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‘The Queen’ (Rent on Amazon)
While this film isn’t available to stream on Netflix or Hulu, you can rent it on Amazon, and it’s worth it. Made by Peter Morgan, who also created “The Crown,” “The Queen” follows Elizabeth after Princess Diana’s death. Helen Mirren plays the Queen, and won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress in this part. Become immersed in her amazing performance, and don’t forget to check out the play that was adapted from it as well!
‘The Royals’ (Netflix)
This series is a six-part documentary that follows the royal family throughout the years. Each episode of “The Royals” is themed, ranging from the royal weddings, royal pets, and of course, royal scandals. Mostly focusing on the younger generation of the royal family, this series is sure to be an interesting watch.
Not British but certainly royalty. This show is still going on, but it’s already on its third season so there will be some catching up to do. “Versailles” follows the french King Louis XIV and his decision to move the royal court from Paris to Versailles. It’s troubled times for the king as his kingdom is losing money, and people are not happy with the move. English actor George Blagden, known for his role as Athelstan in “Vikings” stars as King Louis XIV in his quest for power. Definitely worth a watch just for the power struggle. It’s available to stream on Netflix.
‘The Tudors’ (Netflix)
This series is set in England during the Reign of King Henry VIII in the 16th century. “The Tudors” follows the young king as he has to deal with conflicts inside and outside of his kingdom. If you decide to check out this series, you might recognize familiar faces such as Henry Cavill from “Man of Steel” and Natalie Dormer from “Game of Thrones.” This title is available to stream on Netflix.
‘Downton Abbey’ (Amazon Prime)
This beloved series follows the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family in the early 1900s. “Downton Abbey” follows main historical events like the sinking of the Titanic, among others, and how they affect the family members who live on the estate. While the show did end in 2015, the six seasons were nominated for multiple Emmys, and Maggie Smith also won three Emmys for her portrayal of Lady Violet Crawley. Definitely worth a binge, with a splash of tea.
‘The King’s Speech’ (Netflix)
For those who want to learn more about Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, “The King’s Speech” is the perfect destination. Not only did it give Colin Firth his first Oscar, but it also won Best Picture in 2010. The movie follows King George VI as he struggles to overcome his speech impediment, a process you might remember from the first season of “The Crown.” Definitely a must-watch for fans of the series. It’s available to stream on Netflix.
How easily can a rat get into your toilet?
Have you ever thought about where all the water and other stuff goes when you flush your toilet? Maybe. But have you ever thought about what could come up into your toilet from that place? Maybe not. Unless it’s happened to you, you’ve probably never worried about things crawling up into your toilet. For rats, however, it’s all too easy.
Amazon default privacy settings you need to change
Amazon is the go-to for great deal on shopping. So when did it become a social media website too? Believe it or not, Amazon is recording a lot about you. There are some settings you should know about to make sure that your shopping activity isn't out there for everyone to see. The good news is that you have control over what is posted on there. In this video, Kim gives the steps you need to ensure your privacy when shopping on Amazon.
One mistake to avoid and save money on your cable
Does it feel like that stack of monthly bills keeps getting larger and larger? One bill in particular has been growing by leaps and bounds for quite some time. Of course, we're talking about your cable bill. But you're not alone. Kim Komando gives an easy way to save serious money on your cable bill along with how to do it correctly.
Top smart home system to modernize your house
Mark from Nashville called in to The Kim Komando Show to ask Kim about the best alternative to install a smart home system in his new home. Kim gives him a review of various systems out there outlining what they offer and where they fall short. Think of the everything you can turn into smart technology from our kitchens to our bedrooms. Appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and stoves are turning "smart" along with our TVs, beds and even toilets. Is investing in this technology worth the price? This video will give you the tools to decide.
20 Google products and services you didn’t k
Google is so popular that it is used as a verb to describe the act of web searching. But that's not Google's only use. You may recognize other products and services us as Google Maps, Google Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.
One way to boost your home network that you need t
Do you have spots in your home that get very little to no reception? Many people do and a common solution is to use Wi-Fi hotspots from their cellphone. But what if you live 4 feet underground or your home is made of concrete? Blair from Indiana does so he called The Kim Komando Show to Kim's advice on how he could get better cell reception within his home. Kim gives him a solution that even you can use in order to maximize Wi-Fi in your home.
Streaming video services compared: What’s th
Sorting through the cacophony of streaming video services is challenging. Ultimately, you want to get the best streaming experience for your money. The three big players right now are Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu and they’re competing for your attention with original movies and television shows as well as vast catalogs of video choices from other studios.
Listen up! 5 things hackers tell you not to do or
Are you doing everything you can to stay as secure as possible online? Likelihood is you’ve done at least one of these things that can put you in harm’s way, especially number 5. That’s when hackers come in and take advantage. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for Kim’s advice on simple things you should avoid doing online to stay clear of hackers.
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Best streaming service: Netflix vs. Vudu vs. Amazo
When you’re picking a streaming video service, so many questions pop up: how much does it cost? What movies does it have? Can you find current episodes of your favorite TV show, or are they all from past seasons? Is there an app, and how well does it work? The list goes on and on.
5 ways to slash your smartphone bills
Remember, a smartphone is a small computer, and computers are expensive. Even older-model phones can cost hundreds of dollars, never mind the $1,149 you'd have to pay for an iPhone X with 256GB, or the Samsung Galaxy S9, which costs upwards of $950. No matter the carrier, the freefall days of free and discounted phones are over, at least among mainstream providers. The pressure to own a smartphone is high, so how do you keep those expenses as low as possible?
Insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from s
Cybercriminals are out in full force looking for ways to steal your data. It’s worth money to them. That’s why we’ve seen a massive uptick in the number of data breaches over the past few years. Unfortunately, most folks don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late. With cybercrime so rampant, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself.
Tips and apps for office administration
Terry from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called in to the show to learn how to optimize their on site security reporting. Their community hires off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and are looking to update how officers check in, how they report, and how they can communicate more effectively in the field.
Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!
More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.
Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab
Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.
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.
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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!