Daily Links and Deals: Net Neutrality Wins, Federal Court Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules

daily_links_1Today, the Federal Appeals court upheld the FCC’s rules for an open internet. Also, a new Netflix app for ipad with picture in picture capabilities, a Kindle update that will make a lot of users happy, and a seemingly overreaching copyright suit about the Walking Dead. In deals, 10 books in the Aimee Leduc mysteries and ongoing deals on Kindles, Fire tablets, Fire TVs and the Amazon Tap.

Daily Links for Tuesday, June 14, 2016:

Net Neutrality Wins: Federal Court Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules (Motherboard) Given the importance of the internet in our lives, this is a win for the people. However, that may not mean that the fight is over.

Netflix’s iPad app now supports Picture in Picture multitasking (The Verge) Can I please, please, PLEASE have this for my desktop?

AMC threatens copyright lawsuit over Walking Dead spoiler (TorrentFreak) Wait a minute – they are claiming copyright infringement for talking about what happens on an episode that hasn’t aired yet?

Kindle Update v5.8.1 Restores Reading Progress Dots, Adds New Sharing Options (The Digital Reader) Good news for lovers of those progress dots: They’re back!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes 10 books in the An Aimee Leduc Investigation series by Cara Black.

In Today’s Deals, Father’s Day watches from Salvatore Ferragamo.

I have been talking for the last few days about the Amazon device sale that been going on. There’s just a few more days to order in time for Father’s Day delivery.   Here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Lighthouse by P. D. James for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The League of Night and Fog by David Morrell for $1.99.

Google has a selection of Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy that includes some Star Trek Voyager novelizations.

(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: Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, March 7, 2016:

Two Workarounds for Missing Book Length Dots with New Kindle Update (The Ebook Reader) –  Yes, the new update is that bad….

Onyx Boox Max eReader Up For Pre-Order – 13″ Screen, Android, 585 Euros (The Digital Reader)

Welcome to Canada, American techies! And, yes, we love e-books (Teleread) – Hysterically funny piece of facts we should know before we say “If ___ wins, I am moving to Canada.”

Scottish chapbooks now online! (National Library of Scotland) – These are absolutely delightful, especially the ones for children!

Apple users, beware: First live ransomware targeting Macs found ‘in the wild’ (CNET) –  Time to get rid of the idea that MAC users are safer from this stuff than PC users.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes four books in the Dominic Grey series for $1.99 each.

As part of Today’s Deals, Amazon is offering a Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote with Customizable Touch Screen and Closed Cabinet RF Control – Black (915-000201) for $179.99. One of these smart remotes is on my tech wish list so I can replace the 5 remotes sitting on the coffee table, LOL!

And, Amazon is still offering $20 off the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids Bundle. You can also save $30 on the Fire HD 6 – it’s only $69.99. I own 2 of these and love them –  my review is  here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Hard to Come By (Hard Ink Series #3) by Laura Kaye for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Full Throttle: Six Thrillers by Robert Swartwood for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Big Kitty by Clare Donally 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 and Deals: Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Amazon’s rent-a-Buddhist-monk service causes controversy in Japan (Mashable) – I know Amazon sells everything, but… really?

Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices (Techcrunch) Alexa is coming to the Fire TV.

App Fatigue (Techcrunch) – Are there just too many apps?

Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption (ReCode) – How you access the internet is very dependent on your income level.

Kindle Update v5.7.2 Adds Open Dyslexic Font, New Home Page (Screenshots) (The Digital Reader) – Your Paperwhite and Voyage e-reader home screens are getting an update!

Deals of the Day:

On Amazon UK, The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living, by Russ Harris is  £.99 today.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes  Twin of Ice and Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux for $1.99 each and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Tough Love: Back to Buckhorn by Lori Foster for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu for $2.99.

Google has a selection of Limited Time Deals with prices starting at 99 cents.

(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.