IRS Plans Website to Track Stimulus Checks

Expect the ‘Get My Payment’ tool to launch on April 17. April 13, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag Stimulus checks are due out soon, and Americans want to know exactly when they’re going to receive their payments. It doesn’t look like anyone needs to play a guessing game, however, as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it’ll offer a website that monitors all stimulus checks. Known as the ‘Get My Payment’ tool, the IRS will let Americans visit this online-based portal to monitor the status of their stimulus check and when it should arrive. It’ll also allow Americans to provide their bank account information to receive the payment sooner through direct deposit as mailing the stimulus check might take several days or weeks. However, the IRS warns that some Americans’ stimulus checks are already scheduled for delivery through the mail and cannot get converted. […]

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Google Launches Coronavirus Website, Nothing Like Trump Promised

It serves as an online resource to understand the coronavirus outbreak, but Google’s website isn’t what the Trump administration described. March 23, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag Google’s website to guide Americans through the coronavirus outbreak has gone live. It dishes out information and data updated regularly. Google reveals top searches related to the coronavirus, but it also put forth several items that focus on education and prevention. When visiting Google’s website, you’ll see a standard information card explaining COVID-19 and how it spreads. Google then directs users to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as they’re trusted experts on the matter. Further, the website includes several clips highlighting important information and state-specific links to understand measures being put in place at the local level. There’s also an entire section dedicated to tips on working remotely, coping with stressful days, working out, and cooking. Google didn’t […]

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An Activist Investor Is Trying to Oust Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Elliott Management, led by billionaire Paul Singer, could take aim at Twitter as an activist investor and push co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey out of the company. March 2, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag Elliott Management has acquired a large stake in Twitter and wants to replace co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey with a hand-picked leader, according to Bloomberg. It doesn’t appear Dorsey can fight an activist investor without assistance; therefore, Twitter can only stop Elliott Management if shareholders vote against the hedge fund’s proposals. Bloomberg reports that Elliott Management wants to fill three open seats on the board of directors and any other vacancies. From there, Elliott Management would instruct its directors to replace Dorsey. Elliott Management sees Dorsey’s leadership as problematic. He also serves as Square’s CEO, and has expressed interest in relocating to Africa for six months out of the year.  Elliott Management is […]

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Amazon Removing Fake Products ‘Killing’ Coronavirus

Sellers who advertise products claiming to treat or cure the coronavirus will see their listings pulled as Amazon tries reducing misinformation shared on its e-commerce platform. February 24, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag Amazon will no longer allow third-party merchants to advertise products claiming to treat or cure the coronavirus, CNBC reports. Misinformation continues to spread on social media, and it appears the same has occurred on one of the world’s most popular e-commerce platforms. Now, Amazon’s immediate action includes pulling all listings for these products in order to protect consumers. The listings target fearful consumers through deceptive language. Sellers describe their cleansers, surgical face masks, and sprays as capable of ‘killing’ the coronavirus and, in some listings, they go as far as name-dropping well-respected agencies such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. All of the products, however, are nothing more than regular […]

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Coronavirus Not Delaying Apple’s iPhone SE 2, New iPad Pro, Analyst Says

Both the low-cost iPhone and the new iPad Pro should get announced sometime in March, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Factory closures caused by the coronavirus are unlikely to delay Apple’s plans. February 18, 2020 2 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag Apple might introduce several products in March, but the coronavirus outbreak suggested its suppliers wouldn’t be prepared to distribute units in large quantities. Reports indicated that Foxconn, the largest iPhone assembler, closed production facilities in China as the government aims to curb the infection and thus halted most manufacturing. Yet there might not be a significant impact on Apple’s plans after all. In a research note obtained by MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals that both the low-cost iPhone and the new iPad Pro are still expected to debut this spring. Now, Apple could go forward and announce the hardware within the next few weeks. Given the modest specifications of the long-rumored iPhone model, Apple […]

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Instagram Tests Reverse-Chronological ‘Latest Posts’ Feature

If you’re annoyed by Instagram’s algorithmic feed, there’s good news. Instagram appears to be testing a new feature that gathers posts and displays them in reverse-chronological order. February 18, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on PC Mag You’ll likely never see the reverse-chronological feed return to Instagram, but the Facebook-owned social network might soon offer something very close to it. Software engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered a hidden feature within the Instagram app that dedicates a special area to missed posts and organizes them in time-based order. Known as ‘Latest Posts’ internally, the feature describes itself as a method to “get caught up on” what friends uploaded recently. It surfaces as a pop-up while a user looks at the main feed. Select the ‘See Posts’ button, and Instagram will open the special area that relies on reverse-chronological order rather than an algorithm to display posts. Latest Posts should focus on […]

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Apple’s Legendary Chief Design Officer Jony Ive No Longer Appears On The Company’s Leadership Page

Ive announced his planned departure back in June, and now it appears to have taken place. December 2, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Jony Ive isn’t an Apple employee anymore. His departure has taken effect, according to The Verge, after confirming several months ago that he planned to step down as Chief Design Officer. Now, Ive will operate an independent design firm with Apple remaining by his side as a client. He disappeared from Apple’s leadership page, which lists executive profiles for top-ranking employees. Ive spent more than 27 years with the Cupertino-based company. Joining in 1992, Ive served as a product designer and took over as Senior Vice President of Industrial Design in 1997. Apple assembled the role of Chief Design Officer for Ive in 2015. He’s been responsible for the iconic designs found on the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, and more. Still, Apple isn’t completely losing access to Ive and his […]

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