Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sound Sleep: Today's Free App, Plus Our Book of the Day: Forget Me Not

It looks like today's the big day for the software update that will solve the "problems" that some people were unwilling to solve for themselves before. This is version 6.2.1., and if it hasn't already updated onto your device (the official release is today), you can sideload the file for it from this link here. If you'd rather not have to play with the files, you can try turning the device on and off, or wait a bit and there'll be a download link from Amazon that we'll show you later. Around noon or so we'll have a feature going through all of the new changes and giving our impressions. Some were expected, but some are interesting. And general performance of the device has been improved yet again.

Today's addition to the 25 Days of Free Holiday Music is We Wish You a Merry Christmas from Shonen Knife.

Now on to today's great-looking free app and discounted book of the day!

Name: Sound Sleep Deluxe Edition (Music Therapy)
Rating: 3.4 stars over 44 reviews
Price: 0.00

Description: Sound Sleep Deluxe Edition (Music Therapy) is an Android music app that is designed to help you unwind and relax, so you can sleep more soundly. With low-speed alpha waves, the sounds will comfort your mind and help you to naturally and smoothly fall asleep. The app is easy to use, so you can simply let the soothing sounds carry you off into a deep and restorative slumber.

There are plenty of natural noises to select from in Sound Sleep Deluxe Edition, such as ocean waves, gentle rain, and other pleasant ambient sounds. The Deluxe Edition of Sound Sleep (Music Therapy) features a sound mixer that allows you to customize each track. You can include one or several ambient noises, and adjust the volume of each for the perfect mix.

Analysis: There are a few quirks/tricks for this app. Hit the pause button to stop the piano the plays during the ambient music. Backing out stops the program, otherwise you'll need to force close it.
Get your free copy of Sound Sleep Deluxe Edition (Music Therapy)!

Today's discounted book of the day is a highly rated memoir from Jennifer Lowe-Anker with a forward from Jon Krakauer!

Title: Forget Me Not
Rating: 4.7 over 44 reviews
Price: $14.99 1.99
Description: An insightful and at times wrenching memoir of love lost and love found, set against a backdrop of the world's tallest peaks.

In 1999 Jennifer Lowe's husband Alex Lowe died tragically in an avalanche on the Himalayan mountain Shishapangma, leaving her alone to raise three sons. Alex was widely considered one of the greatest modern climbers and the world mourned his loss--Tom Brokaw did a one-hour special for Dateline, and Sting narrated and composed music for a tribute film.

While Jenni and her sons faced the absence of the most important man in their lives, Alex's best friend and longtime climbing partner, Conrad Anker, was dealing with the terrible loss as well as feelings of survivor's guilt. Jenni and Conrad gradually, and unexpectedly, found solace in one another and married in 2001--Conrad is now the adoptive father of the three Lowe children.

Through letters and expedition notes from Alex, Forget Me Not spans continents and tells the story of three people whose lives intertwine to a degree they could never have imagined. Jenni's account takes readers inside a woman's heart and mind as she navigates her shattered life and survives, ultimately finding transformative love through her great loss. From the valleys of Montana to the peaks of the Himalayas, this never-before told story exposes the controversial yet ultimately redemptive power of love. 
Get Forget Me Not!

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