Daily Links and Deals: 5 settings every new Android owner should change

daily_links_1Today stories include 5 setting every Android user should change, a phone/smartwatch to help you monitor your child, how to control the information Windows 10 is looking for and more. In Deals, great Gifts for mother’s Day: Polaroid Snap camers, Panasonic devices for the kitchen, e-readers from Amazon and Kobo, and Fire tablet deals that include a $40 Fire.

Daily Links for Tuesday, May 3, 2016:

Xiaomi’s smartwatch for children only costs $50 (Android Authority) It makes calls, sends an SOS and sets geofences for the kids? This could be a way to up the parenting game to a new level.

5 settings every new Android owner should change (CNET) These tips help improve the battery life and functioning of your phone!

Amazon Prime Now arrives online with one-hour delivery service (Ars Technica) It’ll cost you $7.99, but two-hour delivery is free.

Classic George Plimpton Titles Reissued, Go Digital For First Time (Publisher’s Weekly) These new enhanced editions carry a heft price tag for old books.

Why Windows 10 wants your feedback and diagnostics, and how to control them (PC World) The Big Brother aspect of Windows 10 is pretty scary.

Universal and Capitol fly high with copyright win (The 1709 Blog) Label win against in-flight entertainment provider for infringement of music.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt Series Book 1) by Edmund Morris for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 27% off Polaroid Snap camera bundles and Panasonic Deals for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Amazon has some great deals on both e-ink Kindles and Fire tablets:

First, in e-ink Kindles, you can get $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle. 

There are several promotions on Fire tablets. The 7″ Fire (normally $49.99) is only still only $39.99. Amazon is also offering savings on the Fire HD 6 (8GB and 16 GB versions) and the Fire HD 10 is $50 off for a limited time. There are also still deals on pre-owned Fire tablets.

And, yes, I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order. Current delivery date is June 1, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  Gathering of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Choice by Nicholas Sparks for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Before We Met – A Novel by Lucie Whitehouse for $1.99.

And, you can still get $20 off the Kobo Glo HD.  Free shipping is included but I am not sure about a Mother’s Day delivery at this point, although they are still advertising it as a Mother’s Day sale. 🙂

The Kobo has a monthly special 3 for 2 deal features books by  Grace Burrowes. The special runs the entire month of May. 🙂

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Topsellers Under $10 which includes some Lovecraft collections for 99 cents. Is it Cthulhu day?

(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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