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  Mobile sensors and context-aware computing
Gajjar M.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2017. 356 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128016-60-2)

I am disappointed in this book. I’m an engineer designing distributed Internet of Things (IoT) systems as well as a part-time college instructor, and I was hoping for a future-oriented discussion of the evolution of contextual computing. Whi...

Nov 16 2017
  Rolling out 5G: use cases, applications, and technology solutions
Badic B., Drewes C., Karls I., Mueck M.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 138 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484215-07-4)

5G telephones! How long ago was 4G? 4G long-term evolution (LTE)? It was introduced about eight years ago--eons in technology years--and is still being deployed in many areas. It also continues to evolve. This book discusses both sides o...

Nov 7 2017
  What technological features are used in smartphone apps that promote physical activity? A review and content analysis
Mollee J., Middelweerd A., Kurvers R., Klein M.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(4): 633-643, 2017. Type: Article

A systematic review of the use of mobile technology to promote physical activity is proposed in this paper. The number of apps aimed at healthcare available in commercial stores is strongly and constantly increasing: the underpinning idea, common ...

Oct 12 2017
  Components and services for IoT platforms: paving the way for IoT standards
Keramidas G., Voros N., Hübner M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 383 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319423-02-9)

Most Internet of Things (IoT) platform topics are covered in this book, including platform design, simulation, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in IoT, data management in IoT, and IoT use cases. It addresses the latest enabling technologies in IoT ...

Jul 20 2017
  Evolution of broadcast content distribution
Beutler R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 132 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319459-72-1)

In approximately 125 pages, the author discusses the unfolding broadcast distribution ecosystem. Anyone concerned with how to distribute content with new networks, regulations, consumer expectations, and technologies will want this information. Th...

May 25 2017
  Digital wellness services for young elderly: a missed opportunity for mobile services
Carlsson C., Walden P.  Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 11(3): 20-34, 2016. Type: Article

This is a preliminary report/proposal about using mobile digital services to help the “young elderly,” that is, people between 60 and 75 years old. Conclusions are based on the experience of a Finnish company offering corporate wellnes...

Apr 20 2017
  Android how to program (3rd ed.)
Deitel P., Deitel H.,  Pearson, London, UK, 2016. 848 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134444-30-7)

There are many “learn Android” books on the market. What distinguishes this book from the rest is how it guides readers in creating complete apps that can be run on phones and tablets. The sample apps include a calculator, weather, Twi...

Apr 11 2017
   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 activities of inter...

Apr 7 2017
  A new asset tracking architecture integrating RFID, Bluetooth low energy tags and ad hoc smartphone applications
Bisio I., Sciarrone A., Zappatore S.  Pervasive and Mobile Computing 31(C): 79-93, 2016. Type: Article

Tracking systems are intended to determine the exact position of an object and are, nowadays, widespread. Objects intended to be tracked are actually tagged with bare or QR codes, have radio frequency identification (RFID) labels, or feature globa...

Mar 31 2017
  Content distribution for mobile Internet: a cloud-based approach
Li Z., Dai Y., Chen G., Liu Y.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 224 pp. Type: Book

The distribution of content in a mobile Internet, with emphasis on the emergence of cloud-based technology, is the basis of a collection of articles by the main author, Zhenhua Li, written during his PhD and post-doctoral work. (The other authors ...

Mar 30 2017
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