Daily Links and Deals: Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016?

daily_links_1Today, a story about the lock-down of Olympic hashtags. Also, Dropbox releases an Evernote alternative, 1Password is moving to subscription and Comcast says you should pay not to get tracked. In deals, a cute accent chair and deals on Fire Tablets and the Kobo Glo HD.

Daily Links for Thursday, August 4, 2016:

Dropbox launches Paper in open beta, releases Android and iOS apps (ZD Net)The app includes features that make it a alternative to Evernote, Google Docs and more.

1Password debuts $3/month consumer subscription plan (Computer World) I am a little unclear about the justification for the price. LastPass is $12 a year….

Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy (Ars Technica) Comcast says that “FCC rules shouldn’t determine whether customers make ‘good choices.’ ”

Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016? (BBC) This story has been making the rounds for the last few days on how the Olympic Committee is trying to stoop brands from so-called “ambush marketing.” Now, a Carpet Cleaner Sues For Its Right to Tweet About the Olympics (Gizmodo), so we will see where this goes.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford.

In Today’s DealsVivon Comfort Foam, Stylish Accent Furniture Chair, Swan, Red by Zinus. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Prudence (Custard Protocol Series #1) by Gail Carriger. The Romance Daily Find is Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore. The Extra Daily Deal is The Lazarus Moment A Delta Force Unleashed Thriller, Book #3 by J. Robert Kennedy.

Last day: Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

Google Books is having a Summer Travel Sale.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: $30 off Fire HD 6 and a 1Password family plan

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 17, 2016:

Introducing 1Password for Families (Agilebits) – New package offers password protection for the entire family for one price.

American Airlines Sues Gogo Over Slow Inflight Wi-Fi (Techcrunch) – Yep, speed is really the big issue issue, even in the skies! And, because this is the way the stock market works,  Gogo stock drops 27 percent after being hit with lawsuit by American Airlines (Ars Technica).

After over two years, Google quietly ends the Google Play for Education program  (9 to 5 Google) – Give the rise of Chromebooks and the faltering of iPads in schools, this is no surprise.

Ransomware takes Hollywood hospital offline, $3.6M demanded by attackers (CSO Online) – Now they are hacking hospitals?

5 Amazon shipping tricks for people who can’t afford Prime (CNET) Interesting tips for frugal shoppers who don’t have Amazon Prime!

How to check if your family, friends are sharing your Netflix account (CNET) – I had no idea you could do this. I can see how this might be useful for certain people.

Uber Is Currently Fighting the Battle That Jitneys Lost 100 Years Ago (Gizmodo) -Interesting and very relevant!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offing $30 off the Fire HD 6. You can get the 8GB version for $69.99 and the 16GB for $89.99.  I have owned almost every version of the Fire tablet and this one is probably the one I use most. You can read my review of it here. Don’t forget a case. Cases like the MoKo  start at $9.99. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is When An Alpha Purrs (A Lion’s Pride, #1) by Eve Langlais for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Next Always: Book One of the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by Nora Roberts for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom for $1.99.

Google Play Books has a selection of Limited-Time Deals priced at 99 cents and up.

(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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.