News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:04:20 +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 Learn These 6 Tips to Master the iPhone 11’s Night Mode https://www.idropnews.com/news/learn-these-6-tips-to-master-the-iphone-11s-night-mode/126797/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:00:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126797 Everyone knows the iPhone was never really the greatest at taking low-light pictures. The iPhone’s shots have always been exceptional, but they fell short when compared to other devices’ photos in the dark. That was until the iPhone 11 came along. The new iPhone lineup has such exceptional cameras that it’s even beaten the Google Pixel […]
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5+ Reasons to Consider Buying Apple’s Ultra-small Mac mini https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-to-consider-buying-apples-ultra-small-mac-mini/126757/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:00:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126757 The Mac mini occupies a very interesting space in the Apple ecosystem and it’s kind of an oddball in the lineup, here’s why: It’s designed for desktops, but it’s also eminently portable. It provides full-sized computer specs, but at the low end of the market to keep costs down. It’s an impressive little computer for […]
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Tile Raising Concerns with Congress About ‘AirTags’ Before They Even Exist https://www.idropnews.com/news/tile-raising-concerns-with-congress-about-airtags-before-they-even-exist/127433/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:01:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127433 We’ve been hearing rumours for months that Apple is working on a new set of wireless tracking tags that are similar to those made by Tile, but while there are many indications that seem to back up these reports, there’s been no official product announcement by Apple, and of course no real word as to […]
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This Is the Most Frustrating Thing About iOS 13 https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-is-the-most-frustrating-thing-about-ios-13/127407/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:23:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127407 Last year’s release of iOS 13 has been one of the more troublesome in recent years, with several features pushed off into later releases and more than a few bugs that had to be quashed. Between the debut of iOS 13 on Sept. 19 and iOS 13.3 on Dec. 10, Apple rapidly moved through a […]
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‘The Banker’ Is Back on Track to Become Apple’s First Theatrical Movie Release https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-banker-is-back-on-track-to-become-apples-first-theatrical-movie-release/127387/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:45:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127387 Following a rocky start, it looks like Apple’s first feature film, The Banker is now ready to make its theatrical debut this winter, with Variety reporting that the film will arrive in theatres in early March, followed by a release on Apple TV+ later that month. The film, which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony […]
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The FBI Can Unlock an iPhone 11 Pro Max, So Why Does It Need Apple’s Help? https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-fbi-can-unlock-an-iphone-11-pro-max-so-why-does-it-need-apples-help/127244/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:38:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127244 As U.S. politicians and lawmakers continue to turn up the heat on Apple for its stance on encryption, making hyperbolic statements that it’s being uncooperative in a recent mass shooting investigation and creating safe havens for criminals in general, many are beginning to question exactly why the FBI is asking for Apple’s help in the […]
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The iPhone 12 Could Be as Powerful as a MacBook Pro https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-iphone-12-could-be-as-powerful-as-a-macbook-pro/127233/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:31:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127233 The A-series chips that Apple custom designs for its iPhones and iPads are already delivering levels of performance that are hard to believe. Apple’s A12 Bionic — the chip found in the 2018 iPhone XS and iPhone XR — was already nearly as fast at some of the best desktop CPUs available, and the A12X variation […]
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AirPods Made up 71 Percent of True Wireless Headphone Revenue in 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpods-made-up-71-percent-of-true-wireless-headphone-revenue-in-2019/127223/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:47:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127223 Apple’s AirPods are continuing to take the wireless headphone industry by storm, and last year’s introduction of the second-generation AirPods with ‘Hey Siri’ support, followed by the noise-cancelling AirPods Pro has only made Apple an even more dominant force in the market. In fact, a report in late November that arrived a few weeks after […]
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Apple to Debut Beastie Boys, Spike Jonze Live Documentary at SXSW https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-debut-beastie-boys-spike-jonze-live-documentary-at-sxsw/127159/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:38:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127159 Apple has officially acquired the rights to a Spike Jonze-directed documentary about the Beastie Boys, according to a new report by Deadline. The film, “Beastie Boys Story,” is described as a live documentary experience focusing on the history and legacy of the iconic rap trio, specifically told as an “intimate, personal story” by Beastie Boy […]
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How Apple’s Keeping the Iconic Macintosh Name Alive https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-apples-keeping-the-iconic-macintosh-name-alive/127105/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:53:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127105 Apple hasn’t called any of its computers a “Macintosh” since the late 1990s. But, despite that, the iMac or MacBook Pro that you’re using is still technically a Macintosh. Mac, of course, has always been short for Macintosh. But starting with the iMac and Power Mac G4, Apple began shortening the name to just “Mac.” […]
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7 Places You Definitely Shouldn’t Wear an Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-places-you-definitely-shouldnt-wear-an-apple-watch/127129/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:11:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127129 Your Apple Watch is likely your constant companion, perhaps even more than your iPhone. It’s always on your wrist, keeping you connected and up-to-date on various health metrics. But there are definitely some moments and places where an Apple Watch shouldn’t be on your wrist. Continue reading to learn about seven activities and places that […]
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Fitbits Just Received Blood Oxygen Monitoring via Software Update (Is the Apple Watch Next?) https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/fitbits-just-received-blood-oxygen-monitoring-via-software-update-is-the-apple-watch-next/127103/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:35:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127103 While Fitbit has been struggling in the face of stiff competition from the Apple Watch, the smartwatch maker has managed to beat Apple to the punch on one feature. Fitbit is launching a new feature that will allow its existing smartwatches and fitness trackers to measure blood oxygen levels. The feature is currently being rolled […]
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The Company Famous for Hacking iPhones Is Coming After Our Macs https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-company-famous-for-hacking-iphones-is-coming-after-our-macs/127002/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:20:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127002 Israeli smartphone forensics firm Cellebrite has announced the acquisition of BlackBag Technologies, a similar firm focused on computers, Reuters reports. What that means essentially is that the company notorious for hacking into iPhones may soon add Mac-focused capabilities to its services. Back in 2016, Apple famously refused to help the FBI break into an iPhone […]
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You Can Now Use Your iPhone as a Physical Security Key for Google’s Two-Factor Authentication https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-use-your-iphone-as-a-physical-security-key-for-googles-two-factor-authentication/127077/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127077 We’ve long touted the benefits of two-factor authentication, which is one of the best ways to secure your important online accounts against hackers, and while iPhone users already benefit from built-in two-factor authentication for their Apple ID, it can often be more complicated to set up for other online accounts, which usually require things like […]
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore High Heart Rate Notifications from Your Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-you-shouldnt-ignore-high-heart-rate-notifications-from-your-apple-watch/127071/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:41:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127071 The Apple Watch is a lot more than just a cool gadget for tech enthusiasts; perhaps more than any other device that Apple has ever released, the Apple Watch actually has the ability to seriously improve people’s quality of life in a whole lot of ways, ranging from simply promoting health and fitness and an […]
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President Trump Accuses Apple of ‘Refusing to Unlock iPhones Used By Killers and Drug Dealers’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/president-trump-accuses-apple-of-refusing-to-unlock-iphones-used-by-killers-and-drug-dealers/127065/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:57:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=127065 In a development that shouldn’t come as a big surprise, President Donald Trump has now weighed in alongside the U.S. Department of Justice in the battle to force Apple to unlock two iPhones used by the mass shooter in Florida last month. Last week, the FBI sent a formal request to Apple requesting that it […]
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Disney+ Isn’t Just for Kids – Here’s What Skeptical Adults Are Missing https://www.idropnews.com/news/disney-isnt-just-for-kids-heres-what-skeptical-adults-are-missing/125775/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:55:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=125775 Disney+ is finally here, and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 per month. But you might be asking yourself, “What’s all the fuss about a children’s streaming service?” After all, Disney is for kids, right? In reality, Disney has fans of all ages, and they have plenty of content for […]
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Windows 7 Support Officially Ends Meaning Some Users May Be Forced to Use a Mac https://www.idropnews.com/news/windows-7-support-officially-ends-meaning-some-users-may-be-forced-to-use-a-mac/126970/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:53:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126970 It’s the end of an era for Windows users as Microsoft has officially ended software support for Windows 7. And, in the wake of that move, Apple could benefit. While it may be a smooth transition for some, Windows 7 still runs on millions of PCs and retains 26 percent of the PC market share […]
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The Verdict Is In: Latest AirPods Firmware Worsens Noise Cancellation But Improves Bass https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-verdict-is-in-latest-airpods-firmware-worsens-noise-cancellation-but-improves-bass/126931/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:23:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126931 The past year has been a rocky one for Apple’s software updates, with iOS 13 rapidly moving through a total of ten different versions between its launch on Sept. 19 and iOS 13.3 on Dec. 10, but while iOS has been the most high-profile case of frequent updates, it seems that Apple has also been […]
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U.S. Attorney General Is Turning up the Heat on Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/us-attorney-general-is-personally-turning-up-the-heat-on-apple/126921/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:54:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126921 Apple has once again found itself embroiled in a battle with the U.S. Justice Department after the FBI asked it to unlock an iPhone used by a mass shooter at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, that killed three people last month, and in a development that should really surprise nobody, the disagreement is […]
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Apple’s Working on a New ‘Pro Mode’ to Make Your MacBook Pro Even Faster https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-working-on-a-new-pro-mode-to-make-your-macbook-pro-even-faster/126910/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:01:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126910 Apple’s professional Mac computers may soon feature a new “Pro Mode” that could temporarily boost their speed and performance. The existence of something called a “Pro Mode” was first spotted in code strings in the latest macOS 10.15.3 beta by 9to5Mac. While it may not show up in macOS 10.15.3, it’s likely that Apple could […]
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Ordering a Meal Kit Online to Cook at Home? Be Aware of These Risks First https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/ordering-a-meal-kit-online-to-cook-at-home-be-aware-of-these-risks-first/126870/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:16:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126870 Meal delivery boxes are an increasingly popular way for busy people to be able to cook at home. Ordering meal kits online or through an app appears to be a great solution to an old problem, but some new research suggests they may not be as safe as they appear to be. Startup LawnStarter recently […]
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Apple May Replace Your iPhone XS or XR’s Smart Battery Case (for Free) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-may-replace-your-iphone-xs-or-xrs-smart-battery-case-for-free/126830/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:46:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126830 If your Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS or XR isn’t working properly, Apple may replace it for free — even if it’s out of warranty. The Cupertino tech giant this week launched a new replacement program covering Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The program covers models […]
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Europe May Show Aggression in Its Attempt to Kill Apple’s Lightning Port https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-fighting-to-keep-the-lightning-port-in-europe/126819/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:51:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=126819 The issue of enforcing a standard charging port on portable devices is once again under debate within the European Union, which has long been pushing for standardization of connectors with an aim to reducing waste and making things easier for consumers. For the past decade or so, the EU has “encouraged” the industry to develop […]
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