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Mobile

How Foursquare knew before almost anyone how bad things were for Chipotle

May 5, 2016

From The Washington Post: Chipotle announced its first loss as a public company Tuesday. But two weeks earlier, an unlikely source —the social media app Foursquare — had beat Chipotle to the punch, predicting in a blog post that the burrito maker’s sales would drop nearly 30 percent. Chipotle made it official Tuesday afternoon — reporting a drop of 29.7 percent. […]

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Next 3, 5 and 10 years

March 1, 2016

From Vijay Sika: The way people consume healthcare and providers connect with patients is rapidly changing with new technologies arming consumer with information like never before. Mobile devices are more personal, more powerful and more sure than ever before. They are indispensable for doctors and patients alike and they are compatible with privacy regulations. Source: […]

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OralEye a Teledentistry App

February 8, 2016

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Diagnosis by Smartphone? – There’s an App for That

January 28, 2016

From Dentistry Today: Researchers at the University of Western Australia and the Australian e-Health Research Center developed a store-and-forward telemedicine platform called Remote-I to assist in oral disease screening, using an image acquisition Android application. Source: Diagnosis by Smartphone? There’s an App for That | Dentistry Today Another step to true teledentistry. Here is another example of this […]

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Beyond Fitbit: medical-grade wearables

January 7, 2016

From  Reuters: A new wave of wearable computing devices that detect and monitor serious diseases is moving from the laboratory to the market, potentially transforming the treatment of conditions ranging from epilepsy to diabetes and creating business opportunities estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars. Source: RPT-INSIGHT-Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade […]

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5 Healthcare Innovations That Will Disrupt The Market

December 28, 2015

From The Wealthy Doctor While tracking daily steps or sleep cycles can lead to improved individual health, fitness trackers are only the first wave of wearable tech devices aimed at transforming healthcare. Source: 5 Healthcare Innovations That Will Disrupt The Market | Wealthy Doctor Do it yourself medicine using wearable monitors connected to something like an […]

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What is Teledentistry?

November 10, 2015

The benefits to you and your practice are numerous. Keep in mind that teledentistry isn’t something that is designed to replace your practice. It is designed and used as an extension of what you currently do. It can reduce costs to you and your patients. No more having the patient miss work, drive over and […]

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Simplifeye

September 28, 2015
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Gmail to automatically add events to Google Calendar for business users

September 18, 2015

From Mashable: Whenever an email that contains flight, hotel, restaurant, or any ticketed event information lands in your Gmail inbox, it will be automatically added to your Google Calendar, check-in times and flight numbers included. Furthermore, if you receive an email that changes an existing event, that event will also be automatically changed in Calendar. […]

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Mobile Security

September 17, 2015

Smart phones can easily provide a doorway into your office data that hackers may exploit. Here are four (of seven) security measure for mobile devices suggested by MXOTech. Require STRONG passwords and passcodes to lock mobile devices. Require all mobile devices be encrypted. Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security. Implement remote […]

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Must Have Apps

September 8, 2015
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New data uncovers the surprising predictability of Android lock patterns

September 3, 2015

From Ars Technica: Marte Løge, a 2015 graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, recently collected and analyzed almost 4,000 ALPs as part of her master’s thesis. She found that a large percentage of them—44 percent—started in the top left-most node of the screen. Source: New data uncovers the surprising predictability of Android […]

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6 steps to better home (and Dental Office) Wi-Fi

September 1, 2015

When Americans were recently asked what slice of life they couldn’t live without, Wi-Fi came in second – behind food – and, yes, ahead of sex! Source: 6 steps to better home Wi-Fi | The Charlotte Observer Of course the six steps also apply to better WiFi in the dental office. The most basic step […]

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Big Android Makers Will Now Push Monthly Security Updates

August 10, 2015

From Wired: The Stagefright bug has quickly frightened cell phone manufacturers into action. It’s been just over a week since researchers alerted the public to the serious flaw that has been called the worst Android “bug ever discovered,”, and the major Android manufacturers have already taken concrete steps to fix it. Source: Big Android Makers […]

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How to Turn Your Phone Into a Dash Cam

June 16, 2015

There are all kinds of reasons why you might want to set up a dash cam in your car: Everything from settling insurance claims to capturing footage of passing meteorites. And if you’re taking your smartphone along for the ride anyway, then you may as well get it to take over dash cam duties too. […]

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Apple HomeKit will start shipping in June

May 26, 2015

From Mashable: The framework, which will streamline communication between the iPhone and a home device, gives users the ability to control locks, lights, cameras, doors, thermostats, plugs and switches at home, all via corresponding apps via Apple says HomeKit products will start shipping in June. These will be fun for home use but why not […]

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Did You Know?

May 8, 2015

65% of e-mails are read on mobile.

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An Uber for Doctor Housecalls

May 7, 2015

From NYT: Heal is a smartphone app similar to the on-demand car service Uber, but instead of a car, a doctor shows up at your door. Users download the app and then type in a few details such as address and the reason for the visit. After adding a credit card and a request for […]

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OperaDDS Secure e-Mail

May 4, 2015

With Send, you can send and receive HIPAA secure emails, even to non-secure addresses like that old-school gmail address you gave out to that sketchy online retailer in order to save a few bucks last month. Even to your colleague’s old-school AOL address. With attachments. With storage. For free. Period. That’s right: we think being […]

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Handy apps for your dental practice available from ADA

March 23, 2015

A catalog of dental procedure codes, a visual tool for patient case presentations and a series of videos designed to aid patient education, are apps on sale in the ADA Catalog. The searchable, easy-to-use CDT Code Check app for iOS and Android contains the most up-to-date CDT Codes, including 16 new procedure codes and 52 […]

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