Daily Links and Deals: How to watch Super Bowl 50 for free on almost any device

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, February 6, 2016:

How to watch Super Bowl 50 for free on almost any device (CNET) – Possibly useful for Sunday, LOL?

A Fine mess: how not to assert your copyright in the YouTube age (The Verge) – As more and more people are creators, we are going to see more and more of these kinds of issues.

I almost managed a week using only my iPad… but one thing held me back (The Next Web) –  And this is why the PC and the laptop aren’t dead yet….

Twitter’s timeline will soon show tweets out of order (The Verge) This is going to be a big problem for a lot of people.

Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks (Computer World) –  I love my Chromebook, but they don’t do everything.

The Internet Archive Opened an Online Malware Museum (Motherboard) – Who wants to see really old malware from the 80s and 90s.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes books from The Huntress/FBI Thriller Series for  $1.99 each.

You can also find refurbished TIVO systems priced from $29.99 to $89.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Chaos and Moonlight by A.D. Marrow for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer for $2.99. And Until February 19th. you can buy two romance themed novels and get one free.

And, thrugh February 14, 2016, you can get the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for $109.99 (includes free delivery).

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The One You Fear by Paul Pikington for $3.99

(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 and Deals: Germany’s fixed-price laws extended to e-books

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, February 5, 2016:

Yahoo Games Has Passed Away at Just 13 (Wired) – I remember a time when this was *the* place to go for online gaming.

Would you buy smartphone service from Comcast? You may get the chance (Ars Technica) – Can you hear the cable jokes now?

What If Twitter Died? (reCode) – For those of us who don’t use Facebook? Oh, dear….

Maryland Attorney General: If You Don’t Want To Be Tracked, Turn Off Your Phone (Motherboard) – Does this mean digital ubiquity equals a 1984 type of surveillance state?

Germany’s fixed-price laws extended to e-books (The Bookseller) – Publisher get to set the price for ebooks in Germany.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes A Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House Book #1) by Kristi Ann Hunter for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll by Fred Goodman for $2.99.     The Romance Daily Find is The Smitten Collection: Smitten, Secretly Smitten, and Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt for $4.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Discovering Pride by Jill Sanders for $3.99.

Google is having a Classics Flash Sale with best sellers up to 70% off.  The  Red Hot Romance Deals and the  Get Ready for Deadpool sale, featuring up to 78% off Deadpool comics, are still continuing.

(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: Harlequin Wants You to Pay $10.50 for a Multi-Author Serial Novel

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, January 12, 2016:

Harlequin Wants You to Pay $10.50 for a Multi-Author Serial Novel (The Digital Reader) – A lot of readers hate serials  – and this is part of the reason why.

The Mobile App Divide (Techcrunch) – There is another aspect to the digital divide we need to look at.

Twitter wants to borrow your tweets to help promote brands (The Next Web) – This makes me extremely uncomfortable.

Amazon is reportedly building a smaller, cheaper Echo (Engadget) – Contrary many other opinions out there, I actually think there might be a market for these….

Why Women Aren’t Buying Smartwatches (Racked) – Interesting look at this issue.

T-Mobile CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters (Techcrunch) – Turns out this Net Neutrality thing is not quite that simple.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes 15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius by Simon Monk and Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood for $1.99 each.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You by Jessica Cassity for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Broken by Lauren Layne for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Maya Banks’ Seduction of a Highland Lass for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s for $1.99.

Google is offering up to 75% off the first in series comic books.

(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: Why people stick with outdated technology

daily_links_1Why People Stick With Outdated Technology (Scientific American) – Yep. There are a lot of good points here (says the lady who still uses her old  iPod Classic alongside the newer tech).

This app is changing the way Tanzania reads the news (Quartz) – Interesting look at the newspaper/paywall problem.

Frustrated publishers to Twitter: Give us our share counts back (Digiday) – I don’t think this article gives enough validity to social proof on the reader’s end of things. What do you think?

8 Tips to Help You Get More Reading Done (Time Management Ninja) – It is interesting how e-readers fit into the equation.

Amazon has some very competitive prices on Samsung tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (the non-Nook version) is only a few dollars more new than the price for refurbs. And the just-released, giant 18.4″ Samsung Galaxy View is already reduced to $499.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Why Twitter is Dying

daily_links_1A few links worthy of sharing:

Why Twitter is Dying and What You Can Learn From It (Medium) – Thought-provoking piece about online abuse and its effects.

Appeals Court Rules That Google Book Scanning is Fair Use (Ars Technica) – This case filed by the Authors’ Guild may finally be running out of steam….

Chrome dumps “OK Google” eavesdropping extension because nobody actually uses it (Ars Technica) – The “always on” extension is removed from laptops and desktops.

Here’s Warner/Chappell’s Plan to Save the “Happy Birthday” Copyright (Hollywood Reporter) – With so much money on the table, this story seems determined not to go away anytime soon.

Kindle Daily Deals (Amazon) – Nine books for $2.99 or less that include several of Robert Goldsborough’s re-boot of the Nero Wolfe Mysteries.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.