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 and Deals: OverDrive turns 30

daily_links_1Today, OverDrive reflects on turning thirty. Also, another point of view on the billion dollar Getty Images lawsuits, the difference between reading on smartphones and a larger screen, and a study that suggest that too frequent password changes are not a good thing. In deals, savings on Fire HD tablets and the Kobo Glo HD e-reader.

Daily Links for Wednesday, August 3, 2016:

OverDrive celebrates 30 years as the global leader in digital library content (Overdrive) Hard to believe that the service is 30 years old….

Getty Images will bill you thousands to use a photo that belongs to the public. Is that legal? (LA Times) This piece offers a different look at the legal issues involved in the Getty story.

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says (Ars Technica) If you change one number, it counts as a new password, right?

The iPad is dead. Long live the iPad. (The Bookseller) A look at reading on larger digital screens. It may have more possibilities than some think.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances by Ellen Cooney.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 53% on Wera tools. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer. The Romance Daily Find is Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall. The Extra Daily Deal is Where Wolves Talk (A Fantasy for Animal Lovers) by D. L. Lewis.

Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.

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: A Mobile Phone From 1922? Not Quite

daily_links_1Today, a look back at the “wireless telephone” of the 1920s. It’s not what you think. Also, a look at if phones and computers have replaced weather forecasters and how sophisticated those recent password hacks really are. In deals, vintage inspired Invicta watches and $50 off the Fire HD 10

Daily Links for Monday, June 6, 2016:

With iPhones and computer models, do we still need weather forecasters? (Ars Technica) This is an interesting question. Alexa and my Amazon Echo have actually usurped my phone as my source for the weather forecast.

Sophisticated hack attack? Don’t believe the hype. (Engadget) This article suggests another reason for all those hacks and it’s pretty scary.

A Mobile Phone From 1922? Not Quite (Smithsonian) History often plays linguistic tricks on us, especially when it comes to rapidly changing technologies. This is fascinating!

Everything You Can Do Offline With a Chromebook (Gizmodo) When Chromebooks started out, they were pretty useless offline. Now, it’s a different story.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Occupied Earth: Stories of Aliens, Resistance and Survival at all Costs by Gary Phillips for $1.99. There is also a selection of Summer Reading Deals at up to 80% off.

In Today’s Deals, get vintage-inspired classic watches from Invicta and 50% off deals from Braun and Crest. Also, deals on Sandisk microSD cards.

Right now, you can get $50 off the Fire HD 10 tablet. The 16GB version is only $179.99. It is also available in both 32GB and 64GB models, all for $50 off. And, yes, that includes the silver aluminum configuration! This price is available for a limited -time.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Emergence: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Her Amish Man by Erin Bates for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The One: The Complete Emma Holden Suspense Mystery Trilogy by Paul Pilkington for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis 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: LG G Pad III 8.0 Is an Affordable Tablet with E-Reader Optimizations

daily_links_1Today, a new LG tablet that is affordable and optimized for both movies and e-reading! Also millions of free images from books published over the last 500 years, why our home networks aren’t ready for smart houses, and a look at recent megabreaches of security. Plus some really cool lightsabers! 🙂 In deals, a great price on an ASUS ZenPhone 2.

Daily Links for day, June 1, 2016:

LG G Pad III 8.0 Is an  Affordable Tablet with  E-Reader Optimizations (Tab Times) With an aspect ratio optimized for both movies and reading, this tablet even has a button to turn on reading mode.

Ultrasabers Transport You into the Star Wars Universe with Realistic LED Lightsabers (Gear Diary) Finally, lightsabers that look the part.

Cluster of “megabreaches” compromises a whopping 642 million passwords (Ars Technica) Were  these sites unable to tell they were hacked or did they keep this a secret for years?

T-Mobile creates service plan for visitors to the US (Engadget) $30 gets you three weeks of constant connectivity with your homeland.And if you are visiting, that’s pretty cool.

Current home networks not ready for the smart house: Intel (ZD Net) Want a smart house? Not on your home networks until it ups its game.

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years (Open Culture)  The Internet Archive Book Images collection has doubled in size since 2014. More free images!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact by Steven Kotler for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, the ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition, Unlocked Cellphone, 4GB RAM, 128GB  with a U.S. Warranty.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin for $2.99. The Extra Daily Deal is London Crime Thriller Boxset: Desecration, Delirium, Deviance by J.F.Penn for $3.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Stop Saying You Are Fine: Discover a More Powerful You by Mel Robbins for $1.99.

(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.