Daily Links and Deals: 9 tricks for remembering everything you read

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, December 9,  2016:

9 tricks for remembering everything you read (Business Insider) As finals time draws to a close, interesting tip. (Notice how ebooks never fare well in these articles?

Samsung to brick remaining Galaxy Note7s through software update (PC World) Samsung wants to disable battery charging on the remaining active Note 7 phones. Verizon says no to update.

You’re Probably Fine with SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication (Motherboard) Safe? Not Safe? Two-factor identification has gotten a bad wrap, but you may be safer using it than using nothing at all.

Organization Guru Marie Kondo’s Tips for Dealing with Your Massive Piles of Unread Books (or What They Call in Japan “Tsundoku”) (Open Culture) Now, if I could just figure out how to do this with my ebooks….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Hidden Child: A Novel (Patrik Hedstrom Book 5) by Camilla Lackberg.

In Today’s Deals, get the Wolverine F2D Mighty 20MP 7-in-1 Film to Digital Converter. (It converts film, slides and negatives to digital).  Also, get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. The Romance Daily Find is Pale Moon Walking by Paula Altenburg.

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

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent. The Extra Daily Deal is It Happened at Christmas (Christmas, Colorado Book 3) by Debbie Mason.

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 until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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: The myth of the disappearing book

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, November 1,  2016:

Here’s my secret weapon: I read (Medium) A reflection on the role of reading in personal success.

The myth of the disappearing book (The Conversation) The role of disruptive technologies: books have been here before and survived.

Watch the leaked photos of the upcoming Nook Tablet 7 (The USB Port) Barnes and Noble is going to be transitioning from a Samsung-branded tablet to its own hardware again. Here’s a peek at the photos from the FCC filing.

The Story of Shareware, the original in-app purchase (Motherboard) Great piece of history here. I used to buy tons of shareware. Wolfenstein 3-D, anybody? 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Henna House: A Novel by Nomi Eve.

In Today’s Deals, up to 70% off coats and jackets, a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum and a LG Curved Smart OLED TV.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
by Susan Swain, C-SPAN, Richard Norton Smith.  The Romance Daily Find is Fight for Me by Jessica Linden.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Be Frank With Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Extra Daily Deal is The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer, Susan Dworkin.

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 until November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Pogue’s Basics by David Pogue.

Google Books has a selection of Popular Deals for 99 cents and up.

(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: Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He’ll Take A Little Money Off The Top

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, October 12,  2016:

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors (The Verge) Very disturbing use of technology.

Comcast fined $2.3 million by FCC for “negative option billing” practices (Ars Technica) Ah, Comcast. If you have ever argued with them over a bill, you know that getting them to take responsibility for accurate billing would be an amazing thing.

Dropbox rolls out PDF signing, iMessage integrations and picture-in-picture on iOS (Techcrunch) New features for the iOS app are geared towards the needs of corporate users.

How One Outrageous Law Turned the Samsung Phone Recall Into a Disaster (Gizmodo) Huh? Brands have to agree to the language used during a product recall?

New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories (NYPL) Want the address of someone who lived in New York City in 1786? These are a fascinating glimpse into history.

Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He’ll Take A Little Money Off The Top (NPR) What a great idea to get kids reading!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Day of the Triffids (RosettaBooks Into Film Book 24) by John Wyndham. (Great post-apocalyptic classic!)

In Today’s Deals, the Silhouette Cameo — Starter Bundle cutting machine.

The Echo inow available in white. There is also an  All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a trio of Books by Robert Goolrick for $1.99 each  The Romance Daily Find is discounted pricing on all four books in D.L. McDermott’s sexy Cold Iron paranormal romance series.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke. The Extra Daily Deal is The Worth Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Mara Jacobs.

Currently, you can save up to 90% on select titles in the Idiot Guides series.  Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 until October 14, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Drinking Coffee Elsewhere: Stories by ZZ Packer.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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: Who will get your iTunes when you die?

daily_links_1Most of us invest a lot of money in our digital music and book collections, but what happens to them when we die? Also, a look at what we read in preparation for going back to school, a deal that will bring Netflix to your hotel room and ideas for reusing an old tablet. In deals, an unlocked phone from Nextbit, savings on PC accessories and deals on Kindles, Fires and Alexa-enabled devices.

Daily Links for Thursday, August 18, 2016:

What the US is reading in nervous preparation for the first day of school (Quartz) An interesting look at back to school prep through the eyes of Amazon’s bestseller list.

Netflix strikes a deal with Enseo to offer its service in hotels (Engadget) Providing this is secure, this would be absolutely fantastic for travelers!

How to reuse an old tablet (PC Advisor) Here are some great ideas to get more use of some of your old tech.

Who will get your iTunes when you die? (Market Watch) This is an issue that we will see coming up more and more. Now we have to think of “Digital Estate Planning” for the hereafter.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby.

In Today’s Deals, a Nextbit Robin Factory Unlocked Phone – Midnight (U.S. Warranty). Also, savings on select PC components and accessories.

For a limited time, get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and the Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo for $150. You can also get $20 off the basic Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite.  You can also find savings on the Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet (Wi-Fi and 4G LTE) and the Fire Kids Edition Tablet.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find has three books by paranormal expert Teresa Cheung. The Romance Daily Find is Getting Over Mr. Right: A Novel by Chrissie Manby.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta. The Extra Daily Deal is The Elfrida Goto Trilogy (Sol System Renegades Books 1-3) by Felix R. Savage.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Pact by Jodi Picoult.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(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

Daily Links and Deals: A Better Way to Read

daily_links_1Today, A look at how digital reading can offer advantages that print can’t, offering a better way to read. There’s also a look at literary translation, online security and future broadcast television standards. In deals, there ‘s savings on PNY Attache Flash drives.

Daily Links for Friday, May 13, 2016:

Google to bring ‘Gboard’ features to Android (PC World) You can search and add GIFs from the keyboard, right where you need it.

Spurn the Translator at Your Own Peril (The Millions) If you read many books in translation, you know that a translator can make or break a book. This is an article about translators, written by a translator.

Online security is so lousy that most “hacking” doesn’t require actual hacking (Quartz) So, where else did you use that password?

ATSC 3.0: What you need to know about the future of broadcast television (CNET) What’s ATSC 3.0? Just the next generation of over-the-air TV. Even if you don’t get your TV with an antenna, it’s going to affect you.

A Better Way to Read (The Atlantic) Critics of e-reading argue that print is better than digital. This article makes the case that digital can be better than print, especially in terms of groups that struggle with reading comprehension.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard Book 1) from Mellissa F. Olson’s Old World Series of urban fantasies.  All three of the Scarlett Bernard books are just $1.99 each. (I ♥ these!)

Today’s Deals feature savings on PNY Attache Flash Drives.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Armageddon’s Children (Genesis of Shannara Series #1) by Terry Brooks for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Murder Room by P. D. James for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Duke of Thorns – Heiress Games (Book 1) by Sara Ramsey for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes All This Belongs to Me by Ad Hudler for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Limited-Time 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: Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps

daily_links_1Today’s stories include news about Google speech recognition software for developers, Victorian attitudes on reading and a Google maps mistakes that is a real whopper! Deals include an UPS power supply and books by Max Allan Collins, Stephen King and more.

Daily Links for day, March 20, 2016:

Now you can power any app with Google’s speech recognition software (The Next Web) Developers, how about the adding voice to all the apps?

Victorian Doctors Thought Reading Novels Made Women “Incurably Insane” (History Buff) I have no words. And the corn flakes issue? Um….

Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps (9 to 5 Google) This is from the WTF department.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes several titles by Max Allan Collins. 🙂

Today’s Deals features a CyberPower EC850LCD Ecologic 850VA/510-Watts Energy Efficient Desktop LCD UPS. We get brown outs so I use a UPS on each computer setup in my house.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Something Missing by Matthew Dicks for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh for $2.99, A love story, inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Medium Dead: An Alexandra Gladstone Mystery for 99 cents.

Google has a selection of Topsellers Under $10 today. Included are titles from Stephen King’s Gunslinger series.

(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: If You’re Reading This, You Didn’t Observe National Unplugging Day

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, March 1, 2016:

If You’re Reading This, You Didn’t Observe National Unplugging Day (ReCode) – Um …. Looks like I missed that memo….

Amazon decides its users deserve encryption after all (The Next Web) – It is not coming until spring, but until then, you can still roll back to the previous version of the OS.

Google is letting celebrities and businesses post directly to search results (The Verge) –  Is this going to create a two-tiered SEO system?

Bumble enters the friend zone with new BFF mode (The Next Web) – Changing from a dating app to a friend finder – this is an interesting experiment.

11 tips and tricks to make yourself read more (Mashable) – How many of these do you already use? 🙂

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  The Cold Cold Ground (Sean Duffy Series #1) by Adrian McKinty for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Black Rose by Jenna Ryan for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Super Cleanse by Adina Niemerow 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.