Zoom-Bomber, coronavirus hype, vehicle reimbursements, insurance and more: the Tech Q&A

Zoom-Bomber, coronavirus hype, vehicle reimbursements, insurance and more: the Tech Q&A

Every week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about the tech, new products and all things digital.

Sometimes, and a selection of the most interesting questions, is the best part of my job.

This week, I received questions about the securing of the Zoom-chat, putting old iPads to good, the insurance of cars in quarantine, and more.

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Coronavirus facts

Q: I think that the news media played high-COVID-19 reviews. Cholera is spreading much faster in 2010. Why is nobody talking about this fact?

A: the statistics are a funny thing, especially when you’re talking about a pandemic, which covers the entire planet. You’re right – the cholera outbreak of 2010 not yet gained much attention, although the spread was fast and claimed thousands of human lives. You’re right, too, that any contemporary event should be kept in view.

I found a fascinating, moving graphics, which shows coronavirus deaths over 100 days, in comparison to other epidemics. We know that this pandemic is spreading quickly, but to see these figures in action is sobering. It doesn’t take long to overtake coronavirus, MERS, Cholera, measles, Ebola, SARS, swine flu, and Meningitis.

tap or click here to see how deadly coronavirus in comparison to other epidemics.

Get Sirius

Q: I heard that SiriusXM and be a part of your show. This is the same show that I was on WLS 890AM?

A: First of all, thanks for listening. No matter where you find me, I hope you find the content helpful and relevant. But to answer your question, no, my SiriusXM show is not the same show that you hear on WLS in Chicago and over 400 radio stations across the country.

My SiriusXM program is called “Kim Komando’s Tech Insights,” in which I focus less on the regular consumer technology and more on business tech. As a successful entrepreneur who founded a multi-million dollar company with no debt and no investors, I share my knowledge with managing Director and owner of best practices.

If this sounds like something that would interest you, the show is five days a week on SiriusXM’s Business Channel, #132 If you are looking for more consumer-tech-information you can use my main to catch the show on your local radio station.

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Zoom bombing

Q: do I have to freaking Zoom in for a meeting, but I’m that some hacker take over my system. What should I do?

A: just like Zoom has to be our Standard form of communication at a distance, “Zoom-bombing” of our everyday vocabulary. If a stranger has ever jumped in your meeting or hurling began offensive sound and pictures in them – you know how annoying this practice can be. Zoom is easy since it only requires to click on a link, but the same ease invites pranksters and voyeurs to penetrate into the digital space and devastate.

for your privacy, make sure to create the right security settings. In the meantime, you can avoid share links and specific instructions about social media, and only send to confirmed E-Mail accounts. Also, remember that in large groups, you may not even notice that an intruder is there.

tap or click here to learn how to Troll how to stop and burglar from invading your Zoom, Skype and other video calls.


Q: I’m in quarantine so I have not driven my car at all. What does this mean for my car insurance?

A: The quarantine had some interesting side effects: less pollution, less street crime and less car accidents. We will have to wait to understand until the quarantine to the end, their impact on society, but one thing you can do now to test is the insurance company refunded the premiums. After all, you don’t have to pay the full price should be, if you leave your driveway.

Not every insurance company offers a refund or credit, but the majority of the large are, such as Geico, Allstate and Progressive. This means that you should not expect to be notified about this offer; you need to be proactive, and ask for the refund itself.

tap or click here for a seven-car insurance, the refund or credit of premiums.

re-use of iPad

Q: Because I bought a new iPad, I don’t use my old one. Is it worth keeping around?

A: Somehow, Apple has improved the iPad, the design in each new generation and the newest iPad Pro is a jaw-dropping device, especially with the may release of “Magic keyboard.” Even if you can’t do with your old tablet on a regular basis, the device is still in many ways very useful. One of the most up-to-the-minute examples of a remote call; FaceTime is one of the most powerful video tools in order to help users connect with other Apple users anywhere on the planet, free.

as long as your iPad is associated with Wi-Fi, you can take your video conference, you have in your house. Zoom and Skype also work wonderfully on an iPad, regardless of model or generation. There are many other applications, such as cooking, help, and have a second monitor that will serve them in quarantine, or at any time.

tap or click here for eight clever apps for the iPhone and iPad.

What digital-lifestyle questions do you have? Call Kim, national radio show and tap or click here, and you will find it on your local radio station. You can listen to, or watch The Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet, television or computer. Or tap or click here for Kim’s free podcasts.

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Released on Sun, 19 Apr 2020 08:00:51 +0000

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