Daily Links and Deals: Just how digital are you?

daily_links_1Today.a look at a survey that looks at global digital use, not just in terms of how much tech a country has, but in terms of how they can use it to improve their digital lives. Also, A look at how iPhone users use Siri, the history of the icon software program Print Shop, and a new e-museum coming online from Washington, DC. In deals, an auto vacuum and $50 off the Fire HD 10.

Daily Links for Tuesday, June 7, 2016:

Study: Most iPhone owners are too embarrassed to use Siri in public (The Next Web) Ulike us Android folks, LOL. And my husband has gotten used to me holding up my finger as a pause sign while I ask Alexa and the Amazon Echo a question.

Inbox by Gmail adds rich text formatting on the web (9 to 5 Google) The apps have had this for a while but it is finally on the web version!

The Print Shop: Why the Dot-Matrix Printer Icon Faded From View (Motherboard)  Very cool history of the Print Shop, For its time, the program was really revolutionary.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Launches New “eMuseum” (DC.gov) A lot of DC local artists and public art works are on display in this e-collection.

Just how digital are you? (The Next Web) Where does your country stand in offering you the opportunity to use technology to improve your life?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Flowertown by S.G. Redling for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, the Black & Decker PAV1200W 12-Volt Cyclonic-Action Automotive Pivoting-Nose Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (I bought one of these).

Amazon is featuring some pre-owned Kindle e-readers and used Fire Tablets in its Today’s Deals section. Please check descriptions carefully and note that these are NOT refurbished, but simply used Kindles without a warranty. Buyer beware.

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 When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hidden Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel by Carla Swafford for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Callaways Boxed Set – Books 1-3 by Barbara Freethy for $3.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman 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 – The Internet Really Has Changed Everything: Here’s the Proof

daily_links_1Today, a case study in how the internet has changed our lives, an opinion piece on whether the e-reader is about to make a comeback and news about how a deal with DC Comics means more digital availability. In deals, you can find watches, anime DVDs and a deal on an Anker portable charger.

Daily Links for Wednesday, April 20, 2016:

5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages (PC World) Tips to help you get a lot more out of your inbox.

9 settings every new iPhone owner should change (CNET) These tweaks will improve the performance and battery life of your phone.

The Internet Really Has Changed Everything: Here’s the Proof (Backchannel) This is a long, fascinating introspective read. A journalist reflects on how technology has changed things his tiny, rural hometown.

Is the e-book reader about to stage a comeback? (The Bookseller) Interesting opinion piece on whether e-readers are really in their death throes.

DC COMICS Reaches New Deal For eBook Distribution Worldwide (Newsarama) There are a lot of comics coming! Overdrive also announces the comics are now available for libraries to purchase.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals,   we have men’s and women’s Stuhrling Original watches.  Anime lovers, you can also get up to 61% off “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” and “Steins Gate: The Complete Series” DVD sets and an Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, and deals on pre-owned Fire tablets. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Fiesta of Smoke by Suzan Still for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Bradens (Books 1-3 Boxed Sets) by Melissa Foster for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy, Book #1) by Nora Roberts for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Exiles in the Garden by Ward Just 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: Honoring my daughter’s ‘last’ request in the age of digital media

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, February 26, 2016:

Just Announced: The Rosa Parks Collection Digitized and Now Available Online (Infodocket) – The Library of Congress collection showcases 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs from this collection honoring the Civil Rights pioneer.

Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay copyright lobbyists (Ars Technica) – I think I have no nice words to say here….

Microsoft’s plan to port Android apps to Windows is dead (The Verge) – Project Astoria is officially dead.

Adblock Plus opens up about how ‘acceptable ads’ work (The Guardian)  – And just exactly how is any of this in the reader’s interest. Sounds anything but….

Honoring my daughter’s ‘last’ request in the age of digital media (Washington Post) – Incredibly poignant piece on the role of digital in our lives

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks by Tracey Goessel for $2.99.

As part of Today’s Deals, Amazon is featuring a sale on Kindle Accessories at 30% off. Items include covers, chargers and device cables. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is your choice of three classic works from  Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones) for just $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is The Letters (Inn at Eagle Hill Series #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd for $2.99.

The Kobo store is also having a 30% Off Sale through February 29 is you use coupon code 30FEB .

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage  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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.