Daily Links and Deals: iPhone Bug Can Force Phones to Repeatedly Call 911

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 10,  2016:

The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption (Greenbot.com) Privacy concerns seem to be exploding since Tuesday. Even Whats App is rolling out two-factor authentication.

Facebook buys black market passwords to keep your account safe (CNET) I get the idea here, but the thought of Facebook tracking down my other info on the internet kind of creeps me out.

You can now send people money on PayPal by shouting at Siri (The Verge) Wow, sending money keeps getting easier and easier….

iPhone Bug Can Force Phones to Repeatedly Call 911 (Gizmodo) And Apple really, really needs to patch this.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 40% on select Ravensburger and Wonder Forge games. Also, Mad Men: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray + Digital HD].

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 Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts by Jackie Alpers.        The Romance Daily Find is Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner. The Extra Daily Deal is I Wish (I Wish Book 1) by Elizabeth Langston.

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 The Mud Sisters by Edie Claire.

Google Books has a selection of Start a New Mystery titles, a first in series 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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