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Daily Deals: Christmas is Murder and Chicken Coup Remix HD

Christmas is Murder

If you have a question what to read on holidays Amazon give you a good chance to read a good book and have a good time.  It’s name is Christmas is Murder written by C.S. Challinor just for $1.99.

The first installment in this new mystery series is a winner. The amateur detective is Rex Graves, a Scottish barrister, fond of Sudoku puzzles and Latin quotations. In an old-fashioned conceit, Challinor begins with a cast of characters, along with hints of possible motives for each. Although set firmly in the present, with numerous references to the Iraq War, his tale reads like a classic country-house mystery. Rex and the others are snowed in at the Swanmere Manor hotel in East Sussex, England. Being the last to arrive (on two tennis rackets lashed to his feet à la snowshoes), Rex immediately hears of the unexpected demise of one of the other guests. Even though they are in touch with the outside world, the authorities instruct the hotel staff to keep the body in a cool room with the windows open. By the time the police arrive days later, additional bodies have piled up and motives are rampant, but Rex has identified the murderer. At times, it seems we are playing Clue or perhaps enjoying a contemporary retelling of a classic Agatha Christie tale (And Then There Were None, or At Bertram’s Hotel) with a charming new sleuth. A must for cozy fans. –Judy Coon.

You can get some additional information here.

 

Christmas is Murder

Chicken Coup Remix HD is good choice to spend some time to forget about everyday problems and relax for a while. Or it is good program to attract your child and free some time for you.

Greedy Foxes Invade the Chicken Coop

Sound the alarm! A sly fox unlocked the chicken coop while you were asleep. Now he and his buddies are making off with some chicken dinners. Get down to the barnyard and rescue your roosters and hens before it’s too late.

Test your reaction time and eye-hand coordination by grabbing the frenzied fowls from the foxes. Build up your chicken power by yanking panicked pullets back to their coops. Make those foxes drop their intended victims by dragging the mangy varmints into the barn. Create chicken chains by sliding your finger across like-colored birds. Score massive multipliers for every chain you bring home to roost. This score multiplier will make the next chicken you save worth that many more points. And if too many foxes are getting away with chickens, you can unleash a doomsday chicken bomb to clear the screen as a last resort.

Fight to win the highest scores on the OpenFeint leaderboards and collect all of the awesome achievements. You may be kicking foxes from one end of the barnyard to the other, but can you earn all of the platinum stars? Are you good enough to become a “Chicken Messiah”? Find out with Chicken Coup Remix HD.

You can find all information about Daily Deal for ebooks and application on Amazon site. This is the link to: Kindle Daily Deal. And this one for Appstore Deals. Or you can read our site and get all fresh news here.

Kindle Fire Review Roundup

If you glance around the site here for any length of time, it becomes pretty obvious that we’ve had good experiences with our Kindle Fire testing.  Different people will probably assess the quality in different ways, though, especially given the variety of uses that it tries to make available.  As such, let’s take a look at what people are saying over at Amazon.com in terms of the pros and cons when it comes to their new $200 media tablet.  Many of the more helpful reviews are quite extensive, so feel free to click on the links for a more detailed view of what these reviewers had to say.  I’ll be avoiding outright pre-launch reviews and complaints about spec comparisons to the iPad, of course.

Video Viewing

Trevett:

As far as video, I have always disliked Amazon’s Video services. The prices are very reasonable and they now have a huge selection, but obtaining the videos [was] a huge pain due to Amazon’s terrible Unbox player. That changes with the Fire, as everything is native and streams/downloads beautifully.

Sid:

The video app is real snappy and I had no issues streaming video at home over wifi. I can honestly say that the Amazon video app is as good as the Netflix app on the Ipad.

Billy Radcliffe:

The biggest “unfinished” feature of the Fire is the Cloud integration; the Cloud doesn’t work hand-in-glove with the Fire in the way you think it might. In order to access features like the video or the docs, you basically have to go through a browser the way you would from any other device.

Reading

 J. Gower:

Kindle Fire’s weak spot, imo, and the reason I give it four stars. But to be fair, it was never going to compete with my Kindle 3. E-ink really is just that much more comfortable to read versus a (relatively low resolution) LCD screen

Raghee Horner:

I initially bought an iPad with the idea of using it as an eReader but after 15-20 minutes the 1.5lb iPad feels like it’s ten pounds and simply becomes too uncomfortable to hold like a nice light paperback. The Fire is much more realistic an eReader.

Apps

Michael P. Gallagher:

Speed of the apps as well as reading a book is VERY fast and responsive. I haven’t tried a a challenging spreadsheet or Word document with the Open Office app yet, but then again I can’t think of too many times where (based on my guesstimated usage) I will be doing those kind of tasks on my Fire: I like to keep my work separate from play.

Overall

Dubstep:

I put this at 5 stars because it MET MY EXPECTATIONS. I read all about this device before buying it, so I knew exactly what I was getting for $199 dollars. It has met all of my expectations of a small form factor tablet that is intuitive, media friendly, and has great processing capabilities. I did not expect an iPad, so there is no comparison in my mind.

Comdet:

None of the so-called limitations of the Fire detract from my using it. Yes it has limited onboard storage but with the way the Cloud is integrated, I’ve not had any difficulty using that as a way of storing content. Plus, when Amazon stores it, they deal with the issue of backup. I also don’t miss the 3G connectivity. Sure, I’d love to be able to connect anywhere, but I will not pay the prices charged for data connectivity.