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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, the bad and the uplifting. From what you should buy to the latest crazy internet trends, Kim, Allie, Ben and Matt break it all down. Listen once and you’re hooked — it’s that simple.

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

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

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English

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Episodes

COVID test scams, Netflix price increase, smart Alexa tip

1/21/2022
Looking for free COVID tests? Don’t go to one of the many scam sites that have popped up almost overnight. Plus, Netflix just hit a major milestone … and you’re not going to like it. Plus, how to use your Echo or phone to detect sounds like a knock at the door, barking dogs and glass breaking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:55

Wordle tips, smart guns, 'Batman' letdown

1/14/2022
Are you playing Wordle? It seems like just about everyone is! We've got pro tips to help you win the hot word game and a warning about the Wordle app. Plus, smart guns are coming and Kim has the details. And find out why the internet is up in arms over the latest "Batman" movie and its PG-13 rating. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:16

Goodbye 3G, CES winners, 'Harry Potter' reunion flubs

1/14/2022
The major wireless providers are doing away with 3G, and the impact goes well beyond your smartphone. Plus, Ben has the best products announced at this year's CES. Matt, our trusty internet scout, has the stories going viral online, including what the "Harry Potter" reunion special got wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:05

Watch out for this Google ad scam — and try this trick for better pet photos

12/30/2021
Watch out: Scammers are creating Google ads to leech off of your search traffic. This scary trick conned some people out of $500,000 in cryptocurrency. In this episode, you’ll also get some tips for snapping the perfect picture of your pets — even if they’re always moving. Plus, Ben’s spilling the beans on his very first five-star review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:36

Best apps of the year, quick tech tips, Twitter bans these photos

12/23/2021
Relive 2021 with the top songs, podcasts and apps of the year. Plus, a change to Twitter could put an end to certain types of bullying — if it's actually effective. And a special way to make guests feel at home using a piece of tech you already have in the house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:37

Scary software flaw, $8/mo to start your car, fix your photos

12/17/2021
Ben has the scoop on a Log4j, a dangerous security flaw that's so ubiquitous we may see the impact for years to come. Plus, the age of subscriptions continues as one car company wants you to pay up to use your key fob. And a handy website that can remove people and objects from your photos without any editing skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:47

The day the internet died, AirTags and car theft, gift ideas

12/9/2021
Amazon Web Services went down and took a ton of websites and services with it. Plus, thieves are using AirTags to track potential victims. And Kim, Ben and Allie have your back with some out-of-the-box gift ideas if you're struggling to finish your holiday shopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:48

Top apps of the year, Twitter bans sharing certain photos, Alexa guest mode

12/3/2021
It's that time again: The list of the top apps and streaming music of 2021 is out. Are these great downloads on your phone? Plus, Twitter just banned sharing a certain kind of photo — and Ben has the details on how this affects you. Plus, how to switch your Echo to guest mode before holiday visitors arrive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:36

Windows drama, holiday shopping secret, fix your own iPhone

11/19/2021
It happens like clockwork: Microsoft releases an update and the internet sounds the alarms. The latest drama involves the Edge browser. Plus, a smart tip from Ben on how to find the best prices on what you're shopping for this holiday season. And in a shocking turnaround, Apple says you'll soon be able to repair your own broken tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:48

Tech news roundup, paid Twitter, speed up your computer

11/12/2021
Get the tech news of the day in just a few minutes with Kim, Allie and Ben. Would you pay for Twitter? The social media site sure hopes so and we’ve got the details on what you get. Plus, how to speed up your computer in just a few clicks. And Matt has the slang Gen Z kids are using to help you decode your upcoming Thanksgiving conversations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:50

Google ad scam, take better pet photos, Ben's first 5-star review

11/5/2021
Scammers have a clever new tactic that really works. They're creating Google ads to piggyback off search traffic; one scheme cost people over $500,000 in cryptocurrency in one weekend. Plus, tips for taking better pictures of your furry friends, and Ben gives his first five-Ben head review. Listen to find out what merited the honor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:25

iPhone secret tracking, train NASA AI, trade in your old tech

10/29/2021
Bad news, iPhone users. There are two ways your phone can track you, even if you've turned off all those permissions. You can help train NASA's Mars Rover AI and we'll tell you how. Plus, a fast and easy way to trade in your old tech for money and discounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:11

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