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  1. 1. Mobile devices
  2. 2.  Laptops Phones (conventional and smart phones) eBooks Tablets and the iPad Portable music devicesSummary of today’s lesson
  3. 3.  Laptops, phone, eBooks and tablets all involve connections Wi-Fi requires a wireless connection Always on requires a plan with a provider Some providers include Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and many others A data plan is used if your device will be surfing the webCONCEPT : CONNECTING
  4. 4.  Operating systems determine how your device will work, what it will look like, and how it will respond Some operating systems include Apple, Android and Windows 7 The type of operating system is dictated by the device (Apple = Apple OS) Difference between them? ◦ Supports flash? ◦ Allows Facebook chat ◦ Where to buy applications & apps available ◦ Multi tasking and 3rd party applications ◦ Security issuesConcept: Operating systems
  5. 5. Laptops
  6. 6. Laptop vs. DesktopPortable Easier to upgrade and fixGood for on the go computing BulkyMore expensive Prices can be quite reasonableHarder to fix Can have nicer componentsSome might not like thekeyboard & mouse Less chance of breaking orexperience theft
  7. 7. Not your Dad’s Laptop!
  8. 8.  Windows 8 means better touch screens Blur lines between tablet, desktop and laptop Ultrabooks are superthin, superlight with longer battery life and shorter boot-up times. Feature touch screens Drawback: More expensive ($1000 and up) Vaio Tap 20: Desktop, all in one, can be laidVaio Duo 11: Keyboard folds under flat. Comes with kickstand, removable11.6” screen for a tablet experience battery and 20” screenNew directions in laptops
  9. 9. Phones
  10. 10. Conventional or
  11. 11. Compact and simple Can text & take pictures Can use it for hands free driving Can do simple Internet tasksConventional cell phonesSome key features
  12. 12. Can handle multiple emails Built in organizers Better camera Better for web browsing Love those apps!Smart PhonesSome key considerations
  13. 13. Service Provider and plan Display (large / small screen) Input (dedicated keyboard or screen Operating system (Apple, Android, Windows)Ready to buy a phone?Consider…
  14. 14. Electronic books and eReaders
  15. 15.  Download books, magazines, blogs from Internet Contain storage and use software to open & read books Some books require payment, others free (such as Library) Can also be used to view webpages & portable documentsFeatures of eBooks
  16. 16. EInk vs. LCD screen
  17. 17. Tablets and the iPad
  18. 18.  Download materials and apps Different tablets will use different stores for apps Also useful for e-mail & browsing the web Can be used for communicating by video, text or voice Can also function as eBook and mp3Features of tablets
  19. 19. Tablet vs. iPad iPad uses only Appleoperating system, Tablet can use Android or others Tablets come in many shapes & sizes, iPad basically one Purchase apps from different sourcesiPad much more secureagainst viruses (at this point at least)
  20. 20. Tablets come in different sizes
  21. 21. Different tablets offer different apps
  22. 22. Cellular or Wi-Fi only?
  23. 23. Music Devices
  24. 24. •Download music from internet or use own from your computer •Lightweight with rechargeable battery •Contain memory for hundreds or thousands of songs, arranged into playlists •Other features like radio, web, picturesFeatures of all MP3 Players
  25. 25. •Created by Apple in 2001 •Many models •Uses iTunes software •Can also store photos, videos, applications •Drawback: Synchs to one computerHow is an iPod different than an MP3?
  26. 26. Types of portable storageFor big and small storage situations
  27. 27. Flash drives and external drives
  28. 28. Memory cards and CDs
  29. 29. Online on the cloud
  30. 30. •Buy only if you need it•Try it before you buy it•Research your options•Learn to use it•Accept that it will become obsolete atsome pointParting words of advice