Daily Links: About that headphone jack? Let’s keep it…

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 9, 2016:

Over 200,000 People Have Signed A Petition To Stop Apple From Killing The iPhone’s Headphone Jack (Techcrunch)- Evidently, a lot of people don’t want to lose the headphone jack.

2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year (Ars Technica) – An update on all of Google’s 2016 projects.

The hand-held’s tale: For centuries, the powerful would never hold anything useful for themselves. How did devices become universal luxuries? (Aeon) – An interesting look at where our passion for handheld devices originated and how they evolved.

Failed mobile operating systems find life after death on the TV (The Verge) – Where does failed mobile software go after it dies?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes all three books in Christina Farley’s urban fantasy series, The Gilded, for $1.99 each. There is also a selection of 50 ebooks from various genres for $2 each.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Temptation by Douglas Kennedy for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Alloy of Law (A Mistborn Novel #4) by Brandon Sanderson for $2.99. Kobo is still offering a New Reads for the New Year! Buy One, Get One FREE deal and one for 30% Off Sale on Select eBook Box Sets with Promo Code: BOX30. Both deals are valid through 1/11/16.

😦 iTunes hasn’t added any new books to their Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 deals.

(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.