Archive for February, 2013

How To Avoid Computer Viruses: Links

Posted February 28, 2013 By Mom

Malware, viruses and trojans have three main modes of transmission: file transfer (like on a flash drive), web scripts and downloads. Links are what make you vulnerable to those latter two, and that’s what I’m talking about in this post. Wait! Don’t Click That Link! You may think it’s safe to click on a link you [… Read More]

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Does Your Kindle Fire Need Virus Protection?

Posted February 27, 2013 By Mom

Note: Kindle Fire HDX owners, please see this more recent post, which is specific to the HDX line - Kindle Fire HDX Antivirus: Do You Need It?   In a word, at this point in time, assuming you haven’t hacked your Fire and don’t “sideload” apps to it, no. Not really. While it’s true that the [… Read More]

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My last post with Kindle Fire tips (about Kindle book refunds and storage) was such a hit, I figured y’all might like another!   Text To Speech: Amazon Doesn’t Advertise It, But It’s Available On The Fire HD Line The first-generation Kindle Fire was rolled out without Text To Speech (TTS) functionality, which upset and annoyed [… Read More]

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How Come My Thingie’s Battery Dies So Fast?

Posted February 25, 2013 By Mom

You’re five pages from the end of the ebook chapter, you’re halfway through the digital video, you’re about to clear the Angry Birds level that took you five attempts, and boom! Your device thingie (smart phone, Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab, iPad, Galaxy Player, etc. etc.) battery dies. The product description for your thingie promised battery life [… Read More]

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If you’ve read the About page, you know that among other things, I am an author. However, I did not stop being a reader at the moment my first book was published. However arty, deep, erudite and whatnot I might like to seem in writer and author circles, for the purposes of this post I’m [… Read More]

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