Tips and Tricks in Columns

Q&A with Kim: Protect Your Business Against Ransomware, Advertising to Specific Places and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about local weather forecasts, how to unsend emails and...
Columns May 20, 2017

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

Q&A with Kim: Meshing your Wi-Fi network, Taking control of Autocorrect and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about mesh Wi-Fi networks, taking control of Autocorrect and...
Columns May 13, 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

7 simple ways to save money online

You probably remember that problem from high school math class: If you saved $5 a day and invested it at a nominal interest rate,...
Columns May 6, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Track the solar eclipse, Extra cash for teachers, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about tracking the 2017 solar eclipse, extra cash for...
Columns April 29, 2017

10 must-have apps for your phone

A new app is like candy: It’s fun, bite-sized, and gives you a rush. Whether you prefer the iTunes App Store or Google Play,...
Columns April 22, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Marketing on social media, Buying a smart TV, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about marketing on social media, buying a smart TV,...
Columns April 15, 2017

How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret. On the upside, this amazing technology puts instant information a voice command...
Columns April 15, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Monitoring kids' cellphone activity, Make money online, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about about making money online, which iPhone to buy,...
Columns April 8, 2017

How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens. These days, smartphones and tablets...
Columns April 8, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Unclaimed money, old-fashioned phones, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about finding unclaimed money, old-fashioned phones, and more. Do...
Columns April 1, 2017

3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you

“Google” has become synonymous with “finding information.” But even the mighty Google has its drawbacks, especially if you value your privacy. The world’s most...
Columns April 1, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Fine-tune TV picture quality, Stop webcam spies, and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about fine-tuning your TV's picture quality, stopping webcam spies,...
Columns March 25, 2017

3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing, just beyond that...
Columns March 25, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Tackling Wi-Fi dead zones, iPhone's secret menu and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about troubleshooting cellular phone reception, the risks of Kodi...
Columns March 18, 2017

How to block spam texts and messages on your phone

Ting! You’ve just received a new message. You set down your bags of groceries, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then,...
Columns March 18, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Keeping your browsing private, tech toys for your dog and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about keeping your web browsing private, DIY home surveillance...
Columns March 11, 2017

9 Amazon Prime perks you’re probably not using

Amazon.com likes to change the rules. First, it started selling books online. Then it launched an online shopping revolution. When Amazon Prime came along,...
Columns March 11, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Keep information private, filing taxes online and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm talking about filing taxes online, giving new life to an...
Columns March 4, 2017
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