Daily Links for day, January 5, 2016:
Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication (Techcrunch) – We need a solution that works for mobile and laptops and desktops….
LastPass adds emergency access for loved ones to get into your Vault (The Next Web) – This is a much needed feature.
Files on nearly 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator recovered (Ars Technica)- Lovely bito of Trek trivia.
Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like (Techcrunch) – Hilarious look at the implications of Twitter raising the tweet character limit.
And, two posts about Facebook: Who Controls Your Facebook Feed (Slate) and Facebook just gave us one more reason never to trust it (The Verge) – I think this is really creepy. So tell me again, why are you still using Facebook?
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal for today includes Allison Leotta’s A Good Killing:(Anna Curtis Series Book 4) for $1.99.
Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software is one of today’s Gold box deals and is priced at up to 60% off. There are versions for PC and Mac. I use this and love it!
Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is That Boston Man by Janet Dailey for $1.99.
This month’s B & N free serial read is Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. You get one chapter a day which you can read on the Nook app.
Kobo has “Is This Thing On?” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming by Abby Stokes for $2.99.
The iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential for $2.99.
And, finally, Google Books has a “Start an reading habit” special going on with prices starting at 99 cents. Titles include Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs and a lot of New Year, New You type of self-improvement books.
(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.
Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)
Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.