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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

Komando: Upgrading to a new gadget

By Kim Komando
Upgrading to a new gadget always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old smartphone or tablet taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with your old gadget. You just don’t need it anymore. Or do you? ...

Five apps that could be dangerous for kids

By Kim Komando
If you’re a parent or grandparent, you know that kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ...

Turn your old phone into a security camera

By Kim Komando
In these days of non-stop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it’s easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That’s why I’m a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that ...

Five Facebook details you shouldn’t share

By Kim Komando
To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn’t share online. These little factoids alone might ...

5 digital tricks you’ll use every day

By Kim Komando
Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you’re a keyboard person, in Windows, ...

5 more apps that make you say wow

By Kim Komando
There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for ...

Komando: 5 tech gifts to avoid this holiday season

By Kim Komando
When you’re trying to buy the perfect gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, you’re probably going to think about something digital. With smartphones, tablets, TVs, headphones, home theater soundbars, gaming consoles, robots, cameras, cases, video games and ...

Careful: Some free apps can steal your data

By Kim Komando
If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. Often, free apps have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably never read the app’s ...

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

By Kim Komando
Despite the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health-care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay are just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other ...

5 tech myths you hear all the time

By Kim Komando
Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there’s no end to what we can imagine. That’s even true with technology. There’s old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, ...

Essential security apps for your phone or tablet

By Kim Komando
Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That’s how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible. Unfortunately for ...

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