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10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year News 

10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year

WHILE THE MAJORITY OF tax filers will receive a tax refund this year, millions of others have to send tax payments to the government. For tax year 2018, about 27 million tax returns required payment at time of filing by late July, for a total of about $140 billion in outstanding taxes. If you owe, get familiar with your payment options because while you can get an extension for filing your tax return, you don’t get extra time to pay. The only way to know whether you owe or not…

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How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation News 

How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation

Canceling vacation rentals due to the coronavirus pandemic could result in a refund. Those who booked through short-term home rental website Airbnb before COVID-19 hit in mid-March could get some or all of their money back on rental bookings depending on when the trip is scheduled and the host’s policy. Reservations or stays made on or before March 14 of this year with a check-in date that’s between mid-March and June 30 may be canceled before check-in, according to Airbnb’s website. Guests will have the option to cancel or get…

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Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets Technology 

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team recently disclosed details on two massive coronavirus phishing campaigns duping users into downloading and opening malicious Excel files that grant hackers remote access to your PC. Some of the emails claim to be from Johns Hopkins University, while others offer personal COVID-19 testing or similar services. The emails come with Excel documents attached with titles like “WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT,” but…

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How to make money on eBay News 

How to make money on eBay

EBay is an e-commerce website that allows anyone to sell new or used items on their own terms under eBay’s policies. The platform has 182 million global shoppers and takes 10 percent of a seller’s final value price once an item sells. Selling on eBay is a relatively easy way to earn extra cash. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Create an eBay account The first step to selling on eBay is creating an account here. Users can sign up with their Facebook, Google or Apple accounts. 2. Select product for…

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FBI slams ‘Apple problem’ as it unlocks Pensacola shooter’s iPhones Technology 

FBI slams ‘Apple problem’ as it unlocks Pensacola shooter’s iPhones

The Justice Department is criticizing Apple again for declining to break its own encryption, saying that the FBI had to figure out how to unlock a terrorist’s iPhones without the tech giant’s help. The public reproach is the latest in the FBI’s long battle with tech companies over encryption. On Monday, the agency said that the FBI had unlocked two iPhones belonging to the shooter, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, in an incident that took place Dec. 6, 2019, at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The shooting killed three sailors…

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Google’s Chrome browser will block battery-draining, data-guzzling ads Technology 

Google’s Chrome browser will block battery-draining, data-guzzling ads

Google is working to make the Chrome browser shut down ads that drain your device’s battery life or needlessly consume your internet’s bandwidth. The scale of the problem is pretty minor, affecting 0.3 percent of all the ads on the internet, according to Chrome Product Manager Marshall Vale. Nevertheless, these intrusive ads can hog system resources without your knowledge. “These ads (such as those that mine cryptocurrency, are poorly programmed, or are unoptimized for network usage) can drain battery life, saturate already strained networks, and cost money,” Vale wrote in…

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‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’ arrives on Nintendo Switch on July 17th Reel Trend 

‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’ arrives on Nintendo Switch on July 17th

It looks like the reports about 2020 being the year of Mario weren’t overstating things. Nintendo has announced a new Paper Mario game, and you won’t have to wait long to play it. Paper Mario: The Origami King will launch on the company’s Switch console on July 17th. If the trailer is any indication, expect a beautiful new rendition of the role-playing series and a lot of paper-related puns along the way. This time around Browser isn’t the antagonist; in fact, you can catch a glimpse of him helping Mario…

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: The best smart lock just got better News 

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review: The best smart lock just got better

August smart locks are popular, and for good reason. They’re easy to install without replacing your deadbolt and smart enough to work with smart home setups for Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. We gave multiple generations of August locks our Editors’ Choice Award for their easy installation, great app and smart home integration. August is back with its new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Slimmed down and further smartened, it’s the best one yet. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, negating the need for the extra August Connect ($58 at…

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FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit News 

FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a second at-home test for the coronavirus — one that can detect the virus using saliva samples. The test is made by a Rutgers University laboratory, RUCDR Infinite Biologics, in partnership with Spectrum Solutions and Accurate Diagnostic Labs. The Rutgers test uses a saliva collection device and must be sent back to the lab for testing. You can only receive the test if it’s been ordered through a physician. “This provides an additional option for the easy, safe, and convenient collection of samples…

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Chipotle increases local sourcing, issuing coronavirus scholarships, grants News 

Chipotle increases local sourcing, issuing coronavirus scholarships, grants

Chipotle Mexican Grill is continuing its support for sustainable farmers with its Chipotle Local Grower Support Initiative, which provides financial support to small- and medium-sized growers of fresh produce for personnel, technology, training and testing. In 2019, Chipotle increased its total purchase of locally grown produce by 20 percent – upping 29 million pounds of its fresh product to 35.5 million, according to the company’s newly released 2019 Sustainability Report. By purchasing local, Chipotle states it is strengthening local economies while reducing the total distance that food needs to travel…

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