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[20 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 2,657 views]

More than 80 million copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code have sold worldwide and it was turned into a hit Hollywood movie that grossed $758 million, making it one of the most successful book franchises of all time. …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[22 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,666 views]

Classics, they’re good for the soul even when the protagonist sells his. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby is a nourishing tale of the depravities of wealth sans any hope of redemption. And, sometime this year it’s coming to the silver …

Audiobooks, Books »

[8 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,422 views]

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Former Navy Seal and American Sniper author Chris Kyle is a fascinating character. Seriously, how many Americans have achieved notoriety in this century based on the number real people they have killed …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[13 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,336 views]

A.J. Jacobs bathes, nay, wallows in absurdity. Previously, the author celebrated humanity’s absolutist silliness in The Year of Living Biblically and attempted to become a genius of sorts in The Know-It-All. His latest attempt at radical “self improvement,” Drop Dead …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[6 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,652 views]

Previously, specially priced audiobooks on the iTunes Stores were sold for $5.95. But even priced at a dollar more, this month’s popular audiobook, Beautiful Creatures: Book 1, is a bargain tale of a small southern town where a single secret …

Books, Deals, iPad »

[24 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 5,542 views]

For your new iPad, of course. Edwin Hubble’s eponymous Space Telescope has discovered and gathered a incredible wealth of knowledge and awe inspiring beauty since its launch in 1990. Its caretakers at NASA have shared a generous slice of that …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,209 views]

The impossible woman to buy for? Chick lit could be the answer to your problem and the December Audiobook of the Month — Nora Roberts’ The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1 — might be the specific item you …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[23 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,497 views]

When you spend all of your time doing things — working, driving, cooking, gardening, cleaning, etc. — reading can fall by the wayside. That said, with the Audiobook of the Month — November’s is Emma Donoghue’s Room — everyone has …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[11 Nov 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,199 views]

A big man with nothing better to do. Justice sans righteousness, not ‘walking tall.’ Get your fill of doing right and more than a little judiciously applied violence with Jack Reacher in One Shot, an Audiobook of the Month.
Jack Reacher …

Books, iPad »

[5 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,903 views]

Whether you have a real need for help or just want to look at the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini porn, Apple has published the iPad User Guide for iOS 6. It is, of course, free and available both …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[2 Nov 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,153 views]

Last month, the Fairer Platform let you know Audible’s free audiobook offer — Brandon Sanderson’s Legion is available for a limited time. Happily enough, it’s also available for free on the iTunes Bookstore — a two hour and seven minute …

Books, iOS, Mac, Software »

[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 2,305 views]

With the introduction of the fourth generation iPad and iPad mini, Apple’s mobile content consumption vision has been updated. Naturally, creation has gotten a complete makeover, as well, with a full slate of new Macs and the release of iBooks …

Audiobooks, Deals »

[10 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,099 views]

Audiobooks are good and free audiobooks are even better. That said, our friends at Audible are giving away Brandon Sanderon’s novella Legion — you don’t have to be a member or sign up for anything. Just come in and get …

Books, iOS, iPod »

[10 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,600 views]

Apple’s widely praised fifth generation iPod touch, featuring a 4-inch screen, fast processor and a very, very serviceable 5MP camera, is now shipping. Whether you’ve already purchased one or just considering it, get Apple’s just published iPod touch User Guide …

Apple luv, Books »

[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 4,789 views]

There is tacky and then there’s the announcement on October 4 — the day before the first anniversary of his passing — that Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Chrisann Brennan will pen a memoir. Among other things, the book will detail “Jobs’s …