Komando.com Reports

 

01:15

Success! Older Airbnb hosts are raking in the dough

Success! Older Airbnb hosts are raking in the doug

Have you ever wondered how some older Airbnb hosts are making a pretty penny sharing their extra space? According to AARP, adults 60 and older are the fastest-growing demographic of Airbnb hosts and are making tons of money doing it. Who couldn't use a little extra cash nowadays?

 

01:58

Keep Russian hackers off your router!

Keep Russian hackers off your router!

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated, and well-funded.

 

01:51

Step-by-step guide to stop robocalls

Step-by-step guide to stop robocalls

We all get those automated and voiced calls from telemarketers either phishing or trying to sell us something. The good news is, there are a few things we can do to stop these. One easy way is to block the incoming caller numbers but that won’t stop them all but there are a few others that can really make a difference!

 

02:12

Fix for everyday tech problems faster than you think

Fix for everyday tech problems faster than you thi

Modern technology offers many conveniences and it has definitely changed our lives for the better. But with all these welcome advantages come some smaller caveats, of course. Battery anxiety, wire clutter, dropped phones, tangled cords, larger electric bills - it's the price we pay for modern technology.

 

02:02

7 clear-cut signs you’ve been hacked

7 clear-cut signs you’ve been hacked

It may not surprise you to know that you actually make it easy for hackers to do their job. All the technology that you use, including your computer, smartphone, routers and other devices are all vulnerable to cybercriminals. These cybercrooks are good at what they do but there are ways to protect yourself.

 

01:41

Kim’s quick fixes to get you back on track

Kim’s quick fixes to get you back on track

Computers, love them or hate them, they are here to stay! Inevitably, you have experienced a minor or major glitch with your desktop or laptop computer which likely sent your day into a frenzy. Next time, don’t panic!

 

02:22

4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

Cybersecurity is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Isn’t public Wi-Fi use acceptable in small doses?

 

01:48

Useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before now

Useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before

Most of us use our smartphones for texting, searching the internet and actually making/taking phone calls, but did you know that our smartphones can do much more? Well, the answer is yes! There are many awesome built-in features that our smartphones already have that can make your life easier now.

 

02:02

Are you ready for spring cleaning?

Are you ready for spring cleaning?

Every spring, we all tend to feel like it’s time to get the house in order by performing traditional cleaning rituals such as organizing pantries and closets and other decluttering. But have you ever considered that your high-tech gadgets need some cleaning too?

 

01:55

5 gems you can’t live without

5 gems you can’t live without

With so many apps and utilities with multiple features, it can be hard to decipher which ones are worth it and which ones are not. Let me save you some time! I have sifted through plenty and found five that certainly will streamline your daily life.

 

02:03

Clever ways to use your old USB drive

Clever ways to use your old USB drive

The USB drive, thumb drive, or flash drive as they have been called, was once the latest and greatest way to save, transfer, and transport data but when was the last time you used one? Well, it is time to dig them out of the utility drawer!

 

02:03

Free software alternatives you may not have heard of until now

Free software alternatives you may not have heard

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. Sometimes, you have to bite the bullet. But other times, there’s a free option that will get the same results.

 

01:54

Ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

Ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons why your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down.

 

02:22

5 tricks to get the best possible reception with your indoor antenna

5 tricks to get the best possible reception with y

Cable TV prices have skyrocketed over the years with many people feeling forced to pay outrageous prices to get live programming and specialty channels. But times have changed dramatically and now many are asking, have you cut the cable TV cord yet and turned to streaming services instead? 

 

02:20

Useful online sites for almost anything

Useful online sites for almost anything

With literally millions of websites out there, it can be challenging and often quite time consuming to find a site or app that will help you. Well, search no more! I've compiled a list of useful sites you may not know about that offer free assistance for many tasks.

 

01:46

Get the best phone battery life with some quick adjustments

Get the best phone battery life with some quick ad

Your cellphone is only as good as its battery. Once its power source runs out, so does your ability to call, check email and pinpoint your location on a virtual map. You may be surprised to find out that some of the things you do with your phone are actually causing the problem.

 

01:57

What’s the most secure way to lock your smartphone?

What’s the most secure way to lock your smartpho

Currently, there are a number of ways to lock and unlock our phones - face scans, thumbprints, irises, passcodes, patterns, and more. Which ones are more secure than the others? And which one should you use?

 

02:09

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos can do

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photo

Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, organize, and share your thousands of images. Most impressive of all, you can search through your photos in clever new ways, which shouldn't be surprising, given Google's search engine roots.

 

02:39

Watch out for these holiday scams

Watch out for these holiday scams

Every year scammers kick it in to high gear for the holidays. They know we send more packages, buy items online, and want the best deals, and they use that to their advantage. Here are holiday scams to look out for.

 

02:18

Kim’s free security pick that needs to be on all your devices

Kim’s free security pick that needs to be on

Cybercrime, data breaches and internet attacks are on the rise. In fact, it is estimated that the global economy will lose around $2 trillion by 2019 due to cybercrime. They often build real-looking websites that copy a legitimate brand or service's official site to fool you into giving out your personal data. Watch this to learn a new way to protect yourself!

 

01:15

The new Komando Dash Cam Pro with night vision

The new Komando Dash Cam Pro with night vision

The 2018 Komando Dash Cam has a new feature, Night Vision! The proprietary Starlight technology and an ultra angle 6 glass lens make this the only dash cam in the world that can record really clear video at night. Get yours now at komando.com

 

00:54

Turn your smartphone into a body-worn video camera

Turn your smartphone into a body-worn video camera

Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better. Most of the newer gadgets come equipped with both front and rear-facing cameras that take amazing pictures. And now, turn your phone into a body-cam.

 
Crazy Vintage Tech Prices

01:34

Crazy Vintage Tech Prices

Crazy Vintage Tech Prices

Just a seemingly short time ago, a computer could cost up to $20K and couldn’t even play an MP3, let alone hold more than a few if it could. But as we face $1,000-phones, let’s take a closer look at prices from the past.

 

01:06

Download my Komando app!

Download my Komando app!

Great news! You can stay up to date on all things digital with the Komando.com App for Android and Apple! It also has your local weather, traffic, and sports news, all in one place. Watch this tutorial to learn how to download and use the Komando.com app!

 

01:55

Get great tech gadgets in my Komando Shop!

Get great tech gadgets in my Komando Shop!

Have you checked out my new shop yet? After listening to your feedback, I decided it was time to give the Komando Shop a makeover. My team and I worked hard to improve your shopping experience so that it’s easier than ever to find whatever you're looking for. Whether you're shopping online or on your mobile device, buying new tech gear will be a breeze. See it for yourself and watch the video for a special offer!

 

00:53

Finally! Ford revives two iconic models

Finally! Ford revives two iconic models

Ford fans rejoice! At the North American International Auto Show, Ford announced that two of their models that were discontinued several years ago are being brought back. But, we’re going to have to wait a few years. Watch to see what we can expect from these cars that are making a comeback.

 

01:30

5 Weather apps everyone needs this winter

5 Weather apps everyone needs this winter

Winter is here in full force. It's the time of year, depending on your location, that a snowstorm could fall upon us at a moment's notice. Wouldn't it be great if you had a heads up on the weather? These five apps will help you stay dry and warm this winter! Click here for weather apps that help you always be prepared.

 

01:45

Facebook features you’re not using but should be

Facebook features you’re not using but shoul

Facebook is filled with features that seem to be rolling out every day. They constantly introduce new and useful services that keep the site from getting stale. But you might not realize there are certain features that will make your Facebook usage even better. Watch this video for Facebook tricks that make things easier.

 

01:02

Entertain your ears with these unusual headphones

Entertain your ears with these unusual headphones

Most earbuds and headphones are typical and boring. They're functional for listening to on-the-go audio, but they're also mostly forgettable. If you're tired of the same boring headphones like I am, you have to see these fun alternatives!  Watch this video and see what makes these headphones so different.

 

01:43

Instagram: 101 – Beginners Guide

Instagram: 101 – Beginners Guide

If Instagram is new to you, don’t worry! I’ll walk you through the basics from what to download to posting your first pic! I'll tell you all about the News Feed, filters, and hashtags. You'll be a pro in no time! And once you have your account all set up, you can even follow me on Instagram!

 

01:06

Ford Self-Driving Car

Ford Self-Driving Car

Ford will show off the Next-Gen Fusion self-driving car at CES and the North American International Auto Show in January.

 

02:32

Pokémon Invasion

Pokémon Invasion

The Komando.com Studios have been invaded by pocket monsters! These "Pokemon," as they're better known, have been interacting with our staff over the past few days. We've been able to obtain exclusive images of these interactions. Some of the Pokemon have been hostile, but for the most part, they're very tame. You shouldn't be afraid to walk up and try to catch them all!

 

01:45

How to play Pokémon Go

How to play Pokémon Go

Chances are your kids or grandkids have dreamt of being a Pokemon trainer at one point. Now, they have the opportunity to be the very best, like no one ever was, with Pokemon Go. We'll show you how they can catch 'em all.

 

01:35

How to breeze through TSA lines

How to breeze through TSA lines

This time of year always means long TSA lines. In this Komando.com Report, we tell you how you can save yourself hours of wait time. You have to shell out a little extra for these services, but it's better than the traditional "hurry up and wait" hassle of going through TSA.

 

02:15

Kids Raised by Technology

Kids Raised by Technology

Technology isn't a luxury anymore; it's as basic a need as transportation. I'm Will Argeros and in this Komando.com Report, we see how technology is now affecting kids.

 

02:37

Life at the South Pole

Life at the South Pole

Six months of complete darkness, winds howling at 55 mph and temperatures 117-degrees below zero. In this Komando.com Report, we learn what life is like in one of the most desolate places on earth: the South Pole.

 

03:10

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence was only a science fiction concept. Characters like Hal were some distant figment of imagination. Yet in 2016, AI, as it is commonly known, is inching closer to reality. In this Komando.com Report, we look at the possibilities artificial intelligence holds.

 

02:45

Before you click on anything else today, watch this video

Before you click on anything else today, watch thi

You click links all the time to watch videos, read funny stories, look at adorable cats and much more. It's almost a reflex when you see something interesting, and in this Komando.com Report we look at how hackers are using this reflex for their own gain, and your loss.

 

02:55

Explore the exciting new world of high-tech dating

Explore the exciting new world of high-tech dating

It's no secret technology has shaken up the way we do things. And that's especially true when it comes to relationships. In this Komando.com Report, we take a look at dating apps and online dating.