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Cellphones are a detriment to our kids’ health

We've told you before to be careful with how much you use a cellphone. There are real questions about their long-term safety, especially for younger…
Columns: Smartphones July 23, 2018

5 rules to avoid the #1 scam in America

If I asked you what the number 1 scam in America is right now, you might say phishing email scams, Facebook scams, Nigerian 419 scams,…
Columns: Security
August 1, 2015

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down that you need to know about.
Columns: Computers
February 24, 2018

Note to lawmakers - Follow the path of Georgia and Washington state

Let's face it. Driving or riding in a vehicle is always a risk. The National Safety Council said that nearly 40,100 people died in 2017…
Columns: Future Tech July 2, 2018

Kim's Opinion: Google 500K data breach

Facebook and Google just can not seem to keep our data private, as Google has been caught yet again in a massive data breach.
Columns: Security October 9, 2018

How to check if someone has read your email

You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Did they end up in a junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? Are your recipients even receiving them? The ambiguity can be frustrating.
Columns: Computers
October 7, 2017

7 clever ways to use that USB drive again

Thumb drives used to be so cool. They were simple and portable, and yes, about the size of a human thumb. Those days are over. Cloud technology has made USB drives redundant and worse, a liability since they could easily get lost. Most of them have vanished into junk drawers, exiled with old cellphones and various chargers, forgotten. It’s time to give thumb drives a new lease on their electronic lives.
Columns: Q&A
March 17, 2018

Q&A with Kim: Check your bank statement, hidden Windows settings, free alternative to MS Office and more

This week Kim answers questions about suspicious charges on a bank statement, a free alternative to Microsoft Office, and plenty more.
Columns: Q&A April 2, 2016

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. With different areas of data collection, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.
Columns: Security
July 21, 2018

3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality. But even as Echo wins over more fans, critics are still skeptical. Alexa is always listening. Our voices are recorded and stored. Owners worry that their Echo will be hacked, allowing strangers to hear our daily activities. Before you welcome Alexa into your life, consider some security settings.
Columns: Computers
February 20, 2018
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