Finds and Deals: Kindle 7″ HDX on Sale

fire HDXAs part of Today’s Deals, Amazon has a Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Previous Generation – 3rd) for $149.99.  That is 30%  ($65) off the regular price. The HDX model is considered to be Amazon’s  answer to the iPad, because of its high density 323 ppi / 1920 x 1200 display.

The specs include:

  • Exclusive 7″ HDX display with high pixel density and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB, 323 ppi / 1920 x 1200)
  • Includes Amazon Underground  app store experience
  • Ultrafast 2.2 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Free, live video support 24×7, 365 days a year with Mayday
  • Front-facing 720p HD camera
  • 2 GB of RAM, with 16 GB storage and free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content

Covers and cases that fit this model will be marked for the 7″ HDX, 3rd generation or for the 2013 model.

Note: This price is listed as good for today only.

Daily Links: How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, January 20, 2016:

How secure are New York City’s new Wi-Fi hubs? (The Verge) – These new hubs are offering killer speed and connectivity, but how secure are they?

The one password-manager setting you never thought to check (CNET) – This is a helpful tip if you use a password manager.

The former CEO of Mozilla is launching a web browser that blocks all ads by default (Business Insider) – This one sounds like it will be interesting.

Amazons is Clearing Off the Shelf(ari) (The Digital Reader) – Amazon is shutting the door on its social reading serice.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael Gruenbaum for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4 by Toby Neal for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is Served Hot by Annabeth Albert for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Dangerous Place  (A Maisie Dobbs Novel) by Jacqueline Winspear for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes John Grogan’s Marley and Me for $1.99.

Google is have a DC Comics Legends of Tomorrow Sale and all the comics are 99 cents each.

(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.

Library Corner: 1-20-2016

Library corner imageHere is this week’s roundup of library news:

US Library News:

Penn Libraries’ OPenn Manuscript Portal to Host the Country’s Largest Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts (Penn Libraries)

Wisconsin: Bill: Overdue library book? Police notified. (Fon du Lac Reporter/USA Network)

A playful turn for libraries (Harvard Gazette)

International Library News:

UK: Access to Research given green light to continue (Publishers Licensing Society)

Canada:Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada working together on new central branch (CBC News)

UK: Snooper’s charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users’ data (The Guardian)

Italy: 4.5 Million Italians Have Read an eBook in the Past Three Months (The Digital Reader)

Russian minister vows investigation after ‘book burning’ at college libraries (The Telegraph UK)

Policy and Privacy:

Aspen Institute Launches Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library (Aspen Institute)


Flickr Commons – Going Strong! (LOC)

How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain (Priceonomics)

Reference and Statistics:

Economics: FRASER Database Adds Browse by Subject Feature, 1000+ Subjects Available (Infodocket)

Launch and Learn: Our New History Hub Pilot Project (National Archives AOTUS)

A New U.S. House Oversight and Gov Reform Committee Staff Report Says FOIA is “Broken” (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

U.S. Homophile Internationalism: Archive and Exhibit (Out History)

29 Sketchbooks by Renowned Artist Richard Diebenkorn, Containing 1,045 Drawings, Now Freely Viewable Online (Open Culture)

Camden, Maine Public Library Joins the Flickr Commons (Infodocket)

815 Free Art Books from World Class Museums: The Met, the Guggenheim, the Getty & LACMA (Open Culture)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.