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Spam Calls Are Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

The number of complaints due to robocalls has dropped significantly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to research from AllAreaCodes. The site took a look at data from the Federal Trade Commission and noted dips in consumer complaints throughout March as the World Health Organization declared a pandemic and the several areas in the US began […]

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Netflix Adds New Parental Controls, Including Lockable Profiles

A recent update from Netflix allows users to apply PIN codes to individual profiles, allowing parents, for example, to keep their kids from accessing more adult-oriented fare. The new feature is one of several Netflix announced today as it introduces more granular controls. Among the new additions: Users can assign PIN codes to protect profiles […]

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SpaceX & Amazon Internet Competitor OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy, Cites COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week, satellite internet company OneWeb filed for bankruptcy, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as it struggled to secure additional funding. In a statement announcing the decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company said it “intends to use these proceedings to pursue a sale of its business in order to maximize the value […]

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The Roku Channel Launches in the UK

Roku announced that it’s launching The Roku Channel in the UK today, adding that in addition to Roku users, NOW TV and Sky Q users also have access to the channel’s lineup of free content. According to the company, The Roku Channel offers some 10,000-plus hours of movies, TV episodes, and documentaries. In a blog […]

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Cord Cutters

There’s little doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways we live our lives. Many of us work from home now, while others don’t have that luxury and continue working on-site in the face of greater risk. And while it’s certainly not the biggest concern or the most important focus right now, the pandemic […]

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