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How to Keep the Fun (And Work, Ugh) Going During a Power Outage

In today’s world, a power outage is like a death knell for your sanity. Many of us are working from home for the foreseeable future, and even those who decided being a couch potato is a more noble living, what are you going to do when the power goes out? Nothing—everything’s closed! That’s why we’ll […]

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Is Yahoo’s New ‘OneSearch’ Engine Good for Privacy?

Yahoo and Verizon’s new search engine, OneSearch, is a very different product compared to the Yahoo search of eras past. OneSearch not only ditches the Yahoo branding (for obvious reasons), it also claims to not use cookies, store search history, or share user information.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Everywhere Your New 5G Phone Can Get 5G Speeds

Despite the slow spread of 5G networks and the relatively underwhelming state of most 5G devices, plenty of early adopters and curious customers are joining the 5G hype train. If you acquired a new 5G device this holiday season, you’re probably wondering where exactly you can use it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Check for 5G Service in Your Area With Verizon’s New Coverage Maps

Should you buy a 5G smartphone? You probably don’t need one right now unless the price is right and—if you’re a Verizon user, at least—your living or working space falls within its 5G territory, which you can now check thanks to the company’s just-released 5G coverage maps. If either (or both) do, the decision gets […]

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Get a Free Year of Disney+ From Verizon

If you’re a big Disney fan like me, you’re counting down the days until the November 12 launch of Disney+, the streaming service for all things Star Wars, Disney animated classics, and Ducktales. Verizon subscribers have one more reason to mark the date on the calendars: They’ll be able to sign up for a free year […]

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How Google Fi’s Unlimited Plan Stacks Up to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

Google’s mobile service, Google Fi, finally has an unlimited data plan. Though the previous sliding-scale “Flexible plan” that defined Fi’s service still remains available, the new unlimited plan offers a more traditional pricing structure, reduced data throttling, and a few other perks. Let’s examine Fi’s new…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Google Fi’s Unlimited Plan Stacks Up to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

Google’s mobile service, Google Fi, finally has an unlimited data plan. Though the previous sliding-scale “Flexible plan” that defined Fi’s service still remains available, the new unlimited plan offers a more traditional pricing structure, reduced data throttling, and a few other perks. Let’s examine Fi’s new…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity

You know what’s worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft, is a means for scammers to get access to your phone number and all of the personal accounts secured through it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Verizon Users Can Fix a Huge Call Delay Bug in Android 10

On the list of “annoying quirks about my device,” I suspect that having to wait anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds for a phone call to connect would be pretty high on anyone’s list. And that’s exactly the bug that some Verizon users are dealing with after upgrading to Android 10—painfully problematic delays when incoming […]

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How to Get Verizon to Block Robocalls for You

After endless complaints from customers, service providers are making moves to reduce—and hopefully eliminate—the modern-day nuisance of robocalls. Verizon customers have been able to download a free spam filter that blocks robocalls on iOS and Android, but some Android users are now automatically enrolled in the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Verizon to Block Robocalls for You

After endless complaints from customers, service providers are making moves to reduce—and hopefully eliminate—the modern-day nuisance of robocalls. Verizon customers have been able to download a free spam filter that blocks robocalls on iOS and Android, but some Android users are now automatically enrolled in the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Verizon’s New ‘Unlimited’ Plans Are Just Screwing With Us Now

Starting August 5th, Verizon is rolling out a new batch of “Unlimited” plans. But after seeing the names of the company’s new offering and what they include, I feel like Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Verizon’s New ‘Unlimited’ Plans Are Just Screwing With Us Now

Starting August 5th, Verizon is rolling out a new batch of “Unlimited” plans. But after seeing the names of the company’s new offering and what they include, I feel like Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Before Changing Phone Carriers, Check OpenSignal’s Mobile Broadband Report 

Picking “the best” phone carrier has never been easy, since you never really know what kind of service you’re going to get until you’re already stuck with a new carrier (and/or phone). Thankfully, mobile broadband industry analyst OpenSignal has a few more data points to play with—more than 3 billion per day, in…Read more… Continue […]

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