Tech, tips, advice and scam alerts from the team at Komando.com.

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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, Kim, Allie and Matt break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

Latest episodes

Universal chargers, data broker bill, smart assistant tricks

August 12, 2022
Europe is moving closer to universal charging cables. Will we get the same here in the U.S.? A new bill could put a stop to some of those scummy data-broker sites. Plus, three easy ways to get Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant to understand you better. And the internet is losing its collective mind over Kim Kardashian's red carpet walk in Marilyn's Monroe's famous dress.

Delete these dangerous apps, scan with your phone, email mistake

August 5, 2022
Check your smartphone for 17 bad apps. They're stealing banking details. Plus, Amazon has a sneaky way of hiding new products from you and Google plans a battery-powered smart speaker. And you don't need a third-party app to scan; Allie will show you how.

New Google Maps features, Windows hack, video camera tricks

July 29, 2022
Hackers breached Twitter. This could put your whole digital world in danger. Plus, Google Maps is rolling out three new features that will change your future trips forever. Also, you'll get insider Windows tips plus a few video camera tricks. We're also taking you inside the FTC's battle with fake reviews along with Meta's fight to get rid of "leap seconds."

New police power, scary browser hack, secret menu on your phone and computer

July 22, 2022
Think you're anonymous? Think again. A new browser hack can reveal your true identity — even when you're hiding online. Plus, Google is launching new AI glasses, how to send an important file to your computer from your smartphone and an insider calculator tool you probably don't know about. Most importantly, use these secret menus on your phone and computer. You don't want to miss out on this!

IT scam alert, don't buy a BMW, browser tab trick

July 15, 2022
Scammers have a clever new way to get into your computer. Don’t fall for it. Plus, an easy way to rid your phone of all those open browser tabs, and what you didn’t notice about that already iconic space photo captured by the James Webb telescope. And find out about BMW's bold new move to get you to pay a lot of money each month.

Find out when you'll die, gas scams, fix old photos

July 8, 2022
Your true age isn't just about how many birthdays you've had. Would you take a $500 test that reveals how long you might live? Plus, gas scams are banking on the pain we're all facing at the pump. And a trick to fix old, grainy photos to make them worth displaying. Bonus: It's free!

Hermit malware, bad Android apps, pin text messages

July 1, 2022
The Mars probe gets a big update ... from good old Windows 98. Better late than never! Plus, a scary government spy tool was discovered on iPhones and Androids. Allie has that news, plus bad apps still live in the Google Play Store. Matt has the details on how to really clean your AirPods, plus a clever texting tip: how to pin text threads and single messages.

Universal chargers, data broker bill, smart assistant tricks

June 24, 2022
Europe is moving closer to universal charging cables. Will we get the same here in the U.S.? A new bill could put a stop to some of those scummy data-broker sites. Plus, three easy ways to get Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant to understand you better. And the internet is losing its collective mind over Kim Kardashian's red carpet walk in Marilyn's Monroe's famous dress.

2FA-stealing malware, update your phone, wheels vs. doors

June 17, 2022
Smartphone malware is getting worse. A variant can steal passwords, bank details and your two-factor authentication codes. Plus, updates for iPhone and Android are here and Allie has the best reasons to update. Also, the crew takes on the debate captivating the internet right now: Are there more wheels or more doors in the world?
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