Daily Links and Deals: Why You Try iPads and Quinoa So Readily, and Drop Them Just As Fast

daily_links_1In today’s links, we have stories on Snapchat, wireless spectrum and everything from ebooks and ipads to quinoa. In todays deals, there’s a unlocked Blu GSM phone and some great books, including Dean Koontz and some personal recommendations by me! 🙂

Daily Links for Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

A wireless-spectrum battle means you’ll get a signal in more places (FAQ) (CNET) All the details on what’s at stake here.

Snapchat just made a huge change to become your go-to messaging app (Quartz) Well, this looks somewhat easier, LOL!

Bowie tribute concert at Radio City will be streamed on Skype (Engadget) Donate to charity to catch performances by the Pixies, Blondie, the Flaming Lips and more.

What is a kernel – Gary explains (Android Authority) If you have heard the term “Linux Kernel” and were clueless about what it meant, this one’s for you.

Amazon cracks down on dodgy USB Type-C cables and adapters (Ars Technica) This is a good thing. Now,  about some of those supposedly “OEM” and lightning cables….

28,000 French-Language Ebooks Are Newly Available in the US (Publishing Perspecitves) But you can’t get them at Amazon….

Why You Try iPads and Quinoa So Readily, and Drop Them Just As Fast (Ad Age) Personally, I have stuck with quinoa and I LOVE kale, so that means I probably don’t have “Hyper-adoption” syndrome, right?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, the BLU Life One X – 4G LTE Smartphone – GSM Unlocked, black or white is $99.99. You can also find Bluetooth headphones, and universal car mounts among the deals. And, Amazon still has deals on  pre-owned Fire tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Warrior (Warriors Series, #1) by Ty Patterson for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is Savage: The Complete Series by Shelli Stevens for 99 cents.

B & N is running a special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 75% off all Nook Accessories.  And if you have jumped on the coloring books bandwagon, B & N  now has Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Books available.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson for $2.99.

Kobo also still has the Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion going on.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Moonlit Mind (Novella) by Dean Koontz for $2.99.

A couple of personal book recommendations: 

Several of my favorite authors have new books hitting the virtual shelves!  The Second Death, Volume three in T. Frohock’s Los Nefilim urban fantasy series has just been released. It’s a fantastic series, beautifully written, with a really cool system of magic – and the books are priced at just 99 cents each! And if you like dark fantasy, check out her exquisite novel, Miserere. (I re-read this book several times a year – it’s that good!)

I am really excited that Broken (The Extrahuman Union Book 1) by Susan Jane Bigelow is now back in print. This moving story of superheroes in a dystopian world really, really deserves a much wider audience. The other volumes in the series will be re-released this year, along with the new and final book in the series. The ebook edition includes tie-in prequel short story “Crimson Cadet” and a preview of book 2 in the series, Sky Ranger.

(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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