Tag: mobile phones

The EBSCO eBooksmobile app is retiring in May

EBSCO will be retiring the EBSCO eBooksmobile app in May 2018 as it migrates its ebooks to the latest EPUB file format.  This change in file format allows EBSCO to offer an improved reading experience, supporting different screen and font sizes and better

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Library lifehack: charging your phone from your laptop or PC

I’ve never met a student who didn’t want at least one more power socket than was available.  Everything built after 1930 that is either useful or fun seems to want a power supply, and while mobile devices are increasingly clever

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A most Knovel app

Science and engineering reference source Knovel has released a new mobile app for Android and iOS so you can now get mobile friendly reliable technical data on the go on field trips and in the lab.  With My Knovel ToGo, you can even download

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Looking at the web through a new lens: Google Lens

Have you come across Google Lens yet?  It’s Google’s attempt to identify and offer information about what is in a photograph you take.  Useful if you are trying to identify famous landmarks, brutally effective for cheating with both hands in the pictures round of a pub

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Screaming for silence: the damaging and antisocial effect of loud ringtones on others’ study

Imagine if you will that you are riding in a train carriage (or a car, or a  plane) and there is a crying baby a scant few seats away.  Now imagine that babies came with a convenient switch that could

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How blind people use the iPhone 4S

TOTD was at a conference a while back when a blind student demonstrated how he used his iPhone – faster than many sighted people. Here’s a fascinating vidow of Tommy Edison, blind from birth doing something similar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0nvdiRdehw

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TOTD first came across this as an iPhone application that allows you locate and find information and images about sites of architectural interest. The website for this “openly editable encyclopedia of buildings from around the world” can be found here: http://www.openbuildings.com/

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UK SoundMap

With the aid of an appropriate mobile phone, or simply by uploading an existing recording on your computer, you can record the sound of your acoustic landscape and make it available to everyone. http://sounds.bl.uk/sound-maps/uk-soundmap [Thanks to LJ for this suggestion]

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Palm Pre

It’s been a while since there’s been a new palm to get excited about, but the Palm Pre is now out in the States and hopefully on its way here: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/palm-pre-sprint/4505-6452_7-33490473.html?tag=mncol;txt But if you can’t wait or have slightly different needs our

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Sumsing Turbo mobile phone

A mobile phone that really does do everything: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TYIOIM6hHBk (thanks to our ‘anonymous’ contributor for this!)

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