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Old 07-13-2008, 01:11 PM   #31
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I just got an iPhone and one of the things I really like about it is the ability to now read books on it. I prefer my Sony for reading but it is too big to carry everywhere. But I've always got my cell phone handy and, now, will always have a book handy to read should I need it.
I understand the reasoning behind the phone/music/internet/reader thing. My daughter and her husband are so into this. But the only time I use my cell phone is to call her or the husband. And I still haven't gotten into the Itunes market. I am just constantly amazed at the swiftness of technology advancements. My laptop and Kindle are, to me, the neatest things (material) on the planet......and its time for a new laptop.
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As much as I hate the whole "IPhone" idea, I"m loving that there were so many bookreaders out there......it can only mean a wider selection of books for us Kindle users as publishers realize that yes, Virginia, there really IS a need for e-book formats! And maybe it will change the minds of those authors who refuse to allow their books to be formatted.
I totally agree, And stop calling me Virginia!

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:22 PM   #34
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I just got an iPhone and one of the things I really like about it is the ability to now read books on it. I prefer my Sony for reading but it is too big to carry everywhere. But I've always got my cell phone handy and, now, will always have a book handy to read should I need it.
So, will you be double buying books? eReader books can not be read on the Sony. Or, will you be removing DRM and putting them on your Sony too?

Of course I am not baiting you to admit you will be breaking the DCMA... just more of a rhetorical question.

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Old 07-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #35
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I'm dying to know how eReader works on the iPhone/iTouch. Do you dial manually into the Fictionwise site? or eReader.com? Or is dialing automated? Does Micropay work on Apple handhelds? How about downloading DRMed books? How do you select the books you want to buy, or do you buy them with your computer and then download to the iPhone? Can you connect the iPhone/iTouch to your PC and move books to it that way? What's reading like?

Has anyone found a review of eReader on the iPhone yet?
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:04 PM   #37
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I'm dying to know how eReader works on the iPhone/iTouch. Do you dial manually into the Fictionwise site? or eReader.com? Or is dialing automated? Does Micropay work on Apple handhelds? How about downloading DRMed books? How do you select the books you want to buy, or do you buy them with your computer and then download to the iPhone? Can you connect the iPhone/iTouch to your PC and move books to it that way? What's reading like?

Has anyone found a review of eReader on the iPhone yet?
There's no dialing... it works over the internet/data connection... on the iPhone that could be the cell network or WiFi... on the iPod touch it is only WiFi.

You use the Safari web browser on the device to log into the eReader/Fictionwise store to buy the book you want. Once you buy it then it will show up in your bookshelf in the eReader app for download.

The current version doesn't allow you to move books/files from your PC to the device. But, that is supposed to come in a future version of the eReader app. You will need to run some app on your PC that the device connects to via WiFi to grab files. (I expect based on the iPod/iPhone API not giving apps access to local storage directly.)

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:08 AM   #38
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The current version doesn't allow you to move books/files from your PC to the device. But, that is supposed to come in a future version of the eReader app. You will need to run some app on your PC that the device connects to via WiFi to grab files. (I expect based on the iPod/iPhone API not giving apps access to local storage directly.)
I suspect it will be something along those lines. I picked up SplashID over the weekend, and it syncs over a network connection if both the app on the phone and the desktop are running at the same time.

In addition to sandboxing the local storage, it also looks like developers can't hook into a cable'd sync solution through the dock. I would not be surprised if Apple came up with some kind of 'conduit' scheme similar to what Palm uses, but I wouldn't expect it any time soon.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:19 AM   #39
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So, will you be double buying books? eReader books can not be read on the Sony. Or, will you be removing DRM and putting them on your Sony too?

Of course I am not baiting you to admit you will be breaking the DCMA... just more of a rhetorical question.

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Actually, there's a very respectable body of legal reasoning that says that removing DRM for personal use DOES NOT violate the DMCA. Writing or distributing the software that does the DRM-removal violates the DMCA. Telling someone else where to get such software or how to use it probably violates the DMCA. But simply using it (for personal use ONLY) does not violate the DMCA. Probably. (The law's not clear, and it hasn't yet been tested in court. So any statement of legality or illegality is only probable.)

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Old 07-14-2008, 01:08 PM   #40
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I did not know that. I suppose that at a glance those clever females can tell the difference between an iPhone and an iPod Touch too.
....otherwise I could hold my iPod touch to my ear and have loud conversations with myself.
Barcey: I was in California a while back and there were two females at the next table in an outdoor cafe who it seemed together could not name more than 5 states in the US*; but, they could identify every pair of shoes that came along by designer, model, and year. They did the same for the clothing they wore and the cars that went by. Can they tell an iPhone from an iPod Touch? Every day of the week.

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You mean the internets aren't a bunch of dump trucks?
You know, everyone makes fun of Sen. Stevens for those remarks. But, metaphorically he is pretty correct about it.

I'm pretty sure he knows it is not literally tubes!

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