Daily Links for Friday, October 7, 2016:
Google’s open source Noto: Free font covers 800 languages, including dead ones (ZD Net) As both a font fan and a fan of archaeology and old languages, this seems like a great idea!
Yep, there’s now a subscription handbag service: Ivory Clasp (Techcrunch) This is what technology is for, right? Now, if they can just do shoes….
Remove ransomware infections from your PC using these free tools (ZD Net) Good resource to have as ransomware becomes more and more prevalent.
Pew: younger people actually prefer reading the news to watching it (Techcrunch) It is so much easier to skim to get to what you really want to know about.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness by Bari Tessler.
In Today’s Deals, a AVANTEK Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit MP3 Player, Remote Control.
Through October 9th, the Alexa-enabled Amazon Tap is available for $100.
This week, Prime members can save on Kindles. The basic Kindle is $50, The Paperwhite is $90 and the Voyage is $150.
The Echo is now available in white. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows. The Romance Daily Find is The Turning Point by Freya North.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. The Extra Daily Deal is Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand.
Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.
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. (The Aura One is out of stock until October 14, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton.
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.