Today, tips for searching through those crowded Gmail folders. Also, a new Netflix speed test, info on the iTunes music deletion issue and a new, library-connected digital book club from Overdrive. In deals, a bargain on the Kindle HD 6 for Kids tablet and a Roku streaming stick for $4.
Daily Links for Wednesday, May 18, 2016:
E-books: a twist in the tale (The Bookseller) Who’s on top? One day it’s ebooks, one day it’s print. One thing becomes clear: it’s just not as predictable as everybody thought.
New version of iTunes addresses the music deletion issue (Techcrunch) Well, sort of…. Is it a bug? User error? Apple engineers are somewhat stumped.
Netflix just launched the simplest internet speed test ever (The Next Web) A new free speed test tool to see if you are really getting those speeds you’ve been promised.
5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about (PC World) For some reason, the Gmail folders seem to fill up really fast. This will make it easier to find what you are looking for.
Digital Book Clubs — the next chapter in the evolution of Book Clubs (No Shelf Required) I’d missed this one from a few days ago.Have you ever tried a digital book club? What did you think, pro or con? I’ve had mixed experiences.
Deals of the Day:
In Today’s Deals, today theres not too much focus on tech; we’ve got deals on Crocs, hammocks , Tumi bags and a food storage set. 🙂 You can also still find the $40 Roku stick and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB with Kid-Proof Case.
(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.