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Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.

Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.
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Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.

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@kimkomando

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English

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Episodes

This operating system is targeted by cybercriminals the most

12/12/2018
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Cybercriminals and scammers have changed strategies in a big way. Now they're targeting users of one particular operating system more than any other, including Windows. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the latest study that shows which operating system is the biggest target for cybercriminals and scammers.

Duration:00:01:58

Popular smartphone apps are selling your location data

12/11/2018
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Many of the most popular apps we download on our iPhones or Android devices track our location usually through GPS or cell tower triangulation. These apps say it is to better deliver content. It turns out that's not all they're doing. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim shares research data on just how much of your location these apps are tracking and what is being done with the data.

Duration:00:01:18

Turn off this TV feature to get the best movie viewing experience

12/10/2018
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Have you ever watched a movie on your new high-def television and thought that maybe something was off with the picture? Movies are shot on film and soap operas are shot on high-speed video so the look of each is very different. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim explains this phenomenon of the "soap opera effect" and how you can turn it off to enjoy movies they way they were meant to seen.

Duration:00:01:45

The Apple Watch 4 can now take your ECG

12/7/2018
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With the latest update of its Watch OS software, the Apple Watch 4 can now take your ECG. Now you can panic in the comfort of your own home. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the ECG feature of the Apple Watch 4 and explains the functionality behind it.

Duration:00:01:18

Before you shower at the hotel, better check for hidden cameras

12/6/2018
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Cameras are so small that they can be hidden anywhere, even in the shower of your hotel room. And that's when an extortionist can strike. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim tells the story of a woman who was caught on a hidden camera in her hotel bathroom and what happened next is truly scary.

Duration:00:01:18

Parents are using social media to pick the baby's name

12/5/2018
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A lot of new parents have a tough time picking names for their new offspring. It used to be going through the baby name book and checking names online. Now it's social media. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the impact social media has made for new parents picking the name of their child and why it has become so prevalent.

Duration:00:01:57

When being neighborly is spying

12/4/2018
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Gone are the days of neighborhood watch groups. Now, social networking has take over as people post videos from home cameras, put up stuff for sale, and more. Is there a difference now between being neighborly and spying? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at how neighborhoods have evolved in how information is shared amongst neighbors.

Duration:00:01:17

3 ways to stop hackers during the holidays

12/3/2018
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It’s the happiest time of the year. It’s also the busiest time, for hackers. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives 3 tips on how to outsmart hackers this holiday season, especially when traveling.

Duration:00:01:47

The future of virtual assistants and relationships

11/30/2018
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Virtual assistants like Alex, Siri, and Google Assistant are always listening so naturally they know if your relationship is on the rocks. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the AI behind virtual assistants and how this technology can predict relationships and match people to his or her perfect partner.

Duration:00:01:19

Google's cheap cell phone service has some gotchas.

11/29/2018
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If you're paying too much for your cell phone service, Google has a cheap cell service for you. However, there are a few things you should know about. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at Google's cell phone service Fi and its pros and cons.

Duration:00:01:49

Neo Banks could be the future of banking online

11/28/2018
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Innovative technology affects almost every part of our lives. For instance, online shopping is more popular than going to an actual store. Now, Neo Banks are taking online banking to a whole new level. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the rise of Neo Banks as well as the pros and cons of these all digital banks.

Duration:00:01:48

Google Maps is used to scam your banking information

11/27/2018
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Clever scammers are out with a new way to steal your money and your identity and it involves Google Maps. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the latest tactic that scammers are using with the help of Google Maps to steal your banking information.

Duration:00:01:20

Heart transplant patient told to GoFundMe

11/26/2018
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Hedda Martin has congestive heart failure and the hospital where she is to have the transplant told her to set up an online fundraiser to pay for the operation. When the story hit the internet, people expressed outrage at the transplant center. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the big picture of what these types of stories really mean once they go viral.

Duration:00:01:47

Three holiday shopping secrets

11/23/2018
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The 2018 shopping season is in full swing and with all the sales going on, it's time to save some big bucks. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives 3 insider tips on how to save the most money as we shop this holiday season.

Duration:00:01:44

Shopping tips and tricks to get the best deals

11/21/2018
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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, it's time for people to get shrewd and savvy when shopping the deals this holiday season. In this episode of Consumer Tech update, Kim gives some tips to shoppers on how to get the best price on those big ticket items everyone will be buying this year.

Duration:00:01:51

Email receipt scams to watch out for this holiday shopping season

11/20/2018
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It's the holiday shopping season and that means everyone is getting a ton of email receipts and shipping emails. However, some of these emails might not be from legit sources. It could be from scammers. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the latest scam hitting our inboxes this holiday season and what steps we can take to stop these scammers.

Duration:00:01:19

Amazon - Too big to fail?

11/19/2018
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Over the years, we've seen big companies that have been in business a long time eventually shut their doors forever. In many cases, the rise of Amazon has been used as a reason companies don't survive. But even Amazon itself is not immune to being "too big to fail." In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at statements made by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his thoughts on the company's future.

Duration:00:01:15

Keeping gifts a secret when you shop online

11/16/2018
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Keeping gifts a secret can be difficult these days with so many people shopping online. Seeing what people purchase online is easier than you think. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives some tips and tricks on how to prevent family and friends from seeing what gifts they are receiving this holiday season.

Duration:00:01:18

Tech Christmas gifts that will spy on you

11/15/2018
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Smart speakers, smart outlets, baby monitors and more are all great tech Christmas gift choices for friends and family. Unless, they're spying on you. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at a recent study from Mozilla that reviews some of the top tech gifts of this holiday season and how well they deal with security, encryption, and your privacy.

Duration:00:01:22

Siri tips, tricks, and shortcuts

11/14/2018
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Siri has been a part of the iPhone since 2011 and has come a long way in the past 7 years. Starting as a voice recognition program, Siri has advanced to new levels and functionality. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives some tips and tricks to show how helpful Siri can really be.

Duration:00:01:17