Music Monday for 4/18/16

Posted April 17, 2016 By Mom
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Welcome To Music Monday!
Fans of the singer-songwriter genre: you’ve come on a great day because I’ve got SIX free albums to share.

Right now (as of 4/17/16) all six Mishara Music Singer Songwriter Artist samplers are available for FREE!

 

Mishara Singer Songwriter Sampler Albums

 

You may not have heard of most of the artists on these albums, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find some new favorites. You’ll notice that all of the albums are currently rated 4.5/5 stars or better, and that’s because every one is filled with lovely, heartfelt songs. Since they’re all currently available for free, there’s no reason not to get all six and sample them yourself at your leisure.

There are somewhat dreamy, magical tracks from Barnaby Bright. There are alterna-rock ballads by Clarensau. Colin Devlin’s style may bring early Dylan to mind. Some of the songs have a country or blues feel, some are folk, and others have more in common with rock or college alternative.

 

Whether for studying, relaxing at home, entertaining, or as a road trip soundtrack, these six Mishara Music samplers will have you covered.

 

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These Skullcandy Riff Ear Bud with Mic, for All 3.5mm Phones and Devices offer style and great sound from a respected name in mobile device headphones. Currently (as of 4/17/16) rated 5/5 stars and priced at $15.99. Prime shipping -eligible.

Skullcandy Riff

 

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Fire Tablet Tip of the Week: Kids on Fire: Choose Your Own Path Picture Books

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FreeApp Friday for 4/15/16

Posted April 14, 2016 By Mom
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Free App Friday!
Here are some of the most downloaded AND highest-rated free apps (4/5 stars or better) from Amazon’s Android App Store as of this writing.

Remember that free apps may include in-app purchase (IAP) options or be ad-supported, but given that these apps have been given very high ratings by MANY consumers, where IAP links or ads are present they must be pretty unobtrusive. Descriptions below are from the apps’ product pages.

 

 

Bingo Showdown – Bingo Showdown brings the excitement of LIVE Bingo and the competitive edge of tournament-style play.

Book of Mormon Stories – This app is essentially a dedicated browser that allows you and your children to easily watch and listen to the Book of Mormon scripture stories provided by the lds.org.

RPG Clicker – RPG Clicker is a fantasy RPG simplified to one finger touch. No more getting lost in a boring dungeon, just tap your way through diverse terrain and menacing monsters.

Cheezburger – The official Cheezburger app is here to help you get 5 minutes of happiness every day no matter where you are!

 

 

City Racing 3D – #1 Real 3D physics racing game proudly presented! And it’s FREE!

Monster Warlord – Catch rare and mysterious monsters by questing and battling!

Werewolf Tycoon – Become the Big Bad Wolf of Werewolf Park in this werewolf stealth simulation game. Eat as many people as you can, but pace yourself, try not to be seen, and do not let witnesses escape!

 

 

Super Jewels Quest 2 – Match-3 jewels game.

Obenkyo – Learn Japanese hiragana, katakana and kanji, and test yourself by drawing, or multiple choice.

Spades Free – Spades Free brings this classic 4-player contract trick taking card game to the Android market, created to the same high standard as the rest of our games, Spades Free supplies classy graphics, super smooth gameplay, highly scalable difficulty & much more.

 

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Carcassonne is a turn-based strategy game about claiming land and building castles, similar in concept to Risk but on a much smaller scale. If you want the full details, see my post about it here. The game is currently rated 4/5 stars and priced at $4.99. I paid full price for it back in 2013, and it quickly became a favorite.

 

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Fire Tablet Tip of the Week: Prime Video Spotlight: Doctor Who

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I’ve written about the dangers of the Adobe Flash plug-in many times, but I know lots of people are still using it. So maybe if all the warnings to date haven’t convinced them to dump the Flash plugin, Adobe’s emergency rollout of a patch to prevent a Flash ransomware problem last week will make them think again.

 

Flash or Malware Fry

 

As reported 4/8/16 in CNN Money:

Adobe (ADBE) has released an emergency update to its Flash Player after security researchers discovered a bug that allows attackers to take over and then crash users’ machines.

In a statement, Adobe called the flaw a “critical vulnerability” and urged users to update as soon as possible.

This is not the first time Adobe software has been targeted. The worst attack came in 2013, when hackers managed to access personal data for nearly 3 million customers.

I’m not providing a link to the Adobe Flash update page (CNN Money doesn’t, either) because I’m strongly encouraging my readers to disable and uninstall Flash rather than update it with the patch. If you’re still willing to keep taking the risk of using Flash, you can always Google “Adobe Flash” to find the download page.

 

Don’t wait until disaster strikes: uninstall Adobe Flash NOW!

 

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The Que Powerbag Backpack – Built In Charging Station, Bluetooth Speakers, And Thermal Lunchbox is a great bag to take on all those spring and summer outings. With an average review rating of 4/5 stars, it’s currently (as of 4/13/16) on sale at 38% off, priced at $79.99.

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Fire Tablet Tip of the Week: Prime Video Spotlight: Doctor Who

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Welcome To Music Monday!
Today I’m sharing a couple of free world music albums and a couple that cost just 99 cents each. First up, the freebies:

Latidos de Rokanrol 5.0
Latidos de Rokanrol 5.0
This is an album of Spanish-language rock and roll. 21 tracks in all.

 


Vishu Vilakku

Vishu Vilakku
This one features a variety of Indian music, ranging from very traditional sounding pieces to those that are more like Indian pop.

 

And now, a couple of very large classical collections that are priced at 99 cents each:

 

Big Chill Box (currently rated 5/5 stars, priced at 99 cents)
Big Chill Box
Music that’s made to relax by. 63 tracks in all, including such composers as Vivaldi, Debussy, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and Ravel.

 


100 Must-Have Lullaby Baby Classics
(currently rated 4.5/5 stars, priced at 99 cents)
100 Must-Have Lullaby Baby Classics
100 tracks, selected specifically for their calming, soothing sounds and rhythms. No baby required: this collection would make terrific background music for desk work, crafting, cooking, reading, or entertaining.

 

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The Quick Charge 2.0, Anker 60W 6-Port USB Charger PowerPort+ 6 includes 5 USB and one QualComm Quick Charge charging ports. Five ports equipped with Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies provide the fastest possible charge for non-Quick Charge devices, up to 2.4 amps per port. It has an average review rating of 5/5 stars across over 150 reviews and normally sells for $79.99, but right now (as of 4/11/16) it’s available for just $35.99.

 

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Fire Tablet Tip of the Week: Prime Video Spotlight: Doctor Who

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Free App Friday for 4/8/16

Posted April 7, 2016 By Mom
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Free App Friday!
Here are some of the top 100 most downloaded AND highest-rated apps (4/5 stars or better) from Amazon’s Android App Store as of this writing.

Remember that free apps may include in-app purchase (IAP) options or be ad-supported, but given that these apps have been given very high ratings by MANY consumers, where IAP links or ads are present they must be pretty unobtrusive. Descriptions below are from the apps’ product pages.

 

 

Slots Arctic – If you Love slots,there’s no doubt you’ll be downloading Slots Arctic.What are you waiting for… join the Slots Arctic now!

TwoDots – CONNECT one dot to another, connect four dots to make a square, sink anchors, make a line, create bombs, fight fire, break ice, and much more in this fun free puzzle game.

Puzzlebits – Place the colorful pieces in the right spots to complete a puzzle. If you succeed, the puzzle will explode into tiny bits, which then recombine into a new challenging shape! (a Nonograms-type puzzle).

The Simpsons: Tapped Out – Years later, this “life-ruiningly fun” game is still a favorite among sim game fans. Build your own Springfield, send Simpsons characters from the TV show on tasks and missions, and compete against real-life friends for leaderboard domination.

 

 

Crush Letters – Find a word, swipe the word and crush the letters. Every Time after you find a word, the grid is reorganized to form a new one.

Bloons Monkey City – Create, upgrade, and customize your very own Bloons Monkey City in this groundbreaking blend of city building and tower defense awesomeness!

Zombie Diary 2: Evolutions – You need to do all you can to resist the walking dead and rescue as many survivors as possible. It’s a brand new gaming experience that’s unlike anything you’ve played before!

 

 

uCiC- Request, Receive, Share – With uCiC, you can find out what’s currently happening at any particular location worldwide while cutting through the noise and gaining direct access to real-time images posted by fellow uCiC users in response to your queries. There’s nothing like receiving timely assistance from ‘locals’!

Dungeon Hunter 4 – Venture forth into the most immersive, accomplished, and addictive chapter of the acclaimed action RPG saga!

Toy Blast – The ultimate matching puzzle game with unique magic powers and boosts!

 

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The Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker is a great way to get that New Year’s resolution to adopt healthier habits back on track. The Fitbit can provide just the nudge many need to make better choices throughout the day, whether that means taking the stairs to hit your step goal for the day, or opting for the iced tea instead of the milkshake because you know you’ll be logging what you ate later on (logging feature is optional). The Fitbit One is very small, yet feature-rich. Not only can it track your steps, calories burned and progress toward goals you can set yourself, it can also track the quality of your sleep and wake you with a gentle, silent vibration against your wrist each morning at the time you choose. Currently (as of 4/7/16) rated 4.5/5 stars across over 11,000 reviews and priced at $79.87.

 

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Fire Tablet Tip of the Week: 2015 Fire Tablet Software Update: You Can Now Save Audible Books To SD Card

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