Tech Q&A: Smart data plans, deflecting spammers, resume make-overs and more

File photo: In this Sept. 16, 2016 photo, a customer compares a jet black iPhone 7, right, with her iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Detect spy apps

Q: I think my wife is a spy app on my phone. They suspect that I’m crazy about her. How can I find it?

A: As you probably know, your phone contains a huge amount of private information, and always more than you think. Most of us would like to protect our photos and texts, even if they do not contain information that is directly harmful. Digital spying is always a daunting prospect, especially if the spy is a suspicious lover. When couples describe the intense civil distrust, I always have the urge to go in search of help, either from friends or professionals. Click here for the ways to know if someone seeing your calls, photos, texts, and more.

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Stop spam texts

Q: can you tell me that there is anything I can do to prevent the spam messages. It is so annoying!

A: “This is outrageous!” you cry. “All of these ping texts from companies I have never heard! It is intimidation! It should be forbidden!” Well, what do you think: is It illegal—depending on where the spam text is coming from. Many of these texts come from scammers who try to steal your information or install malware on your phone. And even if you have a relationship with a company and freely gave your phone number, you do not need to deal with the endless influx of ads. There are several tactics that you can use to block those bad numbers. Better yet, you can report spam to your carrier, who should help others. Click here to find out how to block spam texts.

Monthly data use

Q: How do you know that the amount of data that you could use monthly? My carrier wants to choose a plan, but I have no idea whether or not I should have 10 GB or 50 GB.

A: sign up for a phone can be a long and tiring experience, and many of us pick our way through the data call. How much data does it cost to Netflix? What if you are streaming Pandora during a two-hour commute? Has your GPS data to burn while you’re moving around, or only if you have set up for a specific destination? However, this is not for people with unlimited data plans, which have become more common. But for people with a limited gigabytes to spare, then you can take advantage of a reasoned calculation. Click here for a useful phone data calculator.

How to customize Windows 10

Q: I have a hard time to get used to Windows 10. There are ways in which I use the keyboard to do things like in older versions of Windows?

A: No matter what the software or the operating system that each update leaves some people stranded. We get used to certain macros and keyboard shortcuts, and then the developer changes anything, or render all of our hard-won knowledge. I know that many of the audio editors, for example, that learning a particular edition of a particular editor, and then they lose all their tricks as they transition to a new suite. This can really slow down your workflow. Or it can feel cumbersome, as you re-learn how to use a computer. But Windows 10 has some cool new shortcuts, and you will probably get them quickly. Click here for 10 keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

The renewal of your cv

Q: After the holidays, I’m going to look for a new job. I have not done a cv in years. How do I begin?

A: Promising yourself a better job can be a great solution for the New Year. But resumes are tricky, especially if you haven’t written for a while. A good first step is to do an image search for “resume” on Google or Bing, and perhaps your profession. You’ll find lots of examples of strong cvs, which will help you with relevant performance and effectively write about them. Almost every word processor has a cache of an attractive cv templates, and you can make much more if you know where to look. Click here for 50 effective cv templates.

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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