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Doctors at a Boston Hospital Using QR Codes, Google Glass to Dispense Patient Info

Doctors at a Boston Hospital Using QR Codes, Google Glass to Dispense Patient Info

A tech-savvy hospital in Boston developed a custom information-retrieval system for Google Glass, which lets ER doctors scan a QR code on the wall of each room to call up information about patients. Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the system today in his blog (a cached version is ...

Instagram Releases Huge Android Update to Prep for ‘Global Expansion’

Instagram Releases Huge Android Update to Prep for ‘Global Expansion’

Instagram has always set a high bar for speed. While other photo apps add feature after feature, Instagram's updates generally come in the form of "Bug fixes and performance improvements." Instagram's latest update for Android, launching on Tuesday, takes the same approach but on a much larger scale. The company halved the ...

Google Launches Docs and Sheets ‘Add-On Stores’

Google Launches Docs and Sheets ‘Add-On Stores’

Google on Tuesday launched separate add-on stores for its Google Docs and Sheets products. To browse add-ons directly without navigating to the stores first, just hit “Get add-ons” in the Add-ons menu of any document or spreadsheet. Add-ons in the stores are created by developer partners that give users more features in ...

Mother Sues Google After 5-Year-Old Son Buys $65 in Digital Currency

Mother Sues Google After 5-Year-Old Son Buys $65 in Digital Currency

A New York woman whose child spent $65.95 on digital “Crystals” has filed a lawsuit on behalf of other parents across the U.S., claiming the Google Play store is full of games and apps that lure children into spending money. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in San Francisco, claims the woman’s five-year old son spent the ...

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Report: iOS 8 Will Focus on Drastically Improving Maps

Apple is readying an upgraded version of its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Maps application for the next major release of iOS in an effort to battle Google for mobile maps supremacy, according to sources briefed on the plans. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, and Maps head Patrice ...

Google Expands Fiber to 158 New ‘Fiberhoods’ Around Kansas City

Google Expands Fiber to 158 New ‘Fiberhoods’ Around Kansas City

Google wants to expand Fiber, its ultra-fast Internet and television service, even further in Kansas City. On Tuesday, the company started accepting sign-ups for residents in south and north Kansas City, Grandview, Raytown and Gladstone, as well as neighbourhoods that failed to qualify before. Registering your interest ...

‘Preview’ on Google Glass Plays a Movie Trailer When You See its Poster

‘Preview’ on Google Glass Plays a Movie Trailer When You See its Poster

Can’t decide what movie to see? You could search through reviews or ask your friends. Or you could use Google Glass and a new Glassware app called Preview. The software officially left beta status this week according to GlassAppSource and can be manually installed to Google Glass. After that, simply look at a movie poster ...

Will Digital Wallets Become Successful?

Will Digital Wallets Become Successful?

The future of financial transactions in the U.S. is quickly shaping up to be mobile. According to Dovetail Systems and Radix Consulting, cash and paper transactions are quickly falling by the wayside in favor of electronic payments. The proliferation of smartphones and tablets is also fueling the rise of mobile payment ...

Google Apps Referral Program Launchers, Offers You Money

Google Apps Referral Program Launchers, Offers You Money

Google on Monday launched the Google Apps Referral Program in the US and Canada. The referral program lets you share Google Apps with other businesses, and pocket a $15 bonus for each new user that signs up. Here’s the fine print: You can refer an unlimited number of customers. You’re rewarded for each referral ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 10, 2014

If you’ve used Gmail on an iDevice before this week, you know the experience was less-than-ideal. The app was sluggish and could take a while to load your inbox. The app’s newest update, however, makes waiting a thing of the past. Update version 3.0 finally includes full support for iOS 7’s background app refresh, ...