ArchivesTag : iPhone

How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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iPhone Tethering – An iPass Alternative

Stanford’s IT Services announced earlier this month that Stanford will no longer subsidize iPass. For iPass users, this is potentially a deal-breaker since the cost has increased from $10 per month to $54 per month. If you have an iPhone with a tethering plan, do not despair. Wherever you can find a 3G connection, you [...]

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EthnoCorder app demo Nov 11

EthnoCorder is a mobile system for conducting rich multimedia surveys on an iPhone. It is ideal for field work and field surveys as forms can be designed on any operating system and no network connection is needed to conduct surveys or administer forms. Over 20 different types of multimedia elements are supported in both questions [...]

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Making the iPhone talk to Coursework

[Reposted from Claudia Engel's Hive Talkin' Post] I recently was asked about ‘scanning’ capabilities of the iPhone, which brought me to this – currently $0.99 – application, calledJotNot Pro. I was very impressed with this one. It launches the camera to take pictures of documents, steps the user through some adjustments, then processes the picture [...]

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The Swiss Army Knife of Silicon and Glass

We’re about 4 years into the smartphone revolution, depending on your point of reference.  That’s a millennium in technology time, but not much in terms of a human lifetime– yet look at how these devices have become a part of our daily lives.  Many of us have written about the uses of smartphones and tablets [...]

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Connecting remotely (SSH apps)

A few weeks ago I was privy to a question about SSH apps for the iPhone.  The app suggested at that time by Jessie Keck was Touch Term SSH. Seems to work well with Stanford auth, decent ratings, and reasonably priced.  If there are other apps that folks use for securely connecting remotely, would love [...]

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Tip: Accessing Multiple Google Calendars on iPhones and iPads

Given the proliferation of Google Apps use on campus, I thought some of you may find it helpful to know how to access your (multiple) Google Calendars on your iPhone/iPad. If you setup access to your Gmail account using the “Gmail” account option (in Mail, Contacts, Calendars under Settings on your iPhone/iPad), you will notice [...]

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Business Travel Apps for iOS

We’re still in the early days of the Apps environment for smartphones (Apple launched this world in July of 2008, a mere two years back), although the Wild West days are over, noticeable in the stratified pricing and big players now present (Samsung distributes a free app which allows control of my internet-enabled TV). Despite [...]

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