News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 Privacy Control Overhaul Takes Center Stage in Google Accounts Update https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/new-privacy-security-controls-take-center-stage-google-accounts-update/74970/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:31:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74970&preview=true&preview_id=74970 Google released its shiny new accounts page update today, featuring a sleek redesign with emphasis on transparency, as well as upgraded privacy and security settings. The new update retools the account hub giving users an easier way to navigate and control their privacy options, allowing for in-depth access to prominent security and privacy settings. Users […]
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Why Isn’t This Ingenious iPhone Feature More Popular? https://www.idropnews.com/news/why-people-arent-using-3d-touch/74868/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:44:43 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74868 Back in 2014, Apple launched a unique “peek and pop” function with the introduction of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus called 3D Touch. By applying a certain amount of pressure while interacting with an image, app, email, or icon, the user could launch shortcuts and additional options. This was devised to create for a […]
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Cops Need a Warrant to Collect Your Location Data, Supreme Court Rules https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/cops-need-warrant-collect-location-data-supreme-court-rules/74942/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:52:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74942&preview=true&preview_id=74942 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement organizations will need warrants to harvest location data from smartphone users. It’s the first case involving smartphone location data that the Supreme Court has rendered a decision on. The 5-4 decision on Friday reversed a previous ruling made by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The […]
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Canadian Man Sues Apple over Scratches on His Apple Watch https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch/man-sues-apple-scratches-apple-watch-series-3/74951/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:52:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74951 A Toronto, Ontario man is levying a lawsuit at Apple for scratches that he made himself on his Apple Watch. Dean Lubaki, 21, filed a small-claims court application with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, blog iPhone in Canada reported. The Lawsuit Lubaki is alleging that Apple’s marketing of the Edition Watch, which states that […]
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Malaysian CEO Dies After Exploding Smartphone Sparks House Fire https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/malaysian-ceo-dies-after-exploding-smartphone-sparks-house-fire/74782/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:21:18 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74782 Nazrin Hassan, founder and CEO of Malaysia-based tech-industry upstart, Cradle Fund, has reportedly succumbed to his death at the hands of his Blackberry or Huawei smartphone, which allegedly exploded in his bedroom last week while juicing up on the charger as he slept nearby — prompting injury, fire, smoke inhalation and, ultimately his demise, according […]
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Pokémon GO Isn’t Dead: 15+ New Reasons to Keep Playing the Hit Game https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/15-reasons-to-keep-playing-pokemon-go/74802/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:42:22 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74802 Almost two years ago, Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokémon Company introduced the world to Pokémon GO. The game was an instant hit and its popularity resulted in many players being unable to play the game due to strain on the game’s servers. This week, Niantic released an update for the pocket monster game that features […]
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Reviewers Are Raving About Amazon’s New Fire TV Cube https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/reviewers-raving-amazons-fire-tv-cube/74840/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:13:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74840 Amazon’s latest Fire TV Cube device is officially shipping out to customers starting today, June 21. If you haven’t pre-ordered the device, should you buy one? Well, reviews for the Cube are in — and for the most part, they’re glowing. Here are the key takeaways and conclusions for Amazon’s latest Alexa-equipped smart home device, […]
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Supreme Court Rules States Can Collect Sales Tax from Online Retailers https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/u-s-supreme-court-rules-states-can-collect-sales-tax-online-retailers/74821/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:19:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74821&preview=true&preview_id=74821 In a closely divided vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can begin collecting sales taxes from online retailers. The 5-4 decision on the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. overturns a previous 1992 ruling. That ruling prevented states from collecting tax on firms that did not have a physical presence in […]
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Soon Your iPhone Could Completely Replace Your Car Keys https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-might-completely-replace-car-keys-near-future/74810/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:11:53 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74810 A group called the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), made up of various technology and automotive companies, wants to replace your car keys with your iPhone. The CCC, which notably includes Apple as a charter member, has officially announced Digital Key Release 1.0, a new standardized specification that would allow users to download “digital keys” to […]
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iPad Neck Is the Latest Health Issue Plaguing Women https://www.idropnews.com/news/ipad/ipad-neck-latest-health-issue-plaguing-women/74739/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:31:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74739&preview=true&preview_id=74739 A new study by the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada linked bad posture from slouching while using tablet computers as the biggest contributor behind persistent neck and shoulder pain, commonly referred to as “iPad neck”. According to the article released in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, the increasing popularity of […]
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Tim Cook Drops to 96th Place in ‘100 Highest Rated CEOs’ List https://www.idropnews.com/news/apples-tim-cook-drops-43-spots-100-highest-rated-ceos-list/74697/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:55:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74697&preview=true&preview_id=74697 Apple CEO Tim Cook’s ranking in a crowdsourced list of executive approval ratings tumbled this week, according to a new report. Glassdoor on Tuesday released its annual list of the 100 Highest Rated CEOs, which is based on anonymous employee reviews of their companies and its executives. And while tech industry rankings dropped across the […]
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T-Mobile, Sprint Try to Convince the FCC Their Merger Is a Good Idea https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/t-mobile-sprint-try-convince-fcc-merger-good-idea/74696/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:53:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74696&preview=true&preview_id=74696 T-Mobile and Sprint are trying to sell their proposed merger to U.S. regulators. Unsurprisingly, they’re painting it as a purely positive outcome for the industry. The two carriers have officially submitted a Public Interest Statement to the Federal Communications Commission this week. In it, T-Mobile and Sprint outline the supposed benefits of the move. Again, […]
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Here’s How the New Walkie-Talkie App Works in watchOS 5 Beta 2 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch/heres-new-walkie-talkie-works-watchos-5-beta-2/74645/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:30:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74645&preview=true&preview_id=74645 When unveiling its watchOS 5 software update at WWDC 2018, Apple showcased several of the upcoming features slated to arrive on Apple Watch devices when it’s released later this fall, including an all-new Walkie-Talkie app that enables on-demand audio chat conversations between two Apple Watch users. The feature, which was announced but remained absent from […]
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$100K Worth of Apple Products Stolen from Best Buy ‘Mission Impossible’ Style https://www.idropnews.com/news/100k-worth-apple-products-stolen-best-buy-mission-impossible-style/74644/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:48:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74644&preview=true&preview_id=74644 Given their high-value and prestige, Apple products including iPhones, iPads, Mac computers and more have increasingly been the target of an ostensible trend that could easily be dubbed ‘Grand Theft iPhone’. The latest report of a high-stakes Apple product heist, however, just might take the cake as one of the most brazen yet, resembling something […]
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7 Untrue iPhone Battery and Charging Myths Busted https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/7-iphone-battery-charging-myths-busted/74529/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:46:00 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74529&preview=true&preview_id=74529 Myths surrounding smartphone batteries are like modern-day urban legends. Namely, because they refuse to die. There’s undoubtedly a ton of battery-related advice on the internet, but a lot of it isn’t based on any actual facts. Battery life is even more of a hot topic in the wake of Apple’s power management feature. That probably […]
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Apple Slapped with $6.6M Fine After ‘Error 53’ Investigation in Australia https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-slapped-6-6-mm-fine-australian-court-amid-damning-error-53-investigation/74560/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:24:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74560 Apple on Monday was slapped with a $6.6 million (AUS$9 million) fine by an Australian court after it was determined by a local consumer rights advocacy group that the Cupertino tech-giant’s response to the infamous ‘Error 53’ scandal of 2015-2016 was not only inconsistent with the company’s own policies, but also violated Australian consumer protection […]
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Surprisingly 94% of People Don’t Use Smart Speakers for Home Automation https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/people-arent-using-smart-speakers-home-automation/74528/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:38:26 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74528&preview=true&preview_id=74528 If you use your smart speaker to control various smart home and automation products, you might be in the minority of users. Only about six percent of smart speaker owners use their devices to control smart home products, according to a new survey recently published by IHS Markit. Smart home products include automation devices from […]
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Trump Administrations’s ‘Inhumane’ Border Policy https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-slams-trump-administrations-inhumane-border-policy/74527/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:56:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74527&preview=true&preview_id=74527 Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly condemned a Trump administration policy resulting in children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Cook, who is in Ireland on Apple business, told The Irish Times on Tuesday that the border policy is “inhumane” and “needs to stop” — seemingly speaking about audio published by ProPublica […]
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Shareholders Demand Amazon CEO Stops Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Police https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facial-recognition-worries-cause-amazon-shareholders-serve-letter-ceo/74505/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:35:19 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74505&preview=true&preview_id=74505 Amazon shareholders have sent a letter to the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos requesting for the online retailer to stop selling its facial analysis program Rekognition to law enforcement. Signed by 19 groups of Amazon’s shareholders, the letter expressed concern over a potential privacy threat of government surveillance with the use of Rekognition. “The undersigned Amazon […]
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How You Can Save $400+ Right Now on a 5K Apple iMac https://www.idropnews.com/deals/can-save-400-right-now-apple-imac/74517/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:13:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=74517 If you’ve been hoping to get your hands on one of the most powerful and well-equipped Apple desktop computers available for a fraction of its original price, then today just might be your lucky day, but you’re going to have to act fast. E-commerce giant, Amazon, is offering multiple brand-new and certified refurbished mid-2015 iMac […]
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iOS 12 Will Help Emergency Responders Get to You Faster https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-ios-12-will-help-emergency-responders-get-faster/74424/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:58:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74424&preview=true&preview_id=74424 Back in 2015, Apple introduced an advanced location-based emergency search tool for iPhone dubbed HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location), which utilizes cell tower signals in conjunction with iPhone’s GPS and Wi-Fi connections to produce and share a mobile 911 caller’s location with emergency responders.  The feature is designed to make it easy, in cases of dire […]
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Google’s Developing Controversial AI to Predict When a Patient Will Die https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/googles-developing-ai-predicts-patient-will-pass-away/74422/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:05:40 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74422&preview=true&preview_id=74422 Google is working on new predictive technologies that may be able to predict when a hospital patient will pass away. The research is being done by Google’s “Medical Brain” team. And in at least one case, the neural network trained by that team was able to more accurately predict a patients’ chance of dying than […]
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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘Everything is Love’ Now Available on Apple Music https://www.idropnews.com/news/beyonce-jay-zs-everything-love-now-available-apple-music/74420/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:59:08 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74420&preview=true&preview_id=74420 The latest joint album from Jay Z and Beyoncé, Everything is Love, was originally a Tidal exclusive. After two days, that’s no longer the case. Everything is Love first debuted over the weekend on Tidal, the artist-owned streaming platform spearheaded by Jay Z. Again, after just two days as a Tidal exclusive, the album was […]
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Apple Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Dismiss App Store Monopoly Lawsuit https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-asks-u-s-supreme-court-dismiss-app-store-monopoly-lawsuit/74423/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:43:10 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=74423&preview=true&preview_id=74423 Apple has reportedly asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out a years-old antitrust lawsuit which accuses the company of “monopolistic practices” — specifically, with respect to how it’s captured such a substantial share of the app market, with what plaintiffs say is the ultimate goal of charging developers excessive commission on their sales.  Filed […]
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