Detect phone viruses, cut cable cost, and more: Tech Q&A

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Finding Money Owed

Q: You found $611,000 for a woman to search on the internet sites. It was the most amazing call. How can I make money in my name?

A: Yes, that was one of my most exciting episodes in the recent history, and I am so happy that you have to share it with me. That is the funny thing about money: it is sometimes difficult to follow. People are receiving letters from the IRS or debt collectors for debts that they do not even realize that they existed. Less frequent, but just as possible, is the amount that you were supposed to receive a refund, compensation, or long-lost bank accounts. The crucial thing to remember is that this is not “found” money; it is your money. Tap or click here for the full scoop.

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RFID Defense

Q: I see that things so-called RFID-blockers. How do they protect your identity?

A: Consumer tech is rife with acronyms, what is that you never have to use, and some of that everyone should know. For most people, “RFID” nothing, but this simple form of technology is both incredibly useful and potentially dangerous. RFID is used for passports, key cards, and pet-tracking, among many other things, and it makes use of only a small volume of information to keep things organized. The most magical progress is able to pay for items without swiping your card. The downside? Others can steal your information by the dust of your wallet or purse. That is where the blocker is. Tap or click here to learn more about RFID.

Subscribe to Podcasts

Q: I would like to subscribe to tech podcasts. Can you tell me how?

A: I hope that you do! If you are interested in consumer tech, I think you will find a huge value in this free subscription. However, your question is good, because many people like the idea of podcasts, but don’t know exactly how to approach them. Audio media on the internet has confounded people for years, because there is not the same time consuming hub such as YouTube. This is also surprising, given the fact that a “podcast” was named for the iPod, so you’d think that all podcasts would be available on iTunes. Most of them are, but many seekers are disappointed when their searches come up with nothing. In any case, my podcast is pretty easy to detect. Tap or click here for the brand new link to my podcast page.

Phone Virus Signs

Q: can I use My Android phone is behaving strangely. Maybe I have a virus.

A: Many people hear the term ‘malware” and automatically think “computer virus.” However, viruses do not only affect computers; they can infect almost any type of a similar device, including phones and tablets. Androids have proven to be prone to malware, and the most advanced viruses can manipulate your phone and expose your data without you even realizing that it’s there. Hackers all over the world make it their life’s goal to get the program to viruses that are as invisible as possible. How can you find out if your Android is affected, when you’re up against a number of the most aggressive cyber-criminals who has ever lived? There are several ways to test your phone, but a symptom is definitely a giveaway. Tap or click here for a clear sign of your Android has a virus.

Save on the Cable

Q: What is the secret you mentioned on your show in order to save money on your cable bill?

A: Remember, the cable has never been “cheap.” No one has ever looked at his or her monthly bill, and thought: “Wow, this service is so reasonable!” The old joke about the cable is that you end up with is hundreds of channels, but nothing good is ever on. Still, some cable services are not easy to approach by means of streaming video and access to a television, you generally need a Wi-Fi signal, which is usually installed by your cable company. So there is no other way to get the cable situation, but you have control over the hardware you are using, and that can save you money. Tap or click here for a way to save big money on your cable bill.

What the digital lifestyle, if you have any questions? Call my radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet or computer. Of the buy of an opinion to the digital world problems, click here for my free podcasts.

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