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Kim Komando Explains

Author: Kim Komando

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The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

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Hackers managed to shut down one of the largest gas pipelines in the U.S. What else could they do? Plus, the voice of Alexa revealed, a massive Dogecoin scam operation hits for $5 million, and a handy travel hack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you have more photos than you know what to do with? Kim, Allie and Ben dive into the best ways to get rid of all the junk and duplicates — like memes and screenshots — hiding the important pictures you want to keep. Plus, how to back-up and store your collection for easy browsing and long-term storage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apple is in an 'Epic' court battle that could change the way we pay for apps. You've heard of Bitcoin, but what about some of the other cryptocurrencies that make up this $2 trillion industry? Then Ben, Mike and Allie talk streaming devices. Spoiler: Roku reigns supreme. And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Most countries have a cybercrime unit. Many also have hacking units, elite gangs of cyber soldiers who launch long-term attacks on rival nations. Their goal: to steal state secrets or even wreak havoc on its citizens. But you can be your own cybercrime unit — and there are a lot of threats you need to protect yourself from. Kim talks with Etay Maor, the Senior Director of Security Strategy at Cato Networks. Find out how this battle of giants impacts you — as well as how you can stay safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kim and the crew break down the latest tech news, including a global chip shortage that's going to make getting your hands on electronics and appliances even more expensive. Plus, a 21-year-old Blockbuster rental came back to haunt a woman applying for a new driver's license. The team reminiscences over the best cell phones from years past, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s tax time. Get ready for hair-pulling, nail-biting and double-checking numbers so you don’t upset the IRS. Luckily, I’m here with everything you need to know this tax season, from COVID’s impact to the different tax websites you can file through. We’re talking about loans, finding your tax rates, common pitfalls and more with Rachel Cheek, a certified public accountant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you have a website, you’re probably always hungry for more traffic. I know I am! That’s why I sat down with Tim Ash, an expert on digital marketing and evolutionary psychology. There are seven common mistakes you might be making that are tanking your results. After this, you’ll be ready to attract more eyes to your site than ever before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After a year of binge-watching, Netflix is losing subscribers. They have a new way to make money, and Kim has the details on how it could impact the movies you already love. Ben nerds out over the little rover that could flying on Mars, and the crew talks smart home tech. What would you buy if money were no object? And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 5G revolution is here, and boy, has it caused a splash. Conspiracy theories spread through forums like tornadoes, whipping up fear about contamination and health issues. People are toppling cell phone towers, thinking they cause COVID-19. But how valid are these concerns? Kim sits down with radio wave expert Kenneth Foster, a University of Pennsylvania professor with all the facts. After this episode, you’ll be ready for the newest generation of wireless technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kim has the story of a guy who tried (and failed) to take down the internet. Is that even possible? A look at Google's new ad tracking tech that might be active in your browser right now, and a secret way to send hidden messages from iPhone to iPhone. Find out how the crew cleans their tech inside and out, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's exclusive episode of Kim Komando Explains is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 420 stations across the U.S. Listen to the full show on your schedule for 30 days free at getkim.com. Coming up, in the first hour, another massive data breach involving Facebook, this time involving more than 530 million people. Find out what to do. Plus, while doctors might tell you it’s a bad idea to Google medical symptoms, a new study says otherwise. And be on the lookout for “Zoom Zombies” on the road. Sounds like a bad movie, but it’s real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The U.S. government is buying up phone, power and water records. If you have smart devices in your home, you need to hear this. More bad news from Facebook: Half a billion user records were leaked. Plus, the best ways to display photos on your TV. And can Allie fool Ben and Mike in this week's Brand New or Not True? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Social media used to be fun. Remember those days? You'd chat with old friends, post a few photos and move on. Fast forward to today and social media is addictive, intrusive and even harmful. Jim Fournier, the mind behind a new social media platform, says it's even a threat to our democracy. Kim jumps into the murky world of social media, from data collection to insurance schemes. There’s a lot you have to watch out for, and we’ll shed light on the greatest threats in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Kim breaks down PayPal's new addition: Paying with cryptocurrency. Why would you want to do this? Find out. Plus, a deepfake warning from the FBI and tips for spotting fake videos and photos. And two simple ways to free up storage space on your computer. See if Ben can beat Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cellphones changed the world. They revolutionized the way we communicate and paved the way for today’s Big Tech companies to emerge. In this episode, Kim takes a trip to the past with Marty Cooper, a tech legend known as the father of the cellphone. You’ll learn a ton of surprising and funny stories behind your smartphone. For example, cellphones were once shaped like shoes. Find out even more in this fun and informative episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The latest Windows 10 update is a mess. Find out if it's finally safe to download. Plus, the team dives deep into the NFT craze. Why are people ponying up millions for things they'll never touch? Plus, there's a copycat of the social media app Clubhouse floating around. Get the details on how to spot the fake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amazon can seem like a jungle to new sellers. But this jungle is ripe with opportunities for those who are willing to research market data, listen to customers and pounce on trends. In this episode, Kim’s talking with Jason Boyce, an Amazon expert and an e-commerce veteran. Together, they’ll share some top-secret tips for making the most out of the world’s largest online realtor. This is a must for anyone who sells online! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As the COVID vaccine rolls out, travel-related searches are booming. Scammers have caught on and Allie has details on what to watch out for. The Pentagon's research agency opened up bids for tech that sounds an awful lot like superhero gear, and Netflix says no more password sharing. Plus, as the next round of stimulus payments roll out, a quick warning to protect your wallet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Farmers have always been ready to jump into the dirt and fix their tools. But over the past few decades, tractors and other farm gadgets have complex software that’s hard to decode. The same has happened with our computers, phones, appliances and just about any other tech you can think of. In this episode, Kim dives into the nitty-gritty world of repair politics. Do we really own our tech if we can’t fix it? Are large manufacturers monopolizing the right to repair? Kim talks to Gay Gordon-Byrne, a consumer rights advocate at the heart of this debate, as well as a farmer on the front lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The very first tweet is set to sell for $2.5 million. Ben, Allie and Mike dive into the weird world of non-fungible tokens. Plus, an urgent update alert for iPhones and several Android apps you need to delete now. In the tech tip, a smart new trick for your Alexa, and the crew talks all things cookies — on the web and the baked good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Doug Ruggles

Kim, why does your add for buyraycom/kimk.... take me to a bogus website with links deemed potentially harmful? (https://usd.alexa-cam.com/)

Nov 12th
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Nestor

Just started listening to this podcast. One episode in (virtual concerts) and I must say I realy like the ping pong aspect of host and guest. My only complaint is please sync the volume better. It might be on my end but from what I noticed is the ads that roll are super loud and im finding myself having to adjust the volume every time an ad rolls.

Nov 3rd
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pdraggy

Freaks and Geeks is such a fun highly underrated show with an 80s vibe, no idea where to find it though but its well worth the search. Red Oaks is another coming of age series with a strong 80s vibe made by Amazon Prime video. I really like the Prime series, Mozart in the Jungle.

Oct 28th
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Clinton Knight

last year the Prime Day prices were the same as July prices. It was truly a disappointment.

Oct 11th
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JC Preston

True story. Several of my podcast guests have been Digital Nomads. Many of them prefer to be called "Citizens of the World".

Mar 30th
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Ray Jayatunga

Great discussion and really valuable insight. My only criticism is that the background track is extremely distracting

Jan 18th
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Russell Hicks

love Kim Komando,

Jan 16th
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Phil Conti

thkq..very informative in laymen language.

Aug 2nd
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Pamela Grebe Richardson

Interesting content (have listened to several episodes) but it's a painful experience. There is way too much noise underneath the speaker and/or used to "illustrate" the information being presented. Unfortunately, with this episode, I have finally been driven away and will be unsubscribing.

May 18th
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