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Facebookery: How To Get Background Color In Your Online Facebook Posts

By now you’ve probably started noticing this thing on the Facebook website, where some people’s posts appear in boldface print on a colored background. And maybe you’ve wondered how they do it. If so, read on to learn how to get background color in your Facebook posts.     First, a caveat. You may also […]

Amazongeddon II: Checking Amazon Server Status

#Amazongeddon II, The Force Stays Asleep, happened today. In other words a bunch of Amazon’s servers went down, resulting in a temporary interruption in Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, other Amazon services, and an interruption or slowdown in service for lots of other sites whose software also resides on those servers. I’ve written about checking Amazon […]

Vizio Internet TVs Tracking Owner Habits

Last week many consumers learned for the first time that their internet-enabled Vizio TVs from model year 2014 going forward have been spying on their viewing and web surfing habits.     From Time Magazine: TV maker Vizio is paying $2.2 million to settle charges that it tracked owners’ viewing habits, then turned around and […]

How To Disable Autoplay Videos In The Browser

I don’t know whose bright idea it was to start this autoplay thing, but it’s BEYOND annoying. Don’t worry, as per usual Digital Media Mom’s got your back and I’m here to tell you how to disable autoplay videos in the browser.     Note that these fixes only stop autoplay for video content served […]

Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Scam: Don’t Get Caught In The Net

A sophisticated Gmail phishing scam that first popped up last year seems to gaining steam, even among tech-savvy consumers, because it’s unusually well-designed.     This new scheme employs the usual trick of getting the email recipient to click on a bogus link, but the email appears to be from a known contact and the […]