Archive for February, 2012

Instant Video TV Spotlight: My So-Called Life

February 29, 2012
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Instant Video TV Spotlight: My So-Called Life

If you’re sick of the glitz, gloss and glam of teen soaps like One Tree Hill, Gossip Girls and Vampire Diaries, you might want to give a certain critically-acclaimed and highly underrated little TV drama from the 90’s a try: My So-Called Life. The show features Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, Brokedown Palace, Stardust) in...

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App Spotlight: Access Your Computer From Your Fire With Splashtop Remote Desktop

February 29, 2012
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App Spotlight: Access Your Computer From Your Fire With Splashtop Remote Desktop

You’re probably already having a lot of fun with the Fire’s entertainment apps and features, but did you know you can turn your fire into a genuine productivity tool as well? With Splashtop Remote Desktop, you can access your computer (Mac or PC) desktop and control it remotely. Just install the app on your...

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It’s Official: Ebooks Win

February 29, 2012
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It’s Official: Ebooks Win

According to a piece today on TheBookseller.com, in 2011, for the first time ever, ebook production overtook hardcover print book production. From TheBookseller.com: E-book production overtook hardback output in 2011 for the first time, as the number of new titles published in the UK continued to flatline, according to book production figures published by...

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Become A Virtual Gladiator in Blood & Glory – For Free!

February 28, 2012
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Become A Virtual Gladiator in Blood & Glory – For Free!

Whether you’re a fan of Gladiator, Spartacus or battle gaming, you’ll want to check out Glu Mobile’s very popular “swipe and slash” game, Blood & Glory, currently available for free in Amazon’s app store and carrying an average reviewer rating of 4.25/5 stars ! (Note that due to its violent content, this game is intended...

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Anne Rice Is Back, With Werewolves

February 28, 2012
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Anne Rice Is Back, With Werewolves

If you enjoyed Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles or Lives of the Mayfair Witches series, you’ll want to check out her latest offering, The Wolf Gift. Many of her fans were puzzled by Rice’s 2008 foray into historical religious fiction in Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt: A Novel, which received mixed reviews. But with...

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Amazon Now Sells Refurbished Kindle Fires With Full 1 Year Warranty, $169

February 28, 2012
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Amazon Now Sells Refurbished Kindle Fires With Full 1 Year Warranty, $169

Amazon is now selling refurbished Kindle Fire tablets for $169. These devices have been thoroughly tested, upgraded to the latest firmware version, come with the same power adapter cable and carry the same 1-year warranty as brand new Kindle Fire tablets. Why now? Amazon isn’t saying, but it could be that glitches in the original...

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Amazon Prime Video Spotlight: Witchy Women

February 27, 2012
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Amazon Prime Video Spotlight: Witchy Women

Today in the Prime Video spotlight, we present Amazon Prime Instant Videos featuring modern day witches, both with a mix of drama, comedy, romance and a touch of the supernatural, and both based on books of the same titles. First up is Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. It’s currently free to stream for...

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Taylor Swift Invites Teen Battling Cancer to Be Her Date at Awards

February 27, 2012
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Taylor Swift Invites Teen Battling Cancer to Be Her Date at Awards

You knew she was beautiful and talented, but did you know Taylor Swift is also a very caring young woman who really goes the extra mile for fans? From USA Today: UPDATE: Pop idol Taylor Swift has accepted the offer of a date from Kevin McGuire, a Stratford teenager who’s battling cancer. But the...

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Audiobook Spotlight: The Neil Gaiman Presents Collection on Audible

February 27, 2012
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Audiobook Spotlight: The Neil Gaiman Presents Collection on Audible

If you’re a fan of the novels, short stories and essays of Neil Gaiman, perhaps you’ve wondered what Neil Gaiman is a fan of, or what his early literary influences might have been. Wonder no more, because Audible has tapped Gaiman to produce a library of his favorites in audiobook form. These are all new...

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Games Spotlight: Try Cut the Rope For Addictive, Casual Gaming Fun!

February 24, 2012
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Games Spotlight: Try Cut the Rope For Addictive, Casual Gaming Fun!

If you’re feeling all Angry-Birded out, and Words With Friends is so two months ago, maybe it’s time to give Cut the Rope a try. This BAFTA-award winning, glowingly reviewed game is really catching on, and it’s only 99 cents! From Amazon: Cut the Rope When you see a mysterious package on your doorstep,...

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