Problems with “Pokemon GO”

Q: My son is obsessed with “Pokemon GO, ” but I’m hearing bad things about it. Is it safe?

A: If he’s using an iPhone, he should update the app right away. The original version asked for full access to users’ linked Google accounts, although the company said it actually only got basic datum. An update is now available, so he should make sure to download it.

If youre still concerned, he could first revoke the games permissions through Google to be safe. They’re located in the Google account defines under: Sign-In& Security >> Connected Apps& Sites >> Manage Apps >> “Pokemon Go.” After revoking the full access permissions, your son should sign out of the game and update the app. The app will ask for permission to link to his Google account, but clicking “Allow” for this version grants access only to basic account details. For even more security, click here to assure seven iPhone defines your son should change right now.

Get better video quality

Q: Kim help! I watch Netflix on my laptop, but the video quality is awful. Do you think my Internet connection is the problem?

A: Your connection speed may be contributing, but it could also be your web browser. If you’re using Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera to watch Netflix, you’re limited to an image quality of 720p. This is due to a limitation of HTML5 in these browsers and has nothing to do with Netflix or your connection speed. For a simple fixing, try using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Safari instead. These browsers use Silverlight and can stream content in 1080p. For help troubleshooting your connection speed and more Netflix tricks, click here.

Avoiding scams on Craigslist

Q : I’m buying a vehicle on Craigslist and the dealer wants to run my credit through a well-known agency. Is that normal, and is it safe? The credit reporting company he referred me to is legitimate.

A : Think twice before satisfying this seller’s demands. Credit checks are common Craigslist scams. They’re tricky to spot because it actually is a real credit reporting company. But when you click that connection, your request is redirected through the seller’s server, where a referral ID is tacked onto the end. When you pay the fee for the credit report, the dealer gets a nice commission for sending the company your business. Chances are, you’ll never hear back from the dealer again, and the vehicle you want isn’t really for sale. Click here to assure the red flag of similar scams in house rental listings.

Enjoy a free movie

Q: Hey, Kim. You mentioned a route to get free movie tickets on your national radio show. What was that app called again?

A: Atom Tickets is a new app that lets you watch trailers, check local showtimes, coordinate a movie night with your friends, buy tickets and even order snacks from the concession stand. That route, you can skip the line when you get to the theater. Atom Tickets is a free download for both Apple and Android users, and it works for most Regal, Edwards and AMC theaters. Right now, it’s only available in select cities in California, Georgia and Tennessee, but a nationwide expansion is expected later this summer. And here’s the best part: When you sign up, you get a free ticket! Click here to watch the demo video and get more details on Atom Tickets .

Caring for an aging mother

Q: My mom has terrible arthritis and has difficulty getting in and out of my vehicle when I take her to the doctor. Is there anything online that can help me if all she needs is a simple diagnosis?

A: If it’s not a medical emergency, utilize DoctorOnDemand.com. You can video chat with board certified physicians via the camera on your computer, smartphone or tablet. You start by entering your symptoms, health history and insurance datum. After that, you can meet with a doctor instantly, or schedule an appointment. The appointments expense $40. Doctors can treat conditions such as sore throats, cold and flu symptoms, rashes, belly issues, etc. They can also write prescriptions. Doctor on Demand is available on the web or as a free app for both Apple and Android users. Click here to assure where you can take online eye exams, and find seven other helpful websites.

Bonus: Get the best cost on Amazon

Q : I missed Amazon Prime Day and now the headphones I want are full cost again. How can I know when they might go on sale again?

A . Prices continually fluctuate on Amazon, but there’s a site called Camelcamelcamel that constructs it easier to predict when a price will drop. Use the site to assure the top trending deals on Amazon and sign up for price-drop alerts on items you want. Each item has a helpful graph that shows you cost trends, so you’ll know when that item is typically more expensive and when the cost usually drops. Click here for more details about this great site.

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Kim Komando hosts Americas largest weekend radio talk show as she takes calls and dispenses advice on todays digital lifestyle. Visit Komando.com for free podcasts, videos, product reviews, depicts, tips and advice.