A clever Netflix feature that was exclusive to Android is finally coming to iPhone

9th February 2019

It’s not that often that we see non-Google apps get exclusive features on Android, but it does happen, and Netflix proved as much back in July when it released a clever trick for its Android app. At the time, however, the company said that iOS would also get the feature by the end of 2018. Netflix missed that deadline, but the company on Thursday announced that the Smart Downloads feature…

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Spotify says it’ll suspend or ban your account if you use an ad blocker

9th February 2019

Spotify’s web player is one of its best features, but it also opens the door to a significant problem: Ad blockers. If you have a free account on Spotify, you can circumvent the banner ads and commercial breaks by installing an ad blocker on your browser, cutting off the service’s only means of making money off of you. Spotify has been putting up with this activity for years, but the…

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11 Most Common Credit Score Mistakes

9th February 2019

You use your credit card regularly, pay the bill every month and avoid taking on too much debt. Your credit score must be in great shape, right? Maybe not. Even the most well-intentioned credit users can end up harming their credit by making simple mistakes. And having good credit is important, even if you don’t plan to borrow money. For instance, about half of Americans don’t know that bad credit…

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Whole Foods can now deliver your groceries within an hour

9th February 2019

Whole Foods customers in much of north and Central Jersey who are also Amazon Prime members can now get groceries delivered to their homes. Delivery will be available in as little as an hour through Amazon’s Prime Now app, according to an announcement Tuesday. On orders of $35 or more, two-hour delivery is free. If you want your groceries within an hour, there’s a $7.99 fee on orders of $35…

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8 Changes to Social Security in 2018..

9th February 2019

For 2018, the basic structure of Social Security is the same in terms of how workers are taxed and how benefits are calculated and paid. However, there are a few notable changes to be aware of, such as the gradually increasing full retirement age and several thresholds and other Social Security figures that adjust over time with inflation. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of eight 2018 Social Security…

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WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental AG

9th February 2019

German auto parts maker Continental AG said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. About 36,000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, a Continental spokesman told Bloomberg. “We think it is unacceptable to transfer to users the responsibility of complying with data protection laws,” Chief Executive Officer…

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U.S. Passport Rules Are Changing

9th February 2019

In 2018, new requirements were put into place for the type of ID you need when traveling by air, both domestically and outside the U.S. This is due to the REAL ID Act, implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of the changes you can expect is that residents of some states will need a passport when flying domestically. Domestic Travel In general, it is good practice to…

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Bank of America’s Premium Rewards Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some

9th February 2019

As we’ve covered before, cash back cards and travel rewards credit cards are very different beasts, but the Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines aspects of both. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice of card, but if you have Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts, it gets very attractive, very quickly. The Points We’ll get straight to, uh, the point. Each point you earn with the…

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Orlando police decide to keep testing controversial Amazon facial recognition program

9th February 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The Orlando Police Department in Florida is planning to continue its test of a facial recognition program from Amazon, despite outcry from civil rights and privacy groups that law enforcement and government agencies could abuse the technology. OPD announced last month that the trial proof of concept run of the software had expired, but OPD public information officer, Sgt. Eduardo Bernal, said in a release Monday that the department will continue its…

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