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Mobile Radiologic Learning Tool – Lieberman’s iRadiology

Posted by medliorator on January 20, 2010

Lieberman’s iRadiology app offers 500 radiology cases designed to help medical students and residents improve their plain film,CT, and MRI reading skills.  Available for iPhone.

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CORE – Clinical ORthopaedic Exam for iPhone

Posted by medliorator on November 3, 2009


This reference database of ~250 clinical tests facilitates diagnosis of musculoskeletal and orthopedic disorders. It offers descriptions on how to perform each test as originally described by its author, video demonstrations (if wifi-connected), diagnostic properties (reliability and validity), and links to supporting medical references via abstracts in PUBMed.  Currently retails for $39.99

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Optimize Netbook Note Taking with Microsoft Word

Posted by medliorator on October 26, 2009


There’s a cool feature from Word 2003 which is buried in 2007 for true fullscreen viewing. You can get the button by going to the Word Orb > Word Options > Customize > look under “All commands” and select “Toggle Full Screen View”

I realized you can save a ton of battery life by dimming the screen, and taking notes with a black background and a white/gray font color, the contrast is much better.

Click Esc on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.

Taking Notes with Netbooks [LifeHacker]

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How to Find Free WiFi with your Mobile Device

Posted by medliorator on August 31, 2009

Windows Mobile: WiFiFoFum


This is the latest version of WiFiFoFum – the best WiFi scanner and war driving software for Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC and Smartphone editions.

iPhone/Touch: JiWire’s Wi-Fi Finder
With more than 200,000 locations in 135 countries, JiWire’s Wi-Fi Finder makes it easy to search for free- and pay-access Wi-Fi hotspots wherever you are or plan to be.

Android: WeFi


WeFi is software loaded onto your laptop or mobile device. It automatically detects and qualifies all Wi-Fi access points within range and connects you to the spot with the best Internet connection. If the WeFi software detects a new access point, it allows you to be the first to map it. WeFi also provides you with Instant-Messaging tools, allowing you to create a buddy list, and to see where your friends are currently connected.

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AirStrip OB for iPhone/Smartphone

Posted by medliorator on April 24, 2009

This AirStrip OB application provides the capability for physicians (Obstetricians) to use their PDA’s or Smart Phones to remotely access real-time fetal heart tracings (“strips”), maternal contraction patterns and other critical data from hospital labor and delivery units. This is accomplished through the AirStrip OB software, which is installed onto a mobile handheld device and utilizes a wireless internet connection (cell, WiFi, Bluetooth) to receive the patient’s data. Physicians then use PDA’s, SmartPhones or PC’s that are loaded with AirStrip OB software to remotely and securely access real-time and historical waveform and numeric data via a wireless internet connection.

AirStrip OB

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Turn your Computer into an Alarm Clock – WakeupOnStandBy

Posted by medliorator on April 16, 2009


WakeupOnStandBy (Windows)

Wake your system from Stand-by mode or Hibernation at a predefined time and run any file or program.  It can also be used to run scheduled operations daily, or on specific day(s).

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Essential Facebook Privacy Tips for Medical Students

Posted by medliorator on March 23, 2009

1. Use Your Friend Lists – For those not aware of what friend lists are, Facebook describes them as a feature which allows “you to create private groupings of friends based on your personal preferences. For example, you can create a Friend List for your friends that meet for weekly book club meetings. You can create Friend Lists for all of your organizational needs, allowing you to quickly view friends by type and send messages to your lists.”

  • You can add each friend to more than one friend group
  • Friend groups should be used like “tags” as used elsewhere around the web
  • Friend Lists can have specific privacy policies applied to them

A typical setup for groups would be “Friends”, “Family”, and “Professional”. These three groups can then be used to apply different privacy policies. For example, you may want your friends to see photos from the party you were at last night, but you don’t want your family or professional contacts to see those photos.

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know [AllFacebook]

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Creating & Editing PDFs

Posted by medliorator on January 19, 2009

the days where you needed Adobe Professional to manipulate files are quickly receding.

Mac users have the advantage when creating PDFs, with the ability to print any document to PDF from within the print menu… [For] Windows, I use CutePDF , which is free and small.

Preview, the PDF viewer that is bundled with Mac OSX allows basic PDF editing.  [For Windows,] you can try online services such as PDFHammer, which allows similar basic editing.

PDF Undo Online converts PDF files to Word documents. There is no registration required, but copy protected or scanned PDFs can not be converted.

How to manipulate your PDFs [AppleQuack]

Correlate: How to Fax Smarter

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Tracking your Productivity – FruitfulTime

Posted by medliorator on January 11, 2009

FruitfulTime ProductivityMeter Personal Edition

Free utility for tracking digital activities

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Ambient Study Sounds – iSerenity

Posted by medliorator on November 22, 2008

iSerenity offers a variety of ambient sounds to set the study mood.  Examples include:

  • Waterfall Whisper
  • Highway Hiatus
  • Roaring Ocean
  • Wailing Whales
  • Train Tracks
  • Whimsical Windchimes
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Typewriters with Carriage Returns
  • Wild Wind
  • A Warm Relaxing Shower
  • Sounds of Summer
  • Bubbling Brook
  • Crackling Fire
  • Sounds of New York

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