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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

One huge mistake people make when renting cars

By Kim Komando
There are plenty of reasons to rent a car, from leaving an unreliable car behind on a vacation to getting around a business trip. There is a real hidden danger when renting a car that you may not even realize. ...

Why you should Google yourself now

By Kim Komando
Whether it’s a potential employer, current employer, budding romantic partner, long-time significant other, or someone else in your life, there’s a good chance they have or will run a Google search for your name. Do you know everything that they’ll ...

7 common tech myths busted

By Kim Komando
I know you’ve had the experience of sharing a “fact” you’ve known for years, only to have someone point out that it’s actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it’s very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people ...

Traffic jams? There’s an app for that

By Tribune-Review
Question: There are three routes that I can take to get to work. I always seem to pick the one with an accident. Is there an app for that? Answer: You need the app Waze (Android, Apple; free). Aside ...

Stop advertisers from tracking you on Facebook

By Kim Komando
Online advertising is the price we pay to use most free websites and services. As a website owner myself, I know how important advertising is for supporting a site. I also know that while many people are fine with regular ...

Komando: Slay vampire electronics to save money

By Kim Komando
Americans spend $19 billion a year, or around $165 a household, on something completely wasteful. You’ve probably never thought about the electricity your “always-on” but idle electronics consume all day and night. According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, so-called ...

How to create a strong password

By Kim Komando
A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That’s why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should. But, strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers ...

Secrets for cheap airline tickets

By Kim Komando
You’ve picked the perfect spot for this year’s vacation, and now the trick is getting there without going broke. That’s easier said than done, especially if you’re flying. I’ve told you before that the days you buy and fly can drop ...

Apple isn’t only brand with smartwatch worth considering

By Kim Komando
Question: I am interested in a smartwatch. How does the Apple Watch compare to the Moto 360, Samsung Gear, and LG? Answer: You forgot a few other popular smartwatch makers including Pebble and Sony. The basic differences are in ...

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

By Kim Komando
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. But Facebook is also a major time drain and privacy killer. There is more to Facebook than status updates, ...

10 killer apps you shouldn’t live without

By Kim Komando
When you hop into Apple or Google’s app stores on your smartphone or tablet and literally have more than a million apps enticing you, it’s easy to get quickly overwhelmed. Of course, there are countless options for the boring staples ...

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