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CIS1000DE Chapter 8 Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand
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CIS1000DE Chapter Topics Advantages and limitations of mobile computing Mobile computing devices: Pagers Cell phones PDAs Portable media players Synchronizing mobile devices with computers Tablet PCs Notebooks
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CIS1000DE Mobile Computing: Is It Right for You? Advantages Convenience Boost productivity Communicate with others anywhere Access to electronic information Limitations Expensive Battery life Small screen display Slow Internet speed
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CIS1000DE Mobile computing devices —portable electronic tools such as cell phones, PDAs, and notebooks—are changing our day-to-day lives, allowing us to communicate with others, remain productive, and access a wide array of information no matter where we are. Still, there is a downside associated with mobile computing: Because mobile devices have been miniaturized, they’re more expensive and less rugged than stationary desktop equipment. In addition: Battery life limits the usefulness of mobile devices. The screen is small on most devices. The speed of Internet connection is currently low.
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CIS1000DE Mobile Computing Devices Pagers Cell phones Portable media players Personal digital assistants Smartphones Tablet PCs Notebook computers
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CIS1000DE There are many mobile computing devices on the market: Paging devices provide you with limited communication capabilities but are inexpensive options if you want some of the features of mobile computing. Cell phones feature traditional phone services such as call waiting and voice mail. Many now come with calendars, contact databases, text messaging, and e-mail capabilities. Portable media players allow you to carry music files and other digital files. Personal digital assistants (PDAs ) are handheld devices that allow you to carry much of the same digital information as desktop systems. Smartphones are a result of the convergence (or combination of features) of various portable devices such as PMPs, PDAs, and cellular phones. These devices attempt to provide a single solution for your portable computing needs. Tablet PCs are larger and more powerful than PDAs and incorporate specialized handwriting- recognition software. Notebooks are expensive and powerful tools for carrying electronic information.
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CIS1000DE Comparing Mobile Devices
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CIS1000DE Cellular Phones Full-featured communication and information storage devices Features include: Auto-redial Call timers Voice-mail Voice-activated dialing Internet access Text messaging Personal information management Cell phones offer all of the features available on a traditional telephone, including auto-redial, call timers, and voice- mail. Some cell phones also feature voice- activated dialing, which is important for hands-free operation. In addition, cell phones can offer Internet access, text messaging, personal information management (PIM) features, voice recording, and digital image and video capture.
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2010 for the course CS 001 taught by Professor Jix during the Spring '10 term at Riverside Community College.

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