Fun with apps


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Do you have a new smart phone or tablet and would like to learn more about apps? Come with your device or use the library’s new tablets to see what is available. We will answer any questions that you might have and play around with our new toys! Do you have a favorite app that you like? Be prepared to share it with us and tell us why you like it.

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  • Fun with apps

    1. 1. Fun with Apps Ann Marie Pipkin
    2. 2. What are we going to do?  Learn some common definitions  Explore some everyday Apps  Share some Apps that YOU like  Party!
    3. 3. How do we talk to each other?  Devices  Desktop  Laptop/Notebook  Tablet  Phone  Smartphone  Operating Systems  Providers
    4. 4. Devices  Desktop  Laptop/Notebook  Tablet  Cellular Phone  Smart Phone  A Smartphone is a cellular telephone with an integrated computer and other features not originally associated with telephones, such as an operating system, Web browsing and the ability to run software applications.
    5. 5. What is the difference between a cell phone and a Smartphone? A Smartphone has a mobile operating system You can think of a Smartphone like a miniature computer that can also place and receive calls.
    6. 6. Operating Systems  An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that manages all the other programs in a computer.  The other programs are called applications or application  MS-DOS  Windows XP  Windows 8  Windows Mobile  iPhone OS  Google’s Android  Symbian OS  RIM’s BlackBerry  Palm’s WebOS
    7. 7. Providers  An access provider is any organization that arranges for an individual or an organization to have access to the Internet.  Access providers are generally divided into two classes: Internet access providers (ISPs) and online service providers (OSPs).  I have an Apple iPhone 5c from ATT with the
    8. 8. The Top iPhone and iPad Apps on App Store App Store Official Charts for the week ending Feb 24, 2014:           1 Flying Cyrus 2 Splashy 3 Talking Angela 4 Flappy Wings 5 Red Bouncing Ball 6 WhatsApp Messenger 7 Infection Bio War 8 Unroll Me 9 Facebook Messenger 10 Cookie Clickers •1 Card Wars •2 Threes! •3 Minecraft •4 Heads Up! •5 Afterlight •6 Plague Inc. •7 Sleep Cycle alarm clock •8 Hide N Seek •9 Lockster •10 Waterlogue
    9. 9. References  Websites  Technology Definitions  Marketing Charts  Best Apps for Teaching and Learning