News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:55:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 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 Lawsuit Implicates Apple in Massive Music Piracy Operation https://www.idropnews.com/news/lawsuit-implicates-apple-in-massive-music-piracy-operation/132515/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:54:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132515 Apple is the target of a new lawsuit alleging the company is part of a “massive music piracy operation” orchestrated by Adasam, a UK-based music distributor. The lawsuit was filed Monday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by a group of plaintiffs that include SA Music, The Harold Arlen Trust, […]
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Space Force: U.S. Government’s $1.5 Billion Space Fence Is Now Operational https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/space-force-u-s-governments-1-5-billion-space-fence-is-now-operational/132471/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:04:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132471 The U.S. Space Force (USSF) today announced that its space fence radar system is now operational. The space fence is a space surveillance system that’ll track satellites and space debris. It’s sensitive enough to track objects as small as marble and can search for objects at higher orbits than previously possible. The $1.5 billion radar […]
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Now That iCloud Folder Sharing Is Here, Dropbox Is Upping Its Game https://www.idropnews.com/news/now-that-icloud-folder-sharing-is-here-dropbox-is-upping-its-game/132452/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:18:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132452 We think Apple’s iCloud is a great service in many ways, but we can’t argue that when it comes to things like sharing and collaboration, it’s lagged far behind the competition for many years, and it’s not uncommon to see even those who primarily use iCloud also having to keep other services like Dropbox, Google […]
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How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Your iPhone? https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-long-does-the-coronavirus-live-on-your-iphone/132419/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:54:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132419 We all know by now that you can get the coronavirus by being close to people that are infected. This is due to the respiratory droplets an infected person lets out when they sneeze or cough. And while that is the most common way to get COVID-19, a new study suggests that people may become […]
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Teardown Concludes New iPad Pro Is an ‘Incremental Upgrade,’ Just as Hard to Repair https://www.idropnews.com/news/ifixit-tears-down-new-ipad-pro-and-concludes-its-definitely-an-incremental-upgrade-and-still-just-as-hard-to-repair/132439/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:37:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132439 Repair site iFixit has just shared its initial video teardown of the new 2020 iPad Pro, giving us a pretty cool look at the new LiDAR Scanner, but otherwise concluding that not much else has changed from the 2018 iPad Pro. While iFixit has yet to publish their in-depth teardown article, an initial at-home video […]
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FAQ: What Is Apple ARKit 3.5 – and Why Should I Care About It? https://www.idropnews.com/news/faq-what-is-apple-arkit-3-5-and-why-should-i-care-about-it/132159/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:00:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132159 ARKit is Apple’s framework for integrating augmented reality experiences into an iOS app or game. ARKit uses the device’s cameras and overlays 2D or 3D elements into the real-world scene that the camera is capturing. Apple recently updated ARKit to version 3.5, adding three significant features that take advantage of the 2020 iPad Pro and […]
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The Absolute Best Amazon Alexa-Compatible Smart Home Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-absolute-best-amazon-alexa-compatible-smart-home-devices/131844/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:00:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=131844 Alexa (found most commonly on Echo devices, but also on other smart home products) is one of the most ubiquitous voice assistants, able to control a broader range of smart home brands than its competitors and enabling new connections all the time. That can lead to uncertainty when the time comes to pick the right Amazon […]
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5 Websites to Help You Find Rare Supplies During an Epidemic https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-websites-to-help-you-find-rare-supplies-during-an-epidemic/132354/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:37:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132354 Trying to find essentials to help you protect against coronavirus can be frustrating. Stores are out of stock, and any inventory online sells out in minutes. To help you with your quest to conquer the coronavirus, here are a handful of websites that’ll do the legwork for you. Continue reading to browse them all.
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Apple Makes Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X Free for a Limited Time https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-makes-final-cut-pro-x-and-logic-pro-x-free-for-a-limited-time/132356/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:12:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132356 Dealing with a shelter-in-place order can be challenging. It’s fun at first to have some time off, but after a few days, most people start climbing the walls. To encourage people to get busy recording music and producing videos, Apple is making its professional-grade music and video editing software available for free for a short time. Previously Apple allowed […]
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iPhones Hit Rock Bottom Prices, Models Starting at Just $119 https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphones-hit-rock-bottom-prices-models-starting-at-just-119/132352/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:15:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132352 Woot is known for its rock bottom prices, and today these deep discounts are being applied to the iPhone. With prices starting at $119 for the iPhone 7, you can grab a phone for significantly less than you’d pay at Apple and other online retailers. Before you hand over your credit card, these phones are […]
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How Much Faster Is the 2020 iPad Pro? https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-much-faster-is-the-2020-ipad-pro/132342/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:00:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132342 When Apple unveiled its new iPad Pro last week, one of the biggest surprises was that, rather than using the A13-series CPU found in last year’s iPhone 11 lineup, Apple instead chose to go with a new variation on the same baseline A12 CPU introduced back in 2018. While the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, […]
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Apple Releases Its Own COVID-19 App in Partnership with the CDC https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-its-own-covid-19-app-in-partnership-with-the-cdc/132334/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:33:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132334 In a new and unprecedented move, Apple has just announced the release of its own first-party app for screening and tracking the spread of COVID-19, along with a companion website that offers similar services to those found in the app. The new app, named simply Apple COVID-19 is available on the App Store as a […]
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iOS Bug Bypasses VPN Encryption, Exposes User Information https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-bug-bypasses-vpn-encryption-exposes-user-information/132312/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:04:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132312 A vulnerability in iOS 13.3.1 and later prevents virtual private networks (VPNs) from encrypting all network traffic claims ProtonVPN, which discovered the flaw. This vulnerability allows an internet connection to bypass VPN encryption, potentially exposing user data and sharing the user’s IP address. When a VPN connection is established, iOS should close all network connections, […]
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New Tests Show Apple’s New iPad Pro ‘Bends Like Butter’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-tests-show-apples-new-ipad-pro-bends-like-butter/132323/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:52:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132323 One tradeoff that’s always been apparent as a result of Apple’s sleek hardware designs is that its devices tend to be somewhat fragile. You probably already know that modern iPhones shatter pretty easily thanks to their all-glass design, but another aspect of the delicacy of modern Apple devices that comes up every so often is […]
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Apple Teases Defending Jacob Mini-Series Starring Chris Evans https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-teases-defending-jacob-mini-series-starring-chris-evans/132241/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:24:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132241 For many people, watching television has replaced working out at the gym now that shelter-in-place decrees and social distancing are the new normal. And one show we can’t wait to see is the new Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob which stars Chris Evans, best known for his role as Captain America in the wildly-popular Avengers […]
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PSA: Coronavirus Has Infected Amazon Warehouses, Here’s What That Means for You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/psa-coronavirus-has-infected-amazon-warehouses-heres-what-that-means-for-you/132164/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:30:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132164 Need something that’s not in stock at the local store? Most people head to Amazon and order those items online. With coronavirus now spreading through Amazon’s warehouses, some people are worried that their packages could get them sick. But, is that something we should be concerned about? We’ll break down the latest research to see […]
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Working from Home? 8 Innovations That’ll Make Your Job a Breeze https://www.idropnews.com/news/working-from-home-8-innovations-thatll-make-your-job-a-breeze/132229/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:05:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132229 Just last month, the home office was a mildly trendy alternative to the 9-to-5 norm. One global health crisis later, and it’s become the new standard. For those of us who are suddenly forced out of the cubicle and onto our laptops, the transition can be jarring. But working from home doesn’t have to throw […]
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This Pair of Apple Sneakers Just Sold for Over $16,000 https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-pair-of-apple-sneakers-just-sold-for-over-16000/132218/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:17:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132218 It seems that there are few limits to what Apple fans with deep pockets are willing to pay for company memorabilia, as we’re often reminded every time we see a some new piece of Apple history go up for auction. In fact, while many of these auctions are for vintage classic Apple products like early […]
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Wi-Fi Not Working or Slower Than Usual? Check Your Microwave https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/wi-fi-not-working-or-slower-than-usual-check-your-microwave/132128/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:18:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132128 Wi-Fi not working? Check your microwave. It may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when your internet goes down, but it should be high on the list. It may not seem obvious, but microwaves and Wi-Fi don’t play nice together. It can be a hidden source of frustration for someone trying to […]
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iPhone Casemaker Begins Making Masks, Donating Profits Amid Coronavirus Epidemic https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-casemaker-begins-making-masks-donating-profits-amid-coronavirus-epidemic/132126/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:55:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132126 Nomad is well known for its cases, cables, and chargers for the iPhone, but now the company has a new gig. In response to the coronavirus epidemic, Nomad is diverting its manufacturing power away from accessories and now is making medical supplies, including much-needed surgical masks.  Nomad announced this effort on its website and confirmed that it’s ready to […]
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Singapore Just Made Its COVID-19 Exposure Tracking App Freely Available to Developers Worldwide https://www.idropnews.com/news/singapore-just-made-its-covid-19-exposure-tracking-app-freely-available-to-developers-worldwide/132122/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:50:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132122 Medical experts have generally agreed that one of the best ways to deal with the current novel coronavirus pandemic is to detect those who have been exposed as early as possible so that they can be properly informed and isolated. In fact, it’s practices like widespread testing and tracking that have resulted in countries like […]
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Why You Can’t Get Most Gaming Services on Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-you-cant-get-most-gaming-services-on-your-iphone/132111/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:58:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132111 There’s been a new surge of subscription gaming services over the past couple of years, but if you’re wondering why Apple’s iPhones and iPads seem to be perpetually left out, it turns out that the place to look is unsurprisingly Apple itself and its typically restrictive App Store policies. The key problem, as Bloomberg points […]
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When Will Apple Stores Reopen? https://www.idropnews.com/news/when-will-apple-stores-reopen/132073/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:41:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132073 According to a memo obtained by Bloomberg, Apple Stores will stagger openings, focusing first on areas that are not profoundly affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The memo reportedly was sent to Apple employees by Apple retail chief Deidre O’Brien. In it, Apple told its employees that it plans to start reopening its retail stores in […]
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Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4 with 7+ New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-macos-catalina-10-15-4-with-7-new-features/132052/ Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:07:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=132052 Apple today released macOS 10.15.4 along with iOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and more. macOS 10.15.4 is a minor update with a handful of new features and performance improvements. Continue reading to browse 7+ elements Apple added to its latest desktop OS.
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