Mom Said… Archive

If you use the Facebook mobile app you may have noticed something odd lately. The ‘Suggested Friends’ area may be showing you faces that look vaguely familiar, but they’re actually just strangers you’ve passed by out in public.     According to CNET: Facebook is using your phone’s location to match you with fellow Facebook […]

Cici’s & Wendy’s Security Breaches

Posted June 22, 2016 By Mom

If you’ve used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s or Cici’s since about November of last year, your card data may have been exposed in a data breach.     Wendy’s is now admitting the breach it acknowledged in January of this year affects MANY more than the 300 restaurants it originally claimed were […]

Users of the Facebook mobile app who’ve enabled photo syncing in the app—and given how many users of the app don’t even know about this feature, it seems to be enabled in the app by default—are now at risk of losing all those auto-synced photos unless they download Facebook’s new “Moments” app.     From […]

6 Reasons Not To Upgrade To 4K UHD

Posted June 8, 2016 By Mom

At the most recent Consumer Electronics Show, 4K and Ultra High Definition (UHD) video content and screens were the talk of the show. Consumers are now being told that 4K / UHD is the Next Big Thing, but they aren’t being given the whole story. Here are 6 very good reasons not to make the […]

By now, anyone running Windows 7 or 8.1 has been variously asked, urged, begged, or forced to upgrade to Windows 10. This week Microsoft made it MUCH harder for those of us who want to keep using our current version of Windows to avoid the update: now, Microsoft is straight-up TRICKING Win 7 and 8.1 […]