Daily Links for Monday, November 14, 2016:
Your iPhone’s has a hidden signal strength meter (ZD Net) This hack shows you how to use it.
Signal Downloads Spiked After Election Results (Motherboard) Post-election, encrypted messaging app Signal has a lot of new users.
Federal judge orders Amazon to refund in-app purchases made by children (The Verge) Amazon is paying the price for not warning parents about in-app purchases in children’s games.
Amazon Japan’s manga-centric Kindle is all about storage (Engadget) Alook at a Manga-optimized Kindle sold by Amazon Japan.
INDIA: Books, music downloads from foreign sites will be costlier from Dec 1 (The Hindu Business Line) A 15 percent excise tax is designed to level the playing field for domestic retailers.
AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts (ZD Net) This adult dating and entertainment company’s poor security practices are supposedly to blame for the breach.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Shady Cross by James Hankins.
In Today’s Deals, RAVPower battery power banks.
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 NIV, Lifehacks Bible, eBook: Practical Tools for Successful Spiritual Habits by Kevin DeYoung. The Romance Daily Find is Much Ado About Highlanders by May McGoldrick.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Kobo Presents The Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, John Helfers, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, and many others. The Extra Daily Deal is Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy Book 1) by J.R. Ward.
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 until early 2017.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Careless People by Sarah Churchwell.
Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.
(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.