Daily Links and Deals: Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

daily_links_1Today, there are special deals on the Fire HD 6 and membership to Amazon Prime.

Daily Links for Wednesday, November 16,  2016:

Google’s new PhotoScan app makes it easy to digitize old prints (Engadget) Thanks to phone and tablet apps, are scanners now just so yesterday?

How to get free digital magazines from your library (CNET) The actual procedure may vary from library to library depending on which vendor they use, but this is a good tutorial on borrowing magazines.

Shazam for Mac leaves the mic on after the app is turned off (updated) (Engadget) Uh-oh. Now it’s a question of my privacy or optimizing the function of the app?

Happy 20th birthday, ICQ! (Techcrunch) Raise your hand if you remember this service. PS: It is still around. And, it’s encrypted. Hey, let’s all start using this again. #retrocool

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius by Robert Graves.

In Today’s Deals, 50% off Crocs and Alex Toys.

Today only, get Amazon Prime for only $79 in honor of the new series, The Grand Tour.

You can also get $20 off a Fire HD 6 Tablet with the code FIREHD6. (Add item to your cart, then enter code. It is good for either the 8 or 16GB version.)

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The North and South Trilogy: North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell by John Jakes. The Romance Daily Find is Saving Maverick by Debra Elise.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series Book 1) by Dennis Lehane. The Extra Daily Deal is Put Me Back Together (Scars Run Deep Book 1) by Lola Rooney, Shayna Krishnasamy.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The House on Tradd Street by Karen White.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Links and Deals: Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

  1. I picked up ‘I, Claudius’ this morning, although I’d read it before, years ago (as well as watched the series). It’s too bad prices don’t match on iTunes though, as my husband and I like how we can share books with the family account.

    • iTunes sometimes being the odd man out on sale prices is really frustrating. 😦 Have you tried Amazon’s Family Library feature? Books can also be shared on Kindle apps for iPads, etc., as well as Kindle devices.

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