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Comment latest press release from Verizon (Score 1) 70

first press release after Verizon buys Yahoo. due to some users excessive yahoo usage, unlimited emails will be limited to 10 emails a day. for those who exceeded their unlimited limits, they will be required to sign up for yahoo plus or lose their accounts. The accounts will still be unlimited as long as you don't use them as such.

Comment walmart pay is slow (Score 5, Informative) 118

I have used Walmart pay several times and in spite of Walmart promises of faster checkout - it is slower to check out. By the time you unlock the phone, navigate to the walmart app, scroll down to get to walmart pay, verify your identity, scan the keypad, wait for approval, you could have scanned your debit card and be done with it. Walmart pay should at least have a widget to make eliminate a few steps.

the keypad even timeout on me a few times while getting to the app and had to get the cashier reinitialized walmart pay.

I wish my bank used samsung pay, it is so much faster and I have used it at walmart a couple of times using credit card with no problems..

Submission + - tcp connected disconnecting users

renegade600 writes: just found out tcp connected bulbs will no longer be supported on June 30th. It will no longer have access to their cloud, nor will their app be updated. I have 16 of those bulbs and after the 30th they will no longer work with the amazon echo nor have remote access — only local What makes me mad is there was nothing in the tech news sites about this, tcp did not contact anyone. I just happened to run across a review at amazon where there was a comment about this. I went to tcp's website and found the info hidden in their website. I guess they don't want anyone to know since they are still selling the bulbs.

http://go.tcpi.com/GetConnecte... (click on the tcp product update — it is a pdf)

the following is a quote from their pdf

Thank you for your patronage to the Connected by TCP system. We appreciate your support.
We regret to inform you that we are making changes to our support model and will be discontinuing
the following services associated with the Connected by TCP system effective June 30, 2016:
* Access via the internet and connectivity through cloud services
* Updates of the TCP Lighting App

Comment they make up for it (Score 1) 202

most dvd sales now includes digital copy which adds a couple of dollars to the purchase. It is near impossible to find dvds without digital copies. This means the customers are giving them money for nothing since most do not get their digital download. Why is the movie industry griping since they are basically getting paid twice for every dvd sales whether the digital copy is downloaded or not???

Comment I will stop using adblockers only when (Score 1) 618

I will stop using adblockers only when malware stops using ads to spread their menace
I will stop using adblockers only when they stop they quit with all the flashing, in your face ads
I will stop using adblockers only when they stop placing more ads than content on some pages/sites

I can go on but ...

IMO, is the same as removing the sales inserts in the newspapers - which I have the right to remove before reading.

Comment no different than newspaper (Score 1) 611

I will block ads and see no problems with it. I see it no different than taking the sales circulars out of the local paper and tossing before reading. I think more people, including me, would not block the ads if there were not so "in your face". Just keep them simple, and not so obtrusive and I would not block them. If they would stop with the data collecting, I would not block them. If some did not pass on malware, I would not block them.

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