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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
Top Channel Tech
Articles 4,265

Bio

Andy is a reporter in Memphis who has been contributing to BGR since 2015. His expertise in TV shows you probably don’t like is unmatched. When he’s not writing about technology, he can be found hunched protectively over his burgeoning collection of vinyl.

Stimulus check update

If your stimulus check hasn’t arrived yet, this might be why

March 23rd, 2021

For those of you who’ve been waiting for a stimulus check update, because you haven’t received your $1,400 payment from the government yet, here’s the good news. After depositing more than 90 million payments in Americans’ bank accounts last week, in addition to mailing out another 150,000 stimulus checks, the IRS has announced that more …

Netflix password sharing

This important Netflix update will affect so many of you

March 22nd, 2021

Netflix has another big weekend in store for viewers, with buzzy new series like Sky Rojo now available to stream on the service. That new show is from the creators of the global smash hit Money Heist, which was the most-watched non-English language series on Netflix until the release of Lupin, so that automatically guaranteed …

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook is about to reach a huge milestone

March 21st, 2021

Ahead of the milestone he’ll reach in August — which will mark 10 years since Tim Cook succeeded Steve Jobs as the CEO of Apple, mere weeks before Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer — a transformation of sorts at the iPhone maker is still underway. Corporations, of course, exist to pursue commercial imperatives, and …

Apple TV Plus

Apple TV+ is being held back by its terrible app

March 20th, 2021

If I hadn’t already watched all nine episodes of Calls, a new star-studded drama series that Apple TV+ is debuting on Friday and which the company screened early for the press, I was already intrigued enough by the trailer that I’d have checked it out on my own anyway. It’s hard to say too much …

Stimulus check tracker

Got questions about your $1,400 stimulus check? We’ve got answers

March 19th, 2021

The IRS began a massive undertaking this week, one that was set in motion by the enactment of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus legislation: Sending out 100 million stimulus payments, in the span of 10 days. The initial tranche of those payments, generally comprised of $1,400 checks for millions of taxpayers, was sent out first …

Two factor authentication

Think 2FA SMS texts make your logins safe? Look how easy they are to hack

March 18th, 2021

Two-factor authentication was back in the news on Thursday, with Facebook announcing its support of physical security keys for 2FA on mobile devices via a company blog post. The post from Facebook offered a good reminder that, while 2FA is generally thought to make it harder for people to break into your accounts, it’s not …

Ransomware

Hackers keep getting rich off of your stupid mistakes

March 18th, 2021

The cyber landscape continues to be increasingly favorable for hackers and other assorted criminals who initiate hacks and intrusions into peoples’ computers, mobile devices, and the apps and services they use on all that hardware. It’s not just that the attack surface for things like data breaches keeps getting larger, with a growing number of …

Third stimulus check

Biden’s stimulus checks are giving one group of people a huge payday

March 18th, 2021

The first tranches of stimulus checks made possible by the $1.9 trillion economic relief legislation President Biden signed into law started hitting bank accounts this week, in what we’ve said before felt a little like a new kind of payday in America. The millions of electronic credits, transferring billions of dollars of wealth from the …

Phone apps

Security pros don’t put these apps on their smartphones

March 17th, 2021

Tech news headlines have been filled in recent weeks with ominous warnings about data breaches, sketchy phone apps threatening to steal private information on your phone, hackers on a rampage, and the like, and things will no doubt only heat up from here the deeper we get into 2021. In recent weeks, we also reported …