News - Part 9

Facebook-ery: How To Add Free Facebook Stickers To Your Comments & Messages

* * * Today’s post is brought to you by the Shakespeare Insults Mug, which I own and love! Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Did You Know About Facebook Stickers? Facebook stickers are little, ready-made icons you can insert in your private messages and in comments you make to others’ status updates and posts when you’re using the full Facebook site in a web browser—functionality will vary in the mobile app and mobile version of Facebook. There are lots of sets, many of them featuring licensed characters like Snoopy, Om-Nom from Cut the Rope, Adventure Time and World of Gumball, and they’re FREE! **UPDATE** It appears that stickers are not enabled on Fan Pages, only on individual Facebook users’ timelines/profiles and in private messages.

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…

DMM Mailbag: When You Google Someone, Will They Know?

* * * Today’s post is brought to you by the Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Security System with 8 CMOS IR Cameras, 500 GB Hard Drive and Remote Web/Mobile Access, a terrific home or office suveillance / recording system that’s currently on sale at 46% off its usual price. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * What Does Googling Get You? You can “Google”, or do a web search, on anyone. It’s not illegal, and in my opinion there’s nothing wrong with it. After all, when we’re talking about ordinary people (as opposed to famous people, whose private stuff becomes unexpectedly public in hacks all the time) the only results you’ll get are for pages, photos, text and records that are already available to the public, and things the person him- or herself…

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…

Is It Dangerous To Leave My Laptop On A Bed?

* * * 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. * * * “I Heard Leaving My Laptop Turned On, On My Bed, Can Start A Fire. Is That True?” Yes and no. Your laptop has little heat vents on the bottom and anything that blocks those vents can cause the laptop to overheat. Leaving the laptop powered on, on a soft surface like a bed, sofa or pillow, can definitely block the vents and lead to overheating. Overheating can damage the laptop’s wiring and rechargeable battery, either of which can cause a fire. However, when a fire is actually caused by an overheated laptop it’s usually because the laptop was very old, had faulty wiring, or had…

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…

Managing Your Kindle Content: Cloud vs. Device, Deleting and Storing Content

* * * the iOttie HLCRIO102 One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder for Smart Phones and Media Players. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Lately I’ve noticed a lot of people come here from Google after searching on terms related to managing their Kindle / Fire content, so here’s a reprint of a piece that originally ran last year all about managing your Kindle and Fire content. Folks who own Kindles and Kindle Fires are asking questions like: “If I do a factory reset will I lose all my content, or my app progress?” “If I buy a new Kindle or Kindle Fire, can I transfer all the content I’ve already bought to the new device?” “Can I share my purchased content with other Kindles and Fires in my household?”…