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New Useful App for the Kindle – Calendar Pro (A Schedule Tool for Kindle) Plus Some Kindle App Bargains!

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a new useful app the Kindle! If you’re like my mom and you never touch computers/laptops/tablets and are only comfortable with the Kindle, this will be really useful!

Calendar Pro (A Schedule Tool for Kindle)‘ by Jujuba Software is available on the Amazon Kindle site for $0.99! Just click here to download!

Game Description

Calendar Pro is a calendar for Kindle.

Calendar Pro allows you to create events, edit existing events, and view these events by day, month, or year. You can create multiple events within a day, month, or year, and events can overlap, be a full day in length, or extend for multiple days. Each event can also be personalized with a title, location, description, and time.

Upcoming appointments are visible in the Agenda View, and you can quickly change the period you are viewing with the page turn buttons. Calendar Pro is easy to use, and each screen has a help page that describes controls and keyboard shortcuts.

Organize your day with Calendar Pro!

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And check out some Kindle games/apps that are discounted after the jump!

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Book Review – Wintersmith (Discworld: A Tiffany Aching Adventure) by Terry Pratchett

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Book Description:

At 9, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland.

At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil.

At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you’re thirteen. . . .

But the Wintersmith isn’t exactly a boy. He is Winter itself—snow, gales, icicles—all of it. When he has a crush on Tiffany, he may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to Spring. She’ll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax. They— Crivens! Tiffany will need the Wee Free Men too! She’ll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pictsies ever to be banished from Fairyland—whether she wants it or not.

It’s going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn’t survive until Spring— —Spring won’t come.

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Like all the previous Tiffany Aching books from Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith (Discworld: A Tiffany Aching Adventure) was a delight to read through. I’ve followed Tiffany as she has grown up in the books, and it’s really amazing to me how Terry Pratchett just gets teenage girls. Tiffany Aching is now thirteen and shaping up to be the most promising young witch around, while under the tutelage of the hundred and thirteen years old witch Miss Treason (not to mention the more-than-occasional interference from Granny Weatherwax).

This time around, Tiffany’s big challenge is a boy – and not just any boy – the Wintersmith (the elemental Winter itself) has an obsessive ‘crush’ on Tiffany (who he thinks is the elemental Summer) and he sets about trying to attract Tiffany’s attention in a pretty destructive (and freezing) fashion. Inspite of herself, Tiffany is flattered by all the attention (snow crystals in her image, for example) and doesn’t quite know how to react. This uncharacteristic hesitation eventually places all Tiffany holds dear in grave danger. It’s a good thing that the Wee Free men together with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg (yes, she makes an appearance here!) and an unlikely ‘hero’ in the Baron’s son Roland are all on her side as she tries to make things right again.

I did feel off-kilter though when I started reading Wintersmith – for some reason I still don’t get, Terry Pratchett starts the first chapter off with events that actually occur near the end of the story. It’s a very jarring experience – much like walking into a movie theater near the climax. And as a result, it took me some time to really get into the book when Mr Pratchett did go back to the beginning of the story. And still I didn’t get the point of this confusing approach even after I had read through the book.

And like I said, Tiffany is not quite herself in this book – I’m not quite used to this hesitant passive-aggressive Tiffany who needs protecting (even if only initially). But I did get why Tiffany couldn’t quite hate on the Wintersmith – there’s just something so heartbreakingly earnest & innocent about him as he went about trying to be a real boy and trying to impress his ‘crush’.

Long time readers of the Discworld series should be as delighted as I am with the return of the hilarious Wee Free Men. I personally loved getting Nanny Ogg back in this book (her relationship with Granny Weatherwax is one of the things I really treasure about the Discworld stories) and I really liked the new and improved (and surprisingly nerdy) Roland (ex-spoilt son of the Baron). I would love to see how Mr Pratchett develops Tiffany’s relationship with Roland in the next book 🙂

Wintersmith (Discworld: A Tiffany Aching Adventure) by Terry Pratchett is available on Amazon as a Kindle Edition ($7.99), Hardcover ($13.34), Paperback ($7.99) and Audible Audio Edition ($16.95).

You can also get the ebook at Barnes & Noble for the same price.

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Get FREE $25 Amazon Appstore Credit with Purchase of Verizon Android Devices!

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Yes, this is another sneaky drive-by post just to let you know about this promo before it expires!

How to get the $25 Amazon Appstore Credit with Purchase of Verizon Android Devices

Purchase any Verizon Android phone or tablet from AmazonWireless between 12 midnight PST April 25, 2011, and 11:59 p.m. PST May 1, 2011, and receive a promotional code for $25 in Amazon Appstore credit. Promotional codes will be sent via e-mail within 14 days of shipment and are valid through December 31, 2011. See terms and conditions for additional details.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab (Verizon Wireless) priced at $299.99 (List Price: $699.99) is very tempting! * I’ve got a Cherry Mobile Superion Tablet that my dad bought for $465 USD when he visited Manila (Phils) last year, but the processor is awfully slow and the screen resolution isn’t that good – which makes the Galaxy tab so tempting!

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Mother’s Day Deal Alert: FREE $25 Amazon.com Gift Card when you purchase a Kindle 3G or Kindle DX!

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I am sneakily interrupting my vacation to post this Mother’s Day Deal! 😉 It’s great – you can add a FREE $25 Amazon.com Gift Card when you purchase a Kindle 3G or Kindle DX for your mom this Mother’s Day (promotion runs from 4/27 to 5/8/2011) [Unfortunately, doesn’t apply to me since my mom already bought one, but you must know someone who’s thinking of getting one that you can forward this post to!]

To receive your bonus $25 Amazon.com Gift Card with purchase of Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7″) OR Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″):

Add the Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7″) OR Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″) and $25 Amazon.com Gift Card described in the promotion to your Shopping Cart in one of two ways:

• Via the ‘Add to Cart’ button on each respective product information page, OR
• Select the $25 Amazon.com Gift Card in the Kindle DX (Free 3G, 9.7″) OR Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″) buy box before you click ‘Add to Cart’
• When you are finished shopping, click the “Proceed to Checkout” button.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card promotion value will be reflected at checkout.
• Upon completion of the purchase, in accordance with the promotion, the $25 Amazon.com Gift Card will be mailed to the physical address designated by you at checkout through your Amazon account.

P.S. If your mom likes getting deals, why not give her the $114 Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers instead? This one doesn’t have the $25 GC, but it’s really priced more affordably! P.S.S. If your mom is a gadget lover, why not check out these other great deals for her?

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Going On Vacation …

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Vacation

Hi everyone, just a heads-up —

I’m going away on vacation for a couple of days, and I’ve made a solemn promise to my friends that I will be completely unplugged from the net, so no updates while I’m gone … see ya’ when I get back! Let me know of what I miss (freebies, Adam, etc) so I can catch up quickly when I get back!

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How to Get a $6 Credit Towards a Tribeca Film Rental from Amazon!

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Want a FREE $6 credit from Amazon towards a Tribeca Film rental from Amazon? All you need is a free twitter account to connect to Amazon’s – so, if you don’t mind that catch – head on to Amazon to click on the magic “Tweet & Get $6” button now! 🙂

Welcome! Please follow these steps to get your $6 credit towards a Tribeca Film rental.

• Connect your Amazon.com and Twitter accounts. (If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so).
• Automatically follow @amazonvideo and @americanexpress. The message “I just got a $6 credit for a free #TribecaFest movie rental at @amazonvideo from @AmericanExpress. Get yours http://amzn.to/f1skLD” will be automatically tweeted from your Twitter account.
• After completing these steps successfully, browse for a movie rental at the Amazon Instant Video Tribeca Film Festival store, select a title, and then click the “Rent” button.

Please Note:
• Although the price shown on the “Rent” button will not change, your credit will automatically be applied to your purchase.
• After your purchase, you can confirm that the credit was applied by checking your order confirmation, which will be sent to you by e-mail.
• To receive this offer, you must click the button above to follow Amazon Instant Video and American Express on Twitter and automatically re-tweet the above message between April 20, 2011, at 12:00 AM PST and May 1, 2011, at 11:59 PM PST.

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David Cook Performs ‘The Last Goodbye’ on American Idol

April 22, 2011 Leave a comment


(If you can’t watch the video, try on YouTube)

Okay, I finally tuned back in to American Idol just to catch Season 8 winner David Cook premiere his new single ‘The Last Goodbye‘ [iTunes, Amazon] on the American Idol results show. The live performance was a bit subdued, but maybe that’s because Cook is still feeling the new song out. At any rate, I’d prefer listening to David Cook than the remaining finalists on American Idol (although with everyone raving about Hayley, I’ll have to check out her Adele cover later).

David Cook Official is currently streaming the track in case you want to check it out 🙂 I wasn’t too impressed the first time I heard it – was a bit disappointed by the generic pop-rock sound, but hey, it’s grown on me since then (And the chorus does stick in the head). I think HAC radio will support this, but I’m not sure it’ll cross-over to pop.

** David Cook will be releasing his new album This Loud Morning (Audio CD) [$10.99] / This Loud Morning (CD/DVD) [$14.99] on June 28! **

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