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June 30, 2011

There is so much happening in this photo, but just try to take your eye off Grandma. We dare you.

(submitted by Kelly)

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One of the biggest complaints from iOS users is how tied up their devices are to their computer and iTunes. A user has to cable-connect their iDevice(s) to a computer and sync with iTunes to get files in and out of the device. Apple has already addressed this issue in the upcoming iOS 5, but we have to wait until the autumn to apply the solution.

In the meantime, there is an iOS app called FileApp which will help users transfer files wirelessly between computers and iOS devices.

The iDevice Side

FileApp is not only a file manager, but also a universal file viewer. You can use it to open almost any kind of file, from common documents like TXT, DOC, and PDF, to multimedia files such as images, audio, and video. You can find the list of supported files on FileApp’s features page.

  • The first time you open FileApp, you will see the “Start Here” folder. Tap the folder to find the “FileApp Getting Started” PDF guide.

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A few years ago, I covered a list of Windows Mobile apps, like the 4 spy apps or the 6 useful apps for college kids. Karl also hit on a number of cool apps for Windows Mobile, like the full PDF guide, and his list of sites to get the best freeware for WM6. But I’ve now switched to a Motorola Droid. The Cingular 8125 running Windows Mobile 5 has been stored away in my bedside drawer since 2010.

Recently, I’ve been building a home web server that I have running in my office without a keyboard or monitor attached. I connect to it via VNC from my laptop whenever I want to work on it. The other night, I stumbled upon my old Windows Mobile phone and at that moment, my brain started turning. Why do I have this great device stashed away in a drawer, when it could be put to good use? Even though there’s no cellular service, it still has Wi-Fi capability, so it can still serve as a little mobile computer.

Realizing that there are probably a lot of other people out there with devices like this collecting dust, I decided to transform this seemingly useless phone into a highly-useful, productive mobile network device.

Accessing Music & Information

Basically, I wanted to transform this device into a bedside tool that I could use to get instant access to news, music, and of course the time and calendar. I also wanted the device to have constant connectivity to my home network, for troubleshooting and working on the server.

The first order of business was to load up useful Internet-ready content apps. The first choice I went with was OPENweb Radio. This application gives you access to streaming content from local radio stations all around the world. After installing the app and launching it, I found a few stations around here.

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Ahí la tenéis, cinta americana, la gran amiga de los fontaneros. De gran resistencia, e impermeable a las fugas de agua, la encontraréis en cualquier chapucilla que tenga que ver con reparación de tuberías por las que pase calor o frío. Los malvados maleantes la conocen como “cinta de secuestro” (ya os imaginais por qué) pero lo cierto es que este recurso de baja tecnología ha llegado muy lejos… ¿qué se lo pregunten si no a los astronautas del Apolo 17.

Precisamente hace casi tres años os hablaba en este mismo blog sobre una utilidad sorprendente de esta cinta: al despegarla bruscamente se producían rayos x. Pero ahí no acabaron las sorpresas. Un reciente estudio realizado por la empresa Midwestern US revela que se la puede emplear de forma sencilla y económica en los hospitales para detener la expansión del contagio de enfermedades infecciosas. ¡Como lo oís!

La han empleado para envolver unas pequeñas cabinas de cartón (0,3 m2) que actúan como zonas seguras alrededor de los pacientes aislados de modo que se facilite la comunicación con ellos sin tener que acudir a cubrirse la cara con máscaras ni ponerse las batas protectoras cada vez que haya que ir a atenderles.

Los pacientes tienen obviamente que respetar las distancias, pero según leo en el artículo de UPI, crear estas áreas baratas de seguridad ahorró a la empresa médica que realizó el estudio (realizado en 504 camas hospitalarias) 2.700 horas de trabajo y unos 110.000 dólares anuales.

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