Category: Mom Said - Part 3

Infected Fire Tablet? Here’s A Possible Solution.

* * * the Gomadic Essential Charger Kit for the Amazon Kindle Fire / HD / HDX / DX / Touch / Keyboard (WiFi and 3G), currently (as of 12/31/14) on sale at 33% off and also eligible for Prime shipping. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Moneypak / FBI / Ransomware Virus On Your Fire? Fire tablets infected with this particular monster often bypass the usual startup routine and go right to the virus screen, which makes it impossible for the owner to even reset their Fire to factory defaults. Since that reset is just about the only hope you have of restoring your Fire to full functionality, it’s a problem. This week, I learned of a possible solution (from an Amazon Discussions poster who never explicitly granted me permission to…

FREE Internet Arcade Brings Classic Video Games To Your Browser!

* * * Today’s post is brought to you by the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax, a more recent model of a multifunction machine I’ve owned (and loved!) myself. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Classic Arcade Game Lovers, Rejoice! Your Favorites Are Back, And They’re FREE! The screenshot below only shows a small selection of all the great arcade classics you can now play online, for FREE! The already fantastic Internet Archive, which painstakingly organizes and archives past internet content such as web pages, ebooks, digital audio and video files, has become even more fantastic with its recent launch of the Internet Arcade.

Malware Update: FBI Moneypak / Ransomware Virus On Kindle Fire and How To Avoid It

* * * the Amazon’s 50% Off Sale On SD Memory Cards. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Yes, The FBI Moneypak / Ransomware Virus Is Starting To Show Up On Kindle Fire Tablets, But… …that doesn’t mean ALL Kindle Fire owners EVERYWHERE need to worry about it. Be alert, sure. But as I explained in my original DMM post about this particular virus, so long as you only get your apps and other content from Amazon, don’t hack or “root” your Kindle Fire, and don’t open any suspicious email attachments from within the email app on the Fire, you can relax because your chances of getting this beast are very, very slim and provided you haven’t “rooted” your Fire or sideloaded the app/file that brought Moneypak along with it, getting rid of…

How to Find Kindle Lending Library Books on Amazon

* * * Tablet Covers Currently Priced As Low As ONE CENT on Amazon, featuring quality covers for iPad, Kindle, Paperwhite, Fire and more. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Where IS The Prime Kindle Lending Library, Anyway?! While the Prime Kindle Lending Library IS a thing, and one free borrow per month from it IS a benefit of Amazon Prime membership, Amazon doesn’t provide any handy links to pages that gather all available Lending Library books in one place so you can easily browse them by genre, the way they do for other Kindle books. Amazon’s Help topics on the subject aren’t too helpful either, since they just tell you to browse books on your Kindle or Fire, click through to the product pages of any you like, and if…

5 Ways To Make Amazon Prime Pay For Itself

* * * (what else?) Amazon Prime (One Year Membership). Read on to discover why it’s TOTALLY worth the money, and can easily save you more money than the asking price. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * I’ve been an Amazon Prime member going all the way back to 2011, and even after the price went up from $79 per year to $99, I didn’t hesitate to renew because I know my Amazon Prime membership saves me money! Here are five ways to make Prime not only worth the asking price, but easier to afford as well.

600 Free Ebooks – Online and Totally Legal!

* * * the The Big Deal: Over 400 Kindle Books At Up To 85% Off, which expires on 8/24/14 at 11:59pm PST. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * A New Addition to the DMM Bargains & Freebies Page! Starting today, you’ll find something new on my D-Media Bargains & Freebies page: Open Culture’s 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices,   now including all 51 volumes of The Harvard Classics Library! On the Open Culture page (the line above that begins with “Open Culture’s” is a link) you’ll find links to a mixture of fiction, nonfiction and reference, including public-domain classics and more recent works that authors and publishers have agreed to contribute. There’s no registration required, this is simply a public resource! For the most part the newer stuff is…

Never Buy A Bad Kindle Book Again: Tips To Help You Avoid The Clunkers

* * * the BookGorilla Free & Bargain Kindle Book Email Alert, a totally free service that delivers a once-daily listing of bargain-priced and free Kindle books from the genres you specify direct to your email inbox. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Don’t you just HATE it when you finally fork over the money for a new Kindle book, only to find a few chapters in that not only is it NOT worth the price you paid for it, it’s not even worth your TIME? That doesn’t ever have to happen again. Four Tools To Improve Your Odds Of Getting A Great Kindle Book Here are three ways to find out before you buy whether or not you’re likely to enjoy a given book, plus one tip to help you deal…

Facebook Emoticons, Facebook Emoji

* * * the Kindle Paperwhite, the absolute top-of-the-line—yet affordable at $119—ereader for folks who only need a device for reading. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Today’s post is one that Facebook users* will want to share—or not, if you want to keep the secret to yourself! Today I’m going to show you how to insert emoticons and emoji into your Facebook status updates. Note that if you do want to share this on Facebook, you can just click the little Facebook icon above, or if you’re viewing this post on the front page of the site, use the little pull-down sharing menu at the bottom of the post. *The information provided here is for Facebook users who are accessing Facebook on a computer, NOT through an app, and NOT just the…

Target Ticket Gives You TEN Free Digital Videos For Signing Up

* * * Today’s post is brought to you by a terrific Amazon outlet bargain: the Beats Solo HD RED Edition On-Ear Headphones, currently on sale for $130 (35% off the regular price of $200). Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * ***2/19/15 UPDATE*** Target Ticket is shutting down. Read my post about it here. Target Gets Into The Digital Video Game With Target Ticket + Ten FREE Videos At Signup As regular readers know, I’m in the process of going all-digital with my video library and my format of choice is Amazon Instant Video. I’ve decided to stick with Amazon Instant Video because Amazon’s pricing on digital movies is almost always lower than through any other vendor, and I’m confident Amazon will be around to support their digital video service for the rest of…

How To Boost WiFi Signals

I recently wrote about How To Boost Cell Signals, and today I’m tackling Wi-Fi. If you’ve been experiencing problems with weak Wi-Fi in your home, there are a few likely causes that are easy, and in some cases free, to remedy. Here are some things to try. 1. Check your wireless router’s location. When your service provider installed your Wi-Fi router, you may not have realized that its placement can affect signal strength and range. Ideally, your router should be located at the very center of your home in order to provide maximum signal range in all directions outward from the router. However, in practice it may turn out that most of the time you’re only actually using your Wi-Fi connection in one area of your home. To get a concrete idea of where signals are strongest and weakest in your home, you can simply take one of your Wi-Fi enabled devices and…