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[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction, which is a concise way of saying smart people paid to think about such things strongly believe this book is worth your time. Intrigued? Other smart people …

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[4 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The July Audiobook of the Month is a page turner in the classic sense. Historical fiction, a monumental clash of titans and titanic egos, is the storyline of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall ($5.95), which vividly details the trials, travails and …

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[6 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The iTunes June Audiobook of the Month is Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette. It’s a story about a complex rebel character, Bernadette, who once inadvertently caused a mudslide to avoid a social engagement — weird and interesting.
Bernadette Fox is …

Audiobooks, Books »

[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 628 views]

Thirty years of Afghan history, the story of invasions and civil war, as seen through the eyes of two women striving to survive. Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns ($5.95) is a tale of family friendship, faith and salvation.
Born a …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[15 Mar 2014 | One Comment | 235 views]

But can love prevail? That’s the question that begins the story in Delirium, the March Audiobook of the Month. With audiobooks, you do have time to read, to dream, replenish.
Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 98 views]

With audiobooks, you have time to read because you can listen almost anytime, anywhere. With the February Audiobook of the Month, Jeffrey Archer’s Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1 ($5.95), you can also afford it.
From the internationally …

Books, Mac »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 366 views]

The Mac is so easy to use you don’t need a manual! Yeah, it’s not quite that easy and, if you want to get up to speed fast, nothing beats an OS X Mavericks manual or Mavericks server training course.
Even …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[19 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 155 views]

Looking for a dose of inspirational fiction? Jojo Moyes Me Before You gives fresh twist to the “finding new life in unexpected places” genre and it’s the audiobook of the month, available at special price of just $5.95.
Louisa Clark is …

Apple luv, Books »

[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 631 views]

You are what you read, which is a pretty useful jumping off point for changing your life. Here are 10 books Steve Jobs read and recommended to the people around him. While you might not want to “be Steve,” there …

Audiobooks »

[5 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 75 views]

Here comes Santa Claus, as well as lots of empty time spent in planes, trains and automobiles. That said, David Sedari’s seasonal classic, Holidays On Ice, is now available in audiobook form with six new stories and at a special …

Audiobooks, Books, Deals »

[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,040 views]

His products are loved, instantly recognizable icons around the world. However, little is known about the man himself. Author Leander Kahney, who also penned a biography on Steve Jobs, has delivered Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, a …

Books, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[14 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 615 views]

When it comes to off-the-shelf text-to-speech solutions, the Macintosh is pretty darned good. Although that functionality hasn’t changed in OS X Mavericks, Apple is offering new English language, both US and overseas accent, voices available for download.
So, how do they …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 181 views]

Historical fiction or simply a magnificently told tale that orbits, at a distance, the Hollywood of a past still half remembered and half believed. Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, the Audiobook of the Month, soars across 50 years and three continents …

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[10 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 97 views]

Two years later, Little Bee appears in London on the day of Andrew’s funeral and reconnects with Sarah. Sarah is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s recent suicide and the stubborn behavior of her four-year-old son, who is …

Books, Mac »

[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 460 views]

Listed by their projected publish dates — the earliest arrives on October 28 — here are the OS X Mavericks manuals listed by Amazon from David Pogue, Bob LeVitus, Mark Chambers, Dwight Spivey, Steve Johnson and Paul McFedries. For its …