U.S. Passport 2019 Rules Are Changing News 

U.S. Passport 2019 Rules Are Changing

In 2018, new requirements were put into place for the type of ID you need when traveling by air, both domestically and outside the U.S. This is due to the REAL ID Act, implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of the changes you can expect is that residents of some states will need a passport when flying domestically. Domestic Travel In general, it is good practice to bring your passport to every foreign country you visit, including Canada and Mexico. U.S. territories are not foreign countries, therefore you would not always need to have your passport to enter Puerto…

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Why Is My Credit Card Blocked? News 

Why Is My Credit Card Blocked?

A credit card block can mean two things: a usually temporary freeze of your card or a portion of your credit limit is put on hold. Both situations can be frustrating but are easier to resolve if you understand how they work. What Is a Credit Card Block? Usually, a credit card block happens when a merchant, such as a hotel, car rental company or gas station, places a hold on your card for the estimated amount of the bill. As a result, the card issuer reduces the amount of credit you…

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How to protect your Facebook credentials Technology 

How to protect your Facebook credentials

The Facebook and Instagram social networks went down for many hours Wednesday, and the causes were still being accessed as of press time. Still, this is a great opportunity to sit back and examine your own Facebook and Instagram credentials. How long has it been since you’ve changed your password? How strong is it? If you’re one of those people whose password is 123456, or your name followed by your address, or you have the same password spread across 75 different websites, you might want to take a moment and strengthen…

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How to delete your Facebook without losing your friends and photos Technology 

How to delete your Facebook without losing your friends and photos

Casey Neistat wrote an article back in 2014 how he ‘fixed’ his Facebook by unfriending people who shared too much. I tried this in 2017… and it absolutely didn’t work! People still share way too much and every time I go on Facebook it feels like like a whole plague of negativity that’s trying to give me cancer. Just no. It’s not cool. Facebook really isn’t the ‘cool’ platform it was back in 2008. The thing is, I can’t just go and delete it. Having lived abroad, there’s a whole lot of…

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Spotify Premium now includes Hulu for no extra cost Entertainment 

Spotify Premium now includes Hulu for no extra cost

Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu’s ad-supported plan. This perk goes into effect today, and it is available to new and existing users of Spotify’s Premium streaming service in the US. Following Netflix’s recent price hike, Hulu lowered the cost of its ad-supported plan down to $5.99 a month, and now, Spotify users will get savings on top of savings. To take advantage of this deal, new Spotify users can sign up now. Just be sure to activate Hulu on the “Your Services” page within account settings….

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It’s not just you: Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are down right now News 

It’s not just you: Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are down right now

If you’re unable to send emails in Gmail or upload files to Drive, you’re not alone. Google seems to be experiencing an outage that is affecting several of its services, with the issue affecting customers across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. According to Down Detector, Gmail and YouTube started seeing disruptions at 10PM ET on March 12. The G Suite Status Dashboard notes that Gmail and Google Drive users are seeing a lot of “error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior.” Google has also acknowledged that its Cloud Engine is facing…

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Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry News 

Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry

Waiting in line for U.S. customs when you return stateside from an international flight can be excruciating. There’s a good reason people shell out for programs like TSA Precheck and Global Entry in an effort to speed up the process. But if you’re planning to travel internationally and don’t have Global Entry, there’s another, totally free tool you can use to whisk yourself to the front of the line and out of the airport that much sooner—the Mobile Passport app. On the way back from a recent trip Lifehacker trip to Costa…

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17 little-known Netflix hacks that will help you get the most out of your subscription Entertainment 

17 little-known Netflix hacks that will help you get the most out of your subscription

If you’re like me and 94 million other people who have a Netflix account, you’re spending at least $96 each year on your subscription. I don’t know about you, but I wanna squeeze every last bit of awesomeness out of that $96 expense. 1. Pay your Netflix bill with a discounted gift card from Raise. Raise.com sells legit discounted digital and physical gift cards for hundreds of retailers — including Netflix. Discounts vary depending on inventory, but I’ve seen up to 4% off the face value of a gift card. Say…

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Unlimited data plans are a mess: here’s how to pick the best one in that News 

Unlimited data plans are a mess: here’s how to pick the best one in that

Above Unlimited. Unlimited &More. Unlimited &More Premium. These are the names of new mobile data plans introduced in just the last month by Verizon and AT&T. In an era without net neutrality, we’ve drifted far, far away from the days when “unlimited data” was a simple concept that meant you could use your smartphone to its full capabilities without any handcuffs or confusing limitations. Carriers will tell you that the fundamental, underlying promise of unlimited data remains true in 2018: you can use your smartphone as much as you want without…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 now comes with premium YouTube Music, Spotify Entertainment 

Samsung Galaxy S10 now comes with premium YouTube Music, Spotify

Samsung has teamed up with two of the biggest names in the music streaming industry to provide access to their gallery from the Galaxy S10 phone. Both deals offer some of the best in streaming services today. YouTube Music and Spotify are being offered a few months of premium access for free. Starting with YouTube, you can enjoy four months of ad-free use on your new Galaxy S10 phone, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy Tab S5e. YouTube Premium includes access to YouTube and YouTube Music without any ad interruption. The Samsung Galaxy…

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