News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:18:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 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 Apple Releases Wireless Charging Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-wireless-charging-smart-battery-cases-for-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr/93162/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:08:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93162 Apple on Tuesday officially released new first-party Smart Battery Cases for its iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR devices. The new Smart Battery Cases are available in black and white for the aforementioned devices. All of the cases are priced at $129, regardless of which model iPhone they’re compatible with. They also appear […]
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This Smart Speaker ‘Hack’ Keeps Digital Assistants from Spying on You https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/this-smart-speaker-hack-keeps-digital-assistants-from-spying-on-you/93129/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:02:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93129 There are some obvious privacy concerns with having an Amazon Echo or Google Home in your house. A new open-source initiative wants to help with that. It’s called Project Alias, and the way it works is really simple and elegant. Essentially, it’s an always-listening speaker (described by its developers as an “open-source parasite”) that’s designed […]
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Meet Adapt BB: Nike’s New iPhone-Connected, Self-Lacing Smart Sneakers https://www.idropnews.com/news/meet-adapt-bb-nikes-new-iphone-connected-self-lacing-smart-sneakers/93128/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:32:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93128 Nike is already among the world’s most reputable, iconic and forward-thinking sportswear brands. But the firm (who has partnered with tech-giants like Apple to create sport-inspired tech products such as iPhone-connected NBA Jerseys and the Apple Watch Nike+) is clearly hoping to kick things up a notch with its latest product offering: the first legit pair […]
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Apple Replaced 11x MORE Batteries in 2018 Than Usual https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-replaced-11x-more-batteries-in-2018-than-usual/93076/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:59:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=93076 Apple replaced a lot more iPhone batteries throughout 2018 than it usually does, CEO Tim Cook said during a meeting with employees. In the wake of Apple lowering its Q1 2019 earnings guidance, Cook called for an All-Hands Meeting to discuss the revision with staff on Jan. 3. Most of the meeting’s content remains unclear, […]
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30+ iOS Tips and Tricks to Try in 2019! https://www.idropnews.com/news/30-ios-tips-and-tricks-to-try-in-2019/91772/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:54:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91772 Do you think you know iOS like the back of your hand? Are you new to iOS? Do you need a refresher course in iOS tips? This article is for you! There are lots of posts regarding tips and tricks for iOS. This definitely isn’t our first. But the wonderful thing about iOS is it’s […]
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These iMac Models Will Soon Officially Become ‘Vintage and Obsolete’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-imac-models-will-soon-officially-become-vintage-and-obsolete/92933/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:25:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92933 Within the next few weeks, Apple will add both 21.5- and 27-inch variants of its first-generation “super-slim” iMac (Late-2012) to its registry of Vintage and Obsolete products. The news was disclosed earlier this month via an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, specifying the transition will take-effect January 30, 2019. “Vintage products”, according […]
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Apple’s Getting Aggressive to Make You Upgrade Your Old iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-getting-aggressive-to-make-you-upgrade-your-old-iphone/92860/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:08:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92860 Ever since reports began suggesting that Apple’s latest iPhone handsets aren’t selling as well as initially expected, the company has commissioned a number of intriguing, limited-time sales promotions — both in the U.S. and Japan — under the terms of which, users of older iPhone models can trade-in and trade-up their qualifying device for [a […]
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Thieves Make off with $23K Worth of Apple Tech from Chicago Area Target https://www.idropnews.com/news/thieves-make-off-with-23k-worth-of-apple-tech-from-chicago-area-target/92871/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:38:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92871 Three men raided a Chicago area Target store and stole dozens of Apple products worth more than $23,000 just before closing time, according to local media reports. Around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, three men entered a Target store in Schaumburg, Illinois — a suburb located northwest of Chicago. One of the men distracted the electronics […]
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Federal Judge Rules Cops Can’t Force You to Unlock Your iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID https://www.idropnews.com/news/federal-judge-rules-cops-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-face-id-or-touch-id/92861/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:09:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92861 A U.S. federal judge has ruled that police or other authorities can’t force you to unlock your device with any biometric security method. The ruling, which was made by Judge Kandis Westmore in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was first spotted by Forbes. Basically, the order affords the same protections […]
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This Effective Anti-Robocall App Is Now FREE for iPhone Users https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/this-effective-anti-robocall-app-is-now-free-for-iphone-users/90834/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:00:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=90834 Spam and robocalls have become an increasingly worse problem in the U.S. over the past few years. You can probably attest to that fact yourself. They’re annoying, sure. But the worst part about them is that there’s actually little that can be done to stop them. That’s largely due to number spoofing, which allows scammers […]
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Apple Spends +$410,000 PER DAY on Commercial Airfare https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-spends-410000-per-day-on-commercial-airfare/92835/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:36:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92835 While the majority of its iconic products like iPhone, iPad and Mac are famously “Designed by Apple in California,” they’re also famously built all over the world, though mostly in the Far East [China and Taiwan], India, and even right here in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Apple’s global supply-chain is extremely vast and complex and, as […]
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7 Biggest Apple-Related Announcements from CES 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-biggest-apple-related-announcements-from-ces-2019/92637/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:07:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92637 Apple doesn’t officially attend CES in any official capacity, but that doesn’t mean its presence isn’t felt. There are typically quite a few announcements that are directly or indirectly related to Apple – that may include support for Apple platforms or the release of Apple-compatible accessories. But CES is also a massive show, and with […]
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Fatality Reported After Truck Carrying Secret Apple Payload Crashes in California​ https://www.idropnews.com/news/fatality-reported-after-truck-carrying-secret-apple-payload-crashes-in-california%e2%80%8b/92667/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:31:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92667 Apple is working on a number of “top secret” products and special projects — both behind-the-scenes, and in-plain-view — and some of those projects, like the company’s ongoing Maps Navigation improvements, require that the company or its contracted-partner employees devote themselves to transporting the tools, equipment and other essentials to complete them. Sadly, on the morning […]
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Huawei Executive Arrested in Poland for Spying on Behalf of China https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/huawei-executive-arrested-in-poland-for-spying-on-behalf-of-china/92151/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:06:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92151 Polish authorities have arrested a Huawei executive for allegedly spying on behalf of China, according to a new report. The Chinese national’s arrest was confirmed by Poland’s counterintelligence service on Friday, CNN reported. He was arrested along with a Polish citizen, and authorities say the homes of both suspects were searched on Tuesday. Polish state […]
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Ring Allegedly Let Employees Have ‘Round the Clock’ Access to Customer Live Streams https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/ring-allegedly-let-employees-have-round-the-clock-access-to-customer-live-streams/92063/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:12:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=92063 Amazon-owned smart home firm Ring allegedly let employees have access to videos and live feeds of customers’ cameras, according to a pair of new reports this week. Sources say some teams had unfettered access to unencrypted server-stored video files and even live feeds, even when that level of access was unnecessary, according to two separate […]
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Become an International Super Spy with These Sneaky Gadgets https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/become-an-international-super-spy-with-these-sneaky-gadgets/91473/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:43:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91473 Remember the great spy movies of your youth? What kid didn’t dream about the opportunity to go deep undercover like James Bond, going from one exotic location to the next and saving the world (once again) from certain destruction. Better yet, remember those gadgets that made espionage look cooler than it really is? Every great […]
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Are You Using Apple AirPods’ Hidden Spy Feature? https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-you-using-apple-airpods-hidden-spy-feature/91776/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:49:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91776 A feature designed to assist the hearing impaired using Apple’s popular AirPods is inadvertently helping people eavesdrop on conversations. The Live Listen feature, which became available on Apple’s latest operating system, allows people to turn their iPhone into a microphone and can be used to spy on people from a distance. Originally designed to help […]
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AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Pledge to Stop Selling Your Location Data https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/att-t-mobile-and-sprint-pledge-to-stop-selling-your-location-data/91345/ Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:58:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91345 In the wake of a report detailing the practice of U.S. carriers selling location data to third-parties, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint have pledged to stop doing so. Earlier this week, Motherboard published an investigation into the location data market. While that data is sold to financial institutions and data aggregators, there’s little oversight in place […]
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Sprint Successfully Completes World’s First 5G Phone Call https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/sprint-successfully-completes-worlds-first-5g-phone-call/91226/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 23:08:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91226 As the race to deploy blazingly-fast broadband wireless continues heating-up between the world’s largest regional telecom providers and equipment-makers, one of the most unlikely contenders of the pack this week announced a milestone achievement in its bid to capture a slice of the 5G market. Through cooperation with equipment manufacturers Nokia and Qualcomm Technologies, Sprint […]
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This Truly Wireless Charging Tech Will Juice up Your iPhone in Midair! https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-truly-wireless-charging-tech-will-juice-up-your-iphone-in-midair/91233/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:52:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91233 Imagine walking into your kitchen, doctor’s office, place of work, or anywhere in-between, when something magical happens: Your iPhone starts charging in midair! If that sounds futuristic, it’s because it is; but the technology is real (and we could be getting our hands on it soon). At CES 2019, Ossia is demonstrating some truly revolutionary […]
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This New Service Can Tell If You’re Sharing Your Netflix Password https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/this-new-service-can-tell-if-youre-sharing-your-netflix-password/91132/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 21:49:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91132 Password sharing among users of streaming platforms may soon be a thing of the past — at least, if Synamedia gets its way. The UK-based firm announced a new software service at CES 2019 this week aimed at streaming platforms. Basically, the service relies on a machine learning algorithm that can detect when users are […]
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Man ‘Wins’ iPhone XS in a Claw Machine, Finds Something Else Entirely Inside https://www.idropnews.com/news/man-wins-iphone-xs-in-a-claw-machine-finds-something-else-entirely-inside/91019/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 21:22:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91019 Life, at times, can be unexpectedly disappointing. But in some cases, that disappointment can be taken up a few notches. That seemed to be the case for young Indonesian Facebook user Amrozi. Recently, while Amrozi was on vacation in Taiwan, he spotted a claw machine with an iPhone XS box and decided to give it […]
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Happy 13th Birthday MacBook Pro – A Deeper Look at Apple’s Most Iconic Notebook https://www.idropnews.com/news/happy-13th-birthday-macbook-pro-a-deeper-look-at-apples-most-iconic-notebook/90983/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:45:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=90983 Over the years, Apple has designed and developed a myriad of polarizing and markedly high-end products — from its iconic iPhones and iPads, to wearable tech like the Apple Watch, Mac computers and more. Among the company’s shortlist of game-changing gadgets, is the original MacBook Pro — the very first iteration of its aluminum-clad, Intel […]
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Apple Releases iOS 12.1.3 Beta 4 to Developers and Public Testers https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-ios-12-1-3-beta-4-to-developers-and-public-testers/91001/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:04:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=91001 Apple on Thursday rolled out the fourth beta versions of iOS 12.1.3 and macOS 10.14.3 to both public beta testers and developers. Specifically, the fourth beta version of iOS 12.1.3 should now be available to both public beta testers and developers. The fourth beta of macOS 10.14.3, on the other hand, is only currently available […]
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