Disney Plus review: The streaming service for the young and young at heart


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Just like seemingly everything else Disney does, from Rise of Skywalker to Avengers: Endgame to Galaxy’s Edge, its streaming service is a phenomenon. Disney Plus launched in November 2019, and as of May had amassed 54.5 million subscribers — no small feat for a new streaming service. Its marquee original series, The Mandalorian, gave fans Baby Yoda theoriesmerchandise and memes. And its success has Netflix and other big names in streaming taking notes. Not bad for $6.99 a month.

Like

  • Wide catalog of content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and National Geographic, plus early releases during pandemic
  • Low price compared to other streaming services
  • Easy-to-navigate interface, with 4K HDR available for some titles
  • Baby Yoda

Don’t Like

  • No other big original hits outside of The Mandalorian
  • Little customization of kids’ profiles
  • Tile-heavy design

The big question: Is it worth the money to you? If you’re a cord cutter, especially one with children, then Disney Plus is likely a must-have. With only a few notable exceptions, Netflix is losing a host of Disney content to the new service, meaning if you or the little ones want to watch 

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Can I track my stimulus check? Sure can. How to use the IRS Get My Payment tool

An online tool can help tell you when your stimulus money is coming.


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If you’ve been looking for weeks for your stimulus check to arrive, the IRS has good news: you can use an online tracker to check the status of your payment. Called Get My Payment, the portal shows if your check has been processed and scheduled, or if there’s a greater issue you may need to tackle before the federal agency can send your money. Your stimulus payment tops out at $1,200 per person and varies based on your income

Get My Payment can also reveal whether your money will arrive as a paper check or a prepaid debit card. In some cases, you might even get a direct deposit to your bank account if you signed up before the mid-May cutoff and have been experiencing a delay. After tracking your payment status with the IRS, you might also consider signing up for the US Postal Service app, which will notify you when your stimulus check will arrive in the mail.

If you tried to check

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How to reset a user’s privacy permissions on macOS and iOS

There are times when privacy permissions become corrupt or misconfigured. Instead of auditing manually, users can easily reset the permissions database that holds their privacy data.

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Apple is a staunch supporter of privacy rights. The company has championed the cause of privacy on behalf of all the users of its devices—even the ones that stand accused of using their devices as a tool for otherwise questionable actions or to commit illegal activities.

SEE: Apple iOS 13: A cheat sheet (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

And while we each will have our personal opinions on such matters, it is beyond the scope of this article to pass judgement. These privacy settings ensure that if even the most questionable are protected, and those of us who use the devices legally are more than covered, too.

The push for privacy and security has been sweeping across the entirety of Apple’s device lineup and operating systems for years now. Each new iteration places greater controls on what devices can access, what Apple does with the data, and how access can be restricted. Most importantly, it places the power solely in the hands of its users, allowing them to decide exactly what

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