BMW will discontinue its iconic i8 hybrid sports car in April

12th March 2020

The BMW i8 was the company’s first plug-in hybrid. When it hit the showroom floor as a concept vehicle, it was a stunner, and the consumer version was surprisingly similar to the prototype. The clean lines of the chassis hid an advanced combination of a lithium-ion battery and a three-cylinder engine that could accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers in just 4.4 seconds. But after six years of success, the…

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Tax scams are in full swing. Here’s how to protect yourself

7th March 2020

Tax season is in full swing — and that means it’s hunting time for scam artists hoping to rip off taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive around 150 million tax returns during this filing period, which began Jan. 27 and runs through April 15. Americans need to remain vigilant to guard against tax fraud, which picks up around this time of year as crooks prey on taxpayers’ anxiety…

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Apple now allows apps to send ads as push notifications

5th March 2020

Apps available at the Apple App Store can now send ads and other promotions as push notifications, as long as the user authorizes them. The updated guidelines, announced Wednesday, mean that users who choose to opt in will see ads show up on their Apple devices alongside text messages and breaking news alerts. Apple also announced Wednesday that apps categorized as “dating” or “fortune telling” would be rejected “unless they…

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Report identifies the most dangerous mobile app store on the internet

2nd March 2020

9Game.com, a portal for downloading free Android games, was identified as the mobile app store hosting the most malicious apps in 2019. 9Game ranked number one on the list of app stores with the most “new” malicious app uploads, but also number one on the list of app stores with the highest concentration of malicious apps overall. According to RiskIQ’s 2019 Mobile App Threat Landscape report, 61,669 new malicious apps…

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