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.

Daily Links and Deals: It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi

Daily Links for Monday, March 14, 2016:

It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi  (The Verge) Everything you wanted to know about pi! 🙂

NEH Announces “Protecting our Cultural Heritage” (NEH) Seek to document and digitally re-create endangered cultural materials.

Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie (ReCode) Trying to figure out where this is going to leave photo shy people like me….

Sony’s PlayStation Vue cord-cutting TV service goes nationwide, now starts at $30 per month (CNET) Speaking as someone who was underwhelmed by my trial of Sling TV, this might be worth looking into.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass Series Book 1) by Jenna Black for $1.99.

In Amazon’s Today’s Deals, you can get up to 60% off select SanDisk memory products. Great deal if you need memory cards for your Fire 7 tablet!

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a great selection of hardboiled mysteries. Choose from 45 titles in the award-winning Akashic Noir series—featuring stories from greats like Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oates and George Pelecanos—all for just $1.99 each! The Romance Daily Find is An Indecent Invitation by Laura Trentham for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Tender Struggle: Story of a Marriage by Krista Bremer for $1.99.

Kobo is still offering a Kobo Glo HD e-reader for $109.99 with free shipping. Ongoing Kobo ebook sales for March include:  The Keep kids and teens reading over March Break for $3.99 or Less – valid through March 14th. Through March 31st, you can find Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under and Buy Any Four Archie Comics For $9.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Replica by Jenna Black 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.