Thoughts on the Apple Watch…

While Apple has been known for its invention of the iPhone, they have brought something new to the table.  Released back in April 2015, Apple announced its first smart watch.  With  quite a price tag, costing from $399 on up, some may argue that it is expensive and that they are not paying that much for a watch.  I know because I was one of those people.

After a few months passed I began to see coworkers getting these watches and using them for various things.  Some use them for fitness tracking and some use them for productivity.  Back a few weeks ago I got to go in the Apple Store while taking my work issued computer in to have an in-warranty repair performed.  I began to play with the watch and asked questions.  Low and behold I ended up walking out of the Apple Store as a new Apple Watch owner.

Since purchasing the watch, it has definitely been much of a convenience to me.  I put my watch on in the mornings and throughout the day I am alerted of meetings that I have for the day, I have the ability to check email, text messages, and even answer phone calls directly from my watch without having my phone in my hand as long as it is in close proximity.

The Apple Watch allows me to see when messages come in if I am in a meeting without the hassle of having to pull my phone out.  This can be a good thing because it won’t put so much attention on me by having a cell phone in my hand showing that I’m obviously not paying attention.

I feel that this was an awesome idea and a purchase that I won’t regret.  I think it’s amazing to have such innovative technology available.  Keep up the good work Apple!


Advances in Medicine Through Telehealth Technologies

Just some time ago, the only way to see a doctor would be to get dressed and get in your car and drive to the hospital or doctor’s office.  Some may argue that if they are sick that they may not want to get up and leave their homes to go sit in a room full of other sick people.

Who would have ever thought that you would be able to see a doctor without going to the doctor’s office or hospital?  With the advances of medicine and technology, some visits can be done right from the comfort of your own home with with the convenience of technology.  With an internet connection and a desktop computer or mobile device, you  can have access to some of the best healthcare providers in your network.

Some may argue how is this so and how does it compare to going to a doctor’s office?  Telehealth provides electronic visits for select ailments.  Whether you have a pink eye, diarrhea, runny noses, heart burn, or vaginal irritation, you may be eligible for an electronic visit.  This allows you to get a prescription and get it filled at your local pharmacy without the hassle of going to sit in your doctor’s office.

While there are some other cases that an electronic visit may be available, such as maternity checkups, telehealth is constantly advancing.  Each quarter, there are new medical devices being invented that help to extend the reach of services available through telehealth.  Let’s see where the future of telehealth will go!

Christmas in Hawaii

Aloha folks!  This past Christmas I got to spend it in Hawaii.  I must admit that it was a great Christmas filled with awesome weather and nice beaches.  We left a day prior to Christmas Eve.  It was a fun filled trip from the time we got there until we left.

We flew out of Charleston on December 22nd and had two layovers.  The first layover was in Salt Lake City.  It was a bit cold there but I had a nice view while waiting to board our plane.  From Salt Lake City, our next layover was in Los Angeles, CA.  This was a fairly quick one, by the time we landed and deplaned, it was time to board our next flight.  This was our final flight to Honolulu. If I recall correctly, it took us about 8 hours to make it to Honolulu.

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Capturing the Moment

Click! Click! Many enjoy the art of photography.  From the free range of creativity to interacting with families that want to capture special moments, photography offers it all.

About two years ago I decided to venture out and get a good camera.  I decided to go with the Canon branded equipment because it was what I felt was the best at that time after looking at reviews online.  So during that time I was going to be traveling to New York for some training for an entire week and I figured I would take some time and go by the B&H Store in New York.  I must say that it was quite an experience.  They had almost any electronic that one could want.  As I began to look at the selection of Canon cameras with the sales representative, I decided upon one to purchase.  It was definitely a big purchase but I knew it was what I wanted.

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Error 53 – iPhone: What do I do now…

I consider myself a fan of Apple products because of the design and technologies that they use.  I don’t think there is anyone else on the market that provides technology that Apple uses in their devices, although all of the technology isn’t necessarily developed by Apple.  I am a fan of the Thunderbolt Technology, the concept of the iPad Pro, and so on.

Recently I dropped my iPhone and had to get the screen replaced on it by one of the local repair shops here in Charleston, SC.  After getting the screen replaced the phone began working flawlessly again.  I was able to swipe and click as good as a new phone out of the box.  I say this because lots of folks complain about issues such as delays, accuracy, etc. after getting screens replaced.

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