The Mobile Internet Handbook: 2016 US RVers Edition

The Mobile Internet Handbook: 2016 US RVers Edition

The Mobile Internet Handbook: 2016 US RVers Edition

The comprehensive guide to mobile internet options for US based RVers by full time RVing ‘technomads’ Chris and Cherie of Technomadia, with guest author & mobile internet guru Jack Mayer. The book covers cellular data, public WiFi, satellite, ham, cable/DSL, enhancing signals, installation, managing bandwidth, traveling to Canada & Mexico, entertainment options, cellular phone plans and most importantly – setting your expectations for what life on the road with mobile internet is like. In this handbook, we help you assess your internet needs, set your expectations to realistic, explain your options and overview the challenges of mobile connectivity. The book is written for the non-technical internet surfer to the high-tech geek – we strive to balance using every day language and examples to explain complex topics, while keeping things technically accurate. All so you can best assemble a solution that is balanced between your desires and your budget. Our goal is to make this stuff comprehensible so you can enjoy a thrivable life on the road with a minimal of technical frustrations, and still able to afford the fuel that propels your adventures! We have no affiliation or financial ties with any of the products we mention throughout the book… we strive to provide unbiased information for RVers, by RVers. This stuff is constantly changing, and we keep it up to date on our accompanying website and provide additional services, such as our premium membership group with more in-depth content and Q&A forums. We highly recommend at least joining our free e-mail newsletter or subscribing to our RSS feed to keep in the know. Details are in the book on doing that. (Have the 2015 Edition? Do you need this one too? – This is a pretty major re-write updating all of the changes in the past year, and a complete re-organization of the content to make it more accessible. It also has a bunch of new content covering unlimited data, managing back-ups, upcoming 5G cellular technology, MIMO antennas and more. If you’re actively researching your mobile internet options, we highly recommend getting this edition. If you have the 2014 or 2013 Edition of the book- If mobile internet is on your mind, then yes we absolutely recommend it’s time to update the book. Both those editions are pretty out of date.) Our Mobile Internet Aficionados now get updates for free to the PDF version, as well as updated chapters online throughout the year. If keeping current is important to you, we invite you to join us too. It’s like having a subscription to the book.

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An Illustrated Guide to Mobile Technology

An Illustrated Guide to Mobile Technology

An Illustrated Guide to Mobile Technology

Have you ever wondered how wireless communication has evolved from the clack-clack-clack of the telegraph key to the high speed wireless networks of today? Have you wanted to know the difference between 0G, 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G networks? And what exactly is a digital cellular network anyway? And why does it matter to you that your smart phone can talk to a network that is “digital” and “cellular”, and not analog and hub-and-spoke? We’ll answer all these questions in this book.

And speaking of the smart phone in your hands, if you have wanted to “get in” on the mobile apps ecosystem and build a business around selling mobile apps, I’ll show you how to do that in this book as well. In the section of consumer mobile apps, we’ll analyze the DNA of immensely successful smart phone apps. We’ll look at what it takes to make your app stand out from the crowd. I’ll also explain the revenue models that you need to know to capitalize on your’s app success.

Similarly, if you are the owner, CEO, CTO, VP or a senior decision maker, this book will help you answer three important questions: How can I use mobile technology to:

  • Increase sales and improve my top line
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Improve operational efficiency and boost my bottom line

In the section on enterprise mobility, I do a deep-dive into several business segments, namely Retail, Logistics and Supply Chain, Field Service, Healthcare, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism. You will learn about mobile-enabled multi-channel and orthogonal selling strategies, brand projection and augmented reality based selling techniques. You will learn how to do mobile enabled context based selling, and how to use technologies such as GPS, Beacons, VLC, etc. to drive footfalls into your store and increase the customer’s basket size. You will learn about mobile marketing and promotions systems, and how to use mobile technology to improve customer satisfaction. I will also explain how to harness the full power of mobile technology to perform delivery management, direct store delivery, warehouse management and field service. In the chapter on healthcare, I explain how mobile medical apps, consumer medical apps, and mobile technology enabled healthcare systems are bringing about a renaissance in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment on an anytime, anywhere basis. You will also learn about member self-service apps and field service automation apps for the health insurance domain. In the chapter on banking, I will explain the concept of the “mobile bank branch”, and how SMS banking works, how mobile to mobile money transfer systems work and how digital wallet services work. In the chapter on Hospitality, I will show how you can harness mobile technology in all three phases of your customer’s travel experience, i.e. before, during and after their return from travel.

In the section on mobile technology, I dive into the technological underpinnings of mobile enabled ecosystems. This section is for you, if you have wanted to know what is FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, FDD, TDD and other curiously named wireless protocols, and why millions of people can talk on the open airwaves all at the same time without getting overheard, or why mobile spectrum is so expensive. If you are curious about what exactly lies inside your cellular phone, or how your mobile phone connects to the network and starts a call, this section will satisfy your curiosity. You will also learn about the internal workings of mobile operating systems what makes mobile OSes and processors so special, and how push notifications, mobile device management, MEAPs, mobile enabled websites or a dozen other mobile enabled eco-systems work.

And finally, in the epilogue we’ll try to peer over the horizon to see where mobile technology is headed and in doing so, I’ll touch upon ‘wearables’ and automotive mobility and the internet of things.

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ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms are Using Bitcoin Blockchain and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value

ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms are Using Bitcoin Blockchain and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet of Value

ValueWeb: How Fintech Firms are Using Bitcoin Blockchain and Mobile Technologies to Create the Internet  of Value

The next generation internet, the Internet of Things, cannot work without an Internet of Value. The Internet of Value ― or ValueWeb, for short ― allows machines to trade with machines and people with people, anywhere on this planet in real-time and for free. The problem is that our old system cannot work that way, as it takes days to process and costs a fortune. Using a combination of technologies from mobile devices, wearables and the bitcoin blockchain, fintech firms are building the ValueWeb regardless. What does that mean for financial institutions, governments and citizens? This book provides the answers.
Chris Skinner one of the most authoritative voices on FinTech anywhere has provided us another timely and thoughtful look into the fascinating convergence of technology, e-commerce, and finance that is changing the world.
– Seth Wheeler, Former Economics Advisor to the US President and The White House

Skinner’s ValueWeb is a sweeping and well-researched analysis of the big technology trends that will shake the windows and rattle the walls of the industry
-Don Tapscott, Best Selling Author

This book will be an invaluable read for all interested in the way business works.-Sir Roger Gifford, Former Lord Mayor of LondonBest insight into money in the 3rd industrial revolution, aka the digital revolution, you will read.-Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO Innovate FinanceThis is another must-read, not only for those interested in the world of FinTech, but anyone wanting to get a glimpse of a future where monetary and non-monetary transfers occur instantaneously across mobile and digital networks.-Jim Marous, The Financial Brand/Digital Banking ReportChris has a great eye for the case studies and practical examples of innovation that help you to really reflect on where banking is going.-David Birch, Director Consult Hyperion

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Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies

Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies

Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies

Navigate the Mobile Landscape with Confidence and Create a Mobile Strategy That Wins in the Market Place

Mobile Strategy gives IT leaders the ability to transform their business by offering all the guidance they need to navigate this complex landscape, leverage its opportunities, and protect their investments along the way. IBM’s Dirk Nicol clearly explains key trends and issues across the entire mobile project lifecycle. He offers insights critical to evaluating mobile technologies, supporting BYOD, and integrating mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Throughout, you’ll find proven best practices based on real-world case studies from his extensive experience with IBM’s enterprise customers.

Coverage includes
• Understanding the profound implications and challenges of consumerized IT in the mobile space
• Uncovering powerful new opportunities to drive value from mobile technology
• Transforming “systems of record” to “systems of engagement” that fully reflect context and intelligence
• Identifying proven patterns for delivering common mobile capabilities in operations, commerce, collaboration, and marketing
• Managing security threats related to lost/stolen devices, insecure Wi-Fi, and built-in cameras
• Choosing mobile data protection, security, and management options: wrappers, containers, virtualization, mobile Software Development Kits (SDKs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), and anti-malware
• Handling the “app store” distribution model and managing updates
• Using mobile middleware to support multiple platforms and back-end connectivity with less complexity
• Building and integrating high-quality mobile apps—and getting useful customer feedback to improve them
• Addressing international considerations and emerging markets
• Mastering methodologies for successfully and rapidly executing mobile projects
• Converging mobile, cloud, social, and big data into a single high-value IT delivery platform

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Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers

The nature and tools of writing have changed. Today’s students compose and read chunks of webtexts and short text messages while they are on the move. If compositionists wish to be pedagogically relevant, they need to think more carefully about how their students read and compose texts and where they do so. More and more young people are choosing to write a variety of texts in a variety of locations because technologies make it possible. As a result, educational scholars are developing new understandings of how to incorporate such technologies into the classroom.

To that end, this book provides practical resources and assignments for writing instructors who are interested in a pedagogy that makes use of mobile technologies. Editor Claire Lutkewitte and her contributors explore both writing for and about mobile technologies and writing with mobile technologies.

Coming at a time when instructors are pressured to be professionally innovative but are rarely provided ideal circumstances in which to do so, this book offers (1) a starting point for instructors who haven’t yet used mobile technologies in the classroom, (2) fresh ideas to those who have and proof that they are not alone, and (3) a call of reassurance that we can do more with less.

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Mobile Learning Mindset: The Coach’s Guide to Implementation

Mobile Learning Mindset: The Coach’s Guide to Implementation

Mobile Learning Mindset: The Coach's Guide to Implementation

The Mobile Learning Mindset series offers practical knowledge and strategies for successful implementation of K-12 BYODprograms and 1:1 initiatives. This six-book series provides district leaders, principals, teachers, IT staff, educational coachesand parents with the information they need to make any mobile learning program a success. The District Leader’s Guideto Implementation and the Principal’s Guide to Implementation share lessons learned and provide many examples andactivities that will help school leaders who are about to implement a mobile device initiative or already have.

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Mobile Marketing: How Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Marketing, Communications and Advertising

Mobile Marketing: How Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Marketing, Communications and Advertising

Mobile Marketing: How Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing Marketing, Communications and Advertising

  • KOGAN PAGE

Mobile Marketing is a clear, practical guide to harnessing the mobile consumer and tackling the rising challenges of divided user attention across multiple screens at the same time. It demystifies the vast spectrum of tools and techniques now available and explains how to optimize these dynamics into an innovative and effective mobile marketing strategy. Now that website search rankings take into account mobile optimization, no serious marketer can do without a thorough understanding of mobile.

The first edition of Mobile Marketing won the Judge’s Choice Award in Social Media at the Small Business Trend’s 2014 Book Awards. This fully revised 2nd edition includes straightforward explanations on mobile optimized content, app development, social media and proximity based marketing. It has also expanded to include two brand new chapters on mobile and email and on location-based devices, plus cutting-edge updates on advances in wearable technology, mobile payments, virtual reality and strategies for the changing user journey. Integrated with tactical checklists, easy application frameworks and powerful case study insights such as Heineken, WordPress, MailChimp, Nike Training Club (NTC), Google Play and Moz, if provides a full overview from service provision and technology integration to content strategy, ready to capture fast-moving consumers on the go.

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