Daily Links and Deals: 5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone for Christmas

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, December 13,  2016:

Amazon Alexa, HCCP Collaborate on Daily Devotionals (Publishers Weekly) Harper Christian Publishing now has an Alexa skill for daily inspirational audio clips.

Apple’s release of the Airpods isn’t going very well (Quartz) What’s the hang up? Technical glitches? Supply issues? These sold out in minutes and won’t be back until mid-January.

BBC & ITV to launch BritBox streaming video service in US in 2017 (Liliputing) Oh, dear. With my British TV addiction, I am never going to get anything done…..

6 ways to bring your Wi-Fi signal into 2017 (The Next Web) Good tips for getting the most out of your Wi-Fi.

This tech generates realistic avatars from a single selfie (The Verge) Whoa! This is pretty amazing!

5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone for Christmas (CNN) Really good article about what to think about before you give your kids a cell phone.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Oreo (New Directions Paperbook) by Fran Ross.

In Today’s DealsBÖHM Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is having a NOOK Bundles Sale: Choose from over 100 eBook bundles—fiction favorites, swoon-worthy romance, epic fantasy & more—starting at $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase.

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 Cold In The Shadows (Cold Justice Book 5) by Toni Anderson.  The Extra Daily Deal is Sister: A Novel
by Rosamund Lupton.

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 The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours for 99 cents.

(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: The Upside of Fewer People Asking Librarians for Help

daily_links_1Today, a look at what librarians are doing with their time in the age of Google. Also, Samsung is making the Galaxy Note 7 recall official, Pac-Man is still pretty cool and what the AirPods will do for the future of A.I. In deals, a iRobot Roomba and a deal on a basic Kindle two pack.

Daily Links for Monday, September 12, 2016:

The Upside of Fewer People Asking Librarians for Help (Take Part) People using Google to look up things they used to ask librarians. They are doing some amazing things with that “free” time.

Official recall for exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones coming, Samsung and US confirm (PC World) So far, the recall has been voluntary, but that’s about to change.

Pac-Man Is Still Cool (Motherboard) There’s a new Pac-Man in town and he makes us remember why we loved the game in the first place.

When A.I. whispers in your ear all day (Computer World) Is this what Apple’s new AirPods mean for the future?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Pet Friendly by Sue Pethick.

In Today’s Deals, a iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuuming Robot – Robotic Vacuum. Amazon is also featuring a limited-time special for the basic model Kindles. Buy two and use a coupon code “TWOPACK40” at checkout.and get $40 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. The Romance Daily Find is Tied Score by Elia Winters.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is the Grayson Brothers Series Boxed Set by Wendy Lindstrom for 99 cents. The Extra Daily Deal is Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura Oneand the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Dear Husband: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates.

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.