In ‘SIM Swap,’ Criminals Really Have Your Number

This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over your social media profiles. Fraudsters can do all this because many companies — including banks, brokerages, email providers and social media platforms — verify your identity by texting a…

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AT&T TV Now’s newest plans are about to go up in price

AT&T today confirmed to CordCutters that increases are coming to two of its newest streaming plans, as well as to four older players that aren’t actually offered to new subscribers. Here’s the gist: Folks got word of an an email announcing an upcoming price increase to the base “Plus” plan (which doesn’t have the most channels but does include HBO), taking it from $50 a month to $65 a month….

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Warning To iOS/iPhone Users: Please Do Not Fall Prey To This Latest Scam

Older iPhone users are warned not to jailbreak their devices. Security researchers at Cisco Talos recently discovered the latest targeted click fraud campaign of a fake website (checkrain[.]com), promising to help iPhone users to jailbreak their phones. In truth, the site uses this as a front to let iPhone users download malicious profile and fall prey to click fraud. How To Avoid Scam Sites iPhone users must always make sure…

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Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music in October 2019

Apple Music has a plethora of content that goes up each week for you to discover. Whether it’s exclusive interviews with artists, cool new music videos, awesome radio shows on Beats 1, or, of course, new music, there’s a ton of stuff for you to listen to each week. While it would be impossible for me to tell you about everything new, here’s some of what caught my eye on…

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Technology could end drunk driving, and the US may even mandate it

It’s an unfortunate reality that plenty of people still operate vehicles while intoxicated, which can lead to disastrous results for the driver and innocent motorists and pedestrians. “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes,” says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite massive public information campaigns to curb drunk driving, the hard fact is there’s still nothing stopping a driver from getting behind the…

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Install Apple’s New iOS 13 and Catalina Updates Right Now

Apple released new updates today to both iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. If you don’t like bugs or other issues that prevent you from doing whatever it is you’re trying to do—like complete a macOS Catalina installation without it screwing up—you’re going to want to update your iPhone and/or Mac as soon as possible. According to Apple, here’s what the company fixed in the latest version of iOS (now 13.1.3):…

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Uber, Spin, and Lime scooters are now legal in San Francisco, but Skip is out

San Francisco announced recently that it was expanding its permit program to include Uber’s Jump, Ford’s Spin, and Lime — companies that previously were barred from operating scooters in the city. But the expansion of the city’s scooter operators isn’t all good news: Skip, one of the companies that was part of San Francisco’s original pilot program, wasn’t granted a permit and just sent a message to customers saying that…

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Netflix just announced a massive slate of brand new content for the holiday season

It will be at least a few days before we know everything that Netflix has in store for November, but if you’re looking for some festive content to get you in the holiday spirit, the biggest streamer in the world has you covered. On Tuesday, Netflix revealed all of the original movies and series it plans to roll out over the next two months, as well as all the licensed…

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Delete These Android Adware Apps Hiding on Your Phone

If you have any of these 15 sneaky apps on your Android device, it’s time to go on a digital hunt and delete them. According to Sophos, these adware apps are doing everything they can to hide themselves on your device and inject crappy advertising into everything you do—and more than 1.3 million devices worldwide have at least one of these apps installed. The apps in question are: free.calls.messages com.a.bluescanner…

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Amazon Prime members can now get any cheap item with free one-day shipping

Amazon is already the most popular digital retailer on the planet, but that doesn’t mean Jeff Bezos and the rest of the team are satisfied with their success. The site is always looking for any edge it can get, and according to Recode, that now includes free one-day shipping on almost any cheap product for Amazon Prime subscribers. As Recode’s Jason Del Rey notes, Amazon used to make it difficult…

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: ‘good’ is as good as it gets

I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 for about a week now, and it has accomplished something remarkable: it’s made me decide to stop saying there are no good smartwatch options for Android users. Released just six months after its predecessor, the Active 2 is a reasonably good option. Some software issues keep it from being great, though. And if your phone isn’t made by Samsung, plan…

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Fortnite’s latest season ends and now the game is gone

Fortnite’s season 10 ended Sunday with a bang, as expected with an end event that would have introduced season 11. The current season of Epic’s popular battle royale shooter was scheduled to end on October 13, after the developer extended it by an extra week. The biggest surprise for players was that the game was no longer playable after the end event started, according to CNET. An explosive in-game, season-ending…

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