Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Turning The iPhone Into A 350x Medical Microscope For Under $50 | TechCrunch

Using the iPhone (or any mobile smartphone or tablet device, really) for medical purposes isn’t a new thing, but it’s nice to see the applications people cook up. Just recently at Disrupt we saw Smartheart, and apps like Skin Scan are decentralizing some simple self-monitoring tasks like melanoma detection.

We’ve also seen lots of physical additions to the iPhone camera. You can get wide-angle lenses, telephotos, and even a 12x microscope lens. But a team of researchers at UC Davis has one-upped the competition by making the iPhone into a 350x microscope for very little money. Now you’ll be able to send people Instagrams of your blood cells.

Posted at 4:44pm and tagged with: iphone, health care, tech,.

futuramb:

Turning The iPhone Into A 350x Medical Microscope For Under $50 | TechCrunch

Using the iPhone (or any mobile smartphone or tablet device, really) for medical purposes isn’t a new thing, but it’s nice to see the applications people cook up. Just recently at Disrupt we saw Smartheart, and apps like Skin Scan are decentralizing some simple self-monitoring tasks like melanoma detection.
We’ve also seen lots of physical additions to the iPhone camera. You can get wide-angle lenses, telephotos, and even a 12x microscope lens. But a team of researchers at UC Davis has one-upped the competition by making the iPhone into a 350x microscope for very little money. Now you’ll be able to send people Instagrams of your blood cells.

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thenextweb:

Irvine, CA-based startup Drumbi is today launching its new iPhone and Android app that wants to revolutionize the phone call. With Drumbi you’re now able to specify the topic of a phone call, as well as the location from which you’re calling before you place it. You can also designate the urgency of your call, so that when the recipient answers they’re well aware of the context and other relevant information you would have had to explain anyway. (via Drumbi: Reinventing phone calls by giving them a subject line - TNW Apps)

I like the notion of contextualizing phone calls with metadata, and tying that to the life stream.

Posted at 7:53pm and tagged with: Android, apps, calls, iPhone, mobile, lifestream, drumbi, xs,.

The Android Explosion: How Google’s Freewheeling Ecosytem Threatens the iPhone


Rubin had created a slick operating system for mobile phones that allowed customers to surf the web, send email, play music, and install apps. He had hoped that Google’s money and power would help turn Android into a major force in the burgeoning smartphone industry. Instead, Android had been a disappointment. Despite months of press buildup, the first phone to run the system, HTC’s T-Mobile G1, was greeted with tepid reviews and lackluster sales………………

Full Story: Wired

Posted at 4:43pm and tagged with: android, trends, smartphone, apple, iPhone,.

The Android Explosion: How Google’s Freewheeling Ecosytem Threatens the iPhone

Rubin had created a slick operating system for mobile phones that allowed customers to surf the web, send email, play music, and install apps. He had hoped that Google’s money and power would help turn Android into a major force in the burgeoning smartphone industry. Instead, Android had been a disappointment. Despite months of press buildup, the first phone to run the system, HTC’s T-Mobile G1, was greeted with tepid reviews and lackluster sales………………
Full Story: Wired

I’m Coming Automatically Emails Notifications When You’re Nearby

Ever want to let someone know when you’re on your way over? I’m Coming is a nifty little iPhone app that alerts designated people when you’re approaching their location.

Posted at 8:49am and tagged with: applications, location, smartphone, iphone,.

I’m Coming Automatically Emails Notifications When You’re Nearby

Ever want to let someone know when you’re on your way over? I’m Coming  is a nifty little iPhone app that alerts designated people when you’re  approaching their location.

NAB launches iPhone app after success with NAB’s iPad app

National Australia Bank has launched a dedicated iPhone Internet Banking app, bringing all the features of the NAB iPad Intenet Banking app to the iPhone.

Posted at 3:05pm and tagged with: iphone, internet banking, NAB, iPad,.

NAB launches iPhone app after success with NAB’s iPad  app

National Australia Bank has launched a dedicated iPhone Internet Banking  app, bringing all the features of the NAB iPad Intenet Banking app to  the iPhone.

For the blind, Apple iPhone has become phone of choice

The undisputed phone of choice for the visually impaired is the Apple iPhone.

So says Paul Schroeder, vice president of programs and policy at the American Foundation for the Blind.

Posted at 11:05am and tagged with: smartphone, iphone, usability, blind, voice,.

For the blind, Apple iPhone has become phone of choice

The undisputed phone of choice for the visually impaired is the Apple iPhone.
So says Paul Schroeder, vice president of programs and policy at the  American Foundation for the Blind.

QuickReader iPhone App Teaches You How to Read Faster

QuickReader’s approach is different. Instead of flashing words at you at a set speed - which can quickly become very tiring - the app displays a whole page of text and then gives you visual guidance that drives you to read faster

Posted at 12:46pm and tagged with: applications, iphone, reading,.

QuickReader iPhone App Teaches You How to Read  Faster

QuickReader’s approach is different. Instead of flashing words at you at  a set speed - which can quickly become very tiring - the app displays a  whole page of text and then gives you visual guidance that drives you  to read faster

AdMob: iPhone OS devices lead Android OS products in US with ratio of 2 to 1

Paul Higgins: When you look at some of these numbers Apple leads significantly but given the head start they hard this is not surprising. However the overall analysis has to be that Android is rapidly closing the gap

Posted at 10:03pm and tagged with: smartphone, iPhone, android, Apple, iPad,.

AdMob: iPhone OS devices lead Android OS products in  US with ratio of 2 to 1

Paul Higgins: When you look at some of these numbers Apple leads significantly but given the head start they hard this is not surprising. However the overall analysis has to be that Android is rapidly closing the gap

AdMob Registers 50% Market Share For iPhone OS Based On Smartphone Traffic

According to AdMob, smartphones accounted for 48 percent of its worldwide traffic last month, up from 35 percent in February 2009. Dominant still is iPhone OS, which has increased its share of smartphone requests on the AdMob network from 33 percent in February 2009 to 50 percent in February 2010. Android, however, is the fastest-growing these days.

Symbian is the big loser: while it accounted for 43% of AdMob’s smartphone requests in February 2009, it only reached a 18% share last month.

Paul Higgins: more and more the smartphone market is looking like a battle between Apple and Andoid and my money is on android

Posted at 9:14pm and tagged with: smartphone, android, iphone,.

AdMob Registers 50% Market Share For iPhone  OS Based On Smartphone Traffic

According to AdMob, smartphones accounted  for 48 percent of its worldwide traffic last month, up from 35 percent  in February 2009. Dominant still is iPhone OS, which has increased its  share of smartphone requests on the AdMob network from 33 percent in  February 2009 to 50 percent in February 2010. Android, however, is the  fastest-growing these days.
Symbian is the big loser: while it accounted for 43% of AdMob’s  smartphone requests in February 2009, it only reached a 18% share last  month.

Paul Higgins: more and more the smartphone market is looking like a battle between Apple and Andoid and my money is on android