Computers in Columns

7 Facebook tips for power users

Facebook has become more than just a virtual lounge for hanging out with family and friends. People can now create groups, do business, create...
Columns May 20, 2017

Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop, and more

For years, people have grumbled about the price of software. Adobe products have always been expensive and Microsoft Office is a staple for computers...
Columns May 13, 2017

5 tech myths you should stop believing

Like the old wives’ tale advising you not to go outside with wet hair or else you’ll catch a cold, everyday gadgets come with...
Columns February 25, 2017

Silence the political rants on your Facebook feed

Facebook didn’t start out as a political pulpit. If you turn to Facebook to relax and share recipes, photos and life updates with your...
Columns February 18, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Nosy smart TVs, scanning receipts, debit card hijackers, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about all things digital. This week, I'm covering new ATM skimmers, keeping track of...
Columns February 3, 2017

Hack-proof your life: 5 key steps to boost your safety online

At this moment, someone wants your information. Hackers covet your email account, your home address, and your social security number. They want to commandeer...
Columns January 7, 2017

Protect your phone from secret spyware

All day long, your phone is churning private data through its circuitry, and if criminals can break into your phone, they can steal all...
Columns December 31, 2016

Upgrade your cable modem for faster speeds

I'll be honest: Cable modems aren't glamorous technology. In fact, you probably haven't thought about yours since it was installed. It's easy to forget...
Columns September 14, 2016

3 surprising uses for old tech

Faster! Bigger! Thinner! Breakthrough! Tech companies use words like these to get you to upgrade to their latest products. But what can you do...
Columns May 14, 2016

What to do when your computer freezes or locks up

It happens to everyone at some point. You're doing something on your computer, whether it's an important project, some aimless browsing, or trying to...
Columns April 2, 2016

One free step to make an aging computer run like new

You know the frustration of a computer that keeps getting slower and slower every year. There are ways you can keep the speed up...
Columns March 26, 2016

5 tech purchases you shouldn't miss in February

Like many of you, I love to shop and, like everyone, I love to save money. That means I'm always on the lookout for...
Columns January 30, 2016

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world since its official release...
Columns January 23, 2016

5 tech myths you hear all the time

I'm going to tackle some of these tech myths and set the record straight.
Columns October 25, 2014

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

Want to supercharge your browser? Here are some helpful tricks you didn't know you could do with it.
Columns October 11, 2014