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03:06

7 essential smartphone maintenance tips

7 essential smartphone maintenance tips

In this Digital Life Hack, Kim walks you through everything you need to do to keep your Apple or Android smartphone running smoothly. Improve your battery life, increase your phone's available memory and say goodbye to unexpected crashes and restarts. Kim tells you which apps hog your storage, how to check for malware, why you need to keep up with updates and much more.

 

02:54

7 hidden Alexa secrets you didn’t know you needed

7 hidden Alexa secrets you didn’t know you n

Alexa sure is handy, as long as you know the pro tricks for getting the most out of the Amazon smart assistant. Kim shares 7 tips to make your Echo experience more secure, useful and fun. Learn how to adjust your privacy settings, change the way Alexa sounds, upgrade your audio and much more with this week's Digital Life Hack.

 

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.

 

01:39

How to use your iPhone’s secret features

How to use your iPhone’s secret features

If you own an iPhone, you already know it can do a lot, but you can take it to the next level with secret features that only the pros know. In this Komando DIY, we'll show you how to get the most out of your iPhone with these hidden tricks

 

03:15

Guide to cutting the cord — 5 things you need to do

Guide to cutting the cord — 5 things you nee

Nobody likes paying for cable these days. And with so many excellent streaming solutions out there, why would you? Between Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku devices, users have a selection of premium gadgets and streaming services to choose from -- each with more choices and original content than any basic cable subscription could come up with. If you're interested in taking the plunge and cutting the cord once and for all, we've built a guide for you to show you how.

 

02:42

Essential laptop maintenance tips & tricks

Essential laptop maintenance tips & tricks

If you want your laptop to work well for years to come, you've got to treat it right. In this Komando DIY, we'll show you everything you need to do each month to keep your computer running smoothly. Learn an easy trick to clean up old files, a simple way to tidy your desktop, the best tools to care for the outside of your computer and more.

 

02:29

How to find out if someone blocked your number

How to find out if someone blocked your number

When someone blocks your number, they'll no longer receive your calls or text. On iPhones, even your iMessages and FaceTime won't get through. How can you tell if someone blocks your number? Here are a few signs that may clue you in, including how many rings you'll hear when you call and a message you could hear. Plus, get tips for what to do if you suspect you've been blocked but want to be sure.

 

02:28

Improve your internet speed: How to get to a faster connection by updating your DNS

Improve your internet speed: How to get to a faste

Has slow internet got you down? Get a step-by-step guide to fix one of the most common reasons why. We'll show you how your DNS number could be behind your lagging connection and show you how to update it on both Windows and Apple. And if that doesn't fix the problem, we'll walk you through four more ways to improve your connection.

 

03:07

Is Amazon Prime worth it? 7 tips to get the most out of your membership

Is Amazon Prime worth it? 7 tips to get the most o

Get the most out of your Amazon Prime membership! If you're just using it for free shipping, you're missing ⁠out — Prime has so much more to offer. Here are 7 ways you should be using your Prime membership. You can expand your closet with Amazon wardrobe, get access to services like Twitch and Woot, find extra info about your favorite movies and TV shows, score discounts at Whole Foods and more.

 

02:30

Modem Vs. Router, what’s the difference? DIY How-to advice from Kim Komando

Modem Vs. Router, what’s the difference? DIY

Quick: If I ask you to find the router (not the modem) in your house, can you? What's the difference? We might use them all the time, but do we really know what they do? Since they both look similar, we can easily confuse them for doing the same thing, but that’s not the case. They take on different tasks but work together to assure everything in your home network stays connected. Let's learn together!

 

01:41

Where to mount your TV? Is it OK to put it over a fireplace? | DIY How-to from Kim Komando

Where to mount your TV? Is it OK to put it over a

Odds are that the center piece and focal point of your living room is your TV. It's our main point of entertainment and many families gather around it to watch movies and favorite shows. If that TV is a flat screen you probably have it mounted on the wall. As with most things, there is a right way and a wrong way to mount a TV -- and it's all about location. I'll show you where.

 

01:47

Little-known iPhone tips & tricks: Easier texting, screen recording, hiding photos

Little-known iPhone tips & tricks: Easier tex

iPhone hacks you didn't know you needed but won't want to live without. Even if you’ve had an iPhone for years, there are still a few tricks you probably don't know. Watch to see exactly what you’ve been missing out on. These tips will help you navigate the keyboard, scan documents, hide photos, save battery life and more.

 

01:45

How to unsend email using Gmail | DIY How-to from Kim Komando

How to unsend email using Gmail | DIY How-to from

Have you ever sent an email that you wish you could take back? Well, believe it or not, there is a way you can stop that email from being seen by whomever you sent it to. That way, next time you accidentally send that work email to your boss regarding something embarrassing, there’s a way to reverse that mistake. Tune in and find out how!

 

02:24

5 royalty-free music sites to use for your projects | Digital Life Hacks

5 royalty-free music sites to use for your project

Video technology has advanced to the point where almost anyone can make professional-quality films at home. You just need a little time and know-how. Once your masterpiece video is complete you’re going to want to add some cool music. But, where can you find royalty-free tunes without violating copyright laws? Check this article out and we’ll tell you about five sites that let you download free music for your projects.

 

01:47

3 police scanner apps you have to try | DIY How-to from Kim Komando

3 police scanner apps you have to try | DIY How-to

If you like to keep up to date with what's going on around you, including public safety alerts and traffic reports, you could buy a dedicated police scanner, but those can be expensive. Ever see something happening in your neighborhood -- you know, with police cars or a fire engine -- and wonder what was happening? Watch and learn about three apps you can use for iPhone or Android.

 

01:36

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.

 

02:29

Digital Life Hacks – Listen to favorite radio stations with smart speakers

Digital Life Hacks – Listen to favorite radi

Smart speakers can be an incredible tool. They can be used for so many different tasks that can make your life that much easier. Have you ever wondered if you can listen to your favorite radio stations on your Alexa, Google Home, Amazon Echo or other smart speaker? If you have a smart speaker, Kim will give you the best apps for listening on your device.

 

01:37

Don’t be tracked, use these Google alternatives

Don’t be tracked, use these Google alternatives

Google has long been known to track you online and that can make you feel uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be that way. It might seem hard at first but once you get going, you may realize you didn’t need all those Google apps or services. We will talk about search engine alternatives that don’t track their users. If you want to message like Gmail, but don’t want to use Gmail, we will discuss the best alternatives. It might be time to say goodbye Google.

 

01:45

DIY – How to unsend email using Gmail

DIY – How to unsend email using Gmail

Have you ever sent an email that you wish you could take back? Well, believe it or not, there is a way you can stop that email from being seen by whomever you sent it to. That way, next time you accidentally send that work email to your boss regarding something embarrassing, there’s a way to reverse that mistake.

 

02:33

5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner

5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew soo

Emails, emails, emails. They just keep coming. It seems like everyday there is a long list of emails waiting for you to reply. And then you have to sift through them to figure out which are spam and which are real. Well, thankfully Kim is here to teach us 5 essential email hacks that can make our emailing that much easier. Kim will teach us how to stop the creepy tracking from robo-emails and how to stop images from automatically loading in the background. We will also go over how to protect your recipients privacy, because there is a right way and a wrong way to send a mass email.

 

07:26

Success story: How to make money online

Success story: How to make money online

Kim Komando receives a call from Jade Oliver @heavenlyhomesandgardens who left her corporate law job to start an upcycling business. What started out as a way to make some extra money to pay for her law school, has now turned into a full time, hugely successful career. Join Kim and Jade in their discussion about the journey Jade took to becoming an eBay entrepreneur.

 

07:36

Bulding the ultimate paper airplane

Bulding the ultimate paper airplane

Anyone who’s ever been bored in a classroom knows the joy that comes with making and throwing paper planes. Over the last decade, this designer has been taking his papercraft skills to the next level. Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been creating a meticulously detailed Boeing 777 model out of paper, complete with seats, landing gear and exterior details. Only one question remains: Will it fly? 

 

01:34

How to keep important emails from being marked as spam

How to keep important emails from being marked as

Have you ever found important emails in the spam/junk folder? If so, I'm sure you know how frustrating that can be. In this video, Kim will tell you clever ways to keep that from happening in the future. You’ll learn tricks to make your emails go to specific folders based on the sender, and so much more. Don’t miss this Digital Life Hack from Kim Komando.

 

03:04

9 iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

9 iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time

If you're an iPhone user, you probably know some features that you use time and time again. Here, I'm sharing 9 tricks that you may not know about. Did you know that you can use AirPods as a hearing aid? Or that you can have a group video chat so you can talk to all your friends at once? Watch this video for those and other tips you may not be aware of.

 

02:42

How to shop for a house, in 3 steps with 6 online tools

How to shop for a house, in 3 steps with 6 online

Buying a house is never easy. There is so much that goes into the process it can feel almost impossible to do alone. That's where technology can be your best friend and help you get through it relatively simply. Here are 6 tools that will get you in that new beautiful home, and it will be easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

04:25

12 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or Google for a smart home

12 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or

These 12 items are the perfect way to get started on a smart home or build on your existing one. They work with Amazon Echo and Google Home, and the best part is, you can get all of them on Amazon. We've got info on lightbulbs, lawn sprinklers, keyless locks and even a clock that does more than just tell time.

 

05:48

How can these three tricks help you save money?

How can these three tricks help you save money?

Saving money is always something everyone wants to do, but very few people actually consistently do it. Why are people saving less and less money, and how can you start saving more? 

 

02:19

How to stop your smart TV from spying on you

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.

 

02:33

5 life calculators every person should use

5 life calculators every person should use

No matter where you are in life it's always a good idea to plan for the future. Setting goals and sticking to them are two of the most important things we can do. Check out these 3 financial and 2 health calculators that you can use right now, for free.

 

06:56

Kim’s tips for having a great website

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!

 

03:52

7 digital tricks you’ll use time and time again

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.

 

02:19

Best online DIY tax software to use in 2019

Best online DIY tax software to use in 2019

I know you are not excited for it, but it's tax season. That means compiling all the paperwork and sifting through deductions and so much more. But, with the multitude of tax software out there, how do you know where to start? Well, some are better than others, and I'll show you the best software for any tax situation.

 

02:03

DIY ways to fix your crappy home Wi-Fi

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.

 

06:44

Tips and tricks for preserving family history

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.

 

04:12

Clever websites that will save you a ton of money

Clever websites that will save you a ton of money

It doesn't matter if you're a college student, a senior on a budget or a successful business person doing very well. It never hurts to save some money here and there. And if you're a savvy shopper, you probably spend extra time scoping out the internet for deals. There are plenty of websites that offer most of what you're looking for at discounted prices. But with millions of sites out there, how do you know where to find the true gems? Don't worry, we've done the legwork for you.

 

02:37

How to stop robocalls for good in 2019

How to stop robocalls for good in 2019

We've been telling you about robocalls every week, so we assembled a complete guide to stopping and fighting robocalls. Learn about tools from your wireless carrier, apps you can install on your smart phone, plus common-sense tactics that will help you spot and thwart unwanted telemarketing calls. Watch to the end for a humorous way some people are getting even with robocallers.

 

06:22

Kim’s tips for selling online and on social media

Kim’s tips for selling online and on social

Marilyn from Huntsville, Alabama, called into The Kim Komando Show with some questions about how to sell her paintings online. Marilyn is an extremely talented artist and has been painting for over 30 years. Her paintings are hanging in galleries all over the world and are very popular. Marilyn wants to start selling more of her paintings online rather than in galleries. Kim gives Marilyn some tips on how to get started selling on social media as well as some other avenues to get her art to the right audience.

 

02:47

7 search sites to use other than Google

7 search sites to use other than Google

"Just Google it" has become a common expression, and it shows just how much Google has become part of the lexicon when it comes to search engines. But what if you're trying to search for something more specific, like what to watch on a late night. Or maybe you're trying to find that perfect GIF for a text message. Well, there are specific search engines that cater to basically anything, and you might like them even better than Google.

 

02:21

5 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time again

5 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time aga

Alexa can perform so-called “skills.” Amazon and its partners have developed more than 15,000 skills, and they run the gamut of uses – from workflow to domestic life to entertainment to safety to whimsical party tricks. Here are several exciting ways that an Alexa device can assist you.

 

06:19

Kim’s Advice: Best computer for video editing your precious memories

Kim’s Advice: Best computer for video editin

Dave from Green Bay, WI called in to The Kim Komando Show to get advice on what computer he should purchase for editing his vacation videos. Dave and his girlfriend are traveling extensively and making memories. Already an avid still photographer, Dave is now taking a lot of digital video of their trips and would like to buy a computer that can handle extensive video editing. Kim gives Dave tips on the ideal computer to purchase that can help him edit their memories like a pro.

 

00:40

Traveling this holiday season? Here are 5 ways to not get hacked

Traveling this holiday season? Here are 5 ways to

Some people might know that traveling can leave you even more vulnerable to hackers and scammers. As the holidays approach many of us will be traveling more and more. So how do we protect ourselves? Well, there are some simple tricks we can use while we are online and traveling that can make sure we keep our personal and financial information safe. I can show you how.

 

01:37

3 ways to keep your Amazon gifts under wraps

3 ways to keep your Amazon gifts under wraps

As Christmas approaches, we are starting to get those gifts we purchased online for our friends and family. But, sometimes it can be difficult to make sure we keep those presents secret so that on the big day we can see the surprise and joy on their faces. That's why I have three tips for you that will make sure you keep those presents under wraps this year.

 

01:51

3 Black Friday and Cyber Monday insider secrets stores don’t want you to know

3 Black Friday and Cyber Monday insider secrets st

The holiday shopping weekend coming up, better known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has some amazing deals, but even with all the sales it's easy to rack up a pretty penny. So, of course you want to save a little extra cash during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Fortunately, there are some simple tricks that help you do just that. I can show you how.

 

01:58

10 great Siri tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

10 great Siri tricks you’ll wish you knew so

The virtual assistants are becoming more and more prevalent everyday. We use them to do so much from simple reminders to remembering what to buy at the grocery store. Well one of the first and most popular of these is, of course, Siri for the iPhone. What you might not know is there is a slew of unique features that she can perform that are not only game changing but sometimes entertaining.