Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

5th October 2018

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts — from its name, anyway. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin’” to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. The change will officially take place in January, when the new name will start appearing on napkins, boxes, and signs at its U.S. stores. The name change will eventually be adopted by international stores. Dunkin’ has more…

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If You Have an iPhone, Do This Right Now—Just in Case You Get Pulled Over by Police

5th October 2018

iPhone users have created shortcuts that allow Apple’s flagship product to automatically record video, text a location to an emergency contact, and even stop police from entering the phone—just in case the iPhone owner has an interaction with a law enforcement officer. Apple recently introduced “Shortcuts” to iOS 12, an app that allows iPhone owners to design their own automated commands for their phone. Although the concept isn’t new (this…

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How To Outsmart Amazon And Pay The Lowest Price Every Time

5th October 2018

Think you’re already getting the best prices? You’ll be surprised. Amazon has an enormous selection and cheap prices, so its no wonder that it’s one of the most popular online shopping destinations. However, the Amazon system makes it nearly impossible for the average shopper to compare prices and get the best possible deal. Even a careful shopper can accidentally overpay—I definitely have, especially when I’m in a hurry! Luckily, there’s…

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Are companies putting your credit card data at risk?

5th October 2018

Companies’ compliance with specified consumer card payment protection standards is slipping across the globe for the first time in six years, a new Verizon report showed. Verizon’s 2018 Payment Security Report showed “a concerning downtrend” in company compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which was created to help businesses that accept card transactions secure their payment systems from breaches and consumer data theft. In 2017, Verizon found…

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1.6 million US workers rely on gig apps and websites for income

5th October 2018

As part of its monthly labor review for September, the US Department of Labor released a report on workers in the “gig economy,” such as those who worked for Uber, GrubHub, or TaskRabbit. It revealed that this work now accounts for at least 1 percent of total employment in the country. The statistics are a little old, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics is using numbers from May 2017. But…

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