Computers in Columns

Kim's Opinion: How Big Tech already has what it wants

The goal of Big Tech is easy to understand. Every day, all of us get 24 hours to use in any way that we...
Columns August 8, 2018

Kim's Opinion: Never pack a laptop in checked baggage

There's a potentially lethal item you're likely to carry with you as you head out to what's left of summer vacation. As you pack,...
Columns August 3, 2018

Laptops and a vacation emergency

It’s time for vacation, lounging around the pool and enjoying the weather. But it’s always time to be careful around your electronic devices. Technology...
Columns July 2, 2018

Protecting your bank account in the wake of data breaches

The name “Equifax” now sends shivers down our spines. The company we once trusted to handle our credit scores has become a pariah of...
Columns April 18, 2018

How to keep mooches and spies off your Wi-Fi network and out of your files

People love to mooch Wi-Fi. They don’t mean any harm. They just find an unprotected signal and sign on. Why not? It’s free, and...
Columns April 2, 2018

5 hacks the pros use time and time again

Everyday consumers have harnessed the internet, learned Microsoft Office and mastered the iPhone. Still, certain skills are reserved for pros. You wouldn’t necessarily think...
Columns March 25, 2018

9 handy things you probably don’t know Netflix can do

The end of the year is the time when we count our blessings: family, friends, and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 per...
Columns March 17, 2018

It's National Password Day! 7 steps for crafting the perfect password

If someone figures out the password to your email, you’re in trouble. Bank account? Even worse. Once hackers access your personal information, they can...
Columns March 15, 2018

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid...
Columns March 11, 2018

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...
Columns February 24, 2018