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Day: January 14, 2022

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apple: Apple to hike prices for apps in these countries – Times of India

Apple is going to jack up the prices for apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) in some countries in the next few days. However, the proceeds will be adjusted accordingly and will be calculated based on the tax-exclusive price, said Apple in a news post on its website. The tech giant has cited the digital taxes and exchange rates for the move. The App Store apps are going to get costlier in Bahrain, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, with the VAT in these countries (in that order) upped by 5 per cent, 20 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively. While the above countries will see price hikes in the apps on the App Store, there are some countries where the prices will not increase but the “proceeds will be adjusted to reflect the following tax changes.” In The Bahamas, the va...
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meta: What Meta may be planning for its first smartwatch – Times of India

Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has filed a new patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organisation for its first smartwatch. LetsGo Digital has spotted the official patent application published by the WIPO on January 13, 2022. The patent application shows multiple designs for the smartwatch. One design features a rectangular display, while the other features a rounded display. Also, both the designs feature a detachable display and three built-in cameras which will include a macro, a telephoto and a wide-angle lens. The Meta smartwatch will also come with support for another display which can be interchanged with the main display. Also, the Detachable Display Block, according to the patent application, will feature multiple camera sensors. Images from the patent appl...
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iphone: Apple has started pushing users to install iOS 15, here’s how – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tech giant Apple has taken an aggressive stance when it comes to users installing timely updates to its iOS platform. It will not provide security updates to devices that haven’t been updated to iOS 15, as per a report by Cult of Mac. Apple had earlier decided to keep sending the security updates separately to the iPhones and said it would keep delivering them to those who want to continue with the iOS 14 until they were ready for iOS 15. In a span of a few months, that view of the company has changed. Now, Apple wants everyone to upgrade to iOS 15. The latest version is iOS 15.2.1 and there is the iOS 15.3 in beta. It should be noted that 63% of Apple users actually upgraded to iOS 15, which is seen as a slow adoption pattern. Keeping in line with this new ‘commandment’, App...
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oneplus buds: OnePlus Buds Z2 vs OnePlus Buds Z: How big upgrade are the new affordable earbuds from OnePlus – Times of India

OnePlus has launched the OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS earbuds in India. The earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) launched in China, US and several other countries in 2021. The new earbuds are the successor to the OnePlus Buds Z that was launched by the company in 2020. The new OnePlus Buds Z2 is priced a bit higher than its predecessor but the company claims they offer better sound quality and higher battery life. Here’s how the OnePlus Buds Z2 compare to its predecessor – OnePlus Buds Z launched in 2020. OnePlus Buds Z2 vs OnePlus Buds Z: DesignOnePlus Buds Z2 and OnePlus Buds Z look identical. The design change that sets them apart is the length of the drivers. The OnePlus Buds Z2 features 11mm drivers, while the OnePlus Buds Z features 10mm drivers. It is worth noting that OnePlus Bud...
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Aroma therapy: Perfect way to de-stress your body – Times of India

Winter is that time of the year when we’re all our tired best. In fact, it’s quite common to want to sleep in till a bit later every morning, however, mental illness or body fatigue can be more than just general tiredness. When you feel like you’ve overdone, it is important to take time out to de-stress and rejuvenate yourself, but what can you do when you really need a break? That's the time when aromatherapy comes into the picture, the first thing that probably springs to mind is relaxation, essential oils such as lavender or chamomile. It refers to a range of traditional, alternative or complementary therapies and has been getting a lot of buzz recently for helping with everything from headaches to sleep to sore throats and body fatigue. Aromatherapy isn’t just about pleasant smell...
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Weight loss tips | Weight loss without dieting: 22 easy food tweaks to lose fat in 2022

Year after year many of us resolve to lose weight, but even if the feat is sometimes achieved, the fat creeps back again because it is not easy to stick to tailor-made diets and difficult exercise regimens considering our busy lifestyles. Below we have listed some tried and tested solutions suggested by experts and people who have seen positive results following them. They may not show immediate impact, but will definitely help in a few months time if followed diligently. Source link
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Style alert: Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu amps up the glamour quotient in New York

Harnaaz Sandhu recently landed in New York to begin her reign as the 70th Miss Universe. After giving us a peek into her luxurious apartment in NYC, the 21-year-old model and actor is now setting winter fashion goals. Sandhu is surely having a gala time in the city, and keeps her fans updated about her new experiences. As such, she recently went on her first ferry trip wearing a stunning ensemble. She wore a full-sleeved, floral printed, long jacket for the outing which was styled with a metallic belt. It was teamed with fitted black faux leather plants and knee-high pointed black boots. She accessorised this stylish look with a pair of hoop earrings, sunnies and a floral printed mini handbag. She left her hair open in middle-parted soft waves. For the media week, she opted for an o...
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2021 fifth warmest year in India since 1901: IMD – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The year 2021 was the fifth warmest year in India since 1901, with the country recording its annual mean air temperature at 0.44 degree Celsius above normal, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. The country also reported 1,750 deaths due to extreme weather events such as floods, cyclonic storms, heavy rain, landslides, lightning, among others, during the year, it said. "The year 2021 was the fifth warmest year after 2016, 2009, 2017 and 2010 since 1901. The annual mean air temperature for the country was recorded at 0.44 degree Celsius above normal," the MeT department's annual climate statement, 2021 stated. "The warm temperature during winter and post-monsoon season mainly contributed to this," it said In 2016, the annual mean air temperature for the country ...
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From fighting inflammation to increasing fat breakdown: The many health benefits of pineapples

Sweet and savoury, pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit. From smoothies and yoghurt to ice creams and cakes — this versatile fruit adds flavour to a number of recipes. But, did you know that apart from being a tasty fruit it also has a host of health benefits? Wellness coach and author Deanne Panday, recently, took to Instagram to share the many benefits of this humble fruit. “Stand tall like a pineapple, be sweet on the inside but have pointy defenses,” she captioned the post. Elucidating the multiple ways of enjoying this flavourful delicacy, she wrote, “There are plenty of ways to enjoy this juicy yellow fruit. You can grill its slices and serve them with meat or as a tasty side, or you can toss frozen chunks into a smoothie. You can also snack on bite-sized pieces.” “Pineapple...
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Coronavirus: When will COVID-19 third wave end? Know what experts say – Times of India

As COVID-19 cases are rising alarmingly, a general question arises: is the aggressiveness of the infection increasing or has it elevated to the maximum and is slowly ebbing? If not, when will it wane away? When can we expect it to be gone completely? Experts say the country is currently in the merciless grip of the third wave of COVID-19 and this will start declining from the beginning of the next month. IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agrawal, who has been tracking COVID-19 curve in the country using SUTRA model, says India will witness a peak in COVID-19 infection cases around January 15 and maximum number of cases are likely to be reported in bigger cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Currently, Delhi is reporting more than 22,000 cases per day and as per the study conducted by ...
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World Ocean Temperatures in 2021 Were Hottest on Record – The Wire Science

Photo: Sasha Lebedeva/Unsplash The oceans are hotter than ever recorded, and their heat has increased each decade since the 1960s. This relentless increase is a primary indicator of climate change. While the temperature at Earth’s surface is what people experience day to day, that in the ocean’s upper part is a better indicator of how excess heat is accumulating on the planet. The oceans’ heat supercharges weather systems, creating more powerful storms and more intense rainfall. That threatens human lives as well as marine life. The world witnessed record-breaking climate and weather disasters in 2021, from destructive flash floods that swept through mountain towns in Europe and inundated subway systems in China and the US, to heat waves and wildfires. Typhoon...
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Celeb twinning: Priyanka Chopra, Zendaya approve of this green pantsuit

Women wearing pantsuits is perhaps one of the best ongoing fashion trends that has given us many wow-worthy moments. From taking a page out of ’80s men’s fashion to styling pantsuits with chic, shimmery corsets for a feminine twist on the erstwhile ‘masculine’ outfit, we have seen it all. As such, recently, for the shoot of Vanity Fair‘s February cover, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, too, was seen in a green pantsuit by Maison Valentino. She was wearing a light violet-coloured full-sleeved shirt within for a retro look that was accentuated with her messy, curly puff and bold, dark lips. The outfit was paired with white espadrille wedges. The look is a clean throwback to what Zendaya wore to The Graham Norton show with Tom Holland for the promotions of Spiderman: No Way Home back in Decem...
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Starlings are the star performers of the sky; these surreal formations are proof

Nature can surprise us in innumerable ways. And you don't need to escape into the jungle to witness it in its glory. These surreal formations by flocks of birds are an apt example.A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky near the city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel. (REUTERS/ Amir Cohen) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,'script', 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js'); fbq('init', '444470064056909'); fbq('track', 'PageView'); Source link
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COVID-19: India Records Over 2.64 Lakh New Cases, Highest in 239 Days – The Wire Science

New Delhi: India added 2,64,202 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 239 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,65,82,129 which includes 5,753 cases of the omicron variant, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. There has been a 4.83% increase in omicron cases since Thursday. The active cases have increased to 12,72,073, the highest in 220 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,85,350 with 315 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. “The active cases comprises 3.48% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 95.20%,” the ministry said. A total 2,76,110 coronavirus infections were reported in a single day on May 19. An increase of 1,54,542 cases has been recor...
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In a first, potential climate change hotspots mapped | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The India State of Forest Report (ISFR) has for the first time mapped climate change hotspots in the country in three future time period scenarios of 2030, 2050 and 2085. It observed that Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are projected to witness the highest temperature increase whereas Andaman & Nicobar Islands, West Bengal, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh may face least temperature rise over these short, medium and long time periods. The report on the hotspots also shows that northeastern states and Upper Malabar Coast are projected to experience the highest increase in rainfall whereas part of the northeastern states like Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim and north-west parts of the country such as Ladakh, J&K and Himachal Pradesh are proj...
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India’s New COVID-19 Rules Aim To Free up Resources but Carry Risks – The Wire Science

A health worker collects swab samples during a rapid antigen testing campaign for COVID-19, at a railway station in Mumbai, January 13, 2022. Photo: Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas India‘s tally of infections crossed 36 million on Thursday, with 247,417 new cases, although daily testing has stayed well below the available capacity. Four Indian epidemiologists said it was better to monitor the numbers of those in hospital, rather than infections, and target crowded spaces with rapid tests. They added that the guidelines on shorter isolation and hospital admissions were in line with global practice, as most omicron sufferers recover quicker. But some experts said the new rules could lull people into taking infections lightly until it is too late, especially in the rural areas home to two-thi...
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Horoscope Today, 14 January 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today: AriesToday, you may be busy in family get together and social events, you may become polite with the people around you, which may increase your prestige among them. You may spend money in buying some artefacts or household stuff which may improve your social status. you may likely hear some good news from one of your relatives. TaurusToday you may be happy and blessed by the moon, you may feel healthy, which may reflect into your way of working. you may perform well in all areas of life, which may improve your prestige. your concentration may be very good today, you may take some difficult decisions in your business in terms of growth. GeminiToday your vital power may slow down, your old disease may be r...
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India’s green cover rises, touches nearly one-fourth of geographical area: Report | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s green cover has touched nearly one-fourth of its geographical area with "forests" and "trees outside recorded forest areas" put together recording an increase of 2,261 sq km (0.3%) in 2021 compared to the previous assessment in 2019, shows the latest India State of Forest Report (ISFR 2021) released on Thursday. The total green (forests and trees) cover has now reached 8,09,537 sq km (24.6% of geographical area), which includes 7,13,789 sq km of forest cover — 21.7% of the area. Overall, forest cover has recorded an increase of 1,540 sq km (0.2%) while tree cover increased by 721 sq km (0.8%) in the past two years. Releasing ISFR 2021, environment minister Bhupender Yadav emphasised on the government's priority to focus not just on increasing/conserving the forest cov...