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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 […]

A sophisticated Gmail phishing scam that first popped up last year seems to gaining steam, even among tech-savvy consumers, because it’s unusually well-designed.     This new scheme employs the usual trick of getting the email recipient to click on a bogus link, but the email appears to be from a known contact and the […]

Verizon Cuts Unlimited Data Plan Customers

Posted January 17, 2017 By Mom

Last week the news broke that like AT&T, Verizon is taking aim at its Unlimited plan users who are heavy consumers of data.     As reported by Ars Technica: Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited data plans who use more than 200GB a month will have to switch to limited plans next month or be […]

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 […]

How To Get Rid of iCloud Calendar Spam

Posted January 3, 2017 By Mom

I don’t use any Apple stuff but I know lots of my readers do, so here’s something for them.     Beginning around last November, many iCloud users started getting fake Calendar invites to “events” that are really just ads with embedded links, like an invite to “Versace Bags Sale – 50% Off!”. Unfortunately, turning […]