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By Mario Armstrong

Mario Armstrong stopped by TODAY on Sunday to share three of the most important new tech items and apps to simplify your life. From sharing e-books with your family to headphones that help you sleep better, here's his recommendations:

Kindle’s Family Library

If your family uses Kindle e-readers, you’re going to love this new software update! Families can now share books with other members on their Basic Kindles, Kindle Voyages, and second-generation Kindle Paperwhitesit will allow two spouses/partners to share books between each other as well as up to four child accounts.

The killer feature for parents is that you can track your children’s reading habits and even set goals and see how they’re doing! If you’re trying to encourage reading in your family but need a way to check up on the little ones and monitor their progress, this is the perfect way to do it.


Shopping for holiday gifts can be stressful and time consuming, especially if you’re trying to find the best deals. With the Fetch app, you just text them or send a photo of an item you’re looking for, and then your personal buying assistant starts looking online to find the best deal and coupon codes until they’ve located the best price! That’s right, a real person will take the time to make sure you’re not spending more money than you need to get the right gift, how great is that?


Do you have trouble falling asleep? I travel a lot with my career, and falling asleep sometimes is almost impossible—on planes, trains and in hotel rooms, there’s constant noise! Plus, when you need to sleep before a big event but you just can’t turn off your brain it’s hard to find a solution that works.

SleepPhones are my cure—I LOVE these! SleepPhones are headphones tucked in this incredibly soft headband so you can be lulled to sleep by your favorite tunes or calming sounds without the hassle of earbuds falling out of your ears. I swear by mine!