Just like you, Siri wakes up to pastry

Today we take a break from recalls and scams to bring you this fun feature part of Apple’s new iOS 8. When Siri’s plugged in and asleep, she (or he – depending on your settings) will wake up to “pastry.” “Huh? She (or he) is going to jump through my new, higher-resolution Retina HD 4.7″ screen […]

Southern Maine’s Naughty Neighborhoods

As consumers, most of us watch where we spend our money, right? After all, there’s only so much money in the budget pot to cover food, clothing, housing, transportation, back to school supplies, and maybe a vacation here and there. But according to self-professed “discreet dating site” ashleymadison.com, thousands of people in the Portland area […]

Love red meat? Avoid this tick!

This morning I was watching the network morning shows and came across a story about a new food allergy caused by just a single tick bite.   Some might call the lone star tick a tiny terror; it’s being blamed for triggering hundreds of red meat allergy cases across the country. Right away, I checked […]

Cactus juice company to refund millions after prickly health claims

Courtesy: FTC

On this hot and humid summer day here in Maine, let me offer you a delicious drink that relieves pain, improves breathing and respiratory problems, reduces joint and muscle swelling, and makes your skin look great, too. OK, maybe not. The Federal Trade Commission says health claims made by dietary supplement company TriVita, Inc., about […]

“I crashed my credit, now I’m going to crash my car? Huh?” Why your credit score matters when shopping for car insurance

It seems like every day I get something in the mail asking me to switch my car insurance. “Welcome! You could save $500,” Progressive’s friendly Flo suggests. “Want to save money and protect your vehicle? You can do both with a car insurance policy from GEICO,” a mass mailing promises. But how do car insurance […]