These 5 free Chrome extensions are crazy genius

1. Honey

Honey is my secret weapon for saving money online. It appears at checkout and automatically scours the Internet for any available coupon codes. The best code is applied to your cart, so you always save the most money. Honey has saved me on everything from hotels to rollerblades, and I didn’t have to search for anything.

Honey also finds better prices on Amazon (yes, there are better prices––I was surprised, too). With 5-stars on the Chrome store, it’s no wonder this add-on is gaining popularity fast.

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Android N brings split-screen multitasking apps

Google Android showing two apps side-by-sideImage copyrightGoogle
Image captionThe next version of Android is still known as “N”

Split-screen multitasking and improved notification controls are among the new features being added to the Android operating system (OS).

An early build of the new OS, known as Android N, was released on Thursday for app developers to test.

Google said it had released the beta software earlier than usual so that device manufacturers could get the finished version sooner.

At the moment, fewer than 3% of Android phones run the latest OS, Marshmallow.

“Early release”

Typically, Google discusses the next generation of its Android OS at its annual developer conference in the summer.

But this year it has released a first draft earlier than expected.

“By releasing the first preview and asking for your feedback now (in March!), we’ll be able to act on that feedback while still being able to hand off the final N release to device makers this summer,” wrote Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, in a blog post.

On Monday, Google published statistics that showed an older version of Android, Lollipop, was still more widely used than the latest variant.

About 36% of Android devices run Lollipop, with fewer than 3% running the newer Marshmallow.

But a range of new smartphones running Marshmallow, from manufacturers such as Samsung and LG, are due to be released.

Snapchat, Seagate Amongst Firms Duped in Tax-Fraud Phishing Scam

Snapchat, Seagate Amongst Firms Duped in Tax-Fraud Phishing Scam

Tax-filing season is turning into a nightmare for thousands of employees whose companies have been duped by email fraudsters. A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ incomes, addresses and Social Security numbers.