Find phone numbers, online income and more: Tech Q&A

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Tech Tax Breaks

Q: Can I use my cable bill and phone from my taxes? I use it sometimes for work.

A: The best thing you can do is find a smart accountant and enumerations of the technology that you use for professional purposes. The IRS has no shortage of worksheets for independent contractors, which will help you to tabulate your business expenses. A number of technical refinements, such as a smartphone, can be used for both conference calls and ordering pizzas, so you will not be able to write off every penny of every phone bill. But sometimes you can find the fees in surprising places. Find out what devices and services you can count on in the direction of your taxes will help you ask the right questions during the consult. Click here for some ideas of tech you can use from your taxes.

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Cashing in Bitcoin

Q: After you get the Bitcoin to buy, how can you turn into something you can use to buy things?

A: Since Bitcoin is a virtual currency, you can’t walk into any corner store and buy bubble gum with your blockchain data, especially now that each Bitcoin is worth thousands of dollars. As with any new investment, buying into the system is only half of the story; it is also a good idea to know how to make money from. More traditional capital, such as gold or real estate, is much more generally understood to mean the purchase of a physical currency or goods, it fluctuates in value, and at the right time to sell for a profit. But Bitcoin is a bit trickier, because the market, and the brokers who control that market, are still very new. The converting Bitcoin is not difficult, but it is a process that you must learn. Click here to learn how to convert Bitcoin to cash.

Find Phone Numbers Online

Q: Is there a site to find someone, the mobile phone number? I am looking for my son, who I have not seen in 11 years.

A: first of all, I hope that you, your son and your reunion is a happy one. The internet makes it easier than ever to find friends and loved ones, and you probably have a fair chance of tracking him down. That said, the mobile phone numbers are tricky. Mobile numbers are never listed the way landlines. In the era of the scammers and robo-calls, most people don’t want their numbers falling into the wrong hands. But if you’re willing to do a little detective work, there are a number of natural ways to start looking. Social media and public records, reveal much about the people, and sometimes their contact information pops up. With a little luck, you find those figures quite easily. Click here for five ways to find a mobile number online.

Porn Find Dogs

Q: I have heard that there are dogs that can find child pornography on hard drives and usb sticks. How can they do that?

A: You heard correctly, and it is a revolutionary development for the enforcement of the law. In the past, the dogs are trained to smell drugs and bombs, but how do you condition a dog to the scent of a reprehensible JPG? Digital images have no scent, right? But most people who are involved in this dirty trade is not storing their images online because they are vulnerable to hackers and IP tracing. Instead, they use the physical storage devices, which are often disguised as other things, such as shaving cream containers. These units prove to be their downfall, because that is exactly what the smart dogs are trained to detect. That is just the tip of the iceberg, because in the US and abroad, this new breed of researcher is changing the game and put sex offenders behind bars. Click here to learn more about porn sniffing cybercrime dogs.

The profit on the Web

Q: I would like to make some extra money online. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A: There are a number of excellent ways to earn money online, and they come in all varieties. Some people earn money by means of a passive source, such as the making of a song or an e-book available for download, then earn royalties from each sale. Legions of people use apps for their real-life activities, such as Uber and Fivrr. But you do it, you need to remember that online business is still a lot of work. You can dream with the opening of an Etsy shop, because you don’t have to answer to a boss or sit in a cubicle. You still have to advertise, update your site, the cultivating of the product, and send it by e-mail. Almost every web-based company have the necessary hustle and bustle, and most people are not cut out for this kind of bit by bit unpredictable work. But if you have discipline and a decent sense of the organization, there is a lot of money via the internet. Click here for eight simple ways to make money online.

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