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‘Msft *xbox Live Bill.xbox.com Wa’: And other Xbox charges on credit card

Are you a Discover Card customer? Check this out... Getting those Xbox charges off of your credit card Yep, that’s what I saw on my credit card bill recently. Xbox charges. In fact, I saw three charges on my credit card from the transaction description above. Just from seeing it on my card, I could easily gather it had something to with A) Microsoft, B) XBox and C) Washington. If you see...

A Google is forever…

By now you’ve seen it, the privacy link on Google, YouTube, etc. explaining that “this stuff matters”. Did you read it? I have been plowing through it here and there. It’s boring, but I knew it would become a big point of discussion. Because every time I go to YouTube to log in, or head to Google, it pops up. I get it already.
But they’re right: This stuff matters.

Brighthouse iPad app hits the iTunes store

(11/4/11) Update: I just downloaded the app for a test drive. It was a small pain to track down my account number, set up an account online and register – but it was pretty quick. But I must say, the picture quality is great! Smooth scrolling channels are much better than the rigid delay you get on the TV from the cable box. The only downfall was waiting for some channels to load and there...

iPhone 4 Screen Flickers

iPhone screen flickering? Give this a shot I’ve had my iPhone 4 (work phone) about a year now. And just a few days ago I noticed I had a case of the iPhone 4 screen flickers. It’s a bit lighter and you can see lines like you would if you looked very closely to a TV set. I’ve added an image, but that doesn’t add anything because the flicker doesn’t affect it. So my...

The $1,000 iPhone 4

I’ve done it again. These things don’t grow on trees, ya know. But I still manage to fling them around like a nasty apple with a wormhole and a nice, fat bruise on it. I dropped my iPhone 4 again. This is the second time. The first time was in my kitchen. Tile. I did the smash and dash around the apartment cursing myself to no end. Why was I so stupid?! Be gentle. Be gingerly. But I...

You don’t own music anymore, you only have access to it

Times they are a’changin’, that’s for sure.  GQ just had a great article about The Cloud and what it’s going to do to the way you listen to your music. Think of the old days of buying LPs, cassette tapes, CDs and, yes, even the days of iTunes receipts. In the ‘old days’ you bought your music and stored it. The Cloud is going to change the way music is listened...

My software doesn’t work with Lion. Roar.

I was a bit of a hold-out on updating my Mac computers to the new OS X Lion 10.7 operating system. I heard some good things about it, and it was a snap being able to just download it from the App Store. But what I wasn’t prepared for (and should have been!) was the fact that some of my software didn’t work after I made the update. Idiot move. In hindsight, it makes sense. Apple always...

The run for Sweeps

This is always a busy time of year. Sweeps periods fall during four different months of the year. While we continually run hard ALL the time at WFTV, we focus on putting together stories for sweeps that really get to the bottom of a topic – we put some extra ‘oomph’ into it. Today my photographer Dan and I were in Daytona Beach meeting a computer forensics pro – a truly...

iPhone: AT&T vs. Verizon

For those of you who are loaded down with questions about what to do about getting an iPhone or changing plans if you already own one, there’s a great article on Lifehacker that can help you out. Thanks to our tech guru WFTV’s Dave Sirak for pointing the link out to me. I have an iPhone with AT&T and I loathe the signal strength and dropped calls. However, I was not aware that you...

Bad Apples

Check this out – LA cops seized $10 million worth of fake iPhones, iPods and other Faux-Apple products. The Los Angeles Port Police seized the counterfeit goods from several downtown warehouses as part of a massive two-month long bust. What they found, according to the LA Times: Counterfeit products with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million; stolen electronics, toys and...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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