Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player below your tree. He did his job. Now weâll do ours. Weâll tell you the best way to fill those devices with totally free intelligent media â" fantastic books, films, courses, and all of the rest. And in case you didnât get a brand new gadget, fear not. Youâll be able to access all of these materials on the very good old fashioned computer. Right here we go:
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