Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Slow Memory Card Can Slow A Smartphone

Lucas Mearian, ComputerWorld reporter, authored an article titled "Slow Smartphone? It's Not the Network, It's NAND Flash." According to the provided chart, upgrading from a class 4 SD card to a class 10 card can roughly double mobile performance speeds if apps write a significant amount of data to the phone.


-DD

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mobile Data Usage

Mobile devices are becoming a common tool for retrieving information from the Internet. JR Raphael has posted Smartphone Data Shake-Up: The End of 'Unlimited', which explores the 80% growth in average smartphone data usage over the past year. Raphael's report compares the data plans currently being offered by the major carriers in the US. A key factoid for those considering purchasing a smartphone plan is that in the 3rd quarter of 2011, a typical user consumed roughly 0.6 Gigabytes of data each month.


-DD

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Friday, February 03, 2012

Browser Wars

According to a report filed by Gregg Keizer, Google's Chrome web browser was determined by German information specialists to be the most secure browser.


-DD

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