Stcc tech comm handout 2012 08-16

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St. Charles County Chambers of Commerce Technology Committee Tech Toys Series:
Tablets & Apps

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  1. 1. STCC Technology Committee August 16, 2012Tablets & AppsAndroid Versions Statistics are based on the number of deviceshttp://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html that accessed Google Play betweenhttp://www.androidcentral.com/android-versions July 16-August 1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history # Codename Dist 1.5 Cupcake .2%Tablet Comparison (see back) 1.6 Donut .5% 2.1 Éclair 4.2%Tips 2.2 FroYo 15.5% Figure out what you want to use it for 2.3 Gingerbread 60.6% & how much you want to spend 3.x Honeycomb 2.3% 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich 15.9% There will be trade-offs: Do your research 4.1 Jelly Bean .8% & look for tablets that fit in your price rangeApps Office Productivity  King Office (Free) – basic functionality  http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-freeware.html  Smart Office (9.99) MS Office Compatible  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.picsel.tgv.app.smartoffice&hl=en File Transfer  Software Data Cable – Transfers files from phone or tablet to PC  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lyy.softdatacable&hl=en  Dropbox  2GB Cloud Storage w/ sync (can add space for free by referring others)  https://www.dropbox.com/  SugarSync  5GB Cloud storage  Kindle Fire App  https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html Mobile Security  LookOut Mobile Security ($2.99/Month or $29.99/Yr)  https://www.mylookout.com/premium  Offers remote wipe  Scans websites and links, blocks phishing and malware sites Browsers  Dolphin Browser  https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dolphin+browser&c=apps  Sonar: Use voice to search internet and on social networks  Gestures: Create personal gesture to access websites  Google Chrome  https://play.google.com/store/search?q=chrome+browser&c=apps Media Consumption  Flipboard  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app&feature=nav_result#?t=W10  Read social media and news feeds like a magazine  Great way to consume information
  2. 2. STCC Technology Committee August 16, 2012Resources for researchCNet Tablet Comparison (Links to reviews) http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20037960-1/cnet-looks-at-current-and-upcoming-tablets/Tablet Comparison (includes Specs, but not features) http://www.tabletpccomparison.net/Wikipedia Tablet Comparison (user submitted, but includes specs & features) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_tablet_computersPersonal experiences of Techies Amazon Kindle Fire Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Google Nexus Acer Iconia A200

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