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November 2, 2017 4:25 PM Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs 25

November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Singapore Air splurges S$1.15 billion to redefine luxury with revamped A380 cabins

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending US$850 million (S$1.15 billion) to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch. The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier 3

November 2, 2017 5:10 AM App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple's privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for iPhone X customers 4

November 2, 2017 2:30 AM SIA's new A-380s to offer better seats and carry more economy, premium economy passengers

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed - as it unveiled new seats and other in-flight products as part of a US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) investment - that its Airbus 380s will carry more economy and premium economy passengers than they do now. This, though, will not be at the expense of customer comfort and convenience, the airline said. The first 4

November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Case for sensitive approach to maintaining monuments

Today's article marks the end of The Straits Times' weekly Heritage Gems series on Singapore's 72 national monuments. For more than a year, ST has shone the spotlight on the architecture of these monuments, as well as the people whose personal histories were intertwined with them. The monuments range from the former Keng Teck Whay Building, previously 5

November 1, 2017 3:29 PM MORGAN STANLEY: Apple's iPhone X could steal nearly $30 billion in holiday spending from other companies (AAPL)

The iPhone X is the most expensive phone Apple has ever made, which could be bad news for retailers during the all-important holiday season. The high price of the new iPhone, coupled with increased demand in a "supercycle" of upgrades could mean holiday shoppers have less money than usual to spend on other categories, such as clothing. "Apparel is a wallet 5

November 1, 2017 4:20 AM Sony's new Aibo pet robot goes on sale tonight in Japan

It features OLED eyes, wide-angle cameras and will develop a unique personality. After more than a decade away, Sony's Aibo pet robot is making a return. The original dog-like robot launched in 1999, while Sony says its followup is "capable of forming an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing 27

October 31, 2017 1:29 PM Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

HONG KONG/BEIJING: China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. With global attention focused on North Korea and Beijing engrossed in its Party Congress, tensions 9

October 31, 2017 3:58 AM ICJ Pedra Branca judgment: Singapore files observations on Malaysia’s request

Singapore’s written observations are a comprehensive rebuttal to Malaysia’s request for interpretation of the 23 May 2008 judgment. Singapore is confident of its case and its legal team,” said MFA. After the written proceedings, the next step is for both parties to present their oral arguments after the ICJ has fixed the schedule for the oral proceedings 4

October 31, 2017 2:43 AM Jack Ma stars in kung fu movie with Jet Li

ALIBABA founder Jack Ma will appear in a kung fu movie with Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung Kam-bo. The movie Gong Shou Dao (The Art of Attack and Defence) will be released on Nov 11. Li is the producer of the movie. None of the actors are paid for their roles in the movie, Alibaba said in a Friday blog post. The 53-year-old Ma said he will make his movie 6