News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:08:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 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 You Can Now Order from Walmart with Your Voice (Just Ask Siri) https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-order-from-walmart-with-your-voice-just-ask-siri/122784/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:01:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122784 Have you ever wanted to order something through Siri? Thanks to a new Apple and Walmart partnership, now you can. The retail giant recently announced that its Walmart Voice Order feature is now supported by Siri. In a press release, Walmart said it partnered with Apple to bring support for the feature to Siri. Apple […]
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You May Have One Year of Disney+ FREE If You’re a Verizon Customer https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/you-may-have-one-year-of-disney-free-if-youre-a-verizon-customer/122778/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:41:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122778 Disney+ officially launched this week. And while it normally costs $6.99 per month, some Verizon users may be able to get it for free. More specifically, Verizon is offering a free year of Disney+ to a certain subset of its customers. Normally, that would cost $69.99. And all you need to do to take advantage […]
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iOS 13.3’s New Security Key Feature Is One You Should Take Advantage of https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-13-3s-new-security-key-feature-is-one-you-should-take-advantage-of/122746/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:09:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122746 Apple’s upcoming iOS 13.3 software update will include a new feature that will help you lock down and secure your important online accounts, should you choose to take advantage of it. Specifically, Safari in the iOS 13.3 beta now supports physical security keys for two-factor authentication and other measures. Here’s what that means and why […]
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Google Reveals Why It Was Secretly Gathering ‘Millions’ of U.S. Patient Health Records https://www.idropnews.com/news/google-reveals-why-it-was-secretly-gathering-millions-of-u-s-patient-health-records/122740/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:26:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122740 Google has been secretly gathering patient health data across the U.S. On Tuesday, the tech giant officially revealed why. The Mountain View-based firm was reportedly gathering “millions” of patent records in 21 states on behalf of a third-party healthcare provider, The Wall Street Journal reported. The New York Times also corroborated the report. That data […]
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iSpy? Facebook Is Using Your iPhone’s Camera Behind Your Back https://www.idropnews.com/news/facebook-is-using-your-iphone-camera-behind-your-back/122723/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:51:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122723 In a report that may surprise no one, it looks like Facebook’s iPhone app may be egregiously spying on you — even by the social network’s already loose privacy standards. As reported by TNW, Twitter user Joshua Maddux recently discovered that the Facebook app on his iPhone was up to something unusual, observing that his […]
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AirPods’ Amazing Popularity Is Defining a Whole New Market in China https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpods-amazing-popularity-is-defining-a-whole-new-market-in-china/122718/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:08:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122718 It looks like the next major technology phenomenon may not be a better iPhone or advanced technology like augmented reality, but rather the evolution of the decades-old earbuds into the realm of true wireless — and Apple’s AirPods are clearly leading the charge into a brave new world among Chinese consumers and manufacturers. We already […]
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Disney+ Has Finally Arrived! Here’s What’s on and How to Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/disney-has-arrived-heres-whats-on-and-how-to-watch-it/122710/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:32:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122710 The day that many Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel fans have been waiting for has arrived — Disney+, the new streaming service by the entertainment giant, officially launched this morning to such a response that many people are now having a hard time getting online to actually watch anything. What’s on Disney+? Disney already promised […]
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Apple Accidentally Posts Funny ‘Mock Store’ Listing with Real Apple Logo https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-accidentally-posts-funny-mock-store-listing-with-real-apple-logo/122672/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:32:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122672 Apple probably doesn’t have a retail location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with an actual apple as its logo. But for a while on the Apple Store app, it looked like it did. As spotted by MacRumors, Apple recently let a fake “Mock Store” populate on the Apple Store app. (The listing isn’t […]
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PSA: Logging Into Another Person’s iPhone/iPad May Leak Your Keychain Passwords https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-logging-into-another-persons-iphone-ipad-may-leak-your-keychain-passwords/122668/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:41:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122668 Is there a bug that exposes your iCloud Keychain data to members of your Family Sharing account? Probably not. But reports of the “bug” do illustrate a good point about security. If you frequent the Apple social media community, you may have noticed a tweet over the weekend from Indian iOS developer Tanmay Sonawane. In […]
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This Is the Cheapest VPN We’re Comfortable Recommending https://www.idropnews.com/deals/this-is-the-cheapest-vpn-were-comfortable-recommending/122645/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:56:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122645 If you aren’t using a virtual private network (VPN) already, you should absolutely start today. Using a VPN is one of the best things you can do to protect your privacy and security online, but good VPNs are usually fairly expensive. On the flip side, free VPNs come with their own host of problems, so […]
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Report: Apple’s Product Placement Is Rampant in ‘The Morning Show’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/report-apples-product-placement-is-rampant-in-the-morning-show/122608/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:10:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122608 Apple’s new original TV shows feature big names from Hollywood and beyond. But they also, unsurprisingly, star Apple’s own physical products. The Cupertino tech giant’s iPhones, Macs and other devices are pretty clearly visible in quite a few scenes in The Morning Show, one of Apple TV+’s initial flagship programs. Here’s just how many devices […]
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Is Apple’s New Credit Card Sexist? Apple’s Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Thinks So https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-apples-new-credit-card-sexist-apples-co-founder-steve-wozniak-thinks-so/122602/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:29:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122602 It seems that something may be seriously amiss in the algorithm that Goldman Sachs is using to process applications for Apple’s new credit card, the Apple Card, leading to allegations that Apple and Goldman are discriminating against applicants based on gender. High-profile Twitter user David Heinemeier Hansson, known as the founder of Basecamp and the […]
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Here’s Why Every Runner Must Own Both of These Apple Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-every-runner-must-own-both-of-these-apple-devices/122340/ Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:00:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122340 Running is not an activity that requires a lot of additional equipment. You need a good pair of shoes — and that’s pretty much it. But you’ll definitely want a method of tracking your runs and some way to playing music to get you pumped up. And while your phone may be able to do […]
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These Are the Best Battery Tips for Each of Your Apple Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-are-the-best-battery-tips-for-each-of-your-apple-devices/122143/ Sat, 09 Nov 2019 16:00:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122143 No matter which mobile device you’re using, the question always arises: “What can I do to make my battery last even longer?” Well, until someone invents the revolutionary battery technology of the future, there’s only so much that lithium-ions can do (no matter how advanced Apple’s might be). But there are things that you can do to […]
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6 Best AirPods Pro Alternatives https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-best-airpods-pro-alternatives/122363/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:00:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122363 Apple recently announced the AirPods Pro which include a few exciting new features earbud fans have been waiting for. Most notably among those features is Active Noise Cancellation, which uses microphones to sense surrounding noises so the AirPods can deploy frequencies to cancel those sounds out (something you can quickly turn on or off as […]
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How to Delete Your Fitbit’s Health Data Before Google Gets It https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-delete-your-fitbits-health-data-before-google-gets-it/122288/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:00:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122288 Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion. But while the Mountain View tech giant is branding the acquisition primarily as part of its hardware strategy, there’s a good chance that Google is also very interested in private user data. The company itself seems to know this, with Google SVP Rick Osterloh reassuring concerned users that […]
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Apple Arcade Hits Milestone of 100 Games – Here’s What’s New https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-arcade-hits-100-games/122518/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:58:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122518 Apple has just hit the promised target of 100 games on its new Apple Arcade service, which launched in September to much fanfare, but fell slightly short of Apple’s original ambitions, with only about 62 titles available at launch. That said, the number and quality of titles available was still pretty impressive for a service […]
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As Sales Continue to Skyrocket, It’s Clear the Apple Watch Has No Rival https://www.idropnews.com/news/as-sales-continue-to-skyrocket-its-clear-the-apple-watch-has-no-rival/122511/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:16:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122511 The Apple Watch continues to lead the wearables industry from a position well ahead of the pack, with sales continuing to grow by leaps and bounds year over year. Apple doesn’t release specific sales figures for the Apple Watch, instead lumping it into the “Other Products” category in its earnings reports, alongside other products such […]
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Apple’s TV+ Launch Shows Are on a Roll, But What’s Coming up Next? https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-tv-launch-shows-are-on-a-roll-but-whats-coming-up-next/122502/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:45:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122502 Following the launch of Apple TV+ last Friday, the new streaming service now seems to be falling into a comfortable routine of weekly releases for its new flagship shows, but with such a limited set of content we’re finding ourselves asking what’s next for the streaming service. By all accounts, Apple has been “thrilled” with […]
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iOS 13.2.2 Released with Fixes for Mail, Cellular, Multitasking Bugs and More https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-13-2-2-released-with-fixes-for-mail-cellular-multitasking-bugs-and-more/122442/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:37:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122442 Apple has released new point updates to iOS 13 and iPadOS, both of which fix some significant bugs discovered in the company’s latest software. While the updates, iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13.2.2, don’t contain any significant user-facing features, they do address a number of known issues that have been plaguing users over the past couple […]
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iPhone 11 Pro Max Takes 3rd in New Smartphone Camera Test – But Why? https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-11-pro-max-takes-3rd-in-new-smartphone-camera-test-but-why/122399/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:59:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122399 Camera hardware testing and analysis firm DxOMark has officially published its results for Apple’s latest iPhone 11 Pro Max. But, despite the number of glowing reviews for that device’s camera, the latest flagship iPhone actually didn’t take the top spot in DxOMark’s rankings. Here’s what the firm said. iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera Review DxOMark […]
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Tons of People Received Mysterious Valentine’s Day Texts Late Last Night https://www.idropnews.com/news/tons-of-people-received-mysterious-valentines-day-texts-late-last-night/122407/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:02:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122407 Getting a Valentine’s Day text message isn’t unusual — unless you’re getting it late at night in the middle of November. And that’s exactly what happened to a slew of U.S. smartphone users. Last night, many wireless customers in the U.S. received text messages that were originally sent about nine months ago. That includes messages […]
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Incredible Black Friday Deals on iPads, Apple Watches + More Launch Early https://www.idropnews.com/news/incredible-black-friday-deals-on-ipads-apple-watches-more-launch-early/122369/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:11:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122369 Black Friday is just around the corner, which means that great deals on a variety of Apple products are already starting to surface. For example, there are excellent deals to be had on iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and HomePods at both Best Buy and Amazon. Apple Deals at Best Buy Best Buy has shown off […]
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Apple’s Reach for Services Doesn’t Extend to China https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-reach-for-services-doesnt-extend-to-china/122356/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:45:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=122356 Apple has managed to do a much better job than most of its competitors when it comes to navigating the twisting waters of Chinese regulation, censorship, and commerce, but it’s by no means been an easy run, and as smartphone sales have flagged worldwide, Apple has been reinventing itself as a services company. China represents […]
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