By Andrew Edwards | [email protected] | Inland Valley Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: May 20, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: May 21, 2018 at 6:57 am Hundreds and hundreds of new homes, some equipped with new-age “smart home” technology from the likes of Apple and Amazon, are transforming a large swath of former Inland Empire dairy land that developers for decades had essentially skipped over. Construction workers work on new homes by Seville at Park Place community in Ontario on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Sales manager Rita Burns, left, gives a tour to future resident, Aruna Chabra, as her home is being completed by Seville at Park Place community in Ontario on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) New homes by Seville at Park Place community in Ontario on Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume … [Read more...] about Builders bring ‘smart’ homes with Apple and Amazon to Ontario, aiming at millennials, boomers
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Still trying to figure out how to corral — and carry — your basic medical information and records?IPhone-toting patients within the Methodist Health System now have an app for that, and it's already installed on their devices.Methodist is one of 39 health systems in the United States that have worked with Apple to offer patients access to health information through the Apple Health app that comes installed on iPhones. Currently, Methodist is the only health system in Nebraska and Iowa to offer the capability. But Dr. Greg Hutteger, the health system's chief medical information officer, said he envisions that other health systems eventually will join, giving patients the ability to tap into information from other hospitals and clinics. "This is something I think can be a game-changer," Hutteger said. "Nobody will not have their health data on their phones." Many health systems, including Methodist, already have websites patients can log into to check records, … [Read more...] about Methodist teams with Apple to offer patients their medical records on the go
David Ryder / The New York Times Dr. Carl Olden’s office at Pacific Crest Family Medicine in Yakima, Wash., March 12, 2018. The relationship between doctors and people seeking care has radically changed, with patients’ expectations now reflecting the larger 24/7 insta-culture of wanting everything now. Associated Press Monday, April 9, 2018 | 2 a.m. Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce. “You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in Los Angeles who visited an urgent care center eight times last year. “They’re only open Monday through Friday from these hours to those hours, and, generally, they’re not the hours I’m free or I have to take time off from my job. “I can go just about anytime to urgent … [Read more...] about Merger medicine: Primary care doctors an ‘increasingly endangered species’
Bay Windsor Contreras is 4 months old and she's the apple of her mothers' eyes. But the new family has already had to confront the reality of discrimination from a place they never expected. Her two moms, Krista and Jami Contreras, were married in Vermont in 2012 under the state's same-sex marriage law, which passed in 2009. Last October, they welcomed beautiful baby Bay into the world. A month before the arrival of their daughter, the moms connected with pediatrician Dr. Vesna Roi at Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville, Michigan. She came highly recommended by their midwife. Roi told the couple to make an appointment once Bay arrived. Six says after she was born at home, the family headed to the pediatrician's office. But instead of seeing Roi, another doctor greeted them. The new doctor told the mothers that Roi decided that morning that she wouldn't be able to take Bay on as a patient, because of the mothers' sexual orientation. Roi hadn't even come to the office to avoid … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Pediatrician refuses to care for baby with two moms
This story was written by CNET's Erica Ogg It's getting to be that time of year again: The leaves change, the temperature drops, and we redecorate our living rooms, desks, cars and backpacks with shiny new electronics. A recent survey by the Consumer Electronics Association found that respondents plan to spend, on average, $222 each on gadgets this holiday, an 8 percent increase over last year. And among teens and adults, computers and video games are the most wished-for items this year after clothing. One of the grand traditions that goes along with buying electronics is being asked at the register, "Would you like to purchase the extended warranty?" Some will always say "No" out of principle, while others are torn by the snap decision it requires. Here are some things to consider this season when it comes to extended warranties on consumer electronics like laptops, TVs, cameras, MP3 players and more. I always get asked to buy an extended warranty. Is it worth it? It depends on … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo FAQ: Should I Buy an Extended Warranty?
Last Updated Oct 5, 2011 8:45 PM EDT You expect smart things from Apple (AAPL). Products that step ahead in key ways. Apple has pulled it off time and again in the smartphone market. But the company just blew it. Lots of anticipation for the iPhone 5 that Apple didn't announce. Just the new 4S with some impressive features, but still ... talk about major disappointment. This is one of the biggest business flubs Apple has seen since the 1980s. Did something go wrong in engineering? Was there a last minute hitch in manufacturing? Investors and customers had all expected something new, especially after Apple missed its usual iPhone summer launch schedule. Makes you wonder if Steve Jobs retired when he did to keep the aura around his legacy from fading. They tried to pump it up One analytics company, Net Application, just clocked Macs at 6.45 percent global market share. And according to an IDC estimate, global PC shipments in 2011 will be 356.9 million. Even the eventual 60 million … [Read more...] about No iPhone 5: Apple Totally Blows Its Moment
Last Updated Oct 8, 2010 7:56 PM EDT If like me, you have succumbed to the charm of Apple computers (against all logic because PCs are cheaper, every bit as cute and just as efficient), then you already know that your first source of help when something goes wrong is the company's "genius bar." It's nothing more than a counter at the back of every Apple store where lurk supposed masterminds who can resolve your technical problems on the spot. All you have to do is make an appointment for a 15-minute slot via Apple's website, and you get hands-on help at the store nearest you. So far, so good. But my two experiences with the service have made me think that Apple's genius lies mostly in steering customers to new computer purchases. Last year, for example, I brought in my five-year-old MacBook laptop. Problem: both of my browsers, Safari and Firefox, had trouble loading certain websites. I learned that I would need updated versions, but my laptop wouldn't install them. A very amiable … [Read more...] about Why Can’t an Apple Laptop Be More Like a Fridgidaire?
After many months of anticipation, Apple's (AAPL) first genuinely new product since the iPhone is officially on customers' wrists: The Apple Watch started shipping last Friday. After a few days of real-world trials, it's clear that the watch is better in some ways, and worse in others, than pundits had predicted. To be clear, Apple Watch is not an entirely new, innovative kind of product. Smartwatches like the Pebble, Sony SmartWatch, Moto 360, and Samsung Gear have been around for a couple of years (and don't forget Microsoft's SPOT watch, which dates all the way back to 2004). Apple isn't the first to this party, but it is the arriving with the most panache. Apple has tried to refine the experience of getting an Apple Watch: To avoid mobs at the store, you can purchase the watch only online (a few notable exceptions include the high-end LA fashion store Maxfield, which sold them on launch day to long lines of fans who failed to preorder). The watch itself comes in an … [Read more...] about Where the Apple Watch shines — and falls very short
This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. David Grissam was worried he’d have to quit his job. Grissam had steadily been losing his hearing, which was a serious problem for the 911 dispatcher based in Norman, Oklahoma. It had gotten to the point where normal hearing aids didn’t work anymore. But then Grissam — who has been deaf since the age of six — got the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor, a hearing device that’s implanted in his skull. Connecting the Baha to his iPhone via Bluetooth lets the 44-year-old stream emergency calls directly to his ears, cutting out background noise and giving him crystal-clear sound. “With me missing the audio coming in, I was really concerned I was going to miss one of my friends screaming for help because he was shot,” Grissam said. But now, “I’m able to hear more than others in the room because of that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone tech helps reinvent the hearing aid
European luxury isn't every car buyer's cup of latte, and for those who want something home-grown and distinctive, there's the Lincoln Navigator. Bold, swanky, and offering seating for seven or eight passengers, the Navigator is a premium SUV with a uniquely American approach to execution and design. Shoppers turn to full-size SUVs like the Navigator for their power and spaciousness, and the Navigator has long been a top choice in its segment. For 2018, this Lincoln gets a redesign that aims to make its proposition even more compelling. When it comes to large luxury vehicles, more is always better. With this in mind, the Navigator gets a new turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that bumps horsepower to 450, up from the previous generation's 380. There's also a new 10-speed automatic transmission on board to handle gear shifts. This replaces last year's 6-speed, and the new transmission plays a role in boosting the SUV's fuel economy. The previous-generation model achieved an EPA rating of … [Read more...] about The 2018 Lincoln Navigator impresses with these 8 strengths… but also comes with a significant flaw