Monday, December 8, 2008

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Monday, Dec. 8, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Obama urged to focus on cyberspace
Experts want President-elect Obama to create an office to protect cyberspace. They say the government needs to respond to attacks faster. Among their recommendations is a new warrant.

No end in sight for cyber crime
Cyber crime is an estimated $100 billion-a-year business. The computer industry is struggling to make machines more secure. But criminals are winning the race. Malware has become very sophisticated.

Survey: Half of adults are gamers
More than half of American adults play video games. One in five play daily. And virtually every teen is a gamer. How about you? What’s your favorite video game? Tell us on the Message Board.

Report: Wal-Mart will sell $100 iPhone
Wal-Mart will start selling the iPhone this month, the New York Post says. The discounter will sell a special 4-gigabyte model for $100. Neither Wal-Mart nor Apple has confirmed the report.

Microsoft releases Vista SP2 beta
A test version of Vista Service Pack 2 is available on Microsoft’s site. SP2 includes performance and security updates. It also adds support for emerging standards and new hardware.

Renting makes online resurgence
Online companies are facilitating rentals. Users can rent anything from handbags to heavy machinery. Want to rent out your old gear? My Cool Site will help!

Virtual goods bring in cash
Sales of luxury goods may be declining, but not in the virtual world. Companies are helping celebrities and brands sell virtual items. These are used to dress up online avatars. And sales are going strong.

Save money shopping online
Want to save money when you shop online? Do you want to find a reputable charity for year-end giving? Then check out my lightning-fast Q&A column. I’ll help you with both of these things and more!

Give Your Family A Practical, Affordable Gift This Year!

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!

Big Prizes, Daily!: Enter today to win great prizes in my Great Giveaway Sweepstakes! Head on over to and enter online to win today's online prize—a $250 Garmin nuvi 255 GPS navigator. This affordable, pocket-sized navigator has voice-prompted directions to millions of destinations, including restaurants, hotels, stores and more. Enter every day online for more chances to win daily prizes and our Grand Prize drawing, too!

Video of the Day: Christmas music is one of the highlights of the season. And everyone has a favorite. This might be my new favorite!

Cool Site of the Day: Dynamic range often suffers in digital photos. So, you may not see much detail. Fortunately, I have an easy solution!

Digital Minute, on your radio: Cell phones are hot gifts this year. But, not just any cell phone will do. Learn about this year's hottest ones.

Free Download of the Day: Some decisions are to tough to make alone. This program will help you organize your thoughts.

Tip on the site: So, Word no longer opens Word documents when you click them. What's going on? I have the answer--and a simple fix!

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

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Other Items of Interest
Gear Charging System
Cremesicle Candle

Keep your PC running like new
Over time, your machine slows down. This is usually caused by a bloated start menu. You don’t need to buy a new machine, though. My money-saving tip will help you speed up your current computer!

Share iTunes over your network
Want to access your iTunes library from any machine in the house? No problem! There are several ways you can do this. My handy tip will help you choose the method that’s easiest for you.

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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