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Kim Komando hosts the nation’s largest talk radio show about consumer electronics, computers and the Internet. Kim Komando can be reached via e-mail or at 888-825-5254

Don’t feel boxed in by cable

By Kim Komando
I suspect you’re like me. You just want to sit down in front of the TV and find something interesting to watch. Fat chance of that these days. Watching your favorite shows is getting more complicated. It’s also getting more …

Make it tough for thieves

By Kim Komando
Breaking news such as the massive data breach at Experian or Target now seems common. Leaving aside the victims of actual fraud, I hear constantly from people who’ve had to swap out every debit and credit card, or whose cards …

Protect privacy on Facebook

By Kim Komando
Facebook has been in the news a lot recently. Mark Zuckerberg bought the What’sApp company in February for  $19 billion. Then it bought a little-known virtual-reality headset maker, Oculus VR, for $2 billion. Those high-profile deals shouldn’t distract us from …

Data breaches increase consumer awareness, hit stores financially

By Kim Komando
Every week or two, we learn something about the horrific data breach Target had late last year. The huge retailer got “pwned,” as the hackers say, in one of the biggest data thefts in history. Hackers snatched the credit card …

It’s time to call it quits, XP

By Kim Komando
I’ve got to tell it to you straight. If you’re still on an old computer running the Windows XP operating system, D-Day is at hand. And by “D,” I mean “dump it.” I understand if you don’t want to face …

Big Data: Getting to know you

By Kim Komando
“Good evening, everyone. Thanks for coming over for dinner. I’d like to introduce my friend Joe. “He’s a Mets fan, drinks a little too much Miller Beer, is an inconsistent libertarian and has been known to spend his evenings checking …

Can a ‘kill switch’ cut the rate of smartphone theft?

By Kim Komando
There are so many things technology does to make our lives better. There’s also some things technology could do to make our lives better but for some reason doesn’t. Here’s an interesting example. Did you know that, even as crime …

Relief  for high cable bills

By Kim Komando
Who doesn’t think their Internet and cable bills are too high? For years, I’ve been tracking the stories asking why we seem to be perennial sufferers of a certain chronic syndrome: Bills too high, Internet speed too slow. There are …

Amazing apps raise the bar

By Kim Komando
It’s a downer of a time in the tech world in so many ways. The NSA is snooping everywhere. Ad trackers attach themselves to us like dust bunnies. Hackers and scammers are hiding around every digital corner. Remember when we …

Nosy phones  no more

By Kim Komando
The battle to maintain some semblance of privacy in our online lives is a classic one-step-forward, two-steps-back situation. Just when you start to feel you have a grasp of things, we get hit with revelations about government spying. The latest? …

Feds seize all secrets on laptop

By Kim Komando
It’s pretty obvious that we as a society are now made up of two groups. There are those who have moved their lives into the digital realm, and those who haven’t. I would like to introduce you to someone in …

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