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Tech trends predicted for 2014

Tech trends predicted for 2014 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Trends in technology now move almost as fast as technology develops. Looking at growing tech trends now, what can we expect to see trending in 2014? To get an idea of this, we need to examine what is starting to catch momentum now and what ideas are challenging the current status quo - which nearly mandates some form of mobile device.

Computer and tech enthusiasts continue hoping for a computer or tablet that will have the capability to follow the most basic instructions with great ease. Others are looking forward to devices that will accept verbal input flawlessly by assimilating your accent to access them. The above individuals will have to go on with their day-to-day assessments on Apple Mac books and windows 8 operating systems, as well as the open source operating systems available, since from here, anything is possible.

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Interesting, esoecially the Geo-tagging and security issues!

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The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic]

The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"This gorgeous infographic tells us how the mobile audience is evolving and what mobile users are doing on their smartphones.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

 

**Mobile Marketing: 86% of mobile users are watching TV while using a mobile phone 

 

**200+ million (1/3 of all users) access Facebook from a mobile device 

 

**91% of all mobile internet use is “social” related."

 

http://bit.ly/ziGM1Q


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Bringing History to the Future: How Libraries Are Reinventing Photo Collections | TechSoup for Libraries

Bringing History to the Future: How Libraries Are Reinventing Photo Collections | TechSoup for Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Libraries are using new technologies to are breathing new life into their digital photo collections. At the Future of Libraries 8.0 conference in San Francisco, librarians from the San Jose Public Library and the San Francisco Public Library discussed how they're using geocoding, crowdsourcing, and augmented reality with their digital photo archives."

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"With Scan Jose open on your mobile phone or browser, you can view historic images from the collections of the San Jose Public Library and the Sourisseau Academy while actually visiting the locations those pictures were originally taken in. The San Jose Public Library encourages users to write comments and add to the collective history of the city. To use Scan Jose, simply enter www.scanjose.org on your smartphone or tablet browsers (iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Mobile). Of course, you'll have to actually be physically in the city of San Jose to get the full effect."

 

"The best part about these projects is that it required no expenses on the part of the San Francisco Public Library. They simply advertised the projects via social media and people got excited and wanted to participate. The librarians at both SJPL and SFPL encourage other libraries to explore other ways to present their digital photo archives. You never know what a local history buff/programmer might come up with!"


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