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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

3 iPhone life hacks every user will love

8/13/2018
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In this episode of Consumer Tech Update, we're continuing Digital-Life-Hacks Week by sharing 3 hidden gems for iPhone users. Looking to charge your phone in a hurry? Want to be able to see the screen more easily? How about keeping your phone secure? You’ll use these iPhone life hacks time and time again.

Duration:00:01:05

Emergency medical information on your child's phone

8/12/2018
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It's Digital Life-Hacks week and in this episode of Consumer Tech Update, Kim shares with you ways to keep your child's vital medical information available to first responders in case of an emergency. With kids back in school, these tips will give both moms and dads peace of mind.

Duration:00:01:11

Alex Jones, the First Amendment and Big Tech

8/9/2018
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The First Amendment states that our government can't regulate our right to free speech but what about Big Tech? Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and other tech companies have been cracking down on conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones. In this Consumer Tech Update podcast Kim explores the topic of free speech and Big Tech.

Duration:00:01:07

Why dating apps often fail

8/8/2018
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Decades after dating sites and apps started to appear, we finally know the science of why most of them don't work. More times than not users strike out, regardless of whether it's for a one-night stand or the serious-minded. Kim will tell you what is attributed to the high failure rate.

Duration:00:01:07

How Big Tech already has what it wants

8/7/2018
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How much time do you spend on your devices everyday? There's only 24 hours in a day and we all try to make the most of it. And Big Tech companies want to be a part of your day too but how much time do they want? In this consumer tech update podcast, we find out how much of your time Big Tech wants.

Duration:00:01:07

Facebook is getting social with your bank account

8/6/2018
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Facebook has been in talks with some of the biggest banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup trying to convince them to share millions of customers account data. But as we all know, Facebook has a less than stellar reputation in safeguarding user data. Do you want Facebook's hands in your bank account?

Duration:00:01:07

Why life’s basic skills are dying

8/5/2018
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Ask yourself this: Do your kids know some of life’s most important basic skills? It seems that people under the age of forty have no concept of proper spelling or using a compass. Such basic skills have been replaced with new ones, but is that enough?

Duration:00:01:11

Never pack a laptop in checked baggage

8/2/2018
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Nowadays your laptop is indispensable and even when you’re traveling, you need to have it with you. However, be careful never to pack your laptop in checked luggage, instead take it with you in your carry-on. Kim Komando shares why your safety is at risk.

Duration:00:01:06

Google abandons "Don't be evil" motto

8/1/2018
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Google promised from the beginning to abide by one simple code of conduct: “Don’t be evil.” But today, that code has been officially erased from all of Google’s public documents. Why? Listen to Kim’s take.

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Avoid this fake Apple scam spreading right now

7/31/2018
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Big iOS scam hits iPhone, Mac and Windows PC users too. The scam uses a realistic looking but fake Apple website and once you get routed to it, you get an alarming message. Listen to Kim tell you the number one rule to avoid falling for such malicious scams!

Duration:00:01:07

Summer Travel - How safe is public Wi-Fi

7/30/2018
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When traveling or simply out in a public place, you are tempted to use public Wi-Fi. But be careful! They’re not safe. Follow these steps to reduce your risks of being hacked.

Duration:00:01:06

Uber and Lyft drivers livestream passengers without their consent

7/29/2018
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You may have heard the story of the St. Louis Uber driver who set up hidden cameras in his car to record then live stream his passengers. Do you have the right to seek legal action? Or do we lose our privacy the moment we are out in public?

Duration:00:01:11

Your children are busy killing each other this summer

7/25/2018
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If you’re wondering what kids are doing this summer, they’re off on a remote island killing each other. This popular video game is free but you’ll be shocked how they’re making billions.

Duration:00:01:06

Human-looking robots are coming to a home near you

7/24/2018
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Remember “The Jetsons?” It was a futuristic cartoon show in the 60s that predicted we would have a mechanical maid to help around the house. As it turns out, Big Tech engineers are secretly working on home robots. What will the future bring?

Duration:00:01:06

The Snapchat generation never goes outside

7/23/2018
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If you’re over thirty, you probably remember long summer days of playing outside. Today’s kids spend only one hour outdoors each day. You’ll be shocked when you hear of the activities that today’s children and teens have never done.

Duration:00:01:07

Cellphones are a detriment to our kids’ health

7/20/2018
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As research continues, more discoveries are made linking brain disorders to mobile phone radiation. The latest studies show that kids ages twelve to seventeen who use cell phones are experiencing memory issues. Kim Komando cautions on what to do to keep our kids safe from radiation.

Duration:00:01:11

Hackers are becoming more dangerous than ever

7/19/2018
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It’s easy to become complacent as we get news of yet another data breach each day. But the truth is tens of millions of hackers are launching billions of online attacks to get your information. Kim Komando tells you who the worst offenders are.

Duration:00:01:07

Social media levels the playing field with air travel

7/18/2018
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If you’re being treated rudely by a crewmember of a major airline, you can’t confront them directly or you could be arrested. But the good news is, you can use consumer tech!

Duration:00:01:06

Top online scams to watch out for this summer

7/17/2018
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Even though Nigerian prince email scams are a thing of the past, more sophisticated ones have taken their place. Kim Komando gives you a look at the latest scams cheating people out of their hard earned money this summer.

Duration:00:01:07

Watch out for retailers where your personal data is likely to be stolen

7/16/2018
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Nowadays we hear of retailers getting hit by data breaches on a regular basis. But how do we keep track of which ones, and whether or not your data is at risk? Kim Komando has made it easy. Here are the top retailers that likely had been hit. Check your credit cards!

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