News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:02:21 +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 North Korea-Affiliated Hackers Steal $13.5M from ATMs in 28 Countries https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/north-korea-affiliated-hackers-steal-13-5m-from-atms-in-28-countries/80421/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:02:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80421&preview=true&preview_id=80421 Hackers suspected of being affiliated with North Korea have stolen more than $13.5 million from ATMs in a sophisticated and highly coordinated attack. The attack targeted about 14,800 ATMs across 28 countries belonging to India-based Cosmos Bank, The Independent reported. It took placed between Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 and involved 12,000 transactions totaling about […]
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This Incredible New Battery Tech Is Safer, Lasts Longer Than Lithium-Ion https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-incredible-new-battery-tech-is-safer-lasts-longer-than-lithium-ion/80420/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:47:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80420&preview=true&preview_id=80420 When it comes to the next moonshot in battery technology, there are quite a few possibilities. But one of the more promising ones is solid-state batteries. The majority of our consumer electronic products today run on lithium-ion batteries. And while the technology works fine, they have a number of disadvantages — namely battery life, longevity, […]
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Teenager Pleads Guilty to Massive Apple Server Hack, Data Theft https://www.idropnews.com/news/teenager-pleads-guilty-to-massive-apple-server-hack-data-theft/80396/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:37:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80396&preview=true&preview_id=80396 Apple prides itself on offering some of the most secure, private, and heavily-encrypted hardware and software platforms in the tech space. And the company has always placed the privacy and security of its user’s most valuable data above anything else, no matter what the cost or implications.. Sadly, despite the company’s fervent efforts to safeguard […]
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Four Thieves Steal $20K Worth of Devices from Roseville Apple Store https://www.idropnews.com/news/four-thieves-steal-20k-worth-of-devices-from-roseville-apple-store/80419/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:17:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80419&preview=true&preview_id=80419 A band of thieves raided an Apple Store in Roseville, California on Tuesday, making off with at least 23 Apple products. Four men entered the brick-and-mortar Apple location in the Roseville Galleria around 8:12 p.m. By cutting the security tethers connecting the products to their displays, the thieves snatched 20 iPhones, two MacBook Pro devices, […]
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Apple Secretly Wants Developers to Charge You for App Subscriptions https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-secretly-wants-developers-to-charge-you-for-app-subscriptions/80322/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:46:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80322 In April 2017, Apple reportedly met with a group of app developers in secret to push for them to move to a subscription-based business model for their products. That’s according to a new report by Business Insider, which was published this week. The story alleges that Apple is making a behind-the-scenes push to move apps […]
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Apple Releases New iOS 12 Beta After Pulling Bug-Plagued Beta 7 https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/apple-releases-new-ios-12-beta-after-pulling-bug-plagued-beta-7/80330/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:41:33 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80330 Apple on Wednesday seeded iOS 12 beta 8 to registered Apple developers, just a few days after pulling the previous beta version due to bugginess. The new iOS 12 beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or as an over-the-air update if a device has the proper certificate installed. Apple also released iOS […]
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6 Ways Apple’s iMac G3 Revolutionized Computing Forever https://www.idropnews.com/news/mac/6-ways-apples-imac-g3-revolutionized-computing-forever/80313/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:23:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80313 While the iMac G3 was first introduced in May 1998, it didn’t hit store shelves until twenty years ago today: August 15, 1998. And even two decades later, the iMac G3 stands as one of Apple’s most important products to date. It’s not a stretch to say that the computer helped to change Apple’s course forever. […]
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Turkish President Calls for a Boycott of Apple and All U.S. Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/turkish-president-calls-for-a-boycott-of-apple-and-all-u-s-devices/80280/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:56:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80280 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is calling for the country to boycott Apple products and other U.S. technology in the midst of rising tensions between the two nations. “Every product that we buy in foreign currency from outside, we will produce them here and sell abroad,” Erdoğan said during a speech. “We will boycott the […]
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‘Screen Time’ Might Just Kill Your iPhone Addiction https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/screen-time-might-just-kill-your-iphone-addiction/80237/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:44:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80237&preview=true&preview_id=80237 According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, iOS 12 is designed to help users understand and better manage the time they spend using apps and websites. This works by giving users detailed information and the tools necessary to create balance between technology and the real world. What Is Screen Time in […]
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5 Things You Need to Make Pro Videos with Your iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/accessories/5-things-you-need-to-make-pro-videos-with-your-iphone/80224/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:54:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80224 Good news future vloggers and cinematographers! You don’t need a camcorder or digital camera to take excellent, professional-grade video. You just need an iPhone and the right accessories. The latest iPhone generations come equipped with excellent cameras, and with a few additions you can use them to take high-res video that you’ll be proud to […]
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Motorola’s New P30 Is the Latest Shameless iPhone X Clone https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/motorolas-new-p30-is-the-latest-shameless-iphone-x-clone/80156/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:27:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80156&preview=true&preview_id=80156 Ever since Apple debuted its iPhone X flagship last year, many Android makers have apparently been pretty inspired by its design. Most notably, a variety of Android OEMs seem very interested in borrowing the so-called “notch” sensor housing. While the iPhone X wasn’t the first to feature a wraparound display design, and the feature has […]
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10 Brilliant Smart Home Products Discounted for a Limited Time https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/10-brilliant-smart-home-products-discounted-for-a-limited-time/80129/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:07:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80129 Movies from the ’80s and ’90s were notorious for giving a glimpse into the future smart home. Maybe flying cars have yet to come to fruition, but virtual reality and self-tying shoes are indeed here, despite their gimmicky nature. On the other hand, the innovations that stick are the ones that improve our quality of […]
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Group FaceTime for iOS and macOS Has Officially Been Delayed https://www.idropnews.com/news/group-facetime-for-ios-and-macos-has-officially-been-delayed/80154/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=80154&preview=true&preview_id=80154 Apple has pulled Group FaceTime form the most recent iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas and will delay its release until later this year. In release notes for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple announced that Group FaceTime won’t be available in the initial release of those operating systems. Instead, the company said the new […]
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7 Ways to Help Prevent Your iPhone’s Battery from Exploding https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/7-ways-to-help-prevent-your-iphones-battery-from-exploding/80104/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:34:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80104 It’s not a common occurrence, but all smartphones can explode. In the vast majority of cases, this is due to the lithium-ion batteries that power them. The iPhone doesn’t have a fiery reputation like some other devices, but any lithium-ion battery can fail under certain circumstances. Because those circumstances are pretty specific, battery explosions are […]
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iPhone X Puts Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Shame in First Benchmarks https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-x-puts-samsung-galaxy-note-9-to-shame-in-first-benchmarks/79994/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:42:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79994&preview=true&preview_id=79994 Samsung took the wraps off its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship last week, and while we’ve still got a few weeks to go until the phablet starts shipping to early buyers and showing up in stores, some fortunate early reviewers on the web have been lucky to get their hands on the device ahead of time. […]
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More Ridiculous Things You Could Buy with Apple’s Trillion Dollar Value https://www.idropnews.com/news/more-ridiculous-things-you-could-buy-with-apples-trillion-dollar-value/79871/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:37:12 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=79871 There’s been a lot of news on Wall Street the past few weeks, like Facebook’s stock tumbling a staggering 25% or Elon Musk’s recent tweet suggesting Tesla may go private. But perhaps the biggest news was Apple’s new trillion dollar market cap. Yes, you read that right. Apple is the first U.S. company to reach $1 […]
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South Carolina Man Sues Apple Two Years After Being Burned By iPhone https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/south-carolina-man-sues-apple-two-years-after-being-burned-by-iphone/79993/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:03:31 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79993&preview=true&preview_id=79993 A South Carolina man has reportedly sued Apple, along with his wireless insurance provider, Asurion, this week over an alleged explosion of his replacement iPhone 6 which occurred nearly two-years ago, according to a report on Monday from The Post and Courier. The plaintiff, Mr. Robert Portee of Sumter, South Carolina, claims he was visiting […]
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Does Siri Eavesdrop? Apple Explains How ‘Hey Siri’ Protects Your Privacy https://www.idropnews.com/news/does-siri-eavesdrop-apple-explains-how-hey-siri-protects-your-privacy/80046/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:36:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80046 In the wake of high-profile data scandals, there has been a groundswell of concern about online and digital privacy. Uncharacteristically for a massive technology firm, Apple has long been a champion of user privacy rights. But the company’s track record didn’t stop Congress from asking Apple a slew of questions concerning its data and privacy […]
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Apple’s Supply Chain Is Readying Mass Production of 2018’s New iPhones https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/apples-supply-chain-is-readying-mass-production-of-2018s-new-iphones/80017/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:25:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=80017 As we near Apple’s annual fall keynote event, the supply chain is preparing to kick off volume production of this year’s iPhone lineup. Apple has recently certified all major component suppliers for the 2018 devices, Taiwan-based Economic Daily News reported on Monday. Those suppliers have begun shipping components — including camera lenses, chassis and internal […]
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Top Tips to Avoid Counterfeit Apple Products and Accessories https://www.idropnews.com/news/top-tips-to-avoid-counterfeit-apple-products-and-accessories/79262/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:00:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=79262 Counterfeit Apple products aren’t just a bummer, they can also pose fire hazards, cause damage to your real Apple devices, and waste a lot of money. Unfortunately, there are a whole lot of counterfeiters who try to sell “Apple” stuff to unwary consumers, and they aren’t just in foreign markets. So, how do you know […]
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Apple Orders New Comedy Series from Stars of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-orders-new-comedy-series-from-stars-of-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia/79912/ Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:03:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79912&preview=true&preview_id=79912 Apple has made a straight-to-series order for a new scripted comedy headed by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, according to a new report. The half-hour comedy series is reportedly set in a video game development studio. McElhenney will apparently star in the show, in addition to writing and executive producing alongside Day, Variety reported on […]
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Famed Security Researcher Challenges Apple’s Tim Cook to Donate $2.45M https://www.idropnews.com/news/famed-security-researcher-challenges-apples-tim-cook-to-donate-2-45m/79911/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:43:58 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79911&preview=true&preview_id=79911 A renowned security researcher slammed Apple’s bug bounty program and challenged CEO Tim Cook to donate $2.45 million to charity. That’s the amount that the researcher, Google’s Ian Beer, said he should have received from reporting iOS bugs to Apple so that the company could patch them. Beer tweeted at Tim Cook during a talk […]
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Apple’s Next-Gen Lightning Connector Might Be Magnetic https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-next-gen-lightning-connector-might-be-magnetic/79888/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:14:09 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79888&preview=true&preview_id=79888 Years ago, when most smartphone manufacturers were transitioning from microUSB to the ultra-fast USB-C charging and connectivity standard, Apple was announcing its proprietary Lightning connector as a next-generation replacement for its original 30-pin iPhone connector. It was back in 2012 when Apple introduced Lightning connectivity on its iPhone 5, and while essentially every other modern […]
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Apple Now Offers Instant Credits for Trading in Used Devices Online https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-now-offers-instant-credits-for-trading-in-used-devices-online/79910/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:48:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=79910&preview=true&preview_id=79910 Apple has updated its GiveBack program to allow for an instant credit toward new products when trading in older devices online. That means it will be much more convenient for users to use older devices to offset the cost of new ones. Previously, the only ways customers could take advantage of Apple’s trade-in program was […]
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