News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:39:02 +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 News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff How iOS 14 Widgets Could Be Paving the Way for Apple’s ‘glassOS’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-ios-14-widgets-could-be-paving-the-way-for-apples-glassos/138833/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:38:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138833 By now it’s all but certain that Apple will be releasing its own augmented reality headset and glasses within the next 2–3 years, with the only questions being more around “when” than “if.” Late last year we heard the most reliable indicator yet of Apple’s plans for the new AR devices, with a leak from […]
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Your Driver’s License Could Be the Next Thing in Your Apple Wallet https://www.idropnews.com/news/your-drivers-license-could-be-the-next-thing-in-your-apple-wallet/138822/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:59:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138822 While Apple’s new Car Key technology is getting a lot of attention right now, this may be just be another step in the plan to turn your iPhone into a true digital wallet, as a newly discovered series of patent applications suggests. Although Apple’s Wallet app on your iPhone can already include store loyalty cards, […]
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BMW is Getting Ready for Apple Car Key, But It Could Require a Subscription https://www.idropnews.com/news/bmw-is-getting-ready-for-apple-car-key-but-it-could-require-a-subscription/138812/ Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138812 Perhaps one of the most interesting new features that Apple announced during its iOS 14 unveiling at WWDC last month is something that users won’t even need to wait for iOS 14 to enjoy — at least for those who are willing to buy a new BMW to take advantage of it. As we noted earlier […]
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Apple Just Won the Rights to the New Will Smith Movie ‘Emancipation’ in a Landmark Film Festival Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-won-the-rights-to-the-new-will-smith-movie-emancipation-in-a-landmark-film-festival-deal/138717/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:43:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138717 Apple continues to pour staggering amounts of money into cornering landmark original movies for its Apple TV+ streaming service, with a new report suggest that it’s not dropped a record-breaking $120 million on a new action thriller film set to star Will Smith. According to Deadline, Apple has just closed the largest film festival acquisition […]
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Verizon Wireless Zone Stores to Give Away FREE Backpacks Loaded with School Supplies https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/verizon-wireless-zone-stores-to-give-away-free-backpacks-loaded-with-school-supplies/138691/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:45:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138691 COVID-19 may have shut down our schools and our businesses, but it hasn’t put an end to some old-fashioned community service. As it has done in the past, Verizon Wireless Zone stores will be handing out free backpacks to local children who come into their stores. When Is the Backpack Giveaway? Mark your calendars as […]
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PSA: All Apps Are Spying on Your iPhone or Android’s Clipboard https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-all-apps-are-spying-on-your-iphone-or-androids-clipboard/138668/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:20:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138668 TikTok made headlines earlier this year when researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk discovered that the social media app was spying on the iPhone’s clipboard. Thanks to iOS 14’s new security features, it turns out TikTok is not alone. More than 53 other apps are reading clipboard data without your knowledge or permission and […]
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30 More U.S. Apple Stores to Close Due to COVID-19 Infection Spikes https://www.idropnews.com/news/30-more-u-s-apple-stores-to-close-due-to-covid-19-infection-spikes/138667/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:24:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138667 Across the United States, people are seeing spikes COVID-19 infection cases. This is occurring in states such as California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, and more. While many were hoping to see their states flourishing after the lengthy lockdown, the results are mixed. Now Apple Stores will be joining many others in closing. Apple announced that it […]
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iOS 13.6 Is Almost Ready to Bring Car Keys to Your New BMW https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-14-may-be-all-the-rage-but-ios-136-is-still-coming-soon/138639/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:29:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138639 With all of the cool new features coming to iOS 14 this fall its easy to forget that Apple hasn’t abandoned its ongoing work on iOS 13 just yet, and in fact we can expect another major point release to arrive quite possibly before we even see the first iOS 14 public betas land later […]
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Apple Is Changing Apple Arcade’s Course and Looking for More ‘Engaging’ Games https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-changing-apple-arcades-course-and-looking-for-more-engaging-games/138636/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:47:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138636 When Apple debuted its Apple Arcade gaming service last year, it was with the promise of a utopian future for mobile gaming — a service that would provide some of the best games that iOS developers could come up with, bankrolled and curated by Apple, and, best of all, entirely free of the kind of ads, […]
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Here’s Why It’s Dangerous to Pirate Mac Apps https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-its-dangerous-to-pirate-mac-apps/138629/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:04:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138629 For iPhone and iPad users, the App Store is the only legitimate game in town for getting apps onto your device, and although the Mac still allows apps to be installed old-school, many developers now push their apps through the Mac App Store for the increased safety, security, and simplicity, however, this hasn’t stopped piracy […]
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Best Apple Deals: Save $394 on iPad Pro, $100 on Apple Watch S5 + More https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-save-394-on-ipad-pro-100-on-apple-watch-s5-more/138590/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:53:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138590 Amazon Prime Day may be delayed until September because of coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean all the sales have come to an end. Amazon and other retailers have discounted a variety of Apple products. In the market for an iPad or an Apple Watch? We got you covered below in our list of the best […]
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Apple’s macOS Gets a Cool ‘Neu’ Design (But What Is It, Exactly?) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-macos-gets-a-cool-neu-design-but-what-is-it-exactly/138587/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:03:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138587 Apple announced a new version of macOS during WWDC 2020, and the operating system is turning heads. Not because it has so many new features, but because it looks so different. Different from previous versions of macOS and different from iOS. What makes it so unique is the company’s new design approach, which signals its […]
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Apple Watch Handwashing Detection Has Been in the Works Since Long Before COVID-19 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-handwashing-detection-has-been-in-the-works-since-long-before-covid-19/138540/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:01:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138540 Although watchOS 7 hasn’t (yet) delivered everything we were expecting, Apple did have one interesting surprise up its sleeve in the form of a new handwashing detection feature that will encourage users to wash their hands more frequently, properly, and thoroughly. Considering Apple’s very proactive response to the ongoing global health pandemic, it’s easy to […]
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Apple Is Upping Its 4K Game in tvOS 14 and macOS Big Sur https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-upping-its-4k-game-in-tvos-14-and-macos-big-sur/138536/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:51:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138536 Apple has had a slightly odd relationship with 4K video content over the years, especially where streaming services like Netflix and YouTube are concerned. While Apple began delivering 4K HDR movies on its iTunes Store three years ago, when it released its Apple TV 4K back in 2017, the support for 4K content from other […]
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The New York Times Is Leaving Apple News https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-new-york-times-is-leaving-apple-news/138532/ Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:06:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138532 In a significant move, The New York Times has announced that it will be pulling out of Apple News entirely, citing the fact that the online news aggregation service doesn’t align with its goals of “building direct relationships” with its paying subscribers. This means that, effective immediately, New York Times articles will no longer appear […]
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Former Microsoft Exec Praises Apple Silicon Endeavor, Calls It ‘Most Remarkable’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/former-microsoft-exec-praises-apple-silicon-endeavor-calls-it-most-remarkable/138494/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:56:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138494 One of the few things Apple computers had in common with PCs was their Intel processors. But now, with Apple’s shift into homemade silicon, the company’s making a move toward product independence. And Apple’s employees aren’t the only ones impressed with the transition. After Apple announced Apple Silicon at WWDC, countless people commented on the […]
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Apple Card Expands 3% Daily Cash Bonus to These Popular Gas Stations https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-card-expands-3-daily-cash-bonus-to-these-popular-gas-stations/138472/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:00:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138472 The Apple Card has been around for less than a year, but it offers a constantly improving set of benefits for cardholders. Not only does it offer 0% interest on most Apple products, but it also offers 1% Daily Cash on card purchases, 2% on Apple Pay-based purchases, and 3% at Apple and other select […]
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Apple Watch Saves 92 y/o Man’s Life After Near-Fatal Fall from Ladder https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-saves-92-y-o-mans-life-after-near-fatal-fall-from-ladder/138448/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:26:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138448 92-year-old Jim Salsman is a retired farmer who owes his life to his Apple Watch and its fall detection feature. Salsman took a tumble from a ladder, and the Watch was crucial to getting him medical assistance when he couldn’t do it for himself. Salsman climbed the ladder to pigeon-proof a grain bin, according to […]
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Today the iPhone Becomes a Teenager https://www.idropnews.com/news/today-the-iphone-becomes-a-teenager/138470/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:05:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138470 For over a decade, the iPhone has challenged the market in several ways. Back in 2007, it offered an innovative approach to technology and revolutionized the mobile market. And as of today, June 29, the iPhone has become 13 years old, making it an official teenager. The first rumors of the iPhone arrived earlier in 2006 when […]
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Dark Mode Is (Finally) Coming to Facebook on Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/dark-mode-is-finally-coming-to-facebook-on-your-iphone/138461/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:45:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138461 It’s only been a year now since Apple first announced an official system-wide Dark Mode in iOS 13, and it looks like one of the last major stragglers will finally be getting with the program. While Dark Mode wasn’t officially available until last September when iOS 13 was actually released to the public, Apple gave […]
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5 Things We Didn’t Hear About at Apple’s WWDC https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-things-we-didnt-hear-about-at-wwdc/138457/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:22:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138457 There’s no doubt that Apple’s first-ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference was chocked full of cool new announcements last week, along with an all-new format that let Apple’s executives and engineers show off the new features coming to iOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur in a whole new way. As great as the news […]
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Android Fans Are Envious of This iPhone ‘Feature’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/android-fans-are-envious-of-this-iphone-feature/138453/ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:00:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138453 Although there’s still lots of room for iPhone and Android fans to debate the merits of their favourite platforms, there’s at least one area in which Apple has been consistently leaving Android handset makers in the dust, and that’s the longevity of the iPhone as compared to similar Android devices. In fact, it’s something that […]
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How the iPhone Could Go Completely Wireless and Ditch the Lightning Port https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/how-the-iphone-could-go-completely-wireless-and-ditch-the-lightning-port/137030/ Sat, 27 Jun 2020 19:00:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=137030 For at least a year now, we’ve heard rumors that the iPhone 12 will be the last iPhone to have a physical port for a cable connection, and additional info appears to corroborate this. Apple has implemented USB-C connections in other devices but appears to have decided to ditch the Lightning port altogether and replace it with…nothing.  What would […]
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If a Thief Steals Your iPhone / Virtual Key, Could They Also Steal Your Car? https://www.idropnews.com/news/if-a-thief-steals-your-iphone-virtual-key-could-they-also-steal-your-car/138186/ Sat, 27 Jun 2020 17:00:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=138186 At Apple’s WWDC event this year, fans were introduced to a bevy of exciting new software updates including the much-anticipated iOS 14. And this software comes with an important addition; a replacement for physical car keys. Software updates over the last few weeks and months have shown elements of such a program being pre-installed, implying […]
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