Discuss How Mobile Computing Has Changed the Way in Which the Internet Is Used
A laptop is still considered to be a desktop computer, but it is lighter compared to desktop. In technology terms, one of the main priorities of a laptop is the portability of using it in various locations, and connecting to the internet anywhere Wi-Fi is offered. This means that laptops will almost always have either an Intel or AMD microprocessor (as found in desktop PCs and detailed on the hardware page), and will run a desktop operating system and applications, and most commonly Windows with applications such as Microsoft Office.
Social media are evolving to become something more, and innovation must be their hallmark if they are to continue being relevant. Tuenti now embraces both social communications and telecom services provision, offering value added by letting you use the mobile app free of charge and without using up your data traffic allowance, even if you have no credit on your prepaid card—this is wholly revolutionary in the telecom sector. The convergence of social media with more traditional sectors is already bringing about a new context for innovation, a new arena for the development and growth of the Internet.
According to Cox (2006), a mobile application in the smart phones allows the sales representative to access various account data. The smart phones have eMobile software, which allows the smart phone to connect to customer relationship management (CRM) data (Cox, 2006). Distance education has been a field that has been expanding. According to Fuegen (2012), the growth of distance education has been attributed to the need for flexibility in teaching and learning. This has been fostered by the increasing number of individuals acquiring smart phones. Fuegen (2012) indicates that data from the Pew Research Center, in 2012, showed that 46% of the adult population in America owned a smartphone. Other mobile devices that have influenced the distance learning education include e-book readers, which are small lightweight devices used for reading digital texts, for instance, electronic books and PDF documents and tablets, which are similar in nature to smartphones but are usually larger in size (Fuegen, 2012).
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