Archive for April, 2012

App Spotlight – Art Gala: Classical Masterpieces

April 30, 2012
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App Spotlight – Art Gala: Classical Masterpieces

Art lovers and students of art will want to get Art Gala: Classical Masterpieces: it’s an app that brings a gallery of masterworks to your Fire, along with a virtual docent to describe the works. From Amazon: Get lost in the timeless work of artists such as Da Vinci, Monet, Picasso and many, many...

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Kindle Deal of the Day: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

April 30, 2012
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Kindle Deal of the Day: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Perhaps the best way to tell you about After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is to reprint our own Steve Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily review: I suspect there are a good many of our readers who like myself savored the pleasures, on the screen or on the printed page, of John...

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Smash Hit Draw Something Comes To The Fire!

April 30, 2012
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Smash Hit Draw Something Comes To The Fire!

One of the most popular apps of all time is now available for the Kindle Fire: Draw Something. It was just released April 25th and has already earned an average review rating of 4.5/5 across 146 reviews. From Amazon: You don’t have to be an artist to tap into your creative, doodle-loving side. Art is for everyone,...

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Editor’s Ebook Pick: Grabarchuk Puzzlebooks

April 29, 2012
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Editor’s Ebook Pick: Grabarchuk Puzzlebooks

If you’re a fan of puzzles and brainteasers, you’ll want to try the Grabarchuk series of puzzle books. I’ve just tried my hand at  Puzzlebook: 103 Puzzle Quizzes and Puzzlebook: 101 Puzzle Quizzes, and can tell you these puzzles are quick, fun and addictive. The collections include puzzles based on pattern recognition, spatial reasoning,...

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Get Ready To Hit The Great Outdoors This Spring & Summer With BackCountry Navigator Pro!

April 27, 2012
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Get Ready To Hit The Great Outdoors This Spring & Summer With BackCountry Navigator Pro!

When you head out to hit the trail or campsite, BackCountry Navigator Pro is just the tool you’ll need to find your way and stay on track. From Amazon: Explore your world beyond the limits of roads and cell coverage. Plan and navigate your next outdoor adventure using Backcountry Navigator Pro and enjoy the...

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This Weekend’s Amazon Digital Deals

April 27, 2012
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This Weekend’s Amazon Digital Deals

Last week’s Amazon Digital Deals vote winners are in: The Instant Video winner is Project Nim, being offered at $1.99 for the rental all weekend. Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 is the MP3 album winner, and it will be available for $5 through Sunday. Suburgatory is the Kindle book winner, now priced at...

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Games Spotlight: Classic Card Games

April 26, 2012
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Games Spotlight: Classic Card Games

Ah, classic card games! They’re fun, competitive, and usually require some strategy. About the only downside is that, with the exception of all the varieties of Solitaire, they usually require two or more players and there’s not always a willing companion nearby. Luckily, your Kindle Fire is always up for a game! Aces Cribbage is the Fire’s...

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Audiobook Spotlight: The Wind Through The Keyhole, A New Dark Tower Novel From Stephen King

April 26, 2012
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Audiobook Spotlight: The Wind Through The Keyhole, A New Dark Tower Novel From Stephen King

Stephen King‘s Dark Tower series of novels are among his most popular, but those who’ve yet to try the epic saga may feel a bit intimidated at the prospect of diving into this series of seven novels that weave together the genres of Western, mystery, fantasy, folklore and horror in a dense story cycle. If...

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Time To Vote For Next Weekend’s Digital Deals

April 26, 2012
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Time To Vote For Next Weekend’s Digital Deals

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to vote for the Instant Video, Kindle book, MP3 album and videogame download (PC/console) you want Amazon to offer at a deep discount next weekend. This week’s contenders in video all feature Meryl Streep: The Devil Wears Prada, It’s Complicated, Mamma Mia! and A Prairie Home Companion. MP3...

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Enhanced, Interactive Ebook Apps For Kids

April 25, 2012
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Enhanced, Interactive Ebook Apps For Kids

Interactive, enhanced ebooks include animations, music, narration and more! Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book is a great one to try, as it’s rated an average of 4.5/5 stars across 10 reviews and is currently half off at $1.99. From Amazon: For any child that is reluctant to go to bed, there is...

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