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01:48

Clever ways to free up space on your smartphone

Clever ways to free up space on your smartphone

Have you ever gotten that alert that says your phone is too full and you need to delete items to open up space? It can seem annoying and hard to choose what to delete. Do you delete photos, apps, contacts? There is a right and a wrong way to go about doing this. I can show you what to delete first and what to save or move somewhere else, and it's actually pretty simple.

 

01:25

Don’t get ripped off, check your internet speed

Don’t get ripped off, check your internet sp

Many internet service providers make claims about how fast their internet speed is, and that can be really important when it comes to how we use it. Many times you will be streaming or trying to connect a new device and it will get extremely slow or sometimes not work at all. But that's why I have a solution for you. There are free online programs you can use to check your internet speed and make sure your ISP is being truthful about their speed claims.

 

04:35

Finding unclaimed money and upgrade your smartphone

Finding unclaimed money and upgrade your smartphon

Flo from Charlottesville, VA called in to The Kim Komando Show to thank Kim for helping her find some unclaimed money. Flo is a subscriber to Kim's email newsletters and after reading an article about how to get unclaimed money, Flo found out she has some extra funds coming in. With her new windfall, Flo asks Kim for some tips about upgrading her smartphone.

 

01:55

10 free things every Amazon Prime member gets

10 free things every Amazon Prime member gets

One of the most well-liked things Amazon introduced to us was Prime. While it is free to use Amazon, people who subscribe to Prime receive many benefits, including access to different Amazon content as well as faster deliveries. That's not all you get, though. If you are not a Prime member, you'll be interested to know what you're missing out on. And if you are, there's a good chance you don't know about everything you get with the subscription.

 

01:59

How to check your internet speed

How to check your internet speed

Internet speed can be very important to all of us. It can be quite frustrating when we try to load a web page and it seems like its 1999 and we are using a dial-up modem. What about when we try to watch a video and it just keeps buffering and buffering. Well, there are ways to test your internet speed so you can find out just how bad it really is. I've compiled a list of apps and other tools to help you do just that.

 

01:56

Clearing cache made easy

Clearing cache made easy

So what is your computer's cache? Why do you need to empty it? And when? Here's how to do it. It's easier than you think, and you can do it in less than 2 minutes.

 

00:56

Need extra money for Christmas? Here are some part-time gigs that bring in big bucks.

Need extra money for Christmas? Here are some part

We all know the holidays can be a truly stressful time. From family gatherings to shopping, there is quite a bit of it that we just can avoid. But one thing we can control is money. We know it can seem like there just isn't enough of it around the holidays so I compiled a list of different ways you can make an extra buck this year.

 

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.

 

01:29

How to do a free credit freeze

How to do a free credit freeze

There are a good many reasons why your credit may go down the tubes, and in fact some might be your fault. There is also the possibility that someone will steal your identity or hack into your accounts. Whatever the reason, anything that can help us keep our credit on the right track is a good thing, and when the help comes for free it's even better.

 

06:39

How to track your child’s smartphone use

How to track your child’s smartphone use

Joseph from Mt. Laurel, NJ called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to track and safeguard his daughter's new smartphone. These days, it's harder than ever to keep tabs on what our kids are doing. That's because they've got two lives: The one you can see and monitor; and the virtual one, where you may have no idea what they're up to. Kim gives Joseph some awesome advice on how to set up boundaries for his daughter to use her new phone and shares an app that will allow him to supervise, manage and protect his daughter's device use.

 

00:56

Sell your old cellphone for big bucks

Sell your old cellphone for big bucks

When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.

 

00:47

These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidden data

These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidd

Images contain a treasure trove of hidden, useful data, including date and time of image capture, time zone, type of smartphone used, and the geographical location. To expose any photo’s hidden data, forensic tools may be used. Forensic tools can detect simple metadata or perform more advanced functions, such as to determine if a photo was altered.

 

00:37

Stop robocalls with Google Voice

Stop robocalls with Google Voice

Even with the National Do Not Call Registry in place, automated phone calls can still come flooding in. Many businesses sell your information to third parties. In fact, agreeing to this kind of information trade can be part of the deal for many free or low-cost services. The bottom line: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.

 

06:55

How to get your money back when you book your vacation rental online

How to get your money back when you book your vaca

Linda from Idaho had been planning a trip to North Carolina and had booked and paid for a rental home online. When Hurricane Florence hit and her flight was cancelled, she naturally figured she could get a refund on her rental. That wasn’t the case. Out of frustration, Linda called The Kim Komando Show for advice from Kim on how she could get her money back.

 

00:00

Secrets to getting the best airplane Wi-Fi possible

Secrets to getting the best airplane Wi-Fi possibl

You'll finally have speedy in-flight internet. Here's how to make the slow, sluggish and unpredictable airplane Wi-Fi a lot less expensive and a lot faster! Keep reading to find out how these simple tricks can improve your Wi-Fi on your next flight.

 

01:01

You’re missing out on what Google can really do

You’re missing out on what Google can really

What does Google mean to you? Maybe it’s just how you search the internet. Maybe Google Docs is your main word processing program. Maybe it’s your email provider. That’s as far as many people go with Google, but the company offers way more than that.

 

01:48

How to know if someone blocked your number

How to know if someone blocked your number

When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.

 

00:36

Join the Komando Ambassador Program

Join the Komando Ambassador Program

I'm giving away cool prizes! All you have to do is become a Komando Ambassador! Here’s how it works: Invite your friends to subscribe to receive Kim's email newsletters. If they sign up, you collect points to win cool prizes. It's that easy! Bookmark this link and come back to refer more friends.

 

00:00

The best way to gain exposure and land your dream job

The best way to gain exposure and land your dream

Stephen from South Carolina is looking for a new career move. He called in to The Kim Komando Show seeking tips from Kim on how he can reach potential employers and get noticed. If you’re starting a new career, making a career change or simply wanting to get the perfect job, Kim gives tips how to maximize your online presence and have a great digital first impression!

 

00:00

How to turn off Google location tracking for real

How to turn off Google location tracking for real

It's no secret that Google monitors and stores a lot of information about you, such as your location history. They do provide tools and options to turn location tracking off; however, new findings indicate that the company still records your movements even when you tell it not to. Now, that's creepy, right?

 

00:41

How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon

How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon

Free samples are fun. You get to test out products you might not otherwise try. Maybe you find a new favorite shampoo. Maybe you discover that floral-smelling perfume is just not right for you. You don’t have to head to a store to try out some free samples. Amazon wants to hook you up in the comfort of your own home.

 

01:36

Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big money

Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big

With the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile of gold...so to speak. That's why you should check out your stash and see if you have any gems that are worth some big money.

 

00:43

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with th

People know it's 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. The temporary way of keeping your mobile number invisible from caller ID is as easy as 1,2,3.

 

00:46

Download your photos from Facebook – here’s how

Download your photos from Facebook – here

There are several reasons why you might want to download your Facebook photos. You may simply want a backup, or perhaps you want to create a photo book or share them through another platform. You may also want to preserve them if you are planning on leaving Facebook and deleting your account. Ready to backup your Facebook adventures? Here’s how to save your photos for posterity.

 

01:31

Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membership

Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membershi

Like most people, you probably signed up for Amazon Prime for a specific reason. Maybe it was the free shipping, the streaming videos or the free music. We've put together a master list of every major thing you can do with your Amazon Prime account. Take a breath and buckle in, because this list is pretty extensive.

 

01:02

How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

Let's face it, hackers and criminals are out to get you. These days, they even have ways of infecting your iPhone and iPad. Have your devices been hit by an attack? Here are some surefire signs that you're a victim. Plus, I'll give you tips to get rid of viruses and bugs from your iPhone and iPad.

 

01:09

5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now

5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now

If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more than just free two-day shipping with a Prime account. With these different areas collecting data about you, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.

 

01:01

Most popular iOS apps of all time

Most popular iOS apps of all time

One thing that makes smartphones great is the abundance of apps that are available. It's been a decade since the first iPhone. That means Apple's App Store wasn't far behind. Over the past 10 years, there have been tons of iOS apps that people around the globe have fallen in love with. App Annie put together a list of the most popular iOS apps over the last decade.

 

01:11

The 7 best beaches of the world

The 7 best beaches of the world

There are hundreds of beaches where you can spend your vacation. But how do you know which ones will provide you with the breathtaking views that you are craving? No worries, we're here to help. That's why we're going to share with you seven of the best beaches in the world. Let's start with number seven and count down to the top spot.

 

01:07

3 vacation scams to avoid

3 vacation scams to avoid

Ever booked a trip somewhere exotic, only to arrive and find out they lost your reservation? Or come home to realize that some of the credit card transactions aren't from you? Tourists are easy targets for hackers and criminals. That's why you need to know how to spot them.

 

00:46

3 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn’t know existed

3 incredibly useful Google products and services y

You know Google. Everyone knows Google. In fact, Google is so popular that "Google" has become synonymous with web searches. But the number of searches isn't Google's only secret. In fact, Google owns dozens of products and services. You've used many of them, like Google Maps, Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.

 

01:55

20 Google products and services you didn’t know existed

20 Google products and services you didn’t k

Google is so popular that it is used as a verb to describe the act of web searching. But that's not Google's only use. You may recognize other products and services us as Google Maps, Google Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.

 

05:05

One way to boost your home network that you need to know about

One way to boost your home network that you need t

Do you have spots in your home that get very little to no reception? Many people do and a common solution is to use Wi-Fi hotspots from their cellphone. But what if you live 4 feet underground or your home is made of concrete? Blair from Indiana does so he called The Kim Komando Show to Kim's advice on how he could get better cell reception within his home. Kim gives him a solution that even you can use in order to maximize Wi-Fi in your home.

 

01:57

5 ways to slash your smartphone bills

5 ways to slash your smartphone bills

Remember, a smartphone is a small computer, and computers are expensive. Even older-model phones can cost hundreds of dollars, never mind the $1,149 you'd have to pay for an iPhone X with 256GB, or the Samsung Galaxy S9, which costs upwards of $950. No matter the carrier, the freefall days of free and discounted phones are over, at least among mainstream providers. The pressure to own a smartphone is high, so how do you keep those expenses as low as possible?

 

01:30

10 clever ways to earn extra money this summer

10 clever ways to earn extra money this summer

Though the economy is looking better these days, it never hurts to make a little extra money.Did you know there are plenty of apps out there that will put some extra cash in your pocket and they’re easy to use? It's true. Click here to read the article

 

01:34

Clever ways to immediately lower your cellphone bill

Clever ways to immediately lower your cellphone bi

Most mobile providers have stopped offering free or highly-discounted phones when your contract is up every couple years. Now, they allow you to distribute payments for your new gadget over a period of time, typically 24 or 30 months. Gadget payments are then added to your monthly service bill, which means you can expect a pretty hefty bill each month.  That's why you need to know these five useful ways to lower your cellphone bill.

 

02:00

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

15 tech upgrades you can get for free

You’ve spent so much money already – on a laptop, tablet, computer, router, network extender, printer, and smartphone. You’ve signed up for the internet, and you’re paying monthly fees. You’ll be relieved to know that a lot of tech is free.

 

04:51

Tips and apps for office administration

Tips and apps for office administration

Terry from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called in to the show to learn how to optimize their on site security reporting. Their community hires off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and are looking to update how officers check in, how they report, and how they can communicate more effectively in the field.

 

02:12

Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!

Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.

 

01:36

Best online banks that give you more for your money

Best online banks that give you more for your mone

Have you noticed how fees are turning up on pretty much everything in life? Even banks are charging fees on things you wouldn't expect these days. That's why it's a good idea to check out some non-traditional banks if you're looking to save money. Did you know there are online banks that offer lower fees and higher interest rates? It's true.  

 

06:49

How to access a deceased loved one’s online accounts

How to access a deceased loved one’s online acco

Thomas from Indiana called into the show asking about different ways to obtain his son's online login information. Thomas' son passed away in March and had written a lot of poetry that they wanted to have made into a book for friends and family. The problem is, obtaining login information from companies like Google and Facebook are difficult. There are ways to contact them directly in this situation and each company's website has instructions on what you can do.

 

02:23

15 tech freebies you wish you knew about sooner

15 tech freebies you wish you knew about sooner

When was the last time you bought a computer program? If it's been a while, you won't believe how expensive they can be. Fortunately, there are free services out there that can fulfill a specific tech need. From online storage to office suites to free multimedia editing software, these are high-quality, well-developed and easy-to-use programs that you can use on a daily basis.  

 

01:58

Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know about until now

Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab

Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.

 

13:17

10 cool life hacks you didn’t know

10 cool life hacks you didn’t know

Life hacks are great bits of information about how to make things easier in life. They can be anything from inexpensive gadgets to neat tricks, but most are very useful. In this video, see 10 different life hacks that will make you rethink your habits, and also see how it is possible to fold a fitted sheet.

 

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.

 

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!