See All The Apple Card is coming in August. Screenshot by Katie Conner/CNET Apple Card will hit its summer launch date. During the company’s fiscal third-quarter earnings call Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company will begin offering its new card to users next month. “Thousands of Apple employees are using Apple Card every day in our beta test,” Cook said. “And we plan to begin the rollout of Apple Card in August,” though an exact release date was not given. First announced during the company’s March software and services event, Apple Card will be Apple’s entrance into the payments arena. The iPhone-maker has teamed up with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard for the new credit card, which will be available as a digital card in the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay. A physical titanium card will also be available for use in places that don’t yet accept mobile payments. Unlike most other cash-back credit cards, Apple says it will offer users cash back daily through what it calls “Daily Cash.” Daily Cash will offer:1% when you use the titanium, physical Apple Card for a purchase2% on any purchase when you use the digital Apple Card through Apple Pay 3% when you use the digital Apple Card on purchases you make directly from Apple. This includes the Apple Store, iTunes and the App Store as well as subscriptions. Apple says the card will not have any annual fees, late fees or over-the-limit fees with the Wallet app offering ways to monitor your spending, check interest owed and make monthly payments. Although it is partnering with Goldman Sachs, Apple says the bank will “never share or sell your data to third parties for marketing or advertising.” And while you can track your spending habits in the Wallet app, Apple says that it won’t know or keep tabs on what you’re buying, where you’re making purchases or how much you’re spending. Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • 4 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • Apple Card will launch in August Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Phones Tags Comments
Logo of BNPBNP on Sunday announced a two-day countrywide fresh programme, including formation of human chain in the capital, demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, reports news agency UNB.As part of its programme, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will form a human chain for an hour on Tuesday and stage a sit-in for another hour on Thursday.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central officeBNP’s last programme was countrywide leaflet distribution on 1 March demanding Khaleda’s release.After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different peaceful programmes, including leaflet distribution, countrywide demonstration, human-chain formation, sit-in, token hunger-strike, protest procession in five phases, demanding her release.On 8 February, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
The supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) react in Agartala of Tripura in India as their party leads in vote counting for Tripura Assembly. Photo: Tarun ChakrabartyThe BJP and its alliance partner, Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, surged ahead of the ruling CPI-M-led Left Front in the counting of votes for the 59 assembly constituencies in Tripura on Saturday.Polling has been countermanded in one constituency of the 60-strong assembly following the death of a CPI-M candidate a week before the 18 February polls.The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) spearheaded LF, which has been ruling the Northeastern state uninterruptedly for the past 25 years, is leading in 16 of the 40 seats for which trend is available.The Bharatiya Janata Party candidates are leading in 19 seats, while nominees of the tribal-based party (IPFT) are occupying poll position in five constituencies after the first round of counting of votes.The BJP had got only around 1.5 per cent votes in the assembly election five years back.Sitting CPI-M legislator and Tribal Welfare Minister Aghore Debbarma (Asharambari constituency), Deputy Speaker of the Tripura assembly Pabitra Kar (Khayerpur), Samiran Malakar (Pabiachara), Manoranjan Debbarma (Mandai Bazar), Ratan Das (Ramnagar), Manindra Chandra Das (Kalyanpur-Promodnagar) are among the notable Left candidates who are trailing.Chief minister and CPI-M politburo member Manik Sarkar (Dhanpur constituency), Health and PWD Minister Badal Choudhury (Hrishamukh), Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty (Chandipur), BJP President Biplab Kumar Deb (Banamalipur), BJP nominees Sudip Roy Barman (Agartala), Ratanlal Nath (Mohanpur) are leading over their rival candidates.A three-tier security is in place in 20 locations across the state where 59 counting halls have been set up. Counting of votes are progressing simultaneously for all the 59 constituencies.Prohibitory orders under 144 CrPc has been promulgated in and around all the locations as a precautionary measure.“Huge numbers of central para-military force and state security forces have been deployed to tackle any disturbances during the process,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Tapas Roy told IANS.Metal detectors and six CCTVs in each counting hall were installed while videography is being done to record the entire counting process, he said.The Election Commission has appointed 47 general observers and eight police observers to oversee the counting process.A total of 290 candidates, including 23 women of the ruling CPI-M, Communist Party of India, BJP and Congress and many independents, are in the fray.Balloting in Charilam (reserved for the tribals) has been deferred to March 12 after CPI-M candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died a week before the polls.Over 92 per cent (excluding 50,700 postal ballots) of Tripura’s 2,536,589 voters cast their votes on 18 February in a peaceful election, setting a new record in India’s electoral history.In Nagaland, the ruling National Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 12 seats and its ally, the BJP, in six seats-just ahead of the Naga Peoples Front (NPF), which is leading in 15 seats for the Nagaland Assembly, as per the Election Commission.The figures are for the 35 out of 59 seats that went to polls on 27 February.The Bharatiya Janata Party contested the polls in alliance with the newly-floated NDPP in the state poll. The two contested in 20 and 40 seats, respectively.The voting was held in 59 of the total 60 constituencies as three-time Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio of the NDDP was declared elected unopposed from Northern Angami-II constituency.The Janata Dal-United and National People’s Party are each ahead in one seat.In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress is leading in 21 seats while the National People’s Party is ahead in 14 and the BJP in six in the vote count for the Meghalaya assembly on Saturday, the Election Commission said in New Delhi.Polling for 59 out of the state’s 60 assembly seats was held on 27 February. The election to one seat was countermanded following the killing of a candidate.As per the counting on 58 seats out of 60, Congress was leading in 21 seats.The Conrad Sangma-led NPP, which is an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre, Rajasthan and Manipur, fought the elections in Meghalaya on its own and is leading in 14 seats. The BJP is leading on six as per the early trends.Sangma, who has won five consecutive terms from Ampati constituency since 1993, is leading by 797 votes over his nearest rival Bakul Ch. Hajong of the BJP.According to poll panel, United Democratic Party (UDP) was leading on six seats, while the People’s Democratic Front was leading on five seats and independent candidates were leading on at least four seats.In Songsak, the veteran Congress leader is leading by 1,501 votes against NPP’s Nihim D. Shira.The Congress has fielded 59 candidates, while the BJP contested in 47 assembly constituencies.Polling to the Williamnagar seat was countermanded following the killing of Nationalist Congress Party candidate Jonathone Sangma in an IED blast at Sawilgre area in East Garo Hills district on 18 February.