Kim Komando Tech Tips

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Convert your old VHS tapes to digital in time for the holidays

Put away the movie projector and check out the best ways to preserve and share your home videos.
5 days ago
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These are the top 5 signs you need a new laptop

Let’s look at the clear-cut signs buying a new laptop is in your immediate future.
11 days ago
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Protect your privacy, cellphone number and email address

One way to cut down on the endless attempts to steal your money and info for sale to marketers is to limit who has your contact information. Here are some simple, free ways to do it.
12 days ago
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Remove these 5 dangerous tech gadgets from your home now

Some outdated tech gadgets are security and safety risks, too. Scan this list to make sure you and your family are safe.
14 days ago
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How to scan a QR code on your smartphone without using any apps

Your smartphone is full of surprises. There’s an app if you want to use your phone as a magnifying glass or scanner. Tap or click here for hidden apps on your smartphone and how to find them. Third-party programs take up space on your phone, and many are redundant thanks to your phone’s built-in capabilities. […]
15 days ago
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3 common mistakes made when installing security cameras

Security cameras give us peace of mind that our homes and valuables are safe when we're away. Here are steps you can take to protect the devices that protect you.
19 days ago
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Before you start holiday shopping, do this to hide gift purchases

The holidays will be here before you know it, and like it or not, Amazon is an easy way to get something everyone will love.
23 days ago
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Tech tip: What really happens when you unsend a text on your iPhone

The latest iOS 16 operating system has many new security features you might be interested in using and showing your family.
1 month ago
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7 default settings tech companies don’t want you to change

Default settings are often much better for the company behind them than for you. Grab your phone and computer, then take a few minutes to improve your digital life.
1 month ago
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Here’s how to control what happens when you start your browser

Today’s tech is all about choice. When it comes to your browser, it goes beyond just which one you use.
2 months ago
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How to delete the hidden trackers invading your browser

Think of cookies as the trail you leave behind when you're online. They're useful, but cookies can be invasive, too.
2 months ago
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Here’s how to fix the 5 most annoying things on your cellphones

Smartphones help us get a ton done, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to chuck them out the window sometimes. Fix the top annoyances now.
2 months ago
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Chrome is a safe browser but here’s how to make it safer

Google Chrome is far and away the world’s most popular browser. Here's how you can make it better for your personal use.
2 months ago
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5 ways to think like a hacker to protect your digital life

Stopping cybercriminals starts with your frame of mind. You need to think like the bad guys. Here are five smart ways to do it and tips to help you secure your digital life the right way.
3 months ago
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These are the best apps to convert old photos and negatives to digital

When it comes to old photos you have, you don’t need to pay an expensive digitizing service or buy a scanner. An app can get the job done.
3 months ago
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If streaming costs are inching up, here are cheapskate secrets to know

Two years ago, we were all glued to our TVs. This isn’t the case anymore. Here are a few things to know before you cancel streaming services.
3 months ago
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Follow this 3-step checklist to give your printer a good cleaning

Take the time to run a little maintenance on your trusty printer so it works better and lasts longer.
3 months ago
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Here’s how to get back an important lost text on your phone

Your best bet for retrieving deleted messages is accessing an older backup of your phone. You can do that through iCloud for your iPhone.
3 months ago
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Take the time to make these necessary 60-second cybersecurity checks

You'd be surprised at what you see online about you that’s free for the taking. These security measures will help keep you safer.
3 months ago
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Phone-cleaning guide to help get more years out of your cellphone

When it comes to your phone, a thorough cleanup inside and out can do a world of good for speed and efficiency.
4 months ago
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Change these settings on your televisions to reduce eye strain

Here are a few tips to minimize eye strain, neck strain and eye fatigue when you're relaxing and watching television.
4 months ago
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Here are 10 tech company customer service phone numbers

When you need tech help, always find contact info on the company’s official website. That isn’t always easy but this phone list should help.
4 months ago
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How to check if your vehicle is one of millions on a recall list

Here's how you can go online to find out if your vehicle is subject to a recall and get email notifications of future recalls.
4 months ago
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If money is tight, here are 15 great things you can get for free

There's always something new to spend money on when it comes to tech. Here's a secret that these companies don't want you to know: There's a lot you can get without spending a dime.
5 months ago