Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Comcast hears your complaints
Comcast has poor customer satisfaction ratings. So the company is trying to boost its image. It is contacting people who complain online. It hopes to resolve these customers’ complaints.

Comcast customers to get speed boost
Comcast is rolling out faster Internet speeds. Most subscribers will get doubled speeds for free. Fifty megabits per second is available for an additional charge. Do you need this speed? My tip will help you decide.

Microsoft to release off-cycle patch
Microsoft will make an emergency security patch available today. It is critical for Windows XP users. It isn’t so serious for Vista users. An off-cycle security patch is dire, folks. Be sure to run Windows Update.

Game developers bet on sequels
Video game developers are releasing a string of new sequels. Unlike movie sequels, game sequels often improve. That’s because developers don’t need to start from scratch.

T-Mobile’s G1 hits stores
Buyers lined up to purchase Google’s Android phone from T-Mobile. The G1 uses open-source software. That means developers are free to create software for it. And many are doing just that.

Didn’t Bill Gates just retire?
Bill Gates has created a new venture called bgC3 LLC. It has been described as a think tank. It will supposedly coordinate Gates’ philanthropy and business and scientific work.

Microsoft readies Office SP2
Office 2007 Service Pack 2 will be released early next year. The update will add features to the Office suite. The previous service pack mostly fixed bugs rather than adding features.

Salvation Army tests text donations
Salvation Army wants to reach younger, tech-savvy donors. So it is testing text messages. Donors in Ohio can text in $5 donations. Are you ready to give? Find legitimate charities with my tip.

Tough times? I have help

The economy is sliding, and taking some of my listeners with it. A lot of people are interested in making money on the Internet. They want to save money, too.

I've got a bunch of ideas on my new Money Center. For instance, I have links to many free programs. Whatever you need to do, you should find a free program. I've got free coupons, and lots of other free stuff.

Want some extra cash? I have many links to legitimate opportunities. Unlike the offers in spam, these have been vetted. They're Kim safe!

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Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Today Only: Everyone loves a good video game! Well how about three? Enter today to win the THQ's Wii Video Game Trio. This game set ($150 value) makes a great gift for anyone with a Wii! Enter to win it today in the Giveaway of the Day Sweepstakes.

Video of the Day: Eating healthy is important. But everyone has their guilty pleasures. That said, this greasy snack might just be too much.

Cool Site of the Day: There's nothing like a game at the end of a hard day. OK, a glass of something wet is nice. Nonetheless, check this site.

Digital Minute, on your radio: MP3 players will top many gift lists this year. Find out about some great players that won't bankrupt you!

Free Download of the Day: Desktops are easy to clutter with files, folders and shortcuts. Magic Folder will help you get and stay organized.

Tip on the site: Should you unsubscribe to spam? Yes, if the sender is legitimate. Otherwise, you might be telling them your address works.

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Specialized maps pinpoint gas prices and more
Are you looking for low gas prices? Then it’s time to hit the ‘Net! Mapping sites will help you find low prices. You can also find maps of homes for sale, crimes and more. My column will get you started.

Keep your PC running like new
Over time, your computer starts to slow down. That’s often because it gets bloated with software. My tip will help you fix this problem easily. You don’t need to buy a new machine!

See you tomorrow!
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