Daily Links and Deals: Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 23, 2016:

Plagiarism Comes to a Tech Blog… (Plagiarism Today) – Disturbing. Especially when it is a blog you read every day and depend on for industry news in your field.

American Sniper is the next Big Library Read (Overdrive) – Unlimited copies, coming to libraries that use Overdrive.

Facebook extends the Like button to offer five new ways to respond to a post (9 to 5 Google) –  You get 5 more responses, but dislike isn’t one of them.

Inside Axel Springer’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles (Digiday) – And here I am, still trying to get Flipboard off my phone….

Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop (CNET) – Now we have to worry about mousejacking, too!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1) by Eliot Schrefer for $2.99. The panda on the cover is cute!

Also, in Today’s Deals, Amazon has a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible offered through Woot. The device has an 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop(Tablet), Intel Quad Core Processor, 4GB DDR3L, 128GB SSD, HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, AC Wifi,  and Windows 10 Professional for $269.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Captive by Brighton Walsh for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mariana by Susanna Kearsley for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes An Appetite for Murder (A Key West Food Critic Mystery)   by Lucy Burdette for $1.99.

(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.

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