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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 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 9:00 PM Silver lining in the battle against fake news

Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute 4

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

October 31, 2017 9:01 PM SMRT must take tough action, say observers

The fact that work neglect went undetected for a year 'suggests problem is deep-seated' If SMRT personnel did, indeed, falsify maintenance records, then tough action should be taken against them, observers said. The lapse resulted in flooding that led to a 20-hour breakdown of the North-South Line last month. The rail operator revealed yesterday that though 4

October 31, 2017 1:50 PM How nuclear deterrence can work in Northeast Asia

IN A recent commentary, Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Singapore’s ambassador-at-large and former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote a thought-provoking piece entitled ‘To deter North Korea, Japan and South Korea should go nuclear’. The article’s title completely captures Mr Kausikan’s core proposal. In fact, his analysis actually stands 16

October 31, 2017 8:55 AM US business group worries Trump unprepared for commercial talks with China

BEIJING: A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Tuesday it was concerned U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was not making sufficient preparation for talks on imbalances in the bilateral economic relationship ahead of his November visit. Little advance work has been done for the visit, said William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber 3

October 31, 2017 6:51 AM T4 opening significant as Changi charts new flight path

SINGAPORE - The opening of Changi Airport Terminal 4 is a big deal for the Singapore aviation story. For one thing, it's not every day that an airport opens a new terminal, hence the grand welcome and send-off - with lights, cameras, garlands, food and drinks - for those on the first flights in and out. The last time Changi did this was in January 2008, when T3 started 8