If you were looking for more info on how OverDrive works on the new Kobo e-readers, there’s news. Also, news on OpenOffice, a how-to on watching the NFL games without cable, The Reading Room re-brands and more. In deals, savings on PC storage and networking products.
Daily Links for Wednesday, September 7, 2016:
Kobo, OverDrive Post Instructions on How to Use Library eBooks on the Aura One (The Digital Reader) Well, this isn’t what I hoped for with this feature…. 😦
OpenOffice is dead. Long live LibreOffice (ZD Net) Why is one dying and the other doing just fine? Here’s the history behind this.
Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules (PC World) Ah, France. Here’s an argument for building your own computer.
How to Watch the NFL Without Cable TV (Motherboard) A primer for cord-cutting football fans.
Customers want their headphone jack. Apple doesn’t care (Quartz) Apple is pushing back against the tradition business model of the customer is always right.
The Reading Room, Renamed Bookstr, Debuts New Website (Publishers Weekly) By re-branding, this service hopes to attract millennials.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Wishes (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 7) by Jude Deveraux.
In Today’s Deals, save up to 50% off select PC storage and networking products (includes extension drives, SD cards, routers, WiFi extenders and more).
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality by Hannah Holmes. The Romance Daily Find is Off the Hook by Laura Drewry.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mother Teresa An Authorized Biography by Kathryn Spink. The Extra Daily Deal is AT Once An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 3 by John W. Mefford. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.
The Kobo Aura One and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati.
Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.
(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.