Daily Links and Deals: Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 17,  2016:

8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks (PC World) Interesting hacks, although many of them don’t work on phones with older versions of Android.

The FCC Just Caved in to Republican Demands That It Halt Work on Major Issues (Motherboard) This is not good news for net neutrality and breaking the cable company set-top box stranglehold.

Should you buy a new TV online or in the store? (CNET) You can find good deals in both places, but there are some important differences.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms now let you create custom templates (Techcrunch) Great news for those who use the G-Tools for business.

Leonard Cohen archives live on at U of T library (The Star) For years, Cohen had been donating his papers to he Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.  Much of the collection is already on display.

Protecting Your Digital Life in 7 Easy Steps (New York Times) Here are some basic steps everyone can use to protect their privacy.

Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App (Digital Book World) Improved search and the ability to place a hold on to-be-released books are just a few new features.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

In Today’s Deals, a Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook – features Celeron 3855U, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chrome.

Starting Friday, November 18 at 12:00am ET and concluding at 11:59pm PT, Amazon Prime will be available for just $79.

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 a tasty collection featuring 30 books from well-known chefs. Prices range from $1.99 to $3.99.  The Romance Daily Find is To Whisper Her Name (Belle Meade Plantation Series #1) by Tamera Alexander.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Redeployment by Phil Klay. The Extra Daily Deal is Nobody’s Child (A Georgia Davis PI Thriller) by Libby Fischer Hellmann.

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 Crush Saga Box Set by Chrissy Peebles.

Google Books has a selection of Big 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.

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