Daily Links and Deals: The (updated) history of Android

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, November 2,  2016:

Apple is reportedly making Apple Music a little cheaper (The Next Web) There’s been some speculation that Amazon’s Music Unlimited pricing was going to drive streaming prices downward. Is this what we are seeing here? (And just for the record, pundits were betting that Apple wouldn’t play this game.)

Cord Cutters Are Finding Ways to Cope With Comcast’s Data Caps (Motherboard) Cord-cutting equals using more bandwidth. Data caps are a challenge – and it’s only going to get worse.

More websites were viewed on mobile devices and tablets than desktops for the first time ever this month (Quartz) We’ve officially tipped over into the mobile world….

How skinny will Hulu’s new bundle be? (Recode) Cord-cutters and cord-cutter hopefuls are waiting to hear about the lineup.

The (updated) history of Android (Ars Technica) Follow the endless iterations from Android 0.5 to Android 7 and beyond

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112) by Stephen King.

In Today’s Deals, save up to up to 40% off Philips Wake-Up Lights.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March. The Romance Daily Find is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Extra Daily Deal is Triple Play: A Boxed Set of Hot Baseball Romances by Mindy Klasky.

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 currently out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss.

Google Books has a selection of Big Book Deals (books start at 99 cents).

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste

daily_links_1Today, a worrisome  look at what is happening with all that old tech gear. Also, Apple admits its deleting your music, another piece on the smell of old books and a a look at the rise of digitally board games. In Deals,  bluthooth headphones, cable and up to 80% off 16 must-read best selling ebooks.

Daily Links for Saturday, May 14, 2016:

GPS devices reveal what the U.S. is really doing with its toxic e-waste (Mashable) How good of a job is the US doing with all that e-wast from tablets and e-readers. Not so well, according to this report.

High-tech cardboard: The rise of digitally augmented board games (Ars Technica) In a world where everything seems to be going high tech, what about old fashioned board games?

Apple confirms iTunes music deletion issue, has no idea what’s causing it (The Next Web) Apple admits that theres a big bug in its music software that’s deleting customers music.

The sweet, sexy smell of old books is a perfume fad (Quartz) Another look at one of the most common complaints about e-readers: They don’t smell like books.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes up to 80% off 16 must-read best sellers including books by Veronica Roth, C.S. Lewis and more.

In Today’s Deals, there are Omaker 3 Pack Optimum Combination 3.5mm Male to Male Stereo Audio Cable Cords and a set of Bluedio R Plus Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Micro SD Card Slot.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Betting on Hope  for $1.99.by Debra Clopton

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Desert Heat by J. A. Jance Joanna Brady Mysteries (Book 1) for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Rookery Rogues (Volume 1) by Erica Monroe for $4.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes An Eye for an Eye: A Dewey Andreas novel by Ben Coes for $2.99.

Google is featuring a Bad Boys of Romance promotion.

(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.