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How much will Apple’s new services cost? Mystery over pricing makes it hard to get onboard

Apple’s new services might sound good but we have no idea how much they will cost. If they don’t save people money they will be hard to justify, especially with that being the main benefit of rival Amazon’s Prime membership.

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Apple’s new services might sound good but we have no idea how much they will cost. If they don’t save people money they will be hard to justify, especially with that being the main benefit of rival Amazon’s Prime membership.

How much will Apple’s new services cost? Mystery over pricing makes it hard to get onboard
Rejected by Hong Kong, first asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden are granted refugee status by Canada

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter, asylum seekers from the Philippines, were due to land in Toronto. Rodel was among a group of vulnerable asylum seekers who sheltered NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden while he hid in Hong Kong in 2013.

26 Mar 2019 - 11:22AM

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter, asylum seekers from the Philippines, were due to land in Toronto. Rodel was among a group of vulnerable asylum seekers who sheltered NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden while he hid in Hong Kong in 2013.

Rejected by Hong Kong, first asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden are granted refugee status by Canada
Apple upgrades iPads, iMacs and Airpods: find out the best changes and what’s missing

None of Apple’s upgrades are dramatic, but there are a few tweaks worth knowing about. Here is a breakdown of the updates, both good and indifferent, and changes Apple could have made but didn’t.

24 Mar 2019 - 7:05PM

None of Apple’s upgrades are dramatic, but there are a few tweaks worth knowing about. Here is a breakdown of the updates, both good and indifferent, and changes Apple could have made but didn’t.

Apple upgrades iPads, iMacs and Airpods: find out the best changes and what’s missing
Sleepy or just bored? The mystery of yawning and why it’s so contagious

Just reading this article may have triggered a bout of yawning, but scientists are still trying to work out their role and whether empathy plays a part in how people and animals can ‘catch’ a yawn.

24 Mar 2019 - 7:05PM

Just reading this article may have triggered a bout of yawning, but scientists are still trying to work out their role and whether empathy plays a part in how people and animals can ‘catch’ a yawn.

Sleepy or just bored? The mystery of yawning and why it’s so contagious
New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in reforms to gun laws following Christchurch terror attack

Semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles will be banned from April 11, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

22 Mar 2019 - 5:25PM

Semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles will be banned from April 11, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in reforms to gun laws following Christchurch terror attack
Like Netflix for online gaming? Google announces Stadia, a streaming service that lets you play via your browser

Platform, built on top of Google Chrome browser, allows users to play games without having to download and install them.

20 Mar 2019 - 7:53AM

Platform, built on top of Google Chrome browser, allows users to play games without having to download and install them.

Like Netflix for online gaming? Google announces Stadia, a streaming service that lets you play via your browser
New Zealand shooting: Gun reforms to come in 10 days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister also said there would be an inquiry into Friday’s mass shooting to see if it could have been prevented while the alleged shooter fired his lawyer and said he would represent himself in court.

18 Mar 2019 - 7:06PM

The Prime Minister also said there would be an inquiry into Friday’s mass shooting to see if it could have been prevented while the alleged shooter fired his lawyer and said he would represent himself in court.

New Zealand shooting: Gun reforms to come in 10 days, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Five Eyes fail: Christchurch attack exposes how little intelligence US and allies share on domestic terror threats

The intelligence services of New Zealand and the United States – along with those in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia – enjoy a close working relationship. So why wasn’t the Christchurch gunman on their radar?

18 Mar 2019 - 4:27PM

The intelligence services of New Zealand and the United States – along with those in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia – enjoy a close working relationship. So why wasn’t the Christchurch gunman on their radar?

Five Eyes fail: Christchurch attack exposes how little intelligence US and allies share on domestic terror threats
New Zealand shooting: children, refugees among Christchurch mosque attack victims

The country is reeling in the aftermath of its deadliest mass shooting in recent history.

18 Mar 2019 - 4:14PM

The country is reeling in the aftermath of its deadliest mass shooting in recent history.

New Zealand shooting: children, refugees among Christchurch mosque attack victims
Shadowy group plotting Kim Jong-un’s overthrow raided a North Korean embassy in broad daylight

Masked assailants infiltrated compound in Madrid, Spain, tied staff up with rope, stole computers and phones, and fled in two luxury vehicles.

16 Mar 2019 - 10:52PM

Masked assailants infiltrated compound in Madrid, Spain, tied staff up with rope, stole computers and phones, and fled in two luxury vehicles.

Shadowy group plotting Kim Jong-un’s overthrow raided a North Korean embassy in broad daylight
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s clashes with White House officials come under microscope

A new book describes the tumultuous rows that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter had with other senior advisers, and questions whether the couple really has the country’s best interests at heart.

15 Mar 2019 - 9:30PM

A new book describes the tumultuous rows that US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter had with other senior advisers, and questions whether the couple really has the country’s best interests at heart.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s clashes with White House officials come under microscope
College campuses face new problem: the high-risk drinking and eating disorder known as ‘drunkorexia’

We all know the dangers of drinking alcohol on an empty stomach, but some students are taking it to extremes. In a bid to get drunk quicker, some exercise on an empty stomach then drink heavily.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:00AM

We all know the dangers of drinking alcohol on an empty stomach, but some students are taking it to extremes. In a bid to get drunk quicker, some exercise on an empty stomach then drink heavily.

College campuses face new problem: the high-risk drinking and eating disorder known as ‘drunkorexia’
British MPs reject no-deal Brexit, raising chances departure from Europe will be delayed

Parliament will be offered another vote on Thursday, to see if it wants to postpone leaving the European Union - a move that would require EU consent. But the chief EU Brexit negotiator says talks have been ‘done and dusted’ and questioned the need for any more disussions.

14 Mar 2019 - 7:54AM

Parliament will be offered another vote on Thursday, to see if it wants to postpone leaving the European Union - a move that would require EU consent. But the chief EU Brexit negotiator says talks have been ‘done and dusted’ and questioned the need for any more disussions.

British MPs reject no-deal Brexit, raising chances  departure from Europe will be delayed
Huawei and ZTE are Chinese ‘snakes’ and must be banned from sensitive US university research, Republican lawmakers say

A bill introduced by three Republican lawmakers would ban tech from China’s Huawei, ZTE and Russia’s Kaspersky from sensitive academic research.

14 Mar 2019 - 8:08AM

A bill introduced by three Republican lawmakers would ban tech from China’s Huawei, ZTE and Russia’s Kaspersky from sensitive academic research.

Huawei and ZTE are Chinese ‘snakes’ and must be banned from sensitive US university research, Republican lawmakers say
YouTube channel JunsKitchen combines two cornerstones of the site: cats and cooking

JunsKitchen involves three cats who watch their owner prepare and cook food. The millions of viewers are hooked on the soothing, well-edited videos.

13 Mar 2019 - 8:00PM

JunsKitchen involves three cats who watch their owner prepare and cook food. The millions of viewers are hooked on the soothing, well-edited videos.

YouTube channel JunsKitchen combines two cornerstones of the site: cats and cooking
China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority in worldwide civil aviation

Move puts pressure on US officials to explain their reasoning and future plans.

13 Mar 2019 - 3:16PM

Move puts pressure on US officials to explain their reasoning and future plans.

China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority in worldwide civil aviation
Boeing shares plunge after second deadly crash of its 737 MAX 8

China, Indonesia and Ethiopia have grounded the 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which was involved in both crashes, and other carriers have signalled they may follow suit.

12 Mar 2019 - 5:57AM

China, Indonesia and Ethiopia have grounded the 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which was involved in both crashes, and other carriers have signalled they may follow suit.

Boeing shares plunge after second deadly crash of its 737 MAX 8
Black jaguar attacks woman who climbed over barrier at Arizona zoo to take selfie

Video of the incident showed at least one gash on the woman’s left forearm as she writhed on the ground in pain.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:30AM

Video of the incident showed at least one gash on the woman’s left forearm as she writhed on the ground in pain.

Black jaguar attacks woman who climbed over barrier at Arizona zoo to take selfie
Volodymyr Zelensky: front-runner seeking Ukraine presidency is a comedian who plays one on TV
  • The 41-year-old comedian’s only previous political experience has been playing the country’s president in a television show.
10 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM
  • The 41-year-old comedian’s only previous political experience has been playing the country’s president in a television show.
Volodymyr Zelensky: front-runner seeking Ukraine presidency is a comedian who plays one on TV
Donald Trump contemplating new demand to have allies pay full cost for US troops on their soil, plus 50 percent more

The plan being bruited about is proving particularly unnerving for Japan, South Korea and Germany.

10 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM

The plan being bruited about is proving particularly unnerving for Japan, South Korea and Germany.

Donald Trump contemplating new demand to have allies pay full cost for US troops on their soil, plus 50 percent more
President Donald Trump autographed Bibles for Alabama tornado survivors

US president signed the books during a tour of the disaster zone. Some locals described his visit as ‘a godsend’.

9 Mar 2019 - 10:29PM

US president signed the books during a tour of the disaster zone. Some locals described his visit as ‘a godsend’.

President Donald Trump autographed Bibles for Alabama tornado survivors
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth uses Apple iPad to make her first Instagram post

The Royal Family Instagram account has been around since 2013, but this week Queen Elizabeth took things into her own hands.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:55AM

The Royal Family Instagram account has been around since 2013, but this week Queen Elizabeth took things into her own hands.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth uses Apple iPad to make her first Instagram post
Why Marvel took so long to trust a woman to lead one of its movies again

When 2004’s Catwoman and 2005’s Elektra tanked, they did little to promote the idea of female-led superhero films to movie executives, but Wonder Woman and now Captain Marvel are ushering in a new wave of female superheroes.

7 Mar 2019 - 3:28PM

When 2004’s Catwoman and 2005’s Elektra tanked, they did little to promote the idea of female-led superhero films to movie executives, but Wonder Woman and now Captain Marvel are ushering in a new wave of female superheroes.

Why Marvel took so long to trust a woman to lead one of its movies again
Five (other) times Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau made bad headlines

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in a political pickle at the moment. Here’s a look at Trudeau’s previous – albeit far lower stakes – scandals.

7 Mar 2019 - 2:19PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in a political pickle at the moment. Here’s a look at Trudeau’s previous – albeit far lower stakes – scandals.

Five (other) times Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau made bad headlines
US Air Force tests experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned fighter jet for ‘loyal wingman’ air warfare role

Flight test is a major step forward for an experimental ‘loyal wingman’ concept that envisions small robotic drones accompanying fighter jets into combat, to scout ahead or absorb enemy fire.

7 Mar 2019 - 1:58PM

Flight test is a major step forward for an experimental ‘loyal wingman’ concept that envisions small robotic drones accompanying fighter jets into combat, to scout ahead or absorb enemy fire.

US Air Force tests experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned fighter jet for ‘loyal wingman’ air warfare role
‘I’m not Lucifer’: R. Kelly explodes during first interview after his arrest

Kelly, an R&B singer who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, says his multiple accusers are lying and conspiring against him.

7 Mar 2019 - 7:11AM

Kelly, an R&B singer who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, says his multiple accusers are lying and conspiring against him.

‘I’m not Lucifer’: R. Kelly explodes during first interview after his arrest
As death count in Philippines’ war on drugs rises, discovery of meth addict’s body raises questions

More than 5,000 ‘drug personalities’ have been killed since 2016 and human rights groups believe the killings are sanctioned by the government.

7 Mar 2019 - 6:02AM

More than 5,000 ‘drug personalities’ have been killed since 2016 and human rights groups believe the killings are sanctioned by the government.

As death count in Philippines’ war on drugs rises, discovery of meth addict’s body raises questions
Scandal tarnishes Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s image as poll shows he could lose power in October election

A political scandal has rocked Justin Trudeau’s government in an election year and led to the resignations of two top ministers as well as Trudeau’s top aide and best friend.

6 Mar 2019 - 7:26PM

A political scandal has rocked Justin Trudeau’s government in an election year and led to the resignations of two top ministers as well as Trudeau’s top aide and best friend.

Scandal tarnishes Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s image as poll shows he could lose power in October election
The dark web is full of cheap travel offers but buyers should beware when hunting for a bargain

From buying flights bought using stolen credit cards to discounted tours and car rentals, the dark web is full of shady travel deals.

6 Mar 2019 - 7:25PM

From buying flights bought using stolen credit cards to discounted tours and car rentals, the dark web is full of shady travel deals.

The dark web is full of cheap travel offers but buyers should beware when hunting for a bargain
Robert Mueller is an ‘American hero’ and a ‘class act’ says Donald Trump’s former White House lawyer Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb, who left the White House last year, ‘objects to’ the strategy of Donald Trump and his surrogates to discredit Robert Mueller and his investigation. He says Mueller has a ‘backbone of steel’ and is ‘justice oriented’.

6 Mar 2019 - 3:31AM

Ty Cobb, who left the White House last year, ‘objects to’ the strategy of Donald Trump and his surrogates to discredit Robert Mueller and his investigation. He says Mueller has a ‘backbone of steel’ and is ‘justice oriented’.

Robert Mueller is an ‘American hero’ and a ‘class act’ says Donald Trump’s former White House lawyer Ty Cobb