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7 Things You Should Know About Android
December 8, 2010

Android is a Linux-based, open-source operating system designed for use on cell phones, e-readers, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Android has been selected by many hardware manufacturers…

7 Things You Should Know About Application Development Tools
September 6, 2012

A new class of application development tools allows nontechnical users to build mobile apps quickly and easily. With these tools, users choose from an available set of templates and menus…

7 Things You Should Know About Augmented Reality
October 15, 2005

Augmented reality adds information and meaning to a real object or place. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality does not create a simulated reality. Instead, it takes a real object or space a…

7 Things You Should Know About E-Readers
March 4, 2010

E-readers are portable, low-power, high-resolution devices that display digital versions of written material from books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed sources. They typically use e-ink…

7 Things You Should Know About Geolocation
August 27, 2008

Geolocation, also called geotagging, is the practice of associating a digital resource with a physical location. A photographer, for example, might include the longitude and latitude coordinates …

7 Things You Should Know About Gesture-Based Computing
January 8, 2014

Gesture-based computing refers to interfaces where the human body interacts with digital resources without using common input devices, such as a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or voice…

7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
February 9, 2011

Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to …

7 Things You Should Know About Location-Aware Applications
March 16, 2009

Location-aware applications deliver online content to users based on their physical location. Various technologies employ GPS, cell phone infrastructure, or wireless access points to identify whe…

7 Things You Should Know About Mobile Apps for Learning
May 4, 2010

Mobile learning, or m-learning, can be any educational interaction delivered through mobile technology. The software that underlies m-learning includes not only mobile applications designed speci…

7 Things You Should Know About Organizing Files in the Cloud
June 7, 2011

File storage and management has become a potentially limiting factor in the usefulness of new technologies, and cloud-based file services such as Dropbox, SugarSync, AeroFS, and Box.net attemp…