Avoiding Scams


‘Tis the season for exams, commencements, and a renewed focus on the future. But when it comes to dealing in the marketplace, everyone has the potential to be a value-dictorian. Before spending your hard-earned money, ask questions, do your homework, and speak up. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, suggests that...

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud


Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead. Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government...

iPhone 12: Apple finally set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut


We're getting close to the launch of the 2020 iPhones, which are expected to be announced on October 13, 2020, but there are already dozens of rumors about the upcoming devices. We're expecting the 2020 iPhones to be called the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro if Apple follows the same naming scheme it used for the 2019...

Online shopping scams


Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. How this scam works While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately scammers can use the anonymous nature of the internet to rip off unsuspecting shoppers.

SpaceX plans Starlink launch on June 12


SpaceX confirms the successful deployment of 58 Starlink satellites on Saturday. If we add the historical manned flight that the company carried out on May 30 into this series, 4 Falcon 9 rockets will be launched in 4 weeks. Also on Thursday, NASA announced private space company Astrobotic will deliver the agency's moon rover, VIPER, to the moon by end of...

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite Postponed Following Star Wars Celebration Cancellation


In late April, the folks behind the Star Wars Celebration revealed they were monitoring the coronavirus situation, as well as staying "in contact with the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Visitors Bureau, and the Anaheim Convention Center" while being "committed to ensuring that our event plans meet or exceed the latest public health guidance, including that of local and...

Ex-eBay staff sent spiders, roaches to harass couple


The other former eBay employees charged are Stephanie Popp, former senior manager of global intelligence; Brian Gilbert, former senior manager of special operations for eBay's Global Security Team; Stephanie Stockwell, former manager of eBay's Global Intelligence Center; and Veronica Zea, a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in the Global Intelligence Center. In a Monday statement, eBay said...

iPhone 12: Dummies show the design of the upcoming smartphone


Images which showed up on Twitter over the weekend depict what may be the new iPhone 12 series of handsets with both physical molds and CAD drawings. The displays of all four versions of the iPhone 12 will use OLED for brighter and more colorful output, with the iPhone 12 Pro models potentially getting a 120Hz refresh rate.

Looking for love online? Romance scammers steal your heart to steal your money


One woman lost more than $200,000 to someone she met online. Before you fall head over heels, beware these red flags. Sure, you can find love online. You could also find yourself falling for a clever con artist who will gain your trust and rob you blind.Getty ImagesFeb. 13, 2020,...

Xbox One to launch in China this month after all


Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week's edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept. Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its...