Daily Links and Deals: Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, December 7,  2016:

Bluetooth 5 launches with longer range, faster speeds (Liliputing) Faster speeds and more range for my headset? This will make life easier.

T-Mobile DIGITS: Innovative tech releases you from the one number, one phone limit (ZD Net) I have been waiting for a feature like this. (I want to be able to do Swagbucks on a phone that doesn’t have my banking apps on it.) Now, if T-Mobile will only work with the Amazon Echo to send text messages….

Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt (Computer World) Back in the day, knowing these commands enabled you to truly customize and tweak your computer. Farewell blinking cursor, my old friend….

Mylingo offers real-time Spanish translation in movie theaters (Engadget) Real time translations with a IOS smartphone and headphones are now possible. What a great use of technology to solve a much needed problem.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Favorite by Karen McQuestion.

In Today’s DealsCall of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4 Legacy Edition.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII by John R. Bruning. The Romance Daily Find is The Husband Test by Betina Krahn.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson The Extra Daily Deal is Tick Tock (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery, Book #2) by J. Robert Kennedy.

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’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Pleasantville by Attica Locke.

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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