Today is the 25th anniversary of the Internet being open to everyone! Also, stories on how Windows 10 is causing problems with webcams and Kobo e-readers, a Chrome Extension for helping you decide which articles to save for later and a service that lets you read novels on your phone, one text at a time. In deals, a stainless steel tumbler and a Hoover carpet cleaner. Also, continued deals on Alexa enabled devices.
Daily Links for day, August 23, 2016:
Should you read this article now or save it for later? There’s a Chrome extension to help you decide (The Next Web) Speaking as someone who has been working on clearing articles from my Pocket that date back to 2014, this actually sounds pretty good…
Microsoft: Sorry Windows 10 Anniversary Update killed your webcam (ZD Net) For an OS that’s been out for a year, Windows 10 has a lot of compatibility issues.
Updated Windows 10 won’t read Kobo ereader files: September fix hoped for (Teleread) As I was just saying….
The Best New Way to Read? Novels Told Through Text Messages (Wired) We’ve had weekly and monthly serials, blogged books and books written as a series of tweets. Why not texts?
Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web (CNET) Twenty-five years ago, CERN let the rest of play online too. Now look at where we are at! 🙂
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Yard (Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad Book 1) by Alex Grecian.
In Today’s Deals, a RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler. Also, a Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner (I have an earlier model of this – a must for a pet owner…)
You can also still get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Natchez Burning (Penn Cage Series #4) by Greg Iles. The Romance Daily Find is Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Spider Woman’s Daughter A Leaphorn & Chee Novel by Anne Hillerman. The Extra Daily Deal is Life After Life A Novel by Jill McCorkle.
Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Slow Fix by Carl Honoré.
Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.
(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.