SmartPhones

Will Data Plans Squash the Cloud?

Today I noticed an article on IT World stating Verizon will soon eliminate unlimited data plans.  The article does have an update stating that they discovered a yet released screen shot of Verizon’s site stating that current customers will be…

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Do You Really Want Flash?

“Flash…aaaah, Flash aaaah…” Ok I am not Freddie Mercury, but as soon as somebody starts mentioning Flash and mobile technologies I immediately here Freddie singing in the BlackBerry PlayBook commerical.  It is no secret that I will be dumping my…

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Smartphones On the Cheap

If you were at MLA you would have seen the latest in librarian accessories, the smartphone.  Everywhere I turned it seemed everyone was whipping out their phone to look at their calendar to find their next meeting, monitoring the Twitter feed,…

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Online MLA Schedule

I am sure you are all wondering why on Earth I am fussing so much with my MLA schedule and writing about the online program planner.  Well this MLA I am a little busier than others.  I am the soon…

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Tweeting at MLA

The MLA’11 folks have big plans for Twitter this year.  At Annual Conference Twitter will be used to help create discussion, to connect with colleagues, and to facilitate in-person meetings. MLA’s “Rethink Conversations” process will offer display monitors that are strategically placed…

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Mobile Applications for Medical Education

John Halamka recently wrote a post about mobile applications for medical education on his blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO.  Every year the Harvard Medical School medical students get a survey about their use mobile devices.  The students are allowed to use whatever…

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Show Off Your Apps

The National Library of Medicine is holding a Show Off Your Apps: Innavative Uses of NLM Information Challenge.  The challenge is open to individuals, teams, and organizations.  “The purpose of this contest is to develop innovative software applications to further…

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Get Your Library Site Mobile Without a Mobile Budget

Last week I ranted “The Mobile Web is Not an Alternative,” our current or soon to be current patrons are increasingly using their mobile devices to access the Internet.  In 2010 43% of students used mobile devices daily to access the…

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The Mobile Web Is Not An Alternative

Wednesday’s post on medinfo alerted me to this interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “As the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep Up.”  The article states that more and more college students access the web using the mobile…

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Android Marketplace to Have Medical Category

Searching for medical apps for smart phones can be a bit of a pain.  It seems like medical professionals when browsing for good apps need to sift through the thousands calorie counter apps before they can find something like Epocrates. …

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