Don’t miss Newsday’s Tech Review that highlights the best apps for the Super Bowl! A few that made the cut: Are You Watching This?!, Shazam and Simple Soiree. Want to know what else to download before the big game? Click here for the full list.
Verizon Wireless Is Putting Home Health Care On The Network!
Read a fascinating article on the initiatives that connect wireless sensors, smartphones, tablets and computers to improve care of chronic illnesses.
At the recent mHealth Summit in suburban Washington, D.C., both Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced their entry into sensor- and smartphone-based wireless patient care systems.Verizon’s Digital Healthcare Suite connects sensors, which are supplied by a variety companies, in the home or an assisted-living facility.
The information collected by the sensors can be transmitted in near real-time to doctors and health care providers, and to insurance companies or other payers. Two-way communication is carried out by video conference, text, chat or email on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Verizon hopes that the prospect of lower costs through better care management will encourage insurers to support the system.
Service In Five New Markets And Expanding In Three Others
Good news! We’re kicking off 2012 by turning on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five new markets and expanding the network in three others today. Now, more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
“As we enter 2012, Verizon’s 4G LTE network remains the largest by far in the United States, and we continue to grow the network and bring Verizon’s unparalleled 4G LTE services to more and more people,” said David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless.
Thanks to Gadgetwise for highlighting the new Droid Razr Maxx.
A Droid With Better Battery Life "The most nagging complaint from people who own Android phones has been short battery life. The reason? Its ability to run apps in the background drains battery life. A new version of Motorola’s Droid Razr, introduced here at the International Consumer Electronics Show, tries to address that with a battery that can last a claimed 21 hours."
OnStar Working With Verizon To Bring 4G LTE To Your Car
Thanks for drawing attention to our latest partnership, on Consumerist!
"This year, OnStar showed it wants to branch out from its established position in the crash-response/locked-out-of-my-car industry by announcing a partnership with Verizon Wireless that could be bringing all sorts of other content to your car via 4G LTE. The idea is to give users the wireless speed to stream content — songs, movies, Skype, etc. — either from a home computer or from a third-party service. Additionally, OnStar hopes this will allow users to connect all the passengers in the vehicle, so you can stream content to the kids in the backseat instead of having to bring DVDs or download movies."