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Tech Q&A: Checking in on hackers, integration of your networks

Integration of your networks

Q: What is a network? I heard you say on your show that you installed in your house and now you have no more dead zones!

A: Mesh networks make use of cutting-edge technology to improve the Wi-Fi in your home or business. They work because they use two or three separate units. If you’ve even considered a network extender setup, you will see how much easier a mesh network to extend the range of your Wi-Fi. Your devices are less likely to stop with the connection, and the signal will almost certainly be stronger. There is one disadvantage, as with all new gadgets introduced on the market. Click here to know more about mesh networks.

Review on hackers

Q: With all the news about e-mail phishing, is there a way to check if my information is stolen?

A: We often talk about cybersecurity, and how many threats are lurking out there on the web, but is it not possible that we have already been compromised? How can we know that? Hackers could wait for weeks or even years to use that information against us. It is unlikely that they are going to get in touch and tell us how much personal data they have stolen. Fortunately, there is a website, which gives you a pretty good idea of which accounts may have been hacked. You may be surprised. Click here to verify your e-mail has been hacked.

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Take control of autocorrect

Q: Autocorrect drives me crazy! Help me!

A: You’re not alone. Autocorrect can be useful for quickly types of texters, but it can lead to serious misunderstandings, especially if you are with unexpected words. This is fine, and even funny, if you gabbing with your friends, but what happens if you have a painful message to your boss? If the liability of the autocorrect has you freaked out, don’t worry. Just as almost all the settings on your smartphone, this little feature can be adjusted, or even switched off. That will give you peace of mint… peace of me… peace of mind. Click here to read more about how to change your autocorrect settings.

Police scanner app

Q: I use a police scanner radio. Is there a app for on my phone?

A: Boy, are you in for a treat. Police scanners can be both exciting and informative, and sometimes they can even help people who are in danger. But they are also expensive — the price is not dropped in the course of the past few decades, and they still do pretty much the same thing. So why are you so excited? There is, in fact, an app for your phone, which will not only give you access to your local police department, but for all stations in the entire country. Click here to tune in live minutes.

What questions do you have? 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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Learn about the latest technology on the Kim Komando Show, the nation’s largest weekend radio talk show. Kim takes calls and provides advice on today’s digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com.

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