News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:34:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.7 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 5 Reasons to Choose the Apple Watch SE https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-to-choose-the-apple-watch-se/143286/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:34:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143286 Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch SE during its slickly-produced September press event. Joining Apple’s lineup, the Apple Watch SE falls squarely between the flagship Apple Watch Series 6 and the entry-level Apple Watch Series 3. Despite its man-in-the-middle position, the Watch SE is a compelling product worth your attention. Continue reading to learn five […]
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9 Things That Work Differently Now That Force Touch Is Gone in watchOS 7 https://www.idropnews.com/news/9-things-that-work-differently-now-that-force-touch-is-gone-in-watchos-7/143392/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:19:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143392 We’ve known for a while that Apple was planning to remove Force Touch in its watchOS 7 update — it was gone even before the first public beta finally appeared last month, but it still seems pretty likely at least a few users have been taken by surprise by this change after installing watchOS 7 on […]
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Apple Just Released the First Beta of iOS 14.2 to Developers with These Cool New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-released-the-first-beta-of-ios-142-to-developers-with-these-cool-new-features/143374/ Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:29:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143374 With the paint barely dry on iOS 14, which was released less than two days ago, Apple has already pushed out its first post-iOS 14 beta to developers, and in an unusual move it’s skipped right over iOS 14.1, releasing this next beta version as iOS 14.2 instead. You could be forgiven for thinking that […]
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Send Spending Money to Your Kid’s Apple Watch with ‘Apple Cash Family’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/send-spending-money-to-your-kids-apple-watch-with-apple-cash-family/143244/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:54:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143244 Apple this week unveiled two new Apple Watches, including the affordable Apple Watch SE. At this price point, Apple knows that parents may scoop up an Apple Watch instead of an iPhone for their kids. To help make it easier for parents, Apple unveiled Family Setup, which lets parents manage a child’s Watch. The company […]
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macOS Big Sur Isn’t Out Yet, But You Can Grab the New Safari Now https://www.idropnews.com/news/macos-big-sur-isnt-out-yet-but-you-can-grab-the-new-safari-now/143280/ Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:46:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143280 Although Apple launched all of its “mobile” operating systems to the public this week (if you consider the Apple TV to be a mobile device), the latest major release of the operating system for Apple’s Macs — macOS Big Sur — wasn’t even really mentioned during Tuesday’s keynote event. Of course, this isn’t really surprising — […]
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Best Apple Deals This Week | $500 off iPad Pro, $350 off iPhone 11 Pro (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-this-week-september-2020-3/142920/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:37:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142920 Apple took to the stage this week and unveiled two new Apple Watch models and two new iPads. Though sale prices don’t reflect this announcement quite yet, there are still quite a few good deals ready for the taking. We’ve scoured the internet to find the best of the best, so you only don’t have […]
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iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 Released with These Exciting New Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-ios-14-ipados-14-watchos-7-and-tvos-14/143169/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:57:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143169 It almost got lost in the rest of the big news yesterday, but today is the day that Apple is releasing iOS 14 to the public — a surprise release that actually comes somewhat ahead of the company’s usual schedule. In the past, Apple has generally held a big September event during which it’s announced […]
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Apple Just Quietly Made These Two Key Improvements to AppleCare+ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-quietly-made-these-two-key-improvements-to-applecare/143162/ Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:02:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143162 There’s been at least one other interesting change this week from Apple that didn’t make it into yesterday’s keynote event, and that’s some subtle but valuable improvements to the AppleCare+ service plans. Since its inception, AppleCare+ has been offering extended warranty coverage and insurance against up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling, however […]
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All of the New Devices Apple Just Officially Announced https://www.idropnews.com/news/all-of-the-new-devices-apple-just-officially-announced/142906/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:43:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142906 Apple’s press event today was all about the Apple Watch and the iPad. The company introduced two new Apple Watch models and added two iPads to its lineup. Continue reading to browse coverage of their showcase features, price points, and availability.
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6 Things the Apple Watch SE Doesn’t Do (and 7 Things It Can) https://www.idropnews.com/news/x-things-the-apple-watch-se-doesnt-do-and-x-things-it-can/143138/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:52:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143138 While we all knew that the Apple Watch Series 6 was coming this fall, one of the more surprising announcements during today’s “Time Flies” event was the unveiling of the Apple Watch SE, a new lower-cost version that’s designed to make Apple’s newest wearable technology more accessible to the masses. Surprisingly, the Apple Watch SE […]
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Apple Officially Unveils iPad Air with All-New Design, 8th Generation iPad https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-unveils-ipad-air-with-all-new-design-8th-generation-ipad/143020/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:15:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143020 As expected, Apple today unveiled its latest iPad models – the new iPad 8th generation and iPad Air. Equipped with iPadOS 14, the new iPads are among Apple’s most exciting iPad updates to date, balancing power and price in its lineup of consumer-focused tablets. iPad 8th Generation The iPad 8th generation keeps the same 10.2-inch […]
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Apple Announces ‘Apple One’ Bundles with up to $25 in Monthly Savings https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-announces-apple-one-bundles-with-up-to-25-in-monthly-savings/143025/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:18:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=143025 When Apple greatly expanded its service offerings early last year, many of us were surprised that the company didn’t have a bundle ready to go right out of the gate. The addition of Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+ seemed like a perfect fit for bundling with Apple’s existing Apple Music service, and yet […]
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Apple Unveils New Fitness+ Service for Apple Watch, iPad and iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-unveils-new-fitness-service-for-apple-watch-ipad-and-iphone/142976/ Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:07:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142976 Apple today unveiled a new fitness platform that transforms the Apple Watch from a productivity tool to a fitness powerhouse. The new Fitness+ service brings person to person training and music to every workout. The new Fitness+ service expands how you can work out with the Apple Watch. The service adds new studio-based activities that […]
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What? U.S. Customs Seize Legitimate OnePlus Buds as ‘Fake AirPods’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-u-s-customs-seize-legitimate-oneplus-buds-as-fake-airpods/142883/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:12:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142883 In a strange string of events, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it recently had seized a shipment of counterfeit AirPods. The only problem? The earbuds were not fakes. They were manufactured by the well-known Android phone and accessory maker OnePlus. The story started last Friday when CBP boasted it had intercepted a shipment of 2,000 AirPod knockoffs. If […]
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Apple Updates AirPods, AirPods Pro with Quick Switching, Spatial Audio https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-updates-airpods-airpods-pro-with-quick-switching-spatial-audio/142875/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:43:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142875 AirPod owners take note – you may want to toss your AirPods into their charging case and make sure they are connected to your iPhone. Apple just released an update, and you don’t want to miss it. Instead of a single device release, Apple is rolling out updates, build number 3A283, for both the AirPods […]
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Watch Parties Are Finally Coming to Disney+ (Here’s How They Work) https://www.idropnews.com/news/youll-soon-be-able-to-watch-disney-with-your-friends-heres-how-it-works/142847/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:30:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142847 It appears that Disney is in the process of slowly deploying a new watch party feature for its extremely popular subscription service that could soon allow you to watch your favourite shows and movies on Disney+ with up to six of your friends. Dubbed GroupWatch, the new feature appears to have been rolled out to […]
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Apple Changes Course to Allow Streaming Game Services (Sort Of) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-changes-course-to-allow-streaming-game-services-sort-of/142836/ Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:47:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142836 Earlier this year, fans of Microsoft’s Project xCloud received a glimmer of hope that the new game streaming service could be coming to the iOS platform when Microsoft released a limited xCloud TestFlight beta. Sadly, however, Apple appeared to slam the door on xCloud gaining any kind of wider release with its App Store policies […]
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These Are the 9 Best, Highest-Rated Wireless Headphones on the Market https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-are-the-9-best-highest-rated-wireless-headphones-on-the-market/142689/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:11:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142689 Are you looking for the absolute best headphones or earbuds to pair with your favorite mobile devices? It’s a crowded market, which makes ratings and reviews even more important – especially if you want high-quality earbuds that won’t fall apart after a few weeks or the best headset for gaming and web conferencing. Here are […]
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Apple Backs Down on Removing ‘Sign in with Apple’ for Epic Games Accounts https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-backs-down-on-removing-sign-in-with-apple-for-epic-games-accounts/142737/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:53:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142737 It looks like Apple has reversed course on at least one front in its ongoing feud with Epic Games, although it seems unlikely that this represents any real cessation of hostilities between the two giants. Yesterday, Epic Games announced that Apple would be shutting down access to Sign in with Apple for Epic’s users, offering […]
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Apple Just Inadvertently Leaked This Big Announcement for Next Week https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-just-inadvertently-leaked-this-big-announcement-for-next-week/142733/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:14:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142733 Apple officially announced earlier this week that it will be holding a big media event this coming Tuesday, and while most initially assumed that it would be to announce the company’s entire fall product and service lineup — since that’s what it usually does — subsequent reports suggested that it might be mostly about the Apple Watch, […]
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You Can Now Set Google Chrome as Your Default Browser in iOS 14 (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-set-google-chrome-as-your-default-browser-in-ios-14-heres-how/142725/ Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:38:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142725 We’ve been hearing reports since at least February that Apple would soon be allowing users to choose a default browser on their iPhone and iPad, so we weren’t completely taken by surprise when this capability was unveiled in iOS 14, but despite Apple’s newest operating system having been out in public beta for a while […]
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy the Apple Watch Series 5 https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-buy-the-apple-watch-series-5/142656/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:33:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142656 If the prevailing rumors are correct, Apple will announce a new Apple Watch next week. All the leaked information to date suggests the Apple Watch Series 6 may keep the same square design as its predecessor, with the addition of a few critical improvements in the device. Will the new Apple Watch make the Series […]
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Epic Games Users Will No Longer Be Able to Use ‘Sign in with Apple’ (Here’s What That Means) https://www.idropnews.com/news/epic-games-users-will-no-longer-be-able-to-use-sign-in-with-apple/142661/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:14:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142661 Epic Games has now announced that players of Fortnite and its other titles are about to lose their ability to sign in with their Apple IDs, as Apple makes its next move in the ongoing legal battle between the two companies. While Apple hasn’t offered any comment on the matter, Epic tweeted out a statement […]
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It’s Official: Google Maps Has Returned to the Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/its-official-google-maps-has-returned-to-the-apple-watch/142650/ Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:33:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=142650 When Apple first debuted its extremely popular wearable back in 2015, Google was actually one of the first developers to embrace the fledgling watchOS platform, with an update to its Google Maps iOS app that extended the navigation experience to users’ wrists. Unfortunately, for reasons that we’ve never quite been sure of, Google Maps’ sojourn […]
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