Daily Links for today, January 6, 2016:
You Can Kiss Your 3.5mm Headphone Jack Goodbye (Digital Music News) – This has big implications for tablets, e-readers and definitely audiobooks!
iOS eBook reading app updates: NOOK gains 3D Touch support, Kobo, Scribd apps are updated (Talking New Media) – Information on the latest IOS updates for reading apps.
Dell Has Been Hacked, and Scammers Have Its Customer Database (The Digital Reader) – In case you missed this story. As a long-time Dell customer, this ruined my day.
Digital eye strain worse for multitaskers, survey finds (Chicago Tribune) – We hear a lot about the mental aspects of multitasking, this is interesting info on the physical effects.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Robert Ludlum’s (TM) The Utopia Experiment (A Covert-One novel Book 10) and Fern Michaels’ Betrayal, each $1.99.
Barnes and Noble Nook Romance Daily Find is Holt’s Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1) by Barbara Ankrum for $1.99. They also have a selection of Great Reads Under $5.00.
The Kobo Daily Deal is Tempted by Your Touch by Jen Holling from the Brides of the Bloodstone series, $1.99.
iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Assassin’s Blade (The Throne of Glass Novellas) by Sarah J. Maas for $2.99.
Cross-platform publisher deals for today:
The City on the Edge of Forever by Harlan Ellison (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google and iTunes).
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google and iTunes).
(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.
We’re lucky we got Bluetooth headsets for Christmas!
🙂 I think that is part of the reason why Apple wants to get rid of them. A lot of people are moving towards Bluetooth speakers and headsets, cars, etc. But musicians in particular use a lot of adapters that connect through the jack. And since we use all kinds of devices around our house, cross-platform compatibility is a must-have. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, don’t you think?