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Daily Deals: Zero Sight and Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips

Zero Sight (Zero Sight Series, Book 1)For those who loves vampire stories Amazon offers a good deal: Zero Sight (Zero Sight Series, Book 1) by B. Justin Shier just for $0.99 This book has positive score based on 97 customers reviews: average estimation is 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Meet Dieter Resnick. Dieter is the sole child of an abusive single father, a perennial schoolyard brawler, and Ted Binion High’s number one academic prospect. Dieter is terrified of staying poor. He has few friends and is absolutely obsessed with earning a college scholarship. He’s also a latent mage–one of the few humans left that can bend the manaflows to their will. Too bad no one told him. Now a boy is dead.

Meet Rei Acerba Bathory. Rei is a second year student at Elliot College, the premiere magical training academy in North America. She’s also on an all-liquid diet. Rei acquired her odd speech and mannerisms living among her centuries-old kin–strange vampiric creatures that have carved out the Midwest as their playground. She can kill a man without blinking, but has a serious weakness for puppies. Thanks to a childhood spent living cloistered from the public, Rei knows little of modern society. She’d do well to make some friends, but her fellow trainees despise her. Rei is the first of her kind to be admitted, and many hope to make her the last.

Dieter was raised in the grimy outskirts of Las Vegas. Rei was homeschooled in a Chicago mansion. Both are on their way to Elliot College. Both believe the other is a creature of idle fantasy. In ten hours, they’re going to be at the center of a war fought by shadow actors. In eleven hours, they’re going to become a weft-pair, bound together by the most sacred spell in the magic canon. And in twelve hours? Well, in twelve hours, they’ve got to get to class…

Zero Sight is a full-length contemporary fantasy novel, 107,000 words or about 350 pages. The entire novel is provided DRM-free based on reader requests. Because of foul mouths and graphic situations, Zero Sight is only recommended for readers 16 years and older.

 

Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips

Also Amazon offers free download a game which simulate an airport managment within Daily Deals.

Please make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in their upright and locked position. All Android devices must be powered on, and ready to assist in the landing, loading, unloading, and runway management of all aircraft. Please prepare for Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips.

Return to the skies and get back in the pilot’s seat in this sequel to the hit time-management game, Airport Mania.

Earning Your Wings

Learn the tools of the trade by attending Air Traffic Control Academy. This tutorial allows you to practice before joining the big leagues. Land a plane on the runway, take it to the gate, unload and reload it, and then send it off to the sky again.

Time-Management Gameplay

The birds-eye view of the airport provides you the full scope. As a plane approaches in the sky, tap the plane and then tap the runway to land it. The objective is to get each plane landed, parked at a gate, unloaded, reloaded with new passengers, and off to the skies again. You will prompt these activities by simply tapping the plane and then tapping the next necessary activity in the sequence.

Becoming a Veteran Pilot

As your skills improve, fly all kinds of aircraft like military jets and spaceships. Journey through nine airports, and master 79 levels.

Awards and Combos

Earn more than 40 awards for handling a variety of situations like a pro. The Presidential Distinguished Service medal is awarded for flying the President. A Master Matcher medal is earned for using your gates efficiently. The Smiling Happy People medal is earned when you keep a smile on four or more of your planes.

Combos can be earned for back-to-back activity, such as landing planes close to one another. Combos are also earned for matching plane color to gate color.

Music and Animation

Flying the friendly skies should make you smile. The detailed and colorful interface is cheerful and active. The cartoon planes express their emotions on their animated faces, and make cute noises as they fly in and out of the airport. Light music encourages you through the journey, and adds to the cheer and delight of the game.

Will Newly Revealed iPad 3 Kill Kindle Fire? Is Apple Even Trying?

After months of speculation and rumor about Amazon and Apple going head to head in an all-out Kindle Fire vs iPad 3 (or Mini, or HD) confrontation, we finally have all of the information we’ve been waiting for and it turns out that Apple isn’t addressing their “competition” in any significant way.  This should really surprise nobody given the different user bases being served, but it is worth taking a look at what the new iPad can do and how well it does for the price.

The big distinguishing feature of the iPad is that, unlike the Kindle Fire, it is in many ways a computer alternative.  There is little that you can’t do on one, aside from truly hardware intensive tasks, if you are motivated enough to use the touch screen.  The newest iteration of the hardware line is no exception and does a fair amount to improve the overall experience even further.  New features include the move to a Retina Display like that of the iPhone 4, a new A5X Dual Core Processor, one 5 Megapixel camera situated on the rear of the device, Full 1080p HD video recording, 4G LTE connectivity through both AT&T and Verizon, and dictation capabilities.  A fair list that expands on what the iPad 2 already did well.

What does this mean for the Kindle Fire’s future?  Honestly, practically nothing.  This was not, contrary to rumors, a release that intended to kill the Kindle.  As any side by side comparison has long since proved, the iPad already had a larger screen, cameras, a microphone, cellular connectivity, and more processing power.  If no other factors were considered besides simple hardware performance then Apple wins the iPad vs Kindle Fire matchup every time.  The fact that Apple couldn’t help but be aware of this only serves to illustrate that their widening the gap in hardware performance was directed elsewhere; most likely at heading off Microsoft by increasing momentum before the first Windows 8 Tablets start hitting stores later this year.

The biggest factor is still going to be the price for most consumers.  For all its impressive power, the iPad 3 still runs at least $499 for the cheapest model with no 4G connection.  Even the iPad 2, the cheapest version of which has been kept on at least temporarily at a discount to consumers, is twice the price of the Kindle Fire at $399.  None of the major advantages that the Kindle offers in terms of size, weight, or affordability have been addressed.  While you can’t say that any of those is universally acknowledged as the most important factor in tablet purchasing (the iPad is not suffering a bit by most accounts, nor does anything from Amazon seem to indicate that they were expected to be by now), they are the things that people take into account when deciding on a new device purchase.  For the moment, these remain two completely different types of tablet.  The iPad works as a functional PC alternative while the Kindle Fire is all about the consumption.  The next big chance to change the equation won’t be until the details are announced for the upcoming Kindle Fire 2.