Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix

 Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix

In order to better compete against rivals like Netflix, Amazon may launch a free, ad-supported streaming video service at some point early next year, The New York Post has learned.

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You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

 You might get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas after all

During its latest earnings call, Apple revealed that it’s selling every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus it can make, suggesting that some buyers might not be able to get their desired iPhone 6 model in time for the holidays, as the company wasn’t sure when it’ll be able to catch up with demand. Since launching the new iPhones, Apple’s estimated shipping times for orders placed on its online store reached seven to ten business days for the iPhone 6 and up to four weeks for the iPhone 6 Plus, no matter what capacity versions, colors, or carrier options, without seeing any improvement.

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Damien Demolder: Desperate for a new angle? Get a camera drone

01 DJI Phantom v2 470 75 Damien Demolder: Desperate for a new angle? Get a camera drone

Oh my God, I want a drone. They are just so cool and exciting. I desperately want to be able to fly my camera into the air and transmit the images back to earth.

I saw a drone display at a technology show in Las Vegas once. A squadron of twelve drones where being flown together, doing an aerobatic display of cleverly choreographed moves. It was all in time to some dramatic classical music that was not Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries but still chosen to conjure the essence of the helicopter gunship assault in Apocalypse Now.

The show drew a massive crowd that wowed and coo’d and gasped, and then queued up to buy their chance to achieve their own air supremacy.

I’m always banging on about shooting from new angles, and usually that means genuflecting with one knee planted in the dirt of a London pavement to get that worm’s eye view. With a drone we could all take the high road and shoot the world from above.

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Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

 Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

Apple Maps still might not be the best mobile mapping service available for the iPhone, but Apple is doing everything in its power to give its users a reason to stick with the first-party app. The team at Apple Maps Marketing reports that it attempted to submit a client with a few hundred locations to the Apple Maps Connect service, but was rejected as Apple is only accepting submissions involving at least 1,000 locations.

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updated: What is NFC and why is it in your phone?

 updated: What is NFC and why is it in your phone?

Introdution to NFC and availability

Update: Not to be outdone by Google Wallet, Apple has created its own contactless "tap to pay" mobile wallet in the form of Apple Pay, making NFC payments possible for millions of iPhone 6 owners. We’ve updated this article to address the big push of NFC technology in mobile phones and retailers that support NFC purchases in the US.

Your credit cards: gone. Bus pass and train tickets: vanished. Those dog-eared loyalty cards for high street coffee shops: binned.

You’ve been the victim not of theft, but of the future – a future where the wallet, purse, paper ticket and pocket have all gone digital and live solely on your phone.

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Foxconn Plans to Spend $2.6 Billion on Dedicated Apple Display Plant in Taiwan

Foxconn Technology Group has plans to spend NT$ 80 Billion, or $ 2.6 billion, over the course of the next two years on a new factory in Taiwan to produce displays exclusively for Apple, according to Bloomberg.

In a conversation with Sophia Chang, a public relations representative for Foxconn’s display unit Innolux Corp., Chang stated that equipment installation will begin next month, although she would not confirm that Apple is the client for the facility. Following an urgent request for exclusive capacity, the mass production of panels is expected to begin by the end of 2015.

Chang also mentioned that the advanced sixth-generation display plant will be built at Innolux’s Kaohsiung Science Park campus in Southern Taiwan. The forecast details that the funds for the plant will be spent over a two-year building period with the company planning to hire 2,300 employees to operate the facility.

foxconn workers 2 Foxconn Plans to Spend $2.6 Billion on Dedicated Apple Display Plant in Taiwan
Foxconn has been a longtime manufacturer of Apple’s products, primarily handling final assembly of the devices. After attempting to partner with Sharp in 2012 to focus on advancing LCD technologies, Foxconn was rumored to be in talks to utilize the Japanese display manufacturer’s technology in order to start producing iPhone and iPad displays.

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