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Free game through March 8 for iOS, Google Play and Kindle Fire

Through March 8, The Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley is FREE on iOS, Google Play and Kindle Fire.  Players try their hand at magic in order to lift a curse that has settled over a mysterious valley…

The fabled “Magician’s Handbook” has fallen into your hands. You are beckoned to a dark and desolate place whose true name has long been forgotten. Set out with your trusty wand in hand to find enchanted objects hidden throughout the valley which will help you to break the evil spell. Use special incantations to reveal pages of the sacred Magician’s Handbook, and lift the curse from the haunted valley to discover its true name.

2 Gameplay modes: casual and apprentice
12 Challenging mini-games

Death and Facebook…

It’s that subject that nobody really wants to talk about however it is something that is being addressed and can provide a little piece of mind to Facebook Users on what happens to a users Facebook account when the unfortunate happens. Today, Facebook introduced what they are calling Legacy Contacts.

Users can easily choose a legacy contact, either a member of the family or a friend that can manage the account of a Facebook User when that user passes away. Again, a great deal of trust would need to be exercised as that person has the power to notify of the passing, Facebook will then Memorialize the account and allow the Legacy Contact Chosen to “Write a post to display at the top of the memorialized Timeline (for example, to announce a memorial service or share a special message), Respond to new friend requests from family members and friends who were not yet connected on Facebook Update the profile picture and cover photo.”

According to a release from Facebook, The legacy contact will not be able to log in as the person who passed away or see that person’s private messages. Facebook staff has stated this was done after talking to members who experienced loss and wanted to offer more to those grieving than the basic memorialized viewable only accounts offered in the past.

All of this is not required and the option is also available for Facebook Users to elect to just have the account deleted upon their passing. This is all coordinated through the settings tab, then the security tab. Users will see Legacy Contacts as pictured in our screen capture this morning.

Facebook Capture of Legacy Contacts
Facebook Screen Capture of Legacy Contacts

The Service according to Facebook is launched in the United States first and is hopefull to expand to more countries over time.

Our Latest TechtalkRadio KMSB Fox 11 02/09/2015

In this Weeks Segment Andy Taylor features products for enhancing the Drive. Have an Older Car but not a radio to todays Technology? Check out the JVC Bluetooth Enabled Radio, Headphones for the Kids? The iFrogz Little Rockerz is designed for young ears. Old School Cassette Radio in the Car? Monster iCarPlay can connect that smartphone, media player or tablet to your older car radio through the Cassette and finally, want some really good studio quality headphones? The JVC XX Series is fantastic!

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Tucson Radio Shacks Listed in Closings

Over the past few years, Business Experts have been trying to predict how long Radio Shack was going to stay in the game with retail locations in Malls as well as Free Standing Stores.  Radio Shack has rolled with the punches over changes in technology and continued to adapt however it seems those days of Radio Shack as the GoTo for that last minute electronic are dwindling.

ABC News reported today the first Wave of Closures could begin as early as February 17th 2015. This will usually mean sales on everything from In Store Items to fixtures. Years ago when CompUSA did its closures I purchased a Computer Worktable from the Stores Tech Department, the best $75 I’ve spent.

Tucson Arizona, according to a Document filed on the 5th of this month, will lose 3 stores in the first Tranche – Golf Links, 3927 Grant and Tanque Verde. A Second wave of Tranches will take out The Tucson Mall location along with the Oro Valley store. a Third Tranche should bring the total number of closures to 1784.

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