Some Android users are receiving a $5 credit from Google for the purchase of a book

Google is willing to give you a $5 credit toward the purchase of certain books or comics that are priced at more than $5. The offer can be redeemed by clicking on the  blue “Redeem Now” box. The $5 credit will appear at the payment screen. You can redeem the offer no later than September 30th, and once the offer is redeemed, you have until October 12th to use the credit. Titles that can be purchased using the credit can be changed at Google’s discretion. The price of a book purchased with the coupon must be $5.01 or higher.

Click on the Google Play Books app to see if you have received …

19 minimalist tattoos that will make you want to book an appointment now


Minimalists tattoos have hit the mainstream. We’ve all seen the classic infinity signs or geometric shapes, but there’s so much more out there. 

Here are 21 minimalist tattoos for some fresh and wonderfully delicate ink inspiration.

1. Potted cactus 

2. Outer space 

3. Scorpion 

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4. Musical notes on a staff 

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J.K. Rowling uses kindness to shut down a mansplainer who told a woman she didn't actually write a book


The term mansplaining came from an author who had a man explain her own book to her. Now, men are explaining not just the contents of books … but the act of writing a book itself. 

Author Laura Kalbag shared on Twitter on Saturday that her new book Accessibility for Everyone, about the accessibility of websites to users, was coming out soon. 

If you missed it:

I’ve written a book! It’s coming out very soon, sign up to get it first

— Laura Kalbag (@laurakalbag) August 18, 2017 Read more…

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Deal: Get a Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 for just $499

Earlier this year, Samsung released its second Galaxy device that doesn’t run Android (after the Galaxy TabPro S): the Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 convertible tablet that’s competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro and other similar hybrid products.

Now, as part of a Back to School promotion in the US, Samsung is taking $130 off the prices of select Galaxy Book models. Mind you, the deal does not include the 12-inch version of the Galaxy Book, so you can take advantage of it only if you want to buy the 10.6-inch (1920 x 1280 pixels), Wi-Fi-only model.

A Samsung …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch with book cover keyboard costs $500 at B&H

Samsung slashed the price of its latest high-end tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch, by $100. The slate is now available for just $499.99 at various retailers in the United States, although the Galaxy Tab S3 was launched for $599.99 a few months ago.

If you haven’t yet taken advantage of one of the many deals on the Galaxy Tab S3, here is one that’s better than anything we’ve seen until now. For a limited time, B&H is selling Samsung’s tablet for the same $499.99 amount but throws in a free book cover keyboard.

The book cover keyboard that’s available …

Uber adds ability to book rides for others who lack smartphones

Uber’s had a tough time in the news lately, only last week
seeing the
resignation of its CEO, Travis Kalanick. This, however, is a new week! And with
that comes a new feature from the ride-sharing company – the ability to book
rides for someone else, regardless of whether or not they own a smartphone.


While the person who requests the ride must still be
billed, entering a pickup address other than the GPS location of the requester will
automatically prompt the user about booking the ride for someone else. At this
point, the user can select a rider from their address book …

New book reveals that Steve Jobs wanted a back button for the Apple iPhone

Had Steve Jobs’ original design for the iPhone been used on the device, there would have been two buttons on the handset instead of the one home button. The late CEO and Apple co-founder wanted the device to come with a back button for navigation. Imran Chaudhri, who worked as a designer at Apple for over 19-years, revealed that originally the iPhone was to sport no buttons at all. Eventually, it was determined that a home button was necessary and Jobs wanted to add the back button.

The comments made by Chuadhri are found in the new book, “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.” …

New book reveals the inner secrets behind Apple's development of the iPhone

On January 9th, 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and it is not hyperbole to say that things were never the same again. For many of our readers, that lone event turned them into big time smartphone fans. Even though there were smartphones available on January 8th, 2007, by the time the sun set over New York City on January 9th it seemed that everyone was talking about this new touchscreen smartphone from Apple.

If you remember those days, and the long wait until the June 29th 2007 launch of the device, you’ll be interested in a new book that will be released this coming …

Free Comic Book Day is now a geek family affair and here's the proof


Zounds! ‘Tis Free Comic Book Day, when younglings and olds alike descend upon their local comic book merchants in search of the only nourishment that will slake their savage geek thirst: MOAR COMIC BOOKS. 

But despite the feeding frenzy focused on the wonder secreted in the pages of these paper treasures, Free Comic Book Day is actually a sweet moment for many families when friends and family get to unapologetically share their collective guilty pleasure. 

No, this isn’t the day to haggle over a rare issue of an obscure superhero series, or eye the comic book shop owner suspiciously as she darts into the back room where they keep “the good stuff.”  Read more…

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Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

At MWC this year, Samsung didn’t introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation’s largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on …