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Get Two Free Christmas Classics from Audible

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Christmas season the folks at Audible, purveyors of fine audio productions, are bringing in the holiday cheer with not one, but two Christmas classics for free (my favorite price).

Whether or not you have kids, you’ll enjoy How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. The book is voiced by the crumudgeonly, but wonderful Walter Matthau.

The second free book is A Christmas Carol: An Signature Performance by Tim Curry by Charles Dickens. Re-reading Dickens’ immortal Christmas parable each year is one of my favorite traditions. I’m looking forward to hearing how Tim Curry brings Scrooge to life.

Download both of these books now as they aren’t likely to be free much longer.

I’m an unashamed Audiobook “reader” and you should be, too!

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Jim Gaffigan Is Mr Universe

Do you like to laugh? Do you consider yourself a fun person? Do you have five bucks?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions then you owe it to yourself to buy a copy of Jim Gaffigan’s newest comedy special, Mr. Universe.

Mr. Universe - Jim Gaffigan

Image via Jim Gaffigan

Whether or not you’re already a fan, you’ll laugh out loud (not just LOL) as Gaffigan shares his witty observations about kids, McDonalds, exercise, vacations, and more. For a sample, check out the clip below.

For your $5 you get the following:

For your five dollars you get the following:

  • A 75 minute side-ache from laughing so hard
  • 3 downloads of the video in High Def
  • 3 downloads of the video Standard Def
  • The ability to stream the video in a browser (via HTML 5)

The video downloads are DRM-Free MP4 files which means that you can play the video(s) as many times as you want on as many supported devices as you want. This includes iPods & iPhones, Macs & PCs, iPads & Kindle Fires, and even supported Blu-Ray players.

Want to feel better about your purchase? $1 from every $5 will be donated to The Bob Woodruff Foundation, to support veterans and their families.

This is a no brainer—unless you have no sense of humor—purchase Mr. Universe today! .

Get Art Text 2 For Free

Wowza! The kind folks at BeLight Software. are giving away copies of their premier Text and Graphics utility, Art Text 2 for a limited time. What is Art Text for, you may ask?

“Art Text is a Mac OS X application for creating high quality textual graphics, headings, logos, icons, web site elements and buttons.”

Get Art Text Free
Image courtesy of BeLight Software.

I considered buying Art Text whenever I needed to come up with a logo or a really cool heading for a presention or report. But, the $40 price tag kept me away.

Visit their giveaway page for instructions (you’ll need a Twitter account). Be sure to act soon as there’s no word on when this offer expires.

Bonus!

From now until June 17th the incredibly talented guys at Comicraft are holding their Father’s Day Power Tools Fonts! Half Price Sale. These hand-drawn beauties are the go-to fonts for many of the biggest names in comics.

Comicraft Father's Day Sale
Image courtesy of Comicraft.

With the combination of Art Text and Comicraft fonts your logos, presentations, and other documents need never suffer from dull typefaces and graphics again.

Foom!

Run, don’t walk to your computer right now to take advantage of both of these amazing deals before they go away for good. Trust me—you’ll thank me later.

All images are from my flickr unless otherwise noted.

Grab a Ton of Free Music from Google Play

I love music. I listen in the car, when I work out, when I do chores—whenever I can. As such, I’m always on the look out for great music I don’t have to pay for.

Music Manager

Fortunately, the Internet is full of places to get free music. Some of them even let you download it legally, too!

Apple has a whole section devoted to music (and movies, and apps, etc.) that are Free on iTunes. Not to be outdone, Amazon lets you browse their MP3 Store for free downloads. Now Google is getting in on the game.

Enter: Google Play

If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to head over to Google Play. Their interface is nothing special and the selection of music is no better than iTunes or Amazon MP3. However, they’ve got a much, much better selection of free music.

Head over to the Free Song Archive at the Google Play Magnifier Blog. Currently, they’ve got over 200 fantastic songs from the likes of Train, Social Distortion, “Weird Al” Yankovic, System of a Down, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Johnny Cash, Carrie Underwood, Whitney Houston, John Mayer, etc.

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Image via freebee360

As a bonus, be sure to check out this playlist full of quality tracks from Radiohead, Snoop Dogg, Gorillaz, Daft Punk, and more Coachella Music Festival All-Stars.

What’s your favorite source for great, free MP3 downloads? Sound off in the comments below.

Free iPad User Guide from Apple

Screenshot of iPad User Guide for iOS 5 in iTunes

Last month Apple released iOS 5, the latest operating system upgrade for the their iPad and iPhone lines. With this release they added over 200 features in addition to the usual flurry of bug fixes and ever popular “performance enhancements”.

While they’ve done an excellent job improving the platform with the release of iOS5, what Apple hasn’t done very well is articulate how to take advantage out of all that’s new and improved.

Thankfully, Apple has released a free eBook explaining all the ins and outs of their latest and greatest. Want to know what’s in book?

“Here’s everything you need to know about iPad, in a handy eBook format. Get to know iPad and discover all the amazing things it can do, and how to do them. It’s the definitive guide for getting the most from your new iPad, straight from Apple. The iPad User Guide is an essential part of any iPad library.”

You can download the iPad User Guide for free from the iBookstore in iTunes. An iPhone User Guide is also available in iTunes.

With your iOS 5 user guide loaded on your iPad and/or iPhone you’ll be setting yourself Reminders, iMessaging friends and family, and configuring Notification Center with the best of them.

Face to Face Return With Punk Anthem | SPIN.com

KROQ-FM

Image via Wikipedia

PREMIERE: Face to Face Return With Punk Anthem | SPIN.com.

If like me, Face to Face makes you pine for the days when radio didn’t stink (KROQ, I miss you!) then head over to Spin.com and download the free track All for Nothing from their upcoming album Laugh Now, Laugh Later.

Download Back to the Future for Free! (Game)

Guybrush Threepwood

Image via Wikipedia

For a limited time Telltale Games is offering Back to the Future—Episdoe 1 as a free download for both Mac and PC.

Telltale games have done an excellent job of resurrecting the Adventure Game as a genre and have put out some really fun games featuring Strongbad, Sam & Max, as well as Guybrush Threepwood.

Download with confidence—I’m sure this will be great!