Twitpic is shutting down after all, on October 25

In what seems like the final blow after a roller coaster ride for its users, Twitpic has announced that it will be shutting down on October 25th. It’s with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again. More details on our blog http://t.co/LCH7ZTQJHe — TwitPic (@TwitPic) October 16, 2014 The news comes after the company’s original announcement early last month that it would be shutting down, followed by hopes the service would remain active thanks to an apparent acquisition. In its blog post today, founder Noah Everett apologized for getting everyone’s hopes up. Twitpic says it was pressured to…

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ObamaCare 2015: The Best Strategies for Saving Your Money and Protecting Your Health Under the Affordable Care Act Reviews

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Apple has leaked details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on iTunes

As if it wasn’t clear enough, we’ve gotten about as good confirmation as any that there are new iPads on the way. The iOS 8.1 user guide for iPad just showed up on iBooks and shows images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The images show off the a new Touch ID home button, which should make logging in more easy. They also confirm burst mode for the cameras, taken by holding down the shutter button as on an iPhone. Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow as we find out more about the new devices. ➤ ‘iPad Air…

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Latest Medicare Enroll News

Volunteers ready to assist with Medicare enrollment
During the month of October, we begin the annual enrollment process for the Medicare prescription drug plans, as well as Medicare Advantage plans. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries will have the chance to enroll, add or change plans …
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CVS/pharmacy to Help Patients Save Time and Money During Annual Medicare
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health , announced today that it will offer its senior patients an easy way to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during the Annual Enrollment Period …
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Hunterdon County reminds seniors about 2015 medicare open enrollment
Hunterdon County reminds seniors that the 2015 Medicare Open Enrollment period runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Each year plans change, including what they cost and what they cover. Those who don't have prescription drug coverage can also enroll in a drug plan …
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About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Source: www.pbs.org – Monday, October 13, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2014 About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. The medical team’s involvement included drawing Duncan’s blood, putting tubes down his throat, wiping up his diarrhea, analyzing his urine and wiping his saliva. Among the group was Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Duncan. AP says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not established the exact number of people who had contact with Duncan. During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said: “If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well. We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.” The post About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient appeared first on PBS NewsHour .

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BlackBerry Passport review: For every benefit, there’s a compromise

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This isn’t a straight-forward review. If it was any other phone, I’d set it up, connect my usual accounts and go about my business of using it as much as possible, as with any review. However, and while this isn’t going to be a long moan about a lack of apps, I can’t do that with the Passport. Nor do I work for an organization tied to BlackBerry’s BES services either, so there’s no chance to test out things like BlackBerry Balance or corporate email; for all intents and purposes, I’m a pretty average consumer user in this scenario. That’s…

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YouTube is opening a production ‘Space’ for video creators in New York next month

YouTube is opening another of its studio “Spaces” in New York to help its community of video makers learn, collaborate and create new content. The facility follows similar setups in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo, which give aspiring filmers and internet personalities, which are attributable to much of YouTube’s success, access to equipment and industry experts. The treasure trove of video-making kit will include cameras, lights and boom microphones – some of which will be available to loan – as well as permanent and rotating sets, sound stages and post-production facilities. The fourth YouTube Space will open next month at…

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Affordable Care Act Flyering event at Mar Vista Library

Affordable Care Act Flyering event at Mar Vista Library
Event on 2014-11-15 11:00:00
Come help us inform the Mar Vista community about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) so they can get the facts they need to "apply, shop and buy" during the second enrollment period, which starts November 15, 2014. We will be distributing flyers and letting people know about enrollment counselling hours at the Mar Vista Library so they can get all their questions answered and enroll. We will meet in front of the library and spread the word!

at Mar Vista Branch Library
12006 Venice Boulevard
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Consumers Direct Insurance Services of New Mexico Releases Dates and Times for its Medicare Seminar Series


Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Late enrollment penalties, donut holes, calendar year maximums, catastrophic coverage – oh my. Medicare sure sounds frightening but don’t fret. With a little knowledge you’ll find it’s not nearly as scary as you may think.

Consumers Direct Insurance Services (CDIS), Inc., an Independent, Authorized Senior General Agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is gearing up for Medicare’s 2014 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs from October 15th through December 7th, with the release of its Medicare Seminar Series*.

CDIS’ Medicare Seminar Series, is a grassroots initiative that places experienced local insurance agents in a controlled learning environment for Medicare beneficiaries to gather essential plan benefit information while also providing a forum for answers to their questions.

“Consumers Direct Insurance Services of New Mexico is excited about its upcoming Medicare Seminar Series, because it gives us an opportunity to engage the local public and present all of the new plan options from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico,” said Scott Loochtan, President of Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc. “Trying to decipher all of this material on your own can be daunting and that is why we offer this complimentary service to make the process much easier.”

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the one time of year that Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in either a standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage (MA) plan can make a change for the next year.

“The AEP is the insurance agent’s tax season,” noted Loochtan. “Medicare beneficiaries all over the country have been eagerly awaiting this time of year to review and analyze their plans so that they can secure the best options to meet their needs in the upcoming year.”

CDIS’ insurance agents go through a stringent Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) and Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage (MA), continuing education and certification process each year in order to assist current and potential clients. This certification allows them to provide full service Medicare solutions while making themselves available in a variety of ways through technology, over the phone or in person appointments.

To register for one of CDIS of New Mexico’s Medicare Seminars please visit http://www.CDISofNM.com/seminars or call directly at 888.257.6640. There is limited seating for each seminar.

About Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc. (CDIS)

Consumers Direct Insurance Services, Inc., (CDIS), is an Independent, Authorized Senior General Agent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas that were founded in an effort to bridge the gap between education and insurance. Headquartered in Riverwoods, IL, the company has an executive team with over 100 years’ experience that has been providing world-class healthcare guidance to over 20,000 active clients. For more information, please visit our state specific websites at http://www.CDISofNM.com, http://www.CDISofOK.com and http://www.CDISofTX.com.

*Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare program.