Senate bill would pay doctors to use Facetime with patients

A new bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare experiment with paying for more telehealth services, enabling physicians and other healthcare providers to evaluate patients via video chats such as Facetime. Sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act would allow selected hospitals to test  telehealth services…

Android grabs most-popular OS prize from Windows

Android last month slipped ahead of Windows to become the world’s most popular operating system, an Irish analytics company said Monday. “This is a milestone in technology history,” said Aodhan Cullen, the CEO of Dublin-based StatCounter, in a statement. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held…

Trump ‘actively’ considering new H-1B spouse work rule

President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to “actively reconsider” an Obama-era rule allowing certain H-1B spouses to hold jobs, according to court documents filed Monday. It is asking the court to give it until September to consider changing the H-4 work authorization rule. This is becoming a high-stakes case for approximately 180,000 spouses of H-1B…

Windows 7 is in no rush to leave

Microsoft Windows 7 may not go quietly into the night, according to data published Saturday. March’s Windows 7 user share — an estimate of the percentage of the world’s personal computers powered by the 2009 operating system — was 49%, said analytics vendor Net Applications. However, Windows 7 ran 54% of all Windows machines: The…