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How to set up a VPN at home or work to protect your internet | DIY How-To from Kim Komando

How to set up a VPN at home or work to protect you

When it comes to browsing online, anonymity is key to keeping yourself safe. You can easily adopt certain measures that'll ensure what you do online remains private as you zip across various websites, and it all has to do with something called a virtual private network (VPN). Learn how to protect yourself, and set up your very own VPN in this D-I-Y video.

 

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Clearing cache made easy

Clearing cache made easy

So what is your computer's cache? Why do you need to empty it? And when? Here's how to do it. It's easier than you think, and you can do it in less than 2 minutes.

 

02:41

Change this one setting to get faster internet speeds

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.

 

00:56

Sell your old cellphone for big bucks

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.

 

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These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidden data

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.

 

00:37

Stop robocalls with Google Voice

Stop robocalls with Google Voice

Even with the National 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: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.

 

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You’re missing out on what Google can really do

You’re missing out on what Google can really

What does Google mean to you? Maybe it’s just how you search the internet. Maybe Google Docs is your main word processing program. Maybe it’s your email provider. That’s as far as many people go with Google, but the company offers way more than that.

 

01:48

How to know if someone blocked your number

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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Join the Komando Ambassador Program

Join the Komando Ambassador Program

I'm giving away cool prizes! All you have to do is become a Komando Ambassador! Here’s how it works: Invite your friends to subscribe to receive Kim's email newsletters. If they sign up, you collect points to win cool prizes. It's that easy! Bookmark this link and come back to refer more friends.

 

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How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon

How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon

Free samples are fun. You get to test out products you might not otherwise try. Maybe you find a new favorite shampoo. Maybe you discover that floral-smelling perfume is just not right for you. You don’t have to head to a store to try out some free samples. Amazon wants to hook you up in the comfort of your own home.

 

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Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big money

Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big

With the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile of gold...so to speak. That's why you should check out your stash and see if you have any gems that are worth some big money.

 

00:43

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with th

People know it's you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis. The temporary way of keeping your mobile number invisible from caller ID is as easy as 1,2,3.

 

00:46

Download your photos from Facebook – here’s how

Download your photos from Facebook – here

There are several reasons why you might want to download your Facebook photos. You may simply want a backup, or perhaps you want to create a photo book or share them through another platform. You may also want to preserve them if you are planning on leaving Facebook and deleting your account. Ready to backup your Facebook adventures? Here’s how to save your photos for posterity.

 

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Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membership

Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membershi

Like most people, you probably signed up for Amazon Prime for a specific reason. Maybe it was the free shipping, the streaming videos or the free music. We've put together a master list of every major thing you can do with your Amazon Prime account. Take a breath and buckle in, because this list is pretty extensive.

 

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How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

Let's face it, hackers and criminals are out to get you. These days, they even have ways of infecting your iPhone and iPad. Have your devices been hit by an attack? Here are some surefire signs that you're a victim. Plus, I'll give you tips to get rid of viruses and bugs from your iPhone and iPad.

 

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5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now

5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now

If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more than just free two-day shipping with a Prime account. With these different areas collecting data about you, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.

 

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Most popular iOS apps of all time

Most popular iOS apps of all time

One thing that makes smartphones great is the abundance of apps that are available. It's been a decade since the first iPhone. That means Apple's App Store wasn't far behind. Over the past 10 years, there have been tons of iOS apps that people around the globe have fallen in love with. App Annie put together a list of the most popular iOS apps over the last decade.

 

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The 7 best beaches of the world

The 7 best beaches of the world

There are hundreds of beaches where you can spend your vacation. But how do you know which ones will provide you with the breathtaking views that you are craving? No worries, we're here to help. That's why we're going to share with you seven of the best beaches in the world. Let's start with number seven and count down to the top spot.

 

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3 vacation scams to avoid

3 vacation scams to avoid

Ever booked a trip somewhere exotic, only to arrive and find out they lost your reservation? Or come home to realize that some of the credit card transactions aren't from you? Tourists are easy targets for hackers and criminals. That's why you need to know how to spot them.

 

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3 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn’t know existed

3 incredibly useful Google products and services y

You know Google. Everyone knows Google. In fact, Google is so popular that "Google" has become synonymous with web searches. But the number of searches isn't Google's only secret. In fact, Google owns dozens of products and services. You've used many of them, like Google Maps, 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.

 

00:41

Opt-out of online targeted advertising networks and companies

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.

 

00:42

Introducing my new video site!

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!

 

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How to control your apps’ permissions

How to control your apps’ permissions

For all the apps on your phone to function, they need a certain level of access to your phone's system. These are what are called permissions. But a lot of them get access they don't need. Here's how to check them.

 

00:42

5 tricks to battle a low battery

5 tricks to battle a low battery

Nothing is worse than a dead phone battery. When we are on the go, we often find ourselves with a low battery on our smartphone. Here are 5 tricks to help battle a low battery.

 

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The best web browser you haven’t tried yet

The best web browser you haven’t tried yet

Everyone has their own favorite web browser - hey, you're most likely using it to view this very webpage now. But if you are looking for a change, or want some cool new features, try this one!

 

00:48

Get clearer sounds from your TV with this one hidden setting

Get clearer sounds from your TV with this one hidd

It's a common problem with flatscreen TVs; sometimes, you can hardly hear the dialogue in TV shows and movies. In one scene, spoken words sound so soft that you can't help but turn the volume up. Then suddenly, the next scene barges loudly into your living room, filled with explosions and gunshots. Try these tricks to smooth it all out.

 

00:45

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with th

People know it is you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn't have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis.

 

00:42

How to buy the perfect sound bar and not waste money on useless features

How to buy the perfect sound bar and not waste mon

Flatscreen TV displays are getting more amazing each year it seems. TVs are also continuously getting slimmer and thinner. While aesthetically speaking, these form factor advancements are always welcome, thinner TVs mean smaller speakers and worse sound. Here's how to overcome that.

 

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3 ways to craft great passwords based on new research

3 ways to craft great passwords based on new resea

What's the biggest hassle of the digital era? Most of us can agree: passwords. It's so frustrating to be stopped midstream during the workday to reset passwords. It's worse when you're in a rush at home, maybe to book a flight or pay a bill and all of a sudden you see, "Incorrect password." Here is the new way to make secure passwords.

 

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How to track your cellphone’s location

How to track your cellphone’s location

Losing your phone or having it stolen is scary as is the safety of loved ones. If this unfortunate situation happens to you, there are features already built-in to newer gadgets that will help you track them down.

 

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How to hear all your Amazon Echo recordings (and delete them too!)

How to hear all your Amazon Echo recordings (and d

Are you one of the millions of people who use a "smart assistant," like Amazon's Alexa? The Alexa Voice Service can be used to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and much more. Alexa records those commands, here's how to delete them.

 

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How to unsend an email in Gmail

How to unsend an email in Gmail

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? I'm guessing everyone reading this has, and it's a terrible feeling knowing it's gone forever. Here's how to unsend one in Gmail

 

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How to delete everything you’ve ever said to Google

How to delete everything you’ve ever said to

It should be no surprise that Google is also tracking your voice-activated requests and searches, too. That's right. Every time you use "OK Google" or use another voice-controlled function, odds are your request is recorded and the snippets are saved to your Google account. Here's how to delete those recordings.

 

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Best apps to manage your money

Best apps to manage your money

Whether you're paying off debt, or saving for retirement, it's a good idea to come up with a budget. Having a well-organized budget is critical to financial freedom. It's so much easier to stay on top of your finances with smartphones. Here's a few to help you out.

 

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5 uses for your old iPhone

5 uses for your old iPhone

It has happened again. Apple announced its latest round of iPhones in September and now whatever model you have is no longer the new kid on the block.  Here's what to do with your old one.

 

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Dark Mode for iOS 11

Dark Mode for iOS 11

Many people like a dark mode or theme on their computers or devices.  It can help with eye strain but also looks cool.  There is a new smart color invert feature that is the closest thing to a "dark" mode for your iPhone.  Here's how to set it up.

 

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3 ways to check out your neighbors

3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing, just beyond that picket fence? They may look normal enough, but are your children safe around them?

 

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This free app can detect hidden credit card skimmers

This free app can detect hidden credit card skimme

One of the more successful tools of 21st-century crooks is the skimmer. Thieves attach them to ATMs, gas pumps, point-of-sales (POS) systems and other places people swipe their credit and debit cards. They are evolving. Click here to see a new way to spot the latest ones.