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 Sep 6, 2022
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 Jun 26, 2022
Great tech news and tips!

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Each day, Kim Komando shares the tech news that impacts you, smart tips to get more out of your devices, and essential ways to protect yourself from hackers and scammers — all in just 30 minutes. Want more from Kim? Try her free, smart tech newsletters at https://www.komando.com/subscribe/

Episode Date
Porn scams, new humanoid robot, grow taller with $150k legs
2212
Tech workers are getting leg-lengthening surgery that costs up to $150k. Plus, Tesla gets ready to unveil its humanoid Optimus robot, porn tech support scams, feds crack down on social media censorship, fast charger secrets, find the best router in under one minute and the best way to keep your cell phone number private. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Roblox sex scandal, DIY iPhone repair, quick fix for slow Wi-Fi
2324
If your kids play Roblox, you need to know about these creepy sex games. Plus, share your password with a QR code, quickly fix slow Wi-Fi, repair your iPhone 14 yourself, 3 ways to take better photos and videos on your smartphone, signs a hidden tracker is following you and how to hide your nude pictures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
NyQuil chicken TikTok trend, Windows 11 update, elder fraud report
2802
Do your kids or grandkids use TikTok? Don't let them near your chicken — they might try to marinate it with NyQuil! Plus, you can now ask Google to remove your personal data. Also, new Windows 11 features, scary elder fraud report, how to sell stuff online, Lockdown Mode for iPhones and iPads and things in your home that may be worth more than you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Stop Amazon spam, clean energy iPhones, 6 signs your phone is hacked
2287
Get ready for an explosion of Amazon emails, 6 signs your phone has stalkerware, revolutionary new electric bar battery, clean energy charging for iPhones and how to book an airline seat with the most legroom. Plus, your state could get Comcast's new internet service and how an Uber Eats delivery robot crashed a crime scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
GPS survival tip, sign digital docs, Google Photos update
2251
Google updates Photos with redesigned Memories and a new collage editor, use your photos for a virtual clothing fit at Walmart, Keurig's new smart brewer makes a mind-blowing amount of coffee and how to get your real signature on digital docs. Plus, a rescue helicopter nearly abandoned a stranded man by mistaking his distress call. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
How to handle a data breach, earn gift cards online, new security tips
2300
Earn gift cards by searching the web, human trafficking scams and the funniest names people came up with for the new Uranus probe. Also, a quick fix for slow Wi-Fi, 3 ways to make sure Facebook isn't listening, 6 million people tracked this coffin and new iPhone and Android security features to turn on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Sexting scandals, mouse jiggler work trick, aliens know where we are
2125
Scientists are broadcasting Earth's location to aliens, YouTube keyboard shortcuts, 8 photos you need on your phone and the surprising things your phone can do when it's dead. Plus, a survey reveals shocking stats about nudes, how mouse jigglers trick bosses and a Verizon phone scam you need to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Text search secret, get faster internet, iPhone security news
2800
Do you get scam calls all the time? Here's how one guy used telemarketers to raise $100,000. Plus, the best new iPhone features, blocking third-party cookies and the best way to read a book on your phone. And a quick way to find specific pictures, keywords and more in your text messages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Amazon police plans, flying taxis, robotic manicures
2217
Get a $10 manicure from a robot, change this secret Google Maps setting and watch out for flying taxis. Plus, Amazon tests police stations as package pickup points, WFH jobs that pay $20/hour and YouTube will let creators offer paid video courses next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
New Apple devices, Minecraft malware, phone privacy secrets
2298
Are Apple's new gadgets worth the price? I've got the inside scoop on the iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8 and AirPods Pro. Plus, if you love Minecraft, watch out for this malware. Also, here's how to protect your phone number and make the most out of smart sprinklers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Goodbye, Facebook, Biden chip plan, viral car thefts
2325
Don't want someone to know you read their text? Just use these sneaky tricks. Plus, the White House reveals its $50 billion chip investment plan, the Facebook button is disappearing and a social media car stealing challenge to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Win $2 million, Fitbit catches killer, search engine secrets
2414
Fitbit helps convict husband of murder, Apple offers a $2 million wager and the shocking costs to bring internet to rural communities. Plus, the best way to buy and sell coins, safety tech for kids and the best-kept search engine secrets you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Roomba vs. your privacy, new Android malware, cut your streaming bill
2931
Check your Android for these apps and delete them ASAP. Plus, now that streaming prices are up, here's how to reduce your bills. Also, Roomba collects your data, great uses for an iPad, an easy way to sign documents and tech trivia you don't want to miss out on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Netflix ads, Facebook news, password managers 101
2288
Netflix ads coming, Facebook and Instagram to start charging $, best golf apps, password manager pros and cons, new home wiring tips, and my smart advice with callers like you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Update your iPhone, find hidden spy cams, Amazon saving tips
2362
Smart toilets get rid of poop, old iPhones need this update, find hidden spy cams, 5 Amazon mistakes cost you money, best video editing app, and my smart advice with callers like you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Home security mistakes, spot spyware, how tech ages you
2393
Tech makes your cells age, airline passenger airdrops nudes, how to boost cell coverage, best way to trade or sell old phones, home remodel tips, and my smart advice with callers like you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Get free e-books, stop political spam, Apple AirTag mistakes
2595
Want a fully self-driving car? Tesla plans to roll one out by the end of the year. Plus, political spam will flood your inbox, microtransit will change the way we commute and an Apple AirTag mistake you should avoid. Also, use these secret tricks to get free e-books, use your phone's best browser and boost your home's value! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Tech raising property taxes, side hustles, online dating changes, and guaranteed laughs
3059
Add a room or pool? AI is increasing your taxes. Plus, best side hustles to earn money, online dating shocking change, big security problem selling things online, an unbelievable startup, and a truly funny joke at the end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Microsoft Outlook ads, rural internet trick, Musk Mars warning
2326
Live in an area with crappy internet? Try this trick. Plus, MS Flight Simulator’s new version is amazing, Outlook users won’t like a major change, the biggest gotcha using private mode, and my smart digital life advice to callers just like you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Walmart garage delivery, trash arrests, Facebook break-up
2219
Want to get a 70-inch TV delivered in less than an hour? Just use Instacart! Plus, Walmart can now deliver groceries into your garage. Here's how to set it up. Also, I'll tell you how to take a break from Facebook. (It's harder than you think!) Oh, and you might not know that it's illegal to throw these 10 things into the trash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Data privacy bill, Tesla key hand implant, most creative scams
2280
Sick of pressing a button to unlock your car? You could do what one Tesla owner did and implant a chip into your hand. Also, I've got great news: A bipartisan data privacy bill could give you more control over your data. Here are all the ways it could change your digital life. Plus, here are the nine most creative scams from my inbox — and how to avoid them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
EV tax credits, track celebrity airplanes, $300K phone scam
2560
Want to help fight inflation? The government says you need to spend money! Plus, one airline worker stole a bag worth $15,000. Here's how the police found him. Speaking of airplanes, you can track politicians and celebrities with these free travel apps. You also need to watch out for this crafty scam that stole $300,000 from a couple. If you see these red flags, you're in danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Worst email manners, new NASA moon trip, McAfee's alive
3004
What new products are Apple announcing soon? Listen to find out. Plus, cellphones in the classroom, why it’s a bad idea to fix your own laptop, and how YouTubers solved a murder mystery. See if you can guess the right answer in weekly trivia and stay to the end for a very funny joke of the week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Smart headlights, ads on Apple Maps, find hidden trackers
2414
Do you use navigation apps when you drive? Buckle up. You might have to deal with a ton of ads cluttering the screen. Also, Ford wants to make night driving easier with its smart headlights. Oh, and if you're planning a Las Vegas trip, your next Lyft might be a driverless EV! Plus, is someone watching you with a hidden tracker? Here are the signs you need to watch out for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Dangerous rubber ducky, lawn mowing robot, secret voice commands
2150
Did you know USBs can be dangerous? Take this rubber ducky, for example. Speaking of safety, don't use rice on a drenched smartphone. Use THIS instead. Plus, if you want to save money on landscaping, here's a bot you can hire. Also, try these seven genius voice commands for Siri and Google Assistant. These insider tricks are lifesavers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Crypto crash lawsuits, Tesla Bot gods, $1,000 headshot
2299
Did your favorite celebrity tell you to invest in cryptocurrency? If you lost money, you might be able to sue them! Plus, streaming is stumbling — and you might be the reason why. Oh, and Elon Musk says his upcoming Optimus bot has a godlike AI. Here's why. Also, how would you like to start making $1,000 for each photo you took? Listen to this episode and I'll tell you all you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Heated seat scandal, pay with your palm, Meta bot hates Meta
2584
Why aren't Americans buying electric vehicles? The answer might surprise you. Plus, BMW owners are mad at a new subscription and Facebook's newest chatbot hates Facebook. Also, you don't need to swipe your credit card to pay anymore. Just hold out your hand. After a machine scans your palm, you're good to go. Here's why you should be worried. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Most invasive home tech, Facebook dangers, new Google tricks
2884
Your privacy could be in danger if you have any smart home devices. In this episode, learn new Google tricks, keyboard shortcuts and a few Facebook dangers. Also, here's why you should never use in-app browsers. (If you put your info in them, you're in big trouble!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Wearable face laptop, AI homes, new deaf tech
2586
Would you strap a laptop onto your face? Meta says its upcoming VR headset is a bit like that. I've got all the details. Also, one new apartment building has a built-in AI system that monitors your health. Sensors can tell if you're in danger. Oh, and deaf people could soon wear glasses for their ears. This tech can convert what someone is saying into readable text. It's pretty revolutionary! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Job seeker scam, $30 smart TV, best cable freebies
2359
After you join TikTok Pulse, making money online is as easy as dancing the two-step. Of course, there’s a catch. Looking for a new job? Watch out for this scary new scam. Plus, your cable subscription comes with some sweet freebies. Here are some perks you might be missing out on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Google privacy hack, $1,500 water bottle, Big Tech hears your prayers
2045
Do you use prayer and mental health apps? They're probably sharing your secrets with Big Tech. Also in this episode, I'll tell you how to stop people from finding your private info on Google. Plus, you should know that using low-power mode comes with some serious issues. Want to sell a water bottle for $1,500? Slap a Theranos label on it. This merch is all the rage on eBay. Here's why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Smart guns, emoji sex secrets, AirTag car thieves
2225
Stop sharing your phone number — it could put you in danger. Get a second number with this free trick. I'll also tell you how to get disposable email addresses in a second. Plus, thieves are using AirTags to steal cars, smart handguns are coming and ransomware closed an entire college forever. Also, is crypto dying? Here's my take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Universal chargers, data broker bill, smart assistant tricks
2474
Europe is moving closer to universal charging cables. Will we get the same here in the U.S.? A new bill could put a stop to some of those scummy data-broker sites. Plus, three easy ways to get Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant to understand you better. And the internet is losing its collective mind over Kim Kardashian's red carpet walk in Marilyn Monroe's famous dress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Luxury EVs, smart mirror shopping, search engine risks
2226
Ditch the dressing room. Use the smart mirror that guesses your size. Here's how it works. Plus, I've got all the details on electric cars from Mercedes and BMW. You'll also get the inside scoop on Amazon's plans for new smart home tech. (Hint: They involve augmented reality.) You also need to know the dangers of Googling. When you type these words into the search bar, you're putting yourself in danger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Best digital life hacks, credit score danger, new Zoom tricks
2206
We've all been there. You want to buy something online ... but it's too expensive. That's why online sellers let you buy now and pay later. Beware: These incremental payments can hurt your credit. Plus, here's how to control Zoom with your hands, stop missing important emails and stop forgetting what you need at the store. You don't want to miss out on my top life hacks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Unblockable spam texts, holographic medicine, spaghetti spy cans
1976
Riddle me this: What does "Star Wars" have to do with your next doctor's visit? Depending on your doctor, you may start dealing with holographic house calls. I've got all the details. Plus, you won't believe the craziest spy cams I found. People are hiding cameras in toys, water bottles, hair ties and spaghetti cans! Also, I've got a few tips you can use to conquer spam texts that keep haunting you — even after you blocked them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Jobs in danger, digital real estate, best browser games
2225
In 2021, Facebook and Twitter employees spent 99% of their political donations on Democrats. Could that impact Big Tech bias? Here's my take. Plus, I'll tell you which jobs are most likely to be taken over by robots. If I mention your job, it's time to update your resume. Also, here's how you can make millions from the metaverse. Spoiler alert: You can buy digital real estate! Best of all, I've got a trick for whenever you have some free time: Open your browser and type these words to play famous games for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Delete these dangerous apps, scan with your phone, email mistake
2626
Check your smartphone for 17 bad apps. They're stealing banking details. Plus, Amazon has a sneaky way of hiding new products from you and Google plans a battery-powered smart speaker. And you don't need a third-party app to scan; Allie will show you how.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Ford helps police, another Prime Day, John McAfee's crazy crimes
2519
Get ready for electric police chases, thanks to Ford's police partnership. I've got all the details, plus the inside scoop on leaked Amazon documents. Looks like we're getting another Prime Day! Also, you can now wear smart scarves to keep cool. My advice: Wear one while you watch Netflix's true crime story on John McAfee. It's a wild ride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Tesla kills, VR love story, Gmail makeover
2306
Do you have a Tesla? Don't trust Autopilot. One driver did – and his car killed a man. More tech news you need to know: Hackers are targeting your Office suite, Gmail is changing and how to NEVER miss an important call again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Joe Rogan vs. TikTok, $400 million internet, scary legal trend
2311
True or false: Judges are using Wikipedia to influence their legal decisions. Bad news: It's already happening. Plus, are you tired of fumbling around with your television’s remote control? Here's how to use your phone or tablet as a TV remote control. Also, Joe Rogan takes on TikTok, the U.S. pours $400 million into high-speed internet for rural areas and more unbelievable tech news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Browser dangers, get paid to move, camping safety trick
2571
Update your browser ASAP! Chrome, Edge and Safari just patched a dangerous flaw. If you don't act now, hackers could take over your computer. Plus, are your mortgage bills unaffordable? Move to one of THESE cities or towns. They'll actually pay you to relocate! I've got all the details plus a few life-saving tech tips in this episode. You don't want to miss out on this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
New Google Maps features, Windows hack, video camera tricks
3136
Hackers breached Twitter. This could put your whole digital world in danger. Plus, Google Maps is rolling out three new features that will change your future trips forever. Also, you'll get insider Windows tips plus a few video camera tricks. We're also taking you inside the FTC's battle with fake reviews along with Meta's fight to get rid of "leap seconds." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
ESPN price boost, new MacBook Pros, Amazon doctors
2234
Need a new remote? Just use your old phone! Here are a few other surprising ways to reuse an old iPhone or Android. Plus, I'll tell you how to hide your home from Google and block political spam from your inbox. If you have ESPN+, you'll have to pay a lot more each month. Apple could come out with new MacBook Pros soon — here are the details. Oh, and Amazon may have just bought your one medical doctor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Update your iPhone, travel hack, self-destructing email
2266
It’s time to update your iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac. Plus, if you run your own business, Cameo has a smart idea: Use celebrities for marketing. And your flights will never be the same once you use digital bag tags. I've got the inside scoop on this life-changing travel hack — and which airline is using it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Police seizures, new Netflix fees, Instagram shopping maps
2638
Do you have a Ring video doorbell? Police in San Francisco could soon seize your videos — without your permission. It all depends on THIS. Plus, a revolution is hitting the online dating world, Netflix will smack you with sharing fees and Instagram can help you find nearby shops and hotels. I've also got a few Google and photo tricks to change your digital life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Netflix loses $1 million, AirTag stalking is up, genius Google trick
2557
Think you have a good nose? Try competing with the robot nose that can smell different whiskeys. In this episode, I'll give you the insider take on why Netflix is struggling and why DSLRs are dying. Plus, AirTag stalking cases are rising. Here's how to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
New police power, scary browser hack, secret menu on your phone and computer
2856
Think you're anonymous? Think again. A new browser hack can reveal your true identity — even when you're hiding online. Plus, Google is launching new AI glasses, how to send an important file to your computer from your smartphone and an insider calculator tool you probably don't know about. Most importantly, use these secret menus on your phone and computer. You don't want to miss out on this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Secret driving tricks, smart shopping tips, $5,000 internet
2255
Can't afford Life Alert? Save your family members with Amazon Echo. Plus, Tesla’s "open" Supercharger network could arrive later this year. Oh, and would you pay $5,000 a month for internet? Starlink hopes so. Also, here's when Windows 12 will come out — and what is Amazon’s next Whole Foods scheme? Don’t miss out on this essential tech news. I’ve got some safety tips you don’t want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
AI baby monitor, Peloton gives up, smart trash can
2232
Turn yourself into a superhero by 3D-printing your face onto an action figure. Here's how. You also need to know about a revolutionary Google tool that can save you thousands. Instead of buying new gadgets every few years, turn an old laptop into a Chromebook with this trick. You can't afford to miss out on this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Tech pants, guns and social media, restaurant scams
2353
Are we seeing a fashion tech revolution? Here's how to become a trailblazer. Plus, restaurant owners are in danger. Scammers might blackmail you with one-star reviews. Also, if you want a gun in New York, prepare for your social media accounts to be scrutinized. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
R.I.P. robocalls, no more nudes, FTC vs. fake reviews
1969
Fall for a fake review and you'll waste your money. Liars swear a product works. Then it breaks when you use it. No refunds! The FTC will make your life easier by fining businesses that trick you like this. Plus, passwords are dead in the water and a new online dating trend will save you from the terror of random nudes. You also need to know why you aren't getting car warranty robocalls anymore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
IT scam alert, don't buy a BMW, browser tab trick
3067
Scammers have a clever new way to get into your computer. Don’t fall for it. Plus, an easy way to rid your phone of all those open browser tabs, and what you didn’t notice about that already iconic space photo captured by the James Webb telescope. And find out about BMW's bold new move to get you to pay a lot of money each month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
iOS 16 news, Apple Watch safety, WhatsApp privacy
1965
The next iOS update will be ESSENTIAL for your phone's safety. There are also some fun features, and I've got all the details. Want an Apple Watch that won't shatter and hurt you? The next generation has new ways to make sure you're healthy — and when you're in danger. You can also get more privacy on WhatsApp. If you want to fight back against Big Tech's endless data collection, don't miss out on this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Get free food, Twitter spam, Microsoft dangers
2260
Sick of overspending on food? Here's how to get a year of FREE Grubhub deliveries. Also, if you don't update Microsoft Edge, hackers could take over your computer. Plus, slash your monthly costs with this insider streaming tip. I'll tell you how to find and record your shows for free. With inflation at record highs, you need all the help you can get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
Get $2 million, TikTok conspiracy, translate 200 languages
2023
You go to the hospital for a life-saving procedure. But a ransomware attack shuts everything down. Here's your self-defense strategy in case criminals try to take YOU down, too. Plus, you can win $2 million if you beat Apple at its own game. Also, now you can translate 200 languages with Meta's latest AI. This is life-changing stuff. Don't miss out — I'll break it all down in 30 minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Uber dangers, remote work scams, fix slow Wi-Fi
2494
Stop pulling out your credit cards to buy things. Follow these tricks instead. Plus, here's the best place for your router to fix lagging Wi-Fi. Also, five legitimate ways to make money online — and remote job scams to look out for. You also need to know about the enormous risk you take whenever you order an Uber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Find out when you'll die, gas scams, fix old photos
2693
Your true age isn't just about how many birthdays you've had. Would you take a $500 test that reveals how long you might live? Plus, gas scams are banking on the pain we're all facing at the pump. And a trick to fix old, grainy photos to make them worth displaying. Bonus: It's free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Robotic sherpas, Spotify karaoke, FCC fights spam
2450
Start saving your money now. Apple is gearing up to launch a ton of new devices this fall! Plus, Disney patents "robot sherpas" to carry your belongings, the FCC plans to prevent ringless spam voicemails and Spotify is working on a new karaoke mode that judges your singing skills. I've also got the secret to booking airplane seats with the most legroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Rent your kitchen, get $20 from Amazon, Google Meet betrayal
2502
Bad news: Google Meet will now rat on you if you're late for a meeting. On the bright side, Google Workspace now lets you work with Microsoft Office files offline. Plus, you can keep groceries cold with a $500 smart box, get $20 from Amazon and track the stars with these astronomy apps for iPhone and Android. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Delete TikTok ASAP, fake news sites, pro YouTube tricks
2566
If TikTok is on your smartphone, you need to remove it now. Here's why. Plus, mobile ad IDs aren’t anonymous, the crypto crash is far from over and these five signs reveal if hackers are watching you through your security cameras. Also, time travel in Google Maps and search YouTube like a pro with these insider tricks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2022
Netflix ads, creepiest tech, encryption 101
2567
Not sure what encryption is? Here's a quick explanation, plus how to tell if your texts are encrypted. In this episode, you'll get the scoop on new Netflix ads, the creepiest tech to watch out for and how to hide your phone number when making a call. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2022
Hermit malware, bad Android apps, pin text messages
2518
The Mars probe gets a big update ... from good old Windows 98. Better late than never! Plus, a scary government spy tool was discovered on iPhones and Androids. Allie has that news, plus bad apps still live in the Google Play Store. Matt has the details on how to really clean your AirPods, plus a clever texting tip: how to pin text threads and single messages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Humanoid robots, plastic replacement, Instagram face scans
2059
Elon Musk’s humanoid Tesla robot could come out in months. Instagram is testing an AI face-scanning tool to verify age. Twitter wants writers to publish longer content with Notes and spray-on plant coating could replace plastic food wrap. Plus, here are a few ways to stop Google tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Google News redesign, IKEA AR app, Wi-Fi calling
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Want to rearrange your furniture, but not sure how it will look? Use IKEA's new AR app to visualize your new space. Plus, a Google News redesign emphasizes local stories, Brave's new tool lets you create and share your own search rankings and Wi-Fi calling is a fix you need to know about. I'll also share a tech trick you can use to access Google Maps or Apple Maps when you don’t have cell service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Clone dead voices, LinkedIn crypto fraud, hacked jacuzzis
2106
Want your dead grandmother to read you a story? If Amazon's new Alexa AI feature comes to life, you could clone dead voices. Plus, hackers are taking over jacuzzis, Anna Sorokin is selling NFTs and the FBI warns of crypto fraud on LinkedIn. Oh, and you won't believe how much money Big Tech companies make per minute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Air taxis, free money, link between phones and cancer
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The Los Angeles Times said air taxis would soon fill the skies. Is this true, or just fake news? I've got the answer. Plus, Apple plans to end passwords forever and UC Berkeley finds a link between phone use and cancer. In this 30-minute podcast, I'll also tell you how to get free money from class-action lawsuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Universal chargers, data broker bill, smart assistant tricks
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Europe is moving closer to universal charging cables. Will we get the same here in the U.S.? A new bill could put a stop to some of those scummy data-broker sites. Plus, three easy ways to get Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant to understand you better. And the internet is losing its collective mind over Kim Kardashian's red carpet walk in Marilyn Monroe's famous dress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Drone deliveries, digital license plates, $3,700 Walkman
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Want to get your Amazon Prime packages by air? Here's how to get drone deliveries. Plus, Netflix officially announced Squid Game season two, Sony made a $3,700 Walkman and Webex is introducing seamless Apple CarPlay support. Oh, and four states have approved digital license plates featuring GPS tracking and Dark Mode. I've got all the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Amazon resort, movie sound hack, Firefox fights cookies
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Would you share an electric motorbike with other people? Lime thinks you should. Plus, Firefox gives total cookie protection to all users by default — and Amazon treats influencers at a luxury resort. In this 30-minute podcast, I'll tell you about a handy site that alerts you when your favorite show comes back, along with three steps to take before you trade in or sell an old phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
Amazon scandal, self-aware AI, new airport rules
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A software engineer says Google has a self-aware AI that's as smart as a seven-year-old child. Plus, Apple plans to end passwords forever and Delta Air Lines just set strict time limits for airport lounges. I've also got the disgusting details on an encrypted messaging app Amazon needs to rein in. In this 30-minute podcast episode, you'll also get a few helpful tech tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Warren Buffet crypto take, Uber news, rental car scams
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Warren Buffet was right about cryptocurrency. But is Elon Musk right about working from home? Listen to this 30-minute podcast for my take. I'll also cover the Ring controversy that has people asking, "Do doorbell cameras violate privacy?" Plus, Uber expands — as do rental car scams. Also, this new smartphone tool lets you identify just about anything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
2FA-stealing malware, update your phone, wheels vs. doors
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Smartphone malware is getting worse. A variant can steal passwords, bank details and your two-factor authentication codes. Plus, updates for iPhone and Android are here and Allie has the best reasons to update. Also, the crew takes on the debate captivating the internet right now: Are there more wheels or more doors in the world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
Find Facebook hackers, fridge TV, make fake people
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Make digital people on this free website. They look just as real as you and me. If you think that's creepy, how about Facebook hackers? Look out for these red flags of a compromised account. I'll also tell you how to make your smart fridge a TV and how to use an iPad as a second computer monitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
iPhone updates, Twitter warnings, Instagram scam
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Tweeting a spoiler? Put a content warning on it. You should also watch your inbox for this new Instagram scam. Plus, Furbo’s latest pet cam gives you 360-degree views. In this episode, you'll get the inside scoop on seven exciting new iOS 16 features and a photography hack for action shots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Naked job, Meta lawsuit, hacked phone red flags
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When it comes to school shootings, everyone is talking about guns. We need to talk about social media, too. Here's why. Also, a family sues Meta for fueling their daughter's self-harm. In this episode, you'll also learn about a new app that helps you track sharks — as well as six signs your phone was hacked. I'll also tell you about a job you can do without any clothes. Even better, you'll learn how to find low gas prices and which dangerous apps you need to remove from your phone right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
CDC tracking, QR code thieves, Zelle scam
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The CDC has your cell phone records. Plus, you need to watch out for a new online payment scam. Speaking of scams, be careful when you scan QR codes — here's why. In this episode, you'll also learn how to share a YouTube video at a precise starting point, how to quickly delete accounts you no longer use and how to find your parked car using Google Maps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
New NASA rocket, Apple news, Gmail privacy trick
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NASA just rolled out its massive new rocket. Apple announced during its WWDC 2022 conference that the iPhone 7 won't get the iOS 16 update. It also revealed new devices and hardware — as well as new features coming to your iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Plus, want to play old computer games online? Matt's got you covered. Also, if you have a Gmail account, don't miss out on this 30-second privacy check. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Bird ID app, iPhone pulse check, Wi-Fi 7 speeds
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Have you ever wondered, "What kind of bird is that?" Download this bird ID app to find out. Plus, Apple patents a dual-display MacBook, Wi-Fi 7 test shows off speeds of 30 Gbps and Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a Top Gun add-on. I'll also tell you how to check your pulse using your phone and how to set up an online will. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
New MacBooks, iOS updates, Facebook phone calls
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Want to save money on your subscription services? Sign up for a family plan. You don't even have to use your family! Plus, how to electronically sign PDFs and make phone calls through Facebook thanks to a Messenger update. Plus, what to expect from Apple's upcoming software updates and future gadgets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Cheap airfare, Val Kilmer comeback, privacy tips
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Amazon Echo, Google Nest and other devices can be hacked. Here's how. Plus, Val Kilmer makes a comeback in Top Gun, a judge rules that Ring video doorbells violate privacy and IBM's self-sailing Mayflower suffers another fault in crossing the Atlantic. Also, virtual children to play with will be common in 50 years. In this episode, you'll also learn why your home needs its own email address and how to remove yourself from creepy people search sites. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
Best Amazon Echo tips, Google tricks, USB secret
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Plugging in a USB cable the right way feels like a no-brainer. Then why do we get it wrong on the first try so often? Here's a secret trick you can use to put your USB drive in the right way the first time. I'll also share a useful Google trick, news of an Instagram scam, Zuckerberg's latest metaverse hijinks and whether the Ford F-150 Lightning Truck is worth the money. You'll also learn about 15 clever uses for your Amazon Echo — and security steps you can’t skip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Robin Hood ransomware, 'Top Gun' AI, Facebook downgrade
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A new kind of ransomware is on the loose, and victims can't pay to get the encryption key to their files — they must complete three acts of charity. Plus, Val Kilmer is back in "Top Gun: Maverick," thanks to the help of AI and deepfake technology. And Facebook is losing one of its best security features. We'll tell you what to do instead to keep your account safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Smart headlights, bionic eye for blindness, slim XR glasses
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Is the DeLorean coming back as an EV? Here's all you need to know. Plus, Ford makes it easy to 3D-print accessories and a bionic eye partially restores a woman's vision. Also, here's how to trade in old gear for Amazon cash and how many steps you should take each day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Buy a ticket to space, save printer ink, Roblox dangers
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Do your kids use Roblox? You need to know about these hidden dangers. Plus, you can buy a ticket to space or even get video tech support from inside your BMW. In this episode, you'll learn how to turn an old PC into a home media server. I'll also teach you how to save money on printer ink. (Spoiler alert: It's all in the fonts.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
AirTag stalkers, 3G shutdown, video chat scam
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Earlier this year, the 3G shutdown began. Here's how this will affect your daily devices. Also, watch out for this nasty money-transfer video chat scam. Plus, police arrested a stalker who hid an AirTag in his victim's vehicle, Amazon drivers are tired of dancing and injuries you can get from holding your phone wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
TV tracking, flying cars, buy cheap mystery boxes
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Love mystery boxes? Here's how to buy unclaimed USPS and Amazon packages. Plus, your TV is watching you and Facebook listens to your conversations. In this episode, you'll learn how to instantly get more storage space on your phone. Allow, follow these steps to record videos in emergency situations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Exclusive intimate interview with Kim Komando on tech, life and tragedy
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In this special episode of Tech Refresh, Kim sits down with Komando.com Content Queen Allie to talk about her career in broadcasting, building a business, her family and the tragedy that shaped who she is today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Smart burritos, fridges and Band-Aids
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Watch out for these telltale signs your hard drive is fading. Plus, inventors are working on smart fridges, high-tech burrito tape and bandages. I'll also tell you how to stop your ex from popping up in your photo memories in just a few simple steps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Cheap smartphones, smart canes, save money on phone bills
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Want to save money on your phone and cable bills? Try these insider tricks. I'll also tell you how to get new smartphones cheaply. Plus, smart canes with GPS are coming out, along with a live translation feature for Google Meet. Oh, and watch out for Apple's app subscription changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Ditch Google, get low hotel rates, stop Alexa snooping
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Homeland Security put the disinformation board on pause — here's why. Plus, Netflix is bleeding, crypto stars are silent and smart shopping carts are coming to a store near you. I'll also tell you how to ditch Google and make sure Alexa isn’t keeping your recordings. Plus, four insider secrets to getting the lowest hotel room rate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Get free tech, clone your dog, creepy Alexa news
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Now, Zoom can track your emotional state. Plus, shocking new research about Amazon Echos will creep you out. In this episode, you'll learn about smart tech for camping tricks, Buy Nothing groups that hand out tech for free and a secret app you'll use all the time. Oh, and here's how to clone your pet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Self-driving e-bikes, crypto crash, UFOs
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Cryptocurrency crashed. Here's where we are and what's next. Plus, a safer way to fill in forms online and an app that lets you see all the grocery store deals in your area. Oh, and the Pentagon reveals UFO sightings and Harley-Davidson's e-bike now has Google Cloud services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Get a brain chip, biometric airports, Wi-Fi 7 news
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Want to become an astronaut? Enroll in the brand-new Star Harbor. Plus, Wi-Fi 7 is around the corner — here's what to expect. Biometrics could end airport security hassle and the Neuralink brain implant just began human trials. Plus, here's a fast way to delete accounts no longer in use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Get free internet, Google updates, speed up your internet
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Are your pages loading slower than molasses in January? Here are 10 ways to speed up your internet. Plus, Facebook listens to your conversations and Harley-Davidson came out with a new electric motorcycle. Also, low-income households could get free internet and Google came out with a ton of exciting updates. Here's all you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Traffic trick, YouTube shortcuts, golden privacy tip
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Want to erase yourself from the internet? Here’s how. I'll also tell you how to predict traffic conditions months in advance. You'll learn about some YouTube keyboard shortcuts you’ll always use and Netflix changes that may come later this year. Also, a piece of history died in a ransomware attack. Here's what you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Smart guns, emoji sex secrets, AirTag car thieves
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Stop sharing your phone number — it could put you in danger. Get a second number with this free trick. I'll also tell you how to get disposable email addresses in a second. Plus, thieves are using AirTags to steal cars, smart handguns are coming and ransomware closed an entire college forever. Also, is crypto dying? Here's my take. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Crypto chaos, photo tip, Windows and Mac tricks
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Capturing movement with your smartphone’s camera is tough. Here’s an insider trick the pros use to get the best action pics. Plus, Matt has all the details on a free game you can play on your browser. (Hint: It involves YouTube.) Also, cryptocurrency and NFT investors are having a rough time. Here's why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Laptops for your face, smart screws, spot PC snoops
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Has someone been snooping on your PC? Here's how to see what they were doing. Plus, special glasses that can help deaf people and smart screws that know when they're loose. Oh, and these luxury apartments in New York can monitor your health. I'll also tell you about a new VR headset that will be "a laptop for your face." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Apple Watch video calls, $30 smart TV trick, free cable perks
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Do you forget to update your passwords? Now, Google Assistant can take care of that for you. Plus, TikTok will start sharing ad revenue with creators and the new Apple Watch band adds video calling. In this episode, you'll learn how to turn your old TV into a smart TV for $30. I'll also share the best free perks you get with your cable subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
No more passwords, find hidden trackers, Theranos merch
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Want to sell a water bottle for $1,500? Slap a Theranos label on it. This merch is all the rage on eBay — here's why. Plus, Big Tech predicts a future without passwords and TikTok videos show what it's like to live with dementia. I'll tell you how to find hidden trackers and turn an old PC into a home media server. Also, these mental health apps can compromise your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
CEO passwords, jobfishing scams, new hacker schemes
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Need to recover deleted files? Want to trade in old gear for Amazon cash? I've got you. Also, I'll share a photography tip you can use to get the best action shots. Plus, new scamming strategies to watch out for as well as the most common CEO passwords. (You won't believe how silly some of them are.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Dangerous prayer apps, malware-infested movies, browser hack
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China plans a mission to collide with an asteroid. Find out why. Speaking of stars, don't download free movies starring these specific actors. Plus, how to get more private data removed from Google Search results and how to set up your browser to do what you want when you open it. Kim and the crew will also tell you all about mental health and prayer apps that fail to protect your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Brain chips, Apple Watch satellites, Corvette EV
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Elon Musk says his brain chips will be a lot like smartwatches. Apple Watch could get satellite communication soon. Plus, here's how to turn handwritten notes into text you can edit. Also, MIT researchers built ultra-thin speakers, General Motors teases a Corvette EV and free security cam software you should know about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
AirTag travel hack, protect Alexa privacy, texting tricks
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One man found his lost luggage thanks to an Apple AirTag. I'll tell you how these trackers can help you, along with how you can use Apple's new self-service repair program. Plus, you'll soon see Prime delivery on all sorts of online stores. Here's why. You'll also learn a Google privacy trick, why physical metaverse stores are opening up and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Crypto 401Ks, hologram wife glitches, money-saving phone trick
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He married a hologram. Four years later, she glitched. Here's how he made their marriage survive. Also, criminals are filing emergency data requests to steal your data from Big Tech companies. Plus, how to save money on an iPhone or Galaxy, smart tech for camping trips and how to make sure no one is tracking you with Apple AirTags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Job-stealing robots, free browser games, Echo TV trick
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How much job security do you have? Depending on your position, you may only have 10 years before a robot steals your job. In this episode, I'll tell you why digital real estate is exploding, how car-buying will change in the future and which free games you can play in your browser. You'll also get a few tech tricks, like how to use an Echo to hear TV dialogue better and how to find photos on your phone more quickly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Free audiobooks, front door scam, check your phone's privacy report
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Scammers might show up at your home. If they claim to be an "energy auditor," slam the door in their faces. Plus, Elon Musk buys Twitter, new EVs are on the way and Google's plans for "ambient notifications." And learn how to check your phone's hidden privacy report and find full audiobooks on YouTube. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Portless iPhone, Musk Mars update, Alexa's AR smart homes
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Word has it that Amazon is working on a new smart home gadget with augmented reality features. Here's how this will change your home. I'll also tell you about a smart shopping mirror that guesses your size so you don't have to change. Plus, BMW and Mercedes are releasing new electric vehicles, Apple could come out with a portless iPhone soon and Musk reveals what life on Mars could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Bulletproof headphones, credit report change, new Zoom trick
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Have you ever bought something, only to pay for it later? Lots of shoppers love this setup — but now it will show up on your credit report. Speaking of shopping, you can buy a vertical mouse or life-saving headphones. (Yep: one gamer's headphones saved him from a stray bullet.) In this episode, I'll share AirTag news as well as a cool new Zoom trick that lets you speak with your hands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Toilet tech troubles, holographic doctor visits, worst battery mistakes
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Get ready for high-tech medical visits. In this episode, I'll share the biggest ways you're draining your phone's battery — and how to make it last longer. Plus, one woman fell into a toilet thanks to her phone. You'll also learn a top-secret Instagram photo trick and all the details on a new spam text trend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
E-scooter secrets, phone sex surprise, make old computers new again
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Have an old laptop or PC lying around and collecting dust? You should know about a new OS that brings it back to life. I'll also tell you how to add lenses to your smartphone camera, make the most of smart plugs and use e-scooters safely. Plus, a surprising statistic about phones and sex you won't believe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Text scams, bad news for Netflix, missing AirPods
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Kim and the team break down this week's biggest tech stories, from Netflix's subscriber drop to Pokemon's strange acquisition — and a tale about a stolen pair of AirPods you won't believe. Plus, Ben rooted around the FBI's archives and found a guide to internet slang. It won't help you sound cool, but it sure is funny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Stop phone snoops, text on your computer, iOS and watchOS updates
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Phone snoops can be hard to catch. Luckily, I know just how to get rid of them. In this episode, you'll learn how to text on your computer. I'm also sharing all you need to know about the newest iOS and watchOS updates. Plus, the Ford F-150 is right around the corner, along with ... luxury space balloon rides? Yep! I've got all the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Scary porn scam, Fitbit heart feature, 10 ways you're wasting money
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Fitbit added a new way you can keep track of your heart health. You should also know about a scary scam that turns you into a porn star. Oh, and a surgically-implanted payment chip is now available. I've got the full story. Plus, here's the secret tech tip for getting shows, movies and books for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
How to save your texts, protect nude photos and find spyware
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I've got a lot of great advice in this episode of Kim Komando Today. First, you'll learn how to never lose a text message again. I'll also tell you how to protect your nude photos from hackers. (This was based on a listener question.) Plus, where to put your router for the best Wi-Fi, how to find spyware and a few other tech tips that will make your digital life easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Twitter bots, Russia vs. Wikipedia, self-destructing emails
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Apple and Google put out some emergency updates. If you don't install the newest OS, you're in danger. Plus, I'll tell you all about Twitter bots, Elon's takeover and Russia's spat with Wikipedia. I've also got a few tech tricks to share, like how to send self-destructing emails and the secret trick to removing images from Google Search results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
John Oliver vs. Congress, Android malware and a YouTube trick
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Elon Musk wants to own Twitter — and he's making bold moves to take it over. Kim has all the details. Plus, Ben will help you spot malicious Android apps and Allie has the funny story behind John Oliver's prank on Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Space hotels, private photo trick and a secret way to update all your social media accounts
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Do you shoot for the stars? You might want to book a room at the world's first space hotel. Yep, that's a thing. I've got all the details. In this episode, I'll also tell you how to add private photos to a locked folder. Plus, a time-saving tech trick that updates all your social media accounts at once. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Remote work scams, 30-second privacy trick and a crucial Chrome alert
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A big change is coming to your Google Search and Google News results. Plus, every Chrome user needs to know about a dire new security warning. Also, don't miss out on this 30-second privacy check that reveals the companies you’re unknowingly sharing data with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
If you see these emojis, your kids are doing drugs
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration put out a list of emojis that teens are using to talk about drugs. Police also arrested a man who used his Apple Watch to stalk his ex-girlfriend. Plus, remote job scams are worse than ever before. Here's how to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Stop Facebook tracking, secret camera trick and why you see ads when you stream
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In this episode, I help three callers who are in tough spots. One wants to protect her son from malicious gamers. Another wants expensive cameras for cheap prices. I'm sharing a few tech tricks you can use to save money and protect your privacy. I've also got the scoop on a secret Facebook setting that stops tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Delete this antivirus program, YouTube transcripts trick, Google Maps hack
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In this episode of Kim Komando Today, I’ll tell you which antivirus program you need to delete ASAP. It could be a national security threat. I’ve also got a Google Maps hack that lets you share your exact location. Plus, have you ever bought ads from Facebook? Maybe Meta owes you money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Spotting fake news, find any photo, scam calls mistake
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We all know what happened at the Oscars, but did Will Smith make a bald joke years ago on “The Arsenio Hall Show”? Kim has a simple trick to save you all that scrolling when you’re looking for a photo among thousands on your phone. And Allie has four tips to slow those annoying — and dangerous — scam calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Wi-Fi on the moon, Russian cyberattacks and a Google tip for saving gas money
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Did you know people are putting Wi-Fi on the moon? That's just the tip of the iceberg. In this episode of Kim Komando Explains, I'll teach you how to find an airline seat with the most legroom, how to save gas money and a few other tech tips you'll use time and time again. I've also got an action plan you can use to protect yourself against Russian cyberattacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
White House warning, Google shortcut, FBI cybercrime report
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The White House put out a list of what businesses need to do to protect themselves from cyberwarfare. The problem? It's far from helpful. Plus, a helpful Google Drive shortcut you'll use again and again. And the FBI's 2021 Internet Crime Report is here. It was a banner year for hackers — and that's a bad thing for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
2FA-stealing malware, update your phone, wheels vs. doors
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Smartphone malware is getting worse. A variant caught stealing passwords, bank details and lots more has a new trick — collecting your two-factor authentication codes. Plus, updates for iPhone and Android are here and Allie has the best reasons to update. And the crew takes on the debate captivating the internet right now: Are there more wheels or more doors in the world? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
How cyberstalking works — and how to stop it
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Did you know 40% of Americans deal with online harassment? It can happen to anyone — and it can hurt your career and personal life. In this episode, Kim and cybersecurity expert Ricoh Danielson share a few self-defense strategies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
AirTag stalkers, easy change to get faster internet, tax return pro tip
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It didn't take long for creeps and thieves to use Apple's AirTags to follow people. Apple has a response, but is it enough? Plus, tips to get your tax return back faster, and where to put your router for better internet speed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Chat via hologram, 6G, metaverse taxes + Your calls
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Catch up with Kim's national radio show and innovative new tech coming down the pipeline. A new device can add 3D “holoportation” to your video calls, Google wants to understand your movements using radar and the FCC is making way for 6G. Plus, a grandmother asks Kim for help after her teenage granddaughter was pressured into sharing nude photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Ukraine War: The dangers, scams and hacks you need to watch for + your calls
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Russia has invaded Ukraine and there are fears it could lead to cyberwarfare — even here in the U.S. Find out what it could mean for you. Plus, how to stop your ex from showing up in your photo memories, 10 new war cons scammers are using to fool people, and your calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Trump's new app, Peloton problems, 5-minute PC cleanup
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Trump's social media app just launched — and it was a rough start, to say the least. Plus, more trouble for Peloton as a scheme to hide a rust problem in thousands of bikes comes to light. Then Allie shares the 5-minute routine for keeping your computer cleaned up and running smoothly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Special episode: An hour of The Kim Komando Show
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Enjoy a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, compliments of the Komando Community. Try it out yourself free for 30 days and get access to Kim's show as a podcast on your schedule at getkim.com. In this hour, “Worldle” is the “Wordle” of geography, the hidden dangers Roblox poses for children and how you can buy a $450K ticket to take a trip to space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
AirTag arrest, hide your Facebook profile, celebrity meltdown
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After months of stories about people using Apple's AirTags to stalk others and even steal cars, an arrest has been made. Plus, if you don't want to give up your Facebook account but you don't want others to find it so easily, Allie has a quick tip. And Matt has the scoop on the latest embarrassing celebrity meltdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
How to boost your tax refund this year
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The IRS has new changes including the $600 rule, WFH deductions, child tax credits and more. In this episode, tax accountant Rachel Cheek and I dive into the many ways deductions, forms, social media and rules will impact your 2021 tax return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Google changing your account, Apple's Siri mistake, celebrity parents
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Google is making a major change to user accounts — and it's one you should make now before it happens automatically. Plus Apple says it was gathering Siri data even when you said "no thanks." And find out why the internet is talking about celebrities and their interesting lineage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
How advertisers collect your data and target you with ads
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Male, 38 years old, married, two kids under five, watched a YouTube video about lawn care, visited a home improvement store in the last 10 days, listened to a podcast about lawns, earns $68,000 a year in a management position, and lives in a certain zip code. That’s how specific advertising can be today. In this episode, I sit down with advertising CTO Premesh Purayil from Freestar to learn how it works and how to opt out of the data tracking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Apple wedding rings, winter weather alerts, rugged phone review
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Rumors are swirling about Apple's new wedding rings that will sniff out a cheater. We've got the facts. Plus, with severe weather conditions peaking around the country, here are the best ways to stay up to date. And in Ben's weekly review, he tests out cellphones so tough you can literally drop them in acid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Dark Web 101: What's there and why the government can't shut it down
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Wade through the waters of the Dark Web and you'll find drugs, hitmen and all sorts of disturbing imagery. But it's also a haven for privacy advocates. In this episode, I speak with ASU professor Victor Benjamin, who reveals just why it's so hard to regulate — and why folks of all backgrounds can't stop coming back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Apple's stalker problem, tax season warning, 'Batman' scavenger hunt
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Apple's AirTags make it easy to keep an eye on items like your keys or wallet, but they're dangerous in the wrong hands. Is Apple's response good enough? Plus, tax season has officially kicked off, and Allie has tips to get your return as fast as possible. And Matt has the info on why the internet is buzzing about the new 'Batman' movie and its cryptic online scavenger hunt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
This man turned his lost love into an AI chatbot
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Everyone has a different way of coping with tragedy. When Joshua Barbeau lost his girlfriend, he created an AI chatbot based on her personality. In this episode, Kim sits down with him as well as developer Jason Rohrer, who created the program Joshua used. You can also use it to create your own personalized chatbot for just $5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
My mother’s cancer journey ended
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My mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in December 2017. By 2020, she was cancer-free. But the cancer returned with a vengeance and doctors used the word “hospice.” Here’s my own journey with her passing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
COVID test scams, Netflix price increase, smart Alexa tip
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Looking for free COVID tests? Don’t go to one of the many scam sites that have popped up almost overnight. Plus, Netflix just hit a major milestone … and you’re not going to like it. Plus, how to use your Echo or phone to detect sounds like a knock at the door, barking dogs and glass breaking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Tech's impact on our bodies
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Neck pain, muscle strain and even "smartphone pinky syndrome" are just some of the ways tech can hurt your health. Kim chats with technology writer Nicolas Carr on the unforeseen impacts of technology on our bodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Wordle tips, smart guns, 'Batman' letdown
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Are you playing Wordle? It seems like just about everyone is! We've got pro tips to help you win the hot word game and a warning about the Wordle app. Plus, smart guns are coming and Kim has the details. And find out why the internet is up in arms over the latest "Batman" movie and its PG-13 rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
An unbelievable story about hackers hitting up a hospital for ransomware
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Ransomware hackers recently hit a hospital, and everything from the cardiac machines to IV pumps stopped working. Doctors and nurses had to use pen and paper. There were no electronic patient records. But what happened when the hackers found out it was a hospital will undoubtedly surprise you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Goodbye 3G, CES winners, 'Harry Potter' reunion flubs
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The major wireless providers are doing away with 3G, and the impact goes well beyond your smartphone. Plus, Ben has the best products announced at this year's CES. Matt, our trusty internet scout, has the stories going viral online, including what the "Harry Potter" reunion special got wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
SEO 101: How to get more traffic to your website
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If you have a website, you want it to show up on the first page of Google for as many different search terms as possible. How can you get there? SEO, or search engine optimization, is the secret sauce that stands between you and ranking highly. Kim chats with SEO expert Steve Wiideman about the insider secrets to boost your rankings and make more money online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
5 ways to clean up your photos before it's too late
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Now that we can snap pictures from our smartphones, we all have way more photos than we know what to do with. Between your physical albums and the digital images clogging up your phones and computers, you probably have so many pictures it's hard to organize them all. Good news: In this episode, Kim, Allie and Ben share a few strategies for cleaning up your massive photo collection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2022
Watch out for this Google ad scam — and try this trick for better pet photos
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Watch out: Scammers are creating Google ads to leech off of your search traffic. This scary trick conned some people out of $500,000 in cryptocurrency. In this episode, you’ll also get some tips for snapping the perfect picture of your pets — even if they’re always moving. Plus, Ben’s spilling the beans on his very first five-star review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
How companies and government agencies buy your private info
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You probably think of your devices as tools that make life ten times easier. Keep in mind that they also collect a ton of valuable data that can be used against you. For instance, police officers can request your data as evidence. Governments can buy your data from brokers. Kim’s interview with technologist Bennett Cyphers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveals which gadgets snoop the most — and which secrets you’re losing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Best apps of the year, quick tech tips, Twitter bans these photos
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Relive 2021 with the top songs, podcasts and apps of the year. Plus, a change to Twitter could put an end to certain types of bullying — if it's actually effective. And a special way to make guests feel at home using a piece of tech you already have in the house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2021
Using tech to track down terrorists
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Governments have more tools than ever before when it comes to tracking down information. Sometimes that puts us at risk, but in the right hands, those tools can keep us safe here at home. In this episode, Kim talks with veteran Ricoh Danielson, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan breaking into cellphones and discovering secrets on the ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Scary Windows flaw, $8/mo to start your car, fix your photos
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Ben has the scoop on a Log4j, a dangerous security flaw that's so ubiquitous we may see the impact for years to come. Plus, the age of subscriptions continues as one car company wants you to pay up to use your key fob. And a handy website that can remove people and objects from your photos without any editing skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
How to find out everything Amazon knows about you
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Amazon is your biggest fan. It knows your voice, search history, advertiser preferences, favorite books, Alexa history and more. In this episode, Kim speaks with two Reuters reporters who exposed the secret war Amazon wages on your privacy. You'll learn how to find everything Amazon knows about you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
The day the internet died, AirTags and car theft, gift ideas
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Amazon Web Services went down and took a ton of websites and services with it. Plus, thieves are using AirTags to track potential victims. And Kim, Ben and Allie have your back with some out-of-the-box gift ideas if you're struggling to finish your holiday shopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Essential tech cleanups to do before 2022
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Is your digital life in need of a little TLC? Kim, Ben and Allie are here with smart ways to tidy up your tech, inside and out. You'll learn a few cleaning secrets, along with simple methods of sorting the clutter, clearing out junk and freeing up space on your devices. Looks like you just found your new holiday project. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Top apps of the year, Twitter bans sharing certain photos, Alexa guest mode
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It's that time again: The list of the top apps and streaming music of 2021 is out. Are these great downloads on your phone? Plus, Twitter just banned sharing a certain kind of photo — and Ben has the details on how this affects you. Plus, how to switch your Echo to guest mode before holiday visitors arrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
10 security terms you need to know right now
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You can’t protect your privacy and security if you don’t know the lingo. In this episode, Kim teaches you 10 important security terms you need to know and why they’re so crucial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
10 years of data on you, Amazon Echo on wheels, tech tricks
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Have you heard of ShadowDragon? It collects data from 120 major sites going back a decade. Yes, 10 years of info about YOU. Plus, the iPhone 13 and iOS 15 are here, along with Amazon's new smart home gear, including Astro, the Echo on wheels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Self-driving cars: Are they actually safe to drive?
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Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Does it actually work? Is it safe? Is it work shelling out $8,000 for Tesla’s “full self-driving” option? To find out, Kim sat down with Consumer Report’s Head of Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing. So hop in and buckle up — we’re diving into the incredible world of automated cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Windows drama, holiday shopping secret, fix your own iPhone
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It happens like clockwork: Microsoft releases an update and the internet sounds the alarms. The latest drama involves the Edge browser. Plus, a smart tip from Ben on how to find the best prices on what you're shopping for this holiday season. And in a shocking turnaround, Apple says you'll soon be able to repair your own broken tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
How your TV streaming apps stalk you
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Whether you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ or Apple TV, chances are your favorite apps are tracking you wherever you go. In this episode, Kim and streaming analyst Dan Rayburn reveal the secret risks you take when you cut the cord. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Tech news roundup, paid Twitter, speed up your computer
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Get the tech news of the day in just a few minutes with Kim, Allie and Ben. Would you pay for Twitter? The social media site sure hopes so and we’ve got the details on what you get. Plus, how to speed up your computer in just a few clicks. And Matt has the slang Gen Z kids are using to help you decode your upcoming Thanksgiving conversations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
5 things you need to do with your photos before it's too late
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In the digital age, we all have more photos than we know what to do with. Most are on our phones and computers, but then there are all the albums and frames full of old printed photos, too. In this episode, Kim, Allie and Ben have a few must-do steps you should take with all your photos before it's too late. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Tech Refresh: Google ad scam, take better pet photos, Ben's first 5-star review
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Scammers have a clever new tactic that really works. They're creating Google ads to piggyback off search traffic; one scheme cost people over $500,000 in cryptocurrency in one weekend. Plus, tips for taking better pictures of your furry friends, and Ben gives his first five-Ben head review. Listen to find out what merited the honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Listen up: A full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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Surprise, it's a full hour of my national radio show. If you haven't listened in a while, now is the time to catch up. In this hour, new details from leaked Facebook documents, how Alexa could be coming to a hospital near you and Blue Origin’s plans for a private space station. Want more? Listen on your schedule for 30 days free at getkim.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Tech Refresh: iPhone secret tracking, train NASA AI, trade in your old tech
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Bad news, iPhone users. There are two ways your phone can track you, even if you've turned off all those permissions. You can help train NASA's Mars Rover AI and we'll tell you how. Plus, a fast and easy way to trade in your old tech for money and discounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
This tech CEO revolutionized health supplements
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How did a former senior tech leader leave the computer industry for the health supplement field? In this episode, Kim and Humann CEO Joel Kocher talk about his successes, mistakes and lessons learned. You’ll also learn how science is moving his company forward — and how that helps you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Cyberstalking 101: How to stop online abuse
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Online harassment victimizes 40% of Americans. Cyberstalking can happen to anyone — and it can damage every aspect of your life, from your friendships to your future career. In this episode, Kim and cybersecurity expert Ricoh Danielson create a defense strategy you can use to protect yourself from online abuse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Tech Refresh: Facebook's name change, Alexa tips, kids and social media
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Facebook is reportedly changing its name, and the internet has no shortage of funny ideas. Plus, how to use your Amazon Echo to make Halloween a little spookier. And you won't believe how many parents of young kids say it's simply "too much work" to watch what they do on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Android always tracking, 'killware,' digital signature
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Use an Android smartphone? Bad news: New research shows certain apps are always tracking. Plus, ransomware is a huge threat to our security, but have you heard of killware? And the team has smart tech tips to make life better, including simple ways to get your real signature onto your computer or phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Inside social media surveillance with the founder of MeWe
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Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is a thing of the past. MeWe founder Mark Weinstein sees a better way. In this episode, you'll learn how social media platforms track, monitor and spy on their users. It's called surveillance capitalism — and Kim and Mark will tell you how to fight back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Tech Refresh: Facebook whistleblower, Windows 11 is here, dangerous TikTok trend
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Who is the Facebook whistleblower? Kim has a deep dive on Frances Haugen and what might be in her future. Plus, Windows 11 is rolling out and we've got a shortcut to help you get it faster. And kids are taking a stupid TikTok trend to dangerous levels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Digital Life Hacks: Smart digital tips you need to know
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Over the years, Kim has made it her mission to share quick tips and advice to make your digital life easier. These are all those clever hacks you won't find buried in a user manual. In this episode, Kim, Allie and Ben share smart new tech know-how, from a safer way to share passwords to turning your handwritten notes digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Software tracking everything you do, new iPhone, Alexa on wheels
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Have you heard of ShadowDragon? It collects data from 120 major sites going back a decade. Yes, 10 years of info about YOU. Plus, the iPhone 13 and iOS 15 are here, along with Amazon's new smart home gear, including Astro, the Echo on wheels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Have smart devices at home? Take these steps to stay safe
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When you put a cheap smart bulb in your shopping cart, no one warned you it might be susceptible to hackers who could use it to break into your entire network. With more and more of our devices connected to the internet, we're all at risk. I brought in cybersecurity expert Ricoh Danielson to help you lock it all down. Find out more about Ricoh at 1stresponder.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Tech Refresh: Scam texts going up, Amazon's new guarantee, the first MP3
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Scam calls are on their way down, while scammy texts are increasing. Here's what to do about it. Plus, Amazon is finally taking responsibility for lousy third-party products, and Kim, Ben and Allie reminisce about the first MP3, Napster and even tapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
The future of tech: One U.S. lawmaker sees big changes coming
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Could algorithms be the cure to cancer? What will the future workplace look like? And how could blockchain protect our privacy better than anything we have now? In this episode, Kim sits down with Congressman David Schweikert, who provides a politician’s perspective on the biggest plans lawmakers have for the future of tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Tech Refresh: Podcast pro tips, Alexa prank, Windows nightmare
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Trying to get your podcast off the ground? Kim and Allie are joined by Paul Colligan, a podcast industry pro who helps new shows flourish. Plus, Kim pranked Barry with an Alexa trick you'll want to try, too, and an essential update for Windows users. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
How the government and companies buy your personal data
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We think of our gadgets as helpful tools that make our lives easier, but they can also be turned against us. The data your devices collect is so valuable it could be used against you in a criminal trial, requested by police or even bought by the government through a data broker. Kim’s interview with technologist Bennett Cyphers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveals all the secrets you’re losing — and which devices do the most stealing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Tech Refresh: WhatsApp not so private, 3 smart tech hacks, talking duck
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After years of assuring users Facebook can't read WhatsApp messages, the truth comes out. Kim, Allie and Ben offer up their favorite quick tech life hacks, including how to use your browser to earn cash. And in weird news of a week, a talking duck named Ripper has something to say. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Disinformation: How social media lies change history
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Keeping you ignorant is profitable, which is why companies, governments and terrorist groups manufacture fake social media posts. Fall for them, and you’re letting strangers inject their lies into your brain. In this episode, Kim sits down with disinformation experts Kristy Roschke and Emerson Brooking on the scary new shadow industry designed to keep us ignorant, compliant and powerless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Tech Refresh: iPhone 13, digital license, pay later on Amazon
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The iPhone 13 is coming soon. Before you shell out $1K, get Kim's advice on whether now is really the time to upgrade. Plus, digital licenses are coming soon, if you live in one of eight states. And check Amazon because you might be able to break your next purchase into monthly installments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Cybersecurity 101: Inside the mind of a hacker
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Online scams reach new heights just about every month. How can you protect yourself? You need to get in the head of a criminal. That's why Kim sat down with IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam that preys on fears and confusion. Listen now to stay safe out there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Tech Refresh: Crypto hits $2.1T, UPS scam, quick tech hacks
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Cryptocurrency shows no sign of slowing down, and there's a list of mining scam apps you need to know about. Plus, a new phishing email campaign is using the UPS and a really clever tactic to fool people. And Kim and the gang have three smart tech tips you'll wish you knew sooner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
How do you track down terrorists? This guy actually did it
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Now that the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan, many nationals are scrambling to cover up their digital lives. Any sign of cooperation with Americans could be a death sentence. In this episode, Kim talks with Ricoh Danielson, a vet who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, breaking into cellphones and discovering secrets on the ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Tech Refresh: Windows nightmare continues, podcasting tips, new Gen Z trend
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This week, Kim and Allie are joined by a special guest, Paul Colligan. He's a super-smart podcast expert and chats with us about some excellent ideas if you've ever thought about starting your own show. That, plus this week in tech news, Kim's favorite Alexa prank, and a brand new game. Will Kim stump you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Bonus: An hour of Kim Komando's national radio show
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This week's podcast is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, originally broadcast to 420+ radio stations across the U.S. on Aug. 14 and 15. Listen on your schedule for 30 days totally free at getkim.com. In this hour, a former official says China has data on every American, Apple’s plan to scan devices for child abuse images and how you could be 60 seconds away from becoming Netflix’s next big star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Tech Refresh: Apple's plan to fight child porn, stop scam texts, be a Netflix star
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Apple says it is going to start scanning photos for child porn. Is this a privacy violation or a much-needed change? Plus, scam texts are on the rise. We've got tips on what to watch for. And if you want to be a reality star, time to submit a casting call to Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
She passed away. Then he turned her into an AI chatbot
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When tragedy struck, Joshua Barbeau decided to cope with the death of his girlfriend by creating an AI chatbot based on her personality. In this episode, Kim sits down with him as well as developer Jason Rohrer, who created an AI program you can use to create your own personalized chatbots for just $5. It’s creepy and insanely fascinating at the same time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Tech Refresh: X-rated email scam, FBI's secret spy phones, tech life hacks
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The FBI busted criminals using a secret app to communicate their nefarious deeds. The biggest surprise here is how they did it. X-rated emails are one of scammers' favorite ways to get your info. Plus, the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
The inventor of the cellphone on his first-ever call and what's coming next
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Cellphones completely changed the way we communicate. One of the most influential figures behind the tech? Marty Cooper, known as the Father of the Cellphone. In this episode, Kim and Marty take a trip down memory lane. He tells the story of his first mobile call. No, it was definitely not to his wife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Tech Refresh: Fake Windows 11 installers, update your iPhone, Alexa's new persona
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Windows 11 is coming, but it's not here yet. Before you go Googling for the installer, a warning about dangerous malware. Plus, a new update for iPhones and iPads goes well beyond cool new features; it fixes a serious vulnerability. In the tech tip, a simple way to change your Echo's wake word and voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Starting a podcast? 4 tips that could make or break it
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To make a successful podcast, you need solid storytelling and production skills. That's why I sat down with audio expert Valerie Geller to break down the biggest mistakes audio pioneers make. We share anecdotes from our own careers, tips that worked for us and the top four ways you can reel in listeners and boost your ratings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Tech Refresh: Bezos in space, crypto scam warning, clear duplicate contacts
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Jeff Bezos went to space and back and had a, well, unusual way of thanking all of us for it. Security cameras are watching at just about every store; some are smarter than others. In the tech tip, Ben has details on how to find and clean up all your duplicate Google contacts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
The secret software watching your every move at work
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Thanks to invasive software, companies can track your every move — even outside of work hours. In this episode, security researcher Cooper Quintin reveals how so-called bossware works, what it tracks and how badly things can go when organizations use it to see every single thing you're doing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Tech Refresh: Twitter's big mistake, Ring encryption, finding your lost phone
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Twitter's blue checkmark verifications are back. You won't believe how the social media company screwed it up. Plus, a vital security measure finally makes its way to Ring cameras, and Allie has a quick and easy way to find your lost phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Your smart devices are leaking private info - Steps you can take
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When you put a cheap smart bulb in your shopping cart, no one warned you it might be susceptible to hackers who could use it to break into your entire network. With more and more of our devices connected to the internet, we're all at risk. I brought in cybersecurity expert Ricoh Danielson to help you lock it all down. Find out more about Ricoh at 1stresponder.us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Tech Refresh: Nosy smart assistants, old scam is back, using email aliases
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It seems, yes, Google's smart assistant is always listening. What can you do about it? Plus, a tricky scam is back with a new name, and find out how email aliases can clean up your inbox and protect your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
A woman was being harassed and stalked. How we found the guy.
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One woman asked Kim for help with a malicious stranger who stalked her daughter's every move. Over time, the abuse escalated; the creep targeted her whole family, even posting the mom's photos on risqué dating sites. Listen and learn how Kim and her friends unmasked the stalker! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Tech Refresh: Facebook caps $1 trillion, Peloton for kids and Starlink
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Facebook is now worth $1 trillion. Kim dives in what you could get for all that cash. Plus, Starlink's progress in bringing high-speed internet to the masses and the inside scoop on Windows 11. In the tech tip, how to see what's eating up all the space on your phone — and what to delete. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Cryptocurrency 101: Your quick guide to digital currency
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Bitcoin, Dogecoin, mining, Ethereum, gas prices, Binance ... Cryptocurrency is going mainstream, but that doesn't mean these are easy waters to navigate. Before you dive in, listen to this podcast. Kim and team have the info you need to get started the safe way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Tech Refresh: Smartphone warning, car rental scams, new private search engine
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It's time to upgrade your phone. Issues are plaguing iPhone and Android models. Plus, a new privacy-focused search engine just launched to take on Google and DuckDuckGo. Should you use it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Essential listening for all podcasters: Pro tips to grow your show
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Learn from the woman who wrote the book on radio and podcasting, Valerie Geller. She has traveled the world teaching professional broadcasters how to get better at their craft. You'll get a ton of great tips in this episode, including Valerie's four secrets to creating powerful content: focus, engage, position and storytelling. She'll break each down and explain how you can create amazing content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Tech Refresh: Influencers shilling crypto, update your iPhone, medical data breach
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Cryptocurrency is going mainstream, and influencers like Kim Kardashian are cashing in. Apple just released an urgent update for older iPhones and iPads, and a new medical data breach could give cybercriminals even more fuel to come after you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
How Bezos, Musk, and Buffett pay no federal taxes and a bonus for anyone who owns a home
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ProPublica obtained IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing. Kim sits down with her tax accountant to get the scoop. Plus, they talk about how to use your own home and special tax credits to lower your taxes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Tech Refresh: FBI app crackdown, X-rated emails, tech productivity hacks
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The FBI busted criminals using a super-secret app to communicate all their comings and goings. Kim has the scoop on how they did it. Scammers are sending X-rated emails to scare people into paying up, and the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
A threat to your online security hiding in plain sight
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With the internet of things, you can open doors and turn on lights with one tap on your phone. That’s a lot of power — so what happens when a hacker takes over your home network? Kim speaks with Cequence Security hacker Jason Kent, who shares some scary stories about what can happen if you aren’t careful. You’ll also get a ton of cybersecurity tips to make sure your online security is airtight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Tech Refresh: Amazon Sidewalk, eBay and PayPal break up, UFO report
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Another massive ransomware attack hits the U.S. How will this impact your next meal? Amazon's new wireless network is coming soon, and you're part of it unless you opt out. Plus, a big change coming to eBay and what we're expecting from the upcoming UFO report from the Pentagon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
SEO 101: How to get more traffic to your website
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If you have a website, you want it to show up on the first page of Google for as many different search terms as possible. How can you get there? SEO, or search engine optimization, is the secret sauce that stands between you and ranking highly. Kim chats with SEO expert Steve Wiideman about the insider secrets to boost your rankings and make more money online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Tech Refresh: Porch pirates, lock down your Google searches, blind man sees again
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What do your phone’s passcode and your Venmo account have in common? Find out. Plus, an obscure video game accessory selling for hundreds of dollars, and our tactics to fight back against porch pirates. In the tech tip, a new Google setting you need to enable if you don't want others snooping through your searches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Cryptocurrency 101: Buying, selling, and spending the safe way
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Ready to dip your toe into the cryptocurrency world? Don't until you listen to this episode. Kim and the team walk through the basics, from how virtual currency works to whether you can make money mining Bitcoin. Find out how to dodge scams and keep your digital currency safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Tech Refresh: The government agency monitoring what you do online
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Which government agency is watching what we do online? The answer will surprise you. Plus, fake crypto apps scamming people out of their cash, Google's latest additions to Maps and more, and an app that started a manhunt ... for the wrong guy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Amazon tracks and sells your data: Secrets they don't want you to know
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Amazon hosts websites you visit every day, sells billions in products each year, and collects more information about you than you realize. All this success all starts with a huge amount of data collection. Kim is joined by guest Jason Boyce, author of "The Amazon Jungle: The Truth About Amazon, The Seller's Survival Guide for Thriving on the World's Most Perilous E-Commerce Marketplace." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Tech Refresh: Voice of Alexa, Dogecoin drama, Amazon review scam
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Hackers managed to shut down one of the largest gas pipelines in the U.S. What else could they do? Plus, the voice of Alexa revealed, a massive Dogecoin scam operation hits for $5 million, and a handy travel hack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Too many photos? Insider tricks to organizing, sorting and storing for the long-term
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Do you have more photos than you know what to do with? Kim, Allie and Ben dive into the best ways to get rid of all the junk and duplicates — like memes and screenshots — hiding the important pictures you want to keep. Plus, how to back-up and store your collection for easy browsing and long-term storage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Tech Refresh: Craziest cryptocurrencies, Apple's 'Epic' trial, IP address scam
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Apple is in an 'Epic' court battle that could change the way we pay for apps. You've heard of Bitcoin, but what about some of the other cryptocurrencies that make up this $2 trillion industry? Then Ben, Mike and Allie talk streaming devices. Spoiler: Roku reigns supreme. And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
How you can fight back against cybercrime
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Most countries have a cybercrime unit. Many also have hacking units, elite gangs of cyber soldiers who launch long-term attacks on rival nations. Their goal: to steal state secrets or even wreak havoc on its citizens. But you can be your own cybercrime unit — and there are a lot of threats you need to protect yourself from. Kim talks with Etay Maor, the Senior Director of Security Strategy at Cato Networks. Find out how this battle of giants impacts you — as well as how you can stay safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Tech Refresh: Global chip shortage, hiding files, favorite phones over the year
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Kim and the crew break down the latest tech news, including a global chip shortage that's going to make getting your hands on electronics and appliances even more expensive. Plus, a 21-year-old Blockbuster rental came back to haunt a woman applying for a new driver's license. The team reminiscences over the best cell phones from years past, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Taxes and the pandemic: New rules to watch out for
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It’s tax time. Get ready for hair-pulling, nail-biting and double-checking numbers so you don’t upset the IRS. Luckily, I’m here with everything you need to know this tax season, from COVID’s impact to the different tax websites you can file through. We’re talking about loans, finding your tax rates, common pitfalls and more with Rachel Cheek, a certified public accountant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Website growth hacks: Avoid these 7 deadly sins
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If you have a website, you’re probably always hungry for more traffic. I know I am! That’s why I sat down with Tim Ash, an expert on digital marketing and evolutionary psychology. There are seven common mistakes you might be making that are tanking your results. After this, you’ll be ready to attract more eyes to your site than ever before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Tech Refresh: History on Mars, crypto 101, dream smart home tech
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After a year of binge-watching, Netflix is losing subscribers. They have a new way to make money, and Kim has the details on how it could impact the movies you already love. Ben nerds out over the little rover-that-could flying on Mars, and the crew talks smart home tech. What would you buy if money were no object? And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Does 5G cause cancer or other health problems?
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The 5G revolution is here, and boy, has it caused a splash. Conspiracy theories spread through forums like tornadoes, whipping up fear about contamination and health issues. People are toppling cell phone towers, thinking they cause COVID-19. But how valid are these concerns? Kim sits down with radio wave expert Kenneth Foster, a University of Pennsylvania professor with all the facts. After this episode, you’ll be ready for the newest generation of wireless technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Tech Refresh: Taking down the internet, sending secret messages, tech spring cleaning
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Kim has the story of a guy who tried (and failed) to take down the internet. Is that even possible? A look at Google's new ad tracking tech that might be active in your browser right now, and a secret way to send hidden messages from iPhone to iPhone. Find out how the crew cleans their tech inside and out, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Full episode of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Kim Komando Explains is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 420 stations across the U.S. Listen to the full show on your schedule for 30 days free at getkim.com. Coming up, in the first hour, another massive data breach involving Facebook, this time involving more than 530 million people. Find out what to do. Plus, while doctors might tell you it’s a bad idea to Google medical symptoms, a new study says otherwise. And be on the lookout for “Zoom Zombies” on the road. Sounds like a bad movie, but it’s real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Tech Refresh: Facebook data breach, PC vs. Mac, display photos on your TV
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The U.S. government is buying up phone, power and water records. If you have smart devices in your home, you need to hear this. More bad news from Facebook: Half a billion user records were leaked. Plus, the best ways to display photos on your TV. And can Allie fool Ben and Mike in this week's Brand New or Not True? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
A new social network takes on Facebook putting privacy first
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Social media used to be fun. Remember those days? You'd chat with old friends, post a few photos and move on. Fast forward to today and social media is addictive, intrusive and even harmful. Jim Fournier, the mind behind a new social media platform, says it's even a threat to our democracy. Kim jumps into the murky world of social media, from data collection to insurance schemes. There’s a lot you have to watch out for, and we’ll shed light on the greatest threats in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Tech Refresh: Crypto 101, deepfake warning, free up computer space
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In this episode, Kim breaks down PayPal's new addition: Paying with cryptocurrency. Why would you want to do this? Find out. Plus, a deepfake warning from the FBI and tips for spotting fake videos and photos. And two simple ways to free up storage space on your computer. See if Ben can beat Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Marty Cooper 'Father of the Cellphone' shares the history and future of the cellphone
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Cellphones changed the world. They revolutionized the way we communicate and paved the way for today’s Big Tech companies to emerge. In this episode, Kim takes a trip to the past with Marty Cooper, a tech legend known as the father of the cellphone. You’ll learn a ton of surprising and funny stories behind your smartphone. For example, cellphones were once shaped like shoes. Find out even more in this fun and informative episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Tech Refresh: Windows woes, NFT craze, Clubhouse copycat app
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The latest Windows 10 update is a mess. Find out if it's finally safe to download. Plus, the team dives deep into the NFT craze. Why are people ponying up millions for things they'll never touch? Plus, there's a copycat of the social media app Clubhouse floating around. Get the details on how to spot the fake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Insider tricks to make money on Amazon
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Amazon can seem like a jungle to new sellers. But this jungle is ripe with opportunities for those who are willing to research market data, listen to customers and pounce on trends. In this episode, Kim’s talking with Jason Boyce, an Amazon expert and an e-commerce veteran. Together, they’ll share some top-secret tips for making the most out of the world’s largest online realtor. This is a must for anyone who sells online! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Tech Refresh: Travel scams return, military jetpacks, stimulus warning
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As the COVID vaccine rolls out, travel-related searches are booming. Scammers have caught on and Allie has details on what to watch out for. The Pentagon's research agency opened up bids for tech that sounds an awful lot like superhero gear, and Netflix says no more password sharing. Plus, as the next round of stimulus payments roll out, a quick warning to protect your wallet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Right to Repair: The fight to fix our own tech
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Farmers have always been ready to jump into the dirt and fix their tools. But over the past few decades, tractors and other farm gadgets have complex software that’s hard to decode. The same has happened with our computers, phones, appliances and just about any other tech you can think of. In this episode, Kim dives into the nitty-gritty world of repair politics. Do we really own our tech if we can’t fix it? Are large manufacturers monopolizing the right to repair? Kim talks to Gay Gordon-Byrne, a consumer rights advocate at the heart of this debate, as well as a farmer on the front lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Tech Refresh: $2M tweet, new Alexa commands, iPhone update
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The very first tweet is set to sell for $2.5 million. Ben, Allie and Mike dive into the weird world of non-fungible tokens. Plus, an urgent update alert for iPhones and several Android apps you need to delete now. In the tech tip, a smart new trick for your Alexa, and the crew talks all things cookies — on the web and the baked good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
How to leave behind a digital legacy
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When you're coming to the end of your life, it's natural to want to leave a legacy behind. Charles, a Kim Komando Show listener, called for advice after his doctor said he had two years to live. Kim walked him through the process of crafting a digital legacy to leave behind for his young son. In this hopeful, uplifting and inspiring podcast, Kim helps you plan for one of life's inevitable stages — especially when you come to it sooner than you expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Tech Refresh: Alexa privacy, Twitter's new strike system, mobile gaming
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Yes, your smart speaker is always listening for the wake word, but there's another privacy concern you need to know about. Plus, Twitter has a new five-strike policy for people caught sharing misinformation, and you may qualify for $50 off your internet bill each month. Then, the team talks all things mobile gaming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Tech Refresh: Space internet, Mac malware, Windows 10 pro tip
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SpaceX is poised to bring fast internet to the areas that need it most, and it just got faster. Malware is targeting new Macs, and Ben has a Windows 10 pro tip every PC user should know. Plus, the crew talks about the best ways to sell old tech — or which cupboard to stash it in if you can't be bothered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Digital privacy in 2021: Take a hard look at your apps
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If you’ve ever used an app for messaging, dating or even praying, your secrets have gone to X-Mode, which sells location data to military contractors. Which apps are tracking you the most? Kim talks to Sean O'Brien, the principal researcher at ExpressVPN's Digital Security Lab, about all the creepy details. By the time you're done, you'll be looking at your phone in a whole new light. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Tech Refresh: Clubhouse, dangerous app, robocalls galore
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This week, the team dives into the hot new app Clubhouse and the security gotchas you need to know. It's time to update, whether you have a Windows PC or Mac, and there's a file-sharing app you should seriously reconsider using if it's on your phone. Plus, 2020 was a wild year for robocalls. How will 2021 stack up? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
All the secrets your car is collecting - Part 2
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In part one, you learned about the many secrets your car collects. Law enforcement leaders are using car data to track down criminals. If you're ever accused of a crime, your car could be used against you. So, what exactly does your car know about you? Find out in today's episode, co-starring Chelsey Colbert. She works as Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the portfolio on mobility and location data. We're answering your biggest questions. How can a car be a weapon of abuse? And why is it legal to collect biometric secrets, like weight, through your car? Find out in today’s episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Tech Refresh: Delete this app, AirPods mishap, photo storage 101
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The Google Play Store just pulled a dangerous app with 10 million downloads. Is it on your phone? Plus, the mother of all data leaks could put you at risk and a cautionary tale before you fall asleep with earbuds in. Then, the team dives into digital photo storage and a Valentine's Day gift no one wants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
All the secrets your car is collecting - Part 1
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Your car is collecting your data. And if you’ve been driving unsafely, cops can steal that data away. Law enforcement leaders are already using your car’s secrets to track down criminals. If you’re ever accused of a crime, your car could be used against you. So, what exactly does your car know about you? And how is this legal? Find out in today’s episode. I'm sitting down with Chelsey Colbert. She works as Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the portfolio on mobility and location data. You'll learn all you need to know about the surprising twists and turns of car data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Tech Refresh: Search scams, Apple's privacy dud, vaccine selfies
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Apple's new app privacy labels are here. So far, they're not all they're cracked up to be. Plus, a reason to think twice before posting a certain photo if you got the vaccine. We've got details on a big upgrade to Google Maps for Android, and a deep dive into food delivery. And can Ben break his Brand New or Not True losing streak? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Inside Amazon: Data tracking, making money and how you can capitalize
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Amazon just had its most profitable year yet. Want to get in on the action? Third-party sellers made up around half of those sales. Find out how you can make money on Amazon, too. Kim takes a look at how the e-commerce giant uses the troves of data on what sells to craft its own product line. All that and more with guest Jason Boyce, author of "The Amazon Jungle: The Truth About Amazon, The Seller's Survival Guide for Thriving on the World's Most Perilous E-Commerce Marketplace." Jason has nearly 20 years of experience as a seller on Amazon and is the founder of Avenue7Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Tech Refresh: Facebook hack, goodbye cookies, new Alexa uses
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This week, a ruling on whether iPhone's MagSafe chargers and medical devices mix, Facebook in hot water yet again and Google's plan to replace internet cookies. In the tech tip, Ben has the answer on just how often you should restart your computer. And can Allie win again in Brand New or Not True? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Tech neck and broken brains: The physical toll tech takes on us
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Take a look at your phone. You probably carry it with you everywhere you go. That takes an enormous toll over time. You can get premature neck wrinkles. You could even get a crippled attention span. Today we’re opening your eyes to the little-known impacts our tech takes on our bodies. You won’t believe some of this stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Tech Refresh: Missing stimulus checks, delete these apps, bad tech habits
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In this episode, the steps you can take if your stimulus money hasn't arrived, Android apps spamming phones with ads, and a dangerous charger recall. Then, see if Ben can defeat Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. And a deep dive into the bad tech habits the team is trying to break in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Photos clogging up your phone? How to organize your pictures in a snap
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 In the age of smartphone cameras, it's easy to amass a mountain of pictures. But how much do you really need them? And how do you organize thousands of pictures? In this episode, Kim and Mike give you all the secrets to conquer your smartphone's photo albums. You'll also learn the surprising ways AI can sort your pictures for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Tech Refresh: Parler banned, CES favorites, browser bug
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Allie, Ben and Mike dive into the tech news of the week, including the timeline behind the Parler ban, their favorite tech of CES 2021 and a major bug impacting Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Plus, Brand New or Not True, getting your photos off Facebook and the scam of the week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
SEO secrets: How to get more web traffic, more leads and more revenue
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There are few words that strike fear into the hearts of digital professionals quite like the term SEO. It stands for “search engine optimization,” and it’s the secret that stands between you and website traffic. In this episode, Kim sits down with SEO expert Steve Wiideman. He's worked with tons of brands — think Applebee's, IHOP and Skechers. He knows how to launch a brand online, and he's got the insider secrets to help you transform your website into a traffic magnet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Tech Refresh: PayPal scam, COVID conspiracy theory, Alexa tips
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Ben, Allie and Mike dive into the new year in tech news, including a COVID conspiracy theory too ridiculous not to share, price hikes coming to cable and internet bills, and a highly-convincing PayPal scam. Plus, tips for your new Amazon Echo and the scam of the week courtesy of the FBI. Find out if Ben can fool Allie and Mike in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Tracking down Dark Web criminals
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Go past the websites you visit every day, into the depths of the Dark Web. You'll find marketplaces selling ransomware, kits to start your own phishing campaign and even hackers for hire. In this episode, Kim is joined by top cybersecurity pro John Hammond of Huntress. Find out how he tracks down Dark Web criminals and the real-life consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Mostly Harmless: The internet mystery of a dead man, solved
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Two years ago, hikers found a dead man in a tent. A year before that, he had left his tech job, with no phone or identification, to find peace on the Appalachian Trail. We told you the story late last year. In this Best Of episode, Kim dives into the mystery that captivated the internet, with a brand new update on what happened to the man who called himself “Mostly Harmless.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Hollywood magic meets AI: Robot stars, AI scripts and high-tech SFX
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Can robots write movie scripts? Actually, they already are. But how widespread is the use of AI in movie-making? In this episode, Kim breaks open some Hollywood secrets. Sit down with two digital movie professionals who use artificial intelligence every day. In this episode, you’ll learn all about the starring role AI programs play in your favorite films. It goes a lot deeper than you realize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Hacked accounts and stolen data: What to do when your info is leaked
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Get an inside look into Have I Been Pwned? — one of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to protecting yourself online. It’s the world’s largest database of stolen login information. In this Best Of episode, Kim talks to the man behind it, Troy Hunt, to give you a step-by-step guide on what you can do if your info has been compromised. Don’t miss this deep dive into online security, no IT degree required. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2020
Where the jobs are and the skills you need to find one
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This year marked a huge shift in the economy, the workforce and the ways we work. Whether you work for someone else or own your own company, you have to know where we’re headed and the skills that will pay the bills in 2021. In this Best Of episode, Kim talks with LinkedIn’s Principal Economist, Dr. Guy Berger. They dive into this changing world to tell you where the jobs are and what you need to know to get one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Tech Refresh: FTC has questions for Big Tech, goodbye to Flash, top kitchen gadgets
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This week, the team from Komando.com breaks down the FTC order to Big Tech companies and what it could reveal about how your data is used. Plus, it's time to say goodbye to internet icon Adobe Flash, and package and shipping delays are officially here. And Allie pulls out all the stops to fool Mike and Ben in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Inside the Dark Web: Biggest scams to watch for in 2021
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Beneath the internet where you spend time working, playing, streaming and browsing is the Dark Web — where you can buy everything from malware to entire dossiers of personal information for much less than you might imagine. In this podcast, Kim explores the Dark Web, the biggest scams of 2020, and scams on the horizon for 2021 with Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights. Find out what you must do to keep your system secure and red flags to watch for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Tech Refresh: Crazy Facebook conspiracy theory, Apple's $550 headphones, vaccine scams
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Allie, Ben and Mike dive into the week in tech news, including a crazy conspiracy theory making the rounds on social media, Apple's shockingly expensive new headphones and a game-changing app from Google. Can Ben fool Allie and Mike in Brand New or Not True? And the inspiring story of an Amazon driver who saved a man's life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
How music therapy changes lives to creating the perfect playlist
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Think about just how powerful music is. The right song can make you laugh, dance, cry or sing. But did you know music can be deeply healing, too? Music therapy is being used to treat patients with cancer, Parkinson's, MS and Alzheimer's. In this podcast, Kim sits down with Joy Allen, chair of Berklee College of Music's Music Therapy Department. She shares more about the power of song, and you'll learn to come up with the best playlist for where you are in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Tech Refresh: Costco scam, Amazon Sidewalk and your privacy, cable prices going up
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and the sales numbers are jaw-dropping. Find out just how much people spent — and the scams shoppers are already seeing. Plus, what's up with Facebook's new $1 billion acquisition, and should you opt-out of Amazon Sidewalk? Short answer: Yes. The team plays Brand New or Not True. Can Allie stump Ben and Mike? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Bonus episode: A free hour of The Kim Komando Show
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Every so often, Kim likes to gift an hour of the national radio show — commercial free and ready to listen to on your schedule. The show airs on more than 400 stations across the U.S. and on demand. Kim dives into all things shopping to help you find the best tech gifts for everyone on your list. From the tech obsessed to the tech-phobic, you'll find just the right present. This is just 1 hour of the 12 hours of quality programming available only to Komando Community members each month. Sign up so you never miss a thing! Right now, get 40% off when you sign up for one year at getkim.com. Use code CYBER40. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Best of: Coping with the pandemic blues
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In this best of episode, Kim sits down with a good friend of the Komando Show, Howard Scott Warshaw. He's notorious for creating what's regarded as the worst video game in history. A little hard on the ego, huh? Well, he's definitely bounced back. Howard and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers, and how to cope with the pandemic blues.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Best of: Get paid for YOUR data
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In this best of episode, Kim chats with author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier — one of the founding fathers of virtual reality — about what it could look like if we truly had control over our info online. You may think advertising runs the internet, but the big data behind it is where the real profits come from. We're being followed all around the internet and tracked where we go through our phones, watches, tablets, cars, smart speakers and a multitude of other devices. If Big Tech can cash in on our data, why can’t we? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Best of: Are self-driving cars safe? It's complicated
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In this best of episode, Kim dives into the world of automated cars. Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Do they actually work? Is it safe? Is it worth shelling out $8,000 for Tesla’s “full self-driving” option? To find out, Kim sat down with Consumer Report’s Head of Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing. Hop in and buckle up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Tech Refresh: What we're grateful for, smart password tactics and shopping in secret
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In this special episode of Tech Refresh, Kim joins Mike's team in Brand New or Not True. Can Allie, Ben and Cassidy fool them? Plus, the tech getting the Komando team through 2020, PlayStation and Xbox scams and practical ways to manage all those passwords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Tech Refresh: Amazon Pharmacy, Baby Yoda in space, Gmail pro tips
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Dive into the week in tech news with Allie, Ben, Cassidy and host Mike. Amazon's online pharmacy is here, but think twice before you order. Plus, Twitter jumps on the stories bandwagon, Baby Yoda climbs aboard a SpaceX ship and Chrome's new update is the biggest performance booster in years. The team talks holiday shopping (have you started yet?) and see if Mike can keep up his winning streak in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Mostly Harmless: The internet mystery of a dead man, the Appalachian Trail, and $3.5K in cash
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Two years ago, hikers found a dead man in a tent. A year before that, he had left his tech job, with no phone or identification, to find peace on the Appalachian Trail. To this day, nobody knows who he is or why he died. In this episode, Kim dives into the mystery that captivated the internet. One day, the man called himself Denim for his jeans; the next, he introduced himself as "Mostly Harmless." This is his story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Tech Refresh: Virgin Hyperloop's first ride, data breach madness, fake Clorox websites
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In this episode of Tech Refresh, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Netflix's new TV channel (really!), a $6K camera from Leica, and the never-ending notifications always buzzing and beeping at us. Plus, the latest tricks scammers are using to steal your money and a tribute to the late Alex Trebek. And find out if Mike can finally guess correctly in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
Tech after death: Startups breathing new life into the funeral industry
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People say there are only two certainties: death and taxes. But another thing is also certain: technological advancement. In this fascinating, thoughtful and surprisingly funny podcast, Kim explores the deathcare industry, where tech startups are shaking up the funeral profession. Cutting-edge technology is changing the way we’re buried, and creative professionals are bringing more innovation than we’ve seen in centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Tech Refresh: Debt collectors in your DMs, faulty AirPods, scam of the week
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This week, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Amazon's potential plans to take over rural delivery, new ways debt collectors can harass consumers and a get-rich-quick scheme spreading through a popular app. Plus, the crew reveals the new most-popular video on YouTube and debates a 24-hour break from tech. Spoiler: It's not going to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Virtual concerts: How livestream acts are taking over the internet
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There really is nothing like a concert. The feeling of the music, the energy, the sound. Then the pandemic hit. Musicians are taking their acts digital, and you're probably wondering what all the hype is about. We brought in Stephen White, CEO of StageIt, a web-based venue that hosts live shows via webcam. By the end of this episode, you’ll be able to brag that you know everything about virtual concerts and how to make the most out of them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Introducing our brand-new podcast, Tech Refresh
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out this episode of our brand new podcast, Tech Refresh. The talented team at Komando.com dives into the week in tech news and all things digital. Plus, an old favorite is back: Brand New or Not True! See if the crew can stump Mike with a mighty convincing fake tech product. Check it out, and let us know what you think at podcasts@komando.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Best 5 shows you haven't streamed yet
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We’ve got more time to watch TV than ever before. That means you might have already blown through your “Must Watch” list. Or maybe you just finished an amazing show and you’re looking to rekindle that spark. Either way, this episode is perfect for anyone wondering what to watch next. Kim sits down with an entertainment expert and tells you just what to watch based on your favorites. You don’t want to miss this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Black Friday 2020: Deals happening right now
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Welcome to Christmas in October. In years past, prices usually didn’t hit bottom until Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This year, however, retailers are jumping the gun on holiday sales and offering low price guarantees throughout the season. I have a ton of questions about Black Friday and when we should buy what. How can you make sure you get the lowest price? What are some deals to be on the lookout for? That's why I brought in Kristen McGrath, Editor of BlackFriday.com. She’s our go-to gal every year this time of year, and we're bringing you the inside scoop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Watch this bonus episode: A full hour of The Kim Komando Show!
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 400 stations across the U.S. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days with code at getkim.com. Coming up, while some argue our internet freedoms are under attack in America, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening in other countries since the pandemic began. Plus, there’s a new customer service scam you need to know about before it drains your bank account. And if you’re tired of those non-stop Zoom meetings, you’re not alone. All that and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The truth about streaming: What you need to know about Netflix, Hulu and all the rest
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We’ve come a long way from the days of mail-in Netflix subscriptions and Blockbuster rentals. Today there are so many streaming services to choose from. You probably subscribe to a few, but have you thought about what those services know about you? With anything tech-related, you have to follow the money. Kim talks with Dan Rayburn, streaming expert and Chairman of the NAB Show Streaming Summit, to take you behind the scenes. This is a conversation that may make you rethink some of your subscriptions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Self-driving cars: Are they safe? Is the tech worth the price?
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Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Does it actually work? Is it safe? Is it work shelling out $8,000 for Tesla’s “full self-driving” option? To find out, Kim sat down with Consumer Report’s Head of Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing. So hop in and buckle up — we’re diving into the incredible world of automated cars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Amazon Prime Day: Strategies to get the best deals and save big money
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Amazon Prime Day is in its sixth year, but the 2020 version won't look like years past. The-two day affair kicks off at midnight EST on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and I want to make sure you're prepared to get the most bang for your buck. I brought in shopping expert Kristin McGrath, Editor of BlackFriday.com, to give us the details on what we can expect, offers to hold out for, and the sales to steer clear of. Trust me, you don't want to miss this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
What if social media and Big Tech paid YOU to use your personal data?
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You may think advertising runs the internet, but the big data behind it is where the real profits come from. We're being followed all around the internet and tracked where we go through our phones, watches, tablets, cars, smart speakers and a multitude of other devices. If Big Tech can cash in on our data, why can’t we? Kim talks with author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier — one of the founding fathers of virtual reality — about what it could look like if we truly had control over our info online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Election hackers: How secure is the tech we’re using for the next election? Part 2
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It’s part 2 of our election episode, and we’re diving even deeper into the 2020 Election’s biggest security threats. We’re talking about ransomware, delays, government hacks and more. Planning to vote this year? You’ve got to listen to this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Election hackers: How secure is the tech we’re using for the next election? Part 1
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It’s almost time for Americans to vote, and most of us have the same question: Is the tech taking and counting our votes secure? In part one of our Election 2020 deep dive, Kim lays out all the different security threats you have to deal with when you vote. Whether you cast your votes by ballot, voting booth or through a website, you could encounter wannabe election engineers. Luckily, you’ve got Kim Komando on your side. Get all the knowledge you need on how to vote safely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Top private investigator shares the dirty secrets about background check websites
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You can Google someone or check social media to find out more about them. Eventually, you’ll land on the background check sites. Enter someone’s name and they show you tiny details. Pay a fee and you can get even more info. But what do the pros use to get the intel they need? Kim talks to Rich Robertson, a Certified Legal Investigator who has taken the lead on hundreds of complex criminal and civil cases. Finding any dirt on someone should be an easy task for him. He's got the secrets on the pros use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Scam alert! 5 Amazon cons you’ve got to watch out for
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With millions of users around the world, Amazon has drawn scammers like moths to flames. There are many different cons that cybercriminals have tailored specifically for Amazon, and they’re complex enough to have stolen millions in cash. That’s why Kim's giving you the low-down on 5 Amazon scams you’ve got to watch out for. With the holiday season right around the corner, this is essential listening for anyone who’s about to start shopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
The Social Dilemma shocking insights into how you’re being manipulated
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Only two organizations use the term “user,” illegal drugs and Big Tech. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or another site, you cannot afford to miss this podcast. Algorithms make sure you see only what you want to see and trackers follow you everywhere. Get the inside scoop from Jeff Orlowski, Director of Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Looking for work? Here's where the jobs are - and the skills you need
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We're in the middle of a fundamental shift in our workforce. Whether you work for someone else or own your own company, you have to know where we're headed. To do that the right way, you have to let the data speak to you. And to get the facts, Kim tapped into LinkedIn's Principal Economist Dr. Guy Berger. They dive into this changing world to tell you where the jobs are and what you need to know to get one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Coping with the pandemic blues with the Silicon Valley therapist
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How’d you like to walk around knowing that you’re the guy who made the worst video game in history? A little hard on the ego. Well, Howard Scott Warshaw has definitely bounced back. He and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers, and how to cope with the pandemic.  This Tech You Should Know podcast is from the archives, but it's definitely one you don’t want to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Spotting online scams & free tools to fight ransomware
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This episode is a special hour of Kim's Tech Insights Show airing on SiriusXM Business Radio. Meet cybercrime hero Michael Gillespie, who fights against ransomware with free tools for victims. Plus, security officer Etay Moar has tips on avoiding pandemic scams, and Steve Ginty, Director of Threat Intelligence for Risk IQ, has the shocking figures behind just how bad things are online right now. You won't believe just how often hackers are trying to break into your tech or attack your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
How one woman is raking in $750,000 a year on Instagram
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You've seen them online: Life coaches that promise to help you skyrocket your career, get in shape, be a better parent, a better spouse, a better human. But what exactly do they do? We talk to a coach who makes a whopping $750,000 a year helping people break out of their 9-to-5 jobs — and we'll show you how to use your unique skills to do the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Things you have laying around worth big money: Part 2
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In part 2 of this podcast, Kim dives into the world of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Just how much is that signed baseball card or vintage jersey worth? Collections full of rare or mint items can fetch astounding sums, and you could be sitting on your own gold mine and not even know it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Things you have laying around worth big money: Part 1
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You may be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Dive into the world of collectibles with Kim and see how you could find fortune in unexpected places. You can make bank through old tech, classic toys, baseball cards and more. Meet a few people who have done just that, and find out the tricks they use to score impressive finds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Unbelievable gadgets coming soon
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Think about just how much technology has shaped today's world — from smart assistants in our homes to self-driving cars to powerful computers we carry around in our pockets, But what is the next tech frontier, and what will it look like for our everyday lives? I'll walk you through the wild world of future tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Inside the web's biggest database of hacked logins
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Today we’re giving you an inside look into Have I Been Pwned? — one of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to protecting yourself online. It's the world's largest database of stolen login information. Kim talks to the man behind it, Troy Hunt, to give you a step-by-step guide on what you can do if your info has been compromised. Don't miss this deep dive into online security, no IT degree required. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Tech You Should Know is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen to every episode on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com.  Online fraud has been surging since the pandemic began. But have you ever wondered who’s behind it, or where they are? Plus, more bad news for TikTok as it’s been discovered that its Android app has been collecting data it shouldn’t be. And this major city is checking social media feeds to find out if you’re violating quarantine. And that, plus your calls and questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Using tech clues to catch a killer: Part two
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In part two of this look at the correlation between shootings and online behavior, Kim talks to retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald and linguistics professor Tim Grant about the tech clues that indicate a potentially dangerous person. Listen for insider tips, case studies and interviews to help you spot trouble before it starts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Using tech clues to catch a killer: Part one
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What is the connection between violent video games and real-life killing? Many of the culprits in public shootings are online gaming fans. What draws a would-be-killer into doing the unthinkable? In part of one of this chilling podcast, Kim is joined by former law enforcement officer Tim Dees to explore the possibilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Work from home scams & how to spot real jobs
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We all know people who have fallen for a scam of one kind or another — and work from home scams are some of the most convincing, and dangerous, ones out there. In this episode, Kim brings you the shocking details of real online job scams, red flags you should look out for and success stories of people who found the real thing and made big money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Online banking: How to safely manage your finances, digitally
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What do you do when you get a physical check? Say goodbye to driving to the bank to deposit it. Now, you can just fire up your banking app, sign, snap a few pictures and that’s it. But do you know how to set yourself up to bank online the safe way? Kim's got all the steps you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
5 unbelievable Dark Web stories
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There are 15 billion stolen logins swirling around the Dark Web, and you can bet at least one of yours is included. Kim dives into this mysterious, insidious corner of the internet with security consultant and convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick. Hear five shocking, scary and totally true stories of dangers lurking on the Dark Web. From Navy sailors to 16-year-old students, anyone can be a target. Luckily, Kim is here to guide you with practical ways to protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Small biz 101: How to market your company on social media
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It doesn't matter if you bring in millions a year or put all your effort into just keeping your small business running — you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, how do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? Kim talks to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Feeling stressed? Tech to help you relax
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Businesses have closed for good. Many people are struggling with the idea of months more of working from home. Others are still out of a job. The pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in some cities. Times are stressful, so Kim is taking a look at how technology can help you slow down, relax and release the stress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
Hitting the road: Life in an RV
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Have you ever had a dream of selling everything for the freedom of the open road? How would you get the internet or entertainment like TV? What about email and staying in touch with family? Regular vacations are off the table this summer, but RVs have never been hotter. This is the story of Jackie and Hal, a couple that sold everything to live in an RV that they fondly call the bus. Learn how they did it, from buying the right RV to making their marriage work 24/7 in a small confined space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Cybersecurity: The myths you need to stop believing
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More than half of Americans are working from home, and cybersecurity is on our minds more than ever. Most remote workers are confident their systems are secure, but recent numbers show about half are using their personal computers — which aren't protected the way in-office systems are. Kim talks with Charles Henderson, Global Partner and Head of IBM's X-Force Red, about common security myths and the truth you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com. In this hour, governments around the world have been scrambling to get contact tracing apps on smartphones to track the spread of COVID-19. We’ll tell you why it’s not working. Plus, Amazon is close to a major milestone on the stock market. And dozens of models of routers are vulnerable to being hacked. Find out if yours is on the list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Social media success: The tricks you need to know
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In the never-ending noise that is social media, how do you stand out? That's the question business owners and entrepreneurs are asking. Kim talks to top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about ways to shine in a crowded social world. And learn the biggest mistakes to avoid if you're trying to build your brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
How a YouTube product reviewer made $40K in a month
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Ever wonder how people make money on YouTube? How about making money selling stuff on Amazon and taking a commission off those sales? Sean Cannell combined both and is making $40,000 a month reviewing cameras and accessories. His widely popular ThinkMedia YouTube channel has about 1.2 million subscribers. Learn how he grew his online business and what it takes to do the same yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Financial freedom: Tips, advice and inspiration
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Happy July 4th! In honor of Independence Day, hear from inspiring folks who have struck out on their own and achieved their own financial independence. Get some ideas and inspiration to be your own boss and make money on your terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Flipping flea market finds to a six-figure income
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Do you enjoy rifling through the treasures at flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops and even online marketplaces? This one's for you. Rob and Melissa Stephenson turned what started as a side hustle to earn some "fun money" into a full-fledged career, and a mighty successful one at that. You'll never believe the items they bought for a few bucks that turned into hundreds or even thousands. We talk all things flipping, and you can even learn Rob and Melissa's secrets yourself. Get their pro tips to start your own flipping business, and they'll help you out all along the way. Visit FleaMarketFlipper.com/kim and use promo code KIM to get $100 off their online university. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
The man behind Yahoo's famous yodel
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In the '90s, Wylie Gustafson recorded a yodel heard 'round the world: The famous "Ya-hoo-ooo" no doubt stuck in your head every time you read the company's name. He was paid just a few hundred dollars to record that famous clip ... until he sued Yahoo. Kim and Wylie talk about his iconic voice and the Super Bowl ad that kicked off his battle to get what he was owed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Anonymous: Who are they and how they work
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You've probably heard of the hacktivist group Anonymous, but what do you know aside from some famous cyberattacks and those signature masks? Kim dives into everything Anonymous with Dr. Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist and professor at McGill University. She studies hacktivist groups and tells us what Anonymous is up to these days and how you can help stop the spread of their sensational messages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Everything you need to know about working from home in 30 minutes
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The unemployment numbers so far in 2020 are astounding, with 44 million people filing for unemployment since mid-March. That number is even higher if you factor in self-employed and gig economy workers. So what can you do if you've lost your job or fear you might? Kim talks to a man who makes $10,000 a year in the free time he could be wasting on Netflix. Plus, a teacher making extra cash at home and a caller who wants to take on a new side gig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Everything you need to know about social media misinformation in 30 minutes
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In the age of social media, news spreads fast. Not just real, trustworthy news either. Kim talks with Darren Linvill, Associate Professor of Communication at Clemson University, who studies social media misinformation. Learn about the unbelievable level of sophistication that goes into fake tweets to make them go viral, plus important advice on how you can spot and avoid spreading misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Everything you need to know about online contests in 25 minutes
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Carolyn Wilman, the "Contest Queen," has raked in $250K in online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. She can enter more than 200 sweepstakes in an hour-long sitting, and she joins Kim to tell you how to find the best online contests and how to maximize your chances of winning. Plus, they talk about how contests — and prizes — have changed during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Everything you need to know about ransomware in 30 minutes
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By now, you’ve heard of ransomware attacks that take over computers of people like you but also businesses, hospitals and government agencies. These attacks are up 41% over the last year and it begs the question, why is this tactic so popular? Simply put, it nets hackers big money. In this Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a knight in shining software armor who has made it his mission to thwart ransomware attacks. Plus, cybersecurity tips from Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Kim takes your questions: Contact tracing, voice recognition, smart plugs and more
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In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim answers listener questions and talks to a few special guests. She gives advice on the best smart plugs, voice recognition software for writing a book, recording webinars automatically and more. Plus, Kim chats with a reporter who took the COVID-19 contact tracer training to see exactly how it works and a staff writer for Wired magazine who gets calls and emails meant for MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
T-Mobile exec on managing crisis - What's it like to have Elon Musk's old phone number?
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In March, T-Mobile closed 80% of its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic. How did they manage a huge workforce of more than 110,000 employees? Kim chats with Jon Freier, T-Mobile's Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets, about the company's pivot during the pandemic, how to lead during a crisis and T-Mobile's on-going commitment to the military. Plus, can you guess what kind of calls and texts Elon Musk gets? Kim chats with a woman who knows firsthand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Bonus: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days with code "Kim" at getkim.com. Coming up, widespread COVID-19 exposure notification is one step closer on iOS. Plus, this Memorial Day, learn more about your family members who served in WWII — for free. And meet a ransomware superhero who helps those who've been scammed and a woman who has Elon Musk's old phone number. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Making thousands a day online with Zoom - Smarter small biz advertising
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Meet a bar worker and promoter named Steven Walsh who went from unemployed thanks to the pandemic to hosting trivia on Zoom and making thousands of dollars a day. Then, learn how small and mid-sized businesses can use data to advertise like the Fortune 500. Kim chats with Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media. Plus, Kim talks to a caller who wants to get set up teaching a course online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
How to make money with email marketing
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You can find success on social media or become a star on YouTube, but at the end of the day, you're reliant on that platform. Your success is tied to it, for better and for worse. But build up an email list and your contacts are yours. Kim chats with PowerInbox CEO Jeff Kupietzky about converting your email list into a living, while keeping your subscribers happy. Learn the best days and times to send email and insider tips to increase your open rates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Feeding a remote Alaskan town during the pandemic
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On this episode, Kim brings you the story of a man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship. Toshua Parker went from a quarter-million dollars in debt to the owner of a successful grocery story that's keeping Gustavus, Alaska stocked during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, meet Jonathan Bass, Head of Marketing and Communications at Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet. Wing has built an autonomous fleet of small, lightweight delivery drones that can transport small packages to homes in minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
The season the Phoenix Suns never saw coming
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When pro sports organizations canceled games for the foreseeable future, players packed up and went home. But the Phoenix Suns carried on the season in an unconventional way: Streaming virtual games through NBA 2K20 on Twitch. They got the stream up and running overnight, and millions and millions of viewers tuned in. Kim talks with Suns Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Dean Stoyer about how they pulled it all together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Coping with COVID-19 - Helping those on the front lines
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Howard Scott Warshaw is infamous for designing and programming Atari games Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, often referred to as the world's worst video game. Warshaw is also known as the Silicon Valley Therapist. He and Kim talk about how to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Plus, Ryan Welch is on a mission to provide personal protective equipment through his nonprofit, Give Kits. The PPE is going to first-responders across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
How businesses are pivoting amid the pandemic
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For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. But the global pandemic hit, and now a crowd of people is off the table. Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, about how they can capture that amazing auction energy online. Plus, meet a bakery owner who turned his business upside down in two days, transforming his company from an in-person destination to a mail-order baking service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Coronavirus: How trends are shaping the future - DIY broadband internet
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We're staying six feet apart, gas is cheap and the middle seat on airplanes may be empty for a while yet. But what about our businesses and our future? Kim talks with analyst Steph Smith about which trends are worth watching to make sense of the complicated world. Plus, meet Nate Walowitz, regional coordinator and creator of Project THOR. After getting fed up with slow satellite internet options, Colorado residents took matters into their own hands to build their own solution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Kim and Dr. Laura: How to stay sane while self-isolating
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Kim is joined by fellow radio host and relationship expert Laura Schlessinger. They talk about managing the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, from fear of the future to the anxiety you're feeling to struggling to get through the day. Plus, laptop buying tips on a budget and cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Purdue virologist: Here's what's coming - How to cut the cord - Finding WFH jobs
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In this episode, Kim talks to a virologist about the spread of COVID-19, the importance of technology in the fight and what it means for the future of healthcare. Plus, the best way to start streaming to lower your cable bill and advice on cutting the cord. And hear the hilarious story of a Zoom class gone wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Clever ways criminals are using your fears against you
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Misinformation, hoaxes and scams are rampant on the web. People are scared, and cybercriminals are taking advantage — hawking fake test kits, vaccines and financial aid, among other things. What do you need to know to stay safe? Kim talks to Tom Edwards, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge, and Lori Hodges, Vice President of North America Risk at Visa, about the dangers you're facing online right now and the right steps to take if you've been scammed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Protect yourself from COVID-19 scams
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Scams, hacks and cyberthreats exploded in March and show no signs of slowing down as the coronavirus spread continues. Kim talks with Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights, a company that helps enterprises defend against security threats. They dive into the outlandish scams finding traction and the more believable ones fooling people across the web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Listen to a full hour of The Kim Komando Show for free
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This week's episode is a full hour of The Kim Komando radio show. Try out the Komando Community and get full access to Kim's show. Coming up, one of the latest coronavirus-related scams involves a self-described “survivor” selling his immune blood and saliva on the dark web. Plus, the heartbreaking story of a woman who tried asking Alexa for help dozens of times before dying of COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
The trouble facing ISPs - Zoombombing and other WFH dangers
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The internet is strained, and ISPs are dealing with more malicious activity than before the coronavirus pandemic. Kim talks with Kevin Hart, CTO for Cox Communications, about how to maximize your bandwidth. Plus, Kim's chat with fellow radio host Joe Pags. They talk all things work from home, including the dangers of Zoombombing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker
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Coronavirus scams are spreading at an alarming rate. To make matters worse, the junk email and bogus texts that normally flood our inboxes and phones become a lot harder to weed out when we're desperate for information. Kim talks to IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam capitalizing on our fears and confusion. Learn about the biggest spam campaigns making the rounds right now and how you can stay safe online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Tips for living in isolation from a NASA astronaut
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When it comes to being isolated, astronauts are the real pros. In this episode, Kim talks to retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds the American record for the longest time spent in space. He’s shares the tactics he used to stayed sane in isolation for a year on the International Space Station and tips for leading a team through crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Listen to a free hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Try out the Komando Community and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show for just a few bucks a month. Medical workers in one state are wearing rings on their fingers packed with tech that could detect illness before symptoms appear. Watch out for false claims about the census and coronavirus. And in Kim's DIY Security tip, five steps you need to take with cyberattacks increasing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
What it’s like to be an Uber driver during the COVID-19 pandemic
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The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the economy and closing down businesses. In one week alone, a stunning 3.28 million people have filed for unemployment in the United States. Independent contractors and workers in the gig economy are among those hit the hardest. Kim talks to rideshare expert Sergio Avedian, Senior Contributor at TheRideshareGuy.com, about how dramatically decreased demand and more dangerous working conditions are impacting drivers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. As if you don’t have enough to worry about, now trolls, scammers and other cybercrooks are trying to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how to avoid being taken. Plus, ISPs around the country are pledging to keep your internet service turned on, even if you can’t pay the bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus tech insights and how I'm doing my national radio show from home
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The world feels like a different place right now. We're working from home, distancing ourselves from others and staying glued to the news as the coronavirus spreads and developments unfold. Kim and Mike dive into the impact technology is having in the fight against the virus, and what we're doing as a nation to stay safe, informed and sane. Plus, learn how the Komando team will pull off filming and broadcasting the national radio show right from Kim's house this weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Online banking: Can you trust it? 
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Skip the lines at the bank and do your financial transactions from the comfort of your own home? No brainer, right? Well, not so fast. There's no security guard standing watch over your online transactions, so you need to look out for yourself. Here’s how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
81-year-old TikTok star - Gamer who earns $12K a month
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Stephen Austin isn't your typical TikTok star. To start, he's 81 years old. But that's a big part of what has made "Old Man Steve" such an endearing figure on the video platform. He and Kim chat about how he became the internet's grandpa. Plus, Kim interviews a gamer who makes $12,000 a month streaming through Twitch. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
The man behind the 'worst video game in history'
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Do you ever wonder who's behind the games you grew up loving ... or hating? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim interviews Howard Scott Warshaw, an American psychotherapist and former Atari game designer. Howard designed and programmed the Atari 2600 games Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — considered one of the worst games ever made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Shark Tank $400K scam - Smart home 101 - Stop spam calls for good
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Kim chats with fellow radio host Joe Pags about a $400K Shark Tank scam that just about anyone could fall for, the alarming rate at which smart speaks accidentally listen in on our conversations and the gross reality of ride share cars. (You'll think twice before you book your next Uber.) Kim has a few simple tools to help you fight unwanted spam calls, no downloads required. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
DNA tests, smart TVs and devices (even sex toys!) privacy exposed and data tracking
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You’re being tracked through your tech in ways that will shock you. Kim speaks with top national digital expert and lawyer Steven Teppler about what’s going on and what you can do about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Google's head of ads research - Bringing the DeLorean back to life - Website marketing 101
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Ever wonder how online ads work and what determines what you see — and what you click? Kim talks to Google’s Head of Ads Research and Insights, Justin De Graaf, about what drives consumer behavior. Plus, 17-year-old Aidan Jackson shares how technology — and a friend 5,000 miles away — saved his life during a health scare. Meet the CEO of the DeLorean Motor Company, Stephen Wynne. He’s attempting to make the brand he grew up loving a modern success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
The social network before social networks
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Let's go back in time to 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck as the third game of the World Series was set to begin. During this time of panic, when other modes of communication failed, a group of volunteers stepped up: ham radio operators. These brave people became unsung heroes, jumping into action to literally save lives. Find out how they did it and the place ham radio has in our world today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
World's fastest woman - Delivering for Amazon - Avoid tax scams
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Valerie Thompson isn't happy just being fast — she wants to be the fastest. Valerie is an eight-time land speed record club holder, dubbed the world's fastest female motorcycle racer. She talks to Kim about the risks she takes and what keeps her motivated. Plus, Kim chats with Chad, an Amazon Flex driver, about the pros and cons of his line of work. And don't wait until April to file your taxes. There's a reason you should do it right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
Life on the road: Downsizing to an RV
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Six years ago, Jackie and Hal traded in their house for a home on the open road. On this episode, we're checking in to see what's gone right, what's gone wrong and how tech has played a role in their adventures. Get an inside look at what life is like in an RV — plus tips on how make the adventure profitable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Wi-Fi is illegal in this town - Digital magician Zach King - Email spoofing
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Green Bank, West Virginia is home to a massive telescope and a rule unheard of in today's world — no Wi-Fi allowed. Kim chats with Chuck Niday, who works in the so-called Quiet Zone. Zach King is a social media darling; he's the second biggest creator on TikTok and he's got 22.7 million followers on Instagram. His fame is well-earned. Zach is a digital magician who creates stunning visual tricks. And Kim helps a caller with an unbelievable story about his long-distance bride. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
Ever listened to the Kim Komando Show? Here's a full hour for free
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Try out the Komando Community — and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
How to succeed on social media - and the biggest mistakes you're making
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Build an audience, get them talking and stand out on a platform packed with people all trying to be heard. Easier said than done, right? If you're a business owner or entrepreneur looking to make a name for yourself on social media, don't miss this episode. Kim chats with business thought leader and top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about what it takes to succeed on social media — and the big mistakes you need to avoid if you want to build your brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
FBI warning: Job scams to watch for - Dating apps safety - Coronavirus in your inbox
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In this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim chats with Daniel Linskey, former chief of police of Boston and fellow at The Duff & Phelps Institute, about a dangerous job scam spreading right now. Plus, Congress launches an investigation into dating apps and the dangerous people using them. It's about time. And meet Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations for Blackmagic Designs. The company gives free access to $300,000 movie editing tools so anyone can create movie magic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
Hospital of the future - The lowdown on 5G - Dangerous TikTok challenges
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On this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks with talk radio host Joe Pags about the future of 5G and why Apple is taking its time releasing a 5G-ready phone. Plus, find out how AI is fighting the coronavirus — and how fast fake news about the illness is spreading. And meet Gary Fritz, Vice President and Chief of Applications at New Stanford Hospital, a $2 billion world-class facility in Palo Alto, California being called the hospital of the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Coronavirus fake news - Steve Ballmer - Using tech to fight Australia's wildfires
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Coronavirus is dominating headlines, and people are scared. And where there's fear, there's fake news. Learn how to spot misinformation. Plus, Kim chats with former CEO of Microsoft and chairman of the LA Clippers Steve Ballmer about his new site, USAFacts.org. This week's trivia is all about cell phones. Do you know how much the first handheld cell phone cost? All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Future tech: Useful or useless?
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Technology is evolving faster than you can say "artificial intelligence." How does all this new tech impact our daily lives? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim explores a new world of gadgets — some useful, some useless and some in the middle.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Should Apple unlock terrorists' phones? - Saving treasured voicemails - 57-day search for lost dog
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Hear the heartwarming story of a couple who put their lives on hold for 57 days to search for their lost border collie, Katie. And you know ads follow you online but what about in real life? Kim dives into the world of digital tracking with an advertising expert. Plus, a caller looks for a creative solution to remember his mother through old voicemails. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
You're being tracked: How companies watch your every move
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You know you're being tracked by surveillance cameras everywhere you go, ads that follow you around the internet and Big Tech companies that have a shocking amount of information about you — but it doesn't stop there. In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim dives into who is spying on you and how you can hide from them to maintain your privacy. She's joined by Richard Eilert, an expert in geolocation and geofencing, about why your location means big bucks for companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
Barrett-Jackson online bidding tech - Tech help scam - iPhone saves lost hiker
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Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson and a pioneer in online bidding. This year’s Scottsdale, Ariz. auction is the biggest in history. Learn about the technology that powers the world’s greatest collector car auctions. Plus, Kim helps a caller who was scammed trying to fix his computer, and meet a lost hiker who used her iPhone flashlight — and a dose of luck — to get out of a scary situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
Dangers of in-game spending, cleaning $250K IMAX screens, CES tech wins
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Catch up on the top tech news of the day and meet digital movers and shakers on Komando On Demand: Insider Edition. Consumers spend billions of dollars a year on in-game purchases. Kim talks to a mom who discovered her son was buying much more than she realized through his Xbox. Plus, meet a man responsible for cleaning eight-story IMAX screens worth $250,000. And Kim brings you the shining stars of his year's CES, the annual tech trade show in Last Vegas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
The secret of success: Building sustainable habits
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What's the key to success? Habits! In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim brings you truly life-changing stories and tips from highly motivated movers and shakers. Meet VU Dream founder and podcaster Mark Metry, as well as CEO and renowned attorney Joseph Harary. They chat with Kim about how they became successful and what they did to get there. By the end of this podcast, you'll be loaded with tools to guide your own transformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Hacker watches child through Ring camera - Check your Wi-Fi speed - The Rideshare Guy
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Where do Uber and Lyft drivers go to get their questions answered? The Rideshare Guy. Kim interviews Harry Campbell, an aerospace engineer who left his job to become the go-to expert on all things rideshare. Plus, a young girl terrorized after a hacker accessed a family's Ring camera. Kim talks to her mom. And learn what internet speed you need and how to make sure you're getting what you pay for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Fake news tech: How it works and how to spot it
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Every time you get online, you're bombarded with doctored images, fake videos, false accusations and outright lies. So how can you determine what's true and what's false? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the latest technology people are using to generate fake news and how to spot it. Kim talks to filmmaker Charles Dutka about how fake videos and images are created as well as Adrienne Gonzales, owner of Go Fraud Me, who combats fake online fundraisers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
SEO tips to get your website to the top of Google search - How a baker turned her passion into a successful business
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Kim Komando talks to Heather Lloyd-Martin, who's been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and many others about using Search Engine Optimization to get to the top of Google's search results. How a lady turned her passion for baking into a business that makes over $200K a year. Plus, hot tips to hack-proof your life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
What does your car know about you? Just about everything
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Just like our smartphones and computers, today's cars are connected. Car makers are using new technology to learn as much about us as they can — everything from our driving habits to our behaviors on and off the road. What will your new car know about you? And more importantly, what does that mean for your privacy? Kim takes an inside look at our future behind the wheel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Dr. Laura: How tech affects our relationships
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On this episode of Komando On Demand, Dr. Laura Schlessinger joins Kim to dive into the impact technology and social media have on relationships. Plus, meet Rob Walch, Vice President at podcast hosting company Libsyn. Can your podcast player track you? Find out. And Kim offers three tips for hiding your online activity from nosy advertisers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
YouTube's fight against child predators
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A young woman lies sick on a bed. On the table next to her is a hypodermic needle. Her sister tells her, "You're hot," injects something into her backside and gives her a long, lingering kiss on the lips. Adult film? Nope. It's a cartoon featuring Elsa from "Frozen." "Elsagate" is a disturbing movement on YouTube targeting young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. Learn how to protect children from adult content that's disguised as safe for kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Mom bans kids from tech, Uber safety warning, dad takes over daughter's Instagram
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In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a mom who banned her kids from using technology for 30 days. You'll never believe the results. Plus, a warning for the students in your life: Put down the smartphone in class. Here's why. And Uber recently released its first-ever safety report. The data might make you rethink ridesharing services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
Stop the flood of scammers and robocallers
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Robocalls are worse than ever, and try as they might, cell carriers and even the federal government are having a hard time stopping the onslaught. Scam calls aren't just annoying — they also pose a very real risk to consumers as it gets harder to identify and avoid malicious automated calls. In this Komando On Demand podcast, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to these tricky and downright dangerous phone calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Get your idea made into a Hallmark movie, FBI's smart TV warning, Google Maps tricks
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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to get your idea made into a Hallmark movie, Kim talks to a woman who did just that. How'd she do it? Find out. Plus, a serious warning from the FBI if you have a smart TV, and pro tips on making holiday travel easier using an app you probably already have on your phone: Google Maps. And don't miss this week's tech trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
5G is coming: Is speed worth the costs?
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Super-fast 5G service is spreading across the country. This wireless technology is much more than a just an upgrade. We're talking lightening-fast streaming and potential innovations like driverless cars and smart cities. But will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
The science behind finding deepfakes, robotic chef, tech trivia
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On this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks to an expert in deepfake technology, Henry Ajder, head of communications and research analysis at Deeptrace. The company uses manual searching, web scraping tools and data analysis to detect deepfakes. Plus, don't miss this week's trivia. We'll tell you what computer has been the best selling model from the '80s till now. And learn about a robotic chef that can cook 2,000 different meals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Dark Web crimes: A look into the internet's darkest places
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In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim dives into the Dark Web, where people can hire hit men, buy poison and hack your computer. Criminals lurk within the dark alleyways of the internet, waiting to take advantage of you and your loved ones. Kim talks to former FBI special agent Lawrence Wolfenden to take you behind the scenes of real Dark Web crimes. Learn what went into tracking a father and daughter who sold Xanax disguised as organic fitness pills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
5 apps to help you find TV shows to binge watch
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Streaming services have changed the way we watch TV. Instead of settling in to watch the newest episode of your favorite show as it airs, we now watch on our schedules or even binge watch entire seasons in one go. But this convenience comes with a downside: It's tough to keep track of when your favorite shows air. Kim and co-host Mike have five apps to help manage your binge watching so you don’t miss a thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2019
Black Friday deals, USC video game professor, cryptocurrency author
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Shopping season is here, and it kicks off with Black Friday! Deals are here, and Kim talks to a retail pro who breaks down all the top discounts. Meet Michael Zyda, a professor who built the country's No. 1 ranked video game program at USC. Plus, Kim chats with Dan Conway, author of "Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire," about how Bitcoin completely changed his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Bonus episode: One full hour of The Kim Komando Show
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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Enjoy! Targeted ads might not surprise you anymore, but you won’t believe what some retailers are doing now when you browse their websites. Plus, adding a second screen to your phone could soon be possible thanks to a new device. And learn the secret way to dig up dirt on someone. Want more of the radio show podcast? Head to community.komando.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Founding father of virtual reality, dash cam apps, useful gadgets under $50