News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:24:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 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 NY Man Uncovers (Working) 30-Year-Old Apple Computer in Parents’ Attic https://www.idropnews.com/news/ny-man-uncovers-working-30-year-old-apple-computer-in-parents-attic/97292/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:24:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97292 When John Pfaff found a Apple IIe computer that had been sitting in his parents’ attic for 30 years, he didn’t expect it to still be in working order. But it was. What followed was undoubtedly a nostalgia trip for Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University. And if you had an Apple IIe when […]
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Apple May Give a First Glimpse of the New Mac Pro at WWDC ’19 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-may-give-a-first-glimpse-of-the-new-mac-pro-at-wwdc-19/97271/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:24:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97271 Apple is considering giving a preview of its upcoming modular Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to a new report. That particular tidbit was buried in a Bloomberg report that was otherwise focused on a rumored combined App Store for Mac and iOS apps (an extension of Apple’s Project Marzipan). Along […]
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Samsung Officially Unveiled Its Revolutionary Foldable Smartphone https://www.idropnews.com/news/samsung-officially-unveiled-its-revolutionary-foldable-smartphone/97254/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:06:44 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97254 The first truly foldable flagship is finally here. Samsung officially on Wednesday announced its premium folding smartphone: the Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which the company showed off at its Unpacked event in San Francisco, is a device with a 4.6-inch display when folded. But when the device is in “tablet mode,” that display unfolds […]
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Apple Officially Releases iOS 12.2 Beta 3 to Public Software Testers https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-officially-releases-ios-12-2-beta-3-to-public-software-testers/97222/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:41:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97222 Apple on Wednesday released the third beta of its upcoming iOS 12.2 update to members of its public beta software program. The public beta version comes just one day after Apple seeded the build to developers. As we covered then, iOS 12.2 beta 3 is fairly light on major changes or updates — but there […]
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Here’s Every New Show Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in March 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/heres-every-new-show-coming-to-and-leaving-netflix-in-march-2019/97167/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:30:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97167 Netflix has finally revealed its list of content slated for release in March 2019. Next month, the company will debut a plethora of new Netflix Originals as well as offer up some older favorites like The Notebook [3/1] and Terrace House [3/12]. Browse the full list of movies and shows coming to the Netflix lineup […]
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HomePod Sales Grew 45 Percent Over Holiday Quarter, But Actually Lost Market Share https://www.idropnews.com/news/homepod-sales-grew-45-percent-over-holiday-quarter-but-actually-lost-market-share/97172/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:22:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97172 While it’s probably not much of a surprise that Apple’s HomePod isn’t going to be a market leader anytime soon, Apple’s sales of the speaker do seem to be growing, despite disappointing sales in the first few weeks of the speaker’s launch. A new market analysis report by Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple actually saw […]
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Qualcomm Once Again Pushing for U.S. Import Ban on iPhones https://www.idropnews.com/news/qualcomm-once-again-pushing-for-u-s-import-ban-on-iphones/97166/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:37:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97166 Qualcomm has fired another salvo in its ongoing war with Apple, urging U.S. regulators to follow through on banning the import of some iPhone models after a judge found that Apple was infringing the company’s patents, but had declined to actually issue a ban. According to Reuters, documents filed by Qualcomm with the U.S. International […]
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Have a 2018 Mac? Here Are 5 Things to Know About the New T2 Audio Bug https://www.idropnews.com/news/have-a-2018-mac-here-are-5-things-to-know-about-the-new-t2-audio-bug/97126/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:30:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97126 There is a reportedly a critical (and currently unresolved) Mac bug that is causing serious issues for musicians, music producers and other audio-based professionals. The bug reportedly impacts T2-equipped Macs, including the iMac Pro, 2018 Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, and 2018 MacBook Pro. If you have one of these devices, continue reading to learn […]
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iOS 12.2 Developer Beta 3 Officially Released with These New Updates https://www.idropnews.com/news/ios-12-2-developer-beta-3-officially-released-with-these-new-updates/97081/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:39:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97081 Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta version of its upcoming iOS 12.2 software update to registered developers. Compared to previous beta builds of iOS 12.2, beta 3 seems relatively light on changes. The tweaks and additions spotted thus far seem to be fairly minor in nature. Here’s everything in the new beta. Changes in […]
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With Apple Only Beginning Work on Its First 5G Chip, Qualcomm Is Already Releasing Its Second-Gen Version https://www.idropnews.com/news/with-apple-only-beginning-work-on-its-first-5g-chip-qualcomm-is-already-releasing-its-second-gen-version/97072/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:02:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97072 With 5G iPhones expected to be released as soon as next year, it’s beginning to look like Apple may have its work cut out for it if it wants to stay ahead of the game and equip its iPhones with the best 5G technology available. Apple’s long-running spat with Qualcomm has left it with the […]
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Apple Partners with Dream Corps to Create New Career Opportunities in Coding https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-partners-with-dream-corps-to-create-new-career-opportunities-in-coding/97068/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:13:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97068 One of Apple’s more egalitarian initiatives has been its efforts to promote and improve technology education, particularly for aspiring app developers. Tim Cook has called coding “an essential skill” and Apple’s Everyone Can Code program provides resources that the company promises to “let anyone learn, write, and teach code.” In working toward its goals to […]
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Apple Is Preparing for the Post-iPhone Era https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-is-preparing-for-the-post-iphone-era/97065/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:19:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97065 There have been quite a few shuffles among Apple’s leadership over the past several months, ranging from Apple’s coup in recruiting former Google AI Chief John Giannandrea last spring, to the departure of Siri’s last co-founder and, more recently, the head of the Siri team. Even Apple’s retail arm hasn’t been immune to big changes, […]
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New Hire Reveals Increased Focus on Apple’s Home Initiatives https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-hire-reveals-increased-focus-on-apples-home-initiatives/97062/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:20:48 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97062 Although Apple was among the first of the big tech giants to deploy a comprehensive smart home solution in the form of HomeKit, the company’s efforts have been slowly losing traction to Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home platforms as the latter companies continue to improve their voice assistants and woo more and more products into […]
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New Report Shows How Far Huawei Will Go To Steal Apple Trade Secrets https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-report-shows-how-far-huawei-will-go-to-steal-apple-trade-secrets/97059/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:42:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97059 As the smartphone market continues to get even more competitive, especially in China, Huawei Technologies has shaped up to be one of Apple’s chief rivals in that space, surpassing Apple to become the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Not surprisingly, however, it would appear that the Chinese company, which has recently been in the […]
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Apple Buys Startup That Could Give Siri Some Much-Needed New ‘Skills’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-buys-startup-that-could-give-siri-some-much-needed-new-skills/97047/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:59:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97047 Apple has reportedly agreed to acquire PullString, a San Francisco-based startup focused on the design and publishing of voice-powered apps. The acquisition was first reported by Axios, which indicated that the purchase price could be around $30 million with another $10 million in earn-outs for managerial staff. Other than that, there weren’t many other details […]
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Samsung Will Open Full-Scale U.S. Retail Stores to Take on Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/samsung-will-open-full-scale-u-s-retail-stores-to-take-on-apple/97002/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:11:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=97002 It looks like Samsung is coming after Apple’s brick-and-mortar dominance by opening its own full-scale retail stores. The South Korean juggernaut announced that it will open three new Experience retail locations in the United States on Wednesday, Feb. 20 — the same day it is expected to debut the Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship and other […]
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14+ Ways Your Apple Devices Can Make You a Secret Agent https://www.idropnews.com/news/14-ways-your-apple-devices-can-make-you-a-secret-agent/96882/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:38:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96882 If you’ve never dreamt of being a secret agent, it’s not too late to start; after all, you only live twice. Sports cars and private jets, tuxedos and cocktail dresses, resorts and fine dining. Being a spy has its perks. Of course, the best part of being a secret agent is all the fun gadgets […]
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If You Own an Older Model iPhone, You’re Missing out in This Key Area https://www.idropnews.com/news/if-you-own-an-older-model-iphone-youre-missing-out-in-this-key-area/96967/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:07:50 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96967 If you’re still using an older iPhone, you may have another compelling reason to upgrade. According to a recent report, iPhone cellular data speeds have been seriously improved in the past few years. OpenSignal recently published the results of a study measuring cellular performance on the most popular iPhone models released since 2013. The findings […]
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Life Hack: MacBook Pro Touch Bar Lets You Skip Non-Skippable YouTube Ads https://www.idropnews.com/news/life-hack-macbook-pro-touch-bar-lets-you-skip-non-skippable-youtube-ads/96945/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:39:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96945 Since its release, the Touch Bar hasn’t been all that well-received. And to be fair, it may be a bit gimmicky. But if you have a MacBook with one, you can take advantage of a pretty awesome YouTube hack. That’s because the MacBook Pro Touch Bar allows users to skip normally non-skippable YouTube ads, according […]
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9 Things You Shouldn’t Google https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/9-things-you-shouldnt-google/96880/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:51:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96880 In our day and age, basically the entire breadth of human knowledge is available to anyone with a solid internet connection. That is undoubtedly a boon for most of us, but it may very well have a dark side, too. While you can Google just about anything, there are plenty of things that you probably […]
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Apple Terminated Five Suppliers After Human Rights Audits, Conflict Minerals Report Reveals https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-terminated-five-suppliers-after-human-rights-audits-conflict-minerals-report-reveals/96899/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:40:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96899 Apple has long been committed to Supplier Responsiblity; ensuring that all of the companies in its supply chain, from the mines that produce the raw minerals to the factories that assemble its iPhones, are held to the highest standards for human rights, environmental stewardship, and ethical and responsible business practices. To emphasize the company’s efforts […]
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While Newspapers Resist, Magazine Publishers Are Already on Board With Apple’s Premium News Service https://www.idropnews.com/news/while-newspapers-resist-magazine-publishers-are-already-on-board-with-apples-premium-news-service/96895/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:53:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96895 While Apple has been struggling to convince news publishers to sign on for its impending subscription-based news service, it seems that most magazine publishers have not only already signed on, but are actually quite eager about the proposition. Apple’s demands for a 50 percent cut of subscription revenue has been disagreeable to big publications like […]
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Google Gets ‘Aggressive,’ Plans to Launch Low-Cost iPhone XR Rival https://www.idropnews.com/news/google-gets-aggressive-plans-to-launch-low-cost-iphone-xr-rival/96869/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:52:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96869 Google is following Apple’s move and is reportedly looking to debut a lower-cost smartphone that can compete with the iPhone XR. The cheaper handset is just one part of an “aggressive push into hardware,” according to Nikkei. The ultimate goal is to draw more users into the Google ecosystem in an effort to push its […]
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This Cable Hack Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Random USB Accessories https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-cable-hack-shows-why-you-shouldnt-trust-random-usb-accessories/96858/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:34:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=96858 It’s a best practice to avoid plugging random USB accessories into your iPhones or Macs. A new proof-of-concept hacking device illustrates why. Even the only moderately tech-savvy among us probably know that USB flash drives can be host to all sorts of nasty malware. But security researcher Mike Grover demonstrates why all USB accessories — […]
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