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02:42

5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs

5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs

Cutting the cable doesn't always cut the bill. Now, besides paying for cable, we pay for multiple streaming services with different exclusive content. But why do that when there are free streaming services out there? Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for a Money Tip that will give you 5 streaming services you can use immediately for FREE!

 

03:30

Kim advises caller on the difference between Google Suite and Microsoft Office

Kim advises caller on the difference between Googl

Kim speaks with a caller who works at a Christian School in Illinois and is looking to put the right type of office software on the children's laptops. She was told about the free version of Microsoft for teachers and students, but has been experiencing nothing but a hard time getting it properly installed. That's where Kim comes in! Kim shares information on G Suite for education.

 

02:07

Facebook settings you need to change right now

Facebook settings you need to change right now

It’s no secret, Facebook isn’t the safest place to hang out when it comes to your personal data. Did you know that you can stop targeted ads from following you around online by tweaking the information that Facebook uses? And what about ads that your friends have liked? How do they affect you? Kim shares all this and more details to help you stay safe on Facebook.

 

04:37

CEO of Zollipops, Alina Morse, calls The Kim Komando Show for advice

CEO of Zollipops, Alina Morse, calls The Kim Koman

Kim speaks with Alina Morse, the teen CEO of Zollipops, about her success story at such a young age and her innovative edible invention: candy that is actually good for your teeth! Believe it or not, that is really a thing. This lollipop actually cleans your teeth, tastes good and is available at major grocery stores.

 

02:10

Save money with these discount cables and chargers for iPhone and Android

Save money with these discount cables and chargers

We use smartphones for virtually everything in our lives. That little device in your pocket has become so essential that keeping it charged is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, Kim covers both with information such as making sure the chargers for the Android are compliant with USB-C specifications, whether the chargers for Apple are premium Lightning cables, and much much more. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show as Kim shares secrets to save money.

 

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.

 

02:58

What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?

What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?

If you have ever been around millennials, you know that they never carry cash. They use these things called person-to-person payment apps. These programs allow you to transfer money between people with just a swipe of your finger. They require you to link your bank account so they can automatically send and receive money. That creates a situation that begs the question: Are they safe to use?

 

08:13

Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her secrets with Kim

Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her

Kim speaks with the Dating App Ghostwriter, Meredith Golden. They discuss what exactly Meredith does for her clients and how her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, began. Meredith does all the work on the back end; all the clients have to do is show up to the date. She not only swipes right and left for you, but also chooses the right apps for you to use, helps focus your searches, perfects your profile and online presence, and coaches you on the dating lifestyle. Consider her the dating fairy godmother.

 

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.

 

06:56

Could your smartphone save your life?

Could your smartphone save your life?

Nate Felix was in a car accident. He says that his iPhone saved his life. You need to know how. When Nate's Jeep flipped over last month, he couldn’t move. He got help by saying "Hey Siri" loud enough for his phone to make the call for him. Paralyzed from his neck down, Nate would have likely died of hypothermia over night without medical attention. Listen to his story in this great call from the Kim Komando Show.

 

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.

 

02:26

How much is my house worth?

How much is my house worth?

If you are thinking about selling your house anytime soon, then you are probably wondering exactly what it is worth as you don't want to get pushed around by real estate agents or potential buyers. These nifty sites can help you get started on your research. We recommend checking more than one, so you get a truer picture of the potential worth of your property.

 

03:12

Kim’s advice for musicians to get noticed on Spotify

Kim’s advice for musicians to get noticed on

El from Los Angeles, CA called Kim to ask how to increase Spotify numbers for some musicians she is working with. After reaching out to some curators of playlists that will feature some of their music, El found that the results were a little underwhelming and decided to call Kim for some advice. There are several ways to increase a musician's exposure on Spotify and get the public listening. Kim gives El several good tips and advice that every up-and-coming musician should know.

 

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.

 

07:24

Can you make money selling ringtones?

Can you make money selling ringtones?

Derby from Los Angeles, Calif., called The Kim Komando Show to ask about how to sell ringtones. After doing some research, Derby found that there are still plenty of apps and websites selling ringtones. The ringtone market has seen a steep decline over the years, and with all the smartphones, it's pretty easy for people to make their own. Kim cautions Derby to do more research before he makes the leap to sell ringtones and discusses the current market.

 

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.

 

01:49

Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings

Stop your phone from being tracked with these sett

We are quickly moving toward, or are already in, an information economy. This means that companies are acquiring information on everyone and then selling it to advertisers. That little device in your pocket is one of the main contributors. But how can you stop it from gathering this information? I'll show you.

 

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.

 

05:12

Kim’s tips for handling disruptive Wi-Fi signals

Kim’s tips for handling disruptive Wi-Fi sig

Jeff from Joplin, MO called in to The Kim Komando Show with some questions about how to stop people from squatting in his parking lot. Jeff's business is across the street from a laundromat that offers freeWi-Fi. The problem is that people are parking in his parking lot in order to use the Wi-Fi across the street. Needless to say, this is a major disruption for Jeff's business. Kim offers Jeff some excellent suggestions on ways to block or disrupt the signal coming from another business.

 

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. It shows just how much Google has become part of the lexicon when it comes to search engines. But, what if you are trying to search for something more specific, like what to watch on a late night, or your trying to find that perfect GIF? There are specific search engines that cater to basically anything. They are even better than Google.

 

04:00

15 most exotic expensive places you can rent on VRBO

15 most exotic expensive places you can rent on VR

Looking to start planning your vacation for 2019? While most of the time doing this means asking the question, "How much can I afford?" why don't we ask the question, "How much can I spend?" With that in mind, I have put together a list of some of the most exotic and expensive rentals available on VRBO.

 

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.

 

00:58

CES highlights from Komando.com

CES highlights from Komando.com

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is happening in Las Vegas Jan. 8-11 and we'll have all the highlights. CES is the largest show of its kind in the US, with more than 180,000 people and more than 4,500 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors feature products from dozens of product categories, including fitness, home, vehicle, computer hardware, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Check back with komando.com all week for CES highlights!

 

01:51

What makes a smart thermostat smart?

What makes a smart thermostat smart?

Are you looking to make your home a whole lot smarter? With the smart home revolution in full swing, one of the best investments you can do right off the bat is a smart thermostat. Why? Switching your regular thermostat to a smart one will not only make your home feel more "hi-tech," but it can also help you manage and cut your energy costs. Smart thermostats also offer a level of convenience that we've never had before.

 

01:32

5G feeds your need for internet speed

5G feeds your need for internet speed

The 5G revolution is also aimed at delivering virtual-reality experiences and bringing more devices online, from sensors and robots to cars and smart-home gadgets. The next generation of wireless tech is handing out some big promises, so here’s what you need to know about the coming of 5G.

 

05:22

How secure and private are DNA tests?

How secure and private are DNA tests?

Todd from Pennsylvania called in to The Kim Komando Show with some concerns about DNA testing. Todd wanted to know how secure his DNA would be with companies like 23andMe or Ancestry.com. With the popularity of DNA testing, Todd's concerns are well founded. Kim gives Todd some tips and advice about how to protect your DNA being sold to third-party companies.

 

01:01

10 hidden Google search features

10 hidden Google search features

Google it. It's hard to imagine a time when that expression didn't exist, but now googling things is just another routine part of daily life. People use it every day as a source for just about anything you can imagine, but because there's so much out there, sometimes it's a struggle to find really specific information. That's OK, because Google has a lot of options to help you narrow your search − if you know how to use them.

 

02:06

One big secret the streaming companies don’t want you to know

One big secret the streaming companies don’t

So many of us are deciding to cut the cord and ditch cable. It's more convenient, has more options, and is cheap, or so we might have thought. You might think you are saving money by cutting the cord, but with the cost of streaming services and the number there are now, it can become extremely expensive. It's shocking when you do the math.

 

05:53

Ideas and tips for musicians to reach a larger audience online

Ideas and tips for musicians to reach a larger aud

Justin from Canton, MI called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to reach a wider audience for his band. Justin's band have been playing together for about 6 months and he describes their music as a mix of hard rock and heavy metal and he wants to know how to find a bigger audience via the internet. After listening to their music and watching their video, Kim gives Justin some tips and ideas on how to stand out from other musicians online.

 

01:19

5 steps to record and share your family history

5 steps to record and share your family history

Websites like Ancestry.com have lead many people to piece their family's history together through records. But you can take a different approach and not only learn more about your family members' pasts, but preserve that information in a digital archive of interviews to share with others for years to come. And with these ideas from The New York Times, it only takes a few steps.

 

02:02

How to load up with free movies and TV shows before you travel

How to load up with free movies and TV shows befor

As we move into the thick of the holiday travel season, we can sometimes be traveling for hours and hours to get to our destination. This makes for quite the boring trip if we don't keep ourselves entertained. But sometimes on these long journeys, we don't have the internet. So how do we watch our favorite movies and pass the times? Simple - you download them directly to your device. The best part is, many of them are free. I'll show you how.

 

01:56

One thing you need to do now to protect your online accounts and cellphone number

One thing you need to do now to protect your onlin

With all the hacking, scamming, online fraud and so much more out there, it can be difficult to really know how to protect your online accounts. Plus, with robocalls, your cellphone number is vulnerable, too. Well I've recently discovered a way to make sure not only to protect your identity online, but you also maintain the security of your cellphone number. It's easier then you may think, and I can show 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.

 

01:50

Practical and boring tech gifts people will use time and time again

Practical and boring tech gifts people will use ti

Sometimes amazing tech doesn't need all the flash and glitz to make it incredibly useful. Some tech is more about convenience, ease of use, and the way it impacts our lives, rather than how much it blows our mind. This Christmas, maybe it's time we get our loved ones something they will use virtually on a daily basis. Some of these items may seem simple, but can really be life changers.

 

01:39

New ways to come up with a secure password

New ways to come up with a secure password

Passwords are just one of those things we have to get used to. They basically are required for almost everything we do now. Our phones, tablets, email, bank account - you name it, they are everywhere. But are you making sure you are safe online with all your different passwords? Are you managing them correctly or making sure they are robust enough? You might not be as safe as you think.

 

09:59

The inspirational story of a wounded veteran

The inspirational story of a wounded veteran

Steven from Monroe, UT, a Vietnam War veteran himself, called in to the show to share his inspirational story about his son, Rob, who was gravely wounded in Iraq. Rob was in and out of numerous hospitals, had several surgeries, and the whole family was affected. Kim has always feels deeply connected to the military and to her listeners. Steven called to thank Kim for getting his son a laptop that helped him pass the time during hospital visits and when he went back to school. The Kim Komando Show thanks all those who serve our country and has always supported our men and women in our military.

 

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.

 

01:05

Set up your own personal VPN

Set up your own personal VPN

Hackers have a ton of tools to get your personal information. They can use social media, emails, fraudulent websites and so much more to hack you and get whatever they want. There is good news, though. You can use your own set of tools to protect yourself. One of these tools is a VPN or Virtual Private Network. VPNs can make sure you are protected from a number of hacks, and they are relatively simple to set up. I can show you how with some simple steps.

 

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.

 

25:55

Podcast: The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

Podcast: The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday de

Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday means getting the best deals on the latest tech like laptops, televisions, tablets, smartphones, and so much more. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim shares insider secrets on scoring the best deals you can get your hands on during the biggest shopping days of the year. Kim talks to retail and shopping expert Sarah Hollenbeck from blackfriday.com about some of the best deals from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, and other retailers. Don't miss this podcast as you will hear first-hand what to look for and where to find it. Kim and Sarah also share the hottest deals on clothing, jewelry, and toys on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.