News - Part 9

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

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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?”…

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…

Kindle Fire Music Tips: How To Find Music You Just Bought On Your Fire & How To Conserve Your Data Plan While Listening

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Kindle Fire Tip: Use Collections For Apps

* * * the Microsoft Wireless 3500 Series Mouse, available in many different colors and patterns. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * When the long-awaited Collections function finally came to the Kindle Fire line of tablets, as part of the operating system of all second-generation (the line that was released toward the end of 2013) Kindle Fire HD and HDX models, ebook lovers were thrilled. But did you know you can also group your apps into collections? I own hundreds of apps, partly because I check out Amazon’s Free App of the Day every day and make it a habit to get any that look interesting or useful and are rated 4/5 stars or higher. The only problem is that weeks or months later I don’t remember each one’s title or even the type of app…