Daily Links and Deals: Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, December 7,  2016:

Bluetooth 5 launches with longer range, faster speeds (Liliputing) Faster speeds and more range for my headset? This will make life easier.

T-Mobile DIGITS: Innovative tech releases you from the one number, one phone limit (ZD Net) I have been waiting for a feature like this. (I want to be able to do Swagbucks on a phone that doesn’t have my banking apps on it.) Now, if T-Mobile will only work with the Amazon Echo to send text messages….

Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt (Computer World) Back in the day, knowing these commands enabled you to truly customize and tweak your computer. Farewell blinking cursor, my old friend….

Mylingo offers real-time Spanish translation in movie theaters (Engadget) Real time translations with a IOS smartphone and headphones are now possible. What a great use of technology to solve a much needed problem.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Favorite by Karen McQuestion.

In Today’s DealsCall of Duty: Infinite Warfare – PS4 Legacy Edition.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII by John R. Bruning. The Romance Daily Find is The Husband Test by Betina Krahn.

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 Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson The Extra Daily Deal is Tick Tock (A Detective Shakespeare Mystery, Book #2) by J. Robert Kennedy.

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 Pleasantville by Attica Locke.

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: This Is Why We Still Can’t Vote Online

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 20,  2016:

The New Hillary Library? (New York Review of Books) A thought piece on what Hillary Clinton and Carla Hayden might accomplish for the digital future.

FCC fines T-Mobile $48M for misleading customers over unlimited data (ZD Net) Turns out, when unlimited isn’t really unlimited, you have to tell your customers.

This Is Why We Still Can’t Vote Online (Motherboard) Are you waiting for the techie’s dream of online voting? Here’s the problem….

Windows users face update bloat, and tough choices (Computer World) New cumulative updates for Windows 7 will swell to 500MB a month, Microsoft acknowledges – And this is going to be a big problem.

The 32GB iPhone 7 has 8 times slower storage performance than the 128GB model (The Next Web) New speed tests reveal some disturbing news about the 32GB iPhone.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Patriot Attack (A Covert-One novel) by Kyle Mills.

In Today’s Deals, a iRobot Looj 330 Gutter Cleaning Robot, a Emile Henry Granite Pizza Stone , Granite, 14″ and  $59.99 Tommy Hilfiger Coats & Jackets.

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 Sting by Sandra Brown. The Romance Daily Find is Promises Kept by Scarlett Dunn.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Sting by Sandra Brown. The Extra Daily Deal is the Complete Walker Island Romance Series Boxed Set Books 1-5 by Bella Andre writing as Lucy Kevin.

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 19, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Google Books still has a selection of Hot Romance Under $2 (part of the Harlequin Romance titles sale). Also, there’s a Walking Dead graphic novel sale going on!

(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: Amazon’s Launching Pickup Locations, but Where Are Its Consumer Bookstores?

daily_links_1Not so long ago, we heard that Amazon was going to be opening all these new bookstores. While we are hearing about the pickup locations, where are all the new stores for consumers? Also, a look at the restrictions in Sprint and T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans, how Netflix is forcing users to search for content on its own apps, a changing of the guard (sort of) for the internet’s nameservers and a fun site that lets you search for photos by drawing bad pictures. In deals, a Vizio soundbar and continued deals on Kindles, Fires and Alexa enabled devices.

Daily Links for Friday, August 19, 2016:

Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it’s also holding it back (TechHive) Is Netflix shooting itself in the foot by keeping its content out of cross-platform streaming searches?

In 44 days the US will no longer oversee the internet’s naming system (Quartz) The US will no longer have control over this key piece of internet infrastucture.

T-Mobile and Sprint’s new unlimited plans have some nasty fine print (The Verge) Don’t jump for joy just yet… there are restrictions with those new plans. If you watch video or tether your phone, these may impact you.

This site lets you search for photos by drawing bad pictures – and it’s really fun (The Next Web) Yes, this is kind of fun!

Amazon’s Launching Pickup Locations, but Where Are Its Consumer Bookstores? (Publishers Weekly) Why aren’t we seeing all those new bookstores from Amazon yet?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The New Neighbor: A Novel by Leah Stewart.

In Today’s Deals, a VIZIO SB2920-C6 29-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar (Certified Refurbished).

Continuing for a limited time, get $15 off the regular price of the Amazon Tap and theCertified 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 is The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan. The Romance Daily Find is The Prophet by Amanda Stevens.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is One with You A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day. The Extra Daily Deal is The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan.

Also at the Kobo store, get 50% off select titles with a coupon code.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Supergods by Grant Morrison.

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: 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.

Daily Links and Deals: Sweden’s got a crazy new photo-sharing law that it can’t possibly enforce

daily_links_1In today’s stories, news on borrowing neckties from a library, a new streaming stick, more zero rating services and a look at copyright and public art. In today’s deals, there are some DVD sets, Kindles and Fire tablets. battery charger packs in the mix.

Daily Links for Tuesday, April 5, 2016:

Philly’s Paschalville Library has a new collection: Neckties (Billy Penn) Another example of how libraries are continuing to evolve.: You can check out a tie for a job interview.

Roku debuts a new Streaming Stick with a quad-core processor, support for private listening (Techcrunch) A new streaming ROKU stick, with some great new features: More power and streaming audio directly to your headphones.

Starz launches $8.99 per month streaming service (The Verge) It has been available as an add-on to Amazon Prime; now you can get the standalone app too.

Sweden’s got a crazy new photo-sharing law that it can’t possibly enforce (The Next Web) Isn’t public art supposed to be … well, public?

T-Mobile adds Amazon Music, ESPN Radio, and Nickelodeon to Music Freedom and Binge On (The Verge) More and more services are being zero rated.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, complete collections of Monk and House DVDs, savings on the Fire HD 6, pre-owned Fire tablets, and a TechMatte 10000mAh Dual-Port Power Bank External Battery Portable Charger with LED Display are among the deals.

And. yes, Amazon is still offering the Kindle Deals for customers with Amazon Prime.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The White Lie by Andrea Gillies for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Coming Back by Lauren Dane for $$1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Daddy’s Girl by Lisa Scottoline for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz 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.

Daily Links and Deals: FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees

daily_links_1Today, stories on free MLB TV, “Nutrition labels”  for  broadband users, accessibility issues and barriers, and more. Today’s deals include a killer price for a vacuum cleaner, great deals on Kindles and Fire tablets and TVs. And there are some special Kindle deals for Prime members!

Daily Links for Monday, April 4, 2016:

How to get a free year of MLB TV premium if you’re a T-mobile customer – A $109.99 value (9 to 5 Google) This offer is good between April 3rd and 10th. Be sure to follow the signup instructions. And, its part of the Binge On program!

Kindle Voyage Getting the Cold Shoulder in Canada (The eBook Reader) This is a very pricey ereader….

FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees (Ars Technica) I think this sort of transparency would be a very good thing! Taxes and fees greatly increase the sticker costs of phone, internet and other services.

Happy Anniversary to the World’s First Cell-Phone Call (Motherboard) This was from yesterday, but a great blast from the past.

GAO Report: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Needs to Work on Access and Modernizing Technology (Infodocket) This report calls out not not only the accessibility issues, but the barriers to getting certified to use those service.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals,  a $39.99 vacuum, lots of Kindle and Fire deals, including the 4K Ultra HD Fire TV and more.

Are you a Prime member? Amazon is offering $30 off the basic Kindle, the Paperwhite and the Kindle Voyage if you subscribe to Amazon Prime. (The discount is applied at checkout.)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Warrior Vampire (Last True Vampire Series #2) by Kate Baxter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is  The Harrow Series: Three Novels – Boxed Set of Nightmare House/Mischief/The Infinite by Douglas Clegg for $2.99.

Kobo is also offering Select Romantic Times winners & nominees on sale for a limited time only.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death Before Decaf – A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig 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.