Daily Links and Deals: On The Reading Habits Of Notorious Criminals

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, December 8,  2016:

Windows XP: Why hospitals are still using Microsoft’s antique operating system (ZD Net) Be afraid: Nine of out ten hospital trusts say they still have PCs running the 15-year-old software.

Hulu launches user profiles, each with their own recommendations, Watchlist and history (Tech Crunch) It is about time! And, yes, there are kids’ profiles and an online dashboard.

AT&T customers get $88 million in credits and refunds for illegal charges (Ars Technica) A T & T is finally paying out on a 2014 cramming settlement.

On The Reading Habits Of Notorious Criminals (Lit Hub) If we are what we read, this is kind of fascinating.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

In Today’s DealsAnker charging products.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith. The Romance Daily Find is Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake.

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 Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake. The Extra Daily Deal is The Harvest Moon (Standard Edition) by David Neth.

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 People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

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.

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Daily Links and Deals: The (updated) history of Android

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, November 2,  2016:

Apple is reportedly making Apple Music a little cheaper (The Next Web) There’s been some speculation that Amazon’s Music Unlimited pricing was going to drive streaming prices downward. Is this what we are seeing here? (And just for the record, pundits were betting that Apple wouldn’t play this game.)

Cord Cutters Are Finding Ways to Cope With Comcast’s Data Caps (Motherboard) Cord-cutting equals using more bandwidth. Data caps are a challenge – and it’s only going to get worse.

More websites were viewed on mobile devices and tablets than desktops for the first time ever this month (Quartz) We’ve officially tipped over into the mobile world….

How skinny will Hulu’s new bundle be? (Recode) Cord-cutters and cord-cutter hopefuls are waiting to hear about the lineup.

The (updated) history of Android (Ars Technica) Follow the endless iterations from Android 0.5 to Android 7 and beyond

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112) by Stephen King.

In Today’s Deals, save up to up to 40% off Philips Wake-Up Lights.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March. The Romance Daily Find is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Extra Daily Deal is Triple Play: A Boxed Set of Hot Baseball Romances by Mindy Klasky.

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 currently out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss.

Google Books has a selection of Big Book Deals (books start at 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 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: What are phone jammers trying to tell us?

daily_links_1Today, a story that makes us think about our obsessive use of cell phones and why people feel entitled to jam their signals. Also, articles on the stories newspapers publish, using Google maps offline, upcoming changes to Hulu and how your memory may jeopardize your security. In deals, a monochrome laser printer and a deal on an electric shaver (graduation gift time!).

Daily Links for Monday, May 30, 2016:

How to Use Google Maps Without An Internet Connection (Time) I wish I had known about this tip last weekend when I was tooling around an unfamiliar city.

How Many Stories Do Newspapers Publish Per Day? (The Atlantic) All of these are vying for your attention. Maybe this is why we can’t keep up!

Hulu may lose most of its anime catalog come June (update) (Engadget) For years, Hulu has been the go to  service for Anime. This change will be a big change to the landscape.

What are phone jammers trying to tell us? (ComputerWorld) I found this a somewhat provocative piece. How far would you go for some peace and quiet?

Why relying on your memory could compromise your security (The Next Web) Do we overestimate our memories in this department? Or is the sheer volume of passwords and their necessary complexity just too overwhelming?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the first five books in the Stacy Justice mysteries for $1.99 each.

In Today’s Deals, the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8950/90 and a Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find offers a collection of books honoring men at war for Memorial Day. The Romance Daily Find is Ever After by Odessa Gillespie Black for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Midsummer Suspense Tales – Volume I Box Set by Asha King for $3.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes War by Sebastian Junger 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: Why President Lincoln Put the Civil War on Hold to Extend Copyright Protection to Photographs

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, February 15, 2016:

Why President Lincoln Put the Civil War on Hold to Extend Copyright Protection to Photographs (Trademark and Copyright) -Photography during the Civil War played a important role. A fascinating story about the time and photographs got copyright protection.

Hulu Comes To Windows 10 (Techcrunch)  – Finally! And, hey, it uses voice search too!

How I cleared my mind and became less stressed: deleting all my apps (The Next Web) – Do we need to de-stress our digital lives too?

7 Android tools that can help your personal security (Computer World) –  Android phones have a number of  tools that can keep your phone secure.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Werenight (Gerin the Fox Book 1) by Harry Turtledove for $1.99.

As part of Today’s Deal, Amazon is also offering up to 70% off a selection of PNY memory.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Last Best Hope: The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan  for $4.99. The Romance Daily Find is Make You Mine: A Nine Circles Novel by Jackie Ashenden for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter for $1.99

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman 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.