Archive for February, 2012

Book Spotlight: 3 Free Kindle Business Books

February 24, 2012
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Book Spotlight: 3 Free Kindle Business Books

We came across this on PCWorld.com today, and are only too happy to share: For what is sure to be a limited time, Amazon is offering three business-oriented e-books for free. No strings attached; all you need is a PC, a Kindle, or any device capable of running a Kindle app (which means virtually...

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Tips & Tricks: If You’ve Got A Kindle Fire, You Need Amazon Prime

February 24, 2012
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Tips & Tricks: If You’ve Got A Kindle Fire, You Need Amazon Prime

Let’s open with full disclosure on this: neither this site nor any of its staff receives any affiliate fees or other compensation of any kind for recommending Amazon Prime membership, or providing links to sign up for the program. We’re recommending Amazon Prime membership to Kindle Fire owners simply because it’s the best way to...

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Amazon Instant Video Movie Spotlight: Dead of Winter

February 23, 2012
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Amazon Instant Video Movie Spotlight: Dead of Winter

The Woman in Black: people seem to either love it or hate it, depending on their tastes in thrillers and horror. It’s an atmospheric, methodically-paced, old fashioned ghost story: heavy on foreboding and dread, light on graphic violence. While this kind of horror film seems unique in today’s world of such fare as Saw...

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Music: Did You Catch Obama Rocking Out With BB King, Buddy Guy and Jagger?

February 23, 2012
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Music: Did You Catch Obama Rocking Out With BB King, Buddy Guy and Jagger?

From the Washington Post: President Obama sang a few lines from “Sweet Home Chicago” with blues greats B.B. King and Buddy Guy Tuesday night during a performance at the White House. Post music critic Chris Richards asked, “Had the White House ever felt more like a roadhouse” and went on to describe the event. It...

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Audiobook Spotlight: Full Cast Recording of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

February 23, 2012
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Audiobook Spotlight: Full Cast Recording of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Vampires didn’t always sparkle. With an average listener rating of 4/5 stars, this full cast performance of the original horror classic is sure to breathe new life into the tropes of the undead. From Audible: Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film...

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Instant Video TV Spotlight: Carnivale – Good vs. Evil, Myth, Magic and Ghosts In The Dustbowl Era

February 22, 2012
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Instant Video TV Spotlight: Carnivale – Good vs. Evil, Myth, Magic and Ghosts In The Dustbowl Era

Carnivale is a television series that ran from 2003-05 on HBO. The brief description of the show given on IMDB is, “During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell,” but that one-liner doesn’t do...

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Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

February 22, 2012
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Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

You’ve probably seen it in countless futuristic films and television shows: a character addresses his computer by name and asks a plain-English question, prompting the computer to respond with a plain English answer. “Computer, what was the average rainfall on the Serengeti plain between the years 2000 and 2010?” “Computer, what is the recipe...

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Does Amazon Want To Make The Fire Into A Gaming Console?

February 17, 2012
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Does Amazon Want To Make The Fire Into A Gaming Console?

Maybe so. From the Company Town blog on the LA Times site: Amazon.com has been quietly recruiting game developers, posting dozens of jobs on its site. Why this burst of interest in game design from the world’s largest online retailer? P.J. McNealy, founder of Digital World Research, believes that Amazon is amassing resources to...

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Mystery of the Disappearing Ebooks Solved!

February 17, 2012
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Mystery of the Disappearing Ebooks Solved!

Kindle Fire owners have been reporting a problem: their books seem to sporadically disappear from ‘the cloud’ or their device. Andrys Basten over on A Kindle World blog investigated, and with the help of some other users, reports back on a solution. From A Kindle World: THE KINDLE BOOKS APP ON KINDLE FIRE HAS...

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Tips & Tricks: Speed Up The Fire’s Silk Browser

February 17, 2012
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Tips & Tricks: Speed Up The Fire’s Silk Browser

A common complaint among Fire owners is that the Silk browser is a bit sluggish. If you’re part of this group, you’ll want to try these tips for streamlining Silk so it’ll load pages more quickly and display them in a mode that’s optimized for the Fire’s Screen. From How-To Geek: Not that long...

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