Trainers that tell you where to go, BBC goes all netflix, Barry’s new career path / diaries of an allotment owner, Apple invests in Didi, Nemos hardware store and worth a chip.
UK shows off prototype of digital iPhone driving license using Apple’s Wallet app
Apple’s Wallet app on iOS is currently used to store Apple Pay credit cards and debit cards, as well things like boarding passes, tickets, and rewards cards. It appears that the UK government is working with Apple’s Wallet APIs to allow users to store their driver’s license alongside their other cards already in the app.
Easy jet jet to start selling smart sneakers
They’ll use your smartphone’s GPS to help you navigate around the city (you’re presumably visiting after being on one of their flights) by vibrating the shoe, telling you to which way to turn. Nothing says I’m a tourist and mug me than a set of orange sneakers.
Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Asian Rival Didi
Apple Inc said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.
“Didi currently offers a variety of transportation services in China, including taxi and private car hailing, designated drivers and peer-to-peer products like ride-sharing. In February, The Wall Street Journal reported the Chinese firm was looking to raise a total of $1 billion from investors in a bid to compete against global ride sharing technology powerhouse Uber”**
All this after Apple lost their trademark to the iPhone in the Chinese market.
BBC set to launch subscription Netflix rival
The BBC is to push ahead with plans to launch a British rival to Netflix, after getting the go-ahead from the government to develop a new subscription streaming service.
Rumor Has Tim Cook in India This Week
Traveling Tim. If you’re wondering where Apple’s globetrotting CEO is likely to be seen next, reports say he could be in India as early as today.
Business Insider had the Economic Times and the site Factor Daily saying that Apple plans to announce an accelerated program for Indian startups this week.
Meanwhile, Reuters says Cook will be meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the rumored trip as well. Apple has offered no comment about the trip so far.
Nemo’s hardware store
WORK STATION for iPad Air 2 by LAUT
RE•VOLVE for iPad Air 2 by LAUT
PRIME GLASS for iPad Air 2 by LAUT
PRIME PRIVACY for iPhone 6 / 6s by LAUT
iPad Air 2 Case – Best Protective Mil-Spec Case | UAG – URBAN ARMOR GEAR
URBAN ARMOR GEAR (UAG) Folio 9.7-inch iPad Pro Feather Lite Composite [MAGMA] Military Drop Tested iPad Case
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Worth A Chirp
Barry : Levin Solstar Solar Charger 5000mAh Rain-resistant and Dirt/Shockproof Dual USB Port Portable Charger
Karl :TwistGrip £40 & Pixi Tripod £15
Matt: Catalyst Case for 12.9 iPad Pro or 9.7 iPad Pro – $149.00 & TBA
Mark : APC PTEL2 – ProtectNet standalone surge protector for analog/DSL phone lines (2 lines 4 wires)