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How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing […]

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How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing […]

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How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing […]

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How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing […]

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The Time for Carrying a Wallet Is Over

The last time I left my apartment with a wallet in my pocket was March 11, 2020 (guess why). I don’t carry one anymore, because wallets are bullshit, and you should stop using one, too. (If you are someone who prefers to carry a purse, this same advice probably broadly applies—unless you have kids, in […]

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The Time for Carrying a Wallet Is Over

The last time I left my apartment with a wallet in my pocket was March 11, 2020 (guess why). I don’t carry one anymore, because wallets are bullshit, and you should stop using one, too. (If you are someone who prefers to carry a purse, this same advice probably broadly applies—unless you have kids, in […]

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Is PayPay’s ‘Buy New Pay Later’ Installment Plan Worth It?

With the boom of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) retail financing, the preference for no-interest installment plans has prompted popular payment apps like PayPal to launch their own versions. If you’re a regular user of PayPal who’s new to this form of payment, here’s a look at how it works and how to set it […]

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How to Keep Your Venmo Account Private and Secure

Venmo is convenient, but the app comes with privacy risks if not properly set up. Not only does Venmo automatically link to your Facebook and phone contacts, it also lets users make publicly viewable transactions.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Use PayPal to Send Twitter ‘Tips’

What a mess. No sooner had Twitter unveiled its new Tip Jar feature—which allows anyone using the app in English (at least, during the rollout) to send cash to a small handful of Twitter users whose work they’d like to support—than major privacy flaws were found in what should otherwise be a innocent way to […]

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Get a Free 12-Pack of Coors Hard Seltzer Because Why Not, It’s Free

Instead of the usual filing deadline of April 15, we have an additional month to procrastinate this year, until May 17. Your post-Tax-Day plans might involve drinking some alcohol, so you might be interested in an offer from Coors that’s giving away free 12-packs of their hard seltzer. Here’s what you need to know.Read more… […]

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You Can Now Exchange Crypto on Venmo, If You’re Into That Sort of Thing

Cryptocurrency continues to gain mainstream acceptance, as PayPal announced that they have added Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin to its Venmo app. With a user base of 70 million, the move will certainly make it easier for people to buy crypto—but it’s also a volatile investment that’s taxed like…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make a Free Online Oscars Pool

The Oscars are one of the biggest awards of the year, and as you root for your favorite actors, directors, and movies to win, one way to make the night more fun is to make an “Oscars pool” with your friends.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About Buying Cryptocurrency on PayPal

Whether you’re looking to make a larger investment or you just want to dabble in cryptocurrencies, you can purchase Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin through PayPal. And, soon, you’ll be able to pay various merchants using your cryptocurrency stash—which PayPal will automatically convert into dollars for… Read more…

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Get Free Canned Wine When You Text This Company Instead of Your Ex

Let’s face it: we’re approaching Valentine’s Day after being stuck at home for almost a year, and the temptation to text an ex is stronger than it has ever been. Normally that wouldn’t faze you at all, but everything is weird and if you’ve been watching a lot of TV and movies lately, you’ve likely […]

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The New ‘Click-to-Pay’ Option Will Make Impulse Shopping Online Too Easy

Have you ever spent a while browsing a website, adding items to your cart, but when you finally got to the checkout page, you decided not to buy? Maybe you reconsidered whether you really needed those items. Or maybe your credit card was in the next room, and you were comfortable and cozy on your […]

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Facebook’s New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It?

On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or credit cards, but that could potentially be a major force for the rest…Read […]

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The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ Event

At its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and… banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like streaming service. It also announced an Xbox Game…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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