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Kindle Fire HD and Kids

  The Electronic Baby Sitter As a parent I think the greatest advancement man kind has made is the tablet. Now that may be BS, but when you need something for your kids to do so Mom and Dad can have some alone time, there is no greater tool to get this done. Nabi vs Kindle I have given many tablets to my kids. We started with the Nabi 2. This is was a good little tablet, but it had some weaknesses, which I will talk about later. We finally landed on the Kindle Fire HD. Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black Kindle Fire HD Issues and Benefits While the Kindle doesn’t come with the rubber bumper it is a pretty tough little device. Ours have been dropped, spilled on, kicked across the floor. It keeps on ticking. The one drawback I have found is the 4 Gigabyte model just doesn’t hold enough. An SD card would really help, but it doesn’t have one. It does have a micro USB charger. Which is great because finding a replacement cable is cheap and easy. It also has a kids mode. Getting this set up initially is kind of pain when you have to set up 4 of them on Christmas Eve, but once they are configured you are good to go. A...

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Spotify Overview

Spotify – My music streaming standby Let me first say I use . I have for years. I have the Spotify Premium account and originally purchased it for its “off-line” listening feature. It has been great. It always seems to have everything I need and it gets the job done. I was originally attracted to it because I don’t care to pay for music a song at a time. I don’t believe that is an affordable option. I could get approximately 8 songs a month for what I pay for my subscription from iTunes. For the same price I get thousands. Mobile App The Spotify mobile app is great. It does what I need it to do. It works well on both iPhone and Android. In the last year they have updated and refreshed the UI on mobile to make it look even cleaner. Social Aspects With Spotify you can see what your friends are listening to. They can see what you are listening to as well. Be sure to turn on the privacy mode if you don’t want your friends and followers to know all of your guilty pleasures. Music Quality I am no audiophile, however I have never noticed the quality issues that certain music streaming services have come out against Spotify with. I can’t tell if music as compressed or not. Maybe I’m missing something? I just...

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