United Airlines Will Offer Up To 1,000,000 Air Miles To Bug Bounty Hunters


Passport Scanning Comes To United Airlines Mobile AppFor all of those security experts who are avid travelers, United Airlines is looking to give you the Monty Hall treatment and make you a sweet deal.

Capitalizing on a growing trend in cyber-security in rewarding those who find flaws that hackers can take advantage of, the airline company is following the lead of Facebook & Microsoft in looking to recruit established researchers to track down any and all flaws within their website and booking system.

The airline announced the move online stating,  “If you think you have discovered a potential bug that affects our websites, apps and/or online portals, please let us know. If the submission meets our requirements, we’ll gladly reward you for your time and effort.”

The difference between United and the other companies is that they will offer air miles to those researchers based on their findings. There are a couple of prerequisites in place, however.

Those interested first have to be members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Mileage Plus. There’s also a tiered system of mileage rewards in place, with high-level security flaws earning those that find them some serious miles that can total one million.

But aggressive tactics in trying to find the flaws, such as conducting tests with other individuals’ Mileage Plus accounts for example, will not only disqualify you but place you under criminal investigation.

To those who are still interested, happy hunting!

Christopher A. Smith


HBO Is Coming To Sling TV


HBO Is Coming To Sling TVSling TV is adding HBO to their lineup.

Subscribers of Sling TV will be able to add HBO to their selection of channels for $15 per month — that price is in addition to the regular Sling TV subscription price of $20 per month.

HBO will arrive in time for users to watch the season 5 launch of Game of Thrones, which starts on April 12th.

As reported here, Tom Woodbury, president of global distribution for HBO, said in a statement “It is has always been our desire to make the HBO subscription widely accessible…Sling TV is a part of that ongoing evolution and we believe HBO is a great addition to the platform.”

Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said “Sling TV is bringing HBO to our customers on all of our supported devices in time for one of the most important TV moments of the year…HBO delivers hit shows and movies that TV viewers crave, and with this addition we’re adding another heavy hitter to a lineup that includes ESPN, AMC, TNT and more.”


If You Break Your Phone, HTC Will Replace It For Free


If You Break Your Phone, HTC Will Replace It For FreeIf you crack your HTC screen, or the phone suffers water damage, or you switch carriers and a need a new phone, HTC will give you a new phone for free.

The already have the HTC Advantage program in place since last year, however, that program only allowed for a one-time screen replacement.

The new HTC UH OH Protection program offers much more.

Jason Mackenzie, HTC Americas president said “With the HTC One M9, we didn’t stop with creating an award-winning smartphone and amazing user experiences. We created an innovative new program that ensures the best phone on the market stays that way. We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if something unfortunate happens to it.”


Sling TV Comes To Xbox One – Free For One Month


Sling TV Comes To Xbox One - Free For One MonthSling TV has been busy adding new channels lately, and now their service is available to Xbox One owners.

Existing Xbox One users can try out the service for one month for free.

If you’re not yet an Xbox One user, you’re eligible for three free months of Sling TV when you buy an Xbox One.

The Sling TV price after the free offer is $20 per month for the basic channel pack, with additional channels available for $5 per month.


Google Play Now Allows You To Upload 50,000 Songs For Free


Google Play Now Allows You To Upload 50,000 Songs For FreeGoogle Play Music has upped the storage limit for users to upload songs to 50,000 songs.

Google announced the new limit in a blog post, writing “Today we are expanding the music storage limit on Google Play. Now you can store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them them to your phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast.”

You don’t need to pay for a subscription to take advantage of the music storage.

After signing on here, you’ll see instructions to being the upload process.

You can upload folders, or, you can upload your iTunes library. Your music will be available to stream from most devices.


Are You A Dropbox User? Get 100GB Of Storage From OneDrive For Free


Are You A Dropbox User? Get 100GB Of Storage From OneDrive For FreeOneDrive is offering an attractive deal for Dropbox users: 100GB of free storage for one year.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, you’ll need to first go here to log into OneDrive and verify your account.

Microsoft’s OneDrive provides file hosting. The service was previously known as SkyDrive.


Pre-Orders Now Being Taken For The Sony SmartEyeglass


Pre-Orders Now Being Taken For The Sony SmartEyeglassAlthough Google Glass may be gone for the time being, Sony has forged ahead with their own smart glasses and pre-orders are now being taken for the Sony SmartEyeglass.

Priced at $840, the pre-orders are being taken in Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. Pre-ordering should be available in the United States soon.

Utilizing the Android operating system, the SmartEyeglass is black-framed, and includes a software development kit in order for app designers to create apps for the new smart glasses.

The glasses contain a compass, gyroscope, 3-megapixel camera, an accelerometer, and a microphone.

Also included are a speaker, touch sensor, a controller, and a battery.


Apple iWork for iCloud Now Open For Everyone


Apple iWork for iCloud Now Open For EveryoneApple has now made iWork for iCloud available to everyone, even those without an Apple device.

Now, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, are available for everyone to use.

Users will be given 1GB of free storage on iCloud.

Visit the iCloud beta site to get started.


Prepay For 3 Months Of Sling TV And Get Free Amazon And Roku Streaming Devices


Prepay For 3 Months Of Sling TV And Get Free Amazon And Roku Streaming DevicesHere’s a couple of deals for anyone interested in getting started with Sling TV:

If you prepay for 3 months of service, you’ll get a free Amazon Fire TV stick that normally sells for $39, or, you can get $50 off the Fire TV box, which is normally $99.

With the Roku deal, you can get a free Roku stick, which normally goes for $50, or, get 50% off the Roku 3 box. The Roku 3 box usually sells for $100.


Get An Additional 2GB Of Google Drive Storage By Doing A Security Checkup


Get An Additional 2GB Of Google Drive Storage By Doing A Security CheckupIn recognition of Safer Internet Day, Google is offering an additional 2GB of storage to Google Drive users.

Users must perform a security checkup by February 17th in order to qualify for the offer.

When performing the security checkup, users are asked to ensure that their account recovery information is up-to-date, check their recent sign-in activity, and review which apps have access to their account.