Amazon Introduces Kindle Cloud, a Web-Based E-Reader

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the launch of the Kindle Cloud Reader, a new web app that allows users to read and purchase e-books within a web browser.

The Cloud Reader, which was designed with Apple’s iPad in mind, is nearly identical to the Kindle iPad app, offering offline reading and the ability to adjust font size and highlight text. Readers can also purchase books straight from Amazon within the browser and instantly read them online. No longer are users forced to purchase books from the Apple-hosted Kindle app, which is the whole point of Kindle Cloud.

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Martha Stewart Cocktails App Available For iPad

As a Martha Stewart wanna be, I find this new iPad app rather intriguing. For 99 cents you can download the Martha Stewart Cocktails.

Once you click through the age restricted information and confirm you are old enough, you have to be at least 17 years-old, and you can browse the twenty recipes provided. She covers everything from an Herbal Lillet Cooler to a Caiprinha a Brazilian drink made with sugarcane liquor.

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Turn Your iPhone, iPad Into a Dictation Device

Need to dictate on the go? You’re in luck! Philips Consumer Electronics today announced a new app that can turn an iPhone or iPad into “a wireless digital dictation recorder.”

The new app is simple. Users dictate in any location and then upload files to a web server using 3G or WIFI connections. Transcriptionists then receive the recorded files via email or network file and transcribe the notes as necessary.

“This new app provides users with the ability to dictate from any environment and send the recording to a transcriptionist without having to carry multiple devices - making everyone's life simpler,” said Thomas Brauner, Senior Director and Category Leader at Philips Speech Processing.

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