Daily Links and Deals: Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, February 1, 2016:

Following Apple’s Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices (Techcrunch) – A welcome, but not unsurprising addition for Samsung phones.

From the Editor’s Desk: Android, airlines and what’s to come (Android Central) – It used to be that you were incommunicado during a flight. Not any more!

Shelve paperbacks in favour of E-books in schools? (BBC) – A look at where ebooks fit in the classroom.

Homeless People Lose Internet Access Over Illegal Downloads (Torrent Freak) – Disturbing story. Given the fact that  ISPs can now be held liable for infringement, we will probably be hearing more stories like this.

I bought my mom a Chromebook Pixel and everything is so much better now (The Verge) Great article that points of some of the benefits of the Chromebook.

Deals of the Day:

If you live in the UK, Amazon UK has Katherine by Anya Seton as a Daily Deal for £.99. (It is $9.99 here in the US, so it is a good deal!)

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Pachett for $1.99.

The Fire HD 10 is available for only $179.99. That’s a savings of $50.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is 31 Days by Marcia Gloster for $1.99.

B & N also has a great selection in their 500 Under $5 sale.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dry A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Strong Enough by M. Leighton for $1.99.

(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.

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