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Agent Interfering Why a Listing Agent Might Refuse to Show a House

Buyers don't always understand what agent interference means or why they can't demand that a listing agent shows a home and make the listing agent …

Real Estate

Google Voice now filters out unwanted calls, thanks to update

The major update that hit Google Voice back in January was mostly aesthetic, as it brought the app up to date with the company’s Material Design …

Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers

A new ad-blocking technology could mean trouble for online publishers.<p>Developed by researchers at Stanford and Princeton, this ‘undefeatable’ ad blocker breaks from the norm and detects ads much like humans do: by looking at it. Typical ad-blockers scan a page’s source code looking for signs of …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Smart Homes

Comparing average property taxes for all 50 states and D.C.

American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation’s largest property database (Here’s how to cut your property taxes). That means that each of the country’s 84 million single-family homeowners paid an …

10 best Android learning apps

Using your smartphone or tablet to learn from just makes sense. It’s a device that is almost always with you which means you can take your learning everywhere and there are a metric ton of resources to teach you what you need to know. Some learning apps are better than others but they all achieve …

Microsoft will stop updating the original version of Windows 10 in May

It might seem like just yesterday that Microsoft first released Windows 10, but in fact, it’s now going on two years since the company’s latest and …

7 Slow-Cooker Dinners You Can Make and Freeze Ahead of Time

A slow cooker is already a great tool for cutting down on work in the kitchen, but combine its simplifying ability with the time-saving benefits of …

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

Hong Kong Developers Dance to Their Own Tune

Hong Kong's de facto central bank is trying to manage the world's least affordable property market by taking banks to task for their easy lending …

Yellen Signals Shift From Stimulating Economy to Sustaining Growth

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said Monday that the Fed was shifting its focus from stimulating the economy to keeping growth on an even keel.<p>She said the economy was “pretty healthy,” thanks in part to the Fed’s long-running stimulus campaign, which the central bank is moving to …

3 Tax Deductions That Could Be Great if You Make More Than $90,000

If you're a higher earner, you won't want to miss these tax breaks.<p>Though there are a host of tax credits to help low- and middle-income workers make …

50 things anyone dealing with a debt collector should know

Getting a debt collection call is never fun.<p>Even in a best-case scenario — it’s your debt and you can pay — that outstanding account can cause a headache or two. And if the debt’s contentious, not yours or just too darn high, the situation can become (or at least feel) a lot more dire. But …

6 Awesomely Affordable Decor Shops That Aren't Ikea

You just got the keys to your new apartment and are desperate to make it feel like home, but you'll need to stretch your decorating budget wisely. If the local midcentury antique shop and pricier home chains are out of your reach, don't get discouraged. While we fully embrace a good Ikea hack, …

How to password protect an Excel file

If you use a computer, you probably have some Microsoft Excel documents on your Mac or PC that you wouldn’t want other people to find and read. After …

31 Gadgets And Recipes Everyone Who Loves To Cook Needs ASAP

Useful products, delicious recipes, and not a spiralizer in sight! Promise. The products in this post were updated in April 2018.

11 ways to organize your finances today that will save you time and money later

Got spring fever? How about applying some of that energy to cleaning your financial house?<p>Whether you just need to reorganize your records or do a thorough cleansing, this to-do list will help you make sure you're finances are on track for the rest of the year.<p><b>1. Clear out your paperwork</b><p>Don't be a …

How to set up an Android phone for your kid

Smartphones and children have a tricky relationship. While phones can be entertainment centers for kids, these devices are designed for adults and leave children's privacy and innocence vulnerable -- especially if they have their own phones. Google aims to empower parents and safeguard children who …

Apps

Google is moving to a new issue tracker

When it comes to Android issue tracking, Google has always used Google Code. However, Google started phasing out Code for most users in 2013, and …

What You Need to Know About Mortgage Taxes In 2017

The tax deduction for mortgage interest is pretty well-known, but it's not the only tax break you could get for buying a home. Between the interest, property taxes, mortgage insurance, and discount points, your new home could cut your tax bill by hundreds or even thousands of dollars <i>every year</i>.<p>When …

10 Conditions Where You Don't Have to Repay Federal Student Loans

Trying to pay for college can be a delicate balancing act. You want to maximize the amount of financial aid and minimize the amount of student loans …

College & University

31 Simple Style Cheat Sheets For Guys Who Don't Know WTF They're Doing

Dress for success.

Spam-blocking Truecaller app now supports Google Duo video calling

Unwanted calls from telemarketers are pretty much unavoidable these days. Some industry analysts peg the number of unsolicited marketing calls at 35 …

7 Weeknight Dinners That Are Perfect For Spring

Because springtime is the best time!

Sorting Messages on Gmail

<b>Q.</b> <i>I missed switching over to the new version of Google that separates different categories of messages. Is it too late to get set up like that? The number of emails I get is overwhelming.</i><p><b>A.</b> Even if you declined Google’s invitation to revamp your Gmail mailbox structure with the company’s “priority …

Here are the 10 places where it's cheaper to raise a family in the city than a suburb

But a new report from Care.com and Zillow reveals 10 popular places in the US where it's actually cheaper to live in a metro area's city rather than suburb, thanks to lower housing and childcare costs.<p>To determine how cost of living compares in the country's 30 largest metros, Care.com and Zillow …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Language

30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

Know the Latest IRS Scams | Investopedia

How do IRS scammers go about stealing your personal information? Well, they can find it in many places: our unencrypted hard drives and USB drives, …

Identity Theft

Today's Fed Funds Rate Is 1.75 Percent

Current Federal Reserve Interest Rates<p>Today's Fed Funds Rate Is 1.75 Percent<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>The current federal funds rate is 1.75 percent. The …