SmartPhones

Quick & Dirty Way to Make a Library App

Recently I was talking with some medical librarians who mentioned that a lotl their medical students or residents want a library app for their phone or tablets.  These librarians are either solo librarians, librarians with no programming skills, or librarians…

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Friday Fun: Why I Chose a Windows Phone

Below is a guest post from my husband about his Windows Phone.  A while back ago I asked him to write a post comparing the different phones he has had.  He the only person I know who has had an…

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iPhone or Android: A Physician’s Perspective

iMedicalApps.com posted an interesting piece, “Physician’s 6 month perspective after switching from iPhone to Android” detailing the differences between the iPhone and the Android.  It is the third in a series about the the two devices. The first covers initial…

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Switching from iPhone to Android: Doctor’s Perspective

Plenty of doctors are switching mobile devices.  I know the doctors at my institution are officially migrating from the Blackberry to the iPhone.  Androids are not available as institutional devices at my institution, but that doesn’t mean that others don’t…

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You Don’t Need the iPhone 5

You don’t need to rush out and upgrade to an iPhone 5.  Now clearly over 2 million people probably don’t agree with this blog post, but hey why try and be popular.   According to Chris Taylor’s Mashable Op-Ed piece,…

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My Loser Boyfriend: eBooks

As much as I love ebooks and technology, they are like a crummy loser boyfriend.  Full of ups and downs that take you on a roller coaster of emotions only leaving you to love them one minute and hate them the…

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Hostile Takeover of Your Phone

It used to be that computer viruses pretty much stayed in the realm of computers. Phones weren’t in that worrisome category yet.  Well time to start worrying a bit.  A recent demonstration at the RSA security conference showed how clicking/tapping a…

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How Do I Generate Interest in QR Codes?

This project was to increase awareness our patron’s awareness of our e-book collection and I am worried I am going to going to become Sisyphus in the process. Problem: E-books are hard for patrons to know about.  We still have a…

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e-Books: Why Bother

I had a great idea.  Or at least I thought it was a great idea.  However making it a reality makes me think that maybe my idea might just stay in the realm of ideas. I have mentioned in previous…

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Free Web Class: Get Mobilized

Get Mobilized! An introduction to mobile resources and tools in health sciences libraries is a free, self-paced, web-based class. The class  runs from February 20 – May 6, 2012 and is approved for 6 CE credits from MLA.   The class…

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