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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 data breach will go down as one of the biggest in history

1/18/2019
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Have any of your online account credentials ever been stolen in a data breach? Since breaches are so common nowadays, there's a great chance they have, whether you know about it or not. That's why it's critical to know when a massive data breach happens, so you can take action. In this podcast, Kim talks about a data breach impacting hundreds of millions of email addresses, and yours could be one of them.

Duration:00:01:45

Social engineering through the use of fake news

1/17/2019
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Social engineering is the phrase that describes how people with an agenda use real names and sites to spoof you. And it seems that no one is immune to these elaborate manipulations. In this podcast, Kim looks at the latest scheme that spoofed the world's largest asset management company as well as some news organizations.

Duration:00:01:11

A Federal judge rules that police can't force you to unlock your cellphone

1/16/2019
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A judge in northern California ruled that police can't force anyone to unlock their smartphones using biometrics like a fingerprint or facial ID. But, this case is far from over. In this podcast, Kim looks at what this decision really means and how the battle for privacy is far from over.

Duration:00:01:13

What does Google know about you?

1/15/2019
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Have you ever wondered how much Google knows about you? There is a way to find out. Learn all the data Google has on you with a few simple clicks. In this podcast, Kim looks at Google's new way for users to take a look at all the data they've collected from them whether it's Gmail, Chrome or any other Google product. The depth of the results may shock you.

Duration:00:01:10

Texts are forever

1/14/2019
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Jeff Bezos' divorce provides us with a cautionary tale: text messages are forever. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at a few of the details that led to Jeff Bezos divorce and why we all need to be aware that the text messages and images we send last a lifetime.

Duration:00:01:19

Some people are losing their life savings trying to sell on Amazon

1/11/2019
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In this day and age, many people are looking the make a little extra money to help pay the bills. Thanks to the internet and social media, it's pretty common to see an ad or a video advertising a way to make money selling online using the Amazon marketplace. However, there are people out there making money not by selling on Amazon but by selling the "secrets" to getting rich on Amazon. And many people are losing a lot of money on these scams.

Duration:00:01:15

The most expensive divorce in history

1/10/2019
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By now, you may have heard that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is getting and his wife are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage. So, how much money are we talking? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim talks about Jeff Bezos impending divorce and why it's the most expensive divorce in history.

Duration:00:01:18

Apple's ad is a big fat lie

1/9/2019
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Apple does not attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as and exhibitor, but they do have a presence. The problem is, it's a big fat lie. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim compares what Apple's ad is saying to the reality of how secure a person's data is on an iPhone.

Duration:00:01:13

CES starts today and that means a major tech makeover

1/8/2019
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CES starts today in Las Vegas and runs all week. That means that our lives are set for a major tech makeover. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives us a snapshot of some of the tech we'll see from CES this week and what it will mean to us over the next few years.

Duration:00:01:23

What new tech will we see from the Consumer Electronics Show?

1/7/2019
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The world's largest tech trade show starts tomorrow in Las Vegas. There will be so many new gadgets and tech on display, but there are some particular items to look for. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at what new technology we can expect to see from companies at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Duration:00:01:18

Need to stop a carjacker? There's an app for that.

1/4/2019
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If you have an iPhone, you're probably familiar with the "Find My iPhone" app. Turns out, it can do more than just find your missing phone. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the story of a man who used the "Find My iPhone" app to find his stolen car.

Duration:00:01:13

Netflix is changing the way we watch a movie

1/3/2019
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Netflix has released their first interactive movie. Viewers can now control the decisions of the movie's characters and take things in different directions. It's definitely a unique way to watch a movie, but is there more? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at how Netflix's new interactive movie is also giving the streaming giant more information than just how many people have watched.

Duration:00:01:25

The 5G revolution is coming. Are you ready?

1/2/2019
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There's been so much talk lately about 5G coming in 2019. Compared to 4G, 5G is 20 times faster. It's also going to revolutionize communication. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the impact 5G is going to have on our technology and it's more than just faster speeds on our smartphones.

Duration:00:01:25

Common tech items millennials have never heard of

1/1/2019
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If it seems like only a few years ago that pagers, VHS tapes, and floppy discs were everywhere, you are clearly NOT a millennial. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at technology that millennials have never used and maybe have never seen before.

Duration:00:01:12

New Year's resolutions for your digital life

12/31/2018
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So many of us make New Year's resolutions whether it's losing weight, getting organized, or learning a new skill. But what about New Year's resolutions for your digital life? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim offers some resolutions we can all do to help us in our daily digital lives.

Duration:00:01:22

Spy apps are the latest weapon in relationship drama

12/28/2018
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Parents use specific apps installed on their children's devices to track their location, their web history, and more. Now, these apps are being used by suspicious partners to catch their infidelity. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at how apps meant to be used by parents to keep their children safe are now being used to spy on people's relationships.

Duration:00:01:15

Should kids use good manners with Amazon Alexa?

12/27/2018
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Amazon's Alexa was one of the most popular Christmas gifts this year. Virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are incredibly helpful but should kids be taught to say please and thank you when interacting with these devices? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives some reasons why using good manners will go a long way with kids and tech.

Duration:00:01:19

What to buy the day after Christmas

12/26/2018
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Now that all the presents are opened, and the big day is past, let's look at the top items to buy right now – the day AFTER Christmas. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the top items we should be buying now that Christmas is over from tech to decor.

Duration:00:01:16

Merry Christmas from Kim Komando

12/25/2018
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It's Christmas day across America and today, I want lay aside the consumerism and technology for once, and instead make just a few simple observations and "thank you’s." Take a minute today and say thank you and Merry Christmas to special people in your life.

Duration:00:02:12

Holiday depression - And how to fight it

12/24/2018
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For millions, the holidays are a mixed bag of emotions, including anxiety and depression. And as it turns out, social media may be partly to blame. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at new research about stress and anxiety that people feel during the holidays and what people can do about it.

Duration:00:01:11