News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:06:28 +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 Japan Is Giving 2,000 iPhones to Passengers Onboard Quarantined Coronavirus Cruise https://www.idropnews.com/news/japan-is-giving-2000-iphones-to-passengers-onboard-quarantined-coronavirus-cruise/129629/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:02:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129629 The Japanese government is giving more than 2,000 iPhones away to passengers and crew currently stuck on a cruise ship quarantined due to the Wuhan coronavirus. The endeavor, which is being spearheaded by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, seeks to give “one unit of phone per cabin in every passenger cabins and crew […]
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5 Ways to Protect Your Mac from Viruses and Hackers https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-ways-to-protect-your-mac-from-viruses-and-hackers/129614/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 21:40:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129614 Contrary to popular belief, Macs are not automatically immune to malware. In fact, some recent reports indicate that the spread of Mac malware is actually outpacing malware on other operating systems. Mac malware is usually less dangerous than, say, Windows malware. And built-in mechanisms like Gatekeeper and the Mac App Store can go a long […]
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California Court Rules Apple Must Pay Employees While Being Searched https://www.idropnews.com/news/california-court-rules-apple-must-pay-employees-while-being-searched/129582/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:11:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129582 For many companies, the “time” or work that must be compensated for while employees are not actually working is being questioned. Whether it’s a smoke break or a bathroom visit, some companies will track and penalize employees if that time is abused or misused. However, a group of Apple employees may have won a victory for their […]
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Apple Now Lets You Use Shazam to Search Out Your Favorite Songs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-now-lets-you-use-shazam-to-search-out-your-favorite-songs/129594/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:46:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129594 When Apple acquired Shazam a little over two years ago, many speculated that the deal was primarily intended to give Apple Music a leg up by integrating some of Shazam’s features into iOS as well as giving Apple access to a vast collection of data about user’s listening habits In fact, it was this last […]
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You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Products in Augmented Reality https://www.idropnews.com/news/youll-soon-be-able-to-buy-products-in-augmented-reality/129584/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:33:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129584 While you may think that augmented reality is still mostly for gamers, Apple has been gradually turning that notion on its head since it first introduced its ARKit technology back in 2017, and while it’s become popular with games like Pokémon GO, it’s also found its way into everything from navigation apps to apps that […]
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These Researchers Are Discovering Hidden Ways Our Phones Spy on Us https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-researchers-are-discovering-hidden-ways-our-phones-spy-on-us/129561/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:09:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129561 Many of the apps that you download and use on a daily basis collect information from you. You probably already know that, but you may not know the extent of it. Largely, that’s because of a layer of obfuscation that makes it hard to know what data apps and services are collecting — and just […]
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You Can Now Order a Discounted 16-inch MacBook Pro Straight from Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-order-a-discounted-16-inch-macbook-pro-straight-from-apple/129541/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:10:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129541 Want to save some money on Apple’s latest and greatest 16-inch MacBook Pro? Well, as of today, you could stand to get up to a 15 percent discount. Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models in the U.S. this week, marking the first time that the updated Mac notebook has been available […]
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AirPods Pro Supply Plummets — Here Are 3 Ways You Can Still Get Them https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpods-pro-supply-plummets-here-are-3-ways-you-can-still-get-them/129535/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:43:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129535 Apple’s new AirPods Pro wireless headphones are wildly popular, but that poses a problem since the company seems to be running out of them faster than it can make them. The supply of Apple’s noise-canceling AirPods Pro appears to be critically low. As of the writing of this article, they’re currently sold out on Amazon. […]
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There Were Twice as Many Malware Threats for Macs as Windows in 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/there-were-twice-as-many-malware-threats-for-macs-as-windows-in-2019/129508/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:43:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129508 Although Macs have long been viewed as a safe haven from the kind of malware and viruses that pervade the Windows PC landscape, that’s gradually been changing in recent years, and it’s something that Mac users should really be sitting up and taking notice of. It’s true that Macs have historically been less prone to […]
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Microsoft’s Project xCloud Just Became the First Cloud Game Streaming Service on iOS https://www.idropnews.com/news/microsofts-project-xcloud-just-became-the-first-cloud-game-streaming-service-on-ios/129503/ Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:32:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129503 We’ve been hearing reports since last summer that Microsoft had plans in the works to extend its Project xCloud game streaming service to the iOS platform, although we weren’t originally sure exactly what form that was going to take, as Apple hasn’t traditionally taken a very favourable view toward game streaming services, but now it […]
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5 Reasons Every iPhone Should Have an Alphanumeric Passcode https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-every-iphone-should-have-an-alphanumeric-passcode/129436/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:37:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129436 If you don’t lock your iPhone with a passcode, you should stop what you’re doing and do that immediately. But even if you do use a passcode, if it’s a 4- or 6-digit code, then your iPhone is still more vulnerable than it should be. By far the best option for security is to use […]
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12 Coolest Cases for AirPods Pro https://www.idropnews.com/news/12-coolest-cases-for-airpods-pro/129417/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:29:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129417 Apple’s new AirPods Pro are some of the best wireless headphones on the market for Apple users, featuring great sound quality and noise cancelation, a comfortable fit and tight integration with the Apple ecosystem. Out of the box, AirPods Pro are stark white and minimal in design. But with their popularity, you may want to […]
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Coronavirus Outbreak Will Limit Supply of Apple’s iPhone 12 https://www.idropnews.com/news/coronavirus-outbreak-will-limit-supply-of-apples-iphone-12/129394/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:45:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129394 Some of Apple’s iPhones may run into production problems and delays this year. But, according to one report, they may not be the iPhones you’d expect. Apple’s supply chain in Taiwan is currently preparing to kick off production of the so-called iPhone 9, a lower-cost device that is sometimes referred to as the iPhone SE […]
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How to Get a New Apple Watch Series 5 for Free https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-get-a-new-apple-watch-series-5-for-free/129396/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:14:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129396 An Apple Watch is one of the best tech investments you can make, something that more and more people are finding out. But while Apple’s wearables are great, they don’t always come cheap. Luckily, AT&T has a new Special Offer that could net you one of the newest Apple Watches for free with a couple […]
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After 5 Years, Androids Still Lag Behind iPhone in This Critical Area https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-secure-enclave-leads-the-smartphone-industry-by-a-huge-margin/129380/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:02:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129380 Technology pundits have often criticized Apple for being behind the curve when it comes to introducing innovative new features to the iPhone, aspersions that are sometimes understandable when you consider how many Android makers have gotten there first when it comes to things like multi-lens camera systems, and that’s really just the most recent example. […]
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You Can Now Ask Siri for U.S. Election Results https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-ask-siri-about-the-us-election/129371/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:37:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129371 In an effort to keep Siri more up to date on current affairs, it seems that Apple has now given her the ability to not only answer questions about the U.S. election, but actually deliver live results as the votes are counted in each stage, so you’ll be able to keep track as things unfold. […]
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This Apple Pay Promo Slashes up to 50% OFF Valentine’s Day Flowers and Chocolates https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-apple-pay-promo-slashes-up-to-50-off-valentines-day-flowers-and-chocolates/129356/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:16:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129356 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a holiday known for being an expensive one. Luckily, two limited-time Apple Pay promotions are kicking off now that’ll net you some serious savings. How Do I Get the Deal? Today through February 14th, love birds will receive $15 off their order at 1-800-Flowers and Shari’s Berries after […]
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You’d Never Guess This Is How Your iPhone’s Stopwatch Works https://www.idropnews.com/news/youd-never-guess-this-is-how-your-iphones-stopwatch-works/129321/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:58:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129321 Think about how the stopwatch on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch works. Pretty simple, right? Except it doesn’t work the way that you’re probably thinking it does. Generally, you think of a stopwatch as a simple mechanism that just measures how much time has elapsed. In other words, it’s a device or app that […]
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Samsung’s New Galaxy S20 Devices Are Even More Expensive Than iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/samsungs-new-galaxy-s20-devices-are-even-more-expensive-than-iphone/129326/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:47:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129326 Samsung today unveiled a new stable of 5G-compatible Galaxy smartphones, as well as a second attempt at a foldable device and an AirPods Pro competitor. That includes the 6.2-inch Galaxy S20, a 6.7-inch Galaxy S20+ and a 6.9-inch Galaxy S20 Ultra. As you’ve come to expect from Samsung, the flagships all sport top-tier specifications like […]
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Apple Officially Joins FIDO Alliance, Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-joins-fido-alliance-heres-why-thats-a-big-deal/129313/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 19:00:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129313 Apple has officially joined the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, an industry coalition whose end goal is to reduce your reliance on passwords. Whether or not you use a password manager or create strong, unique passwords, the kind of authentication systems that the FIDO alliance develops and maintains adds an additional and much more robust […]
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‘The New T-Mobile’ Is Coming April 1 as Judge Approves $26B T-Mobile-Sprint Merger https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-new-t-mobile-is-coming-april-1-as-judge-approves-26b-t-mobile-sprint-merger/129304/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:20:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129304 The ongoing merger between the third- and fourth-largest U.S. mobile carriers may have finally cleared its last hurdle, with a federal court judge ruling in favour of T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint in a move that would create a sizeable new third contender in the U.S. telecom market, next to giants AT&T and Verizon. The plan […]
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Apple Just Released the Public Beta of iOS 13.4 (Here’s How to Get It) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-public-beta-of-ios-134-heres-how-to-get-it/129289/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:48:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129289 Last week Apple released its developer beta of iOS 13.4, the first major iOS point release for 2020, and also the first that seems to be more focused on adding improvements rather than fixing problems from earlier releases. The new developer beta introduced several interesting new features, only one of which was on the original […]
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Some Companies Are Already Selling Cases for the iPhone SE 2/iPhone 9 https://www.idropnews.com/news/some-companies-are-already-selling-cases-for-the-iphone-se-2/129286/ Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:20:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129286 By all reports, Apple is expected to release its new budget iPhone very soon, and carriers and accessory makers alike are already starting to prepare for what’s expected to be the next generation of the popular 2016 iPhone SE, and some are even jumping the gun just to make sure that they have the first […]
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This Smart Home Gadget Cleans Your Toilet for You, Is as Effective as Bleach https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/this-smart-home-gadget-cleans-your-toilet-for-you-is-as-effective-as-bleach/129246/ Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:28:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=129246 Cleaning the toilet may just be the final frontier for smart home tech. And one startup is looking to automate that task in a simple, economical and environmentally friendly way. That startup is called Shine, and it’s the maker of a new smart home system simply called the Bathroom Assistant. Essentially, it’s a way to […]
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