Mom Said… Archive

Smart home is what’s hot in tech, and you might be surprised to learn it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Today I’m sharing a cross-posting from Love My Echo that details a kind of “starter kit” to give you everything you need to kick off an Alexa-driven smart home, on a budget. Yep, you […]

I Stopped Liking on Facebook, and If You Hate Newsfeed Ads, So Should You Facebook relies heavily on users’ “Likes” to select targeted advertising to be included in each Facebook user’s News Feed. The advertising algorithm not only takes your own “Likes” into account, but those of your Facebook friends. By now all Facebook users […]

How To Find Prime Reading Books & Periodicals

Posted November 1, 2016 By Mom

Amazon recently added a new benefit of Prime Membership: Prime Reading. Under this program, Prime members have free access to selected Kindle books, shorts and periodicals. Now the only problem is how to find Prime Reading content.     While the announcement I received via email showed quite a few attractive sample books, there was […]

Malicious JPEGs Are Out To Get Your iPhone

Posted October 25, 2016 By Mom

On Monday Apple released a critical security patch for iOS 10.1, and if you don’t have it yet you need to get it ASAP because malicious JPEGs are out to get your iPhone.     According to Apple’s own announcement about the CoreGraphics update included in the 10.1 patch: Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG […]

FAA Bans Samsung Note 7 From All Flights

Posted October 18, 2016 By Mom

Samsung has already agreed to not only recall all existing Note 7 smartphones, when the replacements proved just as prone to explode they went a step further and cancelled the new product line altogether. Now the FAA has issued an historic ban on the devices.     From the DOT.gov site: The U.S. Department of […]