SmartPhones

What’s Happening With E-Books

Apple announced today the release of iBooks 2 which is supposed to revolutionize the etextbook market.  The area of ebooks is very tumultuous in general but then add specialty books like medical texts, volume usage (libraries buy one book for…

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Mobile Technology Webinar Available

The SCR CONNECTions  webinar, Unwrapping Mobile Technology Trends for the New Year is now available in the SCR CONNECTions archives http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/webmeeting.html#Archives. The PowerPoint presentation which has a lot of great links to the references she mentions is also available on the…

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Siri Can Be An Expensive Assistant

Note: I am on jury duty this week.  Depending on if I am called or not, there may or may not be more posts for the rest of the week and into next week. If you aren’t grandfathered into Verizon’s…

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Medical Librarians Forum for Apps and Mobile Devices

Last week I wrote a post  about iMedicalApps launching a forum to foster the discussion of medical apps.  Well I am announcing the launch of the Medical Librarian’s Corner, an area within iMedicalApps Forum dedicated to librarians discussing the use…

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An End to My Android and Virgin Mobile Experiment

My experiment with Virgin Mobile and Android has come to an end a bit earlier than I expected.  My Motorola Triumph came to an unexpected demise over Christmas.  It was mostly my fault but my husband thinks that the Christmas elves…

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Medical Apps Forum

So you got a new smartphone for Christmas and the first thing you want to do is start loading and trying out all these apps you keep hearing about.  Well it might interest you to do know that iMedicalApps has…

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Decisions, Decisions, iPhone or Android

It is the gift giving time of year and some people are looking at smartphones as gifts.  Since the three major carriers have the iPhone, people now have to decide whether they want an iPhone or Android.  David Gewirtz at…

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RIM to Offer Security Software for iPhones and Androids

The dead car has been replaced.  Thanksgiving is over, and sick kids are healthy (cross my fingers and knock on wood). So I am back and blogging again at a more regular interval.  Yesterday RIM announced it will be releasing…

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AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint by the Numbers

Every other commercial on TV is about whose service is faster, better, clearer, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  AT&T says you can surf and talk on their phone at the same time.  Verizon says they have…

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Make Your Own QR Code and Mobile Website

Last week was a busy week for me.  Monday I attended a great class, “Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health,” taught by Technology Coordinator of the Greater Midwest Region, Max Anderson.  It was very interesting, we learned about various…

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