Today.a look at a survey that looks at global digital use, not just in terms of how much tech a country has, but in terms of how they can use it to improve their digital lives. Also, A look at how iPhone users use Siri, the history of the icon software program Print Shop, and a new e-museum coming online from Washington, DC. In deals, an auto vacuum and $50 off the Fire HD 10.
Daily Links for Tuesday, June 7, 2016:
Study: Most iPhone owners are too embarrassed to use Siri in public (The Next Web) Ulike us Android folks, LOL. And my husband has gotten used to me holding up my finger as a pause sign while I ask Alexa and the Amazon Echo a question.
Inbox by Gmail adds rich text formatting on the web (9 to 5 Google) The apps have had this for a while but it is finally on the web version!
The Print Shop: Why the Dot-Matrix Printer Icon Faded From View (Motherboard) Very cool history of the Print Shop, For its time, the program was really revolutionary.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Launches New “eMuseum” (DC.gov) A lot of DC local artists and public art works are on display in this e-collection.
Just how digital are you? (The Next Web) Where does your country stand in offering you the opportunity to use technology to improve your life?
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Flowertown by S.G. Redling for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, the Black & Decker PAV1200W 12-Volt Cyclonic-Action Automotive Pivoting-Nose Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (I bought one of these).
Amazon is featuring some pre-owned Kindle e-readers and used Fire Tablets in its Today’s Deals section. Please check descriptions carefully and note that these are NOT refurbished, but simply used Kindles without a warranty. Buyer beware.
You can still get $50 off the Fire HD 10 tablet. The 16GB version is only $179.99. It is also available in both 32GB and 64GB models, all for $50 off.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hidden Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel by Carla Swafford for 99 cents.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Callaways Boxed Set – Books 1-3 by Barbara Freethy for $3.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.