In this issue of Recap in Tech – MacSources Charges Your Life Giveaway, Apple’s Electric Car, YouTube Turns 10, Apple Pay Hits the Skies, Nintendo to Offer Mii App, and Apple Promoting Pay Once & Play.
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Apple’s Electric Car
It was announced this week that Tim Cook green lit an Apple Car project one year ago. The news first broke from the Wall Street Journal. Since then, more details have come to light. Apparently, Apple has a team of up to 1,000 employees working in secret on a branded electric vehicle as a part of a project with the code name of “Titan”. Apple also appointed Apple executive and former Ford engineer Steve Zadesky to lead the group. It is unsure how far Apple will take the R&D project, but the research will not go to waste as Apple can use its new knowledge on other projects.
YouTube Turns 10
Video sharing website, YouTube, is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. It started between three founders – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim – who just wanted to be able to share videos easier between friends. YouTube was actually launched on Valentine’s Day in 2005.
Apple Pay Hits the Skies
In the months since Apple Pay was launched, it has grown leaps and bounds. This week, it was announced that Jet Blue will begin accepting Apple Pay on its airplanes for inflight purchases. The airline is in the process of upgrading its payment system and will add the option of handling payments with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Nintendo to Offer Mii App
While gaming giant, Nintendo, has been somewhat reluctant to embracing mobile gaming platforms, it’s starting to change its opinions. Soon, Nintendo will release an app that will allow users to use their Mii avatars outside of games and the company’s own Miiverse social network. The hope is that users will use their Mii in other social media platforms and become more prone to using their Mii instead of other avatars.
Apple Promoting Pay Once & Play
Apple is starting to give premium placement to gaming apps that don’t offer in-app purchases for game advancement. There is a new section in the App Store entitled, “Pay Once & Play,” which indicates that once you pay for the app, you have no other costs associated with the game. The new section signifies that Apple wants to highlight childproof games as well and money-making ones.