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 Falls Just Short of iTunes' High Marks
Purchasing a song requires providing a credit card number and setting up a user account on Microsoft's Passport identity service. Not seeing any clear reason why my Hotmail password (that Web-mail service also requires a Passport login) should unlock my credit card, I set up a different Passport account for this store.
But the comparison was much tougher when I auditioned versions of Miles Davis's "So What" purchased off iTunes and MSN Music. In repeated listening, I couldn't pick a clear winner -- although, when played over good speakers, both lacked a tiny bit of the original CD version's depth.
I won't knock MSN for not being iPod-compatible; Apple has chosen not to support other stores' download formats, and there's little Microsoft can do about it. But I will knock MSN Music for not offering the elementary ability to print out CD covers, as iTunes does.
You can also play downloads in older versions of Windows Media Player, but you lose some usage rights -- the seven-burn limit is absolute, not a minimum, and applies to tracks instead of playlists.
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