Apple launches news app in Canada, premium news subscription service

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Apple's highly anticipated Monday event will likely see an unveiling of Apple's forthcoming TV streaming and subscription news services.

To watch the live streaming of Apple's March 25 event that will unveil the tech giant's TV and video streaming service, users can go to the events page of Apple's website by using suitable browsers.

Apple also said it will launch a subscription service for games this year. Pricing and specific release and availability information has not yet been announced. Tim Cook (aka Tim Apple, in certain circles) revealed the service with a little help from some exceptionally famous friends, including among them JJ Abrams, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard, M. Night Shyamalan, and Sofia Coppola.

Apple Inc launched Apple Arcade on Monday, the company's game subscription service for mobile devices, desktop computers and "living room" devices.

So what games are coming to Apple Arcade? He said Apple's strength was "the seamless integration of hardware, software and services".

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Apple Announces Gaming Subscription Service

But as expected Arcade is an unlimited service, with no extra costs per game (and no in-app purchases or ads), and it won't be streaming. Apple said that the games available through Apple Arcade will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices, and users can move from one platform to another to resume playing.

That's all we know so far about what studios will be supported on Apple Arcade. Apple also implied it's contributing to the development costs of these games - not exactly the same as Google's announcement of its own game studio, but pretty darned close. Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard on the Apple Card.

Apple says its News app is already the category leader in the App Store, and today it announced a new subscription service called "News+" that includes 300 magazines, as well as the L.A. Times and the Wall Street Journal.

It will be available across all of your devices, and will be held within your Wallet app, and used wherever Apple Pay is accepted.

The new subscription is a way for Apple to bring in revenue from selling digital subscriptions as sales of the iPhone decline. Walt Disney launching its own service this year, armed with an imposing library that became more formidable with its purchase of 21st Century Fox's films and TV series. According to Apple, there's also a human-curated "First Look" section plus a part for personalized story recommendations.