Filing taxes early? Avoid these 5 mistakes

4th February 2019

Have you been waiting patiently to file your taxesOpens a New Window.? If so, you’re in luck. The 2019 tax season is now underway. January 28, 2019, was the first day that the IRSOpens a New Window. would accept tax returns for the 2018 tax year, either electronic or paper copies. (You can mail in paper copies at any time, but they won’t be processed until the tax season kickoff date set by…

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Apple unblocks Google’s internal apps on iOS devices

2nd February 2019

Apple temporarily prevented Google from running its internal apps for employees on iPhones and iPads this week — a move similar to the one it took against Facebook. Apple’s actions followed a report Wednesday that Google’s Screenwise Meter app, launched in 2012, invited users 18 and older outside the company to earn gift cards in exchange for letting Google monitor and analyze their data. Apple revoked but later restored Google’s…

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How to add your UltraViolet movies to Movies Anywhere

2nd February 2019

Movies Anywhere is Disney’s attempt to merge all of those digital movie services where you purchase content into one place. You don’t have to watch all of your movies in Movies Anywhere. Instead, the service brings the movies to you. If you’ve bought digital movies on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Xfinity, Microsoft, FandangoNOW, or Google Play, you can now watch all of them on whichever your preferred service is. If you…

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Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase

2nd February 2019

On today’s wildly successful earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped a bit of a bombshell for Amazon Prime subscribers. The retailer’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink annual subscription plan is about to get pricier. On May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, which found the monthly version of the program increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 — a $24 increase. Of…

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Uber adds public transit to app as it expands transportation beyond traditional rides

1st February 2019

Starting Thursday in Denver, the popular ride-sharing app will be adding support for public transportation directly into its app, partnering with Denver-based public transit company Regional Transportation District (RTD). First available to users in Denver before expanding to the Denver metro area, through the updated app users will be able to see ETAs for their trips through traditional Uber Pools, UberX, Select etc. rides as well as through public transportation…

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12 Common Tax Filing Mistakes & Errors and How to Correct Them

1st February 2019

When you’re expecting a large tax refund from the IRS, you undoubtedly want it as quickly as possible. There are a few ways to speed up your refund: electronically file your return, request your refund via direct deposit rather than paper check, and, perhaps most importantly, make sure your tax return isn’t delayed by common mistakes. There are many errors the IRS regularly encounters. These raise an immediate red flag and can…

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Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of malicious accounts

1st February 2019

San Francisco, Facebook and Twitter have taken down multiple Pages, groups and accounts from Iran, Russia, Bangladesh and Venezuela that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on their platforms. Facebook removed 783 pages, groups and accounts that it said was directed from Iran, in some cases repurposing Iranian state media content, and engaged in coordinated inauthentic behaviour targeting people across the world, more heavily in the Middle East and South Asia….

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Facebook is finally punished by Apple

1st February 2019

Privacy concern: There is no end to privacy slips — is it a slip if it so frequent? — at Facebook. A recent report by TechCrunch revealed that Facebook paid teenagers up to $20 to instal an app that tracked their online behaviour. The app, called Facebook Research, had to be installed from outside the app store and helped the company track apps that are popular with users. A similar…

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