Daily Links and Deals: Let this retro WordArt generator take you back to 1997

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, November 8, 2016:

Android Auto gets rid of that pesky car requirement (PC World)Now you use your Android phone in your car without the Android hardware.

Listen to iBooks read by your iPhone: How To Video (CNET) Yes, your iPhone can also read your books to you.

How to follow the 2016 election results online (The Verge) And just cross your fingers that the internet doesn’t slow to a crawl or crash.

More pop might be in store for e-readers thanks to colorful graphene balloons (New Atlas) Are you still holding out for some color?

Let this retro WordArt generator take you back to 1997 (The Verge) Raise your hand if you remember this.

Authors on the 2016 Presidential Election (Publishers Weekly) Not surpisingly, authors have some pretty strong opinions on this election, just like the rest of us.

Both major metro and local newspapers drop their paywalls for Election Day coverage (Talking New Media) Nicely done.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Little Lamb Lost by Margaret Fenton.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 50% off select PNY memory devices. Also deals on APC UPS units and surge strips.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the Twentieth Century and How They Shaped Modern America by Michael A. Cohen.  The Romance Daily Find is Fatal Scandal by Marie Force.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers Book 1) by Rebecca Zanetti. The Extra Daily Deal is The Bone Tree: A Novel (Penn Cage Book 5) by Greg Iles.

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 The Fall by John Lescroart.

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: 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: Online Matchmaking with Dogs as Dates

daily_links_1Today’s interesting finds:

Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates (NYT) – Glad to see our furry friends getting online. I think this is a great idea!

Apple’s Tim Cook: No-one Wants An iPad-Mac Hybrid (TechCrunch) – What *is* the ideal user experience? Can we really replace the PC/laptop?

Smartphone owners value banking data over their nude pics, survey says (Ars Technica) – This is kind of fascinating…

The FCC’s Unforced Error (ReCode) – Internet freedom and neutrality is a lot more complicated when you try to put it into practice.

Tipsy, a simple Chrome extension, bets on readers who want to pay a little for the content they consume (Nieman Lab) – I am really hoping someone finds a good paywall alternative for newspapers. Is this it? This has a reports feature that looks interesting.

Amazon has a limited time offer for $30 off the Fire HD 10 tablet. I am a Prime member and I am also seeing an option to pay in 5 monthly payments of $40. 🙂

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.