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

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Tech Refresh

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

Clubhouse, dangerous app, robocalls galore

February 19, 2021
This week, the team dives into the hot new app Clubhouse and the security gotchas you need to know. It’s time to update, whether you have a Windows PC or Mac, and there’s a file-sharing app you should seriously reconsider using if it’s on your phone. Plus, 2020 was a wild year for robocalls. How will 2021 stack up?

Delete this app, AirPods mishap, photo storage 101

February 12, 2021
The Google Play Store just pulled a dangerous app with 10 million downloads. Is it on your phone? Plus, the mother of all data leaks could put you at risk and a cautionary tale before you fall asleep with earbuds in. Then, the team dives into digital photo storage and a Valentine’s Day gift no one wants.

Search scams, Apple's privacy dud, vaccine selfies

February 5, 2021
Apple’s new app privacy labels are here. So far, they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. Plus, a reason to think twice before posting a certain photo if you got the vaccine. We’ve got details on a big upgrade to Google Maps for Android, and a deep dive into food delivery. And can Ben break his Brand New or Not True losing streak?

Facebook hack, goodbye cookies, new Alexa uses

January 29, 2021
This week, a ruling on whether iPhone’s MagSafe chargers and medical devices mix, Facebook in hot water yet again and Google’s plan to replace internet cookies. In the tech tip, Ben has the answer on just how often you should restart your computer. And can Allie win again in Brand New or Not True?

Missing stimulus checks, delete these apps, bad tech habits

January 22, 2021
In this episode, the steps you can take if your stimulus money hasn’t arrived, Android apps spamming phones with ads, and a dangerous charger recall. Then, see if Ben can defeat Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True. And a deep dive into the bad tech habits the team is trying to break in 2021.

Parler banned, CES favorites, browser bug

January 15, 2021
Allie, Ben and Mike dive into the tech news of the week, including the timeline behind the Parler ban, their favorite tech of CES 2021 and a major bug impacting Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Plus, Brand New or Not True, getting your photos off Facebook and the scam of the week.

PayPal scam, COVID conspiracy theory, Alexa tips

January 8, 2021
Ben, Allie and Mike dive into the new year in tech news, including a COVID conspiracy theory too ridiculous not to share, price hikes coming to cable and internet bills, and a highly-convincing PayPal scam. Plus, tips for your new Amazon Echo and the scam of the week courtesy of the FBI. Find out if Ben can fool Allie and Mike in Brand New or Not True.

Yahoo's famous yodel and the man behind it

December 31, 2020
In the ’90s, Wylie Gustafson recorded a yodel heard ’round the world: The famous “Ya-hoo-ooo” no doubt stuck in your head every time you read the company’s name. He was paid just a few hundred dollars to record that famous clip … until he sued Yahoo. Kim and Wylie talk about his iconic voice and the Super Bowl ad that kicked off his battle to get what he was owed.

Bonus episode: An hour of The Kim Komando Show

December 25, 2020
Enjoy a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, compliments of the Komando Community. Try it out yourself free for 30 days and get access to Kim’s show as a podcast on your schedule at getkim.com. In this hour, a simple hacking trick is behind a months-long cyberattack targeting multiple U.S. government agencies — and it affects you, too. Plus, the FTC ordered Big Tech companies to explain how and why they collect your data. And don’t fall for these COVID-19 vaccine myths spreading like a virus on social media.
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