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How to get your free annual credit report

How to get your free annual credit report

If an identity thief opens a new credit card, takes out a mortgage, or does anything else credit-related in your name it will show up. So, check your credit report regularly and you can catch the identity theft before he or she goes too far.

 

00:34

See who is tracking you online

See who is tracking you online

I'm sure by now you've discovered that almost every move you make online is being tracked. In many cases, this is for sites to provide you with targeted ads. But wouldn't it be nice to know exactly who is actually tracking you?

 

00:42

Find your suitcase with these smart luggage tags

Find your suitcase with these smart luggage tags

Of all the potential pitfalls of travel, lost luggage is still one of the biggest fears. A report from air transport information technology company SITA said airlines in 2016 mishandled 5.73 bags per one thousand passengers. If that risk is still too high for you, then it's time to check into smart luggage tags that can help reunite you with your wayward suitcase. Check out these options.

 

00:49

Best anti-theft devices for cars

Best anti-theft devices for cars

Do you know that nearly three-quarters of a million cars are stolen in the U.S. each year? More frightening, many of those crimes happen while you're driving. Here are 3 devices that can help you out.  

 

00:35

This lock screen trick can help you recover your lost phone faster

This lock screen trick can help you recover your l

Your phone is one of the most important things you take with you every day. It contains your emails, your data, and your life. If you lose or misplace your phone you may never get it back, and if you do, it can take a lot of effort and time to find it.  But, did you know you can change your lock screen so that people know how to contact you if you've misplaced it? Here's how!

 

00:43

Find constellations, planets and more with this unbelievable sky map

Find constellations, planets and more with this un

Now that the 2017 Solar Eclipse has come and gone, you might think things are quieting down in the sky. But nothing could be further from the truth. Whenever you look up, there's always something going on - you just have to know what to look for.  Here are a couple places to start.

 

00:39

Best DVRs for cord cutters

Best DVRs for cord cutters

If you have or want to cut the cord, but don't want to give up DVR.  There are several options for you that will work with an antenna.  Watch the video for 3 options.  

 

00:34

How to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11

How to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11

If you aren't ready to buy one of the new iPhones, you will still be able to update your iPhone to the new operating system.  It won't have all the cool new features, but it will be a big improvement.   

 

00:44

Looking to turn your house into a Smart Home?

Looking to turn your house into a Smart Home?

Ready to make your house a smart home? Whole house systems can cost tens of thousands of dollars. But there is a way you can get some of the perks with a fraction of the cost. Here are a few options just for you! Press play for tips to make your home smarter without spending thousands.

 

01:00

This emergency feature on your smartphone could save your life

This emergency feature on your smartphone could sa

When the unimaginable happens, you don't want to be unprepared. This one feature on your iPhone could make the difference between life and death. Share this with your family and everyone that you know so they'll have this life-saving tool when they need it.Click here to see how this built-in emergency feature works on your smartphone.

 

00:48

3 awesome apps that block unwanted robocalls

3 awesome apps that block unwanted robocalls

Unsolicited robocalls have become a bit of an epidemic lately. A recent study shows that the number of spam calls has been rising across the country at an extremely rapid pace.  Here are 3 ways to help stop them!

 

00:43

How to keep your laptop from overheating

How to keep your laptop from overheating

Pretty much every laptop owner has been through a too-toasty experience with a machine at some point. You’re sitting there, working away, when you notice your computer is getting uncomfortably warm. Here are a couple of ideas for you!

 

01:05

Bet you didn’t know your Mac can do all this!

Bet you didn’t know your Mac can do all this

When it comes to computers, there are countless little tricks we can use to make our lives easier.  Some of them are right in front of us, but others can be hidden.  Try these ones on your Mac!

 

00:39

Declutter websites on your iPhone!

Declutter websites on your iPhone!

When browsing the internet on your iPhone, you sometimes come across sites that aren't mobile friendly.  They look cluttered and make for a distracting read.  I have a way to fix this, click play to find out! 

 

00:38

Free way to store photos on the cloud!

Free way to store photos on the cloud!

We’re all taking more and more pictures on our smartphones, and that takes up a bunch of space. If you don’t want to delete another pic again, I’ve got a trick that can help you.Press play for a free way to store photos without clogging up your storage.

 

00:47

Find your family roots for free

Find your family roots for free

There is nothing quite as intriguing as your family tree. It’s human nature to wonder, “Who am I? Where did I come from?” But doing the research can be a pain. Luckily, there’s a better way! Here’s how to search your family heritage for free!

 

00:50

Save HUNDREDS on iPhones, Androids and laptops

Save HUNDREDS on iPhones, Androids and laptops

Buying a new gadget is always exciting. That is, until you see the price tag. But what if I told you there’s a way you can buy new devices at incredible discounts? Here’s a site you need to bookmark so you’re ready to save the next time you’re shopping for a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

 

00:50

Save your Apple device from an unexpected disaster

Save your Apple device from an unexpected disaster

No one ever thinks something bad will happen to them until it does. As far as Apple devices, one of the worst things that could happen is losing all of your data.  Here's how to save yourself.

 

00:54

Stop Windows 10 updates from crashing your PC

Stop Windows 10 updates from crashing your PC

Do you use Microsoft's Windows operating system?  Just think about all the times that Windows inexplicably stops working. For example, you may get the "blue screen of death," where your screen turns blue seemingly for no reason.  Here are some tips to help you out!

 

00:36

Is a “dumb phone” right for you?

Is a “dumb phone” right for you?

It’s a neglected corner of the phone market, but there are reasons why regular phones have not completely disappeared.Is a non-smart phone right for you? Let’s explore why you might actually want one:

 

00:39

How to find out if your car has a safety recall

How to find out if your car has a safety recall

Automakers try to notify owners of safety recalls, but records aren’t always up-to-date and it can be easy to miss a letter sent in the mail. Fortunately, there are online resources for finding out if your vehicle is subject to a recall. Here’s how to do it.

 

00:57

Save BIG on Back to School gear with this insider trick

Save BIG on Back to School gear with this insider

This may be an exciting time for your kids,  but there is a major drawback: School clothing, books, and backpacks can get expensive, and you'll probably end up paying more than you bargained for to obtain school necessities.  Here is something that could help you!

 

00:48

Google Maps tricks only the pros know

Google Maps tricks only the pros know

Are you an avid Google Maps user? It wouldn't be surprising if you are. Google estimates that there are nearly 1 billion active monthly users worldwide. Watch this for some insider tricks you can try the next time you use the app. Then read here for even more tricks.

 

00:56

Hidden features in iOS 11 you won’t believe

Hidden features in iOS 11 you won’t believe

Apple’s 2017 product launch is just around the corner. But I know you can’t stand to wait any longer. Did you know there are iOS 11 features you can start using right now? Here’s how you can access them before the new operating system is officially released. Watch this video for iOS 11 features you’ll absolutely love.

 

01:08

5 mistakes to avoid when downloading files

5 mistakes to avoid when downloading files

 It's easy to be careless when downloading files and free programs from the web since all it takes is a few clicks, but those clicks may lead you to something you are not expecting.

 

00:46

Find out if hackers have your info

Find out if hackers have your info

What do Kmart and Chipotle Mexican Grill have in common? What about Yahoo, Target, Home Depot, and even Anthem? They've all had data breaches in the last few years. Here is how to see if your info has been compromised.

 

00:50

Take great pictures of fireworks!

Take great pictures of fireworks!

Taking pictures at night is tough. Fireworks make it even harder because the sudden, intense light and color can confuse your camera. They go by so fast that it can be hard to snag a winning shot.  Here are some tips to help you out!

 

01:08

The 3 worst tech predictions

The 3 worst tech predictions

People speculate on what the future holds all the time. But they are not always right. Here are three tech predictions that failed miserably.  

 

00:49

How to make calls using Amazon Alexa

How to make calls using Amazon Alexa

 In a big move, Amazon rolled out Alexa Calling & Messaging, a new way for people with Alexa devices and apps to communicate with each other through both voice and messages.

 

00:52

Best games for Apple and Android

Best games for Apple and Android

Your smartphone can be used for a wide variety of tasks but none are as fun as these games! Here are a few games you should check out if you haven't been playing them already. For even more see the article on Komando.com

 

00:58

How to tell it’s time to get a new computer

How to tell it’s time to get a new computer

Hungry software. More demanding operating systems. Intensive multi-tab web browsing. Immersive games. You ask a lot of your computer, but the pace of technology keeps moving right along, and our computers can’t always keep up. How do you know when it’s time to kiss your old computer goodbye and welcome a new system into your life?  Here are some tips just for you.

 

01:11

3 worst places to swipe your debit card

3 worst places to swipe your debit card

With the constant reporting of data breaches of fast-food chains or national retailers, it seems like our debit and credit card information is vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves each time we use them. In fact, security researchers think that nearly half of the credit cards in the U.S. are at risk. Here are the 3 worst places to swipe your card.

 

01:03

How to pay for things using your smartphone

How to pay for things using your smartphone

We can do amazing things on our smartphones like take pictures, listen to music, or even read a book.  Did you know you can also use them to pay for things at stores? Here's how for both Apple and Android devices.

 

00:52

Woah, baby! Unusual gadgets for tech-savvy parents

Woah, baby! Unusual gadgets for tech-savvy parents

Baby tech is a burgeoning industry that beckons smartphone-toting parents to engage with gadgets. The latest crop of technology can bring moms and dads closer to their kids by counting words, help with monitoring sleeping infants, and even rock them to sleep with the calming movements of a car (no actual car required).

 

00:51

The Facebook profile they don’t want you to see

The Facebook profile they don’t want you to

Ever wondered if there is publicly available information on your Facebook profile that you're not aware of? Setting the privacy for every single thing you do on Facebook can be confusing and it's easy to miss something that you don't want public. This website can help you out.

 

00:51

Cool ways to use your phone’s camera that don’t involve photos

Cool ways to use your phone’s camera that do

Yep, that camera in your smartphone is amazing. We now live in an age where we can take high-resolution photos instantly wherever we go, satisfying our need to document our lives on a whim. But did you know that there are plenty of other uses for your smartphone's camera?

 

01:03

3 iPhone tricks you need to try!

3 iPhone tricks you need to try!

After having an iPhone for years, I'm amazed how often I find new tricks. Here are some tricks I found recently that make it faster to text photos and videos. Plus, a calculator trick that will save you tons of time!Watch this videos for step-by-step instructions.