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Author: Kim Komando

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Your daily tech update from American's digital pro, Kim Komando. Stay up on the latest tech news with Kim's trusted advice, opinions and actionable tips — all in one minute.

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How many friends and family members have your Netflix login? Sharing streaming services is common practice, but you might find yourself locked out of your own account if too many people are watching at the same time.
If you want to listen to music through your phone without headphones, you need a speaker. But what if you don't want Alexa or Siri listening in through devices like the Echo or Apple HomePod? I have the solution: Bluetooth speakers.
Facebook's long overdue new tool lets you archive or delete posts in bulk. Now the question is, are they actually gone for good? I wouldn't bet on it.
If there is any good news from the lawlessness in America’s major cities, it’s this: Apple is making monetary contributions to help victims of police brutality, while the looters of Apple stores got much more than they bargained for.
As protests took place across the U.S., millions were watching on Facebook Live. If you turn to social media for news, I have a warning about what you'll find.
Today's screens can display 16.7 million colors, and all those colors need names. Head to colornames.org to add your suggestions to the list and vote for others. Some of the latest? "Grandma Made Me Buy This Dress" for a nice dusty pink and "Diluted Limes" ... You can guess what shade that one is.
Think back a few months. How often did you ignore calls and opt to communicate via text, email or social media message? Now, months into the pandemic, good old fashioned voice calls are through the roof.
President Trump signed an executive ordered aimed at limiting the legal protections that shield social media companies. The question now is how will he enforce it?
A decade ago, we started saying "no more" to expensive cable and satellite service. Now, there are more streaming services than ever to fill the void. And they'll put a dent in your wallet as much as, say, a traditional cable bill.
Tune into your local news station and you may see a segment that feels surprising if you keep up with the tech world: A feel-good story about Amazon's happy employees. The truth? Amazon produced the entire segment. Now, how did this get on the air?
We all want better, smarter and faster. Researchers in Australia hit a new record internet speed that hits faster out of the ballpark. The team logged speeds of 44.2 terabits per second — fast enough to download 1,000+ HD movies in less than a second.
This Memorial Day, join me in taking a moment to show respect to those who embody the spirit of duty, honor and selflessness in the service of America.
Don't be surprised to hear from coronavirus tracers who track the spread of the disease. But if you were one of the millions who got a text that you've been exposed to COVID-19, it was probably a scam. I'll tell you what tipped me off.
There are nearly 1.6 million drones registered in the U.S., according to FAA estimates, and DJI holds nearly two-thirds of the American market. Now this Chinese company's products could be pulled from shelves. Why now? Listen to find out.
Your daily Zoom calls aren't quite the same as being on television, but you still want to look your best, right? Take a cue from broadcasters with these five tips for looking great on camera.
A few months ago, Uber was on top of the ridesharing world. Fast forward to today and the demand has dried up — taking thousands of jobs along with it. The massive cuts at Uber give us a glimpse at what's happening to the U.S. economy as a whole.
The pandemic has brought innumerable changes. Among them, a shift in how much we really care about fame and celebrity. As our priorities shift, so too does what we care about. Has health finally overtaken wealth?
Ah, another weekend ... at home. Fire up your video chat service of choice, gather a few friends and have a game night. Here are a few low-tech options to make your high-tech hangout more fun.
With all the horrible content that actually makes it onto Facebook, I've wondered what gets filtered out and who does the job. It's a team of moderators, and Facebook is paying out millions of dollars to compensate them for mental health issues developed on the job.
Social media platforms are hotbeds for fake news. What is Twitter's latest plan to battle false and dangerous info? A warning that leaves me asking ... Really? That's all you got?
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