Nation-state hackers increasingly target organizations News 

Nation-state hackers increasingly target organizations

A new report from Radware has revealed that organizations are increasingly targeted by nation-state hackers with 25 percent of respondents attributing attacks against their businesses to cyberwarefare or nation-state activity. Back in 2018, just 19 percent of organizations believed they were attacked by a nation-state but that figure increased to 27 percent in 2019. Additionally companies in North America were more like to report nation-state attribution at 36 percent. Chief marketing officer at Radware, Anna Convery-Pelletier provided further insight on the firm’s 2019-2020 Global Application & Networking Security Report in…

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Google may soon let you record phone calls on Android Technology 

Google may soon let you record phone calls on Android

I’m pretty sure most of have wished we could record our phone calls at one point or the other. I often interview people over the phone, and it’s annoying to have to jerryrig a microphone setup. Maybe you want proof of a spam caller’s harassment. Or maybe you just want to give that you want to give your bank a taste of its own medicine and record your conversation for quality assurance. Google’s Phone app, used in Pixel and Android One devices, may soon let you (again). Mishaal Rahman over…

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AT&T will have 15 5G phones in 2020, cover 200 million people by summer Technology 

AT&T will have 15 5G phones in 2020, cover 200 million people by summer

AT&T’s 5G network is currently live for consumers with one phone that only works on its low-band service. As 2020 rolls on expect that number to dramatically change, as Chris Penrose, AT&T’s senior vice president of Advanced Mobility and Entertainment Solutions, told CNET on Wednesday at CES that the company plans to have 15 5G phones this year. Most of the phones will be capable of taking advantage of AT&T’s low-band 5G spectrum as well as its higher-frequency millimeter wave. Additional devices like laptops, tablets and hotspots will also be…

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4 unexpected Google Maps tips that go way beyond directions Technology 

4 unexpected Google Maps tips that go way beyond directions

I use Google Maps practically every day, even though I seldom actually need driving directions. It may not be obvious at first glance, but Google Maps can do a lot more than just get you from Point A to Point B. Beneath all those high-res satellite images and color-coded traffic patterns hides a powerful search tool, loaded with tons of crowd-sourced, real-time data on scores of retail stores, restaurants, professional offices, public parks and practically anywhere else you want to go. Turn-by-turn directions are cool and all, but they’re so…

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4 Types of Luggage You Need Traveling on Flights (Under $150) News 

4 Types of Luggage You Need Traveling on Flights (Under $150)

For the average American, airfare is expensive. In the first quarter of 2019, the average U.S. flyer paid $353.52 for a round-trip domestic fare, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That’s why many families prefer driving over flying, even on cross-country journeys, and why many frugal travelers devise complex strategies to save money in airports. And baggage is an unavoidable air travel expense that quickly gets out of hand if you’re not careful. Experienced flyers know the pitfalls of overpacking. Bringing even one too many bags than you need…

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Applebee’s Is Serving $1 Wintry Cocktails for the Entire Month of January News 

Applebee’s Is Serving $1 Wintry Cocktails for the Entire Month of January

It’s a new year and everything is fresh and special and full of renewed energy. Just kidding. Applebee’s is pretty much doing the same thing it does every month. However, you like cheap drinks, that’s not a bad thing. The “eatin’ good” chain is starting the year with another $1 drink special in its monthly Neighborhood Drink of the Month promo. For January, it’s transitioning from pomegranate margaritas to a Vodka Rum Frostbite, a tropical drink with a seasonally-appropriate twist. Yes, the Vodka Rum Frostbite looks wintry but tastes more…

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Starbucks and UberEats are taking their delivery program nationwide News 

Starbucks and UberEats are taking their delivery program nationwide

I know I hate it when I’m stuck in an office, and it’s getting late in the day, but I really, really want a coffee that didn’t come from the federal Superfund site that is the break room. Previously, I’d have had to just embrace being miserable and tough it out, but soon that won’t be the case. Starbucks Delivers is a service from Starbucks announced Tuesday that does what it sounds like — it delivers Starbucks coffee. Created by the Seattle-based coffee megacorp in exclusive partnership with UberEats, the…

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IRS Announces 2020 Mileage Rates News 

IRS Announces 2020 Mileage Rates

Better late than never: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2020 standard mileage rates. Beginning on January 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be: 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven (down from 58 cents in 2019) 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes (down from 20 cents in 2019) 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations (currently fixed by Congress) If you’re wondering about the difference in the…

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How to Find the ‘What Disney Character Are You?” Filter on Instagram Technology 

How to Find the ‘What Disney Character Are You?” Filter on Instagram

If you’ve looked at Instagram Stories over the past week or so you’ve probably noticed at least one friend showing off who they might be if they were a cartoon character. For me, the first one I saw was the “Which Pokemon Character Are You?” filter, followed later by the Disney and Harry Potter iterations. In all three, a box appears above your head when you activate the filter and rotates through a series of options before landing on your fate. If you’ve gone searching for the filters; however, you…

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WhatsApp ending support for Windows phones and other older devices Technology 

WhatsApp ending support for Windows phones and other older devices

The popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is discontinuing support for older Android, iOS and Windows phones. After Dec. 31, WhatsApp will no longer be usable on Windows phones, according to a support FAQ. Android versions 2.3.7 and older and iOS 8 and older will be supported until Feb. 1, 2020. To continue using WhatsApp, the FAQ suggests updating to an Android running OS 4.0.3 or higher, iOS 9 or higher, or select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 or higher, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2. In addition, the FAQ said that there’s…

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