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Welcome to DMM’s 12/9/16 Freebie Friday! Today I’ve got two audiobook titles from Audible, and as of this writing they’re free for both US and UK Amazon customers.

 

 

First up, it’s the pre-order of the humorous Goodnight, Smartphone – 4.5/5 stars (UK visitors click here), set for release 1/17/17, written and narrated by Arianna Huffington:

 

 

Exclusively written for Audible, only available in audio.

Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night’s sleep begins by putting aside the day’s worries. But in today’s technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night’s slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age, when the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon, but our phones, our email, our social media, our always-on digital selves.

During a visit to Audible to speak about the benefits of sleep, Arianna joked about what a wonderful book Goodnight Moon is and asked why there isn’t a version for adults: “Goodnight cares of the day, goodnight worries about tomorrow, goodnight laptop!” she exclaimed. Soon after, Goodnight Smartphone was born. Listen as Arianna adapts one of the most notable bedtime stories for the modern age, and learn more about her daily sleep regimen in her introduction. Exclusively written for Audible, only available in audio. Free until April 16, 2017.

Inspired by the classic children’s story, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition from the worries of a stressful day to a peaceful slumber.

 

Today’s second pick is for those looking ahead to New Year’s resolutions, and considering learning a new language. Right now you can get the first lesson, Phase 1, Unit 01 in Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese language learning program (UK visitors click here), for free:

 

 

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.

Reviewers on Audible’s US site are saying things like:

“First lesson is pretty good actually. I thought it was just an intro, but it has a few chapters”

“Step by step process that is easy to follow. I have tried other ways, but this is the best way by far.”

 

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The Philips 456210 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Bulb Starter Kit 2nd Generation, Works with Alexa (UK visitors – click here) is a great way to get your smart home setup up and running quickly. Currently (as of 12/8/16) rated 4/5 stars across over 400 reviews and currently priced at $206.55, the starter kit includes the new, second generation hub plus three color bulbs (that can also be set to white light).

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You know how Facebook loves to pop up those Facebook Memories, nudging you to re-share them? Even the memories you’d prefer to leave in the past and never think about again? Here’s how to turn off or filter Facebook Memories so you’ll never see Memories involving dates or people you’d just as soon forget—or never see ANY Facebook Memories ever again.

 

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Gadgette has the story:

How to opt out of Facebook’s ‘On This Day’

1. Open Facebook in a browser (not the mobile app)

2. Go to your news feed

3. On the left, scroll down until you find the Apps section, then find ‘On This Day’

4. Click ‘On This Day’ and it’ll take you to your Memories page.

5. On the top right, click Preferences.

On the Preferences page, there are filters available to filter by Date or People, to omit the filtered date(s) or people from your future Your Memories alerts.

If you never want to see a Your Memories alert of ANY kind EVER again, set the Start Date filter option to a date well before you joined Facebook. If you’re not exactly sure when you joined, pick a date way back in the past, like 01/01/1900.

 

Click here to view the full post and more screen shots on Gadgette.

 

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If you’re looking to make that shiny new Echo Dot portable, the JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (UK visitors – click here) is a great way to go. From JBL, a top name in premium portable audio, this speaker offers Bluetooth connectivity as well as a USB power port: plug your Dot into the power port, then use the Dot’s Bluetooth connectivity to pipe your audio back through the JBL’s speaker. Currently (as of 12/6/16) rated 4.5/5 stars across over 600 reviews and currently priced at $148.94 (four other colors available).

 

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Welcome To Digital Media Mom’s 12/5/16 Music Monday!
Today I’m sharing two holiday-themed albums: one currently priced at just 89 cents and the other is currently totally free!

The first album is Celtic Christmas (Irish Gaelic Christmas) – rated 4/5 stars and currently priced at 89 cents. 21 tracks of airy, magical interpretations of Christmas classics, featuring traditional Celtic instruments.

 

Today’s freebie is a brand new release: Emmanuel by Fielder Church. 8 tracks, with various takes on holiday favorites that range from country to jazzy.

 

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The Universal Travel Charger Kit, UL Listed Power Bank, USB AC Charger, Multi Charger Cable and Card Pouch in Zipper Case is the perfect, useful gift that will be used and appreciated all year long. Currently rated 4.5/5 stars and on sale at $15.99, this little kit ensures that no matter the mobile device, no matter the charging cable type, there’s no need to worry about being caught with a dead battery.

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Tired of the same old, same old Christmas and holiday music? Here are some fresh takes on the classics, and each of these albums is currently priced at just $5.

 

Holidays Rule (4/5 stars, 17 tracks and a digital booklet)

 

Windham Hill Holiday Guitar Collection (4.5/5 stars, 15 tracks)

 

Holiday For Swing! (4.5/5 stars, 13 tracks and a digital booklet)

 

A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 (4.5/5 stars, 15 tracks)

 

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Amazon’s put all its own devices on sale for Black Friday Week! Here are some of the deals:

Amazon Echo: $40 off, currently priced at $139.99 (UK visitors – £30.00 off click here)

Echo Dot: $10 off, currently priced at $39.99 (UK visitors – £10.00 off click here)

Amazon Tap: $40 off, currently priced at $89.99 (this item not available in the UK, sorry!)

Fire Tablet: 33% off, currently priced at $33.33 (UK visitors – 40% off click here)

Fire TV, other Fire tablets and Kindle ereaders are all on sale too! US visitors click the image below (UK visitors click here).

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I know I usually offer free apps in this weekly feature, but today I’ve got two fantasy novellas based in the world of the Riyria Chronicles – as of this writing, they’re both FREE!

 

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First up, it’s The Jester: A Riyria Chronicles Tale – 4.5/5 stars (UK visitors click here):

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

This is a standalone short story of 7,200 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for Riyria veterans to spend a little more time with old friends. The Jester is a story of adventure, bonds of friendship, and a recognition that the choices we make dictates the future we find.

 

Next, it’s Professional Integrity: A Riyria Chronicles Tale – 4.5/5 stars (UK visitors click here):

One of the genre’s favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers.

Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do “jobs” for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that’s a first for the pair. All is not as it seems, but Royce is determined to get the bottom of what’s actually going on. After all, he has his professional integrity at stake.

Originally released in the Blackguards anthology published by Ragnarok Publications, this is a standalone short story of 10,800 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for existing fans to spend a little more time with old friends.

 

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Amazon’s put all its own devices on sale for Black Friday! Here are some of the deals:

Amazon Echo: $40 off, currently priced at $139.99 (UK visitors – £30.00 off click here)

Echo Dot: $10 off, currently priced at $39.99 (UK visitors – £10.00 off click here)

Amazon Tap: $40 off, currently priced at $89.99 (this item not available in the UK, sorry!)

Fire Tablet: 33% off, currently priced at $33.33 (UK visitors – 40% off click here)

Fire TV, other Fire tablets and Kindle ereaders are all on sale too! US visitors click the image below (UK visitors click here).

Amazon Devices

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