Apple cuts prices on refurbished iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches

23rd February 2019

Apple is one of the most loved and hated companies in the tech industry. Whether you’re a fan of them or not, you can’t deny the sway they hold in the market. With strong footholds in the smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch industries, the amount of folks who own some sort of iOS device is really quite staggering. Despite being so widespread, Apple tech is still rarely affordable. Unless you can…

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Oscars 2019: How to stream online, start time, nominees, red carpet, predictions and more

23rd February 2019

Oscars 2019, aka the 91st annual Academy Awards, is this Sunday. As if you didn’t know. But maybe you don’t know where you can stream the show live, the start times and everything else necessary to make your Oscars 2019 experience go off without a hitch. That’s where we come in. We’ve listed the top ways to watch online — including free options that are nice and legal — as…

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How long should it take to get my tax refund this year?

22nd February 2019

Many taxpayers are anxiously awaiting this year’s tax refund that they hope to use to pay down debt, pad their savings or make a big purchase. Historically, almost three-quarters of Americans receive a refund, which has averaged just under $3,000, a big sum for many families. This year, the Internal Revenue Service expects most refunds to be issued in less than 21 days, as long as the return doesn’t require further review. Some USA…

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How to find, install, rearrange, and delete apps on your Apple Watch

22nd February 2019

Third-party Apple Watch apps aren’t truly apps — they’re iPhone app extensions. As such, when you download an iPhone app with an Apple Watch component, that app will by default automatically install to your watch. Here’s how to prevent that from happening, add new apps, and delete apps you no longer want. How to turn off automatic app install How to add new apps to your Apple Watch How to install old apps…

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Facebook tracking users who threaten its workers: Report

22nd February 2019

Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported. According to a report in CNBC on Thursday, the tracking of users begins when the Facebook security team finds they are making “credible threats on its social network”. The tracking is done by using location data taken from the user`s Facebook app or an IP address collected…

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Everything You Need to Know About Spotify’s Latest Changes

21st February 2019

Recently, Spotify updated its interface, burying its “Repeat” button in the depths of a sub-menu on its mobile app—and people are pissed. Redditors and Twitter users alike have taken to the internet to voice their complaints. “I’ve paid for premium for years now and might stop if this is permanent,” Redditor u/ChummySquash wrote. “Hiding repeat and shuffle is about the worst thing you can do to a music app.” But how will you…

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You Can Now Check the Weather on Mars Every Day

21st February 2019

Instruments aboard NASA’s InSight lander are now gathering meteorological data from the Martian surface, allowing for daily weather reports that are being made available to the public. The daily weather reports from Elysium Planitia began on February 11, and contain information about air temperature, wind speed, and air pressure, reports NASA.  On Valentine’s day, February 14, the InSight lander detected a high of 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-16 degrees Celsius), a low of -138 degrees…

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How to spot and avoid credit card skimmers

20th February 2019

The moment I started seriously worrying about credit card and debit card skimmers wasn’t when my entire bank account was transferred to Turkey, or when I had to replace a credit card three times in two months because of fraudulent charges. It was when I learned that stealing a credit card number is as easy as plugging in a magnetic strip reader into a computer and opening a word processor. Every…

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Uber drivers gaming the app to get cancellation fees from riders

20th February 2019

Uber drivers can game the app and play chicken with riders to receive the cancellation fee, but the company says fraudulent activity like this is rare. I suspect my partner and I played chicken on two occasions while visiting Melbourne earlier this month. On the first occasion the driver drove past us and continued driving through the Melbourne CBD. The driver told us he would drive past again but parked…

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Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test delivering products with self-driving cars

19th February 2019

Ford’s self-driving cars could soon be delivering Walmart products in Miami-Dade Country in Florida. Ford announced on Wednesday that it is teaming up with Walmart and Postmates, a delivery service, to test the ways its self-driving vehicles can be used to deliver products like groceries, toiletries, pet food, and other consumer items. Walmart and Ford were both already Postmates partners, so they are using the company’s delivery fulfillment infrastructure to…

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All the Ways You Can Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

19th February 2019

With the average student loan balance hitting $29,800 for the Class of 2018, you’re probably looking for any help you can get paying off your debt. And if you meet certain requirements, it’s possible to have a portion of your balance forgiven. Not everyone qualifies for forgiveness: If you have private loans, for example, you’re on the hook to repay the full amount, and every forgiveness program has strict requirements. You shouldn’t…

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Verizon 5G internet launch will come with free YouTube TV or Apple TV 4K

19th February 2019

Verizon today announced that Google and Apple will be its first video streaming launch partners when the telecom’s 5G broadband service arrives later this year. It also revealed its fourth and final launch market, Indianapolis, which joins the previously announced Houston, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. The announcement today confirms a previous rumor late last month; customers who sign up to Verizon’s 5G home internet service can choose to receive a…

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