Users can now share App Store subscriptions via Family Sharing

The ability to share app subscriptions via Family Sharing on iOS 14 and Apple’s other operating systems appears to be rolling out.

First announced in June as part of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur, the new feature lets users share subscriptions on compatible apps with family members under a single purchase. Previously, subscriptions purchased on the App Store could only apply to one account.

On Thursday, the feature appears to have gone live in iOS 14.2. According to Flighty app founder Ryan Jones, who first spotted the rollout, a setting to Share New Subscriptions is now available in the App Store Subscriptions pane. Users can also elect to share existing subscriptions to apps that offer the service.

Although enabled by default, Jones notes that members of his Family Sharing group weren’t notified of the new available subscriptions, and those subscriptions weren’t made available to them. However,

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How the COVID-19 pandemic is spurring private and family businesses in the Middle East to reinvent the future

The other day I had a video meeting with the newly-appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at a family business with operations across the Middle East. His main focus was on developing and growing his new employer’s eCommerce capabilities to capitalise on the region-wide shift – accelerated by the pandemic – towards doing business online.

Our conversation mirrored several trends that I’m now seeing in private and family business clients. Together, these developments mark a defining moment for the region’s privately-owned companies – an inflection point where they’re simultaneously transforming their technology, business models, talent management and governance for the “post COVID-19 world”.

Two waves of mitigations

How are businesses doing all of this? By way of context, private businesses in the Middle East are now in their second wave of actions aimed at mitigating and riding out the impacts of the pandemic.

The first wave focused on short-term cost reduction

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Technology-led festive gift ideas for the whole family in the UAE

Whether it is for a spouse, parent, kids, friends, significant others or even oneself, the OPPO family of products has something for everyone in the UAE. Built for style-conscious, digitally creative, entrepreneurial young creators, OPPO’s diverse product ranges offer savvy gift items that their recipients will love to flaunt.

1.  OPPO Find X2 Pro

OPPO’s flagship Find X2 Pro is an ideal gift for someone who’s looking for cutting-edge technology and has discerning taste in classic design. A cinema in the user’s hand, Find X2 Pro features an exquisite 120Hz QHD+ Ultra Vision Screen that sets a benchmark in resolution, color, refresh rate and brightness. Coupled with high-power dual speakers and Dolby Atmos, its built-in powerful audio performance provides users with an exceptionally immersive audio and video entertainment experience. Find X2 Pro is powered by a triple-camera system that adopts a Sony IMX689 48MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens

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Stray Dog Caught On Camera Nibbling At Girl’s Unattended Body Inside Hospital, Family Alleges Negligence

A disturbing video showing a stray dog nibbling at the dead body of a girl at a hospital in India has surfaced online recently. The girl’s family is blaming the hospital for negligence.

A 20-second video going viral on social media showed a canine gnawing at a dead body that was left unattended on a stretcher. The body was covered with a white cloth. The incident took place in a government hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Local reports said the girl was a victim of a road accident and her body was allegedly left unattended for over an hour inside the hospital.

“The body of the girl was left unattended for 1.5 hours. It is a matter of negligence on the hospital’s part. No one was there to look after the body,” the girl’s father told Indian news agency ANI.

The chief medical superintendent

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The science of gratitude can transform your family | St. Tammany community news

There’s been a lot of talk about science this year.

Follow the science. Listen to the scientists. Watch the trends. Track the numbers. Science science science. Marcia Marcia Marcia.

Science has been a huge part of the conversation. And while, for the most part, we can give COVID-19 the credit for finagling science into our daily concentration, that side of science gets to take a little break today. (No, it’s not always all about you, COVID, you little narcissist.)

Instead, I want to take some time to talk about how there is also science that can make us — and our children — happier. Yes, even amid the big pile of elephant dung that is the year 2020.

I want to talk about the science of gratitude. It’s the legitimate therapy of rewiring our brains to become happier even when life feels like an episode of “Hoarders” and the trash

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New 2021 minivans offer features like hybrid power, safety technology, family comfort

For 2021, Toyota has completely revamped its Sienna minivan. Generations of them have been sold, and this newest Sienna is a complete redesign, with a sleeker look, starting at $34,460 for the base LE model.

It’s still space efficient, and brimming with new safety technology. Want to pamper the kids? Check out the second row amenities in the Platinum model, which features reclining captain’s chairs with extendable footrests. They’re like the automotive equivalent of business class airline seats. And coming along later, an optional built-in mini fridge, and a built-in vacuum cleaner with a hose that extends from the center console. The kids might even have fun cleaning up their own messes, though a fully-loaded Sienna Platinum approaches the $50,000 mark on the window sticker.

The longtime rival Honda Odyssey gets more of a mild upgrade for the new model year, and is a perpetual sales leader at auto malls

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Extremely rare white giraffe gets tracker after poachers killed its family

An extremely rare white giraffe has been fitted with a tracking device for its protection after its family was killed by poachers.

The giraffe, in the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in southeast Kenya, has a rare genetic condition called leucism that causes partial loss of pigmentation in its skin. It was fitted with a tracking device on one of its horns Nov. 8, the Northern Rangelands Trust said in a statement Tuesday.

The trust says it’s the world’s only white giraffe, although another was spotted in Tanzania in 2015.

The device will send hourly updates on the animal’s whereabouts, so rangers can monitor its movements on a daily basis and keep it safe from poachers.

The unusual coloration makes the animal dangerously vulnerable to poachers in the wilderness.

Two other white giraffes in the conservancy, a female and her calf, were killed by poachers in March, the trust said, and concerns

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Holiday Lights, Helpers and more for the whole family

Maureen Sullivan
 
| Wicked Local

HOLIDAY EVENTS

            HOLIDAY ART DISPLAY: The “From Russia with Art Holiday” exhibit will be on display at The Picture Place, 320A Harvard St., Brookline, through Dec. 30.

            The exhibition is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.

            The exhibition is curated by Olesya and Jerry Koenig and Tom Coppi. Masks and social distancing are required. Etchings, oil paintings and mixed media will be on display.

            Featured artists are Anatoly Dverin, Alexander Korman, Misha Lenn, Stanislav Nikireev, Alexander Vetrov, Irena Makoveeva, George Lapchinsky and Vladimir Vorobyov.

            MAGIC OF LIGHTS: Gillette Stadium and FunGuys Events have announced that tickets are now on sale.

            The Magic of Lights drive-through lights experience will be at Gillette Stadium daily from Nov. 13 through Jan. 2, 2021, and features holiday-themed light displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Guests will enjoy the brand

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7 Simple Tech Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday

With Thanksgiving and the holidays looming, you might well find yourself called upon to provide some free tech support to your family. Maybe it’s a tradition, or maybe it’ll be the first time. After all, these are usually the occasions where 12 months’ worth of tech problems and concerns get aired. At this point, you probably shouldn’t travel if you can avoid it, so here are some tips you can offer from afar.

These tips represent simple and straightforward security advice that you can pass on to your loved ones, even if it has to be over Zoom. What’s more, following these guidelines should keep your family members safe for the year ahead as well, with minimal involvement from you.

Keep Everything Up-to-Date

You might be surprised at just how many security threats get stopped simply by having up-to-date software on your laptop or phone. While they’re not invulnerable to

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Social app Parler reportedly receives funding from the conservative Mercer family

Social media app Parler receives financial backing from conservative hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, The Wall Street Journal reported. The app, founded as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook and bills itself as “viewpoint neutral” saw nearly 1 million new downloads in the days after the US presidential election, rocketing it to the top of the iOS and Google Play app stores.

Parler turned into a kind of de facto home for conservatives’ protests against the election— including the persistent “Stop the Steal” campaign— after the race was called for former Vice President Joe Biden. Several high-profile conservative social media personalities encouraged people to abandon Twitter and Facebook because of their moderation policies, and instead follow them on Parler.

According to the WSJ, the Mercers, known for giving financial support to conservative causes and organizations, including Cambridge Analytica, have not previously revealed their connection to Parler.

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