Tips and Tricks in Columns

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

How to do a free background check online

Suppose a new guy moves into your neighborhood. Let’s call him Bobby Smith. Before his moving van is even unpacked, Bobby introduces himself. But...
Columns March 4, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Finding the best airfare, Netflix secret codes and more!

Each week, I receive tons of questions about all things digital. This week, I'm explaining how to mute the microphone on all of your...
Columns February 25, 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: Detecting smartphone viruses, Unusual cooking utensils, Preventing Windows 10 harvesting and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes choosing the most interesting...
Columns February 11, 2017

3 router tweaks to speed up your Wi-Fi

Slow Wi-Fi is the worst. First your email won’t refresh. Your movie freezes in mid-scene. Your new app is stuck in downloading limbo. Many...
Columns February 11, 2017

Six tech hacks you need in your life

"Life hacks" are addictive. Maybe you fixed a running toilet with a paperclip, or turned a ruddy old door into a makeshift coffee table....
Columns February 4, 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

5 tech things that are a waste of money

Cleaning out an old drawer, I recently unearthed a floppy disk. I blew off the dust and smiled at the little plastic square, wondering...
Columns January 28, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Fixing common Wi-Fi problems, secret Amazon Echo commands and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about all things digital. This week, I'm covering easy fixes for Wi-Fi problems, Amazon...
Columns January 27, 2017

Keep an eye on your teen’s texting and know the secret lingo

All good parents shudder at the thought of their children being solicited by a sexual predator. Teens aren’t known for their discretion, and “sexting”...
Columns January 21, 2017

7 unexpected Amazon Alexa abilities

When Amazon's Echo first hit the market, it was basically just a voice-operated speaker. Now it's better than ever, but a lot of people...
Columns January 14, 2017

Q&A with Kim: Big change for Social Security, digging your way out of a cluttered inbox and more

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about all things digital. This week, I'm covering changes that impact Social Security, music...
Columns January 13, 2017
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