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Tech Refresh with Kim Komando & Friends

The Kim Komando Show

Tech Refresh is your fun talk show about all things digital — the good, bad and uplifting. From news and buying tips to the latest crazy internet trends, Kim, Mike, Allie and Ben break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

Tech Refresh is your fun talk show about all things digital — the good, bad and uplifting. From news and buying tips to the latest crazy internet trends, Kim, Mike, Allie and Ben break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

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United States

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Tech Refresh is your fun talk show about all things digital — the good, bad and uplifting. From news and buying tips to the latest crazy internet trends, Kim, Mike, Allie and Ben break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

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English

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6023818200


Episodes

Facebook's name change, Alexa tips, kids and social media

10/22/2021
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

Duration:00:44:03

Android always tracking, 'killware,' digital signature

10/15/2021
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

Duration:00:46:24

Facebook whistleblower, Windows 11 is here, dangerous TikTok trend

10/8/2021
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

Duration:00:40:59

Software tracking everything you do, new iPhone, Alexa on wheels

10/1/2021
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

Duration:00:47:41

Scam texts going up, Amazon's new guarantee, the first MP3

9/24/2021
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

Duration:00:50:01

Podcast pro tips, Alexa prank, Windows nightmare

9/17/2021
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

Duration:00:46:41

WhatsApp not so private, 3 smart tech hacks, talking duck

9/10/2021
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

Duration:00:37:29

iPhone 13, digital license, pay later on Amazon

9/3/2021
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

Duration:00:42:22

Crypto hits $2.1T, UPS scam, quick tech hacks

8/27/2021
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

Duration:00:36:29

Windows nightmare continues, podcasting tips, new Gen Z trend

8/20/2021
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

Duration:00:45:59

Apple's plan to fight child porn, stop scam texts, be a Netflix star

8/13/2021
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

Duration:00:48:50

X-rated email scam, FBI's secret spy phones, tech life hacks

8/6/2021
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

Duration:00:40:24

Fake Windows 11 installers, update your iPhone, Alexa's new persona

7/30/2021
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

Duration:00:37:49

Bezos in space, crypto scam warning, clear duplicate contacts

7/23/2021
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

Duration:00:37:48

Twitter's big mistake, Ring encryption, finding your lost phone

7/16/2021
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

Duration:00:34:41

Nosy smart assistants, old scam is back, using email aliases

7/9/2021
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

Duration:00:39:56

Facebook caps $1 trillion, Peloton for kids and Starlink's internet for the masses

7/2/2021
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, Ben explains 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

Duration:00:38:07

Smartphone warning, car rental scams, new private search engine

6/25/2021
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

Duration:00:32:58

Influencers shilling crypto, update your iPhone, medical data breach

6/18/2021
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

Duration:00:44:43

FBI app crackdown, X-rated emails, tech productivity hacks

6/11/2021
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

Duration:00:40:42