News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:31:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 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 Unveils a Sneak Preview of New Emoji Coming This Fall https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-unveils-a-sneak-preview-of-new-emoji-coming-this-fall/111804/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:28:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111804 New emoji are finally coming to iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches this fall. And in celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple has unveiled a sneak preview of the new emoji that we can expect to land on our devices later this year. New emoji will be added to categories including smiley faces, activities, food, […]
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Apple to Fund Original, Exclusive Podcasts to Fend off Fierce Rivals https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-fund-original-exclusive-podcasts-to-fend-off-fierce-rivals/111786/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:28:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111786 Apple is planning on bankrolling original podcasts that would be exclusive to its own platforms, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Executives at the Cupertino tech giant have reportedly reached out to media companies and their representatives to discuss purchasing exclusive rights to podcasts, sources familiar with Apple’s plans told Bloomberg. The discussions are currently still in […]
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Why Burglars Took Everything Except for This Redditor’s Apple Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-burglars-took-everything-except-for-this-redditors-apple-devices/111751/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:31:28 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111751 Have a house full of Apple products and devices? Some thieves may apparently think twice before stealing any of it. To be clear, it is not impossible for Apple devices to be stolen. But a recent Reddit post suggests that the company’s reputation for strong encryption and device tracking features may be a deterrent against […]
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Newly Discovered iOS 13, iPadOS Vulnerability Exposes Your Passwords https://www.idropnews.com/news/newly-discovered-ios-13-ipados-vulnerability-exposes-your-passwords/111742/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:00:01 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111742 A newly publicized vulnerability in the latest iOS 13 betas could potentially expose your website and app passwords if you aren’t careful. The security flaw was first discovered by Redditors and has since shown up in an iDeviceHelp YouTube clip. In a nutshell, it could allow someone with physical access to your unlocked device to […]
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Apple Remembers Apollo 11 with New ‘For All Mankind’ Trailer https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-remembers-apollo-11-with-new-for-all-mankind-trailer/111658/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:18:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111658 To commemorate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this month, Apple has released a second trailer for its upcoming Apple TV+ series, For All Mankind, teasing the new series while reflecting on the original Apollo 11 moon landing. For All Mankind is one of several shows that Apple is expected to […]
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These Video Conferencing Apps Could Let Others Spy on You Too https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-video-conferencing-apps-could-let-others-spy-on-you-too/111632/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:39:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111632 Last week a pretty serious bug was revealed in Zoom’s video conference app — a “feature” that could allow websites to forcibly join users to Zoom calls without their knowledge or consent. To make matters worse, due to the way Zoom was installed on macOS, it would be possible for this flaw to be exploited […]
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Amazon’s Prime Day Continues with This Great MacBook Deal https://www.idropnews.com/news/amazons-prime-day-continues-with-this-great-macbook-deal/111629/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:55:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111629 It seems that each year Amazon runs its Prime “Day” a little bit longer, and with a total of 48 hours worth of great sales, it’s probably more fair to call this year’s event Prime Days. Yesterday saw some great deals on Apple Watches and iPads, and today you can get Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air […]
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Go Back in Time with This Magnificent Collection of Rare Apple Videos and Advertisements https://www.idropnews.com/news/go-back-in-time-with-this-magnificent-collection-of-rare-apple-videos-and-advertisements/111609/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:45:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111609 A new online collection of Apple ads and marketing materials will take you on a trip down (Apple) memory lane. Designer and marketer Sam Henri Gold has painstakingly curated an archive of Apple ad spots and promotional materials, which he has uploaded to a public Google Drive folder. It’s well worth a view for any […]
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Photographer Sounds off After Wedding Photos Were Ruined by iPhone Owner https://www.idropnews.com/news/photographer-sounds-off-after-wedding-photos-were-ruined-by-iphone-owner/111569/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:32:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111569 Putting cameras on smartphones has essentially turned every smartphone owner into an amateur photographer. Sometimes, that can irk actual professional photographers. One such professional is wedding photographer Hannah Stanley of Fort Worth, Texas. On her Facebook, Stanley shared a photo from a recent wedding she was working that was ruined by a smartphone-equipped guest apparently […]
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Shocking Photo AirDropped to iPhone Users Prompts JetBlue Flight Evacuation https://www.idropnews.com/news/shocking-photo-airdropped-to-iphone-users-prompts-jetblue-flight-evacuation/111567/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:09:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111567 An AirDropped photo of a “suicide vest” prompted the evacuation of a JetBlue Flight in New Jersey over the weekend, according to a new report. The Tampa, Florida-bound flight was waiting for takeoff around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday at Newark Liberty International Airport when two flight attendants received “a photo of a suicide vest or […]
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Apple Downgraded the 2019 MacBook Air in This Area (But It May Be a Good Thing) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-downgraded-the-2019-macbook-air-in-this-area-but-it-may-be-a-good-thing/111551/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:01:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111551 Apple’s 2019 MacBook Air refresh features a handful of incremental upgrades and a new price point, but a recent report suggests it’s been downgraded in one area. Specifically, the Cupertino tech giant appears to have outfitted its new 2019 MacBook Air machines with SSDs that are slower than the previous 2018 models, according to testing […]
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Return of OurPact to the App Store Proves Apple’s Change of Heart on Parental Control Apps https://www.idropnews.com/news/return-of-ourpact-to-the-app-store-proves-apples-change-of-heart-on-parental-control-apps/111538/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:26:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111538 Earlier this year it was revealed that Apple had been engaging in an unpopular fight against parental control apps on the App Store, suddenly cracking down on numerous apps that had been available for several years, and leaving developers feeling understandably disenfranchised as a result. At the root of the problem from Apple’s point of […]
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This Man Was Saved from Drowning by His Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-saves-a-drowning-man/111535/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:51:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111535 The role of the Apple Watch in saving lives is well documented, and accounts go back to even the early versions of the Apple Watch in 2015. Since then, Apple has been steadily adding more life-saving features to its flagship wearable device, including new sensors that provide ECG and irregular heart rhythm monitoring, as well […]
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It’s Amazon Prime Day! Here Are the Best Apple Deals https://www.idropnews.com/news/its-amazon-prime-day-here-are-the-best-apple-deals/111498/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:33:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111498 It’s summertime again, and that means that along with beach vacations and pina coladas, it’s also the season for Amazon Prime Day, and your opportunity to grab some great deals. This year, Amazon’s making Prime Day a two-day event — a full 48 hours compared to last year’s 36 — so there’s even more time to […]
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Do You Remember the Five Biggest Apple Product Flops? https://www.idropnews.com/news/do-you-remember-the-five-biggest-apple-product-flops/110758/ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:00:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=110758 It’s really amazing how Apple keeps upping the bar with each and every product release. Apple is well known for shaking up the tech world when it announces new smartphones, tablets, computers, or wearables. But these seemingly constant successes don’t come without a few failures along the way. Despite the company’s ingenuity, some of Apple’s […]
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Relive 5 of Apple’s Best (and Most Memorable) Ad Campaigns https://www.idropnews.com/news/relive-5-of-apples-best-and-most-memorable-ad-campaigns/110283/ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:00:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=110283 It’s not just products — Apple is also innovative when it comes to marketing. Its marketing campaigns, combined with stellar products, have helped the company evolve from a computer manufacturer into a lifestyle brand. Seeing an Apple logo anywhere instantly stirs up thoughts of simplistic design, superb functionality, and innovation. Continue reading to relive and […]
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FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion for Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal https://www.idropnews.com/news/ftc-fines-facebook-5-billion-for-cambridge-analytica-data-scandal/111494/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 22:13:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111494 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement in Facebook over the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to a new report. The FTC approved the settlement in a 3-2 vote along party lines (with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposing), The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post reported on Friday. […]
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7 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Apple Park https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-interesting-facts-you-didnt-know-about-apple-park/111479/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:01:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111479 Apple is officially headquartered at Apple Park, a meticulously designed and objectively extraordinary campus in Cupertino, California. But while many Apple fans are probably aware of what it looks like and where it’s located, there are plenty of lesser-known details about the stunning campus. Continue reading to learn 7 interesting Apple Park facts that you […]
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“Sparks Flying Everywhere” 11-Year-Old Girl’s iPhone 6 Catches Fire https://www.idropnews.com/news/sparks-flying-everywhere-11-year-old-girls-iphone-6-catches-fire/111470/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:32:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111470 An 11-year-old girl named Kayla Ramos from Bakersfield, California said her iPhone recently caught fire in her sister’s bedroom. The girl was reportedly using her iPhone 6 in her sister’s bedroom when she said she “saw sparks flying everywhere.” Ramos said she then threw the iPhone on a blanket. “I was right here on the […]
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Apple Users Get FREE McDonald’s Fries This Month (Here’s How) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-users-get-free-mcdonalds-fries-this-month-heres-how/111457/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:02:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111457 The only thing better than french fries are free french fries. And this month, Apple is teaming up with McDonald’s to offer just that. As part of a broader campaign aimed at promoting Apple Pay for road trips, Apple and McDonald’s are offering a special promotion every Friday in July that can net you a […]
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This Space Age iPad-controlled Superyacht Can Be Yours for Only $15 Million https://www.idropnews.com/news/want-this-space-age-ipad-controlled-superyacht-it-can-be-yours-for-only-15-million/111448/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:38:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111448 Although there’s no shortage of iPad-controlled toys — drones and robots have been around for years — if you’ve got money to spare and you’re looking to use your iPad to control something a little more extreme, then how about an ultra-high tech superyacht that would the envy of any Bond villain. According to CNN travel, […]
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Apple Is Spending a Staggering $15 Million per Episode on Shows for TV+ — More Than Many Feature Films Cost https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-spending-a-staggering-15-million-per-episode-on-shows-for-tv-more-than-many-feature-films-cost/111439/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:51:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111439 Apple has been putting some serious financial muscle behind the original content that it’s been producing for its upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, spending unprecedented amounts of money that rival the budgets of many independent feature films. For example, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is spending roughly $15 million per […]
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iFixit Cracks Open Apple’s Newest 13-inch MacBook Pro https://www.idropnews.com/news/ifixit-cracks-open-apples-newest-13-inch-macbook-pro/111424/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:10:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111424 Apple surprised everybody earlier this week by not only refreshing the Retina MacBook Air — less than a year after its release last fall — but also bringing a big update to its entry-level Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro, bumping it up to an 8th-Gen Intel CPU and unifying it with the rest of the MacBook Pro […]
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Actual People Are Listening to Your Google Assistant Recordings https://www.idropnews.com/news/actual-people-are-listening-to-your-google-assistant-recordings/111345/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:21:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111345 Google is sending audio clips recorded — sometimes inadvertently — by devices with Google Assistant to human contractors, according to a new report. More specifically, Google appears to be sending audio clips to gig workers through the Crowdsource app for transcription purposes, a whistleblower told Belgian news broadcaster VRT NWS. The news outlet focused on […]
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