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How to read all your local library's books on your phone or Kindle for free

Reading the news can be a bit of a drag at the moment, and spending money on more and more streaming subscriptions can really start to eat into your monthly budget. As more of us turn to a good book to escape reality, we may be starting to realize that books can be a bit expensive, especially for newer, in-demand titles. And with local libraries closed, our avenue for free literature seems to have gone away with them. But it hasn't, at least, for many: there's a little app called Libby, and as long as you have a library card and your library supports it, you may be able to freely access thousands of books straight from your phone or Kindle.

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This app gives you free access to tons of movies via your local library

Most of us know Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, but there are other ways to get your flix fix on the web, and some of them are totally free. If you have a library card, you may have access to tons of movies you probably didn't even know existed via a little app called Kanopy. While it focuses on educational series, independent and award-winning titles, it also includes a solid dose of Hollywood and foreign cinema classics. In short, if you're into film and not just "movies" (or if you'd like to be), then it's worth the price. Oh, did we mention that it's free?

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Sony Wants To Make Sure Apps Work Properly On Xperia Devices, Offers Loaner Phones To Developers For Free

All manufacturers want to make sure that apps work properly on their devices. Of course, the best way to make sure an app works on any given phone is to actually test the app on the device in question. For developers, though, that could cost a substantial amount of money - just think about how many Android devices are out there at the moment.

As an answer to this quandary, though, Sony has come up with a unique plan to allow developers to borrow Xperia devices. For free.


The deal is pretty simple: Sony is willing to offer up a few of its more popular devices  as loaners for developers to test their apps on for 30 days.

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