Archive for March, 2013

Backup Basics

Posted March 24, 2013 By Mom

We all know we’re supposed to back up our important files regularly, but because just deciding which backup method to use seems like such a huge project—never mind actually making the backups—a whole lot of us aren’t doing this thing we will sorely regret the day our hard drive dies. And it will fail eventually, […]

If you’ve heard about Amazon Instant Videos, it was probably on a TV ad for the Kindle Fire. And yes, watching videos is one of the great features of that little machine. But lots of other machines, big and little, can play Amazon Instant Videos, too. Click here to view all the different kinds of […]

What Is Twitter Good For, Anyway?

Posted March 20, 2013 By Mom

Take it from the Digital Media Mom, Twitter is not the colossal waste of time you’ve been led to believe it is. True, many celebrities and teenagers have used it only for purposes of wasting their own and others’ time, but that’s not Twitter’s fault. Hard though it may be for you to believe, Twitter […]

Kindle Book Updates & Formatting Problems

Posted March 19, 2013 By Mom

One of the great things about ebooks is that they can be updated, re-released and distributed much more quickly and easily than hardcopy books. This is an especially useful feature for publishers to handle the situation when customers have complained that a given ebook has major formatting errors, missing pages, or anything else that interferes […]

Do Not Go Gently Into That Geek Squad

Posted March 18, 2013 By Mom

Most people who own computers are not techno dweebs. They just want it to work, and work reliably. So when something goes wrong with their computers or devices, most consumers don’t consider themselves qualified to judge who’s their best option for help and repairs. Many will simply go back to the¬†electronics store¬†where they bought the […]