Daily Links for day, October 18, 2016:
Time’s Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating (Motherboard) The last FCC meeting before the presidential election is coming up. After that, it is anybody’s game.
15 tips every Mac user should know (Computer World) Great tips for the Mac.
Verizon user’s mysterious $20,300 data bill canceled after media coverage (Ars Technica) The lesson here is probably just go to the media directly when the company gives you the runaround.
Company offers “Fraudulent ” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations (Torrent Freak) PRO TIP: ALWAYS go to the official government site.
Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports (Engadget) After the news about people overseas not being able to get their phones back to the US because of new airplane restrictions, this is welcome news.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One That I Want by Donna Hill, Zuri Day, Cheris Hodges.
TONS of goodies in Today’s Deals: First, iPhone cases, Monster High Deal(s) of the Day, a Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue and Savings on Outdoor Apparel and Gear.
The Echo is now available in white. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry. The Romance Daily Find is Cowboy After Dark
by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (This is a really good zombie tale, IMHO! I loved this one). The Extra Daily Deal is The Son by Philipp Meyer.
Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.
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 out of stock until October 19, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow.
(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.)
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