Daily Links and Deals: Lies, damned lies and ad blocking statistics

daily_links_1Today, can you really trust those headlines about ad blockers? Also, Microsoft’s browser heads for the bottom, Apple release an update to an update and your WiFi SSID can spout poetry. In deals, there are savings on men’s watches, an Anker Bluetooth speaker and a lovely fountain pen kit.

Daily Links for Thursday, June 2, 2016:

A new Play Store uninstall manager will offer to clear up space, says report (PC World) So now Google will tell you if you haven’t used apps for a while so you can delte them first.

Users abandon sinking Microsoft browser ship at record clip (Computer World)  IE used to be the number one browser, Now, it is racing towards the bottom.

How to delete your Netflix history (CNET) A dead simple trick that will save you a lot of embarrassment….

The Wi-Fi Poet is an amazing and horrible idea (The Next Web)  Well, it beats calling your home Wi-Fi Skynet. PS, this article points out some funny possibilities!

Apple releases iOS update to fix iPad-bricking bug (The Verge) So, this is an update to fix an update that bricked people’s devices. Yeah, I feel real comfortable with that!

Lies, damned lies and ad blocking statistics (Digiday) The problem with ad blocking statistics is that there are no neutral parties.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes WIRED by Douglas E. Richards for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering men’s watches for dads and grads starting at $39.99 and a Parker Urban Fountain Pen Medium Point Black with Gold Trim Kit with 4 Ink Cartridges. Also, a Anker SoundCore Sport Bluetooth speaker with microphone.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is the first four novels in the Hellmaw series for $2.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Ordinary Daylight: Portrait of an Artist Going Blind by Andrew Potek 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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Fire HD 10 now available in aluminum and with 64 GB storage

fireHD10If you wanted your Amazon Fire tablet to have a higher-end look, Amazon may have delivered for you. Today the announced that the Fire HD 10 is now available in a sliver aluminum finish. Previous models were plastic only in black and white, so in the appearance department, this may be more comparable to the look of an iPad..  They have also added extra storage with a 64GB option for the tablet (currently, that is only offered on the aluminum model).

While the tablet display isn’t quite Retina display quality (it is only 149 ppi / 1280 x 800), it has a 1.5GHZ quad-core processor, dual cameras and connects to the Amazon ecosystem of movies, TV shows, music, books, apps and games.

The device is currently available in 16, 32 or 64 GB configurations. You can also add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage. Prices start at $229.99.

Does this new look make the Fire HD 10 more attractive to you?