Daily Links and Deals: Digital libraries won’t make regular ones obsolete

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 3,  2016:

This Chrome extension saves you from default email app horror (The Next Web) Applemail users, this Chrome extension is for you. No more mailto: issues.

Digital libraries won’t make regular ones obsolete (Geektime) How physical and digital books can co-exist in library space.

Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch (Techcrunch) I manage several business related accounts and being able to switch identities like this would make the job a lot easier.

There’s now one less excuse not to use a password manager (The Verge) LastPass is now free across multiple devices.

OverDrive to Donate Popular Ebooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools (Digital Book World) Overdrive partners with several publisher to donate books for Title-1 programs.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Moonstruck Madness (Dominick Trilogy Book 1) by Laurie McBain.

In Today’s Deals, 60% off luggage and travel gear.

It is also the last day for $20 off select Kindles.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris. The Romance Daily Find is The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans, Rachel Hauck.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris.The Extra Daily Deal is From Longbourn to Pemberley, The First Year A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Elizabeth Ann West.

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.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Is a Book by Demetri Martin.

Google Books has a selection of humor books on 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: Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 5, 2016:

Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication (Techcrunch) – We need a solution that works for mobile and laptops and desktops….

LastPass adds emergency access for loved ones to get into your Vault (The Next Web) – This is a much needed feature.

Files on nearly 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator recovered (Ars Technica)- Lovely bito of Trek trivia.

Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like (Techcrunch) – Hilarious look at the implications of Twitter raising the tweet character limit.

And, two posts about Facebook: Who Controls Your Facebook Feed (Slate) and Facebook just gave us one more reason never to trust it (The Verge) – I think this is really creepy. So tell me again, why are you still using Facebook?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal  for today includes Allison Leotta’s A Good Killing:(Anna Curtis Series Book 4) for $1.99.

Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software is one of today’s Gold box deals and is priced at up to 60% off. There are versions for PC and Mac. I use this and love it!

Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman for 99 cents. The Romance Daily Find is That Boston Man by Janet Dailey for $1.99.

This month’s B & N free serial read is Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. You get one chapter a day which you can read on the Nook app.

Kobo has “Is This Thing On?” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming by Abby Stokes for $2.99.

The iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential for $2.99.

And, finally, Google Books has a “Start an reading habit” special going on with prices starting at 99 cents. Titles include Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs and a lot of New Year, New You type of self-improvement books.

(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.