News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:28:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.9 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 6 Streaming Services That You Might Be Missing (But Are Totally Worth It) https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-streaming-services-that-you-might-be-missing-but-are-totally-worth-it/147487/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 20:28:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147487 2020 has seen many changes come to the streaming world – several services have died off, combined, or risen as new options for viewers to try. It’s easier than ever to cut the cord and totally customize your experience, but only if you look beyond the most common apps and check out the lesser-known ones […]
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Apple’s HomePod Can Now Be Jailbroken (Here’s What That Means) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-homepod-can-now-be-jailbroken-heres-what-that-means/147901/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:47:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147901 The rumours of jailbreaking’s demise may have been slightly exaggerated, as groups of dedicated hackers continue to find new ways to exploit Apple’s hardware and operating systems and open up new possibilities. To be clear, jailbreaking — the process of getting around Apple’s restrictions to enable more features and flexibility on Apple’s devices — isn’t nearly as […]
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iPhone 12 Pro Max Drop Tests Conclude Apple’s Ceramic Shield Is ‘The Real Deal’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-12-pro-max-drop-tests-conclude-apples-ceramic-shield-is-the-real-deal/147885/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:53:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147885 It doesn’t take long after Apple’s latest iPhones hit the streets each year to see various reviewers doing brute force drop tests on them to see exactly how well they survive against the competition, and while the iPhone has held its own in recent years, Apple’s new Ceramic Shield is taking that to a whole […]
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Apple Announces Black Friday Shopping Event (with Some Interesting Twists) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-announces-its-black-friday-deals-with-some-interesting-twists/147881/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:11:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147881 Every year as Black Friday rolls around, retailers across the U.S. eagerly send out reams of physical and digital flyers touting their upcoming deals, and while Apple has traditionally stood in stark contrast to this by preferring to remain quiet about its offers until the actual shopping day arrives, this year it appears to be […]
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Is Apple’s New iPhone 12 Pro Max Worth the Cost? 6 Things You Must Know https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-apples-new-iphone-12-pro-max-worth-the-cost-6-things-you-must-know/146932/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 18:00:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=146932 Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max sits at the top of Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup. This oversized iPhone is packed full of “big” features, including a long-lasting battery, the largest screen ever on an iPhone, and a huge price tag to match. The first round of reviews on the device are out, and we’ve scoured […]
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Netflix, DirecTV and Hulu Are Raising Their Prices Again – Here’s How Much More You’ll Pay https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/netflix-directv-and-hulu-are-raising-their-prices-again-heres-how-much-more-youll-pay/147835/ Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:14:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147835 Get ready to pay more for your TV services. Netflix, Hulu, and DirecTV have all announced price increases in the past few weeks. The price increases range from $1 up to $25 depending on the plan and service. Read on to find out which services and plans are seeing the most significant increases. Netflix Price […]
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Are Your Favourite Apps Ready for Apple’s New M1 Macs? Here’s How to Find Out https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-your-favourite-apps-ready-for-apples-new-m1-macs-heres-how-to-find-out/147782/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:05:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147782 If you’ve been hesitant to pick up one of Apple’s newest M1-equipped MacBooks out of fears that your favourite apps or games may not be ready for Apple Silicon, there’s now a useful database that can help to put your mind at ease. To be absolutely clear, Apple offers a Rosetta 2 emulation layer in […]
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Want to Use Your New Xbox Series X Controller with Your iPhone? Apple’s Working on It https://www.idropnews.com/news/want-to-use-your-new-xbox-series-x-controller-with-your-iphone-apple-is-working-on-it/147778/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:21:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147778 It’s been an exciting year for new console releases, with this holiday season seeing the launch of both Sony’s new Playstation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, and in a stark departure from days past, Apple has been fairly quick to embrace both of these platforms in various ways. First there’s Apple’s TV app coming […]
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M1 MacBook Teardown Reveals Surprising Similarities Between New and Outgoing Models https://www.idropnews.com/news/ifixit-teardown-shows-new-macbooks-really-are-all-about-the-m1/147767/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:49:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147767 As Apple’s new M1-equipped Macs begin to land in customers’ hands, iFixit has naturally gone through and started its customary teardowns of the new MacBooks, revealing surprising similarities between the new models that feature Apple’s own Silicon and the Intel models that came before. In fact, as iFixit’s teardowns reveal, the new designs really are […]
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Amazon Releases New Echo Frames Smart Glasses, Cancels Experimental Echo Loop Smart Ring https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-releases-new-echo-frames-smart-glasses-cancels-experimental-echo-loop-smart-ring/147694/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:10:42 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147694 Amazon is launching a new version of its Echo Frames smart glasses and making them available to the general public. Last year, the retailer released the glasses, dubbed Day 1 Edition, as part of an invite-only experimental program. Now anyone who wants a pair of the smart glasses can purchase them directly from Amazon. Amazon […]
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Apple Releases iOS 14.2.1 with Fixes for 3 Major iPhone 12 Bugs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-ios-14-2-1-with-fixes-for-3-major-iphone-12-bugs/147667/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 21:08:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147667 Apple today released iOS 14.2.1 with a handful of bug fixes. Unlike most releases, which are available across iPhone models, this update only applies to the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The update fixes three significant issues plaguing Apple’s latest smartphones, continue reading to learn more.
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Best Apple Deals This Week | BOGO Free iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 Models, $100 OFF iPad Pro (+ Many More) https://www.idropnews.com/news/best-apple-deals-this-week-november-2020-3/147519/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 20:17:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147519 Apple last week introduced a new lineup of M1-equipped Macs including a new MacBook Air, a new MacBook Pro, and a new Mac mini. These new Macs are replacing the Intel models in Apple’s lineup. We expect to see steep discounts on these older Macs as retailers clear shelves to make room for the new […]
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It Turns Out You Can Run Windows Apps on Your Apple Silicon MacBook (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/it-turns-out-you-can-run-windows-apps-on-your-apple-silicon-macbook-heres-how/147657/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 18:15:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147657 Ever since Apple announced back in June that it would be making the transition to its own first-party Apple Silicon chips, one of the questions that have been in the back of many people’s minds is exactly what this would mean for those who might want to run Windows, or at least Windows apps, on […]
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Is Your New iPhone 12 Having Screen Problems? You’re Not Alone https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-you-having-screen-problems-on-your-iphone-12-its-not-just-you/147645/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:29:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147645 There have been sporadic but consistent reports over the past couple of weeks from iPhone 12 owners of odd display problems on their shiny new devices, and it looks like it’s not an entirely isolated problem, as it’s been widespread enough that Apple is apparently now actively looking into the issue. Among other places, a […]
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watchOS 7.2 Developer Beta 2 Hints Apple Fitness+ Is Coming Very Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/second-watchos-72-beta-heralds-the-upcoming-arrival-of-apple-fitness/147638/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:57:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147638 New evidence has appeared in the latest developer beta of watchOS 7.2 that the launch of Apple’s new Fitness+ service could very well be imminent, not only adding code to support the service behind the scenes but actually calling it out as a new feature in a post-update summary screen. It’s actually the first time […]
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Apple to Pay $113 Million to Settle ‘Batterygate’ in 34 U.S. States, D.C. https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-pay-113-million-to-settle-batterygate-in-34-u-s-states-d-c/147579/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:19:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147579 Apple can finally put its batterygate scandal to rest, but the company’s controversial decision to throttle phones has proved to be costly. According to the Washington Post, Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to settle consumer fraud lawsuits with 34 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Following the settlement announcement, Arizona Attorney General […]
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Why Apple’s MagSafe Charging Is a Confusing Mess Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-magsafe-charging-is-a-confusing-mess-right-now-if-you-care-about-charging-speeds/147569/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:59:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147569 There’s little doubt that the new MagSafe technology in Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup is exciting on a whole lot of different levels, as it opens up a whole new accessory ecosystem, and it’s clearly only the beginning. Like many new technologies, however, it’s not going to be without its growing pains. We’ve already seen some […]
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You May Finally Be Able to Run Chrome on Your MacBook without Killing Your Battery https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-may-finally-be-able-to-run-chrome-on-your-macbook-without-killing-your-battery/147555/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:06:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147555 If there’s one edge that Apple’s own Safari browser has had for years on Apple’s MacBooks, it’s the fact that you can actually surf the web for more than a couple of hours without killing your battery. While everything else about your choice of Mac browser is largely subjective and down to personal preference, it’s […]
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Apple Is Cutting App Store Commissions in Half for Smaller Developers (But Its Critics Are Not Impressed) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-cutting-its-app-store-commission-in-half-for-smaller-developers-but-its-critics-are-not-impressed/147548/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:32:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147548 It’s been one of the most controversial aspects of Apple’s App Store for many years, and has more recently raised the ire of antitrust regulators around the world and created no small amount of vocal opposition from many developers, both large and small. We’re talking of course about Apple’s App Store and the 30 percent […]
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Apple CarPlay Now Integrates with This Advanced EV Charging Network https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-carplay-now-integrates-with-this-advanced-ev-charging-network/147533/ Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:30:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147533 Apple’s CarPlay is changing how people use the infotainment center inside of their vehicles. The service brings maps, messages, and more to your car’s dashboard – and now, the latest addition to the CarPlay lineup is ChargePoint, which brings electric vehicle charging information to connected car systems. ChargePoint operates over 100,000 electric vehicle charging stations […]
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iPhone 12 Pro Max Display Earns Highest-Ever A+ Grade, ‘Indistinguishable from Perfect’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-12-pro-max-display-earns-highest-ever-a-grade-indistinguishable-from-perfect/147501/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:15:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147501 Reviews for the iPhone 12 Pro Max praised the oversized iPhone for its stunning display. Even the display experts at DisplayMate agree, awarding the iPhone 12 Pro Max with both its “Best Smartphone Display Award” and its highest-ever display performance grade of A+. DisplayMate said the iPhone 12 Pro Max has “many major and important […]
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Apple’s New Macs with M1 Chips Demolish Intel Variants (Even in Emulation) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-new-macs-with-m1-chips-demolish-intel-variants-even-in-emulation/147439/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 21:19:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147439 New Geekbench results show Apple’s new M1 processor is outperforming most Intel Macs in single-core tests. These results are even more impressive when you consider the benchmarking tool is running in Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulator and not natively. Emulated apps take a 20 percent hit in performance, meaning the M1 chip running natively is even […]
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Apple’s Newest Powerbeats Glow in the Dark https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-new-glow-in-the-dark-powerbeats/147477/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:24:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147477 We’re still eagerly awaiting the debut of Apple’s “AirPods Studio” on-ear headphones, and we almost certainly won’t see any other AirPods until early next year, but for now at least it seems that the company’s Beats division hasn’t been sitting still. Last month, Apple unveiled the amazingly ultra-affordable Beats Flex headphones, making cool iPhone features […]
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Adobe Releases Photoshop Beta for M1 Apple Silicon Macs with a Few Glaring Issues https://www.idropnews.com/news/adobe-releases-beta-version-of-photoshop-for-m1-apple-silicon-macs/147470/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:36:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=147470 Although there was a nice list of apps ready for Apple’s new M1 Macs shortly after Apple announced the new hardware, one big player was conspicuously missing: Adobe. In all fairness, Apple did mention Adobe specifically at the event, stating that it would have a native M1 version of Lightroom available by next month, with […]
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