Warn Your Parents: Medicare Open-Enrollment Scams Are Coming

Open enrollment season is here, the time of year when just about everyone can make changes to their health care coverage without the restrictions you’d face the rest of the year. And while you may feel confident about the process for making changes to your own healthcare, do you know who is particularly at risk to get scammed this time of year? Your parents. The Federal Trade Commission told CNBC…

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Android Users Need To Uninstall This App Right Away: Here’s Why

We’ve all heard it before, “don’t download third party apps from an App Store” since most of them are malware ridden. But, only a few of us actually follow the advice, speaking of which, in a recent security breach, millions of Android users have faced unwanted charges because of a third party keyboard application. This keyboard app secretly signed up its users for a purchase of premium digital services without…

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Your Google Home is bricked. Here’s how to get a new one for free

If your Google Home ($99 at Walmart) device has recently become unresponsive and is displaying four white lights, unfortunately there may be just one way to fix it: Report the problem to Google and request a replacement. The good news is that even if your device is out of warranty, Google will likely replace it for free. There may be several causes of the problem. For some Google Home users,…

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Microsoft unveils new Edge browser logo that no longer looks like Internet Explorer

Microsoft is refreshing the logo for its Chromium-based Edge browser. The software giant originally unveiled its Edge icon more than four years ago, and it’s fair to say it was a logo that clinged to the past of Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s new logo was discovered as part of a new surfing mini game hidden inside the latest Canary versions of Edge. It looks like a wave, and includes a similar…

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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google has just announced that it’s buying wearable company Fitbit for $2.1 billion. In a blog post announcing the news, Google SVP of devices and services Rick Osterloh said that the Fitbit purchase is “an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well as introduce Made by Google wearable devices into the market.” The news comes just days after a report from Reuters, which claimed that Google was…

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My Apple Card Got Declined at the Apple Store: Here’s Why

When I applied for the Apple Card, it was for one reason and one reason only: 3% return in Apple Cash on Apple purchases. Between upgrading to the iPhone 11, eyeing the new AirPods Pro, and stocking up on holiday gifts, I wanted the chance to get some cash back. Except the first time I tried to use my Apple Card at the Apple Store, it got declined. Not once,…

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Walmart Now Offers Pickup And Delivery Of Alcohol

Walmart (WMT) is now offering curbside pickup and home delivery for alcohol purchases. The retailer announced the change to its grocery pickup service on Wednesday. The pickup service is now available at 2,000 Walmart stores in 29 states and includes purchases of wine, beer, and spirits, depending on local laws, the company said. Home delivery of alcohol is available in 200 stores in both California and Florida, with more locations…

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iPhone owners say iOS 13.2 has a serious problem that affects performance

The beta release schedule and eventual public launch of iOS 13 were chaotic, but many assumed that by the time iOS 13.2 rolled out, most of the major problems would have been addressed. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case, as iPhone and iPad users have been complaining in recent days about poor memory management that is resulting in background apps and tasks being killed more aggressively than…

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5 Social Security rules you should know by heart

There are lots of rules we should know by heart, such as “always say thank you,” “don’t text and drive,” and “be sure to eat plenty of vegetables.” There are rules related to lots of facets of our lives, including our finances, and the better we know – and heed – them, the more secure our lives are likely to be, especially in the future. Here, then, are five Social…

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Apple TV+ will be free for all users with a $5 Apple Music student subscription

Ever since Apple announced its streaming video service, we’ve anticipated the reveal of a bundle that would feature both Apple TV+ and Apple Music, at the minimum. This week, a bundle of sorts was finally unveiled, but not quite how we were expecting it to be. Hailee Steinfeld, star of Apple’s upcoming series Dickinson, revealed in an Instagram story that every Apple Music user with a student subscription will receive…

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Hardee’s Will Pay You $1,000 to Develop a New Biscuit Recipe

I’m hardly an experienced chef. In fact, I’m more like a professional Postmates orderer, but that’s neither here nor there because Hardee’s is opening up the floor for anyone to develop its next biscuit recipe. The fast food chain is looking to its customer base for their “handcrafted, hometown biscuit innovations.” The culinary team will then select a winner, who will score a $1,000 worth of Sausage Biscuits, and the…

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HBO Max will be a lot different from Netflix and Disney+, AT&T claims

Call me crazy, but in a market already saturated by streaming services — and not to mention upcoming options from the likes of Disney and Apple — I’m more than a bit intrigued by HBO Max. Aside from the confusing matrix of names (HBO Max, HBO GO, HBO Now), the reality is that HBO Max really looks to be a compelling offering. With a rumored price point in the $15…

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