Archive for January, 2016

FreeApp Friday for 1/29/16

Posted January 29, 2016 By Mom

Welcome to Free App Friday! Here are ten of the most downloaded AND highest-rated apps (4/5 stars or better) from Amazon’s Android App Store as of this writing. Remember that free apps may include in-app purchase (IAP) options or be ad-supported, but given that these apps have been given very high ratings by MANY consumers, […]

Troubleshooting WiFi Problems

Posted January 28, 2016 By Mom

Today’s post is an edited combination of two posts I originally wrote for Love My Echo. Streaming audio or video freezes and skips, devices frequently losing their network connection or failing to communicate with other devices on the network, and a WiFi signal that’s frequently weak are all signs of a potential WiFi problem.   […]

Lots of internet service providers who also offer cell service (e.g., T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.) are expanding their networks of available WiFi hotspots, and they’re using the increased availability of public WiFi those hotspots provide as a selling point to attract new customers. “Concerned about burning through your data allowance? No worries, we’ve got a TON […]

How Disney Is Driving Up Digital Video Prices

Posted January 26, 2016 By Mom

If you’ve noticed that prices in the Amazon Digital Video Store and elsewhere seem to be steadily rising, you’re not wrong, but it’s probably not for the reasons you’d suspect. I lay the blame squarely at the feet of Disney, and it’s because Disney owns many of the most popular media companies and properties. Virtually […]

Music Monday

Posted January 25, 2016 By Mom

Welcome To Music Monday! This is the day when I usually share free MP3 albums with you, but I gotta be honest: it’s getting more and more difficult to find good ones without repeating myself. But every time I’m out there scouring the Amazon listings for free MP3 albums, I see LOTS of highly-rated albums […]