Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Feb. 17)

18th February 2019

Following a busy week full of potential (and legitimate) blockbusters, Netflix has a selection full of question marks this week, along with a couple of familiar properties. Once again, everything coming to the streaming service this week is an original film or series, but the only one that I recognized was Chef’s Table, which returns for Volume 6. Of the five original films launching this week, Paddleton was the one…

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Twitter keeps your direct messages, even years after you delete them

18th February 2019

Twitter is keeping copies of direct messages sent through the social network even years after users delete them, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini, who told TechCrunch that he harbored “concerns” over the long retention of data, found old direct messages for Twitter accounts that were already taken down in an archive acquired through the social network’s website  He also revealed a previously undisclosed bug that allows him to use a…

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5 Things to Know About Tax Refund Advances

18th February 2019

TAX REFUND ADVANCES offer quick access to cash as you wait to receive your refund. However, you may want to think twice before agreeing to a tax refund loan, also known as an advance. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” cautions Paul Joseph, a CPA and attorney with tax preparation provider Joseph & Joseph Tax and Payroll in Williamston, Michigan. Tax refund advances can come with hidden fees, a…

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2019 Tax Filing Tips for Retirees

18th February 2019

AS YOU GET READY FOR taxes this spring, expect change. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in 2017, brings adjustments for 2018 tax returns. Many of the law’s provisions will affect retirees, and potentially for the better in some cases. “The impact of the TCJA’s changes in the tax law could substantially reduce a retiree’s income tax liability,” says Mike Herzog, a tax attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin…

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States with the highest and lowest gas taxes

16th February 2019

At the start of this 2018, seven states raised taxes on gasoline, while two states lowered the tax. Pennsylvania lowered taxes by six tenths of a cent, but the state still has the highest gas taxes in the country. Just as the cost of gasoline varies considerably from state to state, so does the effective tax rate. On top of the federal tax, each state collects its own tax on…

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Lyft Celebrates Black History Month With Free Ride Initiative

16th February 2019

At Lyft, we believe in recognizing, celebrating, and supporting the contributions of incredible Black women and men throughout history and within our communities today. That is why during the month of February, we’ll be providing one free ride up to $10* to Black history museums, memorials, and relevant cultural sites, as well as to Black-owned businesses throughout various communities in which we serve. The full list of participating cities, designated…

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Twitter has been storing your ‘deleted’ DMs for years

16th February 2019

Twitter lets users delete direct messages from their own side of the conversation (the recipient will still get to keep a copy, unless they also choose to delete it). But it turns out, those deleted messages aren’t really getting removed at all, according to a report from security researcher Karan Saini, via TechCrunch. It turns out that despite showing that the message was deleted, Twitter still stores all those DMs…

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Get 50% Off on Gift Cards At Amazon Using Amex Membership Rewards!

14th February 2019

This deal with Membership Rewards is back in a new form but instead of $100 off $500 purchase its a lower amount but 50% off this time. If you clip the “Click here to activate“ coupon via this link it will tell you if you are targeted to save another $30 off $60 at Amazon when you redeem 1 AMEX Membership Rewards Point. This offer is valid for select Amex/Amazon users. If it doesn’t work for…

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Sharing passwords for a video streaming site? This company will uses AI to track you down

14th February 2019

A password for Netflix or HBO Go can be a precious thing that’s offered to a romantic partner or gifted from a family member (and saved for future use). But for UK company Synamedia, a password like that is a password to be hunted down. At CES this year, the firm unveiled a new service that uses machine learning to spot shared passwords. It works like this: a streaming service…

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Have You Had any Amazon Package Stolen?

14th February 2019

We’re well into the holiday season, and many of us are hoping our online orders arrive in time for Christmas next week. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service predicts December 17-23 will be its busiest week for mailing, shipping, and delivery. But with the uptick in deliveries comes an increased risk of theft by “porch pirates” — people who steal packages right off of doorsteps. Check out our tips on…

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You will be banned on WhatsApp if you did these things; why you should worry and what you should do

14th February 2019

Facebook-owned social media app WhatsApp is enhancing users experience in many ways. Now, from chatting, video calling to sending photos and GIFs has become even more exciting. However, it needs to be noted that WhatsApp is very strict regarding implementation of privacy rules and not only this, it even has the power to ban you for a host of reasons. Yes, you have read it right, there is certain content…

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Apple says cheap battery replacements hurt iPhone sales

14th February 2019

Apple just revealed it’s expecting a $9 billion loss in revenue due to weak iPhone demand that’s partly caused by more people replacing their batteries, according to a letter issued by CEO Tim Cook addressed to investors. Last year, Apple admitted it was throttling older iPhone models to compensate for degrading batteries that caused the phones to sometimes shut down. It offered to cut its $79 battery replacement fee down…

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