Daily Links and Deals: Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library

daily_links_1Today, a look at what archivists have to do to work with materials in no longer used formats. Also, a look at what HTML5 and cloud-based apps mean for computing, the popularity of crime fiction in the UK and survey results on how Canadians spend their leisure time. In deals, savings on Kingston and HyperX computer products. Also, the INSANITY workout DVD set and other Beachbody DVDs.

Daily Links for Tuesday, June 8, 2016:

Ericsson survey finds one-fourth of wearable users are dissatisfied with their device (PC World) That is a large percentage of users, isn’t it?

Is HTML5 the new Windows? (Techcrunch) This is an interesting perspective on not only the parallels with the beginning of windows, but an acknowledgement of how important cloud accessibility is to our digital lives.

Crime Pays in the UK: Could It Have to do With the Setting? (Publishing Perspectives) Roomance rules in the US, but in the UK, it’s murder.

Are Canadians spending their leisure time reading? (Booknet Canada) Interesting number crunching about what Canadian leisure time activities. What are they reading?

Digital forensics: from the crime lab to the library (Nature) As formats continue to change, archivists need to work with collections in obsolete formats. As more and more of our life goes in a file and online, this is an issue for the future.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Moonlight in Odessa: A Novel by Janet Skeslien Charles for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, there’s savings on select Kingston and HyperX computer products: gaming headsets, flash drives, memory, SSD drives, microSDs and more. Also, a sale (50% off) on the INSANITY Base Kit – DVD Workout set.

You can still get $50 off the Fire HD 10 tablet. The 16GB version is only $179.99. It is also available in both 32GB and 64GB models, all for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a choice of three books from Graham Masterton for $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins Series #3) by H. P. Mallory for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Defiant Surrender by Tamara Gill for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees

daily_links_1Today, stories on free MLB TV, “Nutrition labels”  for  broadband users, accessibility issues and barriers, and more. Today’s deals include a killer price for a vacuum cleaner, great deals on Kindles and Fire tablets and TVs. And there are some special Kindle deals for Prime members!

Daily Links for Monday, April 4, 2016:

How to get a free year of MLB TV premium if you’re a T-mobile customer – A $109.99 value (9 to 5 Google) This offer is good between April 3rd and 10th. Be sure to follow the signup instructions. And, its part of the Binge On program!

Kindle Voyage Getting the Cold Shoulder in Canada (The eBook Reader) This is a very pricey ereader….

FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees (Ars Technica) I think this sort of transparency would be a very good thing! Taxes and fees greatly increase the sticker costs of phone, internet and other services.

Happy Anniversary to the World’s First Cell-Phone Call (Motherboard) This was from yesterday, but a great blast from the past.

GAO Report: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Needs to Work on Access and Modernizing Technology (Infodocket) This report calls out not not only the accessibility issues, but the barriers to getting certified to use those service.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals,  a $39.99 vacuum, lots of Kindle and Fire deals, including the 4K Ultra HD Fire TV and more.

Are you a Prime member? Amazon is offering $30 off the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite and the Kindle Voyage if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. (The discount is applied at checkout.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Warrior Vampire (Last True Vampire Series #2) by Kate Baxter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is  The Harrow Series: Three Novels – Boxed Set of Nightmare House/Mischief/The Infinite by Douglas Clegg for $2.99.

Kobo is also offering Select Romantic Times winners & nominees on sale for a limited time only.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death Before Decaf – A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig for $2.99.

(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, 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.

March 4-10, 2012 is Read an E-Book Week

March 4th through the 10th is Read an E-Book week! The yearly event is designed to promote and educate the public about e-books. You can learn more at the event’s official website. The site talks about the event’s history and gives updates on trends, contests and e-book news.

New this year, Canada has designated March as Read an E-Book Month.Not, if we could only get the US to go along…. But, for those of us who love ereading, this is a great excuse to celebrate and promote e-books all month long! Check back for more news….