Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(email me for 10%
Don't Know Much About History
Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
MSN Music on Pocket-PC and Smartphone.
MSN Music Beta purchases on Pocket PCs work
"A bit of the controversy regarding the recent claims that MSN Music store files won’t play on PocketPC and Smartphone devicse might be cleared up, just for now anyway. We were able to purchase a song on the MSN Music store, download it, sync to the Pocket PC through the Windows Media Player, and then play the protected song in both internal memory as well as SD card.
From what we heard (and tested) all content purchased from the MSN Music Beta will run on the internal storage of Pocket PCs and SmartPhones. But, not all devices can play content off the storage cards yet. It all depends on the OEMs drivers and if they properly implemented IOCTL_DISK_GET_STORAGEID."
[Follow link to see screenshots and read the rest.]
UPDATE 5/9: Wired News points out that only US customers are served currently, plus
"With MSN Music, downloaded songs can be played on five computers, a playlist of songs can be burned to CD up to seven times, and users are granted unlimited capability to transfer songs to a current list of roughly 70 portable audio devices.
Songs purchased on iTunes can be burned to CD, transferred to other computers, or played "as is" on Apple's iPod -- but customers must take steps to make them play on other mobile music players, such as burning them to CD.
Devices supported by the MSN Music beta release include inexpensive, $50-range music gadgets that use flash memory, as well as an array of pricier iPod imposter devices such as introduced by companies like Samsung and Creative Technology."
"Open-format activists like Jason Schultz, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ask why the company doesn't simply strip DRM altogether, and lament the fact that Microsoft's service launch makes it all the more likely that two opposing proprietary systems -- Microsoft's and Apple's -- will now dominate a marketplace some feel would be better served by open standards such as MP3."
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