PlayStation Store will give refunds on pre-orders to US customers

Sony updated its refund policy for pre-orders and faulty content purchased on the PlayStation Store to make things a bit more lenient for users. The new rules issued on Monday gives users who pre-ordered digital content the option to request a refund. According to the revised policy, if you pre-order a game more than 14 days before its release date, you have up until the date of its release to…

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Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Facebook more private with 6 key changes

So he declares in a massive blog post earlier this week, a winding read on Facebook’s potential for change and the future of the internet altogether. After building an multi-billion-dollar business on the idea of open sharing, Facebook is ready to become a more private, intimate kind of social network. You can read the full 3,200-word blog post here, but we’ve broken down the key points of Zuckerberg’s plant below…

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Facebook gives you more control over what you see in your News Feed

Facebook has announced a new feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” which will help you better understand the content that shows up on your News Feed from friends, Pages and Groups you follow. Not only that, but this will also give you more control over what you see in the News Feed, letting you easily manage the posts you interact with on the site. The company says this…

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Signing up for Apple Card? Here’s how you check your credit score

With the new Apple Card coming out this summer, it may be time to do a checkup on your credit score before you apply. You need to be a well-qualified customer to be approved for the new credit card. Apple hasn’t exactly explained what that means, but knowing your standing is never a bad thing. Credit checks aren’t just important when you’re considering opening a new credit card. You may…

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WhatsApp And Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental AG

German auto parts maker Continental AG said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. About 36,000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, a Continental spokesman told Bloomberg. “We think it is unacceptable to transfer to users the responsibility of complying with data protection laws,” Chief Executive Officer…

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

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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Amazon reportedly working on free Fire TV video news app

Amazon is apparently looking to follow Roku in building a free app that includes video news updates from TV networks. The Information reports that Amazon has already approached several news organizations and Verizon (owner of Yahoo News and Finance) in hopes of distributing their content through the upcoming app for its Fire TV streaming devices. As part of its free, ad-supported Roku Channel, Roku currently offers news programming from ABC…

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Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Hackers working for a surveillance company infected hundreds of people with several malicious Android apps that were hosted on the official Google Play Store for months, Motherboard has learned. In the past, both government hackers and those working for criminal organizations have uploaded malicious apps to the Play Store. This new case once again highlights the limits of Google’s filters that are intended to prevent malware from slipping onto the…

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Verizon adds free ‘Call Filter’ feature in bid to fight robocalls

Verizon’s free answer to the robocall plague has arrived. After promising that it would roll out the features earlier this week, the company fulfilled that pledge with Call Filter, a free version of what previously was a $2.99 per month per line option. With the free version, which shares the same name as the paid service, iOS and Android users will simply need to download the proper app from the App Store or Google Play to set…

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Lyft IPO: Here are 5 things to know about ride-hailing company’s initial public offering

Ride-hailing service Lyft is set to become a public company on Friday when its stock trades for the first time under the ticker “LYFT” on the Nasdaq index. The initial public offering, or IPO, of the company is one of the most highly anticipated offerings this year as other major tech companies line up behind it. The offering has attracted quite a bit of investor interest, and one of its biggest investors General…

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Photo Map lets you explore your Google Photos on a world map

Smartphones have been adding location tags to pictures for years to help identify where a photo was taken, which is particularly useful when looking at old memories. However, it’s not easy to find images you’ve shot in a particular location if you haven’t properly sorted them out beforehand. iOS, for example, has a handy feature that lets you lay your pictures on a map, so you can easily find the…

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Amazon Prime members get a free year of Nintendo Switch Online through Twitch Prime

You may have forgotten about Twitch Prime, but the company is adding an interesting new perk for Nintendo Switch owners. The company is giving out up to one year of Nintendo Switch Online, the subscription service that lets you play online multiplayer games and access NES games. If you’re an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscriber, you automatically become a Twitch Prime member once you link your accounts together —…

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