Archive for September, 2013

Should I Get A Tablet With Cell Service?

Posted September 30, 2013 By Mom

Unless you’ve been off the grid for the past couple of weeks, you probably know Amazon has finally unveiled its new line of Kindle Fire HDX tablets, all of which include three different options for online connectivity: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + AT&T 4G LTE cell service, or Wi-Fi +┬áVerizon 4G LTE cell service.   Wi-Fi […]

You may have noticed friends and family members including cute little emoticons and pictures of things like cat faces, ice cream sundaes and birthday cakes in their status updates on Twitter and Facebook,┬átheir text messages, or their Instagram photo descriptions. These little guys are called “emoji” (because like pretty much everything that’s super-cute in tech, […]

Thanks go to two of my Facebook friends for pointing these two items out to me yesterday. You know how annoying it is when you don’t realize you made an error or left something out until AFTER you’ve posted a status update on Facebook? And how the only way to fix it is to delete […]

What’s A Link Shortener?

Posted September 26, 2013 By Mom

You may have seen weird-looking links like these and wondered what they were all about, or even if they were some kind of hacker trick or malware (they’re not): http://bit.ly/16LXZZ6 http://amzn.to/1eK8AvP http://avc.lu/1dM3pZc   Link Shorteners: Taking Long, Ugly, Hard to Remember Web Addresses And Making Them Short And Purty Yeah, the heading of this section […]

This is a cross-posting of a post I originally wrote earlier today for Kindle Fire on Kindle Nation Daily, and it’s reprinted here in its entirety with that site’s permission. The wait is over, and the new Kindle Fire HDX models are now available for pre-order, with a ship date of 10/18/13. Here’s what’s new […]