Daily Links for Wednesday, November 30, 2016:
How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone From Anywhere In The World (Vanity Fair) This may be a bit TL;DR for some, but it is fascinating case study on malware and cyber security issues.
Netflix for Android now lets you download videos to watch offline (9 to 5 Google) This is huge! Related: How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline with PlayOn Cloud (from PC World).
Spotify is using billboards to call users out on their questionable listening habits (The Next Web) Funny? Yes. But the privacy concern outweigh that. And it skates dangerously close to shaming people for their music choices.
There’s E Ink everything now, even wallets (The Verge) Um… I am kind of scratching my head at this one. I get the premise, but black and white e-ink? Seriously?
Twitter now ranks your conversations based on who replies (Engadget) Why won’t they just leave Twitter alone?
Yes, the U.K. now has a law to log web users’ browsing behavior, hack devices and limit encryption (Techcrunch) This Investigatory Powers law is pretty scary, especially because of how many people can access the information without a warrant.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals features popular reads on Kindle for $2.99, including Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy Book 1) by Stephen King.
In Today’s Deals, Sony H.ear on Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (only the Charcoal Black ones are on sale).
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully by Arielle Eckstut, David Henry Sterry. The Romance Daily Find is The Forbidden Man (Edge of Scandal Series #1) by Elle Wright.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth. The Extra Daily Deal is Come Home to Sweetgrass Boxed Set: Books 1-3 Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs (plus bonus Christmas novella) by Jean Brashear.
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’ still has a collection of limited-time deals that includes Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa.
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.