Kim Komando Tech Tips

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Kim Komando

You can show photos saved to your phone on your TV

If you’re not watching anything, why not display your favorite photos? Here are a few easy ways to get the job done, straight from your phone.
6 days ago
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Kim Komando

Amazon shoppers need to take these steps during the holidays

The holiday shopping season is a good time to revisit Amazon's security essentials, so you don’t have to worry about spoiling a surprise or putting your privacy at risk.
10 days ago
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Kim Komando

Get more life out of your dying phone battery with these tips

When you’re out and about and realize your battery life is low, what can you do?
13 days ago
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If you use Facebook, here are 3 ways to make sure it’s not listening

I have lost count of how many times I’ve been asked, “Are my devices listening?” I will tell you this: They are always listening for the wake word, and tech companies admit smart assistants mishear commands more often than any of us would like. Tap or click to stop your smart assistants from hearing what […]
20 days ago
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5 quick steps to clean up a messy computer, inside and outside

Clutter on your computer can be tough to wrangle, but it's good to get those files cleaned up. And don’t forget to make the outside pristine, too.
27 days ago
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How to digitize your handwritten notes or copy text from a photo

Ever wish you could turn your handwritten notes into something you can search or edit on your computer, phone, or tablet? You can!
1 month ago
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Black Friday shortages are real but these online shopping tips will help you out

Supply chain disruptions and chip shortages mean buying specific items will be more challenging and more expensive.
1 month ago
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9 photos you should always have at the ready on your phone

Your phone’s photo library is good for more than just selfies and pictures of food for Instagram. Snap and keep copies of important documents such as vaccination cards, driver's license and other forms of identification.
2 months ago
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Kim Komando

9 free software copycats that work better than expensive programs

There are more features and tricks hiding in your Mac or PC than most people will ever know. You can do even more if you know the right software to download.
2 months ago
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5 smart digital life hacks to save you time, money and stress

Digital life hacks make life easier, save you money or teach you a new party trick to amaze your friends. Here are five to try.
2 months ago
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These are the downloads that can ruin a Windows PC

When it comes to your computer, one errant click can spell disaster. Here are downloads you need to avoid.
2 months ago
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7 ways your smartphone can help you get things done

Let’s jump into seven uses for your phone that can make the day and whatever tasks are on hand simpler.
3 months ago
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Kim Komando

Scan photos and documents without buying a scanner

If you just need to get a digital copy of your license or some other document, I’ll show you how to do it with the tech you own instead of buying a scanner.
3 months ago
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Take these steps to remove an ex from your digital life

After the end of a personal relationship you may decide to block or unfollow your ex on social media. That’s a start, but you have to do more to clean up your digital life.
3 months ago
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Your Apple Watch can save your life later if you turn on these features now

Grab your Apple Watch and let’s get the must-have health features set up.
3 months ago
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Easy ways to free up storage space in Google or Gmail

If your Google storage is full, or nearly full, photos might be the culprit. But you might be surprised to find out how much space emails and attachments take up.
3 months ago
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Make sure you’re giving these checkups to your tech

Finding and fixing problems early is critical if you want to make your tech last. Running a checkup is easier than you think.
4 months ago
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This great freebie stops annoying robocalls, gives you 2nd phone number

The more widespread your phone number is, the more vulnerable you are to hackers and other bad actors. A secondary number protects your primary one, but it can do a lot more, too.
4 months ago
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Kim Komando

How to find anyone’s email address online

Maybe you wrote down someone’s email address incorrectly. You may still be able to find it through an online search.
4 months ago
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Here’s how you can easily text from your PC or Mac

If you’re working on your computer or don’t want to use your thumbs to message, send texts straight from your PC or Mac. It’s simple to set up.
4 months ago
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How to get Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant to understand you better

If you’ve been having a hard time getting through to your voice assistant, here’s how to get Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant to understand you better.
5 months ago
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Best ways to boost signal strength when cellphone call won’t go through

It can be downright dangerous when you can’t make a call when you need to because of a spotty cellphone signal. These tips can help.
5 months ago
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Avoid embarrassing moments! Hide your phone’s lock screen notifications

It’s happened to me. You’re showing a friend or coworker something on your phone when a text or other notification pops up that you wish they didn’t see.
5 months ago
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These simple tricks will help speed up your smartphone

What’s eating up all the storage space on your smartphone? Certain apps may be to blame. Ditch them and watch your phone speed up.
5 months ago