Browsing All posts tagged under »Smartphone«

Competition for Apple products

October 24, 2013


We can get money to help pay for our new model smartphones or tablets at Walmart and Sam’s Club. (Photo credit: Ron Dauphin)   We can receive up to $300 for our old mobile device, which will then be applied toward the purchase of a device.   Related articles Trade in Your Old Tablet at Wal-Mart (WMT) […]

Transforming healthcare

July 21, 2013


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


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 […]

Personalized smart phones

December 2, 2012


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. […]

Mobile tethered to a desktop, the future?

October 10, 2012


A recent Forrester report predicted that by 2016 tablets will be our primary computing device but attached to a desktop. As long as the desktop has a touch screen, I might agree. I’ve not made the transition as Benjamin Robbins, the author, of the article I mention below has, but desktops just fit the bill when I’m […]

Silk plays another role

September 10, 2012


For over a decade computers were defined by how much processing power you had. That’s why you used to hear so much about powerful chips and now you don’t. With the advent of the cloud, the amount of processing power for most problems isn’t the issue; correctly apportioning tasks and making millions of servers work […]

Beware, your phone is following you

August 28, 2012


Your mobile device knows where you’ve been. And, now someone can use location data from your smartphone and those of your friends to predict where you’ll be same time tomorrow. This should make you think about the location data you are making available to whoever has an app on  your mobile device that uses location and […]