News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:48:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 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 Tim Cook Demands Bloomberg to Retract Controversial Chinese Spy Chip Story https://www.idropnews.com/news/tim-cook-demands-bloomberg-to-retract-controversial-chinese-spy-chip-story/86046/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:48:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=86046 Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg to retract its controversial story concerning Chinese spy chips. The Bloomberg piece in question alleged that the Chinese military had planted chips on motherboards used in Apple servers when they were being produced in the region by a company named Super Micro. Apple published a strongly worded […]
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Is the iPhone XR Any Good? Here’s What Early Reviewers Are Saying https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/is-the-iphone-xr-any-good-heres-what-early-reviewers-are-saying/86041/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:22:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=86041 The iPhone XR officially became available to preorder this morning, Oct. 19. While it hasn’t begun shipping out to consumers yet, a handful of early reviewers got the chance to go hands-on with the upcoming device. To be clear, these aren’t in-depth reviews, so certain points like battery life weren’t thoroughly tested. But the latest hands-on […]
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Warning: New iTunes, Spotify Phishing Scam Targets Apple Users https://www.idropnews.com/news/warning-new-itunes-spotify-phishing-scam-targets-apple-users/86020/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:19:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=86020 A new phishing scam is reportedly making the rounds trying to trick people into giving up their Apple ID credentials. The particular attack in question was highlighted by a Reddit user this week. It was spotted by media outlets in the UK — though it’s worth noting that the original post has been removed for […]
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6 Great Reasons to Start Using Apple Pay Right Now https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-great-reasons-to-start-using-apple-pay-right-now/85907/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:52:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85907 When Apple Pay first arrived, many Apple consumers were wary about the digital payment service (and many remain wary today). But even if you aren’t used to the idea of paying with an app, Apple Pay is definitely worth considering, especially in its current state. The payment app offers plenty of advantages, top-notch security, and […]
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Google Actually Created Cancer-Detecting AI with 99% Accuracy https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/google-actually-created-cancer-detecting-ai-with-99-accuracy/85996/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:48:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85996 Behind closed doors, Apple is rumored to be working on a range of FDA-approved health and diagnostic tools, which could possibly see their way into future installments of Apple Watch or even much smaller wearable gadgets. The first-fruits of its burgeoning health initiatives can be seen in the company’s latest Apple Watch Series 4 models, […]
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Apple’s Working on Tech Specifically for High-End Electric Sports Cars https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-working-on-tech-specifically-for-high-end-electric-sports-cars/85971/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:29:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85971 Apple has shown us in recent months that while it may or may not be developing a self-branded vehicle right now, the tech-giant’s interest in the many concepts and technologies that would factor into building such an autonomous, self-driving vehicle like Apple Car are still very much alive. Back in August, the company was granted […]
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Apple’s iPhone XR Is Now Officially Available to Preorder https://www.idropnews.com/iphone-xr/apples-iphone-xr-is-now-officially-available-to-preorder/85803/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:01:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=85803&preview=true&preview_id=85803 It’s Friday, Oct. 19 — which means that you can officially preorder Apple’s upcoming iPhone XR. Apple made the iPhone XR available for preorder starting at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today. You can get your order in by using Apple’s online storefront, or through the Apple Store app (available here). Buying directly from Apple, U.S. […]
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iPhone 7 Plus: Reasons to Keep Your Device and Skip the New iPhone XR https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-7-plus-reasons-to-keep-your-device-and-skip-the-new-iphone-xr/85962/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:55:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85962 The iPhone XR officially launches on Oct. 27. It’s a mid-range device that packs many of the features Apple has introduced on its OLED flagship models — but at a cheaper price point. Because of that, the iPhone XR may be especially appealing to many users. And you may just be considering getting one yourself. […]
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Apple Begins Crackdown on Sketchy, Misleading App Subscriptions https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-begins-crackdown-on-sketchy-misleading-app-subscriptions/85947/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:05:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85947 Apple is conducting an evaluation of its App Store and pulling titles built on deceptive or high-priced subscription formats, following a TechCrunch report published earlier this month which sought to shed a spotlight on these shady practices. More specifically, according to a separate piece published this week by Forbes, Apple is actively combing through the iOS […]
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iPhone 7 Prompting You to Sign into Random Apple IDs? Here’s the Fix https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-7-prompting-you-to-sign-into-random-apple-ids-heres-the-fix/85948/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:21:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85948 If your iPhone keeps asking you to log into random Apple IDs, you know how annoying it can be. Luckily, the fix is pretty easy. A recent Reddit post highlighted the bug on an iPhone 7. Essentially, the original poster had received a new replacement iPhone 7 and logged into their Apple ID. Now, every […]
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You Won’t Believe How Much These 18K Gold Apple Watch Series 4 Models Cost https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/you-wont-believe-how-much-these-18k-gold-apple-watch-series-4-models-cost/85881/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:35:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85881 Over the years we’ve witnessed a number of ultra-luxury Apple devices hit the market, with some brands going to rather impressive lengths to offer the ultra-rich a truly one-of-a-kind iPhone or Apple Watch to call their own. Generally, these are Apple’s latest flagship gadgets which have been purchased and modified by vendors who strip and […]
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New ‘Whisper Mode’ for Alexa Is Rolling out in the U.S. Today https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/new-whisper-mode-for-alexa-is-rolling-out-in-the-u-s-today/85931/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:55:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85931 Amazon is rolling out a new feature for its Alexa digital assistant that will allow it to detect whispers — and respond accordingly. That feature, first teased by the company at its Seattle Alexa event last month, is appropriately called Whisper Mode. And it’s officially launching for U.S.-based users starting today, TechCrunch reported. “Gone are […]
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Apple Officially Announces Second Fall Keynote – Here Are 6 New Products to Expect https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-announces-second-fall-keynote-here-are-6-new-products-to-expect/85915/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:55:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85915 Apple on Thursday officially sent out media invites to the second major fall keynote event of 2018. The October event will kick off at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Pacific) on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City. Press invites for […]
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Why 1/4 of Apple Employees Are Deleting Their Facebook Accounts https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/why-1-4-of-apple-employees-are-deleting-their-facebook-accounts/85805/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:09:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85805 Nearly a quarter of Apple employees indicated in a recent survey that they plan to delete their Facebook accounts. To be more specific, of the 256 full-time Apple employees who responded to a recent Blind survey, approximately ~22 percent indicated their intent to close out their Facebook accounts in the near future, while an additional […]
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World’s Largest Private Collection of 1,100 Macs Is in Danger https://www.idropnews.com/news/worlds-largest-private-collection-of-1100-macs-is-in-danger/85819/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:48:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85819 If you ever wanted to own a collection of over a thousand old and rare Apple computers, now might be your chance. Roland Borsky, an Austrian IT repairman and collector, first started accumulating Mac computers when he worked for a Mac repair company in the 1980s. After decades of collecting, Borsky has what is believed […]
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Apple Now Sells Refurb. 13″ MacBook Pros (2018) at Deep Discounts https://www.idropnews.com/news/mac/apple-now-sells-refurb-13-macbook-pros-2018-at-deep-discounts/85785/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:44:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85785 Apple has officially added multiple configurations of its 2018 MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar to its online refurbished devices storefront in the United States. And while the current stock is limited to models with a 13-inch Retina display, as with all of Apple’s certified refurbished offerings, what’s available is up for grabs at some […]
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See How Fast Your iPhone Really Is (and How to Speed It up) https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/see-how-fast-your-iphone-really-is-and-how-to-speed-it-up/85760/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:26:29 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85760 Apple makes the fastest smartphones in the world. But that doesn’t mean individual iPhones can’t run into performance problems or sluggishness. Luckily, if your own iPhone seems slower than it should be, there are a number of things you can do to test its performance and if you notice a problem, boost the speed of your […]
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Apple Responds After Chinese Mobile Wallet Attacks Were Linked to Stolen Apple IDs https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-responds-after-chinese-mobile-wallet-attacks-were-linked-to-stolen-apple-ids/85715/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:32:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=85715&preview=true&preview_id=85715 Apple has apologized to some of its users in China after a wave of phishing attacks targeted accounts in the country last week. The phishing scams involved unknown attackers using stolen Apple ID credentials to log into mobile payment wallets like Alipay or WeChat Pay, which so immensely popular in the region that they’re basically […]
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Apple’s Working on New Voice ID Technology for iPhone, HomePod https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-working-on-new-voice-id-technology-for-iphone-homepod/85738/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:03:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85738 A future version of Siri could automatically unlock your device while carrying out a request by recognizing your voice. At least, that’s the technology described in a new patent, titled “Device access using voice authentication,” granted to Apple and published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Tuesday. What Is Voice ID? The system would […]
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iPhone XS Max Dominates Android Rivals in New Battery Drain Test https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-xs-max-dominates-android-rivals-in-new-battery-drain-test/85686/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:00:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85686 Apple not only equipped its latest and largest-ever iPhone with its largest iPhone battery yet, but the company promises that its 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max will deliver as much as one-and-a-half hours (90 minutes) more usage time in comparison to last year’s iPhone X. The iPhone XS Max’s battery was discovered in recent regulatory filings […]
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Apple Has Finally Fixed the Miserable Bagel Emoji in iOS 12.1 https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/apple-has-finally-fixed-the-miserable-bagel-emoji-in-ios-12-1/85709/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:04:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85709 New emoji characters are developed and approved by the Unicode Consortium, but individual technology firms like Apple and Google get to throw their own spin on the new characters, sometimes to disastrous results. If the latest bagel controversy is any indication, people really care about how their emojis look. Well, Apple has heard those complaints […]
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This Sleek ‘Apple Phone’ Concept Features a Crazy New Notch and More https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/this-sleek-apple-phone-concept-features-a-crazy-new-notch-and-more/85666/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:49:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85666 When Apple unveiled its edge-to-edge iPhone X last year, the company received a wealth of criticism over the device’s ‘notch’ design-feature, specifically railing against the bulging, invasive presence of it taking up precious display area along the handset’s top bezel. Despite all the initial clamor, even some of the staunchest iPhone X reviewers have come […]
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Apple’s Donating 1,000 Apple Watches to Help Study Binge Eating https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/apples-donating-1000-apple-watches-to-help-study-binge-eating/85669/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:47:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=85669&preview=true&preview_id=85669 Apple will donate 1,000 Apple Watches to the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in an effort to support binge eating and eating disorder research. The research study is called BEGIN, an acronym for Binge Eating Genetics INitiative, and it is being conducted by the Center of Eating Disorders, which is part of the […]
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Top Developers Explain Why the Apple TV Isn’t Great for Gaming (Yet) https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-tv/top-developers-explain-why-the-apple-tv-isnt-great-for-gaming-yet/85654/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:59:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=85654 Back in 2015, while unveiling its fourth-generation Apple TV running tvOS, the company expressed hope that given the platform’s iOS-derived app-based interface, game developers would ultimately come around to building some pretty awesome single- and multi-player titles for the burgeoning platform.  In light of its advanced software capabilities and powerful internal components like a zippy […]
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