Smartphones

Tween Texting May Lead to Poor Grammar Skills

A study published in New Media and Society Journal, finds that tweens who frequently use language adaptations — techspeak — when they text, performed poorly on a grammar test.¬†Using shortcuts, such as homophones, omissions of non-essential letters and initials, such as gr8 for great, or an initial, like, LOL for laugh out loud, to quickly […]

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By R Kennedy | News . Smartphones . Technology
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More People Staying Connected While On Vacation

According to a study in the Annals of Tourism Research more people are using smartphones, tablets, computers and other portable technologies while on vacation. The study showed that the number of people using smart phones have tripled. The study also found that wireless use was actually higher on vacation (40 percent) than at home (25 […]

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By R Kennedy | Smartphones . Technology
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Cell Phone Photos Can Improve Adherence

Journal of Addiction study showed that using a cell phone to take a photo and then send photos of each dose of medication right before taking it may improve treatment adherence in patients with methamphetamine addiction. This simple, cost-effective method also may be applicable in other patient populations in which adherence is an issue.[More…]

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By R Kennedy | Adherence . News . Smartphones . Technology
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FDA Proposes Mobile Medical Apps Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) describes that the use of mobile medical apps on smartphones and tablets is revolutionizing healthcare delivery and cited a projection that by 2015, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a healthcare application. With that in mind, the FDA has drafted a new guidance document for its […]

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By R Kennedy | Diagnosis . Smartphones . Technology
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PubMed Mobile Web App

Recently the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a mobile friendly version of PubMed. According to NLM, there has been a significant increase in mobile browsing for medical content and they have already created several mobile medical web apps. Features of the PubMed Mobile WebApp: * Basic searches * A simplified interface * Ability […]

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