News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 U.S. Export Ban Could Block Apple from Selling iPhones in Certain Countries https://www.idropnews.com/news/u-s-export-ban-could-block-apple-from-selling-iphones-in-certain-countries/88051/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:08:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=88051 The U.S. is reportedly exploring a ban on the export of certain technology to other countries, including various categories important to Apple — like artificial intelligence, computer vision and natural language processing. That’s according to a U.S. government document highlighted in a tweet by R. David Edelman, who currently runs MIT’s Project on Technology, the […]
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Apple to Hold Mysterious Four-Day Shopping Event This Week https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-hold-mysterious-four-day-shopping-event-this-week/88027/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:00:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=88027 Apple has announced that it will hold a special four-day Shopping Event that will kick off on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The Cupertino tech juggernaut began sending out emails on Monday teasing the upcoming so-called Apple Shopping Event. There’s also a web page dedicated to the 2018 shopping event. When it was first launched, the page had […]
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How Apple and Amazon’s New Partnership Helps Consumers, Hurts Small Businesses https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-apple-and-amazons-new-partnership-helps-consumers-hurts-small-businesses/87975/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:20:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87975 Earlier this month, Apple and Amazon announced a new partnership in which the Mac-maker would make a range of its high-end products — including the iPhone XR, 2018 iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 4 and more — available on Amazon’s website. That partnership officially kicked-off today. But while the deal is poised to benefit consumers in the […]
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Best Black Friday Tech Deals on Amazon Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/deals/best-black-friday-tech-deals-on-amazon-right-now/87976/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:16:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87976 Black Friday is officially just a few days away, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take advantage of some deals right now. We previously covered some early Black Friday deals on Apple products, but Amazon on Monday launched a new “Black Friday Deal Week” webpage where you can find great prices and discounts on a […]
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Apple CEO Sheds Light on His Daily Routine, Privacy Regulation and Google https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-ceo-sheds-light-on-his-daily-routine-privacy-regulation-and-google/87959/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:22:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87959 Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in a previously recorded interview with Axios that aired on HBO Sunday. During it, he discussed everything from privacy regulations to his daily routine. During the interview, conducted by Axios reporters Ina Fried and Mike Allen at Apple Park, a wide range of topics were covered. But perhaps most notably, […]
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Apple’s Hopes of an iPhone Upgrade ‘Supercycle’ Seemingly Fade Away https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-hopes-of-an-iphone-upgrade-supercycle-seemingly-fade-away/87947/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:03:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87947 Thanks to new supply-chain and analyst reports, we’re learning that Apple’s latest iPhone XS and XR handsets might not be resonating with consumers (and their pocketbooks) quite as much as the Cupertino tech-giant had previously banked on. Some of Apple’s biggest suppliers have already said the company’s reduced component orders, which in turn has caused […]
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Apple’s Inventory of AirPort Extreme, 2TB Time Capsule Officially Dries up https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-inventory-of-airport-extreme-2tb-time-capsule-officially-dries-up/87895/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:10:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87895 Back in April of this year, Apple confirmed rumors that it would cease further development of its once-popular AirPort lineup of home and office wireless connectivity products, including the $99 AirPort Express, $199 AirPort Extreme and $299 AirPort Time Capsule. And while the company noted at the time of its announcement that the current inventory […]
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The Latest Apple Maps Initiative Has Nothing to Do with Vehicles https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-latest-apple-maps-initiative-has-nothing-to-do-with-vehicles/87943/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:07:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87943 Apple has confirmed that it is collecting pedestrian-level data as part of a broader initiative to improve its first-party Apple Maps platform. The Cupertino tech giant quietly revealed the on-foot data collection on its Apple Maps vehicles page, which tracks where Apple cars loaded with sensors and liDAR equipment are heading. Initially, the pedestrian data […]
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Hackers Find Vulnerability Allowing Access to Deleted iPhone Photos via Wi-Fi https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/hackers-find-vulnerability-allowing-access-to-deleted-iphone-photos-via-wi-fi/87811/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:43:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87811 A pair of white-hat hackers has discovered a Safari vulnerability that allowed them to steal files from an iPhone X running the latest software. The duo, Richard Zhu and Amat Cama, teamed up under the moniker Fluoroacetate to demonstrate the exploit at the Zero Day Initiative’s Mobile Pwn2Own contest in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday. According […]
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It’s Shocking How Many People AREN’T Using This iPhone Typing Trick https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/its-shocking-how-many-people-arent-using-this-iphone-typing-trick/87922/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87922 If you’ve been using Apple’s iOS for a while, you probably know that it’s a pretty simple and intuitive operating system. But even though it’s easy to learn and use, there are still a variety of hidden tricks that many — if not most — users don’t know about. This simple yet life-changing keyboard trick […]
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Nike Launches Exclusive Apple Watch Sport Loop and Sport Band Colors https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/nike-launches-exclusive-apple-watch-sport-loop-and-sport-band-colors/87908/ Sat, 17 Nov 2018 02:00:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87908 Nike on Friday launched several new exclusive Apple Watch Sports Bands and Sports Loops in new color options on its online store. The new band options appeared in the Apple Watch Nike+ section of the sportswear company’s online store. There are three new colors: Olive Flak, Smokey Mauve, and Celestial Teal. Of course, both the […]
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Analyst Says Concerns About Weakening iPhone Sales Are Overblown https://www.idropnews.com/news/analyst-says-concerns-about-weakening-iphone-sales-are-overblown/87883/ Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:03:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87883 Apple’s iPhone unit sales may be declining, but a Morgan Stanley analyst says concerns are overblown — and investors may be missing the bigger picture. In a new investors note, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty is insisting that investors are remaining “narrowly focused on units, despite the increasing value of Apple Services.” She is, of course, […]
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The New iPad Pro May Bend Under Pressure, But This Isn’t ‘Bendgate 2’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-new-ipad-pro-may-bend-under-pressure-but-this-isnt-bendgate-2/87873/ Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:00:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87873 This probably goes without saying, but you should try to avoid bending your new iPad Pro. A new video by a popular YouTuber demonstrates why. JerryRigEverything’s Zach Nelson has conducted his usual routine of damage testing of the new 2018 iPad Pro. He scratches the tablet, burns the display, and subjects it to other forms […]
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Apple Launches All-New ‘Certified Refurbished’ Online Store, Featuring Seamless Design and Sweet New Deals https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-launches-all-new-certified-refurbished-online-store-featuring-seamless-design-and-sweet-new-deals/87855/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:00:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87855 Earlier this week, Apple quietly published the overhauled landing page for its all-new Certified Refurbished online storefront, offering customers in search of flawless, re-certified, warrantied and highly-discounted products a new (and seamless) experience in their quest to acquire “guaranteed Apple quality” for less. Most notably, Apple’s new Certified Refurbished Store features much larger images, easier […]
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FCC Rules U.S. Devices Can Use EU Satellites to Boost Location Services https://www.idropnews.com/news/fcc-rules-u-s-devices-can-use-eu-satellites-to-boost-location-services/87848/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:04:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87848 U.S. smartphone users may get a boost to their GPS accuracy and reliability thanks to a new Federal Communications Commission order. More specifically, the FCC did away with regulations on Friday that prevented U.S. cell users from accessing data from the European Union’s Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System — essentially the European analog to the […]
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How to Keep Your Digital Life Safe and Secure https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-keep-your-digital-life-safe-and-secure/87836/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:30:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=87836&preview=true&preview_id=87836 In 2018 our lives are in our pockets and in the cloud. Everything we do—from the way we communicate, to how we share photos, to how we work—often revolves around our devices. Because of the roles our smartphones and computers play in our lives, it can be easy to take things for granted and let […]
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Apple Showcases “Shot on iPhone XR” Photo Series https://www.idropnews.com/iphone-xr/apple-showcases-shot-on-iphone-xr-photo-series/87841/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:28:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87841 In an all-new “Shot on iPhone” series, Apple highlights the image-capturing prowess of the iPhone XR, which features user shared photos captured by the iPhone XR. The 2018 iPhone XS, XS Max and XR feature the same front-facing camera setup, consisting of a TrueDepth system with 7 MP lens, VCSEL components and an infrared dot […]
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Apple Begins Hiring Chipmakers in Qualcomm’s Backyard https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-begins-hiring-chipmakers-in-qualcomms-backyard/87824/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:29:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87824 As the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm rages on, the iPhone maker has begun to encroach on the latter’s home turf, aggressively hiring 4G and 5G engineers in San Diego, where the chipmaker’s headquarters are located. Apple’s goal is ostensibly to poach chip engineers from its legal rival and weaken Qualcomm’s hold on the […]
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Apple Partners with Oscar-Winning Indie Studio A24 for Original Films https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-partners-with-oscar-winning-indie-studio-a24-for-original-films/87827/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:03:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87827 Apple has reportedly tapped Oscar-winning independent movie studio A24 to produce films for it. The partnership, which was first reported by Variety, will result in “a slate of films” being produced by A24 — presumably for Apple’s original TV and film content endeavor. Scarce Details Details about the partnership are currently scarce, but Apple has […]
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Apple Publishes its Annual Holiday 2018 Gift Guide https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-publishes-its-annual-holiday-2018-gift-guide/87804/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:40:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87804 With just 40-days left to shop for all the dearly beloved, hard-working and otherwise gift-worthy people in your life, Apple is hoping to capture and captivate your interest with some of its most recent and innovative new devices. On Thursday, the company published an updated landing page outlining its annual holiday gift guide. For 2018, […]
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iPhone XR Now Available Unlocked and SIM-Free via Apple’s Online Store https://www.idropnews.com/iphone-xr/iphone-xr-now-available-unlocked-and-sim-free-via-apples-online-store/87800/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:50:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87800 On Thursday, Apple began offering a factory unlocked, ‘SIM-free’ variant of its latest iPhone XR  for customers ordering on Apple’s online store, which allows buyers to steer clear of Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. When the iPhone XR launched in the U.S. last month, the device was not immediately available to order in a SIM-free […]
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Apple Seeds Third iOS 12.1.1 Beta to Registered Developers https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-seeds-third-ios-12-1-1-beta-to-registered-developers/87796/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:02:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87796 Apple on Thursday seeded the third beta version of its upcoming iOS 12.1.1 update to registered developers. iOS 12.1.1 is a relatively small update that brings incremental changes to some of Apple’s native applications — notably, it introduces several refinements to FaceTime. FaceTime App UI Notably, the update will rework the FaceTime app’s user interface […]
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Tim Cook to Receive First ADL ‘Courage Against Hate’ Award https://www.idropnews.com/news/tim-cook-to-receive-first-adl-courage-against-hate-award/87792/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:00:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87792 The Anti-Defamation League has announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first recipient of its “Courage Against Hate” Award. In a press release on Wednesday, the ADL highlighted Cook’s vocal support for social issues and his contributions to social initiatives, as well as Apple’s ongoing encouragement of charitable funding. Cook will accept the […]
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Tech Blogger Reveals 102 Secret Magnets in 2018 iPad Pro https://www.idropnews.com/news/tech-blogger-reveals-102-secret-magnets-in-2018-ipad-pro/87788/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:00:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=87788 Apple’s latest iPad Pro iteration packs a ton of new features, unprecedented power, and next-generation technologies into an impressively designed chassis. Perhaps the most pragmatic among these features are hidden from plain sight. As CultofMac notes, Apple’s latest 11 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2018) models, unlike their predecessors, are “studded with 102 small magnets,” which […]
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