Daily Links and Deals: Google Docs adds a quick citation button just in time for finals season

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, December 6,  2016:

Google Docs adds a quick citation button just in time for finals season (The Verge) This quick citation update starts today.

Apple’s Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK (Gizmodo) Apple now has figured out why those iPhones were randomly shutting down.

New Windows 10 Mobile Preview Puts E-books on Edge Browser (eWeek) Read epubs in your browser(I missed this story the other day)

Dropbox now lets paid users download folders for offline use (The Next Web) Dropbox is a great tool, except when you don’t have internet access. This new feature could be a big help.

TiVo tests a cloud DVR (Techcrunch) All the streaming services are talking about this. Cloud DVR seems seems to be a new buzzword.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals features  up to 80% off Kindle cookbooks, including The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

In Today’s Deals, up to 30% off select PC components and accessories.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is One Night in Sixes by Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson. The Romance Daily Find is Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, Kate Meader.

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 The Bone Season A Novel by Samantha Shannon. The Extra Daily Deal is It’s All Easy Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow.

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 includes Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: Study crazily suggests 70% of Android users want pre-installed apps

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, November 21,  2016:

Study crazily suggests 70% of Android users want pre-installed apps (The Next Web) Seriously? Who did this study? This is living proof that you can word a survey to get exactly the response you want….

Two different takes on the same story: Yes, Apple is limiting some iPhone 7 download speeds. But you probably won’t notice. (Recode) and  Apple reportedly limits Verizon iPhone 7 modem speed to match AT&T model (Ars Technica).

Deleting the Facebook App Could Save Up to 20 Percent of Your Android’s Battery Life (Gizmodo) This is not at all surprising. My battery life plummeted when I installed the app.

RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule (PC World) Time Capsule too? Wow.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

In Today’s DealsSkywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop.

Black Friday Deals Week is starting! If you are looking for an e-reader deal, you can get a basic Kindle for $50 ($30 off), a Kindle Paperwhite for $100 ($20 off) and a Kindle Voyage.for $170 ($30 off).

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 Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi.  The Romance Daily Find is The Bridge to a Better Life: Dare Valley by Ava Miles.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. The Extra Daily Deal is The President’s Vampire (A Nathaniel Cade Novel Book 2) by Christopher Farnsworth.

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 Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: Build 14971 offers a better way to read PDFs, e-books

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, November 18,  2016:

Google+ Sign-In method for third-party apps and services finally being replaced (9 to 5 Google) It’s more than just a different logo….

Apple Acknowledges iPhone ‘Touch Disease,’ Wants You to Pay $149 to Fix It (Motherboard) A charge is ridiculous after all the reports of the problem.At some point, there needs to be a fix for companies not coming clean about defects.

Amazon Alexa to send hands-free text messages for AT&T customers (ZD Net) I want this! Your move, T-Mobile.

Dog Parker is a high-tech parking spot… for your dog (The Next Web) I love how technology is making being a pet parent easier. My dog wants to know if it dispenses treats.

Build 14971 offers a better way to read PDFs, e-books, Paint 3D Preview, & more (The Windows Club News) Soon, you’ll be able to read DRM-free epub files in your Edge browser. Not sure that that’s exactly a better way, but…

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes burners by Bob Mayer, Deb Cavanaugh.

In Today’s Deals, a Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum.

Today onlyAmazon 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 Just Life: A Novel by Neil Abramson. The Romance Daily Find is The Emperor’s Arrow by Lauren D.M. Smith.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Just Life: A Novel by Neil Abramson.  The Extra Daily Deal is The Orphan Mother A Novel by Robert Hicks.

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 Gone with the Mind by Mark Leyner.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers

daily_links_1Today, an article that expresses the view that using an ad blocker is like using sunblock–it’s an act of self protection. Also, an app that will cancel subscriptions for you, a look a online streaming(again), upcoming changes to the Apple ecosystem and more. In deals, a 55 inch OLED TV by LG.

Daily Links for day, August 29, 2016:

It’s People vs. Advertising, not Publishers vs. Adblockers (Project VRM) Publishers are missing the point, People do not want to be targeted and stalked across websites. This is a privacy issue.

These Apps Can Help You Finally Cancel That Subscription You Keep Forgetting (Motherboard) Let’s be honest: we’ve probably all done this at one time or another.

On-demand music streaming has won (Recode) Labels may complain in public about streaming, but others says that they are making more than enough money to make up for the losses.

Don’t buy anything Apple-related right now (everything is changing) (The Next Web) Apples upcoming change to USB-C may change everything. September and the actual announcements are just around the corner.

Library of Congress might become a piracy hub, RIAA says (Torrent Freak) If the proposed change proceeds, “the RIAA urges it to consult the record labels to make sure that state of the art technological protection measures are deployed to secure their work.” So the RIAA want the government to consult them first? Can you say entitlement?

9 Stages Of Being Obsessed With A Romance Novel Series (Bustle) LOL! This is so true (and also happens with mysteries, sci-fi series, etc.).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi.

In Today’s Deals, a LG Electronics 55-Inch 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV.   Also, you can get a the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Thin Black Line: A Mike Walton Thriller by Simon Gervais. The Romance Daily Find is Her Lucky Cowboy (Montana Men Series #3) by Jennifer Ryan.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sam Prichard Series – Books 1-4 by David Archer.  The Extra Daily Deal is Sight Unseen (Kendra Michaels Book 2) by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a  selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Kill Order by James Dashner.

Google Books has a selection of Best Beach Read Bets.

(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 Unacknowledged Obstacle of Literary Sleepiness

daily_links_1Today, a writer looks at the problem of sleepiness when reading. Also a new update will make the Prisma photo app faster to use, the touch problem with the Apple iPhone 6 models, and why Comcast’s $70 gigabit deal is so hard to sign up for. In deals, a VOIP phone system by Ooma.

Daily Links for day, August 24, 2016:

The Unacknowledged Obstacle of Literary Sleepiness (Read it Forward) Interesting thought piece on reading: why we make excuses for not doing it, especially the problem of staying awake long enough to actually get reading done.

Prisma adds offline image processing to iOS app (The Verge) The only thing I disliked about Prisma was the way processing would stall if the cloud was busy. This will be a welcome change.

Apple still isn’t acknowledging its growing ‘touch disease’ problem (The Next Web) It seems that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users have a problem with their devices and Apple’s not helping.

Comcast’s $70 gigabit deal is shockingly difficult to sign up for (Ars Technica) You can get a better deal from Comcast in cities where it completes with Google Fiber. But what do you do when customer services says they know nothing about the offer?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley. Also, you can also still get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

In Today’s Deals, an Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service with HD2 Handset.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Girl in the Ice by Lotte Hammer, Søren Hammer.  The Romance Daily Find is Illusions of Love: A Novel by Cynthia Freeman.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is This Calder Sky by Janet Dailey. The Extra Daily Deal is The Sweet Taste of Sin (The Fontaines Book 1) by Ember Casey.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a  selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes In the Land of Second Chances by George Shaffner.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: Is the Term ‘Mobile First’ Becoming Outmoded?

daily_links_1Today we have stories on  iPhones, Chromecast, Mac Books, and telescopes. There are also stories about the current mobile first philosophy and a look at how our TV sets are being reinvented. And in the deals department,  you can get The Host by Stephanie Meyer for $3.99

Daily Links for day, March 20, 2016:

Everything Apple announced at today’s iPhone SE event (Quartz) All the news about the baby iPhone new iPhone, ipads and other news from the Apple event.

The Joy of Owning an Eight-Year-Old MacBook (Gizmodo) With all the fuss over all the new Apple tech, I found this amusing.

Eye to the sky: Austin Public Library now offers a pair of telescopes for checking out the night skies (Austin Daily Herald) Big +1 for this library. Great tool for learning!

Google rebrands its Chromecast app to Google Cast to reflect expansion to more devices, including speakers (Techcrunch) It’s not just for the Chromecast anymore. And, Vizio is making TVs and soundbars that work with it. And in the Deals department: Star Trek novels!

Is the Term ‘Mobile First’ Becoming Outmoded? (ReCode)Is it really mobile first or do we need to optimize for all platforms?

REMOTE, CONTROLLED: How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV (The Verge) Having had a ROKU box go belly up because of a wifi remote problem, I am not sure about this one…

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Coup de Foudre by Ken Kalfus for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is Dragon Fall (Dragon Fall Series #1) by Katie MacAlister for $1.99.

Barnes and Noble is promoting James Patterson’s new BOOKSHOTS series, all-new, original stories that feature a “cinematic storytelling experience” in 150 pages. The stories include favorite characters  like Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club.  They are available for pre-order now.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving for $1.99.

In other deals, continuing through March 28, Kobo is still featuring bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Host by Stephanie Meyer for $3.99. An adult sci-fi novel by the author of Twilight. This is one of my personal favorites. ♥  Amazon , Kobo and Barnes and Noble have this one too!

Google has a selection of Limited Time deals starting at 99 cents. Lots of Star Trek novels in this lot, if you are interested. 🙂

(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: Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, March 7, 2016:

Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update (The Ebook Reader) –  Yes, the new update is that bad….

Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order – 13″ Screen, Android, 585 Euros (The Digital Reader)

Welcome to Canada, American techies! And, yes, we love e-books (Teleread) – Hysterically funny piece of facts we should know before we say “If ___ wins, I am moving to Canada.”

Scottish chapbooks now online! (National Library of Scotland) – These are absolutely delightful, especially the ones for children!

Apple users, beware: First live ransomware targeting Macs found ‘in the wild’ (CNET) –  Time to get rid of the idea that MAC users are safer from this stuff than PC users.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes four books in the Dominic Grey series for $1.99 each.

As part of Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering a Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control – Black (915-000201) for $179.99. One of these smart remotes is on my tech wish list so I can replace the 5 remotes sitting on the coffee table, LOL!

And, Amazon is still offering $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids Bundle. You can also save $30 on the Fire HD 6 – it’s only $69.99. I own 2 of these and love them –  my review is  here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hard to Come By (Hard Ink Series #3) by Laura Kaye for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Full Throttle: Six Thrillers by Robert Swartwood for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Big Kitty by Clare Donally for $1.99.

(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.