UK Docs Using iPads to Diagnose Dementia

In a push to diagnose early Alzheimer’s and other dementias, primary care clinicians are being given iPads with CAMTAB’s mobile dementia screening test to administer to patients. It is a 10 minute test of “paired associates learning” or PAL test which is a visuo-spatial, culturaly unbiased test that is sensitive to dementia. University of Cambridge has spent 25 years validating PAL as a screening tool for dementia. Sorry, the App is not available outside of the UK as yet. Link: CAMTAB...

read more

Hide any file or folder on a Mac with simple terminal command

Whether you need to hide your secret diary or your password file  you can do it with one terminal command on the Mac. If you want it back, the command to show it works just as easily. Read Lifehacker article

read more

Digitize Your Library

A company called 1DollarScan can help digitize your library. After asking a few questions, like how many pages are in each book, do you want color or black and white, 1DollarScan will convert your books into high quality eBooks. They charge $1.oo for every 100 pages. They ask you to sign a waiver to make a copy under Fair Use policy and then they cut the spines of the books, scan the pages, then shred and recycle the paper.  Books are formatted into pdfs that can be downloaded from your account. Source: Wired...

read more

Automated ‘coach’ could help with social interactions

New software developed at MIT can be used to help people practice their interpersonal skills until they feel more comfortable with situations such as a job interview or a first date. The software, called MACH (short for My Automated Conversation coacH), uses a computer-generated onscreen face, along with facial, speech, and behavior analysis and synthesis software, to simulate face-to-face conversations. It then provides users with feedback on their interactions. MACH...

read more

MS Office for iPhone Launched

Microsoft Office for iOS was quietly launched today. The app requires an Office 365 subscription, and allows you to view and edit Powerpoint, Excel and Word files which are stored on the cloud or attached to emails. You can also edit recently used files offline, and create Word and Excel documents from scratch on your device. The app is available for iPhone and iPod Touch, and requires iOS 6.1 or later. iPad support is curiously absent—especially given that it would be a more natural device for document editing—and the app is currently only available in the US iTunes Store Link...

read more