Kim Komando Tech Tips

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Kim Komando

3 tech steps you should have in place before you die

It’s a grim topic, but in today’s digital age, we have to plan for what happens to all our online accounts, data, notes, photos, videos, websites, playlists, blogs, and subscriptions once we’re gone.
5 days ago
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Kim Komando

Secret words that tech support pros use to describe you

Tech support is a difficult, frustrating, and often thankless job. Like most professionals, IT folks have their own lingo. Here are 10 insider words that you might hear to describe you.
12 days ago
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Save a little time and use your voice to control the TV

Time-saving principles can be applied to your TV. You can speak to search for movies, control the volume, pause, rewind, skip to the next episode, and more.
19 days ago
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This is how Facebook knows so much about you and how you can stop it

On Facebook, your activity speaks volumes. The social networking website also knows what you do elsewhere because you might have connected apps sharing your data. You can stop that.
26 days ago
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5 dangerous cybersecurity mistakes you’re probably making

Don't think you're too smart to fall for the tricks of cybercrooks. Here are five simple, effective ways to secure your smartphone.
1 month ago
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10 handy gadgets worth buying that you didn’t know you needed

In the consumer tech world, there's always something new to buy. Here are 10 standouts that you'll genuinely use and appreciate.
1 month ago
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7 time-saving tech gems that make your life easier

Doesn’t saving time feel great? Here are seven nifty ways tech can help you streamline your life.
2 months ago
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5 ways you’re ruining your expensive phone, laptop, tablet and TV

Our devices are big investments. You need to treat your tech well to get your money's worth. Regular maintenance is one way to stay ahead of the game.
2 months ago
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You’re using your keyboard wrong — 7 smart keyboard shortcuts to save time

Let’s go beyond the basic computer keyboard shortcuts with some lesser-known timesavers you’ll wish you knew about sooner.
2 months ago
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Every cellphone user should know these genius commands

Here are five useful tech tricks you can use on your cellphone, including telling your phone to turn on the flashlight.
2 months ago
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8 YouTube pro tricks for better video searches and more privacy

Little pro tips make life easier and your gadgets more useful. Here are eight pointers that will help you out on YouTube.
3 months ago
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5 ways other than Zoom meetings to use your webcam

Back in the office? Here are five ways to get your money’s worth out of your webcam other than meetings.
3 months ago
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10 Russia-Ukraine war scams hitting email, texts and social media

Whenever there's an event of mass impact, hackers, scammers, and thieves take advantage of the situation. Here's a list of scams we can expect to see as the Russia-Ukraine war heats up.
3 months ago
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Hidden features and tricks to try now on your Windows PC or Mac

It may be time to update your computer. Once your machine is up to date, let’s jump into a few new tricks to try out.
3 months ago
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Tax-time tips: Easy ways to scan documents without a scanner

Get a head start on this year’s taxes by scanning in everything you need.
3 months ago
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Here’s how to clean ear buds the right way

Unless you clean your ear buds regularly, crud builds up in a way that would be embarrassing if anyone else saw it. Here’s how to get rid of it.
3 months ago
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5 useful tech tricks you’ll wish someone had told you sooner

In the world of tech, there is a slew of new features and tricks hiding in your everyday devices.
4 months ago
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Best ways to save your phone’s photos before it’s too late

It’s best to back up the photos on your phone so they're safe and sound — no matter what happens to your device. The method is up to you. Just don't wait till it's too late.
4 months ago
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5 genius hacks to do on your tech before it’s February

It’s a new year, and we’re busy setting goals and making resolutions. One of mine is to spend at least an hour outside every day. Of course, I still have work to do, and much of that happens via email. I started 2022 by cleaning up my inbox. Tap or click for the steps I […]
4 months ago
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Here are 10 ways to lock down those new gadgets

Ah, a shiny new tech toy. In the eyes of a hacker, that’s a great way into your home’s network. Most people don’t realize how important it is to properly secure your internet connection and router from snoops, hackers, and moochers.
4 months ago
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How to find your phone when it’s lost and even if battery is dead

When it comes to finding your phone, there are better ways than shouting for someone else in the house to call you.
4 months ago
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Simple ways to stop advertisers from following you online

We all know that prickling feeling when we see an ad online or on our phone for something we just talked about with a friend. Your internet behavior dictates the ads you see.
5 months ago
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How to know if someone actually read your text

When it comes to texts, it’s nice to know if your message went through and the person read it. Here are ways you can know for sure.
5 months ago
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Here’s what you can do when your computer freezes

If you only restart your computer when it crashes or needs to update, that’s not enough to get the best performance.
5 months ago