Daily Links and Deals: Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, October 18,  2016:

Time’s Running Out for the FCC on Set-Top Reform, Privacy and Zero-Rating (Motherboard) The last FCC meeting before the presidential election is coming up. After that, it is anybody’s game.

15 tips every Mac user should know (Computer World) Great tips for the Mac.

Verizon user’s mysterious $20,300 data bill canceled after media coverage (Ars Technica) The lesson here is probably just go to the media directly when the company gives you the runaround.

Company offers “Fraudulent ” and Deceptive Copyright Registrations (Torrent Freak) PRO TIP: ALWAYS go to the official government site.

Samsung is setting up Galaxy Note 7 exchange stations in airports (Engadget) After the news about people overseas not being able to get their phones back to the US  because of new airplane restrictions, this is welcome news.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The One That I Want by Donna Hill, Zuri Day, Cheris Hodges.

TONS of goodies in Today’s Deals: First, iPhone casesMonster High Deal(s) of the Day, a Rowenta DW8080 Pro Master 1700-Watt Micro Steam Iron Stainless Steel Soleplate with Auto-Off, 400-Hole, Blue and Savings on Outdoor Apparel and Gear.

The Echo inow available in white. There is also an  All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry. The Romance Daily Find is Cowboy After Dark
by Vicki Lewis Thompson.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (This is a really good zombie tale, IMHO! I loved this one). The Extra Daily Deal is The Son by Philipp Meyer.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 out of stock until October 19, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow.

(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.

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Daily Links and Deals: Yes, audiobooks are real books

daily_links_1Today, a look at the stigma surrounding audiobooks and whether or not they are “real books”. Also, don’t try to fly with that Samsung Galaxy Note 7, driveway-plowing robots and how publishers plan to re-train consumers to pay for digital content. In deals, savings on SanDisk memory products and Sony Xperia phones.

Daily Links for Monday, October 17,  2016:

Yes, audiobooks are real books (Overdrive) Is it really “reading a book” if you listen to the audio version? Why is it that audiobooks have this stigma?

It is now a federal crime to bring a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane (The Verge) Offenders are subject to civil penalties of up to $179,933 for each violation. And, for some of the consequences of that ban, here are some of the horror stories.

You can buy a robot to plow your driveway this winter (Recode) Here in the Midwest, there would definitely be a market for something like this….

Premium or Bust: Will customers pay for digital content? (Talking New Media) Warning: you are about to have your expectations “re-trained”.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey.

In Today’s Deals, save up to 40% on select SanDisk memory products. Also, save up to 25% on select Sony Xperia unlocked smartphones.

The Echo inow available in white. There is also an  All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles Series #11) by Anne Rice. The Romance Daily Find is The Next Best Bride by Kelly Mcclymer.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Tempting Dusty by Helen Hardt. The Extra Daily Deal is Skyborn by David Dalglish.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

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 out of stock until October 19, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti.

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.