Archive for December, 2015

The fine folks at Springer, a publisher of technical, math and science books, studies and research materials has released over 1,000 of its titles for FREE download in PDF format! That means you can get as many of these books and articles as you like totally for free, and completely legally. Since technical books and […]

Simple Steps To Get Serious About Tech Security

Posted December 30, 2015 By Mom

Getting a handle on tech security seems like an overwhelming and hopeless task at times, I know. And it’s definitely true that so long as you’re “on the grid”, you’re vulnerable to tech attacks and privacy invasions. But the good news is that it’s not really all that difficult to achieve a reasonable level of […]

Are RFID Blocking Wallets Necessary?

Posted December 29, 2015 By Mom

I recently posted about Smart Card technology, which prompted a reader question: once you’ve got at least one Smart Card, do you need to get one of those specially-lined wallets to block scammers from reading the data off your card through your purse or wallet?     Not really. If it makes you feel safer […]

FreeMusic Monday for 12/28/15: Transparent Score

Posted December 28, 2015 By Mom

Welcome To Free Music Monday! Today I’ve got a lovely instrumental album: Transparent Original Score (no reviews yet, currently FREE).     You don’t have to be a fan of the Transparent TV series to enjoy this album. Piano is the main instrument here, but the variously dreamy and bittersweet compositions sometimes feature strings or […]

Welcome to Free App Friday! For the benefit of everyone who’s received a new smart phone or tablet, today’s Free App Friday features 10 of the most popular apps of all time that are rated 4/5 stars or better in Amazon’s Android App Store as of this writing. These are the free apps everyone else […]