Daily Links for Friday, October 21, 2016:
Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app (PC World) Okay, webcams are not always so flattering. That makes the idea of this one really hard to resist.
Hands on: Netflix via Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box is a very good experience (PC World) Not sure this would really beat my Roku stick, but for a set-top cable box, it sounds impressive.
Bookish fools (Aeon) Is the preference for print over digital a mark of snobbery? A look at whate what history says….
6 ways to delete yourself from the internet (CNET) There’s a lot of information about you on the web. Here’s how to start to get rid of it – or most of it anyway.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein.
In Today’s Deals, the new Lady Gaga album (for $3.99), select patio heaters, Fila jackets and Sons of Anarchy The Complete Series [Blu-ray and DVD].
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a collection of over 70 titles in the “Idiot’s Guide” series. The Romance Daily Find is Yesterday’s Roses by Heather Cullman.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Escape by David Baldacci. The Extra Daily Deal is Much Ado About Highlanders (The Scottish Relic Trilogy Book 1) by May McGoldrick.
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 19, 2016.)
Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: Chills & thrills under $5.
(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.