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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 […]

Phone Battery Drains Overnight? An Easy Fix.

Posted September 27, 2016 By Mom

There are a couple of common reasons why your phone battery would go from a near-full battery to fully drained between the time you go to bed and morning. When your phone battery drains overnight, the fix may be easy.     Reason #1 Isn’t Fixable, But Reason #2 Is Easy To Fix The first […]

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 […]

Change Your LinkedIn Password NOW

Posted May 18, 2016 By Mom

News of a LinkedIn data breach became public back in 2012, when a hacker posted over 6 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords online as proof of the breach.     Now, according to The Register: A hacker is attempting to sell 117 million LinkedIn users’ emails and passwords on the dark web. Respected security researcher […]

**UPDATED 4/25/17** Seems hardly a day goes by without news of some horrifying new data breach, and consumers generally feel powerless to do anything but change their passwords. But now, thanks to Microsoft Regional Director Troy Hunt, there’s a free site you can use to search the giant collections of compromised accounts to see if […]