Daily Links and Deals: Tablets Are Dead

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, February 25, 2016:

President Obama Will Nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as Next Librarian of Congress (Infodocket)

Google wants us to change our name from 9to5Google (Update: We’re back!) (9 to 5 Google) –  Running afoul of trademark law: the fallout…. Anybody remember when Amazon made everybody take the work Kindle out of their domain names?  Yeah, it’s like that.

The why’s and what’s of 5G (USA Today) – This is where wireless networks are going – and why it’s a good idea.

Tablets Are Dead (Techcrunch) – Not a single new tablet revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Open eBooks Program Brings eBooks to Students Who Need it Most (The Digital Reader) – Ebooks going where they are desperately needed, but could the government manage the program for less?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes The Dead Play On (Cafferty & Quinn Novels Book 3) by Heather Graham for 99 cents.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is  A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by Lucy Holliday for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Safe at Last (Slow Burn Series #3) by Maya Banks for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Kill Box by Nicole Christoff for 99 cents.

Google is offering a selection of Limited Time Deals that includes Mockingbird (Sequel to Blackbirds) by Chuck Wendig for $2.99.

(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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: The one ebook you need to read

daily linksDigital Life:

The One Ebook You Have to Read If You Love Digital Books (Gizmodo)

Whole Foods May Stop Selling CDs… (Digital Music News)

How Up to Date Is “Goodnight iPad”? (Gear Diary)

Telephone and Broadband:

Internet providers ordered to stop hiding the true size of monthly bills (Ars Technica)

What Is 5G, and What Does It Mean for Consumers? (Recode)

Gaming and Streaming:

Verizon’s Video Service Is Coming This Summer, and Will Feature Stuff From DreamWorks and AwesomenessTV (Recode)


Firechat – “Off-The-Grid” Public Chat Without Using Internet/Coverage (Gear Diary)

Maker of Facetune Takes on Photoshop With Enlight, a Mobile Photo Editing App (Recode)

20 best puzzle games for the iPad (Tab Times)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

How to turn off the keyboard noise on your iPad (Tab Times)

How To Disable Third-Party Cookies In Google Chrome (Google Chromecast)

Infographic: Who’s Tracking You Online, and How to Fight it (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals include December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith, romance, business and money, science fiction and kids deals.

The NOOK Find of the Day today is a collection of classic British mysteries featuring works from celebrated authors Margery Allingham, Adrian Alington, and Edmund Crispin for just $1.99 each! There is also a bonus offer: buy the current issue of select NOOK magazines–including Martha Stewart Living & Family Circle— for only $0.99 each!

Today’s Kobo Daily Deal is Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondor for 99 cents.

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 the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.