Music Monday for 7/11/16

Posted July 9, 2016 By Mom
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Welcome To Music Monday!
Here’s where I share a few highly-rated, quality albums and box sets priced at $3 or less—mostly less.


First things first: don’t forget that Tuesday, 7/12/16 is Amazon Prime Day. You can view the early, countdown deals here, and bookmark the page to find it quickly on Tuesday. Some of the deepest discounts will be limited time offers, only available for a few hours or while supplies last. Check in on the Prime Day page throughout the day and evening Tuesday so you’ll be sure not to miss out.


 

Bloodshot Records: Fun For All Ages Sampler (4/5 stars, currently free).

7 tracks for kids, performed by folk/indie artists.
Features Rubber Duckie, Wheels on the Bus, Clap Your Hands and more.

 


 

Big Chamber Music Box, Vol. 3 (5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents).

Over 10 hours of music, 110 tracks in all.
Includes works by such masters as Mozart, Schubert, Haydn and more.

 


 

The Romantic Piano Concerto Anthology, Vol. 2, 1823-1880 [The VoxMegaBox Edition] (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents).

60 tracks in all.
Includes works by such masters as Mendelssohn, Thalberg, Czerny and more.

 

 

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The Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 is rated 4.5/5 stars across over 2,300 reviews and is priced at $54.99 as of this writing. Makes an excellent backup or external portable drive, from a trusted manufacturer.

Seagate Expansion 1TB

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FreeApp Friday for 7/8/16: Cooking Apps

Posted July 7, 2016 By Mom
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Free App Friday!
Summer entertaining season is here, and this week’s Free App Friday is all about the cooking apps.

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.

 

 

Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box – Featured on the Today Show and LOVED by millions, Yummly puts every recipe in the world in the palm of your hand.

AllRecipes Dinner Spinner – The brand-new Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app gives you instant access to Allrecipes’ amazing collection of member-submitted recipes.

Food Network In The Kitchen – Get instant access to your favorite Food Network chefs and thousands of their most popular recipes with In the Kitchen.

My CookBook – My CookBook lets you create your own digital cookbook.

 

 

BigOven: 350,000+ Recipes – Take over 350,000 recipes, your grocery list, and menu planner anywhere.

Healthy Recipes – by SparkRecipes – You’re one click away from over 500,000 recipes from the world’s largest healthy recipes website, SparkRecipes.com

Mr. Bartender – Over 8,000 recipes of cocktails and mixed drinks included.

 

 

ChefTap Recipes & Grocery Lists – ChefTap is the only app that can automatically clip recipes from any website. No highlighting text, no cutting and pasting, and no list of ‘supported sites’. Just share any English language web page with ChefTap directly from your mobile browser and it’ll take care of the rest.

Simply Recipes – Simply Recipes is a family cooking and food blog with over 1400 well-crafted recipes for the home cook, including photographs and easy-to-follow instructions to help you prepare them yourself.

AllRecipes – Allrecipes is the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos—all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks.

 

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The Samsung 128GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC Card with Adapter up to 48MB/s is the perfect high-capacity memory card to take along for your phone, tablet or digital camera this summer. Currently (as of 7/7/16) rated 4.5/5 stars across over 23,200 reviews, and currently priced at just $39.99.

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Fire Tip of the Week: Photo Editing Tools Built Into 2015 Fire Tablets

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Now that users of Google services like Chrome, Google News, Google Maps, Google Books, YouTube and so on know Google collects their online activity and browsing history for marketing purposes, those consumers have been clamoring for more and better controls over the data Google is gathering from them. This week Google has finally come through, with its new My Activity feature.

 

Browsing History We Needs It

 

Note that this feature only controls Google’s access to your activity history, it does not replace or override the usual privacy precautions consumers should already be taking (e.g., clearing browser history, browsing privately, not letting sites store your passwords, et cetera).

As reported in Slate:

My Activity” allows you to delete entries individually using custom date ranges, topics, or sorting by service. It also makes it easier to see other things Google knows about you, like devices associated with your Google account and location data. My Activity is rolling out to users over the next few days, and Wired reports that Google will keep expanding it over time to give users more and more control.

The feature also includes a new option for Google’s ad tracking. If enabled, it uses all this information from your Google account—search, Chrome, YouTube, the works—to improve the ads you see around the web…And the company chose to make this version of its ad tracking opt-in, so users will only have it enabled if they actually chose to turn it on.

 

Google My Activity Edit

 

As shown in the screenshot above, using the My Activity feature is easy. Scroll through the history that’s shown there, and click on the three-dot icon for any item to open the options menu; click Delete in the options menu to delete the item from your history.

 

Click here to access Google’s new My Activity feature.

 

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The Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens is currently (as of 7/5/16) rated 4.5/5 stars across over 4,500 reviews and is currently priced at $167.97. Features include: Large 3.5 inches full color LCD display in sleek, compact unit with retractable antenna, with sound-activated LED display – Remote pan, tilt and digital zoom – Long battery life,10 hours on power-saving mode, 6 hours with screen on. Makes a terrific baby shower gift that will be used and appreciated for years to come.

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Fire Tablet Post of the Week: BargainAlert: Ice Age Series Movies To Own For $8 In HD

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Music Monday for 7/4/16

Posted July 3, 2016 By Mom
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Welcome To Music Monday!
Three great albums for under $3 each, including Classical, Gospel and American Patriotic.

 

Today’s first album is a 79 cent pick that’s perfect for the holiday: 4th of July (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 79 cents).

 

4th of July

 

30 patriotic American favorites to power your Independence Day celebration!

 

Next, it’s Christian Gospel Choir’s 40 Must-Have Favorite Hymns: I Stand Amazed (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.09).

 

40 Must-Have Favorite Hymns: I Stand Amazed

 

40 gospel favorites, including Shoutin’ Time In Heaven, It Is Well With My Soul, Rock of Ages, Tell Me The Story Of Jesus and The Old Gospel Ship.

 

Finally, there’s Masters of Classical Music (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.19).

 

40 Must-Have Favorite Hymns: I Stand Amazed

 

This giant collection has 109 tracks in all, and includes many of the best-known Classical composers and masterworks: Verdi’s La Traviata, Chopin’s Mazurkas, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and many more.

 

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The NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition boosts your existing WiFi network to make it stronger and extend further. Right now (as of 7/3/16), this very handy item can be had for just $29.99—a 25% discount off the regular price of $39.99. It’s currently rated 4/5 stars across over 10,200 reviews, and is eligible for free Prime shipping. Whether for yourself or to give as a gift, this is a great value!

 

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Fire Tablet Content Bargain of the Week: Ice Age Series Movies To Own For $8 Each In HD

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FreeApp Friday: Arcade Game Apps

Posted June 30, 2016 By Mom
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Free App Friday!

Here are ten of the most downloaded AND highest-rated arcade game 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.

 

 

101-in-1 Games HD – Arcade and Sport games – Cooking and Fishing games – Puzzles, Memory and Reaction games – Racing, Flying and Sailing games – Shooting and Archery Games – Space Navigation games.

Hasbro Arcade – With the Hasbro Arcade App you can watch videos, read comics, and play a variety of exciting mini-games inspired by iconic Hasbro brands like TRANSFORMERS, NERF and NERF REBELLE, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, and more – for FREE!

Galactic Attack! – Retro gaming at its best from the era when space invaders, Galaga and Galaxian ruled.

Coin Party: Carnival Pusher – Drop a constant flow of gold coins onto the dozer to push piles of cash and prizes your way. The fun doesn’t end there, as wondrous quests unlock more pushing powers and dozer tables for you!

 

 

Ball-Hop Bowling – Get the top rated skee ball style game and see what everyone is playing! No tokens, “gas tanks”, or daily limits. Play as much as you want, when you want.

Glow Hockey – Glow Hockey delivers a new style of hockey game.

Just a Regular Arcade – Regular Show – Test your skills in an awesome arcade full of Regular Show games!

 

 

Shooty Skies – Endless Arcade Flyer – The creators of Crossy Road present Shooty Skies! Shoot, dodge, duck, goose and weave. Take to the skies!

Prize Claw 2 – PRIZE CLAW 2 is the most exciting toy-grabbing arcade game ever!

PAC-MAN 256 – Endless Arcade Maze – PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends. But the Glitch is coming for you…

 

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The NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition boosts your existing WiFi network to make it stronger and extend further. Right now (as of 6/30/16), this very handy item can be had for just $29.99—a 25% discount off the regular price of $39.99. It’s currently rated 4/5 stars across over 10,200 reviews, and is eligible for free Prime shipping. Whether for yourself or to give as a gift, this is a great value!

 

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Fire Tablet Post of the Week: FreeApp Spotlight: Favorite Card Games

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