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10/3/16 Music Monday: 111 Amazing Series

Welcome To DMM’s 10/3/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today I’m sharing the 111 Amazing series of box sets. Each album in this series contains 111 tracks, and all are currently rated 4/5 stars or better and priced at just 99 cents each. Here are just a few of the highest-rated albums in the series.

9/26/16 Music Monday: Nature Sounds Albums

Welcome To DMM’s 9/26/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today it’s Nature Sounds albums. Whether to set the tone during meditation, yoga, reading or a tub soak, or to help you fall asleep, there’s nothing quite like the white noise of nature sounds albums. Each of these three albums is a little over an hour long, currently rated 4.5/5 stars, and priced at about a dollar.

9/19/16 Music Monday: Past Hits Collections

Welcome To DMM’s 9/19/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today it’s collections of greatest hits from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Greatest Songs of the 1940s 22 hits from such original artists as Billie Holliday, Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and more. Currently rated 4.5/5 stars, priced at $5.00. 50 Greatest No. 1 Hits of the 50s 50 top chart hits from such original artists as Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, The Everly Brothers and more. Currently rated 4.5/5 stars, priced at $6.99.

9/12/16 Music Monday

Welcome To DMM’s 9/12/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today’s picks are sure to please Broadway fans. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & An American in Paris Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (16:35 runtime) and An American In Paris (18:21 runtime) conducted by Bernstein. Rated 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.98.

FreeMusicMonday: A Spooky Halloween Soundtrack Album

Welcome To Free Music Monday! Today’s pick is just the thing to set the mood for Halloween decorating and costume planning, and for the kids’ party later this month: Unpleasantville. One Amazon reviewer says: If you like Danny Elfman, you’ll like this. A moody tingly delight. It is a soundtrack, so don’t expect any coherence between the songs, but on the other hand, each song describes a different mood. I agree with the other reviewers, despite its name and subject matter, it’s not just for Halloween. Says another: Un-Expected pleasure. Okay I admit it. I bought this (well it was free) because of the Halloween connotation to it. What a pleasant surprise! It has a very ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ feel to it and I really like it now. It even brings a smile to my face that it was free! Click here to grab your free copy of Unpleasantville.

Free App Friday For 8/21/15: Utilities

Free App Friday! The special Free App Friday posts I ran for the past two Fridays, each one focusing in on a specific type of app, have proven so popular that I’m doing it again. 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…

What’s In The January 2015 Loot Crate

What’s Loot Crate? Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service that delivers a box filled with theme-of-the-month awesomeness to your door each month for $13.37 + S&H (which is about $6 anywhere in the contintental U.S., though they also ship to other countries), and the contents are guaranteed to have a minimum retail value of $40. Even though it’s a subscription service, there’s no minimum subscription period and it’s very easy to cancel your subscription at any time—the Loot Crate site’s FAQ page has a direct link to their cancellation page. Digital Media Mom Takes One For The Team This is Digital Media Mom, where I am all about getting my money’s worth and would never personally recommend a product or service that doesn’t meet my very high standards for quality and value. I’ve put up my own money to become a subscriber so I would be able to tell you myself whether or not…

Free App Friday for 1/23/15

* * * the Loot Crat, the monthly subscription service that delivers a box of awesome every month! Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * 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. Note that where a given app has already been included in a Free App Friday post, a different one (still with a minimum 4/5 star rating) will be subbed in. 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.

Infected Fire Tablet? Here’s A Possible Solution.

* * * the Gomadic Essential Charger Kit for the Amazon Kindle Fire / HD / HDX / DX / Touch / Keyboard (WiFi and 3G), currently (as of 12/31/14) on sale at 33% off and also eligible for Prime shipping. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Moneypak / FBI / Ransomware Virus On Your Fire? Fire tablets infected with this particular monster often bypass the usual startup routine and go right to the virus screen, which makes it impossible for the owner to even reset their Fire to factory defaults. Since that reset is just about the only hope you have of restoring your Fire to full functionality, it’s a problem. This week, I learned of a possible solution (from an Amazon Discussions poster who never explicitly granted me permission to…

Malware Update: FBI Moneypak / Ransomware Virus On Kindle Fire and How To Avoid It

* * * the Amazon’s 50% Off Sale On SD Memory Cards. Advertisers make it possible for Digital Media Mom to bring you great content each day for free, so thanks for your support. * * * Yes, The FBI Moneypak / Ransomware Virus Is Starting To Show Up On Kindle Fire Tablets, But… …that doesn’t mean ALL Kindle Fire owners EVERYWHERE need to worry about it. Be alert, sure. But as I explained in my original DMM post about this particular virus, so long as you only get your apps and other content from Amazon, don’t hack or “root” your Kindle Fire, and don’t open any suspicious email attachments from within the email app on the Fire, you can relax because your chances of getting this beast are very, very slim and provided you haven’t “rooted” your Fire or sideloaded the app/file that brought Moneypak along with it, getting rid of…