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LRS and mobile devices: meeting of May 27

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on May 29, 2014

Good afternoon,

Tom Hergert, Chris Stanley, Plamen Miltenoff and Marian Rengel discussed various aspects on mobile devices.
It was a great conversation, since we barely touched on technological aspects, but rather brainstormed on how to structure these meetings so most can benefit.
Questions/Issues/Ideas addressed:

how to choose a devices and what to use it for
do/can tablets help you work from home. Similarly to taking a laptop to work at home: how does this reflect on the social stigma of co-workers (“you are not at your office”)
can we expand the conversation beyond LRS and attract more participants by moving the monthly meeting from LRS to any of the coffee shops on campus (iSelf, LRS, Atwood)?
is there a “timer/timing” app, which can help me easily calculate the time was really “busy” with work-related tasks?
the structure of this group: who the we cater to and how
clickers were mentioned

Please feel most welcome to enter your responses to the billeted list above and any other ideas under the following IMS blog entry:

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2 Responses to “LRS and mobile devices: meeting of May 27”

  1.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung’s Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

    Both the iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab S are worth the $500 you’ll invest for a high-quality tablet. For the most part, both tablets are evenly matched when it comes to hardware. Although the iPad Air is a bit heavier and thicker than the Galaxy Tab S, its aluminum design makes it feel more like a premium device. The iPad’s Retina display is indeed gorgeous, but the Galaxy Tab S’ display is among the most vibrant and bright I’ve seen on a tablet yet. Expect solid battery life from both tablets as well.

    Aside from the personal preference that comes with choosing Android vs. iOS, go for the iPad if you want simplicity and beautifully-crafted apps that are tailored to work on a larger screen. The Galaxy Tab S is ideal for those who are already more familiar with Android and want something with a slightly larger screen that’s still incredibly thin and light.

  2.   Plamen Miltenoff Says:

    Get Google Now reminders for multiple calendars
    Want to get reminders for events that aren’t on your primary Google calendar? Check out these tips for troubleshooting which events appear in Google Now on Android.
    by Nicole Cozma
    @c0z October 10, 2014 3:15 PM PDT

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