Daily Links and Deals – Reminder: That selfie you want to take in the voting booth could be illegal

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, November 7,  2016:

Here we go again: Microsoft’s popping up ads from the Windows 10 toolbar (PC World) Can Microsoft stop with this already? I am also getting these.

The guy that added Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ to a singing fish is the hero we all need (The Next Web) Warning: You cannot unsee this….

Reminder: That selfie you want to take in the voting booth could be illegal (Recode) This article links to a handy chart that tells you the laws (or lack thereof) in each state.

Google tries basing its search index around mobile websites  (Engadget) Now that mobile visits are outnumbering desktop hits, Google is testing a mobileifirst algorithm.

E-Books Success – Can Amazon Kindle? (Tech Featured) Here’s a fun guessing game: Can we extrapolate the estimated number of ebooks Amazon sill sell based on the five years of iTunes sales?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes several cookbooks: The Big Book of Casseroles: 250 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt and Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes by Diane Phillips, James Baigrie.

In Today’s DealsThe Hunger Games: Complete 4 Film Collection [Blu-ray + Digital HD]. It is also available in DVD format.

Been thinking about an buying an Echo? Get one on sale today for $10 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is A Theory of Relativity by Jacquelyn Mitchard. The Romance Daily Find is Sarah’s Garden by Kelly Long.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Calendar Girl: Volume One by Audrey Carlan. The Extra Daily Deal is War Dogs (Book 1) by Greg Bear.

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.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

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.

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Daily Links and Deals: Is the Term ‘Mobile First’ Becoming Outmoded?

daily_links_1Today we have stories on  iPhones, Chromecast, Mac Books, and telescopes. There are also stories about the current mobile first philosophy and a look at how our TV sets are being reinvented. And in the deals department,  you can get The Host by Stephanie Meyer for $3.99

Daily Links for day, March 20, 2016:

Everything Apple announced at today’s iPhone SE event (Quartz) All the news about the baby iPhone new iPhone, ipads and other news from the Apple event.

The Joy of Owning an Eight-Year-Old MacBook (Gizmodo) With all the fuss over all the new Apple tech, I found this amusing.

Eye to the sky: Austin Public Library now offers a pair of telescopes for checking out the night skies (Austin Daily Herald) Big +1 for this library. Great tool for learning!

Google rebrands its Chromecast app to Google Cast to reflect expansion to more devices, including speakers (Techcrunch) It’s not just for the Chromecast anymore. And, Vizio is making TVs and soundbars that work with it. And in the Deals department: Star Trek novels!

Is the Term ‘Mobile First’ Becoming Outmoded? (ReCode)Is it really mobile first or do we need to optimize for all platforms?

REMOTE, CONTROLLED: How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV (The Verge) Having had a ROKU box go belly up because of a wifi remote problem, I am not sure about this one…

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Coup de Foudre by Ken Kalfus for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is Dragon Fall (Dragon Fall Series #1) by Katie MacAlister for $1.99.

Barnes and Noble is promoting James Patterson’s new BOOKSHOTS series, all-new, original stories that feature a “cinematic storytelling experience” in 150 pages. The stories include favorite characters  like Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club.  They are available for pre-order now.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving for $1.99.

In other deals, continuing through March 28, Kobo is still featuring bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Host by Stephanie Meyer for $3.99. An adult sci-fi novel by the author of Twilight. This is one of my personal favorites. ♥  Amazon , Kobo and Barnes and Noble have this one too!

Google has a selection of Limited Time deals starting at 99 cents. Lots of Star Trek novels in this lot, if you are interested. 🙂

(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.