News - Part 6

11/14/16 Music Monday: Classical Collections

Welcome To DMM’s 11/14/16 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 two large collections that are both rated 5/5 stars and both (currently) priced at just 99 cents each. The pieces in Piano Classics for Babies aren’t just for babies. These 50 lovely tracks can lighten anyone’s mood. Currently rated 5/5 stars.

11/11/16 Freebie Friday: Apps

Here are ten of the 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. Slither.io – Play against other people online! Can YOU become the longest player of the day? Temple Run 2 – The smash hit endless runner. Restaurant Story – Design your own dream restaurant to show off to your friends. Jigsaw Genius – Jigsaw Genius is the exciting new Jigsaw App from Ta-Dah Apps, the team behind Mahjong Genius.

10/31/16 Music Monday: Happy Halloween!

Welcome To DMM’s 10/31/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. In honor of Halloween, today I’ve got two Haunted House albums (spooky music + sound effects) plus a collection of 10 narrated Edgar Allan Poe tales. Halloween: Haunted House Soundtrack (Spooky Horror Music With Sound Effects), currently priced at $1.09. Haunted House Music: Halloween Sound Effects, currently priced at 89 cents.

10/24/16 Music Monday – Two Free Ambient Albums

Welcome To DMM’s 10/24/16 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 two (currently) free ambient albums that combine music with nature sound effects. Many reviewers complain that the crackling fire sounds on Classical Piano Relaxation: By the Fireplace are too loud and make it hard to hear the piano in the background, but if you’re looking for something that emulates sitting right next to a fire while a piano plays in the next room, in my opinion this is a great one for relaxing or drifting off to sleep.

10/17/16 Music Monday: Classic Care Albums

Welcome To DMM’s 10/17/16 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 two Classic Care collections, each offering over seven hours of music, currently rated 5/5 stars, and priced at just 99 cents.   The newly updated Amazon Fire TV Stick ships this week, and now it comes with Alexa functionality baked in! Available for pre-order, currently priced at $39.99

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.

FreeApp Friday for 3/4/16: All Angry Birds Edition

Free App Friday! At first Angry Birds was just about firing projectile birds from slingshots to destroy towers, but now there’s racing, a role-playing game, special Star Wars and Transformers editions, and more! Angry Birds – The goal of the game is to catapult each bird toward the pigs, who hide behind a variety of destructible materials. Use each bird’s unique skills to break through crates, boards, stone, ice, snow, glass, boulders, and dynamite to vanquish the devious pigs. Angry Birds Slingshot Stella – Join Stella and her super adventurous friends on a quest to protect their home from the greedy Bad Princess and her powerful piggies! Meet this fierce new bunch, master their amazing superpowers and explore magical Golden Island! Angry Birds Seasons – Join the Angry Birds as they celebrate unique seasonal events from around the world! Angry Birds Star Wars – A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away……