Today, the Federal Appeals court upheld the FCC’s rules for an open internet. Also, a new Netflix app for ipad with picture in picture capabilities, a Kindle update that will make a lot of users happy, and a seemingly overreaching copyright suit about the Walking Dead. In deals, 10 books in the Aimee Leduc mysteries and ongoing deals on Kindles, Fire tablets, Fire TVs and the Amazon Tap.
Daily Links for Tuesday, June 14, 2016:
Net Neutrality Wins: Federal Court Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules (Motherboard) Given the importance of the internet in our lives, this is a win for the people. However, that may not mean that the fight is over.
Netflix’s iPad app now supports Picture in Picture multitasking (The Verge) Can I please, please, PLEASE have this for my desktop?
AMC threatens copyright lawsuit over Walking Dead spoiler (TorrentFreak) Wait a minute – they are claiming copyright infringement for talking about what happens on an episode that hasn’t aired yet?
Kindle Update v5.8.1 Restores Reading Progress Dots, Adds New Sharing Options (The Digital Reader) Good news for lovers of those progress dots: They’re back!
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes 10 books in the An Aimee Leduc Investigation series by Cara Black.
I have been talking for the last few days about the Amazon device sale that been going on. There’s just a few more days to order in time for Father’s Day delivery. Here’s what you can find:
- Amazon Tap: The Amazon Tap, the Alexa enabled portable speaker with Bluetooth is only $109.99. ($20 off regular price.)
- Kindles: The basic Kindle e-reader is only $59.99, the Kindle Paperwhite is $99.99 and the Kindle for Kids Bundle is $79.99.
- Fire Tablet savings: Fire 7 Tablet for only $39.00, Fire HD 6 for $69.99,Fire HD 10 for $179.99, and Fire Kid’s Edition, $79.99.
- Fire TV: Get $15 off the Fire TV, the Fire TV Gaming edition, and theFire TV with HD Antenna bundle. (The Fire TVs are also Alexa enabled.)
Google has a selection of Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy that includes some Star Trek Voyager novelizations.
(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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