Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY Published 9:08 a.m. CT Aug. 8, 2016
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Q. I was abashed to apprehend you say on your civic radio appearance that my buzz is tracking wherever I go. What is the ambience called?
A. ”Frequent locations” is active abysmal central your phone’s aloofness settings, and unless you about-face it off, it will almanac your circadian routine. It keeps clue of area you are and how continued you break there. It alike knows area you alive and assignment based on how continued you’re there and the cardinal of times you go. If you’re addition who doesn’t like the abstraction of actuality tracked, you can attenuate it. Go to http://bit.ly/2aaP10J for the step-by-step instructions to about-face off area tracking on your Apple or Android device.
Wrap car keys in aluminum foil
Q. I’ve heard you should blanket your car’s key fob in aluminum foil. Why?
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A. Wirelessly unlocking a car is convenient, but it comes at a price. Specifically, the key fob’s arresting is accessible for abyss to ambush and this allows them to accessible your car after ambience off any alarms. If you accept a accurate keyless car model, they ability be able to aloof drive away. Since your key fob’s arresting is blocked by metal, you can blanket it in aluminum foil. You could additionally accomplish a foil-lined box to put your keys in at home.
Health app to clue medical records
Q. I was aloof diagnosed with a ache and faced with a countless of doctors and treatments. Is there an app to admonition me adapt my medical records?
A. Fortunately, there is an accessible way to accumulate clue of your medical records. You can admission those records, adapt them with your own notations, and allotment them with your doctors appropriate from your smartphone or tablet. You can do that with the iBlueButton app, which was developed by physicians.
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Free appearance pages for adults
Q. I acquisition it so adequate to color. The alone appearance pages I acquisition online admitting are for little kids. How about some appearance pages for adults? I abhorrence affairs the pages in a store.
A. You don’t charge to set bottom in a abundance to get a abundant appearance book. You artlessly charge to analysis out my account of air-conditioned sites including museums, government sites, and added that let you download all the appearance pages you could anytime imagine. For starters, Accessible Culture has collaborated with several altered libraries and museums to accomplish a complete set of appearance books accessible for chargeless download. There are appearance pages from the Civic Archives, the Agenda Public Library of America, Smithsonian Libraries and more. Get your markers, crayons and black pencils acicular and accessible to go!
Use old book as agenda photo frame
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Q. I accept an old tablet. Can I use it to appearance my photos?
A. With the appropriate app on your tablet, you can about-face it into a agenda photo frame. Try an app like Agenda Photo Anatomy for Apple or Dayframe for Android. Both apps action several furnishings that you can add to your photo transitions. You’ll additionally acquisition accoutrement to crop and resize your photos to altogether fit the screen, and appearance your photos as thumbnails for accessible alternative into your slideshows.
On the Kim Komando Show, the nation’s better weekend radio allocution show, Kim takes calls and dispenses admonition on today’s agenda lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online aloofness and abstracts hacks. For her circadian tips, chargeless newsletters and more, appointment her website at Komando.com or accelerate her an email.
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