News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:49:30 +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 Which Carrier Has the Fastest 4G LTE Data Speeds in the US? https://www.idropnews.com/news/which-carrier-has-the-fastest-4g-lte-data-speeds-in-the-us/100019/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:33:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=100019 While the hype surrounding 5G is strong, the vast majority of us rely on — and will continue to rely on — 4G LTE. Because of that, it’s useful to know which U.S. carrier has the fastest 4G LTE. But, as it turns out, that question is harder to answer than you might think. Each […]
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7 Things Early Reviewers Love (and Hate) About the New iPad mini https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-things-early-reviewers-love-and-hate-about-the-new-ipad-mini/99955/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:05:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99955 Apple this week refreshed one of its most beloved iPads. On Monday, the company debuted a new iPad mini — the first update to the product in several years. And while it may not be an “iPad mini Pro,” it’s shaping up to be a capable smaller tablet. That’s a sentiment pretty shared across the […]
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New AirPods with Wireless Charging Cases Are Already Selling out https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-airpods-with-wireless-charging-cases-are-already-selling-out/99913/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:47:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99913 If you want to get your hands on the new second-generation AirPods with the wireless charging case, you may want to act fast. It looks like they’re already starting to sell out. Just one day after the new wireless headphones debuted, Apple’s delivery estimates have already begun to slip into the second week of April. […]
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Facebook Confirms ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of User Passwords Could Be Read By Employees https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-confirms-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-could-be-read-by-employees/99890/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:17:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99890 Facebook messed up again, confirming that it had stored user unencrypted passwords in a way that let employees easily see them. The social media giant admitted in a blog post on Thursday that it had stored “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plaintext — meaning completely readable and even searchable by a viewer […]
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Are You Suffering from ‘Subscription Fatigue?’ New Survey Shows Many Are https://www.idropnews.com/news/are-you-suffering-from-subscription-fatigue-new-survey-shows-many-are/99866/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:31:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99866 As we’ve suggested previously, Apple’s new video and news subscription services, which are expected to be announced on Monday, may be coming at the ideal time to attract new users. In a world of ever-increasing video subscription services, combined with continually shifting content availability between them, there’s arguably no better time than now for Apple […]
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Apple Quietly Slashed Select Mac SSD, RAM Upgrade Prices This Week https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-quietly-slashed-select-mac-ssd-ram-upgrade-prices-this-week/99764/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:26:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99764 Apple this week quietly slashed prices on some higher-tier SSD and RAM upgrades for various MacBook and Mac models. Upgrading the entry-level, 15-inch MacBook Pro to a 2TB SSD, for example, now costs $1,200. That’s $200 off. In addition, the 4TB SSD upgrade is now priced at $3,000, exactly $400 off the original price point. […]
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Apple Launches New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands in Fresh Spring Colors https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-launches-new-iphone-cases-and-apple-watch-bands-in-fresh-spring-colors/99753/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:55:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99753 In the midst of Apple’s jam-packed press release announcement week, the Cupertino tech giant has launched a slew of new accessory options in fresh, spring colors. That includes a variety of cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as Apple Watch bands in 40mm and 44mm to fit the Apple Watch […]
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5 Hidden Ways Your iPhone Keeps Your Data Private and Secure https://www.idropnews.com/news/5-hidden-ways-your-iphone-keeps-your-data-private-and-secure/99487/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:06:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99487 Apple is an outlier among major technology firms. Unlike some of its competitors, Apple believes privacy is a human right — and its user data policies reflect that. You probably already know that Apple has extremely secure devices and that it doesn’t sell your data to advertisers or third parties. But here are five other […]
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Second-Generation AirPods Have Arrived with ‘Hey Siri’ and Wireless Charging https://www.idropnews.com/news/second-generation-airpods-have-arrived-with-hey-siri-and-wireless-charging/99643/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:00:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99643 Apple has been on a roll this week, quietly pushing out updated hardware ahead of its big media event on Monday. Unlike prior years, Apple appears to have made the decision this time around to stage the releases in a “twelve-days-of-Christmas” manner, pushing out a new surprise each day, rather than announcing everything at once […]
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Apple Updates iMac Lineup with Intel 9th-Gen Processors and Radeon Pro Vega Graphics https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-updates-imac-lineup-with-intel-9th-gen-processors-and-radeon-pro-vega-graphics/99602/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:23:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99602 While Apple is clearly saving all of its stage time at next week’s event to cover its services business, the company isn’t ignoring its hardware devices, but instead of big on-stage announcements, the company is choosing to quietly slip out new hardware in the form of press releases. Apple has followed yesterday’s release of the […]
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Here’s Why You Should Be Buying Certified Refurbished Apple Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-why-you-should-be-buying-certified-refurbished-apple-devices/99311/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:00:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99311 Apple products aren’t cheap and the company rarely offers deals or discounts on its devices. That’s why you should be aware of, and take advantage of, any savings on Apple devices that you can get. In my opinion, one of the best ways to do so is to opt for devices sold through Apple’s official […]
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Apple Launches New 10.5-inch iPad Air, Fifth-Generation iPad Mini https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-launches-new-10-5-inch-ipad-air-fifth-generation-ipad-mini/99594/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:52:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99594 A week ahead of the company’s It’s Show Time event, Apple has quietly unveiled the much-anticipated updates to its non-Pro iPad lineup, surprising many with a new 10.5-inch “iPad Air” rather than the more iterative update to last year’s sixth-generation iPad that many were expecting. The new 10.5-inch model was also accompanied by the expected […]
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Stanford Medicine Releases Results of Apple Heart Study https://www.idropnews.com/news/stanford-medicine-releases-results-of-apple-heart-study/99575/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:00:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99575 For a little over a year now, Apple has been conducting a heart health study in partnership with Stanford University’s School of Medicine in order to determine the accuracy and application for the heart monitoring capabilities of Apple Watch, particularly when it comes to detecting atrial fibrillation (AFib) and irregular heart rhythms. Although the first […]
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The Truth About 5G in 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-truth-about-5g-in-2019/99299/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:00:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99299 Back in 2017 we began to hear confirmation of a new cellular technology on the horizon. Now here we are; it’s 2019 and it looks like we will finally be getting true 5G. But what is 5G? In short, 5G is a new type of cellular signal capable of transferring data at lightning-fast speeds. Some […]
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How Did Steve Jobs feel About Monopolies, Competition and Big Tech? https://www.idropnews.com/news/how-did-steve-jobs-feel-about-monopolies-competition-and-big-tech/99125/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:00:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99125 Recently, Presidential Candidate, Elizabeth Warren said she wants to break up many of the big tech companies because they are monopolies – Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and more would be on the chopping block. However, monopolies in the tech industry aren’t new. When Steve Job’s returned to Apple in 1997, he commented on monopolies, healthy […]
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AirPods Dominated the Market with 75% of Wireless Headphone Sales in 2018 https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpods-dominated-the-market-with-75-of-wireless-headphone-sales-in-2018/99389/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:41:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99389 Apple AirPods are still dominating the wireless headphone market but other competitors are starting to creep up, according to a new report. Counterpoint Research reports that AirPods made up nearly 75 percent of true wireless headphone sales throughout 2018. The research firm estimates that Apple shipped about 35 million units in the year. In addition […]
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New Jersey Police Caught a Panhandler with an iPhone X and a $500 Purse https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-jersey-police-caught-a-panhandler-with-an-iphone-x-and-a-500-purse/99393/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:39:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99393 A woman who was asking for money to buy “baby stuff” on a New Jersey road was caught with a new iPhone X in her $500 purse, according to local media reports. Local authorities said in a Facebook post that the woman was walking in and out of traffic on Monday in the township of […]
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Eliminate Clutter with This iPhone and Apple Watch Wireless Charger Combo https://www.idropnews.com/deals/eliminate-clutter-with-this-iphone-and-apple-watch-wireless-charger-combo/99306/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:29:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99306 There’s a reason why wireless charging has skyrocketed in popularity – simply resting your iPhone on a charging pad is about as easy as it gets! However, most of these charging pads limit users to charge only one device at a time. But what about your Apple Watch? That’s where the Rexiao Wireless Charging Stand […]
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Get Comfortable! This iPad Stand Won’t Hurt Your Neck (or Your Wallet) https://www.idropnews.com/deals/get-comfortable-this-ipad-stand-wont-break-your-neck-or-your-wallet/99313/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:14:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99313 It’s not uncommon for people to place their tablet on a table or their lap as they navigate the web. For obvious reasons, this strains your body, especially your neck, back and shoulders. And the more we interact with our mobile devices, like tablets and smartphones, the more critical it becomes for us to consider […]
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Apple Warns Customers That SoCal Scammers Are Faking Genius Bar Calls https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-warns-customers-that-socal-scammers-are-faking-genius-bar-calls/99279/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:17:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99279 Apple is warning customers in Southern California of a new scam involving fake Apple Store calls. Specifically, fraudsters are impersonating Genius Bar staff or other Apple Store employees from the Apple Store at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. The company is alerting customers of the issue with an automated message that plays when […]
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Apple’s Vein-Scanning Tech Could Make Your iPhone Impenetrable https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-vein-scanning-tech-could-make-your-iphone-impenetrable/99262/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:04:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99262 Face ID is one of the most convenient, accurate and secure smartphone-based authentication systems on the market. It isn’t perfect, but Apple is working on improving it. Unlike rival facial recognition systems (which are objectively terrible), Face ID relies on laser 3D depth-mapping technology to scan and authenticate a user’s face. Although it’s a lot […]
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Facebook Suffered Its Worst Outage Yet, Negatively Impacting Millions https://www.idropnews.com/news/facebook-suffered-its-worst-outage-yet-negatively-impacting-millions/99259/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:10:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99259 If you had trouble accessing Facebook and its various other apps and platforms yesterday, you weren’t alone. The social media giant suffered what is likely its worst outage yet on Wednesday. The outage started around 11 a.m. Eastern Time on March 13, affecting Facebook users across the globe. It impacted all of the company’s most […]
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Apple Officially Announces Dates for WWDC ’19 – Here’s What to Expect https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-announces-dates-for-wwdc-19-heres-what-to-expect/99210/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:47:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99210 Apple on Thursday officially announced that its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off the first week of June. The 30th annual WWDC will take place from Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, according to an Apple press release. Apple typically announces new software products […]
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6 Facts You May Not Know About Your iPhone’s Battery https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-facts-you-may-not-know-about-your-iphones-battery/99126/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:43:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=99126 The majority of iPhone users know a few things about their batteries: you charge them up, they run out of juice, and they get worse over time (sometimes, disappointingly fast). And that’s enough for many users. But if you want to dig deeper, there are interesting facts about iPhone batteries that will teach you more […]
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