Daily Links and Deals: Do these Taylor Swift photos make my app look fat?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, October 5,  2016:

Apple adopts Windows 10 tactic to auto-download Sierra to Macs (Computer World) As if Windows doing it wasn’t bad enough….

Google’s Pixel phones aren’t water resistant, and that’s inexcusable (The Verge) Are we expecting too much from our tech? This story made me wonder. Just because its new, why does it also have to be waterproof? (The inexcusable word caught my eye.

Do these Taylor Swift photos make my app look fat? (Recode) If you have ever bemoaned the fact that an app gets bigger with every upgrade (Kindle app, I am looking at you), you may be able to relate to this.

Verizon workers can now be fired if they fix copper phone lines (Ars Technica) As someone who still has a landline because of the superior quality, I find this very disturbing.

The Amazon Echo won’t connect to BT broadband — and customers are outraged (Business Insider) UK Echo users are having an unexpected compatibility problem.

DESIGN BIAS: You Think Popup Ads Are Bad? They’re Even Worse for the Blind (Motherboard) For quite sometime, accessibility standards have been a goal for websites. We are still not there yet.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes all three books in Alan Russell’s Gideon and Sirius detective series including book one, Burning Man. I love this procedural series about a police detective and his canine partner. Warning: not a cozy doggy novel.

In Today’s Deals, a ROBO 3D R1 Plus 10x9x8-Inch ABS/PLA 3D Printer, White.

The Echo inow available in white. There is also an  All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. The Romance Daily Find is A Whisper of Desire: A Disgraced Lords Novel by Bronwen Evans.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Santangelos A Novel by Jackie Collins. The Extra Daily Deal is The Amber Stone (Clifton Sisters Book 2) by Dara Girard.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 out of stock until October 14, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz (101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare).

Google Books has a selection of Hot 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: Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Amazon’s rent-a-Buddhist-monk service causes controversy in Japan (Mashable) – I know Amazon sells everything, but… really?

Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices (Techcrunch) Alexa is coming to the Fire TV.

App Fatigue (Techcrunch) – Are there just too many apps?

Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption (ReCode) – How you access the internet is very dependent on your income level.

Kindle Update v5.7.2 Adds Open Dyslexic Font, New Home Page (Screenshots) (The Digital Reader) – Your Paperwhite and Voyage e-reader home screens are getting an update!

Deals of the Day:

On Amazon UK, The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living, by Russ Harris is  £.99 today.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes  Twin of Ice and Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux for $1.99 each and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Tough Love: Back to Buckhorn by Lori Foster for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu for $2.99.

Google has a selection of Limited Time Deals with prices starting at 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: New Library Thing IOS app and lifetime memberships

daily_links_1LibraryThing App! (LibraryThing) – There’s a new IOS app and free lifetime memberships! And, before you ask, no, there is no Android app yet.

Lawsuit Claims B&N Knew it Was Selling Defective USB Cables (The Digital Reader) – I personally got a defective cable, so this is really no surprise….

Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide (NYT) – Interesting post. This highlights one of the most frustrating areas of the digital life.

How to rename your Kindles and edit their email addresses to make document sending easier (Teleread) – Helpful info, especially if you have multiple devices.

Three day sale on select Kindle models – $20 off on Kindles, Paperwhites and Kindle for Kids bundles. The prices are good until October 21, 2015.

My Kindle find today: Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton for only 99 cents. The manuscript for this pirate novel was found in the authors papers and published posthumously.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Over 2300 MS-DOS games Free

bustamoveToday, there are several must-read stories from Ars Technica:

NYT editor says NYT Now mobile app has not proved a success, but NYT Cooking app is a winner (Talking New Media)

FCC Launches Consumer Complaint Help Site: Says filing complaints contributes to consumer protection (Broadcasting Cable)

Moon+ Reader Pro sporting new Material Design (Teleread)

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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 links of interest on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

HBO Go now available for the Fire TV

hboAmazon announced today that the HBO Go app is now available for the Fire TV. The app is said to be completely compatible with the Fire TV’s voice search feature. The app will be coming to the Fire TV Stick this spring.

To celebrate, the Fire TV will be on sale until December 28, 2014. The free HBO Go app is available at the Amazon App store.

Please note that in order for the HBO GO app to work, your must subscribe to the service through your cable or satellite provider. Your provider must also provide you mobile access to the app. To see if your provider is listed, check here.

HBO has announced plans to release a streaming app for non-cable subscribers in 2015.

 

Daily Links: French Language Ebook store launches in US

numilogFrom the Digital Reader, Numilog launches French Language E-bookstore.

Free download of all of the Publishers Weekly starred reviews of 2014, from Publishers Weekly

From Android Central, The top Android accessory and app deals for Black Friday, 2014

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.