News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:00:03 +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 4 Reasons Your iPhone’s Battery Health Is Dropping https://www.idropnews.com/news/4-reasons-your-iphones-battery-health-is-dropping/111693/ Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:00:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111693 If you’re a heavy smartphone user, you know the importance of battery life. Nothing is more frustrating than working from a phone that doesn’t fully charge or runs through battery at a rapid rate. It appears that Apple knows all about these issues and is actively working toward solving them in their latest iPhone models […]
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6 Things to Check BEFORE You Buy a Used iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/6-things-to-check-before-you-buy-a-used-iphone/112133/ Sun, 21 Jul 2019 15:00:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112133 As nice as it is to get a new device direct from Apple or an authorized retailer, the price tag might dissuade some people from buying new. They’ll often look for a better deal by purchasing a used device from a reseller, online sites like Craigslist or eBay, or even from a friend. Sometimes a […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Webcam Hijacking https://www.idropnews.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-webcam-hijacking/112217/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:00:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112217 A recent scare had Apple releasing silent patches for macOS to help fight off the Zoom vulnerability that could lead to “camfecting” or hijacking the webcam on MacBooks and other cameras connected to the system. Yes, that means that hackers could potentially look through your webcam – it’s not an urban myth, but a very […]
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Here Are 5 Electronic Devices You Should Never Buy Used https://www.idropnews.com/news/here-are-5-electronic-devices-you-should-never-buy-used/112168/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 17:00:11 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112168 There was a time where Amazon, eBay, and free shipping weren’t a thing. (If you’re too young to remember, ask your elders). You didn’t complain when something shipped in one to two weeks, instead, you rejoiced when your item arrived a day or two early. You didn’t click “Buy Now,” you waited in line at […]
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Some Users May Be Entitled to $300 in Apple Battery Class-Action Lawsuit https://www.idropnews.com/news/some-users-may-be-entitled-to-300-in-apple-battery-class-action-lawsuit/112264/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:12:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112264 Apple has been hit with a class-action lawsuit in Quebec alleging that the lithium-ion batteries in its products don’t last a “reasonable” amount of time. The Lawsuit The lawsuit, which was recently approved by Quebec’s Supreme Court, alleges that Apple has violated the province’s Consumer Protection Act. It draws on the idea that Apple uses […]
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PSA: Ransom Scammers Will Use This New Method to Lock You out of Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/psa-ransom-scammers-will-use-this-new-method-to-lock-you-out-of-your-iphone/112248/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:21:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112248 Authorities in Singapore are warning residents of a new ransom scam targeting iPhone users in the area. Ransomware and similar attacks are nothing new, but this particularly scam involves some devious social engineering techniques to gain access to iOS devices. ‘Beta Testing’ Scam According to Channel News Asia, the scam kicks off with an attacker […]
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What Happens When You Replace a Car Tire with 200 Lightning Cables? https://www.idropnews.com/news/what-happens-when-you-replace-a-car-tire-with-200-lightning-cables/112212/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:05:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112212 Have you ever wondered what would happen if you tried to use 200 Lightning cables as a tire for your car? Yeah, neither have we, but it seems that somebody has not only asked themselves this question, but decided to find out the answer, and thanks to the magic of the internet, we can all […]
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You Don’t Need the Latest Apple Watch to Benefit from Its Life-saving Features https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-dont-need-the-latest-apple-watch-to-benefit-from-its-life-saving-features/112190/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:27:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112190 With the latest Apple Watch Series 4 adding some very cool new lifesaving heart and health features — ECG and irregular heart rhythm monitoring and fall detection — it’s easy to focus on the new technology and forget that these are simply the latest additions to a set of important health monitoring capabilities that have […]
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This New Tool Can Harvest Your Most Personal Data from iCloud Without You Knowing https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-new-tool-can-harvest-all-of-your-most-personal-data-from-icloud-without-you-knowing/112172/ Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:43:41 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112172 Although Apple is known for taking a very strong stance on protecting the privacy and security of its customers — it’s resistance to the FBI’s requests to create a back door in iOS has become the stuff of legends — the company still faces a cat-and-mouse game in trying to stay ahead of security firms […]
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Your iPhone Is 120 Million Times+ More Powerful Than the Computer That Sent Men to the Moon https://www.idropnews.com/news/your-iphone-is-120-million-times-more-powerful-than-the-computer-that-sent-men-to-the-moon/112146/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:13:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112146 Your iPhone is an incredibly powerful device – but to understand just how powerful an iPhone is today, it may be helpful to look back at computing’s history. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission coming up on July 20, several publications have taken to comparing the guidance computer that helped get astronauts […]
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Verizon’s New Hotspot Lets You Use 5G on Your iPhone (with Major Caveats) https://www.idropnews.com/news/verizons-new-hotspot-lets-you-use-5g-on-your-iphone-with-major-caveats/112115/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:57:04 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112115 Technically, the first 5G-compatible iPhones won’t be released until 2020 at the earliest. But, starting today, Verizon subscribers may be able to take advantage of 5G speeds on their current devices. The carrier announced on Thursday that it is expanding its current roster of 5G cities to include St. Paul, Minnesota. It also announced an […]
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Another Trade War Is Brewing and Apple’s Getting Worried: Here’s Why https://www.idropnews.com/news/another-trade-war-is-brewing-and-apples-getting-worried-heres-why/112094/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:11:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112094 Apple is closely monitoring an ongoing trade dispute between Japan and South Korea because it could spell major trouble for its upcoming iPhones. According to The Korea Herald, Apple and other tech firms have dispatched executives to South Korea to “gauge the fallout” of the trade war between the two countries, which may result in […]
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The Apple Card Could Be Coming to Other Countries Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/the-apple-card-could-be-coming-to-other-countries-soon/112011/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:44:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112011 Apple has already said that its revolutionary new Apple Card will be coming to customers in the U.S. this summer, and with Apple’s retail employees already trying it out and the release of the requisite iOS 12.4 seemingly imminent, it doesn’t sound like we’ll have much longer to wait for the actual public rollout. It […]
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Astronaut Snoopy to Star in His Own Apple TV+ Series https://www.idropnews.com/news/astronaut-snoopy-to-star-in-his-own-apple-tv-series/112006/ Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:54:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=112006 Earlier this year, Apple snuck out its first Apple TV+ original in the form of Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10, a nine-minute animated short that was produced to commemorate the 1969 Apollo 10 recon mission to the moon. The early-release short film was the result of a collaboration between NASA and Apple, both […]
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Here’s Everything That’s New in iOS 13 and iPadOS Dev Beta 4 https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-everything-thats-new-in-ios-13-and-ipados-dev-beta-4/111943/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:28:39 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111943 Apple on Wednesday seeded the fourth beta version of both iOS 13 and iPadOS to registered developers. It should now be available to devices with the proper configuration profile. As far as what’s new, there are a slew of small UI changes and tweaks to 3D Touch and Haptic Touch. Continue reading to learn about […]
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Bluetooth Flaw in iPhones, Macs and More Allow You to Be Tracked https://www.idropnews.com/news/bluetooth-flaw-in-iphones-macs-and-more-allow-you-to-be-tracked/111910/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111910 Many popular Bluetooth devices have a security vulnerability that could allow their users to be tracked, according to a new research paper out of Boston University. The security flaw is present in the Bluetooth 5.0 communications standard. There’s a wide range of devices that are vulnerable, including Apple’s iPhones and Macs, Microsoft’s various tablets and […]
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Could FaceApp Be a Massive Privacy Risk? And Is It Safe? https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/could-faceapp-be-a-massive-privacy-risk-and-is-it-safe/111870/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:44:55 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111870 The ultra-popular app FaceApp is back in the spotlight again thanks to a new face-aging internet challenge. But the app’s popularity begs the question of whether it’s safe. On that note, there appears to be a few misconceptions about the app’s privacy policies floating around the web. But despite those misconceptions, there could still be […]
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United States’ Most Popular Emoji and Trends of 2019 Have Been Revealed https://www.idropnews.com/news/united-states-most-popular-emoji-and-trends-of-2019-have-been-revealed/111864/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:04:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111864 In celebration of World Emoji Day, Adobe on Wednesday released its annual 2019 Emoji Trend Report — giving us a glimpse at the current usage of emoji in the United States. While the subject matter is, of course, pretty light, the report contains more statistics on emoji usage than you can shake a hockey stick […]
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These Are the Struggles Apple Faces to Keep Its Secrets https://www.idropnews.com/news/these-are-the-struggles-apple-faces-to-keep-its-secrets/111866/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:03:24 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111866 It’s well known that Apple is one of the most secretive companies on the planet, constantly trying to keep its product plans under the tightest of wraps until its executives take the stage to wow onlookers with the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Despite Apple’s best efforts, however, a steady stream of information leaks out […]
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If You’re an Apple Fan, This Is the Search Engine You Should Be Using https://www.idropnews.com/news/if-youre-an-apple-fan-this-is-the-search-engine-you-should-be-using/111860/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:27:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=111860 Although Google pays Apple an insane amount of money to be the default search engine on iOS, that doesn’t mean that it has to be your search engine, and in fact if you’re a serious fan of all things Apple, chances are you’re using most of Apple’s own apps and services already, so why stay […]
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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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