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Each day, Kim Komando shares the tech news that impacts you, smart tips to get more out of your devices, and essential ways to protect yourself from hackers and scammers — all in just 30 minutes. Want more from Kim? Try her free, smart tech newsletters at https://www.komando.com/subscribe/
 
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Stop sharing your phone number — it could put you in danger. Get a second number with this free trick. I'll also tell you how to get disposable email addresses in a second. Plus, thieves are using AirTags to steal cars, smart handguns are coming and ransomware closed an entire college forever. Also, is crypto dying? Here's my take. Learn more about…
 
Europe is moving closer to universal charging cables. Will we get the same here in the U.S.? A new bill could put a stop to some of those scummy data-broker sites. Plus, three easy ways to get Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant to understand you better. And the internet is losing its collective mind over Kim Kardashian's red carpet walk in Marilyn Mon…
 
Ditch the dressing room. Use the smart mirror that guesses your size. Here's how it works. Plus, I've got all the details on electric cars from Mercedes and BMW. You'll also get the inside scoop on Amazon's plans for new smart home tech. (Hint: They involve augmented reality.) You also need to know the dangers of Googling. When you type these words…
 
We've all been there. You want to buy something online ... but it's too expensive. That's why online sellers let you buy now and pay later. Beware: These incremental payments can hurt your credit. Plus, here's how to control Zoom with your hands, stop missing important emails and stop forgetting what you need at the store. You don't want to miss ou…
 
Riddle me this: What does "Star Wars" have to do with your next doctor's visit? Depending on your doctor, you may start dealing with holographic house calls. I've got all the details. Plus, you won't believe the craziest spy cams I found. People are hiding cameras in toys, water bottles, hair ties and spaghetti cans! Also, I've got a few tips you c…
 
In 2021, Facebook and Twitter employees spent 99% of their political donations on Democrats. Could that impact Big Tech bias? Here's my take. Plus, I'll tell you which jobs are most likely to be taken over by robots. If I mention your job, it's time to update your resume. Also, here's how you can make millions from the metaverse. Spoiler alert: You…
 
Check your smartphone for 17 bad apps. They're stealing banking details. Plus, Amazon has a sneaky way of hiding new products from you and Google plans a battery-powered smart speaker. And you don't need a third-party app to scan; Allie will show you how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Get ready for electric police chases, thanks to Ford's police partnership. I've got all the details, plus the inside scoop on leaked Amazon documents. Looks like we're getting another Prime Day! Also, you can now wear smart scarves to keep cool. My advice: Wear one while you watch Netflix's true crime story on John McAfee. It's a wild ride. Learn m…
 
True or false: Judges are using Wikipedia to influence their legal decisions. Bad news: It's already happening. Plus, are you tired of fumbling around with your television’s remote control? Here's how to use your phone or tablet as a TV remote control. Also, Joe Rogan takes on TikTok, the U.S. pours $400 million into high-speed internet for rural a…
 
Update your browser ASAP! Chrome, Edge and Safari just patched a dangerous flaw. If you don't act now, hackers could take over your computer. Plus, are your mortgage bills unaffordable? Move to one of THESE cities or towns. They'll actually pay you to relocate! I've got all the details plus a few life-saving tech tips in this episode. You don't wan…
 
Hackers breached Twitter. This could put your whole digital world in danger. Plus, Google Maps is rolling out three new features that will change your future trips forever. Also, you'll get insider Windows tips plus a few video camera tricks. We're also taking you inside the FTC's battle with fake reviews along with Meta's fight to get rid of "leap…
 
Need a new remote? Just use your old phone! Here are a few other surprising ways to reuse an old iPhone or Android. Plus, I'll tell you how to hide your home from Google and block political spam from your inbox. If you have ESPN+, you'll have to pay a lot more each month. Apple could come out with new MacBook Pros soon — here are the details. Oh, a…
 
It’s time to update your iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac. Plus, if you run your own business, Cameo has a smart idea: Use celebrities for marketing. And your flights will never be the same once you use digital bag tags. I've got the inside scoop on this life-changing travel hack — and which airline is using it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
Do you have a Ring video doorbell? Police in San Francisco could soon seize your videos — without your permission. It all depends on THIS. Plus, a revolution is hitting the online dating world, Netflix will smack you with sharing fees and Instagram can help you find nearby shops and hotels. I've also got a few Google and photo tricks to change your…
 
Think you have a good nose? Try competing with the robot nose that can smell different whiskeys. In this episode, I'll give you the insider take on why Netflix is struggling and why DSLRs are dying. Plus, AirTag stalking cases are rising. Here's how to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Think you're anonymous? Think again. A new browser hack can reveal your true identity — even when you're hiding online. Plus, Google is launching new AI glasses, how to send an important file to your computer from your smartphone and an insider calculator tool you probably don't know about. Most importantly, use these secret menus on your phone and…
 
Can't afford Life Alert? Save your family members with Amazon Echo. Plus, Tesla’s "open" Supercharger network could arrive later this year. Oh, and would you pay $5,000 a month for internet? Starlink hopes so. Also, here's when Windows 12 will come out — and what is Amazon’s next Whole Foods scheme? Don’t miss out on this essential tech news. I’ve …
 
Turn yourself into a superhero by 3D-printing your face onto an action figure. Here's how. You also need to know about a revolutionary Google tool that can save you thousands. Instead of buying new gadgets every few years, turn an old laptop into a Chromebook with this trick. You can't afford to miss out on this! Learn more about your ad choices. V…
 
Are we seeing a fashion tech revolution? Here's how to become a trailblazer. Plus, restaurant owners are in danger. Scammers might blackmail you with one-star reviews. Also, if you want a gun in New York, prepare for your social media accounts to be scrutinized. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Fall for a fake review and you'll waste your money. Liars swear a product works. Then it breaks when you use it. No refunds! The FTC will make your life easier by fining businesses that trick you like this. Plus, passwords are dead in the water and a new online dating trend will save you from the terror of random nudes. You also need to know why yo…
 
Scammers have a clever new way to get into your computer. Don’t fall for it. Plus, an easy way to rid your phone of all those open browser tabs, and what you didn’t notice about that already iconic space photo captured by the James Webb telescope. And find out about BMW's bold new move to get you to pay a lot of money each month. Learn more about y…
 
The next iOS update will be ESSENTIAL for your phone's safety. There are also some fun features, and I've got all the details. Want an Apple Watch that won't shatter and hurt you? The next generation has new ways to make sure you're healthy — and when you're in danger. You can also get more privacy on WhatsApp. If you want to fight back against Big…
 
Sick of overspending on food? Here's how to get a year of FREE Grubhub deliveries. Also, if you don't update Microsoft Edge, hackers could take over your computer. Plus, slash your monthly costs with this insider streaming tip. I'll tell you how to find and record your shows for free. With inflation at record highs, you need all the help you can ge…
 
You go to the hospital for a life-saving procedure. But a ransomware attack shuts everything down. Here's your self-defense strategy in case criminals try to take YOU down, too. Plus, you can win $2 million if you beat Apple at its own game. Also, now you can translate 200 languages with Meta's latest AI. This is life-changing stuff. Don't miss out…
 
Stop pulling out your credit cards to buy things. Follow these tricks instead. Plus, here's the best place for your router to fix lagging Wi-Fi. Also, five legitimate ways to make money online — and remote job scams to look out for. You also need to know about the enormous risk you take whenever you order an Uber. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
Your true age isn't just about how many birthdays you've had. Would you take a $500 test that reveals how long you might live? Plus, gas scams are banking on the pain we're all facing at the pump. And a trick to fix old, grainy photos to make them worth displaying. Bonus: It's free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Start saving your money now. Apple is gearing up to launch a ton of new devices this fall! Plus, Disney patents "robot sherpas" to carry your belongings, the FCC plans to prevent ringless spam voicemails and Spotify is working on a new karaoke mode that judges your singing skills. I've also got the secret to booking airplane seats with the most leg…
 
Bad news: Google Meet will now rat on you if you're late for a meeting. On the bright side, Google Workspace now lets you work with Microsoft Office files offline. Plus, you can keep groceries cold with a $500 smart box, get $20 from Amazon and track the stars with these astronomy apps for iPhone and Android. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
 
If TikTok is on your smartphone, you need to remove it now. Here's why. Plus, mobile ad IDs aren’t anonymous, the crypto crash is far from over and these five signs reveal if hackers are watching you through your security cameras. Also, time travel in Google Maps and search YouTube like a pro with these insider tricks. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
The Mars probe gets a big update ... from good old Windows 98. Better late than never! Plus, a scary government spy tool was discovered on iPhones and Androids. Allie has that news, plus bad apps still live in the Google Play Store. Matt has the details on how to really clean your AirPods, plus a clever texting tip: how to pin text threads and sing…
 
Elon Musk’s humanoid Tesla robot could come out in months. Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool to verify age. Twitter wants writers to publish longer content with Notes and spray-on plant coating could replace plastic food wrap. Plus, here are a few ways to stop Google tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoic…
 
Want to rearrange your furniture, but not sure how it will look? Use IKEA's new AR app to visualize your new space. Plus, a Google News redesign emphasizes local stories, Brave's new tool lets you create and share your own search rankings and Wi-Fi calling is a fix you need to know about. I'll also share a tech trick you can use to access Google Ma…
 
Want your dead grandmother to read you a story? If Amazon's new Alexa AI feature comes to life, you could clone dead voices. Plus, hackers are taking over jacuzzis, Anna Sorokin is selling NFTs and the FBI warns of crypto fraud on LinkedIn. Oh, and you won't believe how much money Big Tech companies make per minute. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
The Los Angeles Times said air taxis would soon fill the skies. Is this true, or just fake news? I've got the answer. Plus, Apple plans to end passwords forever and UC Berkeley finds a link between phone use and cancer. In this 30-minute podcast, I'll also tell you how to get free money from class-action lawsuits. Learn more about your ad choices. …
 
Want to get your Amazon Prime packages by air? Here's how to get drone deliveries. Plus, Netflix officially announced Squid Game season two, Sony made a $3,700 Walkman and Webex is introducing seamless Apple CarPlay support. Oh, and four states have approved digital license plates featuring GPS tracking and Dark Mode. I've got all the details. Lear…
 
Would you share an electric motorbike with other people? Lime thinks you should. Plus, Firefox gives total cookie protection to all users by default — and Amazon treats influencers at a luxury resort. In this 30-minute podcast, I'll tell you about a handy site that alerts you when your favorite show comes back, along with three steps to take before…
 
A software engineer says Google has a self-aware AI that's as smart as a seven-year-old child. Plus, Apple plans to end passwords forever and Delta Air Lines just set strict time limits for airport lounges. I've also got the disgusting details on an encrypted messaging app Amazon needs to rein in. In this 30-minute podcast episode, you'll also get …
 
Warren Buffet was right about cryptocurrency. But is Elon Musk right about working from home? Listen to this 30-minute podcast for my take. I'll also cover the Ring controversy that has people asking, "Do doorbell cameras violate privacy?" Plus, Uber expands — as do rental car scams. Also, this new smartphone tool lets you identify just about anyth…
 
Smartphone malware is getting worse. A variant can steal passwords, bank details and your two-factor authentication codes. Plus, updates for iPhone and Android are here and Allie has the best reasons to update. Also, the crew takes on the debate captivating the internet right now: Are there more wheels or more doors in the world? Learn more about y…
 
Make digital people on this free website. They look just as real as you and me. If you think that's creepy, how about Facebook hackers? Look out for these red flags of a compromised account. I'll also tell you how to make your smart fridge a TV and how to use an iPad as a second computer monitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Tweeting a spoiler? Put a content warning on it. You should also watch your inbox for this new Instagram scam. Plus, Furbo’s latest pet cam gives you 360-degree views. In this episode, you'll get the inside scoop on seven exciting new iOS 16 features and a photography hack for action shots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
When it comes to school shootings, everyone is talking about guns. We need to talk about social media, too. Here's why. Also, a family sues Meta for fueling their daughter's self-harm. In this episode, you'll also learn about a new app that helps you track sharks — as well as six signs your phone was hacked. I'll also tell you about a job you can d…
 
The CDC has your cell phone records. Plus, you need to watch out for a new online payment scam. Speaking of scams, be careful when you scan QR codes — here's why. In this episode, you'll also learn how to share a YouTube video at a precise starting point, how to quickly delete accounts you no longer use and how to find your parked car using Google …
 
NASA just rolled out its massive new rocket. Apple announced during its WWDC 2022 conference that the iPhone 7 won't get the iOS 16 update. It also revealed new devices and hardware — as well as new features coming to your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Plus, want to play old computer games online? Matt's got you covered. Also, if you have a Gmail ac…
 
Have you ever wondered, "What kind of bird is that?" Download this bird ID app to find out. Plus, Apple patents a dual-display MacBook, Wi-Fi 7 test shows off speeds of 30 Gbps and Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a Top Gun add-on. I'll also tell you how to check your pulse using your phone and how to set up an online will. Learn more about your ad …
 
Want to save money on your subscription services? Sign up for a family plan. You don't even have to use your family! Plus, how to electronically sign PDFs and make phone calls through Facebook thanks to a Messenger update. Plus, what to expect from Apple's upcoming software updates and future gadgets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
 
Amazon Echo, Google Nest and other devices can be hacked. Here's how. Plus, Val Kilmer makes a comeback in Top Gun, a judge rules that Ring video doorbells violate privacy and IBM's self-sailing Mayflower suffers another fault in crossing the Atlantic. Also, virtual children to play with will be common in 50 years. In this episode, you'll also lear…
 
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