Daily Links for Tuesday, March 15, 2016:
Skype for Web (& Chromebooks) adds calling to mobile phones & landlines, guest mode & more (9 to 5 Google) Nice, shiny new features.
Overdrive launches Quickstart Ebook Collection to promote reading in elementary schools (Overdrive) Great idea to get the kids reading!
Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts (SEALG) Images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded.
Music Manuscripts Online (The Morgan Library and Museum) Digitized versions of more than 500 music manuscripts.
Users seethe as Windows 10 arrives while their backs are turned (Computer World) Yeah, this is a BIG problem. Chromebooks are looking better and better.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes 14 of Ian Fleming’s James Bond titles. Casino Royale, anybody?
In Today’s Deals, you will also find PNY flash drives on sale. You can get items like the PNY Attache 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Navy Blue (P-FD64GATT3NB-GE) ($12.99) or the PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Pearl White (P-FD64GTBOPW-GE) ($14.99).
I also found And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition for $2.99. Volumes one and two of The Last Policemen Trilogy are only $3.99 each (normally $9.99 each). And Pat Frank’s classic cold war novel, Alas, Babylon (Harper Perennial Olive Edition) for $1.99.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski for $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Last Kingdom Saxon Tales (Book #1) by Bernard Cornwell for $1.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Suicide Run – Three Harry Bosch Stories by Michael Connelly for $2.99.
(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.