Does Amazon Prime Video or Netflix have more movies? News 

Does Amazon Prime Video or Netflix have more movies?

Amazon’s streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, now has three times more movies than competitor Netflix, according to a June 9 analysis. Prime has a whopping 12,828 movies while Netflix, which has more subscribers than Amazon Prime, has 3,781 movies. And that number only represents the movies Amazon Prime offers to its subscribers for free, according to data from streaming-service search engine RealGood. Amazon Prime memberships cost $12.99 per month and $119 per year, which includes Prime delivery services as well as Prime Video streaming services, though non-Prime members can also purchase a Prime Video subscription for $8.99 per month. A Netflix subscription costs…

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Five features to hope for at WWDC News 

Five features to hope for at WWDC

On Monday, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference in the strangest and most contentious climate it has faced in many years. Not only does Apple have to hold all of its presentations online, it’s doing so to a developer audience that has become aware of a collective, unspoken discontent. Chaim Gartenberg has posted our long list of features you should expect to come to Apple’s operating systems this year. The short version: what’s most likely is a smattering of feature updates for the iOS-based platforms like iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS,…

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This Siri app can unlock your iPhone’s secret powers. 10 best shortcuts and how they work Technology 

This Siri app can unlock your iPhone’s secret powers. 10 best shortcuts and how they work

If you haven’t spent a lot of time exploring Siri Shortcuts on your iPhone, you’re not alone. But maybe I’ll be able to change your mind. Apple’s Shortcuts app automates common and routine tasks that you probably do on a regular basis. For example, you can create a Shortcut routine that starts playing music, disables Do Not Disturb, reads your messages and then tells you a joke — all of which can be triggered just by saying something like, “Hey, Siri, good morning.” In addition to those types of personalized…

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3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app News 

3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app

After being in beta for months, the 3D photo app LucidPix is now available to iOS and Android users. Whether you have a newer phone like the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can use the app take 3D photos. Best of all, you don’t need a special accessory or multiple rear cameras. Instead, LucidPix uses artificial intelligence to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone. Usually when the term 3D is brought up, failed products like 3D televisions and 3D phones…

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Your future phone could test you for coronavirus — here’s how News 

Your future phone could test you for coronavirus — here’s how

It may seem far-fetched, but it’s possible to use your smartphone to detect diseases. Mobile devices can be turned into tools to rapidly identify a variety of disease-causing agents, including bacteria, toxins and viruses. Smartphone-based tests have been developed for detecting HIV, malaria, TB and various food contaminants. Work is now also underway to use smartphones to detect COVID-19 – though there are various questions about the practicality and usefulness of using technology in this manner. We’ve been involved in developing ways of using smartphones to monitor food contamination as part of the EU project FoodSmartphone. Here, we…

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This new WhatsApp feature could forever change how you send money Technology 

This new WhatsApp feature could forever change how you send money

Top messaging service WhatsApp has finally answered the prayers of many users by launching a new in-app digital payment feature. Initially only able in Brazil, the new feature allows person-to-person payments through the app, which currently has over two billion users worldwide. The new WhatsApp digital payments service will also allow users to make purchases from within the app, although features will initially be confined to select debit and credit cards. However, the company says it is aiming to widen that reach to other partners as the service expands to…

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Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat News 

Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat

At Snap’s Partner Summit, the company shared its newest effort to entice third-party devs to Snapchat . It’s called Minis. Snap Minis are lightweight third-party programs that live inside the app’s Chat section, which users can quickly pull up alongside friends without having to deal with switching apps. Minis live alongside games inside a keyboard tab on the user’s chat screen. When a user taps one of them, the Mini goes full-screen and a user can complete a task like ordering movie tickets, comparing class schedules, studying a flashcard deck…

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The IRS can help you track the status of your stimulus check payment. Here’s how Technology 

The IRS can help you track the status of your stimulus check payment. Here’s how

If you’re still waiting for your stimulus check to arrive, the IRS has a tool to help you find your payment status. By using the agency’s Get My Payment tracker, you can see the schedule for your coronavirus relief payment — in other words, the date the IRS has scheduled to send your money — and if you should expect a paper check or prepaid debit card. The tool can also indicate if there’s a common problem holding it up that you can help address, like if you need to…

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Uber could lose its Grubhub deal to Just Eat or Delivery Hero News 

Uber could lose its Grubhub deal to Just Eat or Delivery Hero

According to CNBC there are two suitors rivaling Uber for purchase of U.S. food delivery company Grubhub: Just Eat Takeaway (the union of Just Eat and Takeaway) and Delivery Hero. Both are European companies perhaps looking for a major entry to the United States market. Just Eat Takeaway is based in the U.K. and Holland, while Delivery Hero is based in Germany. They are both lavishly funded, with Just Eat Takeaway having raised around $1 billion (a combined tally for both companies that now make up the conjoined entity), according…

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Facebook Employee Vocally Resigns, Says Company on ‘Wrong Side of History’ Technology 

Facebook Employee Vocally Resigns, Says Company on ‘Wrong Side of History’

A Facebook software engineer publicly resigned in a LinkedIn note Monday over the company’s handling of President Trump’s calls for violence on Facebook. The resignation letter has since gone viral on LinkedIn, with more than 39,000 reactions. The news is part of a shift at Facebook. Traditionally, employees have voiced their concerns about Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership internally, but they have rarely broadcast those views publicly. That has changed this week, with the public resignation, a “virtual walkout,” and outspoken social media posts from current and recently-departed Facebook employees. “I’m resigning…

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