Is Apple Card Worth It?

Is Apple Card Worth It?

Photo: Getty ImagesApple’s new credit card, called Apple Card, was announced this spring and isn’t available to everyone just yet—rollout for the card started this week. While a select few (a random drawing of people who signed up for the waiting list) get started using the card, let’s take a look at how it stacks…

Venmo can now instantly deposit money into your bank account

Venmo can now instantly deposit money into your bank account

Venmo has added the ability to transfer your balance funds into a bank account in mere seconds. The PayPal-owned peer-to-peer payments company has offered this instant deposit capability with Visa and Mastercard debit cards for some time, but opening it up to bank accounts adds more flexibility. As with instant transfers to a debit card,…

Your Apple Card Limit May Be Too Low to Buy an iPhone

Your Apple Card Limit May Be Too Low to Buy an iPhone

The much-anticipated Apple Card has an application process that can be done on your iPhone in minutes. Not only is it fast—it’s open to a wide range of credit histories once it rolls out to the general public later this month.That means that you can probably get approved for this card if you have a…

Make Fraud Alert Emails From Your Bank Impossible to Miss

Make Fraud Alert Emails From Your Bank Impossible to Miss

Screenshot: David MurphyIt was bound to happen someday: Someone finally counterfeited my new credit card, and I received an alert that they were trying to make a physical purchase at a local gas station. And here’s a quick explanation of why I almost missed this critical notification (so you don’t have the same issue in…

Apple’s contactless student IDs come to 12 more schools

Apple’s contactless student IDs come to 12 more schools

A new school year is approaching, and for Apple that means an expansion of its contact-free student IDs. Apple Watch and iPhone owners can tap their devices to access campus facilities in 12 more schools, and these are institutions you’ll likely recognize — Georgetown University, the University of Tennessee and the University of San Francisco…

Which immigration headlines should you care about?

Which immigration headlines should you care about?

Foreign-born tech workers shouldn’t panic — or bury their heads in the sand Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor Newsflash! President Donald Trump is…

The Best Ways to Collect Disney Character Autographs

The Best Ways to Collect Disney Character Autographs

Photo: Getty ImagesI’ve been to Disney World a few times with my extended family, including with my son and three nieces. Around the time they were in the four- to seven-year-old age range, getting character autographs was a Very Big Deal. We did what every other parent of that age group seemed to be doing:…

The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding

The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding

Lucien Lung/Riva Press/ReduxTwo years ago a novelist and as-yet-unproduced screenwriter named Nic Kelman went to work for Wizards of the Coast, the company that makes the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Kelman’s job, though he might not put it this way, was to write a grimoire—a kabbalistic story bible. “Rules for magic out…

Use These Flashcard Apps to Make Your Study Session Less Analog

Use These Flashcard Apps to Make Your Study Session Less Analog

Flashcards are a favorite study method, allowing you to learn large amounts of material, then weed out the parts you already know. But writing out hundreds of index cards and then bringing them around with you is a pain. Fortunately, like many other aspects of life, there are apps that allow you to do this…