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  • iMessage Phishing Scam Wants to Steal Your ‘iPhone ID’

    Fri 4:58pm By Troy Thompson
    It’s no secret that in today’s digital age of iPhones and the internet, scammers and nefarious actors run rampant, trying every which way to fool the unwitting user into blindly providing their most sensitive login credentials or other relevant…
  • Google Develops Incredible Watermark-Removing Software

    Fri 3:18pm By Mike Peterson
    Researchers at Google have figured out a method for cleanly and automatically removing watermarks on stock photos. The team debuted the method at the 2017 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in July. As most would-be stock photo thieves know,…
  • Apple Kills 60+ Accessory Options Online and In-Store

    Fri 2:49pm By Mike Peterson
    It seems that Apple is silently killing off certain colors for official iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch accessories on both its online store and in brick-and-mortar outlets. The move was first spotted by Japanese news site Macotakara, who noticed that a range of…
  • Apple’s New ‘How to’ Video Series Highlights iOS 11 on iPad

    Fri 2:03pm By Troy Thompson
    Apple on Thursday released a new series of short yet informative ‘how to’ videos focusing on tips for getting the most out of its upcoming iOS 11 software update on iPad. As iDrop News noted in our exclusive review of Apple’s latest 10.5-inch iPad Pro,…
  • iOS 11’s ‘Cop Button’ Will Secure Your Device from Police

    Fri 12:41pm By Troy Thompson
    Fears over security and device access are at an all-time high, especially as law enforcement agencies are becoming increasingly crafty in their methods of gaining access to them. Because of this, Apple has baked an intriguing new safety and security feature…
  • Samsung to Utilize Revolutionary ‘KISS’ Wireless Tech

    Fri 12:20pm By Troy Thompson
    Keyssa, a Campbell, California-based startup who showcased its wireless data sharing protocol at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, has announced that it will be working with Samsung Electronics Co. and Foxconn’s parent company, Han Hai Precision Co., to bring the…
  • T-Mobile Unveils World’s First 600 MHz LTE Network

    Thu 7:58pm By iDrop News Staff
    T-Mobile has unveiled the world’s first 600 MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which it switched on just yesterday using Nokia equipment. While T-Mobile recently topped the rankings for fastest LTE network in the US in OpenSignal’s recent report, the…
  • New DirecTV Now Subscribers Will Receive a Free Apple TV

    Thu 4:34pm By Mike Peterson
    New subscribers to DirecTV Now will receive a fourth-generation Apple TV free of charge, AT&T announced in a blog post on Wednesday. Specifically, subscribers will need to pre-purchase three months of DirecTV Now service to qualify for the 32-gigabyte Apple…
  • Gorgeous Nokia 8 Will Attempt to Overtake Apple’s iPhone 7

    Thu 4:14pm By Mike Peterson
    HMD Global, the company that owns the rights to produce Nokia-branded devices, unveiled its first Android-powered flagship on Wednesday. And it’s here to take on giants like Apple and Samsung ahead of their own respective 2017 handset launches. The Nokia 8…
  • McDonald’s ‘Borrowed’ iPhone 8 Renders for New Ad Campaign

    Thu 3:45pm By Troy Thompson
    At this stage in the annual iPhone manufacturing season, we can be fairly confident that all those iPhone 8 leaks we’ve seen sprouting up lately are indeed of the device that Apple will unveil at its media event next month. Though the actual iPhone 8 might…
  • Apple Pay Cuts Support for White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi Sites

    Thu 3:17pm By Mike Peterson
    Apple is cutting off its payment support for websites that sell white supremacist or Nazi-themed apparel and other paraphernalia, according to a new report. The tech giant confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that it had disabled Apple Pay support for…
  • Apple Pledges $2 Million to Fight Racism After Charlottesville Tragedy

    Thu 1:58pm By Troy Thompson
    In the wake of violent protests that erupted last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday opined a thoughtful yet condemnation-infused memo to his employees all around the world — within which he not only condemned the hate and…
  • BMW, Intel, and Fiat Ditch Apple to Develop Competing Self-Driving Car

    Wed 7:40pm By Troy Thompson
    During the wayward stages of Apple’s self-driving car endeavor, ‘Project Titan’, the company was rumored to have shifted focus from developing its own automobile, to instead courting several auto-makers in hopes of forging a partnership with at least…
  • This App Lets You See a New Movie in Theaters Every Day for $10/m

    Wed 6:05pm By Mike Peterson
    MoviePass aims to be the Netflix of brick-and-mortar movie theaters. And if anything is an indication of that, the subscription service recently dropped its monthly fee to a shockingly low price. The service allows subscribers to go to one movie showing per…
  • Solar Eclipse iPhone Photography: Warnings and Tips

    Wed 5:23pm By Mike Peterson
    This coming Monday, Aug. 21, something extraordinary will happen. For starters, it’ll be the first total solar eclipse to be visible from the contiguous U.S. in roughly 40 years. But perhaps more importantly, it’ll also be the first total solar eclipse of…
  • Now You Can Watch Four ESPN Games at Once on Apple TV

    Wed 4:32pm By Troy Thompson
    ESPN on Wednesday released a major update to its tvOS live-streaming app for Apple TV, which chiefly allows sports enthusiasts to stream up to four live games simultaneously in a variety of formats. The new feature, dubbed MultiCast, has reportedly been…
  • Apple Sets Aside $1 Billion ‘War Chest’ for Original Video Content

    Wed 3:52pm By Troy Thompson
    Apple has in recent months been doubling-down on its efforts to create original, quality content for the Apple TV and Apple Music — but the company’s latest move may arguably represent its boldest effort yet. According to a report published this morning by…
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Remain World’s Most Popular Smartphones

    Wed 2:57pm By Mike Peterson
    The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus retained their positions as the world’s most popular smartphones in 2017’s second quarter by a wide margin, according to new data published by research firm Strategy Analytics. Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7…
  • Google Will Pay $3 Billion to Remain Default iOS Search Engine

    Wed 12:35pm By Jonathan Lee
    Google is slated to pay $3 billion to Apple to remain the default search engine for its mobile operating system this year, according to the estimates of financial analysts at Bernstein. That’s up from the $1 billion fee that the iPhone maker charged in 2014,…
  • Apple Tightens Hong Kong Return Policies for a Good Reason

    Tue 4:18pm By Troy Thompson
    In an ostensibly bizarre, but nevertheless justified move, Apple on Tuesday updated its sales policy for product returns and exchanges in the Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong. While the tweaked policy guidelines now dictate that “all Apple products”…
  • Data Shows More Android Users Are Switching to iPhone 7, 7 Plus

    Jul 25, 2017, 4:46 pm By Mike Peterson
    Apple’s revolutionary new flagship isn’t even on store shelves yet, but the company is already attracting more Android switchers now than any other time in the past 12 months, according to new data published Tuesday by Consumer Intelligence Research…
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