Mom Said… Archive

I was getting pretty tired of those annoying “Update to Windows 10 now for free!” dialogs that have been popping up on my Windows 7 laptop for the past few months, but at least it seemed like the Windows 10 Update was still a choice, and I could still refuse to download or install it. […]

Facebook-ery: Facebook Emoticons & Emoji

Posted February 2, 2016 By Mom

FB Emoticons! You can enter specific keyboard combinations and Facebook will automatically convert them into those full-color pictures for you (though the full-color picture won’t be visible until AFTER you’ve posted the status update). Alternatively, you can copy certain symbols from one page or window and paste them into your Facebook status update to achieve […]

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 […]