content with dominating only the earbuds market. Apple also has its eyes set on the headphone market. Yes, Apple’s Beats headphone lineup has a cult following, but the Cupertino company wants to do more. How much more? A recently leaked image and video gives […]
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macOS Big Sur Isn’t Out Yet, But You Can Grab the New Safari Now https://www.idropnews.com/news/macos-big-sur-isnt-out-yet-but-you-can-grab-the-new-safari-now/143280/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:46:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143280 Although Apple launched all of its “mobile” operating systems to the public this week (if you consider the Apple TV to be a mobile device), the latest major release of the operating system for Apple’s Macs — macOS Big Sur — wasn’t even really mentioned during Tuesday’s keynote event. Of course, this isn’t really surprising — […]
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You Can Now Tweak Your Goals in watchOS 7 — Here’s How to Do It https://www.idropnews.com/how-to/you-can-now-tweak-your-goals-in-watchos-7-heres-how-to-do-it/143276/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:19:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143276 Ever since the release of the first Apple Watch, there have been three specific fitness goals presented in the form of activity rings: Move, Exercise, and Stand, and while you’ve always been able to adjust your move goal, which was presented in the form of calories burned, the other two have been fixed in stone […]
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Eager to Check Out New Widgets? Here Are 14 Apps Updated for iOS 14 https://www.idropnews.com/apps/eager-to-check-out-some-new-widgets-here-are-14-apps-that-are-already-ready-for-ios-14/143248/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:15:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143248 In what was one of the shortest event-to-release windows in Apple history, the company released iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 14, and tvOS 14 yesterday, only one day after the September event where it unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6. The move actually created a bit of angst for developers, who were also given extremely […]
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Apple iPad Air Giveaway https://www.idropnews.com/giveaways/apple-ipad-air-giveaway/143202/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:19:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143202 The new iPad Air is a fantastic piece of kit, with an all-screen 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display featuring True Tone and P3 wide color capabilities, one of the world’s fastest processors (the A14 Bionic), reimagined Touch ID, 12MP rear-facing camera, 7MP FaceTime HD camera, Apple Pencil compatibility, wide stereo sound and so much more. The […]
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Best Apple Deals This Week | $500 off iPad Pro, $350 off iPhone 11 Pro (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-this-week-september-2020-3/142920/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:37:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142920 Apple took to the stage this week and unveiled two new Apple Watch models and two new iPads. Though sale prices don’t reflect this announcement quite yet, there are still quite a few good deals ready for the taking. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best of the best, so you only don’t have […]
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iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 Released with These Exciting New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-ios-14-ipados-14-watchos-7-and-tvos-14/143169/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:57:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143169 It almost got lost in the rest of the big news yesterday, but today is the day that Apple is releasing iOS 14 to the public — a surprise release that actually comes somewhat ahead of the company’s usual schedule. In the past, Apple has generally held a big September event during which it’s announced […]
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Apple Just Quietly Made These Two Key Improvements to AppleCare+ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-quietly-made-these-two-key-improvements-to-applecare/143162/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:02:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143162 There’s been at least one other interesting change this week from Apple that didn’t make it into yesterday’s keynote event, and that’s some subtle but valuable improvements to the AppleCare+ service plans. Since its inception, AppleCare+ has been offering extended warranty coverage and insurance against up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling, however […]
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8 Things Apple Didn’t Announce at Yesterday’s Event (That Are Still Coming) https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/7-things-apple-didnt-announce-at-yesterdays-event-that-are-still-coming/143154/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:14:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143154 Despite the fact that Apple blocked out a full two hours for yesterday’s “Time Flies” event, it actually had the whole thing wrapped up in less than one. This may not be all that surprising in an era of virtual events, where segments are prerecorded and rebroadcast and there’s less of a need to fill […]
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All of the New Devices Apple Just Officially Announced https://www.idropnews.com/news/all-of-the-new-devices-apple-just-officially-announced/142906/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:43:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142906 Apple’s press event today was all about the Apple Watch and the iPad. The company introduced two new Apple Watch models and added two iPads to its lineup. Continue reading to browse coverage of their showcase features, price points, and availability.
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6 Things the Apple Watch SE Doesn’t Do (and 7 Things It Can) https://www.idropnews.com/news/x-things-the-apple-watch-se-doesnt-do-and-x-things-it-can/143138/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:52:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143138 While we all knew that the Apple Watch Series 6 was coming this fall, one of the more surprising announcements during today’s “Time Flies” event was the unveiling of the Apple Watch SE, a new lower-cost version that’s designed to make Apple’s newest wearable technology more accessible to the masses. Surprisingly, the Apple Watch SE […]
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12 Things to Know About the New Apple Watch Series 6, SE https://www.idropnews.com/gallery/apple-debuts-apple-watch-series-6-heres-everything-apple-had-to-say-about-it/143118/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:09:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143118 With today’s Apple event bearing the tagline “Time Flies” it was pretty much a given that the new Apple Watch would be headlining the event, and as expected Apple opened with an intro by Apple CEO Tim Cook who jumped right into talking about the Apple Watch and sharing several related success stories and testimonials […]
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Apple Officially Unveils iPad Air with All-New Design, 8th Generation iPad https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-unveils-ipad-air-with-all-new-design-8th-generation-ipad/143020/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:15:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143020 As expected, Apple today unveiled its latest iPad models – the new iPad 8th generation and iPad Air. Equipped with iPadOS 14, the new iPads are among Apple’s most exciting iPad updates to date, balancing power and price in its lineup of consumer-focused tablets. iPad 8th Generation The iPad 8th generation keeps the same 10.2-inch […]
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Apple Announces ‘Apple One’ Bundles with up to $25 in Monthly Savings https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-announces-apple-one-bundles-with-up-to-25-in-monthly-savings/143025/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:18:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143025 When Apple greatly expanded its service offerings early last year, many of us were surprised that the company didn’t have a bundle ready to go right out of the gate. The addition of Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+ seemed like a perfect fit for bundling with Apple’s existing Apple Music service, and yet […]
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Apple Unveils New Fitness+ Service for Apple Watch, iPad and iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-unveils-new-fitness-service-for-apple-watch-ipad-and-iphone/142976/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:07:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142976 Apple today unveiled a new fitness platform that transforms the Apple Watch from a productivity tool to a fitness powerhouse. The new Fitness+ service brings person to person training and music to every workout. The new Fitness+ service expands how you can work out with the Apple Watch. The service adds new studio-based activities that […]
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What? U.S. Customs Seize Legitimate OnePlus Buds as ‘Fake AirPods’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-u-s-customs-seize-legitimate-oneplus-buds-as-fake-airpods/142883/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:12:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142883 In a strange string of events, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it recently had seized a shipment of counterfeit AirPods. The only problem? The earbuds were not fakes. They were manufactured by the well-known Android phone and accessory maker OnePlus. The story started last Friday when CBP boasted it had intercepted a shipment of 2,000 AirPod knockoffs. If […]
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Apple Updates AirPods, AirPods Pro with Quick Switching, Spatial Audio https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-updates-airpods-airpods-pro-with-quick-switching-spatial-audio/142875/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:43:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142875 AirPod owners take note – you may want to toss your AirPods into their charging case and make sure they are connected to your iPhone. Apple just released an update, and you don’t want to miss it. Instead of a single device release, Apple is rolling out updates, build number 3A283, for both the AirPods […]
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5.4-inch iPhone Is Getting a Smaller Notch, Ultra-Fast mmWave Could Be Coming to All iPhone 12 Models https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/the-54-inch-iphone-is-getting-a-smaller-notch-ultra-fast-mmwave-could-be-coming-to-all-iphone-12-models/142859/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:13:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142859 Although we’d be absolutely shocked if Apple’s iPhone 12 makes an appearance at tomorrow’s big event, that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped hearing reports about what may be coming when Apple finally does take the wraps off its latest iPhone lineup. To be clear, although Apple did announce a big September event that’s being held […]
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