Daily Links for Wednesday, January 13, 2016:
We Talked to a Witch Who Casts Viruses Out of Computers With Magic (Motherboard) – Anybody out there tried this? Asking for a friend…
The first alpha release of Remix OS puts Android onto your PC (Android Central) – This is a fascinating evolution. I frequently find myself wanting some of the apps on my phone on my computer.
Skype Brings Group Video Calls To Mobile Devices (Techcrunch) – Skype is finally bringing this feature to mobile.
Yahoo settles e-mail privacy class-action: $4M for lawyers, $0 for users (Ars Technica) – What’s wrong with this picture? And the problem their sued over is still going on.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes an interesting selection of biographies, histories and non-fiction works.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dewey Decimal System by Nathan Larson for 99 cents. Books two and three three in the series, The Nervous System and The Immune System are also 99 cents each. This is a near-future crime thriller about a man trying to restore order to the New York Public Library system after it has been decimated by terror attacks. What’s not to love? 🙂
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The New Basics Cookbook by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso for $2.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking 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.