Daily Links and Deals: Digital libraries won’t make regular ones obsolete

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 3,  2016:

This Chrome extension saves you from default email app horror (The Next Web) Applemail users, this Chrome extension is for you. No more mailto: issues.

Digital libraries won’t make regular ones obsolete (Geektime) How physical and digital books can co-exist in library space.

Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch (Techcrunch) I manage several business related accounts and being able to switch identities like this would make the job a lot easier.

There’s now one less excuse not to use a password manager (The Verge) LastPass is now free across multiple devices.

OverDrive to Donate Popular Ebooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools (Digital Book World) Overdrive partners with several publisher to donate books for Title-1 programs.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Moonstruck Madness (Dominick Trilogy Book 1) by Laurie McBain.

In Today’s Deals, 60% off luggage and travel gear.

It is also the last day for $20 off select Kindles.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris. The Romance Daily Find is The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans, Rachel Hauck.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris.The Extra Daily Deal is From Longbourn to Pemberley, The First Year A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Elizabeth Ann West.

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.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Is a Book by Demetri Martin.

Google Books has a selection of humor books on 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.

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Daily Links and Deals: Amazon is cracking down on biased customer reviews

daily_links_1Today, Amazon is nixing reviews for free products except through its Vine program. In other stories, Hulu drops its subscription price, an adorable robotic dog, an extension to turn off those auto-playing videos and more. In deals, savings on Halloween costumes, a sewing machine, Angry Birds: The Movie and more.

Daily Links for Tuesday, October 4,  2016:

Amazon is cracking down on biased customer reviews (The Verge) No more reviews in exchange for free stuff. This rule does not apply to books.

Hulu drops subscription price to $6 per month… sort of (Lilputing) This is a good deal if you don’t mind the commercials. But I have to tell you, I use the commercial free option and think it is worth every penny.

Hasbro expands robotic pet line with darling golden retriever (Digital Journal) What a great idea! A lot of seniors want a pet but can’t care for them.

This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them (PC World) I don’t know about you, but I loathe auto-playing videos….

Yahoo reportedly gave US government access to all users’ emails (Engadget) As if the massive data breach was not enough, let’s create a tool so the government can browse private emails at its leisure.

Meerkat Reawakens as ‘Houseparty’, a Multi-Participant Live-Stream App (Social Media Today) Just yesterday, Meerkat was over. Now, it’s reborn with a new name.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson.

In Today’s Deals, 50% off Halloween costumes, a SINGER Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine, Angry Birds: The Movie, and Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X9 software.

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 Insistence of Vision: Stories by David Brin (science fiction). The Romance Daily Find is Seeing Stars (The Celebrity Series, #1) by J. Sterling.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Until Friday Night (Field Party Book 1) by Abbi Glines. The Extra Daily Deal is How To Be a Good Wife
A Novel by Emma Chapman.

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 Green Earth by Kim Stanley Robinson. (This is the climate change themed trilogy updated and abridged into a single novel.)

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: How to tell an explosive Galaxy Note 7 from a non-explosive one

daily_links_1Those exploding Samsung Note 7 phones have featured prominently in the news. Now, Samsung has devised a system so you know if the one you are buying is safe. In the meantime, the FAA want you to leave them turned off when on a plane. Also more news on the iPhone headphone jack issue, how Google Chrome intends to push websites to HTTPS and a critical update for WordPress users. In deals, and inflatable hammock lounger.

Daily Links for Friday, September 9, 2016:

Listen to wired headphones while charging your iPhone 7? It’s going to cost you (ZD Net) As Apple attempts to move the world to wireless audio, many will make due with the wired headphones they have on hand. You can charge and enjoy music if you purchase the right accessory.

Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure (PC World) Given the fact that web host charge extra for a HTTPS connection, a lot of people are going to be unhappy with this.

How to tell an explosive Galaxy Note 7 from a non-explosive one (Ars Technica) A new labeling system and plans for an IMEI database site will help customers navigate the NOte 7 issue.

The FAA is urging flyers not to turn on or charge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 on planes (Recode) They also don’t want you to check it in your baggage.

WordPress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes (ZD Net) The update fixes two critical errors, a cross-site scripting flaw and path traversal vulnerability.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 6) by Jacqueline Winspear.

In Today’s Deals, the Twisted Root Design Inflatable Hammock. (The reviews are really bad and very amusing!)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is All In by Simona Ahrnstedt. The Romance Daily Find is Didn’t I Warn You by Amber Bardan.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is All I Want (An Animal Magnetism Novel Book 7) by Jill Shalvis. The Extra Daily Deal is Hitched (Imperfect Love Book 3) by Kendall Ryan.

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.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati.

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: Genius Web Annotator vs. One Young Woman With a Blog

daily_links_1Today’s stories include a change to Google photos, questions on the future of librarian careers in the UK, a conversation about web annotation and  more. Today’s deals include $2 ebooks and savings on APC products and pre-owned Fire Tablets.

Daily Links for Tuesday, March 29, 2016:

Google Photos no longer creates copy of edited images, replaces original picture on device and cloud (9 to 5 Google) Since I have to go back and re-edit images all the time, I don’t like the idea of this. You?

Facebook’s erroneous “safety check” accidentally became a breaking news alert (Quartz) And the minute Facebook realizes this, everyone is doomed. PS: It may have already happened….

Libraries: The decline of a profession? (BBC) With library closures and jobs disappearing, this is a rough time to be a librarian in the UK.

Genius Web Annotator vs. One Young Woman With a Blog (The Observer) Thought-provoking article about web annotation and how it fits into the larger conversation about what constitutes good manners and adult conversation on the internet.

AnkerBox launches charging-as-a-service (Techcrunch) I think this idea is brilliant!

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away (CNET) I am going to print this out to use as a cheat sheet.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes books 1-4 of the Tucker Series for $1.99 each. There are just a couple of days left in Amazon’s Monthly 50 Kindle Books for $2 each deals.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering discounts on select APC products, including UPCs, surge strips, power packs and more. There are also deals on PNY flash drives and a selection of pre-owned Fire tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy Series #1) by Rae Carson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is From Scratch by Rachel Goodman for $1.99.

Barnes and Noble is still running several promotions” First, you can take 50% or more off teen bestseller Nook books. They are also running a special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 25% off all Nook Accessories.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Master (The Game Maker Series) by Kresley Cole for $1.99.

Kobo also has a Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion going on.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman 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: Why is the wildly popular email privacy act still stuck in congress?

daily_links_1Why is the wildly popular email privacy act still stuck in congress? (NextGOV) – This boggles the mind. Everybody wants this, so what is the problem?

Google’s Chromebooks make up half of US classroom devices (CNBC) – Seeing these numbers in just a few short years is pretty impressive!

Reporters from digital/niche outlets are replacing daily newspaper reporters in Washington (Nieman) – This says so much about the changing face of the news industry.

Oldweb.today lets you revisit how painfully slow and ugly the Web used to be (The Next Web) – Remember these days? Can you name the baud rate on your first computer modem?

If the FCC Loses in Court Today, It Could Be the End of Net Neutrality (Vice) – This is an important case for the future of the Net…

Sadly, today the music industry is mourning the loss of Scott Weiland, iconic front man for Stone Temple Pilots. The publisher has put Not Dead & Not for Sale: A Memoir on sale for $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes. (Sorry, Kobo shoppers, it is $11.99 there).

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: Why Twitter is Dying

daily_links_1A few links worthy of sharing:

Why Twitter is Dying and What You Can Learn From It (Medium) – Thought-provoking piece about online abuse and its effects.

Appeals Court Rules That Google Book Scanning is Fair Use (Ars Technica) – This case filed by the Authors’ Guild may finally be running out of steam….

Chrome dumps “OK Google” eavesdropping extension because nobody actually uses it (Ars Technica) – The “always on” extension is removed from laptops and desktops.

Here’s Warner/Chappell’s Plan to Save the “Happy Birthday” Copyright (Hollywood Reporter) – With so much money on the table, this story seems determined not to go away anytime soon.

Kindle Daily Deals (Amazon) – Nine books for $2.99 or less that include several of Robert Goldsborough’s re-boot of the Nero Wolfe Mysteries.

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: Using Solar Power for e-readers

daily linksDigital Life:

Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France (Publishing Perspectives)

Grab these discounted apps now for just 10 cents in the Google Play Store [updated] (Android Central)

Ultraportable Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard cavorts with iOS, Android, Windows gear (hands-on) (CNET)

Chrome OS now Lets You Lock Stolen Chrome Devices (Google Chromecast)

Five Best Audiobook Services (LifeHacker)

Clean Reader Offers a Profanity-Free Reading Experience (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Broadband and Telephone:

AT&T is the First US Carrier to Offer the LG Watch Urbane. (Gear Diary)

Google talks about offering its own cellular service (Ars Technica)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

How to Upload eBooks and Documents to Your Kindle Account  (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

In an Emergency, Use Siri to Call Poison Control! (Gear Diary)

Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal include romance, history, science fiction and kids titles. The basic Kindle is still on sale for just $59.

The NOOK Find of the Day is Laura Kaye’s Hard to Come By (Hard Ink Series #3) for 99 cents.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Last Chants (A Willa Jansson Mystery #5) by Lia Matera for 99 cents.

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.