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Tech Refresh with Kim Komando and Friends

Tech Refresh is your fun talk show about all things digital — the good, bad and uplifting. From what you should buy to the latest crazy internet trends, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and host Mike break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

Latest episodes

Podcast pro tips, Alexa prank, Windows nightmare

September 17, 2021
Trying to get your podcast off the ground? Kim and Allie are joined by Paul Colligan, a podcast industry pro who helps new shows flourish. Plus, Kim pranked Barry with an Alexa trick you'll want to try, too, and an essential update for Windows users.

WhatsApp not so private, 3 smart tech hacks, talking duck

September 10, 2021
After years of assuring users Facebook can't read WhatsApp messages, the truth comes out. Kim, Allie and Ben offer up their favorite quick tech life hacks, including how to use your browser to earn cash. And in weird news of a week, a talking duck named Ripper has something to say.

iPhone 13, digital license, pay later on Amazon

September 3, 2021
The iPhone 13 is coming soon. Before you shell out $1K, get Kim's advice on whether now is really the time to upgrade. Plus, digital licenses are coming soon, if you live in one of eight states. And check Amazon because you might be able to break your next purchase into monthly installments.

Crypto hits $2.1T, UPS scam, quick tech hacks

August 27, 2021
Cryptocurrency shows no sign of slowing down, and there's a list of mining scam apps you need to know about. Plus, a new phishing email campaign is using the UPS and a really clever tactic to fool people. And Kim and the gang have three smart tech tips you'll wish you knew sooner.

Windows nightmare continues, podcasting tips, new Gen Z trend

August 20, 2021
This week, Kim and Allie are joined by a special guest, Paul Colligan. He's a super-smart podcast expert and chats with us about some excellent ideas if you've ever thought about starting your own show. That, plus this week in tech news, Kim's favorite Alexa prank, and a brand new game. Will Kim stump you?

Apple's plan to fight child porn, stop scam texts, be a Netflix star

August 13, 2021
Apple says it is going to start scanning photos for child porn. Is this a privacy violation or a much-needed change? Plus, scam texts are on the rise. We've got tips on what to watch for. And if you want to be a reality star, time to submit a casting call to Netflix.

X-rated email scam, FBI's secret spy phones, tech life hacks

August 6, 2021
The FBI busted criminals using a secret app to communicate their nefarious deeds. The biggest surprise here is how they did it. X-rated emails are one of scammers' favorite ways to get your info. Plus, the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier.

Fake Windows 11 installers, update your iPhone, Alexa's new persona

July 30, 2021
Windows 11 is coming, but it's not here yet. Before you go Googling for the installer, a warning about dangerous malware. Plus, a new update for iPhones and iPads goes well beyond cool new features; it fixes a serious vulnerability. In the tech tip, a simple way to change your Echo's wake word and voice.

Bezos in space, crypto scam warning, clear duplicate contacts

July 23, 2021
Jeff Bezos went to space and back and had a, well, unusual way of thanking all of us for it. Security cameras are watching at just about every store; some are smarter than others. In the tech tip, Ben has details on how to find and clean up all your duplicate Google contacts.
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