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!
Digital Life Hack: Stop robocalls and telemarketer
Unsolicited robocalls have become a serious epidemic lately. A recent study shows that the number of spam calls has been rising across the country at an alarmingly rapid pace. People in the U.S. receive an average of just under 19 spam calls every month. That's why you need to know how to stop annoying robocalls on your smartphone. One way to try and stop these intrusive calls is with robocall blocking apps. Kim shows us some of the best options available.
Kim’s Top 5 databases to opt-out of now
Robocalls and direct mail marketing can get annoying. I want to give you five ways to stop marketing phone calls and direct marketing ads from taking over your life. Be prepared, though, because you'll need to set aside several minutes or even an hour or more to opt out of some of these, but it will be worth it.
Digital Life Hack: Amazon Alexa Skills
Alexa can be found on several devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and more. The device is programmed to respond to almost unlimited commands and variations, and there are tens of thousands of individual “skills” you can add to her repertoire. Even though there are already tons of Alexa skills to choose from, wouldn't it be nice to make some custom skills of your own?
Best sites to find deals on foreclosed homes
Here's a tip for that might help you see an almost-immediate bump in your home's equity. Of course, we cannot promise a big financial return - there are too many factors in play. But we can point you to an investment opportunity that has proven to be a massive windfall for many wealthy people. I'm talking about foreclosures and in this video I am giving you some of the best websites to find awesome deals on foreclosed homes.
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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?
Useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before
Most of us use our smartphones for texting, searching the internet and actually making/taking phone calls, but did you know that our smartphones can do much more? Well, the answer is yes! There are many awesome built-in features that our smartphones already have that can make your life easier now.
Free software alternatives you may not have heard
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. Sometimes, you have to bite the bullet. But other times, there’s a free option that will get the same results.
Ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems
When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons why your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down.
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!