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Mint is getting new features

Mint is getting new features for tracking subscriptions and managing transactions – By Ian Carlos Campbell theverge.com

Mint, the free personal finance app from Intuit, is receiving an update today, adding more automated features like subscription tracking and new “insights” to keep you informed where your money is spent, Fast Company reports. Mint’s new features may bring it more in line with the competition from banks and companies like Google that have been nipping at its heels with built-in budget tracking features and other services over the years.

Useful Websites You Should Be Using Right Now!

7 Useful Websites You Should Be Using Right Now! – By Simpletivity youtube.com  VIDEO

Sometimes you just need a website for a specific task. No signup, no download or payment, just get what you need so you can get on with your workday. In this video, Scott Friesen shows you 7 websites that will help you save time (and money) so you can get more done and enjoy less stress.

Google Photos Storage Is Changing

Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options – By Whitson Gordon wired.com

Google Photos has long offered one of the best deals in cloud storage, allowing you to upload unlimited photos for free—as long as you were willing to sacrifice a little image quality. But Google recently announced that it’s removing its free tier, meaning you’ll have to pay to keep using Google Photos beyond that initial 15 GB. If you’ve stuck with it for the past five years for its low cost, you may be wondering what the next best service is.

Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021

Google Photos is ending free unlimited storage in 2021 — so what are your options? – By Ivan Mehta thenextweb.com

Google did it again. It is shutting down one of the most popular features across its product universe: Google Photo’s free unlimited storage. The company said that it’s ending this service from June 1, 2021.


An update to storage policies across your Google Account – Jose Pastor Google Workspace

Over the past decade, Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos have helped billions of people securely store and manage their emails, documents, photos, videos and more. Today, people are uploading more content than ever before—in fact, more than 4.3 million GB are added across Gmail, Drive and Photos every day.


How to export your Google Photos library – By Ben Schoon9to5google.com3 min

Google Photos has been one of the best photo services for years thanks to its free, unlimited storage. That’s ending in June of 2021, though. If you want to switch from Google Photos to another service, here’s how to export your library of pictures and videos.


Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will count towards storage limits, new auto-delete policies announced – By Abner Li 9to5google.com

In addition to Photos ending unlimited free backup, Google is making a change to how Docs, Sheets, Slides and other similar files are stored. The company also announced new auto-delete polices.

T-Mobile’s $50 Home Internet Program Expands to 130 More Cities

T-Mobile’s $50 Home Internet Program Expands to 130 More Cities – By Andrew Heinzman reviewgeek.com
T-Mobile’s Home Internet program is a lifeline for people living in rural America. At just $50 a month, the LTE-based service is an affordable alternative to cable internet or DSL, with no data caps, service fees, or contracts. Now, T-Mobile is expanding its Home Internet service to an extra 130 cities and towns across the US.

How to Tell If You’re Buying From a Third-Party Seller on Amazon

How to Tell If You’re Buying From a Third-Party Seller on Amazon – By Third-Party howtogeek.com

When you shop on Amazon, it’s important to remember the company also acts as a middleman for independent, third-party businesses. Most of these are trustworthy, but some sell counterfeit goods and items that aren’t as described. It’s important to know where a product is coming from before you click that Buy button.

– LastPass adds new Security Dashboard

LastPass adds new ‘Security Dashboard’ and dark web monitoring features for passwords – By Abhay Venkatesh neowin.net

Password manager LastPass has today announced that it is bringing a new ‘Security Dashboard’ to let users manage the security and integrity of their passwords and accounts better. The feature is available for all users of the service. However, a more extensive dark web monitoring option is limited to Premium, Families, and business users.

How to see your mail before it arrives

How to see your mail before it arrives – By Barbara Krasnoff​ theverge.com

The United States Postal Service has introduced a new service that you may — or may not — find useful. Informed Delivery lets you preview the front exterior of incoming mail on your computer or phone; you can also track packages and leave delivery instructions for those packages.


The post office will actually email you photos of your incoming mail – By Tiffany Kelly dailydot.com

As a kid, waiting for the postal worker to drop off your mail was fun. As an adult, it just sucks. Bills, insurance information, checks, and traffic tickets may await you after a long day of work. Or you could open the box to nothing and wonder if the postwoman never came or if it was somehow stolen. But last year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out a program called Informed Delivery that emails you pictures of the snail mail coming your way.

Best Photo Editors for Android

11 of the Best Photo Editors for Android – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com

Over the past few years, phone cameras have managed to jump from serviceable shooters to flat-out great. They may not be able to match the quality of something like a DSLR camera, but for most people, they’re more than enough. And, while plenty of stuff already goes on behind the scenes of your phone’s camera to increase image quality, even the best photos can use some touching up—and that is where photo editors come in.

Password managers can be a pain but they’re good for security

Password managers can be a pain but they're good for security – By Laura Hautala cnet.com

If you're one of the countless people who unwisely use easy-to-guess passwords or reuse a password for several accounts, cybersecurity experts have a message for you: It isn't your fault. Memorizing a unique, complex password for each account is impossible.


Two-factor authentication helps but isn't as secure as you might expect – By Stephen Shankland cnet.com

You've probably heard this security advice: protect your accounts by using two-factor authentication. You'll make life hard for hackers, so the reasoning goes, if you pair a password with a code sent by text message or generated by an app like Google Authenticator. 

– How Google Meet keeps your video conferences protected

Secure connections: How Google Meet keeps your video conferences protected

All over the world, businesses, schools and users depend on G Suite to help them stay connected and get work done. Google designs, builds, and operates our products on a secure foundation, aimed at thwarting attacks and providing the protections needed to keep you safe. G Suite and Google Meet are no exception.

Track your coronavirus stimulus check status.

Track your coronavirus stimulus check status through IRS Get My Payment app – By Clifford Colby cnet.com

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.
If you're waiting for your payment, the IRS anticipates it could take 20 weeks to send each and every stimulus check through the mail. The federal agency has already mailed the first wave of paper checks to those who are eligible for a stimulus payment.

Problems setting up direct deposit or stimulus check tracking

Problems setting up direct deposit or stimulus check tracking? 9 reasons why – By Jessica Dolcourt cnet.com

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.
The online tool designed by the IRS to help you set up direct deposit for your coronavirus stimulus checks and track their progress into your bank account — called Get My Payment — is meant to be an elegant solution for millions of people in the US