Daily Links and Deals: Kobo, OverDrive Post Instructions on How to Use Library eBooks on the Aura One

daily_links_1If you were looking for more info on how OverDrive works on the new Kobo e-readers, there’s news. Also, news on OpenOffice, a how-to on watching the NFL games without cable, The Reading Room re-brands and more. In deals, savings on PC storage and networking products.

Daily Links for Wednesday, September 7, 2016:

Kobo, OverDrive Post Instructions on How to Use Library eBooks on the Aura One (The Digital Reader) Well, this isn’t what I hoped for with this feature…. ūüė¶

OpenOffice is dead. Long live LibreOffice (ZD Net) Why is one dying and the other doing just fine? Here’s the history behind this.

Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules (PC World) Ah, France. Here’s an argument for¬†building your own computer.

How to Watch the NFL Without Cable TV (Motherboard) A primer for cord-cutting football fans.

Customers want their headphone jack. Apple doesn’t care (Quartz) Apple is pushing back against the tradition business model of the customer is always right.

The Reading Room, Renamed Bookstr, Debuts New Website (Publishers Weekly) By re-branding, this service hopes to attract millennials.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Wishes (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 7) by Jude Deveraux.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 50% off select PC storage and networking products (includes extension drives, SD cards, routers, WiFi extenders and more).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality by Hannah Holmes. The Romance Daily Find is Off the Hook by Laura Drewry.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Mother Teresa¬†An Authorized Biography¬†by Kathryn Spink. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†AT Once¬†An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 3¬†by John W. Mefford.¬†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: Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

daily_links_1Today is the 25th anniversary of the Internet being open to everyone! Also, stories on how Windows 10 is causing problems with webcams and Kobo e-readers, a Chrome Extension for  helping you decide which articles to save for later and a service that lets you read novels on your phone, one text at a time. In deals, a stainless steel tumbler and a Hoover carpet cleaner. Also, continued deals on Alexa enabled devices.

Daily Links for day, August 23, 2016:

Should you read this article now or save it for later? There‚Äôs a Chrome extension to help you decide (The Next Web) Speaking as someone who has been working on clearing articles from my Pocket that date back to 2014, this actually sounds pretty good…

Microsoft: Sorry Windows 10 Anniversary Update killed your webcam (ZD Net) For an OS that’s been out for a year, Windows 10 has a lot of compatibility issues.

Updated Windows 10 won‚Äôt read Kobo ereader files: September fix hoped for (Teleread) As I was just saying….

The Best New Way to Read? Novels Told Through Text Messages (Wired) We’ve had¬†weekly and monthly serials, blogged books and books written as a series of tweets. Why not texts?

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web (CNET) Twenty-five years ago, CERN let the rest of play online too. Now look at where we are at! ūüôā

Deals of the Day:

Amazon‚Äôs selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes¬†The Yard (Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad Book 1)¬†by Alex Grecian.

In Today’s Deals, a¬†RTIC 30 oz. Tumbler.¬†Also, a¬†Hoover FH50150 Carpet Basics Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner (I have an earlier model¬†of this – a must for a pet owner…)

You can also still get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Natchez Burning (Penn Cage Series #4) by Greg Iles. The Romance Daily Find is Odd Girl Out by Elizabeth Jane Howard.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Spider Woman’s Daughter¬†A Leaphorn & Chee Novel¬†by Anne Hillerman. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†Life After Life¬†A Novel¬†by Jill McCorkle.

Also, until August 29, 2016, there’s a Back to School Sale: books $4.99 or less. There is also a  selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Slow Fix by Carl Honoré.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book 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: Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summer

daily_links_1Today, ¬†a confirmation that we’ll be seeing a new Kobo e-reader soon. Also, Tumblr will begin adding ads (money for creators to follow), photographer sues Getty Images for falsely claiming copyright, the iphone jack is disappearing and more. In deals, Rachio IRO Irrigation Controllers.

Tumblr will allow users to make money from ads¬†(Eventually) (The Verge) The ads are coming to Tumblr. Payments to creators? That’s a bit down the road.

Photographer Sues Getty Images For $1 Billion For Claiming Copyright On Photos She Donated To The Public (Techdirt) Oh, boy. This should be an interesting story to follow, if just for the sheer scale and amount of dollars involved.

Kobo is definitely coming out with a new e-reader this summer (The Verge) Yes, it is really coming and we have part of a picture to prove it.

AT&T violated rule requiring low prices for schools, FCC says (Ars Technica) Schools and libraries are supposed to pay the lowest rates possible. AT&T and the FCC disagree as to whether that was the case for two Florida school districts.

Two Months Until the iPhone 3.5mm Headphone Jack Disappears… (Digital Music News) The sources are looking more and more reliable that the next iPhone will be sans headphone jack.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Mathews.

In Today’s Deals, select Rachio IRO Irrigation Controllers¬†and¬†Diamond Jewelry Under $100.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Mrs. Robinsons Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale. The Romance Daily Find is One Lucky Hero: The Men in Uniform Series by Codi Gary.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is The Inner Circle¬†by Brad Meltzer. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†The Severance Trilogy¬†by Mark McKay.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes the graphic novel, Cardboard, by Doug TenNapel. I love this cover!

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book 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.