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TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt: The best tax software for filing online News 

TurboTax, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt: The best tax software for filing online

There’s one good thing about tax season in 2019: Filing your taxes has never been faster or easier, especially if you do it online. Since many of us wait until the last minute to arrange all our paperwork, digital filing is a real life-saver. No matter how complicated your professional situation, easy-to-use software enables you to tally your taxes and – if you’re up to speed – calculate your return. Some folks prefer to hire a skilled accountant, especially with all the changes in the past year, but the DIY…

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Top 12 Places to Visit in the U.S. News 

Top 12 Places to Visit in the U.S.

The United States has so many diverse cities and attractions that it is difficult to narrow down the list to the 12 top travel destinations. These are the destinations most often cited as the places to see before you die, another version of saying they should be on your bucket list, and offbeat and trendy spots are not included here. That’s another topic altogether. This list is an introduction to the best and most popular places to go in the United States, from hotspots in New York City to when to…

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Galaxy S10+ review: At 10th anniversary, Samsung shows it knows how to build a great phone Technology 

Galaxy S10+ review: At 10th anniversary, Samsung shows it knows how to build a great phone

That is the most popular question, by far, I received when people saw the new 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+ I have been testing for the last week and a half. No, this phone is not foldable. But it also doesn’t start at nearly $2,000, either, though at around half that price it isn’t exactly cheap. While it lacks the flashiness, or risks, of Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Fold foldable there is still plenty to love in the 10th anniversary Galaxy, which goes on sale alongside its smaller, cheaper S10e and S10 siblings…

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Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737 News 

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737

The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya. It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers. The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off. Another plane of the same model was involved in a crash less than five months ago, when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia with nearly 190 people on board. Do we know…

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Police license plate readers are exposed on the internet News 

Police license plate readers are exposed on the internet

You might have heard of automatic license plate recognition — known as ALPR (or ANPR in the U.K. for number plates). These cameras are dotted across the U.S., and are controlled mostly by police departments and government agencies to track license plates — and people — from place to place. In doing so, they can reveal where you live, where you go and who you see. Considered a massive invasion of privacy by many and legally questionable by some, there are tens of thousands of ALPR readers across the U.S….

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Bank of America Premium Reward Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some News 

Bank of America Premium Reward Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some

As we’ve covered before, cash back cards and travel rewards credit cards are very different beasts, but the Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines aspects of both. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice of card, but if you have Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts, it gets very attractive, very quickly. The Points We’ll get straight to, uh, the point. Each point you earn with the Bank of America Premium Rewards card is worth $.01. There are no fancy redemption options here, you just apply your…

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Apex Legends Bans 355,000 People On PC For Cheating, And That’s Just The Beginning News 

Apex Legends Bans 355,000 People On PC For Cheating, And That’s Just The Beginning

Apex Legends developer Respawn has no time for cheaters. The developer confirmed in a Reddit post that as of March 8, it had banned more than 355,000 players on PC alone. Respawn uses the Easy-Anti-Cheat tools for the PC version of the battle royale game. It’s working, but Respawn acknowledged that fighting against cheaters is an “ongoing war.” “We’ll need to continue to adapt to and be very vigilant about fighting [cheaters],” Respawn said. “We take cheating very seriously and care deeply about the health of Apex Legends for all…

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Feeling privacy conscious? Here’s how to see what data WhatsApp has on you Technology 

Feeling privacy conscious? Here’s how to see what data WhatsApp has on you

Ever since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force, companies have been obliged to send you a copy of your data whenever you ask for it (or at least, make it easily accessible). Facebook has built a mechanism for that in each of its products, and WhatsApp is one of its most popular. The firm has added an option to let users know exactly what data the firm has collected on them directly from the app. While extracting the data doesn’t quite have the same instant gratification as sending a text…

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How to spot fake reviews on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other sites News 

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other sites

True story: Recently some friends purchased a GPS locator for their daughter and were having trouble getting it to work. They brought it to me for help — I’m the Geek Squad for my friends and family — but I couldn’t solve the problem either. My friends were puzzled: “It had a five-star rating on Amazon!” I pulled out my laptop and checked the product page. Sure enough: 37 five-star reviews. But this thing was undeniably a lemon. What the heck? Mystery solved: Every single review was a fake. Fake…

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Apple is giving users a 10 percent bonus when they add money to their account News 

Apple is giving users a 10 percent bonus when they add money to their account

Apple is giving users some extra cash when they transfer money to their Apple ID account, as spotted byMacRumors. Through March 14th, users who transfer money from their debit or credit cart to their account will get a 10 percent bonus credit. Users can add money to their accounts if they dig into their phone’s settings: you first must go into settings, then to iTunes & App Store. From there, you click on your Apple ID, and then View Apple ID. Finally, on that screen, you can click on Add Funds…

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