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Apple’s future involves you paying it every month

Apple unveiled an Apple One subscription service on Tuesday - Bloomberg
Apple unveiled an Apple One subscription service on Tuesday – Bloomberg

We are resigned to certain things taking cash out of our bank accounts every month. The gas bill, council tax, our rent or mortgage payments. In the not-too-distant future, expect another regular charge to start showing up on our bank statements: the Apple bill.

On Tuesday, the iPhone maker announced its long-rumoured equivalent of Amazon’s Prime or Microsoft’s Office 365: a subscription called “Apple One”.  The bundle, which will cost between £15 and £30 a month, will include the company’s digital services of video games, music, cloud storage, fitness, news and video streaming, with the combination changing depending on what tier you choose.

Each service is available separately. But by offering them as a set menu, rather than a la carte, Apple is hoping to raise the total amount that its customers spend on services, drawing more people into

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TUI to refund all customers by end of the month after investigation

TUI has agreed to refund all customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations - Carl Recine/Reuters
TUI has agreed to refund all customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations – Carl Recine/Reuters

TUI will refund all its customers affected by Covid-19 cancellations by the end of the month following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The CMA was sent thousands of complaints from customers claiming that they were not receiving refunds for their trips within 14 days – a requirement of consumer protection law.

The leading travel company has now agreed to pay by Sept 30 any outstanding refund requests from people who had their package holiday cancelled as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Customers who accepted Refund Credit Notes are also entitled to a cash refund as an alternative, which will be paid within 14 days.

Andrea Coscelli, the CMA’s chief executive, said: “It’s absolutely essential that people have trust and confidence when booking package holidays and know that if a cancellation is

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Amanda Kloots Says September Will Be a ‘Hard Month’ Full of ‘Highs and Lows’ After Nick Cordero’s Death

Amanda Kloots is taking things “one day at a time” following the death of her husband Nick Cordero.” data-reactid=”29″Amanda Kloots is taking things “one day at a time” following the death of her husband Nick Cordero.

coronavirus complications at the age of 41, sharing in an Instagram post that it will be full of “highs and lows” as she marks new milestones without the Broadway star.” data-reactid=”30″The fitness instructor, 38, opened up on Tuesday about how “hard” the month of September will be after Cordero passed away this summer from coronavirus complications at the age of 41, sharing in an Instagram post that it will be full of “highs and lows” as she marks new milestones without the Broadway star.

“September is going to be a hard month for me,” she wrote,

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7 Things We’re Loving This Month, from Zero Sugar Beverages to Retro Rollerskates

The dog days of summer are officially upon us (even though it feels like it’s been exactly three seconds and also 1,000 years since July). Not to fret: We rounded up all the best things to see, wear, watch and sip this month, so you can relish the rest of summer with your best face-mask forward.

Let’s be honest: We’re all living in our pajamas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you at least put a little effort into your Zoom call appearance. Enter: Statement earrings, which have the ability to make you look instantly polished (even when you’re going on your third day of dry shampoo). We love this summery yellow pair, these abstract arches and these whimsical beachy ones.

These days, we’re all about celebrating the little things, so a tasty, ready-to-drink, zero-sugar option is ideal. This brand-new release of Smirnoff Ice Original Zero Sugar is

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How Beijing’s National Security Crackdown Transformed Hong Kong in a Single Month

After Beijing enacted a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, the city’s leader tried to allay fears of a broad crackdown on dissent by promising the measure would affect only a very small minority of people.

But throughout July, the first full month under the new legislation, the measure featured prominently in a sustained effort to quell political upheaval in the enclave, while also ushering in a transformative climate of fear and uncertainty.

The law’s provisions — which punish crimes related to secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces — have been used as grounds for disqualifying political candidates, arresting students over social media posts and banning common protest slogans.

The blows to the city’s democracy movement over the past few weeks have extended beyond the far-reaching law itself. Academics who are key figures in the protests were fired from their posts, police raided the office of an

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Herman Cain Dies a Month After Contracting COVID-19: ‘We’re Heartbroken’

Herman Cain Dies a Month After Contracting COVID-19: ‘We’re Heartbroken’

“We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord,” reads an update posted to his official website.

Herman Cain, the TV and radio host, former business executive and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has died about a month after he became sick with the novel coronavirus disease, his team announced on Thursday morning. He was 74.

“We’re heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord,” reads an update posted to his official website.

“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” Cain’s friend Dan Calabrese wrote in that update on Thursday. “He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing

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How California went from a rapid reopening to a second closing in one month

Hannah Mikus demonstrates how to administer a coronavirus self-test to drivers at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles. <span class="copyright">(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Hannah Mikus demonstrates how to administer a coronavirus self-test to drivers at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Two months ago, California looked like a coronavirus success story.

The first-in-the-nation stay-at-home order helped the state avoid the explosion of cases and deaths that New York and New Jersey had experienced, and officials said it was safe to begin reopening the economy.

But the last six weeks have been a disaster. Coronavirus cases have spiked, along with hospitalizations. In a few counties, hospitals are approaching capacity.

Schools in Los Angeles and San Diego as well as parts of the Bay Area say they won’t open campuses for in-person learning this fall. And many of the businesses that were allowed to reopen in May — shopping malls, indoor dining establishments, bars, movie theaters — are again closed in many

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5 meaningful Father’s Day ideas amid Black Lives Matter, Pride Month and the COVID-19 pandemic

Father’s Day 2020 is another occasion that feels significantly different than the year prior.

Sunday, the day devoted to dads may conjure up thoughts of George Floyd, a father whose death in police custody ignited nationwide protests demanding justice and racial equality. Or perhaps, one might think of his daughter Gianna, 6, who, as seen in a clip that has gone viral, understands “Daddy changed the world.”  

There are also those still separated from their fathers due to the global health crisis. Some who live close to dad might be staying away to reduce his risk of infection. Others might not feel safe traveling to see pops just yet. 

June is also  Pride Month when members of the LGBTQ community come together to recognize the progress they’ve made since the 1969 Stonewall Riots. 

Here are some ways to have a meaningful Father’s Day:

Celebrating Pride Month and rallying for racial

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25 Ways To Make an Extra $500 a Month

In times of economic crisis, every last dollar counts. No matter how much the coronavirus pandemic has affected your income, it’s always a good idea to sock away some extra money if you can. Even if you’re working 40 hours a week at a full-time job, there are things you can do to earn a few extra hundred dollars per month. Although everyone’s life is different and some of these ideas might only be possible when cities start to reopen more, there are likely at least a few options that can give you a bit of breathing room when it comes to finances.

Last updated: May 27, 2020

Rent Out Possessions

If you’ve got assets that you don’t want to sell but may not be currently using, consider renting them out. Thanks to the access the internet provides, it’s now easy to rent out everything from your car to your

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