Daily Links and Deals: Apple launches Support App for iOS devices

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, November 9,  2016:

Electric Jukebox is a music streaming service that only works on your TV (The Verge) Here’s a perfect example of a response to disruptive technology aimed at people uncomfortable with streaming.

Why are Skype accounts getting hacked so easily? (The Verge) Doublecheck your Skype account to make sure you are protected against this, particularly if you had a password used on another site.

U.S. Copyright Office Seeks Additional Comments for Section 512 Study  (Infodocket) You can still give input on this important issue.

Google Safe Browsing will now label consistently harmful sites as ‘Repeat Offenders’ (9 to 5 Google) I think that this is a good thing, given the prevalence of phishing and malicious sites.

Apple launches Support App for iOS devices (Mashable) Finally, Apple quietly launches an official support app.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Winter Crown: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Elizabeth Chadwick.

In Today’s Deals, savings on select Stanley Products.

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Making a Killing by John L. Hart, Olivia Rupprecht. The Romance Daily Find is Extreme Exposure by Alex Kingwell.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl with a Clock for a Heart: A Novel by Peter Swanson. The Extra Daily Deal is Saving Grace (Heart’s Haven Book 2) by Katie O’Connor.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is still out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Postwar by Tony Judt.

Google Books has a selection of titles to make you laugh in its Humor Sale.

(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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