Saturday, July 31, 2010

Library Mobile > 2 > 'A' Is For 'Apple' And 'App'

The  Second > New Column > 'A' Is for 'Apple' and 'App' > Searcher v. 18 no. 5 (June 2010) p. 32-6.

Application. A computer program or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose. (Also called: application program; application software.)

The iPhone application VR+ connects to major social networks.

As characterized byWikipedia, "[A] smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality ... ; it is a miniature computer that has phone capability" [].

"The iPhone is a line of Internet- and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. [that] ... functions as a camera phone ... , a portable media player ... , and an Internet client, with e-mail, web browsing, andWi-Fi connectivity .... " In addition, it enables text messaging and visual voicemail. The first generation iPhone model was introduced in late June 2007; the iPhone 3G, an enhanced version that supports faster 3G data speeds and an assisted GPS (Global Positioning System) was introduced in July 2008. The most recent model, the iPhone 3GS has improved performance, a high-resolution camera with video capability, and voice control; it was announced and released in mid-June 2009 [].


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