Samsung confirms smart watch — wrist war with Apple coming

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By Mark Spoonauer Published March 20, 2013 Laptopmag.com As fears mount that the smartphone market has become too saturated, a Samsung executive says the time has come to build a smart watch. If you think Samsung has concocted a wearable device just to counter the rumored Apple iWatch,  the executive VP of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee[…]

Stricter COPPA laws due in July to govern underage kids on Facebook, Tumblr

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By John Brandon Published March 19, 2013 FoxNews.com A new update to the 15-year-old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act aims to tighten restrictions on gathering and selling data from children. (AP GraphicsBank) By July, Facebook, Google, Tumblr and others will likely be forced to remove photos, audio recordings or other personal identifiers of children — or else[…]

Four for the road: Spring travel gadgets

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By John R. Quain Personal Tech Published March 19, 2013 FoxNews.com Eton 1Pocket Protection Seagate 2Travelin’ Along Ventev 3Keeping Power Up Braven 4Traveling Tunes Next SlidePrevious Slide When you’re traveling, it’s the little things that count. With spring arriving this week (snowstorms notwithstanding), our attention turns to vacation plans and travel. That also means, dead batteries[…]

Ask the Geeks: We answer your tough tech questions

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By Kim Komando Published March 17, 2013 The Kim Komando Show Desktop vs. TabletsQ. I want to buy my mother something so she can video chat with me and her grandkids. Would a tablet or desktop be a better buy? A. It depends on what else she would want to use the gadget for. Skype[…]

5 tech habits every computer user needs to have

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By Kim Komando Published March 16, 2013 The Kim Komando Show AP PHOTO/ANDRES KUDACKI Behavioral experts say that one of the best ways to drop a bad habit is to replace it with a new good habit. If you have a computer that constantly acts up, you probably need to develop a few good tech[…]

Facebook to use Twitter-style hashtags, sources say

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 Published March 15, 2013 The Wall Street Journal Facebook is working on adding Twitter-style hashtags to its service as a way of organizing conversations, sources say. (AP/Paul Sakuma) Facebook is taking its business rivalry with Twitter into the realm of symbols: #Feud. Facebook is working on incorporating the hashtag, one of Twitter’s most iconic markers, into[…]

A new rockstar is born: Samsung debuts Galaxy S 4 smartphone

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Published March 14, 2013 FoxNews.com Mar. 14, 2013: The slim and sleek new Samsung Galaxy S IV is seen at its debut in Radio City Music Hall, where the company showed off the phone’s features with a four-part musical number and a full band. (FoxNews.com / Jeremy A. Kaplan) Mar. 14, 2013: A massive crowd attended[…]

SimCity PR nightmare escalates

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By Tero Kuittinen Published March 13, 2013 BGR Electronic Arts has finally created something that has captivated the world with an intoxicating melange of drama, tragedy and sick humor. Too bad all of these elements emerge from EA’s project management, not the game itself. The first stage of the SimCity fiasco stemmed from how EA’s servers[…]

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4

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Published March 11, 2013 FoxNews.com Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 on Thursday in New York City. (YouTube/Samsung) Samsung’s Galaxy S4 won’t be revealed until Thursday but the phone is already getting the buzz typically reserved for an Apple iPhone. The Galaxy S3 was the first Android phone to truly tango with the iPhone; the S4[…]

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Avoid these 5 tech things that are a total waste of money

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Published on: January 30, 2017

By Kim Komando Published January 28, 2017 The Kim Komando Show Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo: Ethernet cables used for internet connections are pictured in a Berlin office, August 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) While cleaning out an old drawer recently, I unearthed a floppy disk. I blew off the dust and smiled at[…]

Are you addicted to your cellphone? Tips for breaking the habit

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Published on: November 7, 2016

By Nancy Colier Published November 06, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGHow to break your cellphone addiction With the seemingly relentless and inescapable noise and demands of modern-day devices, getting a mere five minutes of distraction-free time, and dare I say peace and quiet, can seem near impossible. We are living in[…]

How to tell if you’re infected with malware

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Published on: May 17, 2016

MAY 6, 2016 | BY WENDY ZAMORA Picture this: you start your computer and wait. And wait. And wait some more. When your desktop finally shows its face, things don’t get any better. Your Internet is sluggish, your programs are taking forever to load, and your cursor is dragging 20 seconds behind your mouse. You[…]

Tech Q&A: Fitness apps, Apple notifications and stopping eavesdropper

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Published on: January 27, 2016

By Kim Komando Published January 10, 2016 The Kim Komando Show Facebook25 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print File photo. (Sworkit) Apps for better exercise Q. I want to exercise more this year, but it’s tough. Are there any apps that can help? A. Take a look at Sworkit Lite (Android, Apple, Apple Watch; free). It gives[…]

5 things you didn’t know your tablet could do

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Published on: December 23, 2015

By Kim Komando Published December 19, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook113 Twitter0 livefyre5 Email Print An Associated Press reporter demonstrates Apple’s iPad 2 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Here’s the scenario: You open that rectangular present sitting under the Christmas tree. One whiff of that new tablet smell and you know it’s going[…]

Here’s how much your stolen data is worth on the Dark Web

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Published on: December 7, 2015

By Yoni Heisler Published December 01, 2015 BGR Facebook438 Twitter0 livefyre53 Email Print Illustration file picture (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files). While most people associate the “Dark Web” as a murky underworld where users can easily buy and sell anything from drugs, counterfeit passports, and even advanced weaponry, it’s also proven to be a popular destination for users[…]

Tech Q & A: Spy apps, fake email and Bluetooth speakers

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Published on: November 24, 2015

By Kim Komando Published November 22, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook58 Twitter0 livefyre7 Email Print File Photo (AP) How to spot a fake email? Q. I got an email from Amazon that was a security alert about my account. How can you tell if it’s legit or not? A. The fake email is a[…]

3 Facebook scams spreading like wildfire

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Published on: November 24, 2015

By Kim Komando Published November 21, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook19409 Twitter0 Email Print The Facebook logo is shown at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California, in this May 26, 2010 file photo. (Reuters) What online site lets crooks, hucksters and scammers reach potentially more than a billion people with a single post? You[…]

Tech Q&A: Printers, Wi-Fi and more

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Published on: November 17, 2015

By Kim Komando Published November 08, 2015 The Kim Komando Show Facebook25 Twitter119 livefyre1 Email Print Illustration picture (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel). Want to keep your printer safe, improve your Wi-Fi and shop safely online? Then read this column. Does a printer have memory? Q. I’m getting rid of my old all-in-one printer and buying a new[…]

4 video chat alternatives that beat Skype

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Published on: October 30, 2015

By John Brandon Published October 28, 2015 Facebook100 Twitter27 livefyre1 Email Print (Highfive) Skype is the kingpin of the videoconferencing world. It has almost joined Kleenex and Google as a term you use that has come to mean more than the brand. We do a “skype” video chat now in the same way we grab[…]

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