Lesson 7, Part 1: Smartphones, Tablets, Computers and more!

Objective: Learn about Mobile Technology

Smartphones and Tablets

  1. Operating System
  2. Size
  3. Helpful Apps

 

  1. Operating Systems

There are three major operating systems (OS)

  1. iOS from Apple

iOS7 phone iOS7 ipad

  1. Android from Google

android phone Android_Tablet

  1. Windows from Microsoft

windows tablet Windows_Phone_8.1_Screenshot_mit_Apps_aus_dem_Store

  1. Size

Screens for smartphones and tablets come in many different sizes. Here are the most common screen sizes for smartphones and tablets.

screen sizes

3. Helpful Apps

Google Drive for Android OS users; This is a cloud storage service from Google that allows us to save documents, photos, music and other files online. You have access to these files anywhere there is an internet connection.

Screenshot_2014-07-08-14-46-55 Screenshot_2014-07-08-14-47-06

iCloud for iOS users; iCloud is a cloud storage service from Apple that backs up all of your devices data.

Camera; Having a camera that is easily accessible has changed the world in only a few years. A camera on smartphones is perfect to catch those moments when you say “I wish I had a camera right now.”

Calendar; If you live your life from deadline to deadline and meeting to meeting, then a calendar app is extremely helpful.

Screenshot (03-18PM, Jul 08, 2014)

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc; Social media apps are being used more on mobile devices than desktop computers. These apps make sharing life experiences with friends and family very easy.

Challenge

Please name this blog entry: Lesson 7  Part 1 Challenge

Use your branch iPad to take a “selfie” in front of/near the branch library sign.  You can use the search function to find the photo app on your iPad. If you prefer, you can take the photo in front of a piece of library art.

From a photo app, you’ll see a little box with an up arrow, that should allow you to send an email to yourself with the photo attached. 

If that does not work for you, try this:

Use your branch iPad to take a “selfie” in front of/near the branch library sign. If you prefer, you can take the photo in front of a piece of library art.

  • After taking your selfie
  • Open your browser,
  • Sign into your email account
  • Attach the selfie and send it to mysapl11.5@gmail.com and yourself.
  • After receiving it, attach the photo to your blog. (We DARE You!)

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