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Your daily tech update from American's digital pro, Kim Komando. Stay up on the latest tech news with Kim's trusted advice, opinions and actionable tips — all in one minute. Want more from Kim? Try her free, smart tech newsletters here.

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Should social media be held accountable for publishing lies?
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Should social media be held accountable for publishing false, defamatory and even libelous material — just like newspapers, radio and television? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Digital Life Hack: How to find someone's email address
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It's pretty easy to track down someone's email address if you know the tricks of the trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Don't believe the news that Netflix is tanking
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Streaming services are having the same problem that plagued cable. Customers are asking, "Do we really need all of these services?" Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Digital Life Hack: How to stop your emails from going to spam
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You probably start the day clearing out emails that somehow made it through your spam filter. But what if it was you on the other side of that email? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Google listens to your private conversations
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For years, Google has stood firm: No one listens to your private conversations. Of course, no one ever believed Google because – for lack of a better word – it was a preposterous lie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Digital Life Hack: How to take amazing pictures and videos from your phone
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The cameras on our smartphones have reached a point that rivals professional equipment. In this episode, I'll show you how to take commercial-quality photos and videos from your phone's camera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Facebook's $1.6B efforts to "save journalism"
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Here's a headline I can't help but raise an eyebrow at. Facebook is pouring a ton of dough into saving journalism — but I can't help but wonder if this is just a well-dressed bribe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Digital Life Hack: Find out if your phone is waterproof
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It happens every summer. Someone either drops their phone into the swimming pool or an ocean wave slaps their phone out of their hands. That brings up the age-old question: Just how waterproof are our phones? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
The White House is flagging social media posts
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The admission from the White House that it’s "flagging" social media posts that it considers misinformation was downright frightening – regardless of who is the president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Watch out for these shady online car scams
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There’s always at least some stress when buying a new car. But buying online has additional traps to scam you out of your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2021
How to spot fake travel websites
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Summer's in full swing, and millions are squeezing in as much vacation time as possible. While you're scheduling some time off, scammers are working overtime to trick you with these fake vacation schemes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2021
Digital Life Hack: Upgrade your TV settings
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Hidden deep in your TV’s settings menu, you have something called motion smoothing. This feature artificially adds frames to whatever you’re watching. It can make a world of difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
When innocent emojis become dangerous
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If you ran Twitter, or any other social media platform, what would you do when users begin using emojis as racist insults? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Digital Life Hack: Get a Zestimate on your home
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Whether it’s for sale or not, your home is already listed on Zillow.com. If you don't check it out right now, you could hurt your home's resale value. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Just when I'm ready to buy an electric car, this happens
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I know they’re the future, but every single time I feel ready to buy an electric car, the industry itself scares me away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Digital Life Hack: Turn off Google location history for good
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Today, we're exposing one of Google's biggest lies. The company claims it's not tracking 2 billion people. That's a far cry from the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Your cell phone causes cancer
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Since their arrival almost 50 years ago, the FDA and the FCC said there’s no link to cancer and cell phones. But now, new research from The University of California’s Berkeley School of Public Health says otherwise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Digital Life Hack: The world's worst selfie disaster
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You’ve probably never heard of Jaipur, India. It’s more than 8,000 miles away. But it’s important today because this small town, just southwest of New Delhi, is the site of the world’s worst selfie disaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
People turn to hookup apps without benefits
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Some dating apps are notorious for being used solely for hookups. (Think Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.) But get this. Many young people, from Gen Z to millennials, are using these so-called hookup apps in entirely new ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Biden vs. Big Tech: What you need to know
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On Friday, President Biden announced a 72-point plan to rein in the power of Big Tech. Here's what his plan is missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
One question tech support will always ask
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When your computer malfunctions – Windows or MAC – what’s the first question to ask? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2021
Google searches that are scams
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Do you think you're too tech-savvy to fall for an online scam? Think again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
Trump's social media lawsuit
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When you try to understand Trump's lawsuit against social media and Big Tech, you're bombarded with opinion pieces. I'll cut through the politics and tell you what's really going on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Here's what I think of iOS 15 so far
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Did you know 58% of all American smartphones are iPhones? That includes mine. I've been testing iPhone's newest operating system. Here's what I like (and one thing I'm not too fond of). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Hit by ransomware? Don't count on help
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The recent ransomware attack over the holiday weekend was the single biggest in history. Behind the attack is the same Russia-linked gang that hit JBS meat processing and got an $11 million dollar payout during the Memorial Day weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Tesla catches fire with driver inside
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Here’s a nightmare scenario: You’re trapped in a small space and can’t get out. Now imagine that small space is on fire and you have a real-life Tesla nightmare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Can the Supreme Court help control social media?
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Since 1964, when the media publishes or broadcasts false information about "public figures," they can’t be sued for libel unless it can be proven that they knew the story was false. (Or if they show "reckless disregard" for verifying the story.) This unique protection has allowed false and sensationalistic reporting, especially on the internet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
How Zillow could hurt your home's resale value
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We haven't reached the top of America's explosive residential real estate market. Home values and sales have skyrocketed, but even if your home's not for sale, it has a listing on Zillow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2021
Who's America's biggest cyber attacker?
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When it comes to cyber attacks on the United States, who is America's biggest enemy? You might be surprised. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2021
You're probably a ransomware victim
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Do you think you haven't been a direct victim of ransomware? I have bad news: you have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Getting hot? Power companies may be adjusting your AC
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Reports are coming in from all over the country about this: You suddenly notice that your home’s temperature is too hot. Has the power company commandeered your home thermostat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Is this the end for robocalls?
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All telephone providers – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, Cox and all the others – have until the end of today to implement new technology that fights fraudulent calls. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
What Windows 11 means for the world
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Six years ago, Microsoft announced that the current version, Windows 10, would be the last. Today, even Microsoft executives are surprised that Windows 11 is on the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Watch out for child tax credit stimulus scammers
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More stimulus money is coming in July and scammers are already working to rip you off. This time, they promise to help you extract the money from the IRS. Don't fall for it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Try this quick tip to stop robocalls
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Robocalls are always annoying. But when they arrive on your smartphone, they're even more irritating because they’re using your plan’s precious minutes to sell you something you never wanted to begin with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
Change your Wi-Fi password or face jail time
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Here’s something to think about. If you don’t lock down your home’s Wi-Fi network, you could be charged with a crime you didn’t commit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2021
Marco Rubio wants to stop Big Tech censorship
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Senator Marco Rubio is proposing a bill that could rein in the power of Big Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Scammed on a payment app? Tough luck
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If you fall victim to a scammer who is using a payment app, you’re out of luck. There are no rules or laws to protect you and get your money back once the money goes out of your account and into somebody else's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Will Instagram become the new MySpace?
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The most optimistic thing you can say about Instagram these days is that it’s in a slump. But to many, Instagram is now boring. It has too many influencers — and not enough people to be influenced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Samsung apps could be spying on you
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If you have a Samsung smartphone, you should know about the phone's pre-installed apps that are spying on you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Use a Nest thermostat? The temperature is rising
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Texas and a few other states want customers to enroll their Nest and other smart thermostats in a program to help reduce power consumption. Texas was unprepared for this year’s record cold winter and they’re not ready for summer’s heatwave, either. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Windows 10 has built-in ransomware protection
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Most Windows 10 users don't know there's a way to protect their computer's files against ransomware. It's not a 100% guarantee, but it can work wonders in case of an emergency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Soon, you can carry your ID digitally
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You always need to carry some form of ID while traveling. Luckily, you can easily set up a digital backup. Here's what to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
Mark Cuban should have known better
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Weeks ago, I told you that the Bank of England's chief said anyone who invests in cryptocurrency should be prepared to lose it all. Now, I have a startling follow-up story. Listen to this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
8 hours is a long time for AirTags
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In the commercials, people happily discover lost keys or purses thanks to their Apple AirTag. But these little devices have quickly been put to a darker use: tracking people without their knowledge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Why you can't trust Amazon reviews
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Amazon Prime Day is now less than a week away. When shopping on Amazon, most of us check out the reviews to find out how good a product is. Unfortunately, no one can trust Amazon’s customer product reviews. Here's why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
The U.S. Digital Dollar is coming
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The White House will require all cryptocurrency transfers of $10,000 or more to be reported for tax purposes. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Congress vs. Big Tech: who will win?
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In May, I asked my listeners and readers to share their thoughts on powerful tech companies. Of over 6,000 respondents, 86% said they're fed up with Big Tech. So is Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
3 reasons to say no to cookies
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When you visit a new website, there's a good chance you’ll be asked to accept the website’s cookies. Most people say yes ... but interestingly enough, most people don’t even know what they're agreeing to. Here's how the cookie crumbles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
iPhone users: Doctors have a health warning
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Whether you know it or not, your iPhone has magnets inside. But the iPhone 12 has one that's so powerful that it could affect your heart. You could be in danger and not even know it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Don't trust anti-ransomware emails
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If you get an email promising to protect your company from a ransomware attack like the one that brought down the Colonial Pipeline, don't open it! It's just a Trojan Horse trying to sneak ransomware into your computer. Here's how this nasty scheme works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Congress was hacked and that's good news
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Everyone's vulnerable to the dangers of ransomware. On Wednesday, we learned that 60 bipartisan members of Congress were locked out of constituent data for weeks. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Could ransomware paralyze America?
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Many of my tech updates have focused on the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. And now the White House is saying exactly what I’ve been saying: It’s up to private businesses, large and small, to ramp up their own cybersecurity to protect America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
How the FBI's fighting ransomware
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Sometimes government operations are kept secret so that our adversaries don’t know our full capabilities. But yesterday, the FBI and the Department of Justice proved to the world that Bitcoin transactions are no longer guaranteed to be either untraceable or unrecoverable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Facebook's bogus prayer algorithm
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Think you’ve seen it all with Facebook’s never-ending attempts to market your personal information? Here's a brand new doozy you've got to hear about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Clever new ways to use Apple AirTags
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In April, Apple rolled out a new product: the AirTag. It's a neat little tracker that helps you keep track of your gadgets. But AirTags can do a whole lot more than just that! Here are some nifty tricks you've got to try. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2021
Can you trust the new Citizen app?
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Citizen is a new app that acts as a public safety network. Basically, it alerts you about crimes. It sounds promising — but let's see if it lives up to the hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2021
3 things you can do now to stop ransomware attacks
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Russian hackers have been having a field day. Not only were they responsible for the Colonial Pipeline attack, but they've also just come after the meat industry. No one's safe — not even you. Here's how to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Don't let Sidewalk side swipe you
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If you own an Amazon Echo or a Ring security camera, you’re about to share your internet connection with your neighbors ... unless you say no. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Are Macs immune to viruses?
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Over the Memorial Day weekend, a friend said, "I use a Mac because I know that I won't be hit with viruses and spyware." Here's what I have to say on that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
How fed up is America with Big Tech?
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How fed up is America with Big Tech? I wanted to find out. Over 6,300 people answered my survey. Here's what they had to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
How to get copies of military records, medals and awards
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Recognitions from the U.S. military liike medals and awards are priceless family heirlooms that can be passed down through generations. Like anything material, they can be misplaced, lost, stolen or simply begin to show their age over time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Vishing: The new scam to watch out for
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Ever heard of vishing? Short for voice phishing, it's a scary new scam in which criminals impersonate a company. They especially love posing as Amazon workers. Here's what to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2021
Protect your router with this simple step now
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The police arrested a couple in the U.K. for distributing images of child porn online. The mom lost her teaching job, the father couldn’t work and they couldn’t see their kids. But the couple didn’t do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2021
Orwell's "1984" is now
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Microsoft president Brad Smith told a BBC interviewer that with artificial intelligence, the predictions in Orwell’s "1984" will be possible in three years – unless the government passes laws to protect us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Sign this petition to stop Instagram for Kids
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No one can logically defend Facebook’s overall impact on humanity. Overwhelmingly negative is an understatement. It’s no wonder that Facebook is being deluged with angry demands to scrap its plans to develop Instagram For Kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Big Tech and Florida: What is the ultimate fix?
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Facebook and others have had a field day closing the accounts of anyone who doesn’t share their political philosophy. But one law allows Floridians the ability to sue if their accounts are shut down based on their opinions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
How Ford's electric F-150 will impact Mother Earth
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If you’re wondering whether electric vehicles cause fewer greenhouse gasses, the answer is a resounding "Probably." If you live in an area where most electricity is generated with fossil fuel, overall carbon emissions become a toss-up. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Watch out for the Dark Patterns hiding in your tech
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We’ve all seen this. Products are added to your cart automatically. Boxes are pre-checked when you’re setting new tech up. Apps and websites trick you. It's called Dark Patterns, and here's what you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
3 COVID scams that are trending now
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You’d think that with the pandemic ending, scammers would move on. Nope. Here are three clever COVID scams spreading online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2021
Now's the time to buy electronics
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It’s common knowledge that there’s always the best time and the worst time of the year to buy televisions, laptops or any other electronic device. But this year, the common knowledge is wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2021
Ransomware is about to get worse
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If the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline wasn't bad enough, the owners just made matters worse. Their actions could have rippling effects that hurt us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
If you're brave, it's the best time to buy crypto
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In April, Bitcoin was riding an incredible wave, valued at more than $66,000 each. But over five weeks, Bitcoin has lost over half its value. Here's your opportunity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
2 questions to ask yourself — and your IT team — today
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Ransomware doesn't make the news unless it’s a national threat like the Colonial Pipeline attack. But regardless of how big an attack is, there’s only one way to protect yourself and your organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Want to delete your troublesome tweets? Pay up
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When a public figure gets in trouble for an ill-advised tweet, the first thing they do is delete the post ... but as we all know, that doesn't fix the problem. Twitter thinks it may have a solution — and they're charging $3 a month for it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Massive wireless networks ... that we're paying for
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Amazon and Apple are each working towards one goal: A large-scale wireless network that doesn’t need Wi-Fi or cellular. We will spend money on their phones, cameras, trackers and more to create the network for them. It’s genius. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Surprise! Dr. Google is often right
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Paging Dr. Google! Do you suffer from cyberchondria? It’s the ailment best described as when you have any aches or pains, you immediately turn to Google for a diagnosis. New research is going to surprise you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2021
$50 off your internet bill - Do you qualify?
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As a part of the $2 trillion COVID aid plan, Congress has allocated $3.2 billion in tax money to pay the monthly internet bills of Americans who lost income during the pandemic. Do you qualify? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2021
The one surefire way to avoid ransomware attacks
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The Colonial Pipeline is getting back up and working because they paid the hackers $5 million for a decrypting tool. But the entire fiasco could have been avoided. If you run a business, here's what you can do to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
What would happen if hackers attacked the nation's power grid?
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Should ransomware hackers disrupt the power grid just as they’ve disrupted the East Coast gasoline pipeline, what would happen? Let's put it this way: Once it starts, there will be no stopping it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Is the gas pipeline hack just the beginning?
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Until last weekend, you probably never heard of the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline. It's the jugular vein of fuel flow on the East Coast — but Russian hackers shut it down. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
How the global chip shortage will hurt your wallet
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If you haven’t noticed, there’s a global chip shortage that’s hurting airplane and auto manufacturing. It also impacts tons of electronics. Here’s why it’s getting worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
The Bank of England vs. Cryptocurrency
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Today we start the week with a stern warning for anyone who invests in cryptocurrencies — straight from Bank of England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
How to test your internet speeds
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If your internet connection seems slow, don’t write it off as just your imagination. Instead, follow my advice, track down the problem and, most importantly, get what you’re actually paying for! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2021
What to know about the iPhone 14.5 update
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If you use an iPhone, it’s important that you update the phone’s operating system to iOS 14.5 as soon as possible. Here’s why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2021
Facebook's fake oversight: an insult to us all
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Facebook's Oversight Board exists to keep the social media giant in check. Each member gets a hefty six-figure salary ... but the money flows from a fund set up by Zuckerberg and Facebook. Can we even trust its decisions? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Biden's act for all internet is not good
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For most of us, getting fast and reliable internet service is easy. The problem is remote, rural areas. That's why President Biden promised broadband for all in his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But do we really need to pay for this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
How dead celebrities tweet from the Great Beyond
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Did you know Marilyn Monroe has an active Twitter account? Even Elvis has one — and he's got more than a million followers! But most surprising is that both celebrities still endorse products. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Who's really making the money mining Bitcoin?
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As cyber currency's value continues to climb, is it possible to strike it rich by mining it? Here are all the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Big Tech made big money this year
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First-quarter numbers for 2021 are out for the titans of Big Tech! Prepare to be shocked by how much Amazon, Google and Facebook make every single minute of every single day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
How to tell if your smart TV is spying on you
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If you’ve bought a new television in the past year, it’s probably a smart TV. That means it listens for your commands to turn on, turn off and switch to the channel you want. But if it’s listening, does that mean it's also spying? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2021
4 ways to beef up your passwords
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You can't make yourself immune to hacking attempts, but a little extra work goes a long way. Here are a few tips to strengthen your account security. Step number one will deter tons of hackers looking for a quick fix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2021
Uncle Sam wants to know about your Bitcoin
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Bitcoin is going mainstream. You can buy a Tesla with it or use it to pay for goods on PayPal. And guess who else is noticing? Good old Uncle Sam — and he wants his cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Watch out for this nasty Roku scam
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If you’ve cut cable and satellite out of movie night, you've probably considered buying a Roku device. It has a ton of offerings, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and YouTube. It’s a popular device, which is why scammers came up with this clever scheme you've got to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Good news: Robocalls ending!
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Most people I know don’t bother to pick up the phone anymore unless the calling number is someone they actually know. Most of the time, unknown numbers are robocalls. And for the last six months, they’ve grown especially annoying. Luckily, it looks like the tide is finally turning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Apple vs Facebook: The digital battlefield
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If you’re an iPhone owner, Apple’s new update – iOS 14.5 – gives you a choice: Will you let Facebook watch everything you do online? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Gmail is lying to you
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Who hasn’t sent an email that you’ve later regretted? Google now claims that it has self-destructing emails. Send a message, after a set time, the message vanishes. Here’s how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Windows users: Watch out for this new threat
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Windows users know that Microsoft is always releasing new updates. But Windows is still extremely vulnerable to all kinds of dangerous malware. Now, there's an even greater danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2021
5 uses for an older iPad
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The new generation of iPads comes with improved screens, speed and memory. But that doesn’t mean an old iPad is worthless. In fact, there are a lot of productive ways to use your outdated tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2021
Paying with the palm of your hand
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You've heard of opening your phone with your fingerprint or scanning your face to get on a plane. But what if you could pay for your groceries with your hand? Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Shocking truth over who collects social media posts
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Remember the January riots at the U.S. Capitol? Many rioters proudly posted photos of themselves invading the Capitol. Many are now in jail, awaiting trial. But who actually collected all the self-incriminating social media evidence? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
7 new Apple products you're going to want
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Apple announced seven new products yesterday: A purple iPhone, an Apple credit card made for teens and families, and a podcast subscription service. But let’s take a quick look at the most exciting devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
One Apple announcement coming today
87
Today Apple unveils some exciting new products, and one new term you’ll probably hear is LPTO. What does that mean? We've got the full scoop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
The Bitcoin bubble is about to burst
83
Cryptocurrency values are skyrocketing right now. One Bitcoin was selling for $62,300 at the close of business this past Friday. Plus, the value of the Dogecoin spiked by 400% this last week. Here's why it's going up — and why it will inevitably fall down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
3 tips to protect your privacy
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Thanks to the internet, no one has real privacy anymore. Here are three things you can do today to give yourself and your family a bit more privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2021
Avoid this email mistake - it helps hackers
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Most people save many emails from a variety of people. We even take the time to keep it all organized and use folders. Here's why hackers love that — and what you should do instead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2021
Don't buy an Apple Mac or iPad this weekend
83
This Tuesday, Apple is unveiling new products. The company's tight-lipped about what we can expect, but we know this event will be big. Here are some of the most exciting predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Save a life: Talk about TikTok with your kids
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TikTok challenges have been around since the site was created in 2016. These viral stunts are shared and copied by millions of people to gain social media clout. If you have kids in your family, it’s time you have the viral challenge chat. You just might save their life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Can you kill the internet? This Texan tried
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Earlier this week, the FBI arrested a Texan man for trying to "blow up the internet." But is that even possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Online classes are here to stay
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Watching the evening news on any given day, you would think that every parent in America is demanding that schools reopen. In reality, many parents and students love their online classes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Watch out for fake COVID cards!
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As we begin returning to offices, restaurants, and retail outlets, here's a word of caution. No business should ever accept a COVID-19 vaccine card as proof that someone has been vaccinated. The online scams are rampant! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Do this to cut down on duplicate images
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Why take one great photo of something with your phone when you can easily take five? There’s no problem until you either run out of storage space on your phone or want to organize your photo collection. Then it’s time to bring in the big guns to remove the duplicates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2021
How to slay your vampire power problem
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Right now, picture dollar bills flying out the windows of your home. That’s what’s happening thanks to what’s called vampire power. Fortunately, you don’t need garlic to get rid of these vampires. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2021
Why the Kardashians can't kill Khloe's bikini pic
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The internet is going crazy over a picture of Khloe Kardashian in a bikini — but for the reasons you might not think. It's a realistic photo, but the Kardashian Team wants it taken off the internet forever. But is this even possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Do you suffer from cybercondria?
80
When you're feeling aches or pains, you probably turn straight to Dr. Google for a diagnosis. After this episode, though, you might change your tune. New research about Googling health symptoms will surprise you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Invasion of the Zoom Zombies
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If COVID isn’t enough, there’s a new pandemic to worry about. And even though it may sound like a low-quality Hollywood movie, it’s real. It’s the invasion of the Zoom Zombies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
This retro tech is worth big bucks
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If you’re spring cleaning, be on the lookout for retro tech. Don’t toss out gadgets from the '80s or '90s. Some of these things are worth thousands! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
The one shortage no one is talking about
86
We’ve been through gasoline shortages, toilet paper shortages, Clorox wipe shortages. Right now, we’re in the middle of a lumber shortage. And what’s next is going to affect us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
How to remove your home from Google Street View
81
If you’ve never taken a peek at your home using Google Earth, you’ll be surprised how much of your life is visible to the world. And Google Earth’s Street View can be even more intrusive, showing your home as well as cars in the driveway. Here’s how you can restore at least a little bit of your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2021
True or False: The more megapixels, the better
82
Smartphones are now all about the camera. Before you buy a new one, take this true or false test: The more megapixels, the better the picture. True or false? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2021
3 things you should never Google
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Everybody goes to Google when they have burning questions. But you shouldn't use it for these specific queries. Here are three things that you should never search for on Google or any other web search engine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
This battery lasts 28,000 years
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Imagine a battery that never needs recharging. Actually, you don't have to imagine it, since that technology has already arrived! Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Vaccination cards: The new Dark Web danger
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Not too long from now, you’ll need proof that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel. You might even need proof to get a job! Here's the problem, though: No one can trust the so-called proof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Sleep deprived and constantly online
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Get this: Even though much of America is working from home, we’re sleep deprived and 30 percent say they’re online “constantly.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Watch out for this vaccine scam
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As of today, about 28% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated. Many states are opening vaccination appointments to everyone 16 and over. Now, scammers are literally coming out of the woodwork. Here’s how you can protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Pop quiz: How many times a day do you check your phone?
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How many times a day do you check your smartphone? Not just for calls, but social media, email, and texts too? You won't believe how many times the average American checks their smartphone each day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2021
Crucial thing to do before you get rid of an old printer
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Every tech device in your home contains at least some personal information about you. That's why you should wipe smartphones, tablets and computers clean before giving them away. Don't forget to reset your printers, too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
Zuckerberg is in denial
84
At yesterday’s Congressional hearing with the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet, lawmakers in both parties made it clear social media has too much control over what you see and hear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Instagram is coming for your kids
80
Facebook, the owner of Instagram, is ready to roll out its new social media website, Instagram Kids. At first glance, it sounds promising. Take a deeper look, though, and you'll realize this is terrible news for parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
He's 9 years old and sells $250 million a year in merch
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Nine-year-old Ryan Kaji is one of YouTube's most popular stars. At first, he unboxed toys. Later, he covered video games, sports, and other projects. Here's the story behind this tiny multimillionaire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Why incognito mode isn't really incognito
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Google’s promise was clear: Open the Chrome browser and activate incognito mode. If you follow these steps, you won't be tracked online. There’s just one tiny problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Facebook's PR machine is at it again
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As the big bipartisan war on Big Tech heats up, Facebook’s PR machine has cranked out yet another diversion. The problem? We've heard this one before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Why having two cell phone numbers is a good idea
81
With the endless number of robocalls and sales pitches, it’s best to give your mobile number only to your family and friends. Luckily, you can set up multiple numbers without breaking the bank. Just do this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2021
TikTok reveals how to get free Apple repairs
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A viral TikTok video claiming to be posted by a former Apple store employee shares a secret policy that could get you free repairs and replacements. Here’s a hint: It’s something you should be doing anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2021
Will Utah's porn filters work?
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America hasn't fought pornography since President Reagan left office in 1989. The Clintons abandoned the anti-porn war around the time the internet emerged. The rest is history ... Or is it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
True or False: It's OK to post your vaccination card online
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All over Facebook and Instagram, people are posting pictures of their COVID-19 vaccination cards. Seems innocent enough, but it’s another way for scammers to make money off your back ... or, in this case, your arm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Watch out for the new prank that targets your phone
134
If you use an iPhone or iPad, a new prank is spreading. You answer your phone or see a text from iMessage. You’ve been added to a FaceTime call with a group of people who you don’t even know. Here's why that can be dangerous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Sleep-tracking apps: helpful or hurtful?
86
Your phone is a great tool for keeping track of your sleep schedule. But they might also be a hindrance. Here's what you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
No more free Netflix
86
Every day, Netflix is ripped off. A whopping 30% of Netflix customers share passwords with family and friends. Now, the streaming service is saying, "Enough is enough." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Apple's failure no one is talking about
81
Anyone who closely follows Apple knows that getting inside sales information from them is like pulling teeth – especially when a product doesn’t sell too well. Like, for example, Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2021
Stop car warranty scam calls
82
At this very second, about a thousand Americans are receiving a scam call with the same message: “We’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s warranty.” Is it even possible to stop these calls? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2021
Sucker Vision from Zucker Vision
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Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is on the verge of succeeding where Google failed 7 years ago with its cumbersome virtual glasses. He says his glasses can “teleport” you to your office ... and that’s just the beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Biden vs. Big Tech: Prepare for battle
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Experienced sailors can take one look at the sky and tell you when a storm’s coming. Now you have to wonder if Big Tech is watching as the storm clouds gather ... because trouble is brewing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Can you really trust fever scanners?
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There’s a false sense of security growing in America. While it’s a joy to report that the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths are declining, millions are still sick and even more are contagious. Unfortunately, fever scanners aren't helping at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Why everyone's escaping Twitter and other social media apps
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People are quitting Twitter and social media every day. Some are famous. Most are not. But their reasons for quitting are eerily similar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines for sale on the Dark Web
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It was only a matter of time before COVID-19 vaccines, whether real or fake, would begin appearing for sale on the Dark Web. But it’s happening now and here’s what you should know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Don't pay for these services — get them free
81
A dollar sign doesn't ensure a good product. In fact, a ton of great tools are free, like video editing software or even streaming platforms. Here are a few great services you can get without cracking open your wallet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2021
Are delivery apps deceiving you?
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If you order food to be delivered from your local restaurants using Post Mates, Door Dash or another service, there’s a new trick to get your business you need to be aware of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2021
TV ripoffs to watch out for
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If you're in the market for a new TV, watch out for these four tricks. These are some common pitfalls for customers. After this episode, you'll know exactly what to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Which age group is most likely to fall for online scams?
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Which age group do you think is the most likely to fall for an online scam? If you think it's grandma's generation, think again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Amazon's censorship problem
134
Amazon claims that it stands for a free, open and uncensored Internet. Yet here it is, the biggest of Big Tech, now censoring and removing books and films it doesn’t like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
The hidden horrors of Facebook moderation
86
Can social media traumatize you? Thirty Facebook moderators say it can. Here's the story behind their horrifying lawsuit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Free classes to master your Apple tech
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From MacBooks to iPhones, Apple has a ton of great gadgets to choose from. But if you don't know how to navigate your new toy, don't worry. Apple now offers free virtual classes that can turn you into a tech pro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
This audio app is the talk of the town
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Big names like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are joining this new audio-only social media app. It's super exclusive, since you can only get in with an invitation from an existing user. But there are a few threats you've got to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2021
Don't make this mistake - it invites spam
82
You might be making a mistake that's commonly thought of as a helpful way to stop the onslaught. In reality, it will only attract more annoying messages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2021
Which is better: Apple or Samsung?
83
It's hard to pick the superior smartphone. Sure, Apple's popular iPhones outsell Galaxy's goodies. But there are a few more factors to keep in mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
How Chess.com became an empire
81
You've got to hear this amazing story about a niche gaming website that suddenly exploded with millions of users around the world. Why did it skyrocket to stardom? Find out in today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Google finally reveals everything it knows about you
135
After years of speculation, Google has finally admitted just how much personal data it collects from your iPhone. Here’s a hint: everything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
The secret to getting a Covid vaccine
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Millions of older Americans simply don’t have the computer skills to schedule an appointment for the Covid vaccine. As soon as an appointment appears, it’s gone in one to three seconds. But help is on the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
The best free password managers
86
You need a different password for every online account. But remembering them is impossible — unless you use a password manager. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Watch out for these Covid relief scams
82
As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out across the country, cybercriminals want their shot at stealing your money. If you aren't careful, these two scams could drain your bank account. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2021
How to buy a generator for your home
81
A killer storm hit Texas, and now millions of people are going without water, heat and power. Would a home generator make a difference? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2021
Don't believe these viral photos
83
Severe snow, sleet and ice storms are pounding across the central and southern states. Although millions of people are going without power, social media is lighting up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Your emails are being tracked
81
Here’s something for you to think about the next time you check your email. An invisible spy beacon is probably reporting back to the email’s sender with intimate details. Even your location could be compromised. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Amazon reviews are big business
134
When you buy something on Amazon, you probably check the product’s reviews before adding it to your cart. That’s a bad idea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
No more piggy banks
86
Add another lost device to the long list of bygone tech. We no longer use folding maps, Walkman music players or Polaroid cameras. Now, the good old Piggy Bank has been dethroned. Meet its shiny new replacement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
How to set up your home theater
86
If you’ve made the decision to have a home theater, what’s best: a large flat-screen TV or a projector? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Ring Doorbell's boneheaded new trick
81
The Ring Doorbell is a great product. But now its engineers have managed to come up with the absolute worst idea ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2021
How bad is Bitcoin for the environment?
82
Bitcoins are incredibly valuable, but they come at a huge cost. Who pays the most? Mother Earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2021
The mistake killing your phone battery
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How often do you charge your smartphone? You may be making a common mistake that could shorten your battery life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Don't go to court with this filter
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You won't believe the mistake a Texan attorney made this week. He hopped into a Zoom call, but the folks in court couldn't see his face. Instead, they saw something shocking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Can an Apple Watch tell if you have COVID-19?
133
If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone, I've got some good news. You may have everything you need to tell if you're infected with COVID-19 — well before the official test results roll in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
True or False: Turn your PC off every day
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Over the past 20 years, I've gotten a ton of questions. Here's one of the most common queries: "Should I turn off my computer when I'm done? Or should I leave it on all the time?" Here's the secret I swear by. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
COVID vaccine sites are a total mess
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You know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men. They often go awry. We're seeing that now with vaccine rollouts. Slow internet connections are throwing wrenches into COVID-fighting plans. Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Get this from the IRS now
81
Imagine this. You sit down to file your taxes. Then, you get a notification from the IRS saying you can't file another return. Do this to make sure it doesn't happen to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2021
Tricks to stop robocallers
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It’s so annoying to answer a call only to be greeted with a robot pitching you an extended car warranty. Maybe you need a new phone? Not so fast! Check your phone for this helpful feature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2021
Apple’s iGlasses are coming
83
Google, Snap and Facebook have tried to market futuristic sci-fi glasses with marginal success. Now, Apple is finalizing their glasses. You won’t believe the price! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
One smartphone trick you need to do today
81
Grab your phone and set aside a couple minutes. This is a super-fast security boost you'll thank me for later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
How to become an Instagram star
134
Can anyone become an Instagram influencer? That's the question HBO's new documentary posed. Really, it was more of a science experiment. Here's what they found. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Wall Street Bets: Reddit's shiny new target
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Reddit's stock traders are at it again. This time, they're proving the old adage, "All that glitters is not gold." Sometimes, it's silver! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Will Apple's CEO put his money where his mouth is?
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Last week, Tim Cook attacked Facebook for exploiting its users. But what about the skeletons in his own closet? Will Apple's CEO back his words with action? Here's what I think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
You need to update your iPhone today
81
The weekend is here. It’s the perfect time to take a few moments and update your iPhone’s operating system. It's a great way to protect your privacy. Here's why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2021
Google, how do I make a bomb?
82
This past week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a nationwide terrorism alert. They say the threat from domestic anti-government extremists is real. Google provides a huge clue as to how real the threat could be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2021
Reddit mob gave Wall Street a run for its money
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What's going on with GameStop? Why are hedge fund managers sweating bullets? It all comes down to Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet." Here's the full story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
5G and your front lawn
81
Imagine this: You walk out the front door. You see an unsightly box plopped upon your property — and there's no way you can get rid of it. Here's how 5G boxes are taking over one Texan city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Americans waste $40 billion a year on broken tech
134
A decade ago, you could fix a smartphone in no time. Was your old battery acting up? You could just pop off the back and drop in a new one! Things aren't as simple nowadays. Here's what changed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Zuckerberg for President
86
Once upon a time, Mark Zuckerberg had the world at his feet. How things change! Now, he's got a ton of problems. Or, as President Biden says, big problems.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Proof your digital data lasts forever
86
It’s never been clearer: If you ever have a run-in with the law, your smartphone can prove your innocence...or your guilt. Here's how your phone can be used against you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
A new COVID calculator you need to check
81
As more and more Americans get the COVID vaccine, offices, restaurants and classrooms will slowly re-open. That comes with a risk, of course. Luckily, there’s new online software that calculates the risks of COVID transmission. Check it out in order to stay safe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2021
Hackers hate this new Chrome feature
82
When it comes to internet browsers, you're spoiled for choice. But which one is the best? And what's the new Chrome feature that's stumping hackers? You'll find out in today's episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2021
25m people ticked off at Big Tech
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Americans are growing weary of Big Tech’s prying eyes. Somewhere there’s a record of every search you’ve made. Here's how to protect your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Is Parler coming back?
80
The social media platform taken down by Amazon is showing weak signs of life. It's triggering a big question: Can Parler make a comeback? Here's what I think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
The old tech extremist groups are using to communicate
134
Social media apps booted extremists, who turned to another method of communication. Why are they using small, hand-held radios? And how's the FCC cracking down on the tech? Find out in today's episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Internet creator wants a do-over
86
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the internet 32 years ago. Now, he says Big Tech has too much power. That's why he’s working on a new internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Free internet: Do you qualify?
86
Millions of Americans are still out of work as we close in on the pandemic's one year anniversary. Everyone's looking to cut down on costs. There's a way you can get free internet, if you qualify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Think your password is secure? Think again!
81
Does your password use numbers and symbols? That's a good start, but it's not enough. If you want a strong password, you've got to take this extra step. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2021
Scattered Canary: This Nigerian scam is stealing millions
83
Nigerian criminals stole $36 billion in 2020 through the "Scattered Canary" scam. The scariest part? All they need is your name to get you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2021
Bitcoin billionaires are losing their fortunes
83
You won't believe this sad tale of lost treasure. Get this: Bitcoin billionaires are losing their fortunes. Why? Forgotten passwords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
CES 2021: Why was it so lackluster?
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Usually, CES is packed with groundbreaking tech the entire internet is talking about. This year? It all felt pretty underwhelming. Why? Here's what I think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
CES Hype
133
With Trump, Amazon and Parler taking over the headlines, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has taken a backseat in news. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Parler and Ruthless Big Tech
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If you’re one of the millions who use Parler, I’m sure you’re wondering, “What’s next?” Regardless of politics, we're watching Big Tech flex its strength. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Get ready for CES! You'll find some incredible tech
86
January always brings the annual Consumer Electronic Show. Even though it's virtual this year, you can still find some amazing stuff! Here's the insider scoop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Apps to help you actually keep those resolutions
81
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Sticking with them is hard. Luckily, help is only as far away as your smartphone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2021
Ransomware attacks: You ain't seen nothin' yet
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Ransomware cybercriminals aren't only after the average person. They attack in big numbers. Why? They're looking for a big payout from companies, schools and even hospitals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2021
Watch out for zombie tweets!
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Old tweets can come back and bite you. Can you delete them to stop this from happening? Well, yes and no. Here's the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
New Apple tech coming soon
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Apple insiders say we can expect some cool new products later this year. Do any of these catch your attention? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Flash is now ash
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It's time to bid farewell to Adobe Flash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Free fun social distancing that’s not Sirius work
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The best and most wondrous objects are out tonight. Today’s tech makes it even easier to spot these beautiful stars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Just don't click the link!
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Welcome to the first Monday of the new year. Today, you'll learn how to start the year off right with your home network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Fresh or Rotten Tomatoes?
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Years ago, you turned to a local entertainment writer before checking out a movie or TV show. Now, Rotten Tomatoes saves the day! Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2021
A wonderful use of Google Street View
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It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but a simple trip down memory lane using Google Maps can help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2021
Working from home? Here's what to expect in 2021
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We've finally said goodbye to 2020 and can look ahead to 2021. I bring you the most realistic predictions for tech in the coming year. It’s going to be a wild one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
My 2021 tech predictions
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It’s New Year’s Eve and today, I bring you the most realistic predictions for tech in the coming year. It's going to be a wild one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
The tech that powered 2020
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Let's look back on some of the amazing tech that helped us through 2020. What helped you the most? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Delivery drones are up there
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Sometimes the greatest advancements in tech happen with no hype. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
3 things not to buy during after Christmas sales
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Now that all the presents are opened, let’s look at the top items you’ve got to buy now. I’m giving you the post-Christmas scoop. Plus, three things to avoid until later in the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Alexa prank you’ll love
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Sure, you can say, "Alexa, play my favorite song." But did you know Alexa can also play funny pranks? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2020
New tech pro tips
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It’s the day after Christmas and the tech is buzzing all throughout your house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2020
Christmas Day 2020
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Today, let's thank the great people who made this year easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2020
A gift you give yourself
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For millions, the holidays are a mixed bag of emotions. Ease the anxiety and depression with a special gift for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Amazon’s capital C
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Amazon’s 1.1 million employees will fill billions of Christmas wishes this year. Now, it’s worth $1.6 trillion. Here's how Amazon got to this point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
New law makes this internet fee on your bill illegal
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Check your internet bill closely. You may find you're paying for a service that's now free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Don’t listen to this if you’re scared
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The Russian computer hack on America is the most serious security breach in our history. Just how bad? The implications are seriously frightening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Phantom Phone Syndrome
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You could be suffering from "phantom phone syndrome." Here are the symptoms... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2020
Clever site to plan your streaming
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Here's a clever web site that lets you know how much time you should set aside to binge a series. (Spoiler alert: It's a lot more than you think!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2020
Jeff Bezos is past his Prime this Christmas
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Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $200 billion. But thanks to his ex-wife, he's starting to look more like Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
“Halo” is it me you’re looking for?
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Stay away from Amazon’s new $65 smartwatch, which is unfortunately named, “The Halo.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
FTC and Big Tech clash, finally
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The Federal Trade Commission is finally demanding Big Tech tell us exactly how they collect and use data from their users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Russian hackers hacked our hacking methods
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A devastating cyber attack shook the U.S. government to its core. It's likely that the attackers came from the Russian government. Here's what you've got to do now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Stop, thief!
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Don't you just love the holidays? Think about the lights, carols and ... break-ins? Yep. Home burglaries peak about the holidays. Here's how to protect yourself! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
New way to get your Amazon orders
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Worried about porch pirates? Get this: Amazon will deliver all your orders right in your garage. Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2020
One benefit to all this Google tracking
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Sure, we're living in the age of surveillance. Sure, someone's keeping track of every step you take. But how's this for a silver lining? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2020
Facebook’s big — this big
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With two lawsuits already filed and a third on the way, the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp business can virtually silence anyone on social media it chooses. Here’s why these lawsuits are historic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Facebook’s in big trouble
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Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission, along with 48 states, filed two separate lawsuits against Facebook. And when the government wins, look for Facebook to be forced to spin off both Instagram and WhatsApp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Scammers never stop scamming
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As the economy worsens, email scammers are hitting harder than ever. Today, let’s look at the top tricks scammers are using to separate you and your money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Projecting movie theaters' future
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Are the days of movie theaters about to end? Warner Bros. just dropped a bombshell that could put the nail in the coffin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Don’t fall for Router Shields
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Have you heard the looney rumors? Some people think 5G caused the COVID pandemic. If that's not crazy enough for you, I've got an even wilder conspiracy theory. You won't believe this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
$140 TVs are here
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How cheap can you go for a quality TV? Here's what you can expect for a low price. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2020
Guess the #1 app of 2020
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Want to guess what was Apple's most downloaded app in 2020? Tap or click here to find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2020
Free internet connection speed test
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Is your internet connection as slow as molasses in January? Here's exactly what you need to do! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
It’s Huawei robbery
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Remember all the hype last year about the Samsung Galaxy Fold? Well, that beautiful disaster is back and better than before — allegedly. Here's what you need to know before you buy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Secret about Cyber Monday
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With the Christmas shopping season fully underway, here's a little Cyber Monday secret... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
COVID super spreaders surprise
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Tons of news reporters think we'll see a spike in COVID-19 cases because of Thanksgiving travel. But travelers aren't the only super-spreaders. Here are some places you've got to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Get off your butt
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This just in: Scientists just found the exact amount of time you have to exercise in a day to make up for time spent in front of a screen. Spoiler alert: You're not going to like it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Secret sister scam spreading
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A common scam making the rounds is the “Secret Sister” gift exchange. It’s taking over social media newsfeeds again this year. Here's how to watch out for it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2020
Can YOU solve this mystery?
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Three years ago, hikers found a man dead in a tent. To this day, no one knows who he is. Today Kim's tackling the captivating mystery of the man known as "Mostly Harmless." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2020
Arrr, take this you porch pirate!
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Amazon boxes are on porches across America. Sadly, so are the porch pirates. Here's how to outsmart them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Giving thanks
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Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to the Christmas shopping season. Here are some of the best deals to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
The king of small phones
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We live in a world of huge video displays. Maybe that's why people find Apple's iPhone 12 so refreshing. Although it's small, it packs a huge punch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Twitter’s Fleet defeat
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Twitter rolled out a brand-new feature for everyone — tweets that disappear after 24 hours, with a clever name “fleets” as in fleeting thoughts. The only problem? It doesn’t work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Use these passwords if you want to get hacked
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Passwords are a pain, but they're worth the struggle. Finding a strong password can be tough, but I've got you covered. Here's what NOT to do! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
The secret behind the new Amazon Pharmacy
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This past week, Amazon sent a lighting bolt straight through America’s biggest pharmacy chains. Here why: The company announced it's going into the drugstore business, too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2020
Bring out Zoom + a Lazy Susan
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Planning on a virtual Thanksgiving? I've got your back. Here's just what to do — and how it works! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2020
She's baaaaack
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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's been out of the limelight for three years. Now she's back with a new company called Sunshine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
My prediction came true
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Two years ago, I predicted that cutting the cable would become nothing more than an exercise in futility; that streaming was becoming just as expensive — maybe even more so. That day is here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Two reasons to wait before buying a new iPhone 12
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If you’re the type who loves to buy the newest tech as soon as it arrives, here’s a word of caution about Apple’s new iPhone 12. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Don’t get framed by free photo storage
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Without question, for the past five years, the best online deal has been Google’s free cloud-based photo storage. There are now more than 4 trillion photos and videos on Google’s servers, all at no cost. But on June 1 next year, the free photo storage ends. Here are your options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
The anti-Twitter app
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Last week I told you about Parler, Twitter’s worthy competitor. Now, going up against Twitter is no small task. But here are the reasons why Parler will succeed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Guess the Big Tech company thankful for the pandemic
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Despite America’s COVID related economic problems, there’s one sector of the economy that’s fully recovered. Can you guess which one? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2020
New Macs pack no slack
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If you’re thinking about buying a new laptop, especially as a Christmas gift, here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s new generation of Macs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2020
Another Facebook lie you shouldn’t believe
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The Facebook-owned WhatsApp has a promise: Use it for all your confidential, intimate messaging — and everything you post will be deleted in a week. Now, three major reasons why you CANNOT trust them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
1 pro tip for video calls
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If you’ve been holding out on improving your video call setup at home, might as well face it — things probably aren’t changing soon. Now you can use your DSLR camera as a video camera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
3 best phone chargers
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For years, Apple was absolutely adamant: Unless you want to risk a fire or battery explosion, “Do not,” they said, “Use ANY other charger on your iPhone, except the one that we supply.” But today, when you buy a new iPhone 12, Apple no longer includes a charger. You have to buy your own. So, which one is best? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
This Twitter alternative is exploding
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Last week’s election proved one thing: America is split — half conservative, half liberal. And the conservative half is fed up with Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Joints, booze & pizza
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You can always tell what America’s thinking by watching the vast array of searches on Google. Here’s what was on America’s mind last week during election night and the four nights after. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Guess which site sells the most of your personal data
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The investigations and lawsuits launched against Big Tech have their roots in how these companies have abused your personal information. So today, a look at the most popular apps that collect and grab your personal info. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2020
Best sites for free movies revealed
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If you’re like most, you need a break from wall to wall political coverage. So how about the top sites to watch movies this weekend — for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2020
1 thing the FBI does you should, too
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What do you do with an old thumb drive? First and foremost, DO NOT simply give or throw it away! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
This clever post election scam is spreading
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It’s been two days since the election, and I know that you were hoping for a break from all the politics. But as the election is being contested and the lawsuits begin, cybercriminals are circulating even more online election scams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Can you trust COVID temperature scanner tech?
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As autumn over takes the northern hemisphere, a second wave of the COVID-19 is erupting. Today, can you trust the new tech thermal imaging scanners popping up at the entrances of public events, hospitals, schools, government buildings, airports and stores? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Gov’t wants Big Tech’s head
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No matter who wins today’s election or how long it takes us to determine who won, big changes are coming for Big Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
This Google Search trend will surprise you
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The election is tomorrow. Record numbers, about 90 million, have already voted. But one of Google’s top searches over the weekend has been: “Can I change my vote?” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Trick to browse anonymously on your phone/tablet
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You might be familiar with private or incognito tabs you can open in your web browser using your desktop PC. But you might not know there are browsers that allow you to search the internet on your mobile device anonymously, too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2020
Musk’s plan to kill ISPs
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You’ve probably heard that Elon Musk and his Space X company have been busy, launching hundreds of small satellites to swarm around the Earth orbit, supplying internet to places where no internet service exists. How much will it cost and how good will it be? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2020
FBI’s 'imminent' warning
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The FBI is warning all American hospitals of imminent ransomware attacks. Imminent is the actual word used by the FBI. Here's what it could mean for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Shocker: FB, Google & Twitter’s biggest fear
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Yesterday, the biggest names of Big Tech testified before the Senate Commerce Committee. At times it was heated and testy — but now we know Big Tech’s biggest fear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
FB, Twitter & Google don’t want you to see this
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If you’ve not yet seen it, you and your family should sit together and watch the Netflix documentary called, "The Social Dilemma." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Smart TVs track YOU
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If you own a smart TV, let me tell you how smart it really is: As you watch your TV, it's watching you. And here’s what it’s learning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Zuckerberg’s wanted in DC
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Last week The Department of Justice filed its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google. The suit claims that Alphabet illegally uses anticompetitive tactics to protect advertising business for its monopoly search engine, Google. And, as I predicted, Facebook is next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
What’s a Zeptosecond?
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We’ve all heard slang terms of how quickly something can happen, like lickety-split, got there in nothing flat, or in a jiffy. But now, there’s a new one — the shortest amount of time that CAN be measured. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2020
BPMs scariest Halloween movies
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With Halloween only a week away, let’s use a little “over the counter science" to find the scariest films. Spooky! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2020
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s latest fail
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Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have once again barged in to lecture us on the dangers of social media. How original! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Political calls & texts quick fix
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We’re less than two weeks before the election, and I have good news and bad news. First the good news: The number of those irritating political robocalls is declining. But the bad news is the number of unwanted political text messages is increasing. What to do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Google’s in DOJ big trouble
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I’ll make two predictions: First, the long-awaited Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit against Google will be big. Even bigger than the break-up of Standard Oil and The Bell System. Second: The government will win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Don’t trust Amazon’s biggest failure
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At this very second, roughly 42% of all customer-provided reviews on Amazon are fake. And as Christmas shopping takes hold, it’s only going to get worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Hurry, Christmas-tober is here!
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It’s going to be a tough year for holiday shoppers as merchants launch a volley of unrelenting holiday sales. And the assault is already well underway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
3 clever ways to use an old phone
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With the new iPhone 12 announcement last week, you may be thinking of upgrading. Here are some great uses for you old phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2020
Sneaky election scams spreading
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Regardless of all the media coverage, the great majority of American’s have NOT yet voted, and the races are far from over. Meaning, election scams are everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2020
Passwords. Men do this more than women.
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Do you and your significant other share each other’s account passwords? Most couples do. And as long as you’re together, it’s often a good idea. But what happens if you breakup? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Apple’s new breakthrough no one’s talking about
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In 1965, a young electronics research engineer made a prediction: Every two years, the size of electronic components would shrink to let us double the number of transistors packed into a tiny computer chip. That prediction is called Moore’s Law and Apple’s new iPhone 12 proves it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
2 things missing in the new iPhone 12 box
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The much-anticipated iPhone 12 is here, in four different models. They all come 5G-ready, with prices from $699 to $1,199. Now, here's what's missing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The very best Prime Day deals
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Today and tomorrow, Amazon will change holiday shopping forever by moving the start date up more than a full month. And within the next 48 hours, customers will spend over $10 billion. These are the best deals you'll find. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Prime Day Deals on TVs & iPads
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Amazon Prime Day begins at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning. Today, tips on what to buy this Prime Day and how to find the best deals — plus what not to buy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
2 smartphone tricks you didn’t know before now
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It seems like a new smartphone comes out every few weeks. And they have so many different functions, it’s tough to keep up with it all. Today, here are two very helpful things you probably didn’t know you phone could do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2020
Keep your keys in the fridge to prevent hackers
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Remote keyless entry systems for cars arrived in 1983 with the phrase “key fob”. Today, key fobs lock and unlock, start the engine and even call for help. But they also come with a risk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2020
Black Friday starts next Tuesday
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Amazon is about to change Christmas and holiday shopping forever. Big sales begin this Tuesday and continue at a frenzied pace through Christmas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
iOS 14 has a battery problem
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If you updated your iPhone to Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 14, in the past few days you may have already noticed that your iPhone’s daily battery life has somehow grown shorter. Here’s why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Most dangerous celebrities to Google
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Every year antivirus company McAfee releases its official list of celebrities, starlets, and big names that, when you search them out online, you’re very likely to land on a website that will quietly install a virus — or worse — on your computer. Here's who topped the list this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Using AI to stop online exam cheating
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Online learning is simply not as good as being in a classroom — and neither is taking an exam online. Universities are turning to artificial intelligence to catch cheaters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Happening every minute on the internet
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Let’s start the week with a look at the next 60 seconds on the internet. You won't believe all the messages shared, meetings hosted, photos uploaded and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
You're charging your phone wrong
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You probably have your own method for keeping your phone charged — but according to research, you’re probably doing it wrong. The way you charge your phone could be shortening the battery’s lifespan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2020
Don't pay for Photoshop
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Thanks to smartphones, everybody’s a photographer. It’s easy to take quality photos with our phone’s camera. Here’s a secret: You don’t need buy expensive Adobe Photoshop to edit your photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2020
It's still possible to get a great smartphone for under $300
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We hear all the time about great new smartphones costing four figures, all the way up to $2,000. But you don’t have to pay these big bucks! You can still get a great phone for way less than $300. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
These old iPhones are very dangerous to use
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With all the manufactured hype and excitement of the new iPhone 12 coming in fewer than two weeks, let’s look at older, obsolete iPhones that pose a danger to users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Foldable PC with double the screen size of an iPad
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It’s safe to say Samsung’s new folding smartphone is no home run. Computer maker Lenovo is hoping that even though customers ignored folding smartphones, things will be different with their powerful new folding laptop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Most voters want social media shut down during election week
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What does America really think of social media and its effect on the election? I bet you won't be surprised to learn the vast majority of us want a social media break the closer we get to the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
What you need to know about the new Amazon home drone
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Maybe you’ve heard about Amazon’s new security drone. It’s designed to fly around, inside your home, and frighten burglars away. But here’s why some homeowners and apartment dwellers are more frightened of the drone than a burglar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Free tool to spot fake Amazon reviews
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If there’s one rule of thumb to follow when you’re shopping online, especially at Amazon, it’s to read the reviews. But how can you tell a fake review from a real one? Now, an algorithm will tell you in a few seconds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
New Alexa commands to try
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One of the most popular smart speakers are Amazon Echos with the digital assistant Alexa. I’m sure you already know the basics: Reminders, news and weather. But Alexa can help in ways you might not be aware of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2020
How to remove your home from Google Maps and Google
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Your home, as you see it from the street, can be seen by everyone, worldwide, using Google’s Street View. Here’s how you can make your home disappear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
You're being recorded on security cams much more than you think
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How many times each day are you captured by security and traffic cams? Here’s a hint: It’s a lot more than you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Coping with endless doomsday headlines
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Most Americans scroll through endless headlines of bad news every day. We’re left with feelings of depression or anxiety — or both. What can you do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
World’s first ransomware death
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Last week you may have heard me talk about the expense and dangers of ransomware. Now, ransomware is responsible for its very first death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
How to stop your iPhone from watching you
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Does your smartphone ever secretly listen or watch you with its camera? It has in the past, and it does now. But if you use an iPhone, you now have a way to make it stop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
How to handle unsubscribing after your free trial
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It seems like wherever you turn, some streaming service, app or site is trying to sell you a monthly subscription. Here’s the free trial and if you don’t unsubscribe, you’re billed automatically. Today, how to handle it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2020
Google Maps has a unique feature for loved ones
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It’s never easy to lose a loved one but a simple trip down memory lane using Google Maps can help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2020
Important news for all of America’s schools
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Here is important news for all of America’s schools and the people who run them: You are the primary target and you need to listen up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Big social media boycott bust
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Hollywood celebrities generally aren’t known for their breadth of intellect or depths of wisdom. Which is why yesterday’s star-studded social media stunt to fight back against online hatred, was both embarrassing and worthless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Apple's two biggest announcements
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Each year, Apple holds four big events: spring, summer, September and sometimes, October. Yesterday, Apple unveiled a number of new products — but not a new iPhone. Here's what's coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
How the COVID puppy - or kitten - scam works
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As we enter the third season of COVID-19, loneliness is emerging as a major health problem. Naturally, scam artists have moved quickly to exploit and break hearts. Today, all about the COVID puppy scam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Reviewers test new Samsung foldable phone - Surprise! It works
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I recently reported Samsung was about to release yet another folding smartphone after its first attempt, the Galaxy Fold, was an embarrassing failure. Screens that creaked within a week and a crazy price tag. Well, the new phone is out and here’s what the critics say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
How to stop political text messages
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The election season is heating up and you may start seeing political texts popping up on your phone. Fortunately, you can quickly make them stop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2020
Shopping trick: Save up to 70% on Amazon year-round
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Prime Day, coupons and lightning deals are great but there’s another trick you might not be aware of that can save you up to 70% on Amazon purchases year-round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2020
Amazon is hiring for 33K high-paying positions
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For many whose jobs were lost in the pandemic, struggling to get by is something they never envisioned. And that’s why the news I have for you today, just may be a godsend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Apple patents water ejection for iPhone
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If you drop an iPhone in water, you’ll find all sorts of tips on how to dry it and save it. Even then, the phone could be damaged beyond repair. Those days may soon be over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Comparison: Walmart Plus vs. Amazon Prime
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Let’s compare the new Walmart Plus to Amazon Prime. From price to inventory to bonus perks, there's a lot to consider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Cutting the cable: Faster, cheaper internet on its way
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“Cutting the cable” never really meant cutting the cable. At best, it meant that you could unsubscribe from cable and satellite TV. But we all still need a cable to bring in high-speed internet. That's changing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Labor Day 2020: Thanks to tech, our workforce has changed
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On Labor Day, we celebrate the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. This year, it includes a different workforce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Free dashcam apps for iPhone or Android
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You can buy a stand alone dashcam for your car but if your needs are basic, a dashcam app for your smartphone could work. All you need is a smart phone, a power source, a mount for your phone and one of these apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2020
Getting rid of old tech? Don't make this mistake
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During this pandemic with time at home, many people are organizing their closets, offices and garage. Afterward, you have a sense of accomplishment and a pile of tech you can sell or donate. Just don’t make this common mistake when you do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Holiday shopping amid a pandemic: What you can expect
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Our first, and hopefully last, Christmas pandemic shopping season is just around the corner. What does it mean for holiday shoppers? Kim has the inside scoop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Three great online resources to help your kids learn at home
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If your kids are learning remotely at home, here are three top helpful online resources for you and your favorite students. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Great smartphones for far less than $500
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After another embarrassing failure last year, Samsung will try it again: An all-new foldable smartphone, with a jaw-dropping $2,000 price tag. They’re calling the phone, “a VIP Experience.” But what about the rest of us who need a great phone for less than $500? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Instacart: Behind the scenes of this tough gig
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Instacart is the grocery pickup and delivery service operating in more than 5,500 cities. An Instacart employee will bring you anything from booze to bananas and Aspirin to artichokes. And as it turns out, it’s one of the most demanding jobs there is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Get the government's free vehicle recall alert app
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If you’re driving a car or truck manufactured in the past eight years or so, you need the new free app to warn you about recalls. It could save your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
5 new ways to use your Amazon Alexa
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Smart speakers can be a privacy nightmare. But Alexa is designed to help in ways you might not be aware of. I've got five smart uses for your smart home assistant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2020
Sick of trash TV? Try this free documentary site
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You’ve binge-watched “Ozark” and “Westworld.” Now you’re looking for something new but still can’t bring yourself to watch the Netflix reality show “Too Hot to Handle.” How about learning something instead? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2020
Amazon wants to track your fitness, sleep, body fat and emotions
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From the world of new gadgets, today a look at Amazon’s new Halo, a wearable wrist-device that tracks your fitness, sleep, body fat and even your emotions. Think carefully before you hit "buy." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Another casualty of Zoom meetings and the COVID pandemic
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We all know that restaurants, nightspots, the Broadway theater and your local movie houses are suffering in a big way. If they’re not already, most will close and never come back. But there’s another major pandemic causality that most have not yet noticed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Traps we fall for giving up even more of our private lives online
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We all know online privacy is gone and that Big Tech knows almost everything about us. Even so, here are the top mistakes that take away what little shred of privacy you have left. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
How Facebook allows users to sell guns online, often illegally
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You know Facebook is full of junk. Misinformation, hate-filled posted, ads that lead to spammy sites ... It goes on and on. What you probably don't know is that Facebook is allowing users to sell firearms — often across state lines and, even more often, illegally.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones
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In America, smartphone fans are divided into two basic groups: Die-hard iPhone users and die-hard Android fans. Android fans, today’s story is for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Your smart TV is watching - but you can stop it
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That smart TV in your home is really smart — maybe too smart. Unless you take steps, it’s probably spying on you and gathering information about your home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2020
Beware of this work from home scam
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With so many people out of work and looking for jobs, online scammers are out in full force. Typos and phony official looking email are the least of the signs you’re dealing with a scammer. They’ve upped their game big time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2020
Can the BlackBerry make a comeback?
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It was only 10 years ago that the world’s original smartphone, The BlackBerry, was at its peak. But when the iPhone arrived with its sleek touchscreen design, the tide quickly shifted, and BlackBerry failed in 2011. Could it ever make a comeback? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Putting Apple's mind-boggling value into perspective
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This week Apple became the world’s most valuable company, with a total market capitalization of $2 trillion. Let’s put that in perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
COVID-19 misinformation: Are you part of the problem?
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A recent New York Times article focused on frustrated doctors in hospitals and private offices, who are battling not only COVID-19, but also the flood of online misinformation — the conspiracy theories and the outright lies. Are you an unwitting part of the problem? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Why now is NOT the time to buy a new smartphone
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Unless you absolutely need a new smartphone for emergency purposes, say yours was lost or broken beyond repair, wait. I'll tell you why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Court says Amazon is liable for defective third-party products
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Amazon got some bad news from the courts a few days ago. But here’s why this is good news for you and me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Free and cheap police scanner apps for your phone
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If you wanted to listen to police radio chatter in the old days, you had to shell out a few hundred bucks at Radio Shack for a dedicated scanner. Now there’s an app for that.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2020
Looking for something to watch? These sites can help
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This far in the pandemic, you’re looking for something new to watch. Rather than scroll through Netflix, AppleTV+, Prime Video, Hulu, YouTube, HBO and more, there are search sites just for streaming media that you’re gonna love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Are you ready to go back to the movie theater?
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This week, Hollywood slowly resumed making motion pictures with Universal's $200 million dollar “Jurassic World Three: Dominion.” But are you ready to go back in to America’s movie theaters to watch it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
What's behind the online fraud surge?
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You’re probably aware that during this COVID-19 lockdown, online fraud and cyberattacks are at an all-time high. But have you ever wondered who’s behind the attacks and were they’re coming from? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Scam alert: Beware of COVID vaccine emails - they're all fake
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced yesterday that they’ve developed a COVID-19 vaccine — and that it works so well that even his own daughter has taken it. This only adds to the frenzy of scam emails being received by millions of Americans promising a vaccine. Here’s what’s going on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
How to find unclaimed money that may be owed to you
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If you get a phone call or email saying that you have unclaimed money coming to you, don’t fall for it. It’s a scam. But one in 10 actually do have money owed to them and you can claim it at no charge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
The reason behind the NSA's "find my phone" warning
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Last Thursday I reported America’s top spy agency, the NSA, warned government workers to turn off their iPhone’s location services, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Now, we know why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Smart uses for your old cellphone or tablet
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With all this time on your hands at home, I bet you’ve run across an old phone or tablet you no longer use. Don't let it sit there collecting dust. I've got some smart uses for your old tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2020
Going camping? 3 apps you should download first
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Interest in camping is at all all-time high right now, as bored Americans who’ve grown fatigued by staying home and indoors search for new and still socially distant ways to pass the time. I've got three great apps to take with you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2020
Before you shop online this weekend ...
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Behind almost every online retail scam, you’ll find social media. The latest warning from the FBI is one you should take very seriously, especially if you're always looking for a great deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
NSA warns: Beware of find my phone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
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Are you one of the millions who frequently misplace their iPhone and then use “Find My iPhone” to hunt it down? If you are, the National Security Agency has serious news for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Survivors demand Facebook remove Holocaust-denying posts
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Facebook is getting to heat for removing political ads after so-called fact-checkers complain. But, while Facebook is consumed with politics, you won’t be believe what’s allowed to remain on the site. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Data tracking takes a shocking twist
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Troves of data are collected about you, but where does it all go? Believe it or not, retailers, insurance companies, potential employers and more use it to make judgments about you. I'll tell you how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
New research: Adults who rely on social media for news are less informed
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The most effective way to get accurate news? A combination of local and national radio, television and newspapers, along with trusted sites online and experienced commentators and opinion writers. And then there's social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Are you getting the high-speed internet you pay for?
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Before the new workweek begins, let’s make sure you’re getting the internet connection speeds that you’re paying for. Give me 30 seconds of your time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2020
Movie night at home won't be cheap
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Before the pandemic, you may have planned a big Saturday night to go out and see the newest Hollywood blockbuster at a local movie theater. COVID changed that and wait until hear how much it’ll soon cost to stream a new release at home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
Mysterious seeds from China mailed out across the US
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Americans all over are receiving packages in the mail from China that, on the surface, look like jewelry is inside. What’s really going on is an e-commerce scam called brushing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
America's CEO tech giants stage a big show
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Webster’s defines gaslighting as a form of psychological manipulation, distorting the truth to confuse or instill doubt — until the other person questions reality. Which brings me to the Big Tech CEOs, testifying yesterday before the United States Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Are you working more from home?
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With most people working from home, are you working more hours? A new Microsoft study answers that question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Are 'human' voices next for smart assistants?
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Siri, Alexa, Cortana and all the other smart assistants are helpful, but they're far from human sounding. One tech company is looking to change that with realistic synthetic voices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Is Amazon stealing technology?
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We know the Chinese have been stealing American technology for decades. But is Amazon doing the same thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2020
Apple's amazing future camera and why you'll want one
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If you think that your iPhone camera is great now, wait till you hear what Apple is planning next. This camera won't just rival that built into phones like the Galaxy S20 Ultra — it's even better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
How the pandemic is wiping out America's bars and restaurants
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Owning a bar or restaurant has always been risky. The chances of it failing are very high — even in the best of times. But now it’s the worst of times, and America’s restaurants and bars are being literally wiped out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Study: People who like to embarrass, anger others more addicted to social media
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We’ve known for decades that people are often more aggressive online than in person. But now, research from Michigan State and California State Universities proves what we already suspected: The heaviest users of social media really are trolls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Zoom is betting long on the pandemic and WFH
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"How long will I be working from home?" This is the question asked every morning by hundreds of millions. The management of Zoom thinks it has the answer — and it’s one you won’t like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Twitter is a serious threat to our national security
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Last week's massive Twitter hack, targeting tech and business leaders, shows just how dangerous a social media platform can be in the wrong hands. And I'm talking about a lot more than the $120,000 the culprits stole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Back to (virtual) classes: Things you need to know
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If your school system is conducting online classes this fall, I’ve put together a list of questions you need to ask before school starts again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Doom scrolling: How to replace this harmful habit
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Since COVID-19 took over our lives, you’re probably spending more time on news sites looking for answers — how bad is it, new symptoms, where’s the vaccine. Because so much of the news today is downright depressing, you’re now doom surfing or doom scrolling. Here's my advice on how to cut this harmful habit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Get your cut of Apple's $500M iPhone settlement
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Back in 2017, Apple admitted to intentionally slowing down the performance of certain phones when the battery was older or low on juice. Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million dollars in a settlement. Today, you can get your cut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Facebook's inept management continues to fumble
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As hundreds of companies boycott Facebook's ad platform, here’s yet another outrageous example of why Facebook management is out to lunch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Income tax filing deadline is 2 days away and scammers are hard at work
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Watch your email. The tax deadline is nearly here, and criminals are going all out to take advantage. You may receive a very legitimate-looking email with the logo of any one of America’s largest tax preparation companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
BMW wants you to subscribe to access luxury features
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New cars are roving computers, loaded with hardware, software and the ability to get over-the-air updates. It makes sense that car makers can turn features on and off whenever they want to unless you pay for them. That’s what BMW is rolling out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Amazon stock: How high can it possibly go?
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Amazon stock inched past the $3,000 per share mark, which put the tech giant's total market capitalization at a staggering $1.5 trillion. Now the question becomes, how big can it get? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
The serious privacy and security risk of virus tracing apps
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When the United States government officially rolls out its virus tracing app, there will be promises of increased safety and a quicker end to the pandemic. But should you install it on your smartphone? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Why Macs are about to get a whole lot faster
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Apple is making a big change that means its Mac computers are about to get much more powerful and whole lot faster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Why cord-cutting may no longer be the cheapest option
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Years ago, consumers dropped cable in droves for cheaper streaming options. Now, streaming companies are capitalizing and prices are creeping up. Could going back to cable actually save you money? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Practice social media distancing for a real Independence Day 2020
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Social media's promise to bring us closer has failed miserably. This holiday weekend, I encourage you to step away from all the timelines, comments and messages. You'll thank me later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
The Facebook advertising boycott
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After years of arrogance and ignorance, Facebook is finally paying for letting terrorists, child molesters and racists run rampant. The cost could be enormous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Are there alternatives to Facebook?
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