News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:59:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.13 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 Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Private Relay https://www.idropnews.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-private-relay/172471/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:11:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=172471 Apple’s been trying to improve its privacy settings with each software update we get, and iOS 15 wasn’t the exception. Ever since the 2021 WWDC, Apple revealed that it was going to change iCloud and bring a bunch of new features into the newly called iCloud+. Among every new iCloud feature is a new privacy feature […]
Read More...]]>
How Secure Is iMessage? | Leaked FBI Document Reveals the Truth https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-secure-is-imessage-a-leaked-fbi-document-reveals-the-truth/174596/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:23:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174596 Despite Apple’s strong stance on privacy, we’ve always known the company has to walk a pretty fine line when it comes to locking things down too tightly, especially where dealing with law enforcement agencies is concerned. Apple has always made a point that everything stored on your iPhone is quite securely encrypted, to the point […]
Read More...]]>
Leaked Photos Reveal Transparent AirPods Prototype https://www.idropnews.com/news/leaked-photos-reveal-transparent-airpods-prototype/174602/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:20:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174602 Although Apple added a splash of colour to its AirPods Max last year, when it comes to its in-ear AirPods lineup, the company has shown its usual intransigence in sticking to the classic white design. Now, however, leaked photos of an early AirPods prototype show what could have been another twist on Apple’s original true […]
Read More...]]>
Apple Debuts Six New (RED) Apple Watch Faces for World AIDS Day https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-debuts-six-new-red-apple-watch-faces-for-world-aids-day/174579/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:08:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174579 This year, Apple is recognizing World AIDS Day by turning the Apple logo red in many of its flagship stores and announcing new initiatives to help raise awareness for the Global Fund to support the fight against both AIDS and COVID-19. In addition to donating 50% of profits in 2022 to the COVID-19 response, Apple […]
Read More...]]>
Want to Restore YouTube Picture-in-Picture in iOS 15 Safari? | Check Out This Clever Extension https://www.idropnews.com/news/want-to-restore-youtube-picture-in-picture-in-mobile-safari-check-out-this-clever-extension/174362/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 23:53:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174362 Unless you’re a Premium subscriber, getting the most out of YouTube on an iPhone or iPad has become a somewhat frustrating experience, but now an enterprising developer has come up with a solution, thanks to the advent of Safari extensions in iOS 15. The problem is that YouTube plays some funny tricks in Safari on […]
Read More...]]>
Sponsorship Controller https://www.idropnews.com/news/sponsorship-controller/174501/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 19:01:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174501 2021 Apple Music Award Winners Announced | Did Your Favorite Artist Win This Year? https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-weeknd-takes-top-spot-in-this-years-apple-music-awards/174422/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:58:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174422 Apple has just announced the winners of its third annual Apple Music Awards, with a new twist this year to provide better recognition of the contributions of artists around the globe. Debuted two years ago, the Apple Music Awards were originally billed as “a celebration of the best and boldest musicians” of the year and […]
Read More...]]>
Does Your New 16-inch MacBook Pro Have Charging Issues? It’s Not Just You https://www.idropnews.com/news/having-charging-problems-on-a-new-16-inch-macbook-pro-its-not-just-you/174453/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174453 If you’ve encountered problems with your new MagSafe-equipped MacBook Pro not taking a charge, you may be happy to know that you’re not alone. Numerous users on Reddit have reported issues with their new 16-inch MacBook Pro failing to charge when the lid is closed, suggesting that not everything is as it should be with […]
Read More...]]>
16 Things Apple Must Change, Add, or Fix in iOS 16 Next Year https://www.idropnews.com/news/16-things-apple-must-change-add-or-fix-in-ios-16-next-year/173328/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:18:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=173328 It’s been two months since Apple released iOS 15 to the public, introducing new features like SharePlay, iMessage improvements, Focus, new privacy options, and more. Some of these new features are things we’ve been wanting for a few years now, like better Do Not Disturb options (Focus modes), and some are features we didn’t even know […]
Read More...]]>
iPhone’s ‘Ask App Not to Track’ Option Is Not Fully Protecting Your Data https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphones-ask-app-not-to-track-option-is-not-fully-protecting-your-data/174337/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:41:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174337 Apple introduced App Tracking Transparency with the launch of iOS 14.5 to give end-users more control over how much of their data is shared with third parties for purposes such as targeted advertising. The feature isn’t meant to cut the advertising industry off completely but rather to ensure that you have more of a say […]
Read More...]]>
AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro | Which Should You Get? https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpods-3-vs-airpods-pro-which-should-you-get/174206/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:00:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174206 After much anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the AirPods 3. The good news is the rumors were mainly right, so we basically knew what we would get.  This year, Apple made the biggest change ever with the third-generation AirPods. The earbuds are now packed with cool new features, have great battery life, and were completely redesigned. […]
Read More...]]>
How to Start Using Hot Corners on Mac https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-start-using-hot-corners-on-mac/174037/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 16:00:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174037 Nowadays, it’s really hard to keep up with everything your Mac can do. Apple continues to add new features with every software update, making it difficult to keep track of it all.  A great example of a feature that not many people are aware of is Hot Corners. Even though this isn’t a new feature, […]
Read More...]]>
Looking for an iPhone? Here Are the Best Black Friday Deals Available Today https://www.idropnews.com/news/looking-for-an-iphone-here-are-the-best-black-friday-deals-available-today/174315/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174315 If you’ve been holding back on purchasing a new iPhone 13, today may very well be the day to pull the trigger, as the major U.S. carriers are offering what are likely their best deals of the year. Unlike other Black Friday deals on Apple gear, the iPhone is a special case, since you’ll likely […]
Read More...]]>
Best Buy Offering Free Extended Trials for Apple Services for Black Friday https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-buy-offering-free-extended-trials-for-apple-services-for-black-friday/174302/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:45:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174302 In addition to the usual Black Friday deals on Apple gear, this year’s promotions also include some great opportunities to check out services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+. Like last year, Apple is once again offering an extended three-month trial of Apple News+ through Cyber Monday for those who haven’t subscribed to […]
Read More...]]>
Steve Wozniak Is Reunited with One of His First Apple Creations https://www.idropnews.com/news/steve-wozniak-is-reunited-with-one-of-his-earliest-creations-in-dubai/174292/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 19:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174292 In what could very well be one of the best retrospective moments of Apple History, a group of vintage Apple collectors managed to not only get their hands on a pristine original Apple Computer 1 motherboard but also its legendary original inventor, too. The AAPL Collection, located in Dubai, is described as “one of the […]
Read More...]]>
6 Different Ways Scammers Can Use Your Email (and What to Do) https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-different-ways-scammers-can-use-your-email-and-what-to-do/173455/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:00:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=173455 You need to be careful with your email nowadays. Your main email address works as an online ID that will allow you to do anything from answering video calls to logging in to your most-used websites. Unfortunately, there are some bad folks out there trying to get as much information from you as possible – […]
Read More...]]>
New Apple TV+ Content Arrives in Time for Thanksgiving | Plus More for the Holidays https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-apple-tv-content-arrives-in-time-for-thanksgiving-plus-more-for-the-holidays/174286/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174286 Apple is releasing its weekly content refresh a day early this week to make sure you can enjoy its latest shows while relaxing after a big Thanksgiving feast. Although Apple TV+ has never officially set a day for the arrival of new content, it’s traditionally been on Friday each week, with only a few exceptions. […]
Read More...]]>
Black Friday 2020: Where to Get the Best Deals on Apple Gear https://www.idropnews.com/news/black-friday-2020-where-to-get-the-best-deals-on-apple-gear/174281/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:00:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174281 It’s that time of year again for Thanksgiving Turkey and Black Friday deals, and much like last year, you don’t have to wait until tomorrow to actually get some great deals on Apple gear. In fact, many online retailers have started their Black Friday deals early this year, and while we’re sure to see a […]
Read More...]]>
There’s a Hidden Speed Test Tool Built Into macOS Monterey | How to Use It https://www.idropnews.com/news/theres-a-hidden-speed-test-tool-built-into-macos-monterey-how-to-use-it/174260/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 19:35:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174260 If you’ve ever been wondering whether the internet connection at your home or office is fast enough, you’ve probably turned to tools like Ookla’s Speedtest, but it turns out macOS Monterey now includes its very own built-in tool for that. While it’s not as fancy as some third-party tools, one upside is that you don’t […]
Read More...]]>
How to Watch Your Favorite Charlie Brown Holiday Specials on Apple TV+ https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-to-watch-your-favourite-charlie-brown-holiday-specials-now-that-theyre-owned-by-apple/174254/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 18:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174254 A little over two years ago, Apple signed a deal to bring Snoopy to Apple TV+ for a series of educational programs focused on space exploration, done in cooperation with NASA. However, it wasn’t long before Apple snagged the rights to the entire Peanuts franchise, including the beloved Charlie Brown holiday specials. Features like A […]
Read More...]]>
How Apple Will Notify You If You’re a State-Sponsored Spyware Target https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-apple-will-notify-you-if-youre-a-state-sponsored-spyware-target/174246/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:27:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174246 Yesterday Apple announced it’s launching a lawsuit against NSO Group, the Israeli firm responsible for Pegasus, the industrial spyware that’s been used to hack into the iPhones of journalists, activists, dissidents, and even government officials. Although Pegasus was ostensibly never supposed to be used for anything other than counterterrorism and fighting crime, it’s fair to […]
Read More...]]>
Apple Plans to Publish Free Manuals for Self-Repairs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-plans-to-publish-free-manuals-for-self-repairs/174234/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:09:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174234 Following the rather stunning news last week that Apple will be opening up to self-repairs, a few more details have emerged about how the program will actually work in practical terms. Most significantly, even though Apple will be charging for the tools and parts necessary for do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs, it appears the company plans to […]
Read More...]]>
Apple Launches Lawsuit Against NSO Group to Ban Pegasus Spyware https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-launches-lawsuit-against-nso-group-to-ban-pegasus-spyware/174225/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:20:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174225 In breaking news, Apple has just announced that it’s bringing legal action against NSO Group, the Israeli technology firm behind the controversial Pegasus spyware tool. Over the past few months, Apple has been playing a cat-and-mouse game against exploits used by NSO Group to install the dangerous spyware on the iPhone and iPad. No sooner […]
Read More...]]>
Spotify Users Frustrated by the Lack of HomePod Support | Whose Fault Is It? https://www.idropnews.com/news/spotify-users-frustrated-by-the-lack-of-homepod-support-but-whose-fault-is-it/174212/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:40:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=174212 It’s fair to say that there’s no love between Apple and Spotify. The two companies have been heated rivals in the music streaming business for years. In fact, on more than one occasion, Spotify has accused Apple of anti-competitive behaviour, claiming that the iPhone maker is locking out access to key features of its platform […]
Read More...]]>