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Kim's Take: Need to stop a carjacker? There's an app for that

If you have an iPhone, you’re probably familiar with “Find My iPhone,” the easy way to find your phone when it slips between the couch...
Columns January 4, 2019

Kim's Take: New Year's resolutions for your digital life

The new year starts tomorrow, and it’s time to make a few resolutions for your digital life. As 2019 gets underway, start by setting up your...
Columns December 31, 2018

13 Alexa skills that you’ll use time and time again

Amazon's Alexa can perform so-called “skills” to make your life eaiser. Amazon and its partners have developed more than 15,000 skills, and they run...
Columns December 29, 2018

Kim's Take: Amazon's Alexa shares private conversations with strangers

It’s no secret that our convenient digital voice assistants like Amazon Echo record and save our commands. But what if your conversations were sent to...
Columns December 21, 2018

Kim's Take: Facebook is handing out your data to big companies

A blockbuster New York Times story just revealed that Facebook gave other big tech companies the personal data of some 2 billion Facebook users — in some...
Columns December 20, 2018

Kim's Take: The Apple Watch 4 can now take your EKG

With the latest update, the Apple Watch 4 can take your EKG and let you panic in the comfort of your own home. Is...
Columns December 7, 2018

Kim's Take: Before you shower at the hotel, better check for hidden cameras

Cameras are so small that they can be hidden anywhere, even in the shower of your hotel room. Imagine, you get settled in your hotel...
Columns December 6, 2018

Kim's Take: Parents are using social media to pick the baby's name

Back in the day, when it was time to name the baby, soon-to-be parents dug into their family history or cracked open a baby...
Columns December 5, 2018

Kim's Opinion: Can you depend upon Alexa to call 911?

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo tell you the weather, turn off the lights and order an Uber. Just don’t depend on them in a...
Columns November 9, 2018

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 November 1, 2018