Posts tagged iphone
Posts tagged iphone
I’m sorry, but the idea that “ScuffGate” and “purplegate” are really any kind of world-impacting problem is ridiculous. Forbes in this article explains, “ScuffGate refers to scuff marks or scratches some users have encountered on the aluminum back, prompting Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller to point out in an email obtained by 9 to 5 Mac that “any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color.” I immediately bought a $29 case for my iPhone 5 to protect it against breaking and got scuff mark protection for no extra charge. Some users, says Mashable, are even complaining about an iPhone 5 camera flaw causing a “purple haze.” I’m not sure what I like better, “CameraGate” or “PurpleGate.”” Just fix it and move on, but the world has not ended.
What do you get when you combine smartphones, cloud computing, and digital medicine? A new era of healthcare that is bringing powerful technological innovations rapidly to the world.
For example, take StethoCloud, a cloud-based service that turns a Windows smartphone into a digital stethoscope. Created by four students from the University of Melbourne, the goal of the team is to enable early diagnosis of an overlooked childhood killer: pneumonia. Using a specially designed microphone called a “stethomic” that plugs into the smartphone’s audio jack and an app that guides users through the proper method for listening to a patient’s breathing, early testing shows promising at accurately detecting the disease.
And it’s expected to cost only $20.
Amazingly, the project only started at the beginning of this year with the first prototype built in February in just two weeks. With backgrounds in both computer science and medicine in developing nations, the team put together the app, cloud service using Windows Azure, and a polished presentation. By April, they were ready with their pitch and their efforts paid off: StethoCloud won the Australian Final of the 2012 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition hosted by Microsoft, in May, and the team advanced to the second round of the worldwide finals.
Stethoscopes and smartphones. This will be something I share with our Flat Classroom students this year who are studying the medical field!
So, you want to add to Tumblr or Reddit or anything else from your iPad Safari browser? I found information and the code to add all of these and more using the Safari browser on the Ipad on Chris Bray’s website. This is a must use productivity tip.
Camera+ is my FAVORITE app for taking pictures on the iPhone. If you have a phone and are going to head out for summer vacation, it is worth the 99 cents!
(via App Store - Camera)
Nice list of apps from Mashable. There are two of interest to me: pair (which links me with my husbandin a private network of sorts for list sharing, etc) and also Wonders of the Universe (another planetary exploration mind experience.) You’ll want to go through this list. Also of note, a new video conferencing ipad enabled app that lets you share video, etc. The collaborative conferencing programs out there need to understand that we need ipad-friendly apps, period. No choices, do it and do it now or we will find other platforms to collaborate.
New app from Apple that simplifies that mass configuration of Apple devices.
Funny and fun Siri responses (and some odd ones.)
My favorite music apps as shown on my iPhone.
Here is my October iPhone lock screen. In it is a pelican in orange beach, Alabama last Monday and the date. Enjoy. (I took this photo at #aeta)
With this app that translates the words it sees through the iPhone or iPad camera into another language, people are going to start understanding what this augmented reality stuff is all about and language teachers everywhere will roll their eyes and snatch every smart phone in sight ( unless they realize the power of some great contextual learning. Immersion is the best way to learn language anyway.)