News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:42:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0 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 Deadline for Apple AirPower Rapidly Approaches as Competition Grows https://www.idropnews.com/news/deadline-for-apple-airpower-rapidly-approaches-as-competition-grows/89615/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:45:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89615 Apple only has a few days left to release its AirPower charging mat within its announced timeframe. Whether it will is the question. The first-party wireless charging accessory was first announced back in September 2017 — more than a year ago. Granted, that was a “sneak peek” and Apple only said it would come out […]
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Parenting WIN: 10yo Girl Signs This Contract to Earn Her Own iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/parenting-win-10yo-girl-signs-this-contract-to-earn-her-own-iphone/89540/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:40:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89540 Apple’s iPhone is a powerful, capable and pretty-much indispensable tool for carrying out everyday tasks. Almost everyone wants one (and they’re willing to do some interesting things to get it). Take this 10-year-old named Yasmine Saiful, for instance. According to media reports, Saiful wanted an iPhone so badly, that on December 8, 2017 she was presented […]
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Some San Diegans Aren’t Happy About Apple Moving into Their Backyard https://www.idropnews.com/news/some-san-diegans-arent-happy-about-apple-moving-into-their-backyard/89560/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:47:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89560 Apple has announced plans to establish a new office in San Diego, part of a much larger expansion initiative announced on Thursday. The Cupertino tech giant said that the move will add 1,000 jobs to the local economy over the next three years. In addition to San Diego, Apple is also expanding in Seattle and […]
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Apple to Create 20,000 High-Paying New Jobs Amid Massive U.S. Expansion https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-to-create-20000-high-paying-new-jobs-amid-massive-u-s-expansion/89536/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:44:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89536 Apple on Thursday announced plans to invest $1 billion to develop a new 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, which will reportedly add no fewer than 5,000 new high-paying positions to the tech-giant’s engineering, research and customer support teams — with the potential of ultimately accommodating 15,000. The announcement comes amid a flurry of recent development […]
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Additional Tax on Text Messages Might Soon Affect Californians https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/additional-tax-on-text-messages-might-soon-affect-californians/89518/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:11:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89518&preview=true&preview_id=89518 The California Public Utilities Commission is considering implementing a new surcharge for the use of text-messaging services by mobile phone users. According to the proposal filed by the CPUC, the commission will determine whether text-messaging services revenue should be subject to the Public Purpose Program surcharges, which has been creating affordable voice services in the […]
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Apple Secures 40+ Doctors in Mission to Dominate Health Technology https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-secures-40-doctors-in-mission-to-dominate-health-technology/89486/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:20:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89486 Apple is getting serious about its healthcare ambitions, as evidenced by a growing amount of medical professionals in its staff. The Cupertino tech giant has reportedly hired between 40 and 50 doctors and other medical professionals over the last few years, two sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. While the majority of the medical […]
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Apple Music Subscribers Offered Limited-Time Discounts on HomePod  https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-music-subscribers-offered-limited-time-discounts-on-homepod/89451/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:04:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89451 Apple seems to be going all-out this year with its limited-time promotions and trade-in offers providing eligible customers with up to $150 or more off the cost of its latest products. On Wednesday, the Cupertino tech-giant reportedly launched another new promo, and began sending out special holiday-themed promotional codes allowing, for a limited-time only, some Apple Music […]
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Wireless Carriers Now Have the Legal Right to Block, Censor Text Messages https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/wireless-carriers-now-have-the-legal-right-to-block-censor-text-messages/89431/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:28:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89431&preview=true&preview_id=89431 The Federal Communications Commission has approved controversial new rules that will give carriers more power over your text messages. On Wednesday, the FCC voted 3-1 along party lines to classify text messages as an information service instead of a telecommunications service, Reuters reported. The FCC’s Republican leaders, including Chairman Ajit Pai, have argued that the […]
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2019 iPhones Might Be Thinner and Lighter (Thanks to Samsung) https://www.idropnews.com/news/2019-iphones-might-be-thinner-and-lighter-thanks-to-samsung/89425/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:55:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89425 Apple has a penchant for engineering thinner and lighter devices with most new generations — as best exemplified by its latest 2018 iPad Pros, which boast seemingly impossibly thin 5.9 mm shells. For its next feat, a new supply-chain report out this week suggests Apple will employ a new form of display technology which will reportedly […]
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Man’s Life Saved After Apple Watch ECG Detects Deadly Heart Condition https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/mans-life-saved-after-apple-watch-ecg-detects-deadly-heart-condition/89384/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:55:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89384&preview=true&preview_id=89384 An Apple Watch saved the life of a 46-year-old man from Richmond, Virginia after the device alerted him that his heart was beating irregularly. Ed Dentel was home Thursday night completing a software update when he decided to try the ECG app on his Apple Watch and simply “play around with it.” To Dentel’s surprise, […]
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7 Best Ways to Increase Apple Watch Battery Life https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/7-best-ways-to-increase-apple-watch-battery-life/89367/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:23:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89367 The Apple Watch is an incredible device for keeping fit, staying healthy, and remaining connected without lugging your iPhone everywhere. But while it may be one of the best smartwatches around, it does have a slight weakness: battery life. Battery life varies and it really depends on your exact usage. But there are a number […]
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Teenage Girl Dies After Dropping Her Charging iPhone into the Bathtub https://www.idropnews.com/news/teenage-girl-dies-after-dropping-her-charging-iphone-into-the-bathtub/89342/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:47:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89342 A Russian teenager has died after being electrocuted by her iPhone in the bathtub, according to a new report. Irina Rybnikova, 15, was killed in her home in Bratsk, Russia when she took her charging smartphone with her into the bathtub. According to local media reports (via Yahoo News), Rybnikova died when she dropped her […]
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This Apple Watch S4 Trick Allows Faster, More Accurate Heart Rate Readings https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/this-apple-watch-s4-trick-allows-faster-more-accurate-heart-rate-readings/89317/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:12:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89317 Apple Watch Series 4 embodies Apple’s most advanced, feature-packed and potentially life-saving wearable yet. It boasts a number of innovative new features, including a series of electrodes built-into its revamped Digital Crown, which enables the Apple Watch Series 4’s FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality for users in the U.S. While these new electrodes allow U.S. Apple Watch […]
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The Arrest of Huawei’s CFO Might Have Dire Consequences for Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-arrest-of-huaweis-cfo-might-have-dire-consequences-for-apple/89329/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:02:23 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89329 Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, was arrested in Canada earlier this month at the behest of U.S. authorities — and some are predicting that it could have dire consequences for Apple. Meng was arrested on suspicion of breaching U.S. sanctions on Iran, CNN reported. U.S. authorities allege that Meng had helped Huawei bypass those […]
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iOS 12.1.2 Public Beta Officially Released – Here’s What’s New https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/ios-12-1-2-public-beta-officially-released-heres-whats-new/89326/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 20:50:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89326 Apple on Tuesday seeded the first beta of iOS 12.1.2 to public software testers, just a day after releasing the beta for developers. The software update itself appears to be relatively minor. iOS 12.1.2’s release notes don’t indicate any major changes beyond “bug fixes and improvements” — but there may be some additions or features […]
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Really? Samsung Ditched the Headphone Jack After Years of Ridiculing Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/really-samsung-ditched-the-headphone-jack-after-years-of-ridiculing-apple/89315/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:31:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89315 Samsung recently took the wraps off its latest Galaxy-branded smartphone: the A8s. The A8s is a mid-range device destined for the Chinese market later this month, and it boasts a slew of impressive design and hardware advancements, including the first employment of a nearly edge-to-edge Infinity-O display. While this massive 6.4-inch LCD touchscreen panel — […]
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5 Things You Should NEVER Do to Your Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/5-things-you-should-never-do-to-your-apple-watch/89294/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:08:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89294 Apple products are known to “just work.” They’re simple, intuitive, and relatively easy to take care of. But, at the end of the day, they’re still technology products. That means there are definitely best practices when it comes to caring for your Watch. There are a number of things you should keep in mind to […]
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Samsung Shamelessly Partners with a Fake Supreme Rip-off Brand https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/samsung-shamelessly-partners-with-a-fake-supreme-rip-off-brand/89273/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:42:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89273 Samsung has partnered with a “legal fake” Supreme fashion brand for an upcoming collaborative project. The South Korean company is seeing backlash for announcing that it would be collaborating with Supreme. It turns out, Samsung isn’t talking about that Supreme — it’s talking about a rip-off brand based in Italy. But that didn’t stop Samsung […]
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Court Grants Qualcomm a Ban on iPhones (But Apple Has a Workaround) https://www.idropnews.com/news/court-grants-qualcomm-a-ban-on-iphones-but-apple-has-a-workaround/89260/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:13:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89260 A Chinese court has granted Qualcomm an import ban on a range of iPhone devices in China, according to a new report. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court ruled that Apple had been in violation of two separate Qualcomm patents, CNBC reported. The court then granted Qualcomm two injunctions against various Apple subsidiaries in China — […]
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22 Amazing Deals on Certified Refurbished Apple Products https://www.idropnews.com/deals/24-amazing-deals-on-certified-refurbished-apple-products/89227/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:28:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89227 Generally, you would think that the best Black Friday sales have already passed you by — but that’s where you’re wrong. After all, when it comes down to technology, Apple is a gold standard that rarely, if ever, goes on sale. But for a limited time, we’ve gathered up the best deals on certified refurbished […]
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Your Apps May Be Spying on You and Sharing the Data with 70+ Firms https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/your-apps-may-be-spying-on-you-and-sharing-the-data-with-70-firms/89200/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:01:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89200 A number of iOS and Android apps have been caught collecting precise user location data and sharing them with third-party companies, according to a new report. There are at least 75 companies that get “anonymous” location data from about 200 million smartphones in the U.S., according to an in-depth investigative report by The New York […]
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Rioters Raid and Loot French Apple Store Amid Fiery Anti-Govt. Protests https://www.idropnews.com/news/rioters-raid-and-loot-french-apple-store-amid-fiery-anti-govt-protests/89175/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:38:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89175 Ongoing anti-government protests have rocked and wreaked apocalyptic-like havoc upon various parts of France in recent days. The riots reached new heights over the weekend when an angry mob of so-called ‘yellow vest’ protesters allegedly breached, raided and looted Apple’s flagship Store in the heart of Bordeaux. Looters breached and swarmed the posh location on […]
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Apple Watch Electrocardiogram (ECG): 5 Things You Need to Know! https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/apple-watch-electrocardiogram-ecg-5-things-you-need-to-know/89158/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:37:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89158 One of the most notable new features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is its ability to take an on-the-spot electrocardiogram, or ECG, reading. But while it was announced back in September, the feature’s release was delayed. Now, it’s finally here. ECG support for the Apple Watch (and connected iPhones) officially launched last week with the release […]
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Can Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855 Actually Beat Apple’s Beastly A12? https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/can-qualcomms-new-snapdragon-855-actually-beat-apples-beastly-a12/89134/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:49:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=89134 Back in November at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit (2018), Qualcomm showcased the upcoming Snapdragon 855 SoC, embodying the chip maker’s next-generation of mobile CPUs for high-end smartphones and tablets. Set to officially debut in early-2019, the still-in-development SnapDragon 855 boldly promises performance topping Apple’s latest A12 Bionic — but will it really? Inviting investors […]
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