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  1-10 of 50 Reviews about "Portable Devices (C.5.3...)": Date Reviewed
   Pervasive social computing: socially-aware pervasive systems and mobile applications
Kabir M., Han J., Colman A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 282 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319299-49-5)

Social awareness applications or services are intended to handle remote communication by providing, automatically or in a supervised manner, hints about people’s current state or situation, or building a perception of the act...

Apr 7 2017
  Pro Android 5 (5th ed.)
MacLean D., Komatineni S., Allen G., Apress, New York, NY, 2015. 752 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-430246-80-0)

According to Gartner [1], the world sales of smartphones to end users totaled 403 million units in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015. Of this number, 80.7 percent were smartphones with the Android operating system (OS). Considering that ...

Jul 13 2016
  Learn Android Studio: build Android apps quickly and effectively
Gerber A., Craig C., Apress, New York, NY, 2015. 484 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-430266-01-3)

Android app building is for many an introduction into mobile computing, if even on an experimental basis. And there are many resources for building that exciting first Android app [1]. After that, the question quickly becomes how to de...

Mar 21 2016
  10 don’ts on your digital devices: the non-techie’s survival guide to cyber security and privacy
Rzeszut E., Bachrach D., Apress, New York, NY, 2014. 180 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-484203-68-2)

This book is an introduction to cyber security and privacy for nontechnical readers. Increasingly, the media has shown us examples of highly connected individuals who have focused more on the features of the application than the possib...

Mar 23 2015
  Mobile user experience: patterns to make sense of it all
Mendoza A., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2013. 248 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-124095-14-4)

This is an interesting book, and certainly not what I was expecting when I volunteered to review it....

Jun 17 2014
  Experience with technology: dynamics of user experience with mobile media devices
al-Azzawi A., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 113 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-447153-96-2)

Rapid advances in technology result in an ever-increasing diversity of new digital devices, from smartphones and tablets to body sensors and wireless home/car media systems. While some devices are continuously upgraded with more resour...

May 6 2014
  UbiqLog: a generic mobile phone-based life-log framework
Rawassizadeh R., Tomitsch M., Wac K., Tjoa A. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 17(4): 621-637, 2013.  Type: Article

Life-logs are personal e-memories that use sensors to give contextual information. Mobile phones are ideal for this type of data collection as they are constantly with the individuals who own them....

Nov 20 2013
  Taken for grantedness: the embedding of mobile communication into society
Ling R., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. 256 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262018-13-5), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Each day on the commute between home and office, I enjoy a measure of satisfaction at the complaints from some fellow commuters as our train enters a half-kilometer long tunnel and their mobile telephone, SMS, and social media conversa...

Sep 18 2013
  Taken for grantedness: the embedding of mobile communication into society
Ling R., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. 256 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262018-13-5), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Ling has written a book that is an informative and reader-friendly mixture of history and sociology. About a third of the text addresses the clock and automobile, with the remainder focused on the mobile phone. The book presents the &a...

Apr 25 2013
  iOS wow factor: apps and UX design techniques for iPhone and iPad
Wood T., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2011. 144 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-430238-79-9)

The title of this book suggests an enticing feast, but the book delivers only a meager snack....

Sep 24 2012
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