Daily Links and Deals – DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying!

daily_links_1Today, The EFF want the FTC to force labels identifying DRM restrictions. Also, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 rules (again), Target starts selling Kindles again and the those software bundles you install may be worse than malware. In deals, an automatic pet feeder, select Crayola products and deals on Mountain House Emergency food bundles. Amazon also still has savings on Fire tablets as well.

Daily Links for Monday, August 8, 2016:

Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware (ZD Net) You may want to think twice about installing that software bundle….

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10 (PC World) This is the friendlier, less pushy and aggressive Microsoft, right?

Target starts selling Kindles again after a four-year break (Engadget) This makes it easier to try before you buy.

DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying! (EFF) Organizations are putting pressure on the FTC to make sure we know what our rights are before we buy.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

In Today’s DealsArf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser for Dogs & Cats, up to 50% off select Crayola products and savings of up to 40% on Mountain House Emergency Food Supply. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson. The Romance Daily Find is Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. The Extra Daily Deal is The Devil in Winter:  Wallflowers (Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

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.

Daily Links and Deals: E-books, why so old-fashioned? Here’s a Web wakeup call

daily_links_1Today, another look at the idea that ebooks should be more interactive. Also, OverDrive looks at making it easier to download library books on a Kobo and more on the role adblockers. In Deals, you can get an unlocked dual sim smartphone and savings of up to 50% off PC accessories.

Daily Links for Tuesday, May 10, 2016:

FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates (Android Central) Right now, it’s just a request for more information, but it is on their radar.

Easier downloads of OverDrive library books coming ‘relatively soon’ for Kobo e-readers and apps (Teleread) This is great news! Now, how soon is soon, LOL?

Why publishers are teaming up to explore time-based selling (Digiday) Will this approach change the way we view online ads?

Reddit’s Technology Subreddit Ponders Banning Wired & Forbes For Blocking Adblock Users (Techdirt) Can you have it both ways? Why should I share your content if you won’t let people see it?

E-books, why so old-fashioned? Here’s a Web wakeup call (CNET) Here we go again. Do you need your ebooks to be more dynamic and interactive? All I want to do is read….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Unsaid: A Novel by Neil Abramson for $2.99.

In Today’s Deals, there is a BLU Advance 5.0 – Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone – US GSM and up to 50% off select Logitech PC accessories.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Sweet By and By: A Novel by Todd Johnson for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Indebted Series 1-3 Boxed Set by Pepper Winters for  99 cents. The extra Daily Deals is Greenwash: A Katerina Carter Color of Money Mystery (Book 3) by Colleen Cross for $3.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr for $1.99. This is a fascinating sounding tale of the quest for a painting by Italian Baroque master Caravaggio.

(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.