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Windows Doesn’t Detect My Phone: Help!

Posted March 20, 2017 By Mom

Transferring files from your phone to your computer is supposed to be as easy as connecting it via USB. Windows wakes up, adds the phone to your Windows File Manager, and you’re off to the races. But as I myself had to ask twice this very month, “What if Windows doesn’t detect my phone?” Today […]

Amazongeddon II: Checking Amazon Server Status

Posted February 28, 2017 By Mom

#Amazongeddon II, The Force Stays Asleep, happened today. In other words a bunch of Amazon’s servers went down, resulting in a temporary interruption in Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, other Amazon services, and an interruption or slowdown in service for lots of other sites whose software also resides on those servers. I’ve written about checking Amazon […]

How To Disable Autoplay Videos In The Browser

Posted January 31, 2017 By Mom

I don’t know whose bright idea it was to start this autoplay thing, but it’s BEYOND annoying. Don’t worry, as per usual Digital Media Mom’s got your back and I’m here to tell you how to disable autoplay videos in the browser.     Note that these fixes only stop autoplay for video content served […]

My Amazon Video Disappeared!

Posted January 10, 2017 By Mom

Yup, it finally happened. One of my purchased Amazon Videos disappeared from my Amazon Video Library without any advance warning. Here’s what happened, and why I’m still going to keep buying Amazon Videos.     I own a LOT of Amazon Videos because I’ve been in the process of converting to an all-digital household for […]

The internet’s all aflutter with the news: Alexa, the digital assistant inside Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap, witness to a murder? Yes, it’s true. But pay no attention to those hysterical, pearl-clutching headlines and conspiracy theorist comment threads: if anything, the reports on this should only reassure you Alexa is not spying on you.   […]