Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Yahoo! will slash payroll
Yahoo!’s third quarter profit dropped 64 percent. So the company announced it would cut 1,500 jobs. That’s 10 percent of its employees. Analysts say this is a small step in the right direction.

Holiday sales worry computer makers
Analysts predict that shoppers will cut back on holiday spending. And this has PC manufacturers concerned. Many will cut prices to encourage sales. Read my column to find out how to find the best deal.

Sprint to cut early termination fees
Sprint will start prorating early termination fees on cell contracts. They will decline with each passing month. Currently, fees run about $200, no matter when you cancel. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile already prorate.

Anti-piracy efforts annoy Chinese bloggers
Chinese users are angry over Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage program. A user’s screen goes black if Windows fails a validation test. The majority of Chinese computer users run counterfeit software.

Apple ads take on Windows ads! Who cares?
Some say Apple’s new ads miss the mark. They don’t focus on the benefits of Apple machines. Rather, they attack Microsoft’s advertising. What do you think of the ads? Tell me on the Message Board.

Hacker nabbed in Miley Cyrus case
Josh Holly is accused of posting photos of Miley Cyrus online. He allegedly hacked her e-mail account to obtain them. The FBI raided his house. Holly had bragged he would never be caught.

Tough times? I have help

Banks failing. Stocks falling. Families losing their homes. This year has brought us a litany of misery.

This month, an abrupt surge of sad e-mail arrived in my computer. Let me tell you, many of my listeners are hurting.

So, I thought about where I could help. One obvious answer was the Internet. There's a great deal of information on the Web. And I know how to find it. I know where to find free software, too.

Last week, I put together Kim's Money Center. It has lots of links that can help you. And it's easy to find. Just click here. You can also reach it from my home page. Click on Kim's Money Center.

A giant calculator with easy-to-read buttons!

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: Take the office with you wherever you go! Enter my Giveaway of the Day Sweepstakes today for your chance to win Citrix GoToMyPC software. This prize, valued at $180, lets you access your office computer safely and securely from any Internet connection. It's easy!

Video of the Day: When I say "dancing horses," you probably think of cartoons. But think competition. This horse has some serious moves.

Cool Site of the Day: Perhaps you're looking to improve your gas mileage. You can try a number of things. Track your mileage on this site.

Digital Minute, on your radio: You can afford to visit loved ones this holiday season! You just need a little help finding travel bargains online.

Free Download of the Day: Staying in shape is important. But you should work out your mind as well. I've got a game that does just that.

Tip on the site: Most of us have a computer at home and one on the job. We need an easy way to synchronize our files. So, check this tip.

There's more below, but first a word from us...

A Colored Light to Tell You When the Faucet Water is Hot or Cold!

• Never scald your hands again
• Encourages kids to wash their hands
• Fun and functional home gadget

Other Items of Interest
Turn Your Lights On/Off When You're Not Home
Never Forget to Close Your Garage Door Again

Choosing an HDTV tuner card
If you’re tired of TiVo’s subscription fees, listen up! Your computer can do double duty as a DVR. And there are no subscription fees. But you need a TV tuner card. My tip will help you find the right one.

Giving away software
I always recommend free software. You’ll find a free program for virtually anything you want to do. So, you may be wondering why developers give away software. I have the answer!

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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