How to Choose an App

How to Choose an App

I do presentations on mobile technology a few times a year, and give out a general handout for clients and therapists on “How to Choose an App.”  The tips include the following: Keep it Simple – Start with the apps that come with the device. Word of mouth – What do your friends/colleagues use? What … Continue reading

Free online iPad basics course

Free online iPad basics course

I was developing a “hands-on” iPad basics course for therapists when I found this great resource: GCFLearnFree.org is a program of the Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.  Their free-online courses are funded from the proceeds from Goodwill Stores and donations to the Goodwill Community Foundation. The iPad Basics course is clearly written and uses … Continue reading

Caution updating Pillboxie and other apps!

Caution updating Pillboxie and other apps!

Pillboxie is one of my favorite medication reminder apps, and I have been meaning to do a review on them since this blog started.  I actually have written 2 reviews, but just before I would be ready to post, the app would get updated.  This time I thought I’d be smart and wait until iOS … Continue reading

Goniometer app reviews by Medical App Journal

Goniometer app reviews by Medical App Journal

I recently discovered a new-to-me website, Medical App Journal.  They do peer reviews for medical apps.  I found this informative article, Smartphone as a clinical tool – Systematic Review of goniometer apps (posted September 18, 2013) written by Dan Rhon. The article rates 11 different apps that can be used as goniometers.  There are links to … Continue reading

Should I update to iOS 7?

Should I update to iOS 7?

Apple released its new operating system iOS 7 yesterday.  The operating system is what controls your iDevice.  If you have an older device (iPhone original, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4GS, iPad original) you will not be able to update to iOS 7.  Any newer device than those can be updated by going to your Settings – … Continue reading

Evernote – Reset Your Password

Evernote – Reset Your Password

Evernote, a webservice for keeping track of all your notes, issued a notice yesterday that “Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.  As a precaution to protect your data, we have … Continue reading

Tip:  Stylus saves the day

Tip: Stylus saves the day

I recently had a client using TouchChat. We thought initially that there was an issue with his iPod because it would not register his taps to the screen – it was slow to respond or non-responsive. We tried using a stylus and had immediate success. The icons were quite small, and it turned out that … Continue reading