Effective today, July 1, 2015, Paypal’s new User Agreement (Terms of Service) goes into effect. It contains lots of small changes, and one big one: You consent to receive autodialed or prerecorded calls and text messages from PayPal at any telephone number that you have provided us or that we have otherwise obtained. Which is why we’re putting together a list of Paypal numbers from which Paypal calls.
With today’s announcement of the new Apple watch, with all of its nifty functions, features, apps, and functionality, some people are wondering whether they can use an Apple iwatch with an Android phone. The short answer is “no”, but there are ways that you can still get the functionality of an Apple watch while using an Android phone.
There is a new scam featuring the phone number 202-599-9670. So far, the call is coming from 710-201-2246.
“Emergency! Your phone is HACKED!!” says the subject of the email that appears to come from Tech Crunch. But in reality, this email is spam, with a link that almost certainly goes to malware, so don’t open or click on it!
The “One Ring” and “Missed Call” cell phone scam is becoming more common. According to both the FTC and the FCC, the way this works is that you will get a call from a number that you don’t recognize, starting with what seems to be a U.S.-based area code, such as 809, 876, 649, 268, 473, or 284. The scam is that when you call back to see who it is trying to reach you, you are actually connected to an international “pay per minute” or “pay per call” line, that will run up your phone charges.
A new device is coming to Amazon on June 18th, and while Amazon is playing coy about it to build buzz, most in the know say that it will be the long-awaited Amazon Smartphone. Indeed, Amazon’s own buzz builder teases the edge of a device that looks decidedly smartphonish. And it won’t be just any smartphone, but an Amazon 3D smartphone.
One of the more frustrating things about Paypal is how seemingly impossible it is to delete old shipping addresses from your account. Recently Paypal has taken to requiring you to select a shipping address each and every time you send money, even if you are sending money for something that requires no shipping address, and the list of old shipping addresses can require you to have to page down through several screens to get to the last option, “No Shipping Required”. If you are one of the legion of people who has been searching all over the Paypal website, and all over the web, for an explanation of just how to delete old shipping addresses from Paypal, search no further! Here is the definitive answer.
An Android app that helps you catch your smartphone or tablet thief is an idea whose time has come! If you are the owner of one of these phones, a stolen phone is one of the worst fates that can fall upon your phone, behind being left behind or falling in a toilet. Well now Android users can rest assured that they now have a way to increase the chances of recovering their phones; with the Lock Cam app, by Lookout Mobile Security service.
#Boycottinstagram is trending on Twitter and with good reason. Now that Facebook officially owns Instagram, they can use your pictures to sell and use however they want, royalty-free, and short of deleting your Instagram account, you have waived your rights and can’t opt out. Facebook has proven time and time again that they care little about user privacy, but now they are blatantly stating that they can use your own content for revenue, and they don’t care a lick about paying royalties.
If you, like many, have been using Amazon.com for some of your Christmas shopping, then your account may be vulnerable to a scam using your order number that is genius in its execution, and uncovers some of Amazon’s failings in inventory control. It all comes down to the individual order numbers assigned to your orders. Those order numbers are for sale, along with the corresponding email address (as in your email address), and scam artists are using that information to get duplicates of your orders sent to them.
We all quickly figured out that Apple Maps is a debacle of epic proportions (link), but deadly? Australian authorities are warning motorists to use another mapping option, calling Apple Maps a “potentially life-threatening issue.”
The Wickr self-destructing message app (pronounced “Wicker”) gives you complete messaging security. This is because you can set your messages to self-destruct after a certain time, assuring that your privacy is protected. Wickr works with both email and text messages, and the intention is that the self-destructing Wickr message app will also be able to be used with services like Twitter and Facebook, one day.
The new Facebook “Profiles for Couples” movement is quietly growing on Facebook. If you feel that your shared Snuggie or email address does not make you and your significant other enough of an amorphous couple blob, never fear, there is a group of co-dependant couples aiming to create shared Facebook pages. Because nothing says “healthy relationship” quite as much as a lack of personal identity.
Did you know that you can change the name that Siri calls you? The name Siri uses for you can be anything you want, whether your nickname, or “Overlord of this Phone,” Siri will use it when she addresses you.
Yesterday we featured an article on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) contest challenging anyone from the public to come up with a way to beat spam phone calls. The reason for expanding their efforts, says the FTC, is because complaints about spam phone calls, or, “robocalls,” more than doubled in April of 2012, from their last high in October 2010 . So what should we do to avoid these nuisance calls until our unknown hero steps forward with the answer?