Computers in Columns

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,...
Columns February 20, 2018

Q&A with Kim: 5G Promises, USB Drive Uses, Free Stuff on Amazon, 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 18, 2018

Q&A with Kim: Boosting Wi-Fi, finding phone numbers, picking a streaming service, 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, 2018

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one...
Columns February 3, 2018

Q&A with Kim: Investing in Bitcoin, Alexa saves lives, cord-sorting hacks, 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 January 21, 2018

16 Windows 10 tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost...
Columns January 20, 2018

Q&A with Kim: Eavesdropping Echo, flammable laptops, switching to Android, fending off ransomware, 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 January 14, 2018

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos can do

Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, organize, and share your thousands of images. Most impressive of all,...
Columns January 13, 2018

3 ways to start your year with a digital clean slate

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for 2018: de-clutter your digital history. Your computer stores a huge amount of browsing data, and in places you...
Columns December 9, 2017

5 security mistakes you’re probably making

You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cybersecurity is something you...
Columns December 7, 2017