Daily Links and Deals: Study crazily suggests 70% of Android users want pre-installed apps

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, November 21,  2016:

Study crazily suggests 70% of Android users want pre-installed apps (The Next Web) Seriously? Who did this study? This is living proof that you can word a survey to get exactly the response you want….

Two different takes on the same story: Yes, Apple is limiting some iPhone 7 download speeds. But you probably won’t notice. (Recode) and  Apple reportedly limits Verizon iPhone 7 modem speed to match AT&T model (Ars Technica).

Deleting the Facebook App Could Save Up to 20 Percent of Your Android’s Battery Life (Gizmodo) This is not at all surprising. My battery life plummeted when I installed the app.

RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule (PC World) Time Capsule too? Wow.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

In Today’s DealsSkywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop.

Black Friday Deals Week is starting! If you are looking for an e-reader deal, you can get a basic Kindle for $50 ($30 off), a Kindle Paperwhite for $100 ($20 off) and a Kindle Voyage.for $170 ($30 off).

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi.  The Romance Daily Find is The Bridge to a Better Life: Dare Valley by Ava Miles.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. The Extra Daily Deal is The President’s Vampire (A Nathaniel Cade Novel Book 2) by Christopher Farnsworth.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.

Google Books has a selection of Big Deals.

(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: How to tell an explosive Galaxy Note 7 from a non-explosive one

daily_links_1Those exploding Samsung Note 7 phones have featured prominently in the news. Now, Samsung has devised a system so you know if the one you are buying is safe. In the meantime, the FAA want you to leave them turned off when on a plane. Also more news on the iPhone headphone jack issue, how Google Chrome intends to push websites to HTTPS and a critical update for WordPress users. In deals, and inflatable hammock lounger.

Daily Links for Friday, September 9, 2016:

Listen to wired headphones while charging your iPhone 7? It’s going to cost you (ZD Net) As Apple attempts to move the world to wireless audio, many will make due with the wired headphones they have on hand. You can charge and enjoy music if you purchase the right accessory.

Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure (PC World) Given the fact that web host charge extra for a HTTPS connection, a lot of people are going to be unhappy with this.

How to tell an explosive Galaxy Note 7 from a non-explosive one (Ars Technica) A new labeling system and plans for an IMEI database site will help customers navigate the NOte 7 issue.

The FAA is urging flyers not to turn on or charge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 on planes (Recode) They also don’t want you to check it in your baggage.

WordPress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes (ZD Net) The update fixes two critical errors, a cross-site scripting flaw and path traversal vulnerability.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries Series Book 6) by Jacqueline Winspear.

In Today’s Deals, the Twisted Root Design Inflatable Hammock. (The reviews are really bad and very amusing!)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is All In by Simona Ahrnstedt. The Romance Daily Find is Didn’t I Warn You by Amber Bardan.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is All I Want (An Animal Magnetism Novel Book 7) by Jill Shalvis. The Extra Daily Deal is Hitched (Imperfect Love Book 3) by Kendall Ryan.

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.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati.

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.