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The Digital Media Mom’s Guide To Tech Security And App Permissions Is Now Available!

This is where I’d usually be running a Tech Frustration Friday meme, but today I’m doing more than commiserating with your tech frustration: I’m offering solutions! Since launching this site I’ve come to realize there’s an awful lot of fear and confusion out there among non-tech-savvy consumers where tech and app security are concerned, and [… Read More]

Are Those Compact Speakers Any Good?

In a previous DMM post, What’s A Wireless Speaker, I talked about portable Bluetooth speakers: what they are, the basics of how they work, and their pros and cons. In this post, I’m looking at small, portable speakers in general. Many (maybe even most) portable speakers have Bluetooth wireless functionality built in, but that’s not [… Read More]

The Basics of Converting Audio CDs to MP3s

Let me state right up front: as the title of this post says, I’m about to address the BASICS of converting audio CDs to MP3s (also known as “ripping” CDs). While there are lots of software programs and tutorials you can get to provide you with lots of advanced options for organizing, labeling, sorting and converting [… Read More]

Streaming Music: What’s It All About?

If you use Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed updates from friends saying that so-and-so is “listening to [song] by [band] on [Spotify / Pandora / Rdio / etc.]“, and you may have wondered what that’s all about. As per usual, the Digital Media Mom is here to break it down for you!   [… Read More]

Music Lovers: Are You Checking Out Amazon’s Monthly List of $5 MP3 Albums?

Did you know that MP3s you buy from Amazon are totally iTunes-compatible, and totally DRM-free? DRM-free means no restrictions on copying to all your various devices, no restrictions on backing up, and no problem using these MP3s on both Apple-brand and non-Apple devices that can play MP3s. That means you can play ‘em on your [… Read More]