Figured I would say a few words on two of my favorite things…..Netflix and the Kindle.
I have been user of Netflix for several years now – going from receiving DVD’s in the mail to now only streaming movies. At around $10 per month for unlimited streaming of the thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, etc. it is a great deal. Many of you may remember a few months ago that I got rid of my cable/satellite services to reduce monthly expenses. I can honestly say I am not missing it at all. One of the reasons is my monthly subscription to Netflix.
In case you are not a very tech-savy person let me explain how Netflix works in as simplest terms as possible. Via your Internet connection you stream content through your computer, tablet, media streaming box, Smart-TV, and some specially equipped DVD/Blu-Ray players. It is very simple and the only problem most people have is with their Internet connection. The faster the connection the better the movies/shows look and the less “buffering” that occurs. Buffering is simply a momentary pause in watching the movie/show while more of it loads into the memory of your device.
Although Netflix does not offer the latest new releases there are tons and tons of movies and the new releases of today may very well become available in a few months. Over the upcoming weeks I will highlight examples of movies and shows that may be of interest to preparedness-minded folks like us.
Netflix.com is where you can get more information on their services and offerrings.
The Kindle is an electronic book reader that can hold hundreds – even thousands of books and referenced in a moments noticed. Numerous models are available from basic “book-only” models that are black and white, to full-color multi-media machines that do so much more than provide easy access to books. The full-color newer versions not only provide books, but also magazines, PDF documents, video and movies, as well as entertainment items such as games and full Internet access.
From a preparedness perspective the Kindle can store away tons of informational references including books and other files already mentioned including magazines – but also other documents such as Word and Excel files. Bottom line is a tremendous amount of information can be stored and then later accessed all in one small device. Oh, the battery life is fantastic.
Another positive of the Kindle is the ability to save money on books as generally the Kindle-versions are much cheaper than the printed copies. Also there is a huge library of Kindle-only books that can provide a tremendous wealth of information.
Over the upcoming months I will showcase a variety of Kindle-offerings. If you have been thinking of picking up a Kindle – I highly recommend them.
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