News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Mon, 23 May 2022 20:26:28 +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 News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Woman Hit with $40,000 in Credit Card Fraud After Losing Her Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/guest-at-disney-world-hit-with-40000-in-credit-card-fraud-after-losing-her-apple-watch/187530/ Mon, 23 May 2022 20:25:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187530 In what seems to be another cautionary tale about using secure passcodes, a visitor to Disney World recently encountered tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card charges after her Apple Watch slipped off her wrist. According to WDW News Today, a woman visiting Disney World’s EPCOT lost her $1,300 Hermès Edition Apple Watch […]
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Apple Is Working on a Mysterious New ‘Network Adapter’ with NFC, a Version of iOS, and Even an Internal Battery https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-working-on-a-mysterious-new-network-adapter-heres-what-we-know/187512/ Mon, 23 May 2022 18:31:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187512 When Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone in 2007, he famously said that the company had decided to announce it six months early because it was better “than asking the FCC to introduce it for us.” Now we’re seeing another example of how right he was about that. Whenever Apple plans a product that includes […]
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The Best Apps to Learn a New Language https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-best-iphone-apps-to-learn-a-new-language-quick-and-easy/186462/ Sat, 21 May 2022 15:00:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186462 Learning a new language can help you in many ways. Whether it’s to find a job abroad or to meet and talk to new people, a new language can truly open many doors for you. And the best part is that thanks to the internet and technology, learning new languages is easier than ever. You […]
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Have FaceTime and iMessage Stopped Working? It Might Be Your eSIM https://www.idropnews.com/news/facetime-and-imessage-suddenly-not-working-check-your-esim/187454/ Fri, 20 May 2022 21:50:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187454 A strange iPhone bug is causing iMessage and FaceTime to be randomly deactivated for some people using an eSIM instead of a physical SIM card. It’s unclear exactly why this is happening, but after Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman highlighted the problem with his own iPhone on T-Mobile, several folks chimed in on Twitter to share how […]
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Costco Now Offers Discounted Apple Subscriptions | Here’s How They Add Up https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-get-discounted-apple-subscriptions-at-costco/187447/ Fri, 20 May 2022 20:45:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187447 If you’re looking to save a bit of money on Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, or Apple News+, Costco has recently started selling annual subscriptions to these Apple services at a nice discount. Perhaps to make up for the disappearance of discounted iTunes Gift Cards, Costco is now selling Apple streaming subscriptions for a similar discount. […]
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Annoying Robocalls Have Surged, But There May Be Good News in Sight | FCC to Fight Back with New Measures https://www.idropnews.com/news/annoying-robocalls-have-surged-but-there-may-be-good-news-in-sight-fcc-to-fight-back-with-new-measures/187339/ Thu, 19 May 2022 23:07:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187339 If you’ve been noticing a rise in annoying robocalls lately, you are far from alone. During the worst of COVID-19, robocalls actually decreased significantly, as the robocall centers where people gathered to make them (India is a particular hotbed for this) were shut down, and efforts were scaled back. As the pandemic waned, robocallers were […]
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Disney+ to Launch Affordable Ad-Supported Plan | Is It Safe for Young Kids and Preschoolers? (+ Pros and Pricing) https://www.idropnews.com/news/disney-is-launching-an-ad-supported-plan-heres-what-you-need-to-know/187334/ Thu, 19 May 2022 17:40:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187334 Nearly every streaming provider is now lining up to provide more affordable ad-supported plans by the end of this year, but the good news for Disney fans is that it looks like the House of Mouse is planning on taking a much lighter touch. With more networks and studios carving out their own streaming turf, […]
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Audi Is Building Apple Music Directly Into Its 2022 Vehicle Lineup https://www.idropnews.com/news/audi-is-adding-apple-music-to-its-2022-vehicle-lineup/187321/ Thu, 19 May 2022 15:55:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187321 Vehicle infotainment systems are the next frontier for Apple Music, as more carmakers begin lining up to add Apple’s streaming music service directly to their vehicles. It’s a move that began with the Porsche Taycan nearly three years ago. While it’s still being confined to higher-end vehicle brands, native Apple Music support is now coming […]
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Genesis GV60 Arrives with Ultra Wideband Apple Car Key Support https://www.idropnews.com/news/genesis-gv60-arrives-with-ultra-wideband-apple-car-key-support/187272/ Wed, 18 May 2022 19:56:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187272 Hyundai’s luxurious Genesis GV60 has just become the second vehicle to arrive with support for the much-improved Car Key capabilities in iOS 15. Now available for orders in the U.S., the GV60 is the first electric vehicle in the Genesis family, following on the heels of the G80 hybrid. Along with lots of other cool […]
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Apple Is Rethinking Its Return to Work Plans Amid Rising COVID Cases https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-rethinking-its-return-to-work-plans-amid-rising-covid-cases/187265/ Wed, 18 May 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187265 Apple’s corporate employees won’t have to move to a full hybrid work schedule next week, as rising COVID cases are forcing the company to make some adjustments. Apple announced in March that employees would begin returning to Apple Park on April 11 for one day per week while continuing to work from home the other […]
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An AirPods Pro Amber Alert Destroyed Teen’s Hearing, Lawsuit Claims https://www.idropnews.com/news/an-airpods-pro-amber-alert-destroyed-this-teens-hearing-lawsuit-claims/187259/ Wed, 18 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187259 Apple is facing a new lawsuit from the parents of a teenage boy who allegedly suffered permanent hearing loss while using his AirPods to watch Netflix. The teen in question, identified as “B.G.” in the complaint, is a 12-year-old boy in San Antonio, Texas, who was watching a movie on Netflix using his iPhone and […]
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Five Ways the First iPhone Was a Remarkably Innovative Device https://www.idropnews.com/news/five-ways-the-first-iphone-was-a-remarkably-innovative-device/186471/ Wed, 18 May 2022 00:13:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186471 Whether you are an iPhone fan or not, the impact of the iPhone is undeniable. Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone in 2007, and then the world was changed. Jobs recognized the significance of his iPhone, calling it “a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any […]
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A Concise Guide to Getting Rid of Google Ad Personalization https://www.idropnews.com/news/a-concise-guide-to-getting-rid-of-google-ad-personalization/186651/ Tue, 17 May 2022 23:25:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186651 To put it lightly, Google is a very nosy platform. The biggest search engine in the world is pretty good at finding a lot of information about you, even if you don’t realize it yet.  After all, Google is a free search engine, so it needs to make money elsewhere. Google mostly uses ads to […]
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Should You Wait for the Series 8? https://www.idropnews.com/news/should-you-wait-for-the-series-8/187087/ Tue, 17 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187087 After a flurry of rumors of a significant redesign for last year’s Apple Watch turned into a big letdown, many wonder if Apple has anything more substantial in store for this year. Sadly, from everything we’ve heard, the answer appears to be a resounding “no.” It’s become a bit baffling exactly where the rumors of […]
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Groundbreaking Accessibility Features Are Coming in iOS 16 | Door Detection, Apple Watch Mirroring, Plus Many More https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-groundbreaking-new-accessibility-features-are-coming-in-ios-16/187153/ Tue, 17 May 2022 20:29:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187153 It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, and once again, Apple is using the opportunity to commemorate the occasion by highlighting several new accessibility features that will be coming soon. On this occasion last year, Apple announced ten significant improvements, many of which rolled out in iOS 15. This included AssistiveTouch for Apple Watch, […]
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Scientists Just Discovered Why Octopuses Self-Destruct After Mating https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/scientists-just-discovered-why-octopuses-self-destruct-after-mating/187141/ Tue, 17 May 2022 20:12:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187141 Octopuses are famously smart, sneaky, and – in the right circumstances – very tasty. But, like many other creatures on earth, they also have a pretty terrifying love life. You see, when most octopus species mate and lay eggs, it’s game over for both of them. Like salmon spawning and dying upstream, octopus mating sadly […]
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PSA | Apps Can Now Automatically Increase Your Subscription Prices https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-developers-can-now-automatically-increase-your-subscription-prices/187090/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:10:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187090 You’ll want to pay closer attention to the prices of your in-app subscriptions. This week, Apple is officially letting developers increase the prices of auto-renewing subscriptions without asking users to consent to the new price. Instead, developers now only have to notify a customer that the subscription price will be increasing. If you miss that […]
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iOS 15.5 Is Now Available | Here’s Why You Should Update Right Away https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-155-is-now-available-heres-why-you-should-update-right-away/187040/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=187040 It was only four days ago that Apple sent out the final Release Candidate of iOS 15.5 to developers, and as of today, this next major point release of iOS 15 is available to everyone. While iOS 15.5 offers a few interesting new features related to Apple Cash and Apple Podcasts, there’s not much here […]
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Visitors to Apple Park Can Now Experience ‘Tap to Pay on iPhone’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/visitors-to-apple-park-can-now-experience-tap-to-pay-on-iphone/186962/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186962 Apple’s new Tap to Pay on iPhone feature has been spotted in the wild, with one visitor to Apple Park discovering that some of the company’s employees are now taking mobile payments directly on their iPhones. Apple announced the Tap to Pay feature in early February, sharing that it was opening the doors for developers […]
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Best Apple Deals | Apple TV 4K $30 OFF, iPad Air and M1 iMacs up to $150 OFF, Beats Studio3 $140 OFF (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-may-16-2022/186926/ Mon, 16 May 2022 18:13:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186926 Summer is approaching fast, and it’s a great time to score some awesome deals on Apple devices. So whether you plan to pick up new headphones for your morning run or are checking out new iPads for reading your ebooks by the pool, you’ll be happy knowing you don’t have to pay full price! Continue […]
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Ultimate Guide | Apps, Online Tools, Shortcuts, and Extensions That Will Make Your Workday a Whole Lot Easier https://www.idropnews.com/news/ultimate-guide-apps-online-tools-shortcuts-and-extensions-that-will-make-your-workday-a-whole-lot-easier/186574/ Sat, 14 May 2022 19:00:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186574 Let’s face it, work can be really mundane. Even if you love your job, there are going to be certain tasks and aspects that are just tedious. Most of us use MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads as part of our weekly work routines – these devices make great tools for completing our tasks and they can […]
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12 Rules to Stay Safe in the World of Online Dating https://www.idropnews.com/news/12-rules-to-live-by-for-online-dating/186648/ Sat, 14 May 2022 17:00:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186648 Online dating has become the most popular way to find and meet new people. There’s something so easy about just picking up your phone and having dozens of possible dates at your fingertips.  Of course, because of how easy and popular it is, it can also be a bit dangerous. After all, you don’t know […]
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Steve Jobs Wanted the First iPhone on Verizon to Avoid a SIM Card Slot https://www.idropnews.com/news/steve-jobs-wanted-to-launch-the-first-iphone-on-verizon-to-avoid-a-sim-card-slot/186851/ Fri, 13 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186851 The story of the iPhone may have unfolded very differently had Apple’s engineers not convinced Steve Jobs to abandon one of his design principles. According to “iPodfather” Tony Fadell, Apple’s legendary co-founder and CEO was opposed to the original iPhone having a SIM card slot, as he felt it would detract from the device’s elegant […]
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Ohio to Criminalize AirTag Stalking https://www.idropnews.com/news/ohio-proposes-bill-to-criminalize-airtag-stalking/186883/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=186883 Although Apple’s AirTags are far from the most dangerous trackers out there, there’s no doubt that criminals have been abusing them to track people without their knowledge or consent. There are likely many reasons for this, but the affordability and convenience of AirTags make them more accessible than many alternatives. Fortunately for potential victims, it […]
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