Kindle Fire with Google Play

Kindle Fire tablets have been trying to compete with Apple and Android tablets, with 1 caveat–no app store.  This limits the functionality of the device.

You would think that since kindles are Android based, an app store would have been included, as functionality and usage are what a user needs.

Thanks to those at Tom’s Guide, there is a way to install the Google Play store on Kindles.  Apps can be downloaded to a kindle.

Here is the link for Tom’s Guide website, with the instructions:  Play Store on Kindle.

I have used the instructions for the older kindles as well as the newer ones, no problems.  A couple of times did require reinstalling.

We have kindles, our grand-kids have them, as well as other family members.  The added functionality is so helpful, bring learning apps and productivity.

It’s that time of year–Album: A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas

http://abatonrougeacousticchristmas.bandcamp.com/  Click on over to the site noted above, to preview and purchase a Christmas album that has become a recent favorite for many.

The album is uniquely arranged and performed by graduates of the LSU School of Music, instrumentalists from local bands, and some of Baton Rouge’s most talented and unique singer-songwriters.  Artists from the Baton Rouge area include:  Jacob, Zachary, Luke Ash, Peter Simon, Ben Herrington, Ryan Harris, Joel Willson, Amy Willson, David Melancon, Robert Kling, Melissa Wilson, Jonathan Alcon.

A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas

One of the new songs, entitled “Shiny Things” as performed locally, can be found on the YouTube link:   http://youtu.be/y65Gcp7kkO8 

Produced by Ben Harrington, this album was recorded as a gift to the artists friends and families during November and December of 2011.   In 2012 the album was made available via online distribution sites noted below.  Make it part of your repertoire this holiday season!

http://www.businessreport.com/article/20121207/225BATONROUGE0305/121209824
http://www.havenglr.org/a-baton-rouge-acoustic-christmas/
http://www.noisetrade.com/abatonrougeacousticchristmas
http://www.last.fm/music/A+Baton+Rouge+Acoustic+Christmas
http://49mp3.com/mp3/A+Baton+Rouge+Acoustic+Christmas
http://santasworkingovertime.blogspot.com/2012/11/bandcamp-baton-rouge-acoustic-christmas.html
http://shuffler.fm/artists/a-baton-rouge-acoustic-christmas