Browsing All Posts filed under »Apps make the machine«

Can you build a WiFi iPhone?

May 8, 2015


Yes.  What services did I want? Instant messaging (Didn’t work.) Email Search Monitor stocks Get and make Skype calls Google Now (Yes, on my iPhone. SIRI didn’t work.) Word processing Watch movies and TV shows What services did I get? Everything on  these 2  iPhone 4 screens, so far. This gives new life to your or […]

Liv+ simplify our iPhone or Android

September 13, 2013


Liv+ turns a smartphone into a useful technology for the elderly and us, the simplicity seekers. Its simple screen with large buttons, fonts and bright colors increases readability. The screen, simple touch interface, Internet services and instant picture sharing enrich our lives and keep families and friends close. Liv+ is built to help simplicity seekers […]

Liberate your senses

August 26, 2013


Check out the videos in this course description and think about how Google Glasses can and probably will replace our smartphone. Project Glass eyewear (Photo credit: robpegoraro) “The Google Glass liberates the user’s senses as Sergey Brin explains, allowing them to interact better with the real world and maximize their sensual experiences. It allows a […]

Change what you think about 911

August 1, 2013


Was talking to Beth Gendler, Executive Director of the Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women.  We discussed their programs to stop domestic violence this morning. While we were talking, I thought , “Why wait for the victim to get to hospital and court?” Stop the act as quickly as possible, while or […]

Untested health apps

July 18, 2013


How helpful can an untested health app be? It’s hit or miss. Should you buy one that doesn’t prove it is medically safe and accurate? No! Are mobile health apps useful? Don’t know. The medical profession can’t get a handle on them. Just because a techie can develop a way to make my smartphone or tablet […]

Tech for aging in place

June 29, 2013


Is there one Consumer Reports-like resource that reviews and will help me figure out what is available that could be useful for an aging relative? Here’s an article that can help us find what we need. via Five Directories of Technology Products for Aging in Place | Aging In Place Technology Watch. Related articles Aging […]

An Android smartphone for the blind

April 24, 2013


Georgie uses gesture, voice recognition and haptics. It consists of an app and add-ons to get the functions a user needs. Users can start by touching any spot on the screen. Finger gestures then allow them to navigate to their desired function, while vibrations and voice alerts let them know if they are on the right […]