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Farewell Friday

Posted May 18, 2017 By Mom

This is normally my weekly slot to run Freebie Friday, but I’ve got an announcement: for me, today, it’s Farewell Friday.     I’ve been running this site since the beginning of 2013 and while the audience for it grew respectably at first, traffic eventually flattened out and nothing I’ve tried to improve the situation […]

I’ll keep it short and sweet today, because this is VERY important for Windows users. The WannaCry ransomware attack you’ve been hearing about lately is not limited to big companies. This nasty little program can be unleashed on virtually any Windows computer, going all the way back to XP.     Microsoft became aware of […]

Alexa Is A Phone Now!

Posted May 9, 2017 By Mom

By now you’ve surely heard about the release of the new Amazon Echo Show, which is now available for pre-order and set for release at the end of June. I’ll be doing an FAQ post about that device later, but for today I’ve got some news that’s too big to keep. Alexa is a phone […]

How To Stop Amazon Seller Emails

Posted April 18, 2017 By Mom

There’s a new kind of spam email in town, and it’s maddening. I’ve noticed many of my Amazon orders prompt unwanted follow up messages from the vendor, and I’m sick of it. These always come disguised as a “thanks for your order,” “helpful tips,” “let us know if there are any problems,” email or similar, […]

The days when Apple users didn’t have to worry about hacks and phishing attacks are over. Most of us remember the iCloud breach of a little over a year ago, when lots of celebrities’ personal photos were accessed and leaked online, and a more recent incident of the same type has recently affected stars like […]