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New city guide bookmarks your favourite spots

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OutalotOutalot just launched recently for New York and San Francisco residents, offering a very clean mobile website to find nearby restaurants, movies, bars and shops, an even lets you save particular locations for future reference. Entries include directions, maps, phone numbers, and even a rating system so others you know which ones are worth going to. Although things are just getting started with the site, you can suggest a city for Outalot to cover in the future. It’s really handy having a good collection of mobile sites on your BlackBerry browser, and as soon as Outalot hits Ottawa, you can bet it’ll be in my favourites.

Weekly Contest: Place your bets on Maps in Apps!

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HorseraceYou might remember that we talked with Darrin Wilkey from Tele Atlas not too long ago about their Maps in Apps contest, which challenged developers to bring innovative and new location-based software to the table. Next week, they’re showcasing the three finalists at CTIA, and since we cover a fair bit of LBS news here at BBCool, we thought you guys would like to take a look at the potential winners and their Flash trailers.

First up, we have Slifter, a GPS-based shopping guide which helps you find the stores that have the stuff you’re looking for. Slifter can help you compare prices, generate a shopping list send information to friends, and even get you directions to the stores you want. The next finalist is PhoneTag Elite, a game where you’re assigned other, live players as targets and it’s your job to capture them. You have to be within a certain distance of your target to do so, but but the closer you get, the the bigger the prize. Spend your hard-won cash on spy gear to take down tougher targets. Last, but not least, we have Hollywood USA, which lets you access a database of real-world movie locations and how to get to them from your current location. This is a surefire winner for traveling film buffs, and Cutlass’ database of movies is ever-expanding.

How to win a Magmic game and last contest’s winner behind the jump!

NetworkSolutions to enable mobile domain hoarding

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SmaugWe just found a cool site called NetworkSolutions through BlackBerry Insight that lets you not only check domain availability from your mobile browser, but even buy it through their 800 line. Now this might seem like a pretty esoteric service to offer, but there’s a lot of people out there who hoard domains, sometimes to great profit. Hell, just look at the iPhone.com guys (although they weren’t really squatting, to be fair). NetworkSolutions could let you nab that domain name as soon as you think of it, no matter where you are.