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Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.

Kim Komando


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    Shopping bots to score a PS5 and other hot gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 1:26

    Want to score the hottest holiday gifts, from toys to gaming consoles? Here's how a shopping bot can help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    10% check phones after sex and other smartphone stats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 1:22

    How addicted are you to your phone? Listen now for some surprising confessions from Americans like you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: The secret about fast chargers no one wants you to know

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 1:24

    Can the right port connecter help you use any charger with your smartphone or tablet? Listen now to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Best Black Friday laptop deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 1:22

    Wondering where you can find good deals amidst the shortages? Listen now to get a head start. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: New ways to make sure that your email address doesn't get on a spammer's list

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 1:26

    Want to keep your email address far away from a spammer's list? Listen now for a few tips to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Thanksgiving tech wishes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 1:22

    Are you ready for the most hectic Black Friday in history? Listen now for my top tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tips to capture authentic moments this Thanksgiving Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:24

    This Thanksgiving Day, armed with your smartphone's camera, I challenge you to take fabulous photos you've never taken before. Listen now for a few tips to get the perfect shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Best deals on streaming devices

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:27

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and holiday shopping goes full throttle. And even though we're dealing with product shortages, there are still some deals. Listen now for the best ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Google Maps feature that you'll def want to use

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:23

    A brand new feature of Google Maps is that you can use it as a trip itinerary, plotting out the best routes to take along with great landmarks, cafes and shops to see along the way. Listen now for steps to try it out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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    Jennifer Lawrence's nudes leaked online

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:22

    Jennifer Lawrence says she will never get over the fact that her nude photos were leaked online. Listen now for my take on the real teachable moment here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Secret way to make Google sit on hold for you

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 1:23

    It's such a waste of time calling a company for help only to be put on hold. Listen now for a way to never have to deal with this frustration again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The cord-cutter's perfect gift

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 1:15

    Everyone is shopping for the perfect gift. If there's a cord-cutter on your list, listen now for the perfect present. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Twitter's new warning labels have a huge problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 1:25

    With great fanfare, Twitter has announced users will soon see new labels to warn them about false and misleading tweets. Listen now to hear the one tiny problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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    Netflix is now counting skimmers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 2:15

    When Netflix claims that a show is its most-watched program, you have to take it with a grain of salt. Listen now to find out how these stats are really calculated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to attend Ivy league schools for free

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:15

    Wish you could attend an Ivy League school? Listen now for a free way anyone can take classes from a prestigious institution from home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Apple gives in to the right to repair movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 2:14

    If you own a smartphone, one thing's for sure: One day it's going to need a repair. For iPhone users, here's some surprisingly good news. Listen now for a game-changing announcement from Apple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: One important Amazon Echo security setting to turn on now

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:26

    Want a notification on your phone the moment a smoke alarm goes off? Listen now to turn Alexa into your personal guard dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Check this list for privacy stealing tech gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 1:26

    Are your Christmas gifts secret spies? Listen now to learn which tech goodies put your privacy in danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: How to get an airplane seat with lots of leg room

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 1:27

    Are you traveling soon? Listen now for an easy way to book the most comfortable seat on your plane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How social media apps are mimicking Amazon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 1:28

    Did you know your favorite social media app may be developing new features to act more like Amazon? Listen now for the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: How to fax for free

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 1:24

    Do you own a fax machine? If not, listen now for a few free ways to get the job done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Netflix, Prime, Apple and other streaming services are scared

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 1:27

    What's got streaming services nervous for the future? Listen now to find out what the future of TV looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: Set reminders for things you'll forget

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 1:24

    Do you always forget one of your holiday chores? Listen now for a tech trick to jog your memory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Travis Scott conspiracy theories are spreading

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 1:24

    Have you heard about the travesty of Astroworld? Listen now to avoid the worst conspiracy theories on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 5G secret no one is talking about yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 1:45

    Is your 5G phone living up to your expectations? Listen now to find out why it may slow down soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Your TV is watching and tracking you

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 1:43

    What's more profitable: selling a product or selling your customers' private data? Listen now to find out how one smart TV company makes most of its money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: Hear your TV at whatever volume you want

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 1:29

    Do the other folks in the home complain about your TV's volume? Listen now for an easy way to ensure only you can hear the TV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Penetration testing on the increase for good reasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 1:22

    Did you know cyberattacks cost businesses around $200,000 on average? Listen now to protect your company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: 3 ways to get the cheapest gas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 1:22

    Will you drive over the holidays to visit family and friends? Listen now to save cash when you fuel up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The time war happening on Twitter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 1:21

    Have you heard about the social media scuffle over daylight saving time? Listen now for the full story behind this digital warzone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: Secret Facebook setting to hide past posts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 1:21

    Are you still using Facebook? Listen now for an important privacy setting you need to check. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    You won't believe what's the hottest holiday gift

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 1:22

    Can you guess which Christmas gift is white-hot this year? Listen now to find out why this particular item is so hard to get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: Get your purchase history report from Amazon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 1:27

    Have you ever wondered what your Amazon shopping habits look like? Listen now to get a spending spreadsheet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Amazon's drone deliveries are grounded

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 1:25

    What happened to Amazon's massive fleet of delivery drones? Listen now for the high-flying tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Get instant disposable email addresses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 1:21

    Sick of your inbox getting spammed? Listen now for a fast, easy and free way to stop the junk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Which cost more in fuel? EVs or gas cars

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 1:30

    Here's a trivia question for you: Which costs more in fuel: EVs (electric vehicles) or their gasoline counterparts? Listen now for my ruling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The robots are coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 1:21

    Ten years ago I said home robots were coming. Listen now to find out how close we really are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TVs this year are more expensive than ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 1:21

    Black Friday is now less than three weeks away. Traditionally we get special pricing and dramatic discounts on big-screen TVs. Listen now to find out why this year might be different. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Insider trick to end a call with an annoying friend

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 1:21

    Ever answer the phone and you wish you hadn't? Listen now for a way to graciously end a call you don't want to continue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The best drone ever is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 1:25

    It's a big day for drone fans as DJI launches the long-awaited Mavic 3. Listen now for all the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Google now lets you remove images from search results

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 1:26

    Have any photos of you or your kids that show up in a Google Search that you'd like removed? Listen now for a way to make them disappear forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bill Gates is a conspiracy theorist target

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 1:21


    Almost overnight, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has become a perfect target for the world's top conspiracy theorists. Listen now to find out why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Have a secret conversation with this tech trick

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 1:27

    Want to have a conversation and you don't want anyone around you to know just by glancing at your texts? Listen now to bring out your inner James Bond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Flying? You better turn your new phone off

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 1:26

    Do you actually listen when it's time to turn off your phone on a plane? Listen now for the reason you must stop ignoring the warning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Your printer has an email address

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 1:27

    Ever want to print a page, document, spreadsheet or whatever that's on your phone or tablet? Listen now for steps to do that just by sending an email to your printer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Facebook is REALLY doing with Meta

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 1:26

    Last week we said goodbye to Facebook and hello to Meta, Facebook's new name. Listen now to find out what this means for you here in the real world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: Trade in old, broken gear for Amazon cash

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 1:19

    Do you have any old gadgets sitting around that you're not using anymore? Listen now to trade them in for a discount on your next Amazon purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can Apple succeed where Google failed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 1:21

    Do you remember Google's clumsy attempt at AR glasses? Listen now to find out why Apple thinks it will succeed where Google failed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Amazon's smart glasses aren't selling, but this might help

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 1:23

    Why are the Amazon Echo Frames so unpopular? Listen now to find out the style secret that could make this spygear take off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    We finally have a way to stop kids online

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 1:20

    How do you protect kids from dangerous content on the internet? Listen now to learn about a few laws that could save our kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Digital Life Hack: How the 20-20-20 rule helps you

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 1:26

    How does this rule help you juggle your daily workload? Listen now to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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