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: Sideloading ebooks into your e-reader app

daily_links_1Today, a how-to on sideloading epubs into the Aldiko app. Also, a look at obsolete computers and gadgets, a free anit-ransomeware tool and an article on what to put in our digital suitcase when we travel. In deals, a wireless Omron blood pressure monitor and deals on Yukon Outfitters backpacks and bags.

Daily Links for day, August 9, 2016:

Obsolete computers and gadgets you can’t help but love (SF Gate) Pretty unbelievable how much tech has evolved over the last 30 years….

Holiday downloads: what to put in your digital suitcase (The Guardian) The importance of digital stuff in our lives is seem pretty clearly when you look at how we incorporate it into our travel plans.

Kaspersky Lab offers free anti-ransomware tool for Windows (ZD Net) Because many small businesses don’t have the resources to deal with ransomware, Kaspersky is offering some free assistance.

Sideloading ebooks into your e-reader app (Appolicious) Sideloading epubs into the Aldiko app is not as difficult as you may think.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks by Mike Dow.

In Today’s Deals, an Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor.  And just in time for back to school time, get select Yukon Outfitters Backpacks and Bags.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession by Ken Alder. The Romance Daily Find is The Striker (Highland Guard Series #10) by Monica McCarty.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade. The Extra Daily Deal is Hitched: Imperfect Love (Book 3) by Kendall Ryan.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Starz TV tie-in edition). This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus additional content:

Google Books has a selection of The Winningest Deals (titles up to 75% off).

(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.