Daily Links: Google Play Books rife with Malware?

daily linksDigital Life:

Google Play Books is Rife With Malware, Phishing Scams (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Consumers Want It Both Ways: Free Content With No Tracking (PBS)

Do You Pick Gadgets Based on the Accessories? (Gear Diary)

Google caves to porn lovers, rescinds Blogger ban on adult content (Ars Technica)

In A World Where Email No Longer Exists (Techcrunch)

Broadband and Telephone:

FTC to award $25,000 for the best honeypot design to trap robocalls (Ars Technica)

Gaming and Streaming:

‘HBO Now’ Standalone Streaming Service Could Launch in Time for Game of Thrones (Mediaite)

Theaters dig in heels, refuse to show Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation (Ars Technica)

Sling TV’s Web-TV Service Attracts at Least 100,000 Sign-Ups in Its First Month (Recode)

Comcast is not saying when it will make HBO Go available on the PS4 (Ars Technica)

Rock Band 4 will thrash in 2015—and so will its old guitars, drums, DLC (Ars Technica)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

6 easy ways to control your Android phone from your tablet (Tab Times)

Five Sites to Help You Find Your Next Read (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

iPad screen protectors – Do you need one? (Tab Times)
 
 Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals include history, romance and childrens titles.

The Nook Find of the Day is What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen for $2.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Zom-B by Darren Shan for $2.99.

E-Ink E-readers:  Amazon is still offering the basic Kindle  for $59. Kobo’s website says that is offering its Aura e-reader for $99.99. However, I can only get it to show up in my cart for its regular price of $129.99 when I try to checkout. I am not sure if the sale is over or the sale price is not yet in effect. I’d advise checking prices before you purchase.

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.

 

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