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The iOS 11 Control Center Doesn’t Really Turn Off WiFi Or Bluetoothios11_control_center_nopeconsumerlaura

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:03:03 +0000

During Apple’s announcement earlier this month of new products, there was also something for users who are happy with their old devices: A new version of the company’s operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 11. However, one handy feature of the new operating system — a menu that lets users quickly access certain functions at any time by swiping …

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Is Experian Letting Anyone Access Your Credit Freeze PIN?padlockashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:22 +0000

Placing a credit freeze on your accounts following a hack or issue with identity theft is only effective if the credit reporting agency you’re working with doesn’t give ne’er-do-wells the ability to unfreeze the accounts by providing the same information that any good ID thief already knows about you. This is a lesson some victims of Equifax’s recent data breach…

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So, The Equifax Hack Actually Started Back In Marchbacklitkeyboardconsumerlaura

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:01:35 +0000

Two weeks ago, credit agency Equifax announced an unprecedented breach of consumer personal data where records for 143 million customers in the United States alone were stolen. Equifax told the world that it discovered the breach in July, and it began in May. Turns out that the second half of that statement isn’t quite true. Memo leak The Wall Street …

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UPDATE: Company Apologizes To Customer Who Found Employee ID Badge In Her JerkyOhBoyOberto1marybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:49:35 +0000

Earlier this week, we brought you the tale of a Consumerist reader who was stymied by the presence of what appeared to be an employee ID badge in a bag of beef jerky she’d purchased. After our story ran, the company reached out to our reader with apologies for her “very negative experience” and something of an explanation about what …

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Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Recalled Over Botulism Riskdeath_wish_nitro_brew_1024x1024ashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:05:35 +0000

There’s strong coffee, and then there’s really strong coffee. If you were planning to drink a can the world’s purported strongest coffee, you might want to think again: Death Wish Coffee has issued the recall of certain  cans of its nitro cold brew after discovering they could contain a deadly toxin.  Death Wish Coffee announced this week that it would …

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Apple Admits Its Brand-New Watch Has Trouble Connecting To Cell ServiceScreen Shot 2017-09-12 at 1.36.16 PM (2)marybethquirkconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:38:46 +0000

While Apple has been busy bragging about the fact that its new Series 3 smart watch has integrated cellular communication capabilities — meaning you don’t need to connect it with your phone anymore — just before it starts shipping those devices, the company is admitting that they’re having LTE connectivity problems. The Verge’s Lauren Goode reports that she experienced …

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Albertsons Buys Plated, Plans To Bring Meal Kits To Grocery StoresScreen Shot 2017-09-21 at 8.40.17 AMashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:49:54 +0000

Just when you thought the popularity surrounding meal kits was cooling down, grocery stores have jumped into the ring, creating their own version of the convenient pre-selected, pre-proportioned boxes of ingredients. But Albertsons Co. — operator of supermarkets like Safeway and Jewel-Osco — is taking a different road: It’s simply buying an existing meal kit service, Plated.  Idaho-based Albertsons announced …

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It’s Not Just You: Writing A Check Can Be Trickycheckashleekielerconsumerist

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:05 +0000

Between credit cards, online payment services, and good ol’ cash, many consumers have sequestered their checkbooks into cupboards and drawers that seldom see the light of day. Still, not everyone has left their checkbooks to waste away; many consumers use the notebooks from time to time, whether it be paying a bill, rent, or other expenses where plastic or cash …

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Cases Of KIND Bars Recalled For Lack Of Walnut Declarationseasaltconsumerlaura

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:19:33 +0000

Tree nuts like walnuts can trigger life-threatening allergies, and they’re one of the food items that must be declared on the outside of the food package. Cases of KIND chocolate and nut bars had that declaration on each bar, but the company is now notifying customers that the exterior cartons lacked the declaration. What to look for “The recalled products …

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Target Debuts Maps Of Stores So You Don’t Have To Talk To EmployeesScreen Shot 2017-09-20 at 3.03.49 PMashleekielerconsumerist

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:37:31 +0000

Big box stores are, well, big. So big, in fact, you might get lost looking for the toilet paper. But instead of sheepishly approaching an employee, you can now just follow the map on your phone — at Target, anyway.  Target announced today that customers can soon traverse their local stores using maps of the locations within the retailer’s mobile …

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