Month: January 2020

Google’s next chat app will combine Gmail, Hangouts, and more

Google has developed or acquired a large number of useful apps over the years, unifying them all under your Google account. Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Waze, Android, Assistant, and many others are all available using the same login, making Google one of the best provider of free services in the world — free, of

Cybercriminals claiming to be Citibank posed threat to bank accounts

A fraudulent website claiming to be Citibank posed a threat to scores of consumers by trying to gain access to their bank accounts. Cybercriminals were using a phishing site to convince consumers they were logging in to a legitimate Citibank login page, according to BleepingComputer, a resource site for answering computer, security and technical questions.

Applying for a student loan? 3 things to know before borrowing for college

A college degree can lend job-seekers a competitive edge in the workplace, but earning one may come at a steep price. The average cost for out-of-state tuition and fees for students attending a public four-year university was $26,820 for the 2019-20 academic year, according to CollegeBoard. Students attending four-year private universities paid $36,880 on average. When college savings

New low-cost iPhone reportedly going into production in February

Apple is reportedly ready to return to the low-cost phone market after an absence of four years. The company plans to begin production on a cheaper iPhone in February, with an official unveiling coming as early as March, sources tell Bloomberg. The handset — believed to be comparable in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 from 2017 — would be

How to Unlock Microsoft’s Free Graphing Calculator in Windows 10

While your math teacher (or your kid’s math teacher) might not let them lug a laptop into their calculus class, I still think it’s awesome that Microsoft is finally giving the good ol’ Windows Calculator a boost of geekiness. If you thought “Scientific” mode was fun, you haven’t seen anything yet—coming soon, to Windows 10,

Apple reveals worldwide national security requests for customer data

Apple published its biannual transparency report Friday, revealing how many requests were made worldwide by governments for user data. Between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2019, Apple said governments made 31,778 requests for devices — around 500 more than in the first half of 2018. Apple provided data including which customers are associated with which

Facebook now sends you a notification when you log in to third-party sites

Facebook today revealed a new login feature that actually tells you info you’re volunteering. Considering how much info Facebook both keeps and distributes on its users, I can see this coming in handy for lots of users. The new feature is called, appropriately, Login Notifications, and it sends you an in-app notification and email whenever

TV consumers don’t want to pay more $30 for streaming services

Three-quarters of U.S. consumers don’t want to pay more than $30 a month for streaming services, according to a new survey released by ad buyer resource, The Trade Desk, on Monday. Moreover, 59 percent of consumers said they don’t want to pay more than $20 a month. The survey, which was conducted by YouGov and