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Daily Dispatch: Kindle for Web previewed; LG & VMware to offer virtualization on mobile phones

Consumer Reports News: December 07, 2010 03:40 PM

In today's Digital Dispatch:

Kindle for the Web coming early 2011 (Pocket-lint)

...The new offering will mean that users can access their Kindle titles without the need to download a dedicated app for their PC, iPad, or any other tablet or device.

A smart application for finding deals on eBay (USA TODAY)

...Online auctioneer eBay has come up with a solution for BlackBerry users and visitors to the eBay site (

Work, play on a single phone: LG teams up with VMware to deploy Android handsets with virtualization (engadget)

...With the virtualized setup, the work phone lives as an app within the personal phone -- two phone numbers, two complete environments, and only the work environment can be controlled by the IT nerds.

iPads headed into operating rooms along with surgeons (TUAW)

...Offering real-time access to records and images of patients while inside the operating room, iPads have become "as essential as a scalpel" for surgeons while eliminating guesswork for those taking care of multiple patients each day.

Software keeps track of third parties (FUTURITY)

...Whenever a Web browser such as Firefox requests content or sends data using HTTP—the protocol that underlies the Web—it can optionally include extra information called a “header.” Do Not Track adds a header that signals the user does not want to be tracked.

Slow Down iOS app slows your music as you drive faster (cnet)

...Exceed the speed limit and Slow Down will slow down the your music, providing drivers with an auditory notification that they need to slow down their car.

Android Map App Will Get 3D Buildings, Compass Orientation, And Offline Capabilities (TechCrunch)

...Instead of downloading the entire map image for each level, the app downloads meta data which describes the entire map at all different levels and then renders the appropriate sector on the fly. This will start to give Google Maps offline capabilities on mobile phones. It may be possible to cache a map of an entire city on the phone.

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