Daily Links: The Triumph of Email

daily_links_1Daily Links for the day, January 7, 2016:

The Triumph of Email (The Atlantic) – An interesting look at why we keep coming back to email.

Why libraries should loan WiFi hotspots, not just books (Teleread) – An argument that the internet is just as important as books to the mission of libraries.

Netflix won’t commit to leaving its content uncensored around the world (The Verge) – While I can see the dilemma, I am not a fan of censorship. It will be interesting to see what happens here….

It’s the birthday of a pronoun: heer, himer, hiser, born OTD in 1912 (The Web of Language) –  Um… I don’t recall hearing these lately.

Amazon Expands Access To Prime Video To U.S. Military Members Overseas (Techcrunch) – Offering those serving overseas a taste of TV from home.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes a nice selection of American Best of 2015 anthologies (mainstream short stories science fiction, mysteries, non-fiction essays, etc.).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Normans: From Raiders to Kings by Lars Brownworth for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Pryce Family (Books 1-3) by Nadia Lee for $2.99.

Kobo Daily find is Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for $4.99.

iTunes Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Augusten Burroughs’ Running with Scissors for $1.99.

(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: Google Play Books rife with Malware?

daily linksDigital Life:

Google Play Books is Rife With Malware, Phishing Scams (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Consumers Want It Both Ways: Free Content With No Tracking (PBS)

Do You Pick Gadgets Based on the Accessories? (Gear Diary)

Google caves to porn lovers, rescinds Blogger ban on adult content (Ars Technica)

In A World Where Email No Longer Exists (Techcrunch)

Broadband and Telephone:

FTC to award $25,000 for the best honeypot design to trap robocalls (Ars Technica)

Gaming and Streaming:

‘HBO Now’ Standalone Streaming Service Could Launch in Time for Game of Thrones (Mediaite)

Theaters dig in heels, refuse to show Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation (Ars Technica)

Sling TV’s Web-TV Service Attracts at Least 100,000 Sign-Ups in Its First Month (Recode)

Comcast is not saying when it will make HBO Go available on the PS4 (Ars Technica)

Rock Band 4 will thrash in 2015—and so will its old guitars, drums, DLC (Ars Technica)

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

6 easy ways to control your Android phone from your tablet (Tab Times)

Five Sites to Help You Find Your Next Read (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

iPad screen protectors – Do you need one? (Tab Times)
 Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals include history, romance and childrens titles.

The Nook Find of the Day is What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen for $2.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is Zom-B by Darren Shan for $2.99.

E-Ink E-readers:  Amazon is still offering the basic Kindle  for $59. Kobo’s website says that is offering its Aura e-reader for $99.99. However, I can only get it to show up in my cart for its regular price of $129.99 when I try to checkout. I am not sure if the sale is over or the sale price is not yet in effect. I’d advise checking prices before you purchase.

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.