By SHEILA CLARK
8:21 AM EDT, November 1, 2012
Halloween eve is here and for those folks who enjoy reading scary books, here is a spooky deal just for you.
StoryBundle is offering the Halloween Horror Bundle which includes six DRM-free horror ebooks and you can decide your own price for them. In addition, you get a chance to donate a portion of the price you pick to a charity, either Trees for the Future or Mighty Writers.
The six books included in this bundle are Riverwatch by Joseph Nassise, Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls, A Latent Dark by Martin Kee, The Drought by Patricia Fulton, Blaze of Glory by Weston Ochse and Vicarious by Jon F. Merz.
Pay at least $9 and you can get two free bonus books, “Coming of Age: 3 Novellas” by Douglas Clegg and “Resurrection, Inc.” by Kevin J. Anderson.
For more details, visit http://storybundle.com/. But hurry, this offer ends Nov. 8.
Free stuff for Mac users
MacHeist is offering 20 free apps worth nearly $300 via their MacHeist 4 missions. They have made it simple to get all the loot even without doing the missions by simply creating a MacHeist account or logging into a current account, then posting about MacHeist on either Facebook or Twitter.
Among the app loot included in this offer are AppShelf, Back to the Future, Bellhop, Calendar Plus, Fractal, Favs, Gemini, Hector, ImageFramer Lite, iRehearse, MacHider, Musicbox, NetShade, NumbNotes, Paint It!, PaintMee Pro, Permute, Sam & Max, Sound Converter and Wikit.
Get the free apps at http://macheist.com/lootblast.
Eligible consumers who purchase Microsoft Office 365 University are also able to receive 60 Skype world minutes each month, upgrades and the suite can be installed on up to two computers.
In addition to any full- or part-time university and college students, those eligible to get the software suite also include faculty and staff in accredited institutions. Furthermore, eligible buyers who purchase a copy of Office University 2010 or Office University for Mac 2011 are also eligible for a free subscription to Office 365 University when it launches.
Learn more at http://blogs.office.com/ b/office-news/archive/2012/10/19/office-365-university-for-higher-education-students.aspx.
The latest version of Puppy Linux has been released. Puppy Linux 5.4 “Precise” edition is built from Ubuntu 12.04.1. The distro is compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 DEB packages, therefore it has access to the Ubuntu package repository.
Although Puppy Linux is a tiny distro, this version being a mere 158MB in file size, it is full-featured operating system. This version of Puppy Linux will be supported for five years following the same long-term support scheme as Ubuntu’s Precise Pangolin distro.
Learn more about Precise Puppy or download the ISO at http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=03063 and http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm.
Add the channel via the Channel Store or by going to https://owner.roku.com/Account/ChannelCode/?code=ameba.
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