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The real reason dollar menus are disappearing acro
Fast food is well loved in America as a cheap, quick alternative to a home cooked meal -- with an emphasis on the cheap part. Surprisingly, though, times are changing and restaurants all over the nation are slashing their dollar menus. Why is this? Turns out it's millennials, and they have a very different idea about what makes for a good, cheap lunch.
This 16 yr-old is earning six-figures selling slim
Six-figure slime?! That's right, this young entrepreneur is earning big bucks with her small business selling custom slime online. In this segment, Kim gets all the details on Samantha's Slime Shop, plus she shows us her top-seller that she calls "unicorn skin".
Parisians try to pronounce words in English
English isn't the easiest language to learn. For many, acquiring English is a years-long process that involves hours of studying, practice and conversation to master. Much of this has to do with our tendency to spell words differently than they sound. The French language does this as well, so you'd think French people would have an easy time with English. Turns out, that's not the case at all. Watch these French people struggle with some of our sillier sounding words.
Why pedigree dogs are so expensive
Dog lovers are familiar with the endless debate between adopting a pooch versus buying one -- but why is there a debate at all? Some cite the ethical differences, as well as the pet overpopulation problem, but one fact that can't be ignored is just how expensive pedigree dogs are. You won't believe why some people are willing to pay millions for a certified puppy!
18 yr old strives to save ocean one phone case at
After watching his younger sister go through phone cases like candy, this young man took his passion for recycling and his love for ocean life and turned it into a business. Now, he's taking plastic from the ocean and transforming it into phone cases. He's also making a difference in Haiti. Find out how, as Kim dives deeper into his business called 'Reyuze Cases.'
Michelin introduces puncture-proof airless tire
Even with the most powerful engines and horsepower, our cars aren't getting anywhere without good tires. They're so important, in fact, that running over something as small as a nail can pop the tire and keep even the fanciest car grounded. With that in mind, tire manufacturer Michelin has been hard at work developing the next generation of tires. Its latest prototype is an incredible beast of a wheel that keeps itself upright with carefully arranged rubber spokes. Watch how Michelin's test car drives with these futuristic new wheels.
Sneaky ways Trader Joe’s gets you to spend m
Trader Joe's is different than other grocery stores in America. Unlike supermarkets and big-box chains like Costco, Trader Joe's relies on private, international sources for its eclectic mix of products. On top of this, all its branding is done in house -- giving all of the store's offerings a quirky, vintage feel. Yet, despite the supposedly good deals, people always end up spending more than they expect when they visit the Trader. Why is this?
Alexa privacy concerns, saving money with streamin
In this week’s episode of The Kim Komando Show, which aired Saturday, June 8, 2019, on Bloomberg TV: A newly-revealed patent application filed by Amazon is raising some privacy concerns about just how much Alexa is listening. Plus, if you’re having trouble finding the right photographer for your big day, you might consider a selfie robot. And, a complete guide to saving big bucks on your cable bill by getting into streaming.
5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs
Cutting the cable doesn't always cut the bill. Now, besides paying for cable, we pay for multiple streaming services with different exclusive content. But why do that when there are free streaming services out there? Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for a Money Tip that will give you 5 streaming services you can use immediately for FREE!
Kim advises caller on the difference between Googl
Kim speaks with a caller who works at a Christian School in Illinois and is looking to put the right type of office software on the children's laptops. She was told about the free version of Microsoft for teachers and students, but has been experiencing nothing but a hard time getting it properly installed. That's where Kim comes in! Kim shares information on G Suite for education.
Facebook settings you need to change right now
It’s no secret, Facebook isn’t the safest place to hang out when it comes to your personal data. Did you know that you can stop targeted ads from following you around online by tweaking the information that Facebook uses? And what about ads that your friends have liked? How do they affect you? Kim shares all this and more details to help you stay safe on Facebook.
CEO of Zollipops, Alina Morse, calls The Kim Koman
Kim speaks with Alina Morse, the teen CEO of Zollipops, about her success story at such a young age and her innovative edible invention: candy that is actually good for your teeth! Believe it or not, that is really a thing. This lollipop actually cleans your teeth, tastes good and is available at major grocery stores.
Save money with these discount cables and chargers
We use smartphones for virtually everything in our lives. That little device in your pocket has become so essential that keeping it charged is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, Kim covers both with information such as making sure the chargers for the Android are compliant with USB-C specifications, whether the chargers for Apple are premium Lightning cables, and much much more. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show as Kim shares secrets to save money.
How to keep important emails from being marked as
Have you ever found important emails in the spam/junk folder? If so, I'm sure you know how frustrating that can be. In this video, Kim will tell you clever ways to keep that from happening in the future. You’ll learn tricks to make your emails go to specific folders based on the sender, and so much more. Don’t miss this Digital Life Hack from Kim Komando.
What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?
If you have ever been around millennials, you know that they never carry cash. They use these things called person-to-person payment apps. These programs allow you to transfer money between people with just a swipe of your finger. They require you to link your bank account so they can automatically send and receive money. That creates a situation that begs the question: Are they safe to use?
Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her
Kim speaks with the Dating App Ghostwriter, Meredith Golden. They discuss what exactly Meredith does for her clients and how her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, began. Meredith does all the work on the back end; all the clients have to do is show up to the date. She not only swipes right and left for you, but also chooses the right apps for you to use, helps focus your searches, perfects your profile and online presence, and coaches you on the dating lifestyle. Consider her the dating fairy godmother.
Live from the Studio
June 1, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, there are a lot of ways to stand out while looking for a job but one of them is not hacking the company you’re trying to work for - especially if it’s Apple. Plus, Apple’s latest device to hit the market is an … outdated iPod touch? And, a new laptop is on the way from Asus, and it’s got not one, but two 4K screens.
May 25, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, a warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, that drones made in China could be stealing data. Plus, more outcry over facial recognition after police use a celebrity’s photo to find a lookalike thief. And, it’s not just about hidden cameras anymore as Airbnb is being targeted by hackers and a phishing scheme.
May 25, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, a scary new scam making the rounds on Facebook wants you to think you donated money to terrorism. Plus, YouTube is cracking down on videos that say drinking bleach is a miracle cure. And, first it was next-day shipping, now Walmart is looking to take on Amazon even more by releasing their own budget line of tablets.
May 18, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, the FCC is trying to help phone companies help you in the neverending fight against robocalls. Plus, you’ve heard of call spoofing, but what about spoofing radio signals? Researchers are concerned hackers could trick an airliner into thinking it’s off course. And, the number of people who own smart speakers is skyrocketing.
May 18, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, we know Jeff Bezos wants to fill your home with Amazon products and the skies with delivery drones, but now he’s looking at outer space, too. Plus, how about a fashionable handbag with a flexible screen built right into the outside? And, if you’re hungry and stuck in traffic, it’s Burger King to the rescue.
May 18, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, NASA wants to hear your story from that historic day. Plus, Google’s collecting more data, but this time they say it’s to save the planet from pollution. And, Facebook just brought back a handy feature that gives you a stranger’s view of your profile.
May 11, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, it’s a new era for warfare as a recent cyberattack was met by immediate and lethal force by one government. Plus, the U.S. is working on the world’s fastest supercomputer and you’ll never believe just how fast it is. And, if you’re sick of phone calls from debt collectors, brace yourselves, because they’re about to go digital.
Tips to avoid vacation rental scams online
Before you commit to a vacation rental, you need to know how scammers are working to steal your money. The FTC warns of a variety of different rental scams. Sometimes criminals will hijack a real listing, change the contact information, and advertise it on a different website. Some create fake rentals that don’t really exist and aim to take your money before you discover it’s all a sham.
Genius new gadgets to make your home smarter
Maybe it’s time we updated the “your home is your castle” idea for the modern technology age. With new smart-home gadgets, your home can now be your futuristic sci-fi space station. We can talk to our home, control the environment, watch over our rooms, and hand the chores off to robots. The smart home is getting brainier all the time.
Useful ways to repurpose your old cellphone
A smartphone is really just a computer. It’s smaller, of course, and many things are less convenient than on a regular desktop. But smartphones have powerful features, and once you’ve upgraded to a better model, you may wonder what to do with all that valuable hardware. After all, the phone may have been state-of-the-art when you bought it.
Success! Older Airbnb hosts are raking in the doug
Have you ever wondered how some older Airbnb hosts are making a pretty penny sharing their extra space? According to AARP, adults 60 and older are the fastest-growing demographic of Airbnb hosts and are making tons of money doing it. Who couldn't use a little extra cash nowadays?
Step-by-step guide to stop robocalls
We all get those automated and voiced calls from telemarketers either phishing or trying to sell us something. The good news is, there are a few things we can do to stop these. One easy way is to block the incoming caller numbers but that won’t stop them all but there are a few others that can really make a difference!
Fix for everyday tech problems faster than you thi
Modern technology offers many conveniences and it has definitely changed our lives for the better. But with all these welcome advantages come some smaller caveats, of course. Battery anxiety, wire clutter, dropped phones, tangled cords, larger electric bills - it's the price we pay for modern technology.
7 clear-cut signs you’ve been hacked
It may not surprise you to know that you actually make it easy for hackers to do their job. All the technology that you use, including your computer, smartphone, routers and other devices are all vulnerable to cybercriminals. These cybercrooks are good at what they do but there are ways to protect yourself.
How to know if someone blocked your number
When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.
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How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon
Free samples are fun. You get to test out products you might not otherwise try. Maybe you find a new favorite shampoo. Maybe you discover that floral-smelling perfume is just not right for you. You don’t have to head to a store to try out some free samples. Amazon wants to hook you up in the comfort of your own home.
Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big
With the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile of gold...so to speak. That's why you should check out your stash and see if you have any gems that are worth some big money.
Block your cellphone number from caller ID with th
People know it's you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis. The temporary way of keeping your mobile number invisible from caller ID is as easy as 1,2,3.
Download your photos from Facebook – here
There are several reasons why you might want to download your Facebook photos. You may simply want a backup, or perhaps you want to create a photo book or share them through another platform. You may also want to preserve them if you are planning on leaving Facebook and deleting your account. Ready to backup your Facebook adventures? Here’s how to save your photos for posterity.
Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membershi
Like most people, you probably signed up for Amazon Prime for a specific reason. Maybe it was the free shipping, the streaming videos or the free music. We've put together a master list of every major thing you can do with your Amazon Prime account. Take a breath and buckle in, because this list is pretty extensive.
How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad
Let's face it, hackers and criminals are out to get you. These days, they even have ways of infecting your iPhone and iPad. Have your devices been hit by an attack? Here are some surefire signs that you're a victim. Plus, I'll give you tips to get rid of viruses and bugs from your iPhone and iPad.