Daily Links and Deals: Which Generation is Most Distracted by Their Phones?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, February 27, 2016:

Which Generation is Most Distracted by Their Phones? (Priceonomics) – No, it’s not who you think!

Read: The full run of If magazine, scanned at the Internet Archive (Boing Boing) – ALL OF THEM! ALL OF THEM! THEY HAVE ALL OF THEM!

National Library of Australia Releases 40,000 Hi-Res Public Domain Maps Online (Infodocket) – This is an amazing collection, especially if you are a map lover.

How to Stream Audiobooks and Podcasts From the Cloud on the iPad and iPhone (The Digital Reader)  – Great tips on how to stream from the cloud on IOS.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals features Oscar tie-ins at up to 80% off. Have a favorite? There are so many good ones: The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Life of Pi,  Mary Poppins, or maybe The Silence of the Lambs?

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, Charlie Bowater for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Aching for Always by Gwyn Cready for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Room by Emma Donoghue for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick Mcgillian 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Paying full price for your new phone is a good idea

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 10, 2016:

Paying full price for your new phone is a good idea (CNET)- This is a big change for a lot of people, but once you have tried it, you may not want to go back.

Bonaverde Plans To Reinvent The Way You Drink Coffee (Techcrunch) – Because, coffee…

Headphone makers quietly prepare for the iPhone 7 (The Verge) – Yet a third angle on this story: the headphone manufacturers themselves.

Deals of the Day:

The Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal selection includes all four books in the The Warrior Chronicles series by K.F. Breene for $1.99 each.

And, as one of their Today’s Deals, Amazon has the 8GB  BLU Life One 4G LTE Smartphone – GSM Unlocked for $99 and the 16GB BLU Vivo Air LTE Smartphone – GSM Unlocked for $149.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Watch the Wall, My Darling by Jane Aiken Hodge for $2.99.

The Kobo Daily Find is Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs for $1.99. And through 1/11/16, Kobo is still offering a New Reads for the New Year! Buy One, Get One FREE deal and one for 30% Off Sale on Select eBook Box Sets with Promo Code: BOX30. .

iTunes hasn’t added any new books to their Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 deals.

Today, the Google Play Books store is featuring 80% off the first books in the romance genre.

(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.)

Problems with installing the Amazon Instant Video App?

instant videoLast week, Amazon finally released its long-promised Instant Video app for Android. (There was a previous app a few years ago available for the Sony Dash, but that one was removed a while back.)

The new app is designed for phones, although it is working on some tablets. It is a somewhat complicated install procedure because you first must install the Amazon Shopping app, then download the one for Instant Video.

I was able to install the app on my Samsung Note 2 with no problem. I could not, however, get it to work on my Samsung Note 8.

Both Teleread and The Digital Read have posted workarounds for the flash video problem in the past. Today, the MobileRead forum led me to another install method detailed on the Droid Life site. This install involves directly downloading the Instant Video .apk file from Amazon.

I tried the Droid Life method and it installed correctly on my Samsung Note 8 with no problem. 🙂

Hopefully, one of the methods will enable you to get the app working correctly on your device.