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Low-cost android phones

November 18, 2013

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Ever since KiKat , or to the rest of us, android 4.4, lower cost android priced phones are on the market. 4.4 works with devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. This opened the market for budget devices without sacrificing performance. For instance, there is little difference between a $100 LG phone (4.4) and […]

Liv+ simplify our iPhone or Android

September 13, 2013

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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 […]

Transforming healthcare

July 21, 2013

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Here’s some quotes from a US News article about our need to be the driving force behind getting all the information we need to help manage our health care. “Consumers must provide the impetus for new medicine – a new medicine that is no longer paternalistic, since the doctor does not necessarily know best anymore.” […]

Untested health apps

July 18, 2013

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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 […]

FDA and mobile health apps

March 22, 2013

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Here’s preliminary information about regulation of the 40,000 medical apps.  Hopefully, there will be enough regulation to make them safe and protect us from people that don’t at least know the medicine and the accuracy of their apps. “The FDA has been regulating mobile medical device software for more than 10 years.  So far, the agency has reviewed […]

Reinvent government one mobile device at a time

March 3, 2013

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom argues that  technological innovation can be used to improve our government and restore our prosperity.  He also discusses his own efforts to modernize San Francisco when he was mayor of that city. via Science and Technology – “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government” – Book TV. […]

Personalized smart phones

December 2, 2012

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Laurie Orlov said after, “Two full days and a total of 200 setting choices for just 3 screens with 16 icons each, I am overwhelmed and reduced to a state of anxiety and blathering — widget? App?” I’ve seen dozens of examples, where this would have happened if the student had of had Orlov’s tenacity, or mine. […]