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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

Don’t buy an iPad, Mac or AirPods... right now.

10/19/2018
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Apple comes out with new hardware closer to the holidays and this year is no exception. But what can we expect to see? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim talks about when is the best time to buy new Apple products and what new gadgets we can expect.

Duration:00:01:15

Want to see what Apple and Google knows about you?

10/18/2018
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Want to find out what information tech companies have on you? Want to see your Google search history? Now you can. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at how companies like Apple and Google are now offering users the ability to see what data they have collected on them.

Duration:00:01:15

You watched porn and we have the video, so pay up

10/17/2018
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Scammers often rely on scare tactics to manipulate people out of fear. While most people are smart enough to see through these tactics, many are still getting duped. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update Kim looks at a big extortion email scam that has been playing on many people's fears and stealing their money.

Duration:00:01:15

When text and email alerts go wrong

10/16/2018
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There have been so many "accidental" emails and messages that have been sent out to people or groups that they're not supposed to go to. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at what's behind many of these accidental messages whether it's a false text message or an email that went to the wrong people.

Duration:00:02:14

Facebook was hacked. Was your data stolen?

10/15/2018
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Thirty million Facebook users had their accounts hacked and the criminals got a lot of personal information. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim talks about what personal information was stolen from Facebook users as well as what they can do about it.

Duration:00:01:17

Black Friday deals we know about right now!

10/12/2018
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Black Friday is coming up quick and now is the time to start putting together your shopping plan. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at some of the Black Friday deals that have already been revealed so you can add them to your holiday shopping list.

Duration:00:02:14

A new way to buy cheap airfare online

10/11/2018
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With Thanksgiving coming up fast, many of us need to get moving on purchasing airline tickets. But, when can you get the best deals on airfare? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim has 3 ways to make sure you score the lowest fare.

Duration:00:02:13

Google Pixel 3: New features or same old stuff?

10/10/2018
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On the heels of Apple's new iPhones, Google released its new Pixel 3 phones with some new features. Does the Pixel 3 have some features that set it apart is it more of the same old stuff? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at some of the specs of the Pixel 3 phones and what really sets them apart.

Duration:00:02:14

Google's 500K data breach

10/9/2018
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Did you ever use Google's social media site called Google Plus? Apparently, not many people do but if you did your data might have been taken. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at Google's revelation that a security flaw exposed user data for years.

Duration:00:01:14

Can the Apple Watch save your life?

10/8/2018
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The Apple Watch Series 4 has a lot of upgrades from it's overall design to many new functions for users. It can also save your life. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the new Apple Watch and its ability to monitor the well-being of its wearer.

Duration:00:02:16

The tech not to buy in October

10/5/2018
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Believe it or not, October is not the best time to buy new tech. Why is that? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim talks about the lack of deals for new technology this month and when is the best time to buy that new smartphone or tablet.

Duration:00:02:13

The iPhone body cam

10/4/2018
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Apple wants Siri to be your ultimate personal assistant and has added a new feature if you get pulled over by the police. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at a new app that will make Siri perform a series of commands.

Duration:00:01:15

Government emergency alert system scams are spreading across the country

10/3/2018
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Most of us remember those tests on television of the Emergency Alert System back in the day. Now that most of us have cellphones, the government is testing a new way to communicate with the public. But beware, this can also bring out hackers and scammers that want to take advantage of the situation. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim warns us to be on our guard as hackers and scammers take advantage of these types of situations where victims are ripe for the pickings.

Duration:00:01:15

Facebook hacked again

10/2/2018
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The worst hack in Facebook history happened last week affecting some 50 million user accounts. But, your Facebook account isn't the only one that landed in the hands of hackers. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at what last week's Facebook breach could mean for those users affected and how it can impact more than just their Facebook account.

Duration:00:01:15

Top tech jobs that pay big money

10/1/2018
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If you're looking for a career change, or just starting out and wondering which direction to go, think about a career in tech. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim gives you the top tech careers that pay the big bucks. And here's a hint: It's not programming!

Duration:00:01:17

The best streaming services for movies

9/28/2018
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If you’re looking for a good movie, should you relax with Amazon Prime Video or Netflix? In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at a recent comparison between the two streaming services in terms of quantity of movies, streaming quality, and ultimately which service gives you the most bang for your buck.

Duration:00:01:15

Popular games being used by child predators

9/27/2018
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Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft are just a few of the games that are wildly popular with kids right now. And because of their huge popularity, child predators have a new hunting ground in these virtual worlds. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the increasing number of child predators that are stalking kids in some of these popular online games.

Duration:00:01:15

Airlines attempt to bring passengers zen

9/26/2018
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The long lines, uncomfortable seats, people coughing, the pushing, the shoving, and on occasion, rude airline employees. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at how some airlines are trying new ways to help passengers relieve stress and tension while flying to their destination.

Duration:00:01:13

Gig economy: Is it worth driving for Uber or Lyft?

9/25/2018
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Not long ago, driving for Uber or Lyft could bring in significant income but as time goes by, the income made by drivers has dropped significantly. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim analyzes the decrease in wages made by Uber and Lyft drivers and the increase in others as we look at the gig economy as a whole.

Duration:00:01:15

The best deals in tech right now

9/24/2018
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The new Apple iPhones and Apple Watch are starting to hit stores and there are some good deals to be had if you want to upgrade. In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim looks at the deals that you can get on Apple iPhones and the Apple Watch and how now might be the time to upgrade.

Duration:00:01:59