Today, a look at tidying your tech that’s based on Marie Kondo’s best-selling book. Also, A Skype update for your tablet, a scary lesson about the internet from China and live content may be coming to the Amazon Fire TV. In deals, 80% off some great children’s books, deals on home electronics and a Anker PowerCore 10000 portable charger for $19.
Daily Links for Saturday, May 28, 2016:
Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign (PC World) This update for Skypes supports tablets, material design and multipane window.
Amazon Fire TV update lays groundwork for more live TV streaming (Liliputing) Recent updates for the Fire TV add support for live streaming and live stations. Does this mean that Amazon is going to be offing live content soon?
The life-changing magic of tidying your tech: The KonTechie Method (CNET) If you have read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, this article helps you apply those principles to the tech in your life.
China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works (Washington Post) Internet use in China is high, while at at the same time, censorship is flourishing….
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals features 80% off children’s books, including books by R.L. Stine, books by Rick Riordan. You can find books in both The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series as well as Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian for just $1.99 each.
In Today’s Deals, the Ecosmart ECO 27 Electric Tankless Water Heater and the SimpliSafe SSCS2 Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security Deluxe Pack. Also, the Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger for just $19!
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a selection of 12 Manga series starters for just $2.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Denial by Lisa Renee Jones for $1.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Misery by Stephen King for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is LUCY: The Complete Lucy Kendall Series with Bonus Content by Stacy Green for $4.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Women in the Middle Ages by Frances and Joseph Gies for 99 cents.
(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.)
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