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The challenges Apple faces for making so much mone
Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world, it's seemingly swimming in cash. But the reality of Apple’s money goes a bit deeper than extreme profits, and it plays a huge part in their business decision-making. Believe it or not, the struggle of making so much money can be taxing on the giant. That's why they won't buy Netflix.
What it’s like to live in a town of Bald Eagles
They are America’s national bird, and seeing one may seem like a rare sighting for most U.S. citizens, but for one town in Alaska, Bald Eagles are a daily occurrence. On an island only 80 miles long, these beautiful birds hang out almost everywhere. And it can make doing some daily tasks a bit more dangerous than in other places.
The secret behind what blood in movies is made of
Fake blood hasn’t had the same recipe over its history of use. Now, most blood you see in movies is computer generated, but for those looking for a real touch, two go-to recipes are nothing like you would expect. From chocolate syrup to a recipe with poison, fake blood has been a hallmark of any good horror movie.
David Blaine regurgitates live frog
Of all the magical tricks, stunts related to swallowing and regurgitating items seem the craziest, because it isn’t actually magic. From sword swallowers to a famous magician who swallowed kerosene and water to light a fire then put it out with just his mouth, there is actually a lot more practice that goes into these tricks. So how does it work?
China’s attempt to control their population
With a population of just under 1.4 billion, China’s efforts to manage its many residents have evolved over the years. Strict rules limit the number of children a family could have, and almost everything else regarding family building. The laws have had an immense impact on family structure that is so revered in China.
Our digital content may soon disappear
With our increasing reliance on the internet and digital data, the possibility of a “digital dark age” may seem equivalent to an apocalypse. According to Vint Cerf, one of the people who pioneered the internet, digital content saved on disks and other devices may soon be unusable.
Russian hackers are after your tax return, how not
Ugh! It's that time of year again. Yep, you guessed it....tax season. Due to the massive Equifax data breach that was revealed last year, you probably shouldn't wait until the last minute to file. Hackers are ruthless and have no problem targeting your taxes. That's why you need to know the safest way to file your taxes so you won't be hacked.
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?
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The new Komando Dash Cam Pro with night vision
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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.
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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!