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Facial Recognition App to Help You Protect Your Financial Account Information
Nov 17

Facial Recognition App to Help You Protect Your Financial Account Information

As cyber criminals become more intelligent, so should our password protection software. Hoyos Labs, a Digital Infrastructure Security Company operating out of MIT, has created a new facial recognition app in hopes of simplifying the password protection process and making it more difficult to hack vulnerable databases. The Consumer Sentinel Network reported 290,000 or 14

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Energy-Smart Ways to Save Money In Winter
Nov 01

Energy-Smart Ways to Save Money In Winter

With winter on the way it’s time to think about your seasonal energy-saving strategy. If done properly, energy-saving efforts can provide enough money-saving to pay for your holiday cheer. A professional home energy audit might make the perfect holiday gift — the U.S. Energy Department suggests giving one to someone special and that someone might

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Avoid Email Scams With These ‘Phish’ and Tips
Oct 31

Avoid Email Scams With These ‘Phish’ and Tips

It’s your annoying alumni association emailing you again about its latest endowment campaign, but this time — whether you’re feeling extra guilty or you just got a promotion — instead of striking delete on your keyboard, you click on the link to donate, taking you to a website where your university’s mascot is doing a

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Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay
Oct 29

Consumers Complain on Twitter About CVS, Rite Aid Decision to Reject Apple Pay

In a bold move, Apple Pay was recently rejected from CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid. Essentially, the two drugstores barred Apple Pay users from using their mobile wallets to pay for everything from lipstick to roll-on deodorant. CVS and Rite Aid are joining their counterparts Walmart, Kmart, Lowe’s, Gap, Target and other retailers, in refusing to

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How to Use Apple Pay: What Debit and Credit Cards Are Supported?
Oct 01

How to Use Apple Pay: What Debit and Credit Cards Are Supported?

Declared as the mobile wallet to beat, Apple Pay aims to become your preferred choice of payment when you’re out and about. For many of you, this is the first time that you’ve ever even heard about mobile payments. Intimidating? Maybe. So, we took look at what cards work with Apple Pay and how to

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The Best Apps to Obliterate Debt and Control Your Spending
Sep 30

The Best Apps to Obliterate Debt and Control Your Spending

Technology has had a huge impact on how most people approach the financial aspects of their lives, and the benefits are undeniable. Put simply, smartphones and laptops take the guesswork out of debt management, especially when you have the right tools to work with. Today, apps are the name of the game, and they can

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5 Ways iPhone 6’s Apple Pay Will Be a Game Changer
Sep 29

5 Ways iPhone 6’s Apple Pay Will Be a Game Changer

If you haven’t bent your new iPhone 6 in half yet, then you’ll be one of the lucky ones to test out the new Apple pay mobile payments app this coming October. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this nifty app, it allows users to pay with their phone using a Near Field Communication (NFC)

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EyeVerify Security App Takes a Picture of Your Eyeball In Lieu of a Password
Sep 19

EyeVerify Security App Takes a Picture of Your Eyeball In Lieu of a Password

When it comes to verifying a customer’s identity, there might be something in the eye. That’s what Wells Fargo is banking on, which is why it has awarded thousands of dollars to EyeVerify, a Kansas City-based startup that transforms a picture of your eye into a key that protects your digital life. The investment is

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Is Apple’s Mobile Payment System a Game Changer or Does It Just Spell Danger?
Sep 09

Is Apple’s Mobile Payment System a Game Changer or Does It Just Spell Danger?

Apple unveiled two iPhones, a watch, and a new mobile payment platform at an event in Cupertino, Calif., today. The mobile payment system, called Apple Pay, has been rumored for years now and aims to change the way consumers pay for goods. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, introduced the Apple mobile payment system, saying businesses rely

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3 Personal Finance Apps Just As Worthwhile As Mint
Jul 23

3 Personal Finance Apps Just As Worthwhile As Mint

Mint, a budgeting and spend-tracking tool, allows consumers to sign up and within minutes, have their accounts securely connected,  and spending patterns broken down in easy-to-understand charts. However, does that really encapsulate the public’s general needs in the realm of money management? We’ve already picked three other apps that deserve to stand alongside Mint in the personal

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