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: Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 17,  2016:

8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks (PC World) Interesting hacks, although many of them don’t work on phones with older versions of Android.

The FCC Just Caved in to Republican Demands That It Halt Work on Major Issues (Motherboard) This is not good news for net neutrality and breaking the cable company set-top box stranglehold.

Should you buy a new TV online or in the store? (CNET) You can find good deals in both places, but there are some important differences.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms now let you create custom templates (Techcrunch) Great news for those who use the G-Tools for business.

Leonard Cohen archives live on at U of T library (The Star) For years, Cohen had been donating his papers to he Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.  Much of the collection is already on display.

Protecting Your Digital Life in 7 Easy Steps (New York Times) Here are some basic steps everyone can use to protect their privacy.

Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App (Digital Book World) Improved search and the ability to place a hold on to-be-released books are just a few new features.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

In Today’s Deals, a Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook – features Celeron 3855U, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chrome.

Starting Friday, November 18 at 12:00am ET and concluding at 11:59pm PT, Amazon Prime will be available for just $79.

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a tasty collection featuring 30 books from well-known chefs. Prices range from $1.99 to $3.99.  The Romance Daily Find is To Whisper Her Name (Belle Meade Plantation Series #1) by Tamera Alexander.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Redeployment by Phil Klay. The Extra Daily Deal is Nobody’s Child (A Georgia Davis PI Thriller) by Libby Fischer Hellmann.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Crush Saga Box Set by Chrissy Peebles.

Google Books has a selection of Big 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: Poor Americans will get $9 a month to buy broadband or mobile data

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, March 8, 2016:

The New York Times begins blocking a ‘small amount’ of ad block users (Digiday) – Here we go. Again. Will you turn off your ad blocker?

Poor Americans will get $9 a month to buy broadband or mobile data (Ars Technica) – Nine dollars a month? Talk about a digital divide compared to what most households have to spend!

Google Docs just made it a lot easier to view your documents on most e-readers (The Next Web) – This is going to be very handy for a lot of people.

From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech? (CNET) – Think about this for International Women’s Day.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Knickerbocker Classics) for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon offers up to 60% off on select Logitech PC gaming and computer accessories. There is also a HomeSpot NFC-Enabled Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Sound System  that turns a add bluetooth to a stereo for $11.49. You can also get the  $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids Bundle. You can also stll save $30 on the Fire HD 6 – it’s priced at $69.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Macaron Murder (A Patisserie Mystery with Recipes, #1) by Harper Lin for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is From the Start (Walker Family Book #1) by Melissa Tagg for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Fallout by Gwenda Bond Lois Lane (Book #1) for $1.99. And yes, this is a modern, YA retelling of the Superman story!

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Betrayal and Murder by Ann Rule for $3.99.

(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.