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: Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016?

daily_links_1Today, a story about the lock-down of Olympic hashtags. Also, Dropbox releases an Evernote alternative, 1Password is moving to subscription and Comcast says you should pay not to get tracked. In deals, a cute accent chair and deals on Fire Tablets and the Kobo Glo HD.

Daily Links for Thursday, August 4, 2016:

Dropbox launches Paper in open beta, releases Android and iOS apps (ZD Net)The app includes features that make it a alternative to Evernote, Google Docs and more.

1Password debuts $3/month consumer subscription plan (Computer World) I am a little unclear about the justification for the price. LastPass is $12 a year….

Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy (Ars Technica) Comcast says that “FCC rules shouldn’t determine whether customers make ‘good choices.’ ”

Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016? (BBC) This story has been making the rounds for the last few days on how the Olympic Committee is trying to stoop brands from so-called “ambush marketing.” Now, a Carpet Cleaner Sues For Its Right to Tweet About the Olympics (Gizmodo), so we will see where this goes.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford.

In Today’s DealsVivon Comfort Foam, Stylish Accent Furniture Chair, Swan, Red by Zinus. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Prudence (Custard Protocol Series #1) by Gail Carriger. The Romance Daily Find is Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore. The Extra Daily Deal is The Lazarus Moment A Delta Force Unleashed Thriller, Book #3 by J. Robert Kennedy.

Last day: Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

Google Books is having a Summer Travel 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.

Daily Links and Deals: Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide

daily_links_1Today, a look at how the digital divide is affecting the unemployed in Detroit. Also, stories on outsmarting malware, PayPal shutting down its app, Dropbox’s new access requirements and more. In deals, a refurbished pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Professionl Studio Headphones (these are fantastic!).

Daily Links for Thursday, May 26, 2016:

Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide (New York Times) Between the skills gap and lack of access to the internet, Detroit residents are hurting without access to the digital world.

How do you outsmart malware? (Techcrunch) Does predicting past malware work to prevent future ones or do we need an entirely different way to circumvent malware?

PayPal is shutting down its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps (The Verge) The PayPal app will be Android or iOS only as of June 30th.

Dropbox Wants More Access To Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out (Motherboard) This is worrisome. I am considering a Chromebox for my next desktop so Dropbox will be a must. But this kind of access?

US government is spending billions on old tech that barely works, says watchdog (ZD Net) This will make you feel so much better about still using that old laptop that runs Windows XP….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the modern classic The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver for $2.99.

In Today’s DealsAudio-Technica ATH-M50X Professional Studio Headphones (Black)(Certified Refurbished).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn Series #1) by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Keeper’s Reach by Carla Neggers for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Bones and Roses (The Cypress Bay Mysteries) by Eileen Goudge for 99 cents.  The Extra Daily Deal is Fatal Whispers – Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery (Book 2) by Sandra Nikolai for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick by Suzanne Somers for $1.99.

Google is running a Summer Kick-Off Sale promotion.

(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.