8/8/16 Music Monday

Posted August 7, 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 at rock-bottom prices. Today I’ve got three Classical big box sets.

 

Big Vivaldi Box (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99).

138 tracks in all, over 7 hours of music.

 


 

Big Flute Box (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents).

Over 124 tracks in all, over 7 hours of Classical pieces where flute is the star, by such composers as Mozart, Handel, Bach and Debussey.

 


 

Big Greatest Hits (5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents).

61 tracks in all, over six hours of the most popular, familiar, celebrated tracks from the entire Big Box series of Classical masterpieces.

 

 

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The Ibagbar Canvas Backpack is a terrific alternative to a traditional backpack, especially for students or professionals who need to carry a laptop. Roomy and rugged, with a classic look and multiple handles and straps to allow for wearing as a backpack or messenger bag, or carrying as a suitcase. Currently (as of 8/7/16) rated 4.5/5 stars across over 170 reviews and priced at $40.

Ibagbar Canvas Backpack

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FreeApp Friday for 8/5/16

Posted August 4, 2016 By Mom
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Here are ten 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.

 

 

Hovercraft: Build Fly Retry – Build a completely custom Hovercraft in a simple, yet powerful editor, then blast your way down an urban highway in the sky

Pocket Mine 2 – Get on a mining adventure in this sequel to the addictive hit game! Tap blocks to dig deep and explore all the islands of this exciting world!

Wolf Online – The best real hunting game with three wolf species: Harmonious Mountain Wolf, coldhearted and fast Snow Wolf, and scary and cruel Wild Wolf.

Blood and Glory: Immortals – CHOOSE FROM 3 RPG HEROES WITH UNIQUE SKILLS!
Play as the Gladiator, Warlock or Barbaress! Each has unique abilities and combat skills for you to battle against the gods’ minions.

 

 

Pocket Pond 2 – Raise, feed, breed, play with, and sell thousands of different kinds of koi. Decorate your pond and make it beautiful!

Definitionado – Use your sharp intellect and knowledge of word meanings, idioms, riddles, and trivia to solve these fun puzzles!

Littlest Pet Shop – Get immersed in the LITTLEST PET SHOP world and collect your favorite pets!

 

 

Dr. Who: Legacy – Using a simple to learn gem matching mechanic for gameplay, players will be able to travel back through time and face off against many of the Doctor’s greatest enemies!

Panda Pop – Plan your every pop to rescue baby pandas!

Solitaire Slots – If you like BINGO, solitaire and slots, you’re going to love this casino card matching game!

 

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Every kitchen has a bottle opener, but not many have one as cool as this one! The A di Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener is currently (as of 8/4/16) rated 4.5/5 stars, is available in Blue (pictured), Green, Red, Yellow, Anthracite (a light gray) and Grey (dark gray), and currently priced at $18.55.

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Disney Infinity Game Ends in 2017

Posted August 2, 2016 By Mom
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This week Disney announced it is discontinuing its Infinity videogame in a gradual phase-out, and has scheduled a final shutdown in March of 2017. If you’ve got this game in your household, it’s a good idea to stop investing in any more game-related purchases now. And if you’ve been thinking about buying the game or a Disney Infinity console bundle, you might want to re-think that purchase.

 

 

As reported by Engadget:

The game will wind down in stages, starting [on 7/30/16] with the discontinuation of in-game purchases in the PC, iOS, Android and Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity 2.0, though in-game purchases are still available (for now) in the Steam edition of Disney Infinity 3.0.

On September 30th, the PC, iOS and Android versions of Disney Infinity will disappear from their respective stores and current players will no longer be able to log into the game. Apple TV players will still be able to access the game, but it will be removed from the actual App Store. Disney Infinity 2.0 and 3.0 will remain available on Steam, though online and community features will be disabled. Most importantly, Toy Boxes will be no more — the Community team will cease reviewing and accepting new Toy Boxes across all console, mobile and PC versions. However, Apple TV and Windows 8 or 10 players will be able to download existing Toy Boxes through March 3rd.

In-game purchases will disappear from Windows 8 and 10 editions on January 3rd. And then comes the big shutdown: On March 3rd, Apple TV and Windows versions will no longer be playable or available, and all online services for all installments will be discontinued. Console versions of Disney Infinity games will still function, though they won’t have access to online or community features.

 

Read the full Engadget article for more information about Disney’s reasons for this decision.

 

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The kate spade new york Canvas Tote, Newsprint is a practical and stylish way to carry your shopping, thermos, lunch, books, notebooks, craft materials or anything else from place to place. A roomy 14″ square with handles long enough to be slung over the shoulder. Currently (as of 8/2/16) rated 4.5/5 stars and priced at $24.

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Music Monday for 8/1/16

Posted July 31, 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 that are either free or priced at amazingly rock-bottom prices. Today I’ve got three big box sets to share, all rated 4/5 stars or better and each priced at 99 cents.

 

Little Big Box :: English Folk Songs and Madrigals (4/5 stars)

78 tracks in all, over three hours of traditional folk music.

 


 

Little Big Box :: Flamenco (4.5/5 stars).

24 tracks of lovely flamenco guitar, over two hours of music in all.

 


 

Big Winds and Brass Box (4.5/5 stars).

99 tracks of classical winds and brass, over 7 hours of music in all.

 

 

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The hilarious and practical Freudian Thoughts Unisex Analog Water Resistant Watch from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild is currently (as of 7/31/16) rated 5/5 stars and priced at $42.95. A terrific gift for counselors, psychiatrists, deep thinkers and anyone looking to inject some humor into their days. What’s Freud thinking? It changes from moment to moment. In an attractive Unemployed Philosophers Guild tin gift box.

Freud Watch

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FreeApp Friday for 7/29/16: Utility Apps

Posted July 28, 2016 By Mom
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Free App Friday!
Today, it’s all about free utility 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.

 

 

Calculator Plus Free – for Fire tablet – I’m Calculator Plus – the perfect calculator for Kindle Fire. I remember everything you calculate, and let you review it anytime, making me perfect for adding up receipts, balancing checkbooks, or even calculating taxes.

Calculator Free – for all Android devices – Calculator Free combines the Normal and Scientific calculator for Free!

Final Countdown – Count down to events that you have been looking forward to: birthday, vacation, concert, sporting game, holiday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, to-do, New Year.

High Powered Flashlight – Bright. Fast. Simple. The most elegant and functional LED flashlight app, ever!

 

 

Clinometer – The best and most accurate level from iPhone now on Android.

Tip Calc – Simple tip calculator. Just enter a Bill Total and instantly get a 15% tip and total amount. Also allows you to enter a custom tip percent and number of people to split the bill between.

GSam Battery Monitor – GSam Battery Monitor lets you easily see the state of your battery and time-left estimates as well as view a detailed display of each item using your battery.

 

 

StopWatch – Own the cleanest looking, easiest to use stopwatch available. No fancy bells n’ whistles, just a great stopwatch that works!

Voice Recorder – Record your audio into space-saving mp3 format.

Jorte Calendar and Organizer – This application “Jorte” is a personal organizer. Our objective was to create an app with the look and feel of real paper personal organizer with an appealing appearance and easy practical use.

 

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The SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter packs a ginormous 128 gigabytes into a tiny microSD card and normally sells for $149.99, but right now (as of 7/28/16) it’s available for just $40.99—that’s a 73% savings. Rated 4.5/5 stars across over 11,000 ratings.

 

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