Verizon bundles Apple Music into its more expensive unlimited plans

first_img Mobile Mobile Apps Digital Media Music Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Tags Apple Post a comment Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple Music Verizon Apple • Verizon will include Apple Music in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.  Verizon Verizon’s expanding its Apple Music perk for some unlimited plan customers. Starting Thursday, Verizon will include Apple Music in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. Customers with a Go Unlimited plan can get six months of Apple Music, according to a press release from the carrier on Tuesday. This isn’t a brand-new perk for Verizon subscribers. Previously, customers on these three unlimited plans were offered a six-month trial of Apple Music, after which they’d have to pay $9.99 a month for the music streaming service. Now, customers on Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans will get Apple Music permanently at no additional cost.”When we introduced six months free of Apple Music to Verizon Unlimited subscribers, we said it was just the beginning of a great collaboration between Verizon and Apple to bring music streaming to our loyal customers,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon, in the release. “Our customers loved the offer, so we’re expanding the value of our Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans by including Apple Music at the same plan price.”For Apple, bundling its music service for the highest-paying Verizon customers is a efficient way of boosting its own Apple Music subscriber count. As streaming music has become the main way people listen to to tunes, people are closely watching Apple’s subscriber count versus Spotify’s for signals about which service could dominate.Verizon’s Beyond Unlimited plan costs $85 and the Above Unlimited plan costs $95. The Go Unlimited plan is $75. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Review • Apple Music offers smart musical suggestions with a human touch reading • Verizon bundles Apple Music into its more expensive unlimited plans See All 0 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors How To • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Apple Music News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TVlast_img read more

Virat Kohli to miss IndiaWest Indies Test series due to injury

first_imgVirat Kohli.GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty ImagesIndian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli got a major injury scare during his match-winning knock against West Indies in the third and final ODI of the series against West Indies on August 14. The 30-year-old cricketer can be out of the first Test against West Indies due to this minor niggle.During the post-match press conference, the prolific cricketer said that he does not think that it is a fracture, it’s just a split nail. He also mentioned that he was lucky and he will probably feature in the first Test against West Indies.”I don’t think it’s a fracture otherwise I wouldn’t have continued (batting). It’s just a split of the nail,” he said as quoted by PTI.”Luckily, it’s not broken. When I got hit I thought it was worse than what it turned out to be. But it’s not broken so I should be good for the first Test,” he further added.The incident that happened when Kohli was on his way to guide Team India home once again. In the 27th over of the match, Kemar Roach delivered a bouncer which gave a blow to the Indian cricketer’s right thumb and he was immediately attended by the team physio after which the cricketer continued to bat to take India home. Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli.TwitterThe 30-year-old batsman also became the leading run-getter in a decade in international cricket as he became the first batsman to score 20,000 runs in 10 years.The Men in Blue defeated West Indies by six wickets in the rain-interrupted fixture at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. West Indies batted first and posted a total of 240 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Chris Gayle was the highest scorer for the Carribean with 72 runs from 41 balls. In response, India had to chase the revised target of 255 runs in 35 overs. With Kohli leading from the front and Shreyas Iyer supporting him India reached the target by the 32.3 overs. The Indian skipper scored yet another ton finishing with 114 off 99 balls whereas Iyer scored 65 runs from 41 balls.Team India won the ODI series 2-0. They will next face West Indies for the two-match Test series which starts from August 22.last_img read more

IAEA assures allout support for Rooppur nuke plant

first_imgVisiting IAEA director general Yukiya Amano meets prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Tuesday. Photo: PIDThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday assured Bangladesh of its all-out support and cooperation in constructing Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.The assurance came when visiting Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.He said the IAEA DG expressed satisfaction over the security measures taken by the government for the nuclear power plant.Yukiya Amano said the overall steps relating to the nuclear power plant are much more advanced than he thought about.Amano said he is happy seeing strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and enthusiasm of people over the power plant.The IAEA DG said nuclear energy could be used in all sectors, including agriculture sector, and thanked the Prime Minister for the ratification of ‘Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities’.In response, prime minister Sheikh Hasina sought IAEA’s continued support and apprised him about three-layer security measures taken at power plant.Hasina said the training of technicians of the projects has already started.The prime minister expressed her intention to construct second nuclear power plant in Bangladesh saying the demand for electricity is growing gradually as the living standard of rural people have improved significantly. They are now using electronic items, including ACs, she added.last_img read more

India SC order puts activists in house arrest till 6 Sep

first_imgDescribing dissent as a safety valve, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that the five human rights activists arrested by Pune police should be kept under house arrest until the next date of hearing on 6 September.In a huge relief to the activists, an apex court bench of chief justice Dipak Misra, justice AM Lhanwilkar and justice DY Chandrachiu ordered the house arrest on a petition filed by well-known historian Romila Thapar as well as Devika Jain, Prabhat Patnaik, Satish Deshpande and Maja Dharuwala challenging the Tuesday arrests.Taking a dim view of the crackdown, justice Chandrachud said: “Dissent is a safety valve of democracy. If it is not allowed, the pressure cooker will burst.”Those arrested on Tuesday included Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, Gautam Navlakha in Delhi, Sudha Bharadwaj in Haryana and Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonzalves in Maharashtra.Chandrachud noted that the arrests had taken place nine months after the activists were linked to the violence at Bhima-Koregaon in Maharashtra.Visibly peeved over the action of the Pune police, the judge said: “Nine months after Koregoan incident you go and arrest these people.””Nomenclature of the petition does not matter,” chief justice Misra said as additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta questioned the maintainability of the petition by Romila Thapar and others, saying “strangers” can’t seek relief for the arrested activists who had already approached the High Court.Telling Mehta that they will hear the matter, justice Chandrachud said: “It is a larger issue as their concern is that you are quelling dissent.”The court issued notice seeking a response from the Centre, Maharashtra and Haryana to the petition by Thapar and other activists and directed the next hearing on 6 September.Noting the submission by senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi that in pursuance of the High Court Navlakha and Bharadwaj have been kept under house arrest and his suggestion that as an interim measure Varavara Rao, Ferreira and Gonsalves, if arrested, too be kept under house arrest at their own home, the court said, “We order accordingly.”The bench clarified: “Needless to say, an interim order is an interim order and all contentions are kept open.”Describing the matter as a “serious issue”, senior counsel Singhvi, appearing for Thapar and others told the court that those who have been arrested were not even named in the FIR lodged after the Bhima-Koregoann incident.Senior counsel Dushyant Dave told the court that the arrested activists had no criminal antecedents.Another senior counsel, Rajeev Dhavan, told the court that one of the arrested lawyers was working in an organisation funded by him and expressed the apprehension that by that measure he too could also be arrested.Indira Jaising said that five lawyers working with her were arrested in June and she may be the next.They were to have been taken to Pune but would now be sent home and put under house arrest.last_img read more

Voters To Make Final Decision On HISD Recapture Question

first_img Listen 00:00 /01:19 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: HISDHouston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza comments during the State of the Schools luncheon at the Hilton of the Americas, February 15, 2017.center_img Share X This week, voters in the Houston Independent School District will decide a school finance question worth billions of dollars, even though they won’t see any dollar figure on the ballot.The language on the ballot sounds confusing: “Authorizing the board of trustees of Houston Independent School District to purchase attendance credits from the State of Texas with local tax revenues.”Scott Hochberg, a former state lawmaker from Houston, translated what those “attendance credits” mean.“It means the school district gets to use the cheapest option of just writing a check to the state rather than having a more expensive option for both HISD and HISD taxpayers,” Hochberg said.HISD analyzed the numbers and found that a “yes” vote costs less money in the long run. The first year’s bill is about $77 million.If voters say no – like they did back in November – then HISD will pay another way. The Texas Education Commissioner will take $8 billion worth of commercial property away from HISD’s tax base, starting with the Galleria. Another school district will tax them instead.  Currently, that will happen in July unless voters change their minds.“One way or another, HISD and HISD taxpayers pay a recapture bill to the state,” Hochberg said.HISD has to pay because it’s considered a property wealthy school district. The so-called Robin Hood law in Texas requires richer districts to share money with property poor ones.Last election in November, there was a strong campaign for a “no” vote, including from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.This election, that opposition has faded while a campaign for a “yes” vote has emerged from the Greater Houston Partnership.“I think there’s every indication that the public will understand the issue better this time and will vote ‘for,’” said Bob Harvey, president and CEO at the Greater Houston Partnership.last_img read more

USRussia Tensions Trickle Down To Houston

first_img Listen X Diplomatic tensions between Russia and the United States could have negative effects on Houston’s business relationship with that country.This week Russia retaliated tit for tat for the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and closing of the consulate in Seattle.It was in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. Britain accuses Russia of the crime.Anastasiya Zavyalova, assistant professor at Rice University’s Jones school of business, said the closing of consulates will affect the workforce exchange between Houston and Russia.“I know it’s already creating a backlog of visa applications,” she said. “And I think that will affect international companies here in Houston in terms of trying to get these employees into their companies in Houston.”According to the Greater Houston Partnership, nine Russian firms operate 22 subsidiaries in Houston, many in the oil and gas industry. Russia is Houston 19th largest international trading partner. Last year, trade between the two economies was valued at $3.1 billion.Nearly 7,000 people living in Greater Houston were born in Russia.The closing of the consulate in Seattle makes Houston the western-most city with a Russian diplomatic facility in the United States. 00:00 /00:45 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Rodenstock Innovation in Athletic Sunglasses

first_img Citation: Rodenstock Innovation in Athletic Sunglasses (2007, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-rodenstock-athletic-sunglasses.html Rodenstock the world acclaimed lens maker is in the development stage of producing athletic sunglasses. The prototype is currently called, Informance. The unique aspect of the Informance is the ability to monitor the athlete´s performance and heart rate and show it in the peripheral vision. The sunglasses display a stop watch and heart rate at one edge. The additional feature added only 7 grams to the weight of the sunglasses.A thin wedge-shaped prism is built into the left edge of the lens on the left side of the glasses. A small polymer battery inside the left arm of the glasses projects an image into the prism from the side. The image is reflected twice before reaching the individuals eye. New Scientist quotes Rodenstock optical engineer, Mike Hazel as saying that the focus of the new design was to make a sunglass that could be styled like a normal spectacle. The features only take up about 12 percent of the field of vision on the left side making it barely noticeable from a straight on view. The other feature is the ability to run for 12 hours without recharging.Other similar sunglasses for pilots and other professionals are generally more cumbersome and heavier and would not be acceptable for mass appeal. The Informance is designed for use by avid sports enthusiasts, outdoor professional work and professional athletes.According to the head of research in optics at Rodenstock, the lens display is 160 x 120 pixels and could be expanded. The ability to show distance and directions by a GPS device is an area Rodenstock is considering at this point. The Informance will be priced at the minimum of $1,000 USD. It should be available in the commercial sector by 2009. The prototype athletic sunglasses Informance can display the heart rate, and monitor performance. The German lens maker Rodenstock has made every effort to make the sunglasses light weight and unobtrusive. Additionally, Informance designers are considering the ability to show distance and directions by a GPS devices.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more