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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!

 

00:47

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.

 

00:47

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.

 

00:44

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.

 

00:35

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.

 

00:48

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.

 

00:37

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

 

00:52

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.

 

00:43

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.

 

00:42

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.

 

00:42

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.

 

00:43

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?

 

00:37

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.

 

00:49

Turn your tablet into a second monitor

Turn your tablet into a second monitor

Having dual computer monitors helps people multitask.  For instance, you can respond to emails on one screen while you're working on an Excel spreadsheet on the other screen.  Here is a clever way using your iPad!

 

00:38

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? Press play to see what sites track you most.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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.