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Black Friday 2018: 5 deals we know about so far
The best time to plan your Black Friday shopping is right now. Even if you're not going to be throwing elbows down at Walmart, you want to make sure there's money set aside for big purchases. Sure, it ruins the surprise a little, but who wants to be waiting in line for one thing then find out there's something even better across town? Deals are already beginning to leak out, even with Black Friday this far away. Here's five big deals we already know about on electronics and other tech goodies for Black Friday.
These grilled cheese gadgets will blow your mind
Have you ever wanted to make a grilled cheese and it didn’t turn out the way you want? Maybe you wish it were easier to see if the cheese was melting, or to get that perfectly browned crust. With these five awesome grilled cheese gadgets, you can leave the hard work behind and get the tasty snack you’ve been wanting.
Shanghai’s surprising art deco glamour
One of the last places you might expect to see the art deco glamour of the 1930s is in Shanghai, China. However, beneath the towering skyscrapers and new age style lies one of the world’s richest collections of art deco buildings. Why does this style permeate this Chinese city?
How to stop your smart TV from spying on you
Don't look now, but you won't believe how your smart TV is not just gobbling up your viewing data, but it may also be gathering information about your home. Can you minimize your smart TV's snooping activities? Our advice: Turn off its tracking features. I'll tell you how.
Kim’s tips for having a great website
Billy from Mexico called The Kim Komando Show with some questions about how to increase his website traffic. Billy and his wife retired early in life and have been traveling the world. Billy started a website 14 years ago in order to educate people about how to have financial freedom. The problem is, Billy's website doesn't get as much traffic as he would like. Kim gives Billy some great tips about how to update his website, make it mobile-friendly, and more. Don't miss this great call with Kim!
7 digital tricks you’ll use time and time again
On your computer, phone or tablet, there are tons of secret tricks you may not even know about! These tricks can often save you time, make you more efficient and can be downright impressive. From using your voice to type to making your smart speaker do your bidding, here are 7 great digital tricks that you'll be using time and time again.
Can you make money selling ringtones?
Derby from Los Angeles, Calif., called The Kim Komando Show to ask about how to sell ringtones. After doing some research, Derby found that there are still plenty of apps and websites selling ringtones. The ringtone market has seen a steep decline over the years, and with all the smartphones, it's pretty easy for people to make their own. Kim cautions Derby to do more research before he makes the leap to sell ringtones and discusses the current market.
DIY ways to fix your crappy home Wi-Fi
Slow Wi-Fi is the best, right? Yes, that was sarcasm, because no one loves slow Wi-Fi. You're lying on the couch and streaming that newest Netflix show that everyone is watching, and all of a sudden you get the buffering. Well, there are some nifty do-it-yourself trick that can help solve that.
Tips and tricks for preserving family history
Kandy from Phoenix, OR called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to make a book out of her 92 year-old mother's poetry. Kandy's mom lives in a very rural area and she wanted some tips about the best way to start preserving her writing. Kandy also wanted to know the best way to record her mother telling the stories behind her poetry. Kim give Kandy some great tips on how best to preserve this piece of her family history.
Stop your phone from being tracked with these sett
We are quickly moving toward, or are already in, an information economy. This means that companies are acquiring information on everyone and then selling it to advertisers. That little device in your pocket is one of the main contributors. But how can you stop it from gathering this information? I'll show you.
Live from the Studio
February 16, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour of the Kim Komando Show, artificial intelligence is being used in a lot of fields, but it also has an artistic side. If you have a set of these washer and dryers, you don’t have to worry about running out of detergent any longer. And a major retailer is making changes to their app after some sneaky price changes based on where you are.
February 16, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour of the Kim Komando Show, Apple’s got a big announcement coming up, but some businesses aren’t thrilled about it. If you get lost walking around the big city, your smartphone and augmented reality will help you get to your destination. And there’s no shortage of match-making apps out there, but a new one that’s just for cattle might be the first of its kind.
February 16, 2019 – Hour 1
Coming up in the first hour of the Kim Komando Show, your handy smart speakers already collect a lot of data about you, but now they want even more. There’s another massive data breach and if you have an account at one of these sites, your username and passwords might be for sale. And just about anything that’s connected can be hacked these days, which includes a popular new way to get around town.
February 9, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour of the Kim Komando Show, a few companies have been caught secretly recording what you’re doing while using their apps on your iPhone. We’ll tell you which companies are involved. Amazon could be using their new facial recognition technology to verify sellers. And Samsung has a new idea for a dating app, so you better make sure your refrigerator’s tidy.
February 9, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour of the Kim Komando Show, one California company is ready to rock the home security market, replacing guard dogs with guard drones to protect your property. The NYPD is calling out navigation app waze for telling people about police checkpoints. And we’ll tell you about the sneaky fees you should watch for on your monthly cable bill.
February 9, 2019 – Hour 1
Coming up in the first hour of the Kim Komando Show, it’s a violent and scary new trend for thieves looking to steal iPhones. We’ll tell what you need to know so you can protect yourself. As auto technology evolves, cyber experts say cars are becoming more vulnerable to hackers. And if you have teens in the family, this is probably the new app they’re using. We’ll tell you about it.
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 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.
4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy
Cybersecurity is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Isn’t public Wi-Fi use acceptable in small doses?
Komando Flash Tips
Change this one setting to get faster internet spe
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed. No one likes waiting for web pages to load or videos to play. But if you haven't changed this setting on your computer, you're probably not getting the speeds you deserve.
Sell your old cellphone for big bucks
When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.
These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidd
Images contain a treasure trove of hidden, useful data, including date and time of image capture, time zone, type of smartphone used, and the geographical location. To expose any photo’s hidden data, forensic tools may be used. Forensic tools can detect simple metadata or perform more advanced functions, such as to determine if a photo was altered.
Stop robocalls with Google Voice
Even with the federal Do Not Call registry in place, automated phone calls can still come flooding in. Many businesses sell your information to third parties. In fact, agreeing to this kind of information trade can be part of the deal for many free or low-cost services. The bottom line is: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.
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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