Daily Links and Deals: Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 18,  2016:

Time’s Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating (Motherboard) The last FCC meeting before the presidential election is coming up. After that, it is anybody’s game.

15 tips every Mac user should know (Computer World) Great tips for the Mac.

Verizon user’s mysterious $20,300 data bill canceled after media coverage (Ars Technica) The lesson here is probably just go to the media directly when the company gives you the runaround.

Company offers “Fraudulent ” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations (Torrent Freak) PRO TIP: ALWAYS go to the official government site.

Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports (Engadget) After the news about people overseas not being able to get their phones back to the US  because of new airplane restrictions, this is welcome news.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One That I Want by Donna Hill, Zuri Day, Cheris Hodges.

TONS of goodies in Today’s Deals: First, iPhone casesMonster High Deal(s) of the Day, a Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue and Savings on Outdoor Apparel and Gear.

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 Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry. The Romance Daily Find is Cowboy After Dark
by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (This is a really good zombie tale, IMHO! I loved this one). The Extra Daily Deal is The Son by Philipp Meyer.

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 The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow.

(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.

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Daily Links and Deals: The Yahoo Data Breach (Roundup)

daily_links_1Today, a roundup of some of the coverage on the Yahoo data breach. In deals, athletic shoes, sock deals and Dyson vacuum.

Daily Links for Thursday, September 23,  2016:

How not to verify a data breach (and why some really want you to get ‘pwned’) (ZD Net) This goes a long way towards explaining why it can take so long for these breeches to come to light.

If you’ve ever created a Yahoo account, take these steps immediately to protect your data (Recode) It’s not just your Yahoo account that’s vulnerable. Now, if they will just explain to me how to change my mother’s maiden name….

UK broadband customers also affected by Yahoo hack (Engadget) Some BT and Sky email accounts are also affected by the Yahoo account breach.

Yahoo finally acknowledges massive hack of user data, only informed Verizon two days ago (Talking New Media) Verizon is buying Yahoo. Does this hack effect the deal?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng.

In Today’s Deals, Shoes, socks and a refurbished Dyson DC65 Multi Floor – Purple.

Amazon has now released the Echo a second color. You can pre-order the Echo now to get it in white. It will be available on September 28, 2016. 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 Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica. The Romance Daily Find is Lone Star Nights by Delores Fossen.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Book of the Dead (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child. The Extra Daily Deal is In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks.

Also, select non-fiction titles at the Kobo store for 99 cents until September 26th.

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 September 23, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Wedding Series by Patricia McLinn.

Google Books has a selection of Start a New Series titles priced from 99 cents.

(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: 6 reasons a library card is more useful than you think

daily_links_1Today, an article about how a library card is can still enrich your child’s life. Also, two stories about New York City broadband problems, HBO and Cinemax are still expanding their apps’ reach and the EU promises free WiFi for everyone. In deals, a Cuisinart 5-in-i griddler (that also makes pannini – yum!).

Daily Links for day, September 15 2016:

6 reasons a library card is more useful than you think (BabyCenter) This article asks the question “Can your local public library still enrich your kid’s life?”

New York City Threatens To Sue Verizon For Failure To Meet Fiber Deployment Promises (Techdirt) This happens over and over and it is one of the reasons we need municipal broadband as an option.

New York kiosks offering public web browsing are being used for porn (Mashable) That free wi-fi is causing a bit of a stir because of how it is being used.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony’s PlayStation Vue service (PC World) The former cord-cutting holdouts are continuing to explore new outlets for their apps.

European Union pledges free Wi-Fi for all citizens by 2020 (The Next Web) Bold premise, I haope they are watching New York City….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley and The Golden Barbarian (Sedikhan Book 1) by Iris Johansen.

In Today’s Deals, the Cuisinart GR-4NR 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Red Dials.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Changing Season by Steven Manchester. The Romance Daily Find is All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue: The Debutante Files by Sophie Jordan.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M. C. Beaton. The Extra Daily Deal is Love Hawaiian Style, Aloha Series, Books 1-3 by Chris Keniston.

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 September 23, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Labyrinth by Kate Mosse.

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: Evolving Technologies Change the Nature of Internet Use

daily_links_1Today, stories on how new technology affects how we use the internet, changes in Journalism, and a new smart toy for your pets lets you play with your cat or dog from anywhere. In deals, an offer from Verizon and sale pricing on the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled devices.

Daily Links for Tuesday, April 19, 2016:

Track all your partner’s infidelities with this smart mattress (Engadget) Is it just me or is this taking “connectedness” too far?

Key Ring Chronicles: Library Card (McSweeney’s) Um, that doesn’t happen with ebooks….

Verizon Wireless Android Users Can Get 2GB Free for Using Android Pay! (Gear Diary) This is a limited time offer good through mid-June.

Journalism isn’t dying. But it’s changing WAY faster than most people understand (Washington Post) Until we understand those changes, a clear direction for journalism is not going to present itself.

Play with your pets from anywhere with PlayDate’s smart ball (Engadget) This sounds like it would be a great for pet owners, although it is a little pricey.

The New York Public Library Digitizes Centuries-Old Hebrew Manuscripts (NYPL) Fascinating collection of late medieval and early modern manuscripts, including a couple on Kaballah.

Evolving Technologies Change the Nature of Internet Use (NTIA) A report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration looks at how we interact online with new tech.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Mandel Files, Volume 1: Mindstar Rising & A Quantum Murder (Greg Mandel) by Peter F. Hamilton for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering 15% off the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Tap.  Also a deal on the Sons of Anarchy: The Complete series on either Blu-ray or DVD.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, and deals on pre-owned Fire tablets. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Chasing Jillian (Love and Football Series #5) for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt 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.

Daily Links and Deals: Your checking account is probably easier to hack into than your email

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, March 1, 2016:

Hound Is a Digital Assistant That’s Smarter Than Siri, Google Now and Cortana (ReCode) – The new kid on the block sounds interesting.

Women Are Taking to the Streets to Save London’s Beloved Feminist Library (Broadly) – Women from the community are protesting the astronomical rent increases threatening the library.

Why you probably shouldn’t be doing work on that in-flight Wi-Fi  (Ars) – In-flight services are worse than public wi-fi? That’s scary!

Study: More than half of all ad blocker users would disable them to read content (Digiday) – What do you think? Would you disable your ad block in to read a site?

Your checking account is probably easier to hack into than your email (Quartz) – Wow, does this make you think….

It took Verizon seven months to fix Internet outage in NYC building (Ars Technica) This is an outrage….

Checkbook lets you email anyone a digital check and deposit it free (Techcrunch) – This sounds like a service that could really fill a need….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students (Quick & Dirty Tips) by Mignon Fogarty for $2.99.

In the market for a new cell phone? Amazon has the ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 Global Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone for $179.99. The phone is 16GB, GSM and has a US warranty.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan for $1.99. Kobo is also having a Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under sale until March 31, 2016.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley 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.

Verizon Connection Day

verizonToday, Verizon Wireless is giving away free digital gifts for their  Connection Day promotion. Many of these free gifts are geared towards holiday travelers.

Among the offerings:

  • Free digital content from Amazon and books from Audible.
  • A full day of iTunes radio with limited interruptions.
  • Free airport wi-fi from Boingo.
  • The latest editions of select Conde Nast magazines, including titles such as Wired, Vanity Fair, Vogue and many more.
  • 30 free minutes of Gogo in-flight wi-fi.
  • Free Fl-Fi for select Jet Blue flights.
  • Stream ad-free Pandora One radio.

You don’t have to be a Verizon customer to take advantage of the free offers, but there is a bonus offer of exclusive access to movies and TV if you are an existing Verizon FiOS customer. There are terms and conditions which apply, so read the fine print. The offer is only valid until midnight!

You can get more info at the Verizon Connection Day page.