Tech News Today
Is Facebook listening in on your microphone?
Why does it feel like Facebook and its advertisers are listening and watching your every move? The moment you think you need some cough syrup, an advertisement pops up directly targeted at you. Are they really listening in on you? How are they so quickly able to fill your newsfeed with targeted ads?
Unlimited data won’t stay forever
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones, and had an unlimited data plan grandfathered into your current mobile network plan. If not, you know it’s the most expensive plan, and many companies don’t even offer it. If they do, they usually cap network speeds after a certain amount of data.
Breakfast cereal companies are going back to sugar
While many companies are being pushed toward healthier options and many Americans are trying to eat healthy, cereal companies are doing the exact opposite to combat declining sales. Instead of reducing sugar, they are adding more to their products in an effort to get more products sold.
Is it a plane or is it a jet ski?
Lightweight, easy to maneuver and fun to ride in! It’s the FlyNano. This cool looking vessel/aircraft offers a unique ride for riders/flyers. While still in development stages, it runs on a rechargeable battery and although a pilot’s license is not required to operate, flight experience is recommended.
Eat cookies by the bucket
If you visit Minnesota during the Minnesota State Fair, be sure to stop by Sweet Martha’s, a popular stand that not just bakes cookies, but serves them by the bucket! Around 48 cookies go into each bucket, and it’s your decision whether you want to share with friends and family, or keep all the sweetness to yourself!
20 best perks you get with an Amazon Prime members
Think about it, how many times a year do you order products from Amazon? Now add up the amount you would pay to ship each of those items. Most likely, what you would pay for two-day shipping on every order dwarfs the $99 annual fee to be a Prime member. Saving money on shipping may be the perk that draws you in, but it's certainly not the only one that should catch your attention. There are so many perks that come with Prime, you probably don't even know them all.
Was my Facebook profile part of the Cambridge Anal
Lee from Colorado Springs, CO called in to my show and asked about whether her recently deactivated Facebook account had to be re-activated in order to see if her information was part of the Cambridge Analytica breach. Facebook launched a tool to check and see if your private data has been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Watch my call with Lee to learn more about how you can protect your personal information on Facebook.
My list of 20 incredibly useful websites you wish
With more than a million websites you can visit now with a click of a button, there's bound to be something that you can use to solve your tech issue. Most of the time, smaller websites are like hidden gems just waiting to be discovered, you just have to know where to look. Some of these sites are so useful, you can't believe you haven't heard of them before!
Money Tip: Best streaming apps to cut the cord
Cable bills have been getting out of control for quite some time now. But, millions of Americans have already taken the leap and gotten rid of their cable or satellite service. This is a great way to save up to hundreds of dollars per year. If you decide that you want to cut the cord, you'll probably want to download a streaming app or two and there are plenty to choose from.
Essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo
Bob called into my show with some concerns about his new Amazon Echo, namely in regards to privacy and security. Smart assistant enabled speakers like Amazon's Echo, and Echo Dot can be extremely helpful in our everyday lives. However, there are some privacy concerns that you need to be aware of before bringing them into your home. The good news for Bob, and everyone else who owns a smart assistant device, is there are several ways to make things more secure.
5 must-do spy hacks you didn’t know until now
Privacy and security seem to be on everyone's mind today. Which makes sense, because cybercriminals are constantly on the attack. No matter what the situation, you don't want critical data falling into the wrong hands. Fending off these attacks is something everyone should know how to do. That's why I'm going to tell you about five must-do spy hacks you didn't know until now.
5 reasons a Chromebook should be in our arsenal of
Do you have a Chromebook? If you don't know, they are similar to a laptop but just a little bit different. Chromebooks run on a web-based operating system by Google known as Chrome OS. It's specifically built to be used with an internet connection and they are fairly inexpensive.
Live from the Studio
Get the best phone battery life with some quick ad
Your cellphone is only as good as its battery. Once its power source runs out, so does your ability to call, check email and pinpoint your location on a virtual map. You may be surprised to find out that some of the things you do with your phone are actually causing the problem.
20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photo
Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, organize, and share your thousands of images. Most impressive of all, you can search through your photos in clever new ways, which shouldn't be surprising, given Google's search engine roots.
Kim’s free security pick that needs to be on
Cybercrime, data breaches and internet attacks are on the rise. In fact, it is estimated that the global economy will lose around $2 trillion by 2019 due to cybercrime. They often build real-looking websites that copy a legitimate brand or service's official site to fool you into giving out your personal data. Watch this to learn a new way to protect yourself!
Komando Flash Tips
Opt-out of online targeted advertising networks an
If you surf the web, you're going to see ads. That's a given, and there's not much you can do about it. What you can change is whether or not you see targeted ads. These are the ads that follow you from site to site and seem to know what you've been looking at online.
Introducing my new video site!
After months of hard work, I am excited to share with you my new and improved video site! I know you’re going to love it. It’s faster, more user-friendly and has fewer ads! You’ll still find my popular categories like flash tips, Komando reports and a slew of other fun stuff like recipes and viral videos. And don’t forget, if you are a member of Kim’s Club, you’ll also be able to watch me record my radio show live from the studio! Check it out for yourself! Click here to see my new and improved video site!