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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

Stop neighbors from stealing your Internet

By Kim Komando
You’re ready to stream the latest episode of your favorite show. The popcorn smell permeates the room, you’re settled in your favorite spot and everything is perfect. When you fire up Netflix, frustration sets in. The video is fuzzy and ...

Don’t buy these 4 things on Black Friday

By Kim Komando
Black Friday has become synonymous in our minds with great deals. Often, the deals are impressive as businesses compete for shoppers’ attention and dollars. But there’s a dirty little Black Friday secret. Just because you’re buying on Black Friday doesn’t ...

Four ways to spot a fake online review

By Kim Komando
I was poking around Amazon a while back and saw an 85-inch Samsung TV that cost $45,000. Just for fun I checked out the reviews and saw these gems: “I was going to fund my daughters wedding in Hawaii, but ...

Why you should wrap car keys in aluminum foil

By Kim Komando
Your car is always listening. Not for your voice, like the Amazon Echo or Siri, but for an electronic signal, such as the coded “unlock” signal from your electronic key fob. If it’s a newer car model, you might not ...

Three search sites that don’t track like Google

By Kim Komando
Google is the go-to site for most people when they need to find something online or learn new information. Unfortunately, while Google is great at Web searches, it doesn’t have a stellar track record when it comes to privacy. It ...

Free online estimators tell you how much home is worth

By Kim Komando
You hear about home prices all the time. Just watch your local news, and you’ll hear how much the “average” home prices in your community are up or down, compared to last month or last year. But averages don’t tell ...

Stop Facebook targeted ads and tracking

By Kim Komando
If you browse the Internet at all, you’ve definitely run into targeted ads. For example, you’ll be looking at a product on one site, and then see an ad for it right away on another site. We’ve seen situations where ...

3 Craigslist searches that score great deals

By Kim Komando
If you’re on the prowl for inexpensive furniture, clothes, books, a car or just about anything else, the online classified site Craigslist is a good place to start. People list a lot of great items for not a lot of ...

These 7 apps are the worst at protecting privacy

By Kim Komando
When you’re browsing through the millions of apps available from the Apple and Android app stores, you’ll notice that close to 98 of them are free to download. That’s great if you’re looking to fill up your gadget, but many ...

3 hot-sellers on eBay taking up space in your home

By Kim Komando
With 157 million buyers worldwide, eBay is the go-to place for selling rare and unusual items. In its 20 years, it’s seen it all from a cornflake shaped like Illinois that sold in 2008 for $1,350 and Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten ...

Five details you shouldn’t give Facebook

By Kim Komando
The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. Before you snicker, you may be one too and not even know it. ...

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