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1 Hands On Technology: Gadgets ISAC Fall School Seminar Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Presented by Members of the Iowa Counties Information Technology (ICIT) Organization

2 Presentation Outline Latest & Greatest Gadgets Drones Laptops Tablets Smartphones The Future… Beneficial & Useful Applications Local Government Apps Automation Browsers Communications Beneficial and Useful Applications Data Storage Health Fitness Miscellaneous Applications Password Management Photography Productivity Security System Utilities Travel

3 Latest & Greatest Gadgets:

4 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Drones

5 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Laptops The Frequent Flyer Sony Vaio Pro Ultrabook Asus Zenbook Prime Ultrabook Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch Source: Consumer Reports December 2013

6 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Laptops Most Portable Samsung Ativ Book 9 Apple MacBook Air 13 Toshiba Kirabook 13 Source: Consumer Reports December 2013 Best Laptop Values Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga HP Envy Touch Sleekbook Toshiba Satelite

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8 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Tablets The Bookworm – Barnes & Nobles Nook HD+ The Scholar – iPad Mini The Beachgoer – Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z The Workaholic – Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 The Film Buff – Google Nexus 7 Source: Consumer Reports December 2013

9 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Tablets Best Value Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kobo Arc Amazon Kindle Fire HD Source: Consumer Reports December 2013 Best for Window Users Microsoft Surface

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11 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Smart Phones The app-aholic – Apple iPhone The Geek – Samsung Galaxy S 4 The Adventurer – Casio G’zOne Commando The Photographer – Nokia Lumia 1020 The Entertainment Buff – LG Optimus G Pro Source: Consumer Reports December 2013

12 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Smart Phones Motorola Droid Maxx Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LG G2 Apple iPhone 5s Apple iPhone 5c Source: Consumer Reports December 2013 Sizzling Newer Smart Phones

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15 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: WD My Passport 2TB Portable External Hard Drive Sleek compact design with plenty of storage Automatic backup software Password protection and hardware encryption Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface 2-Year Limited Warranty USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Note: Asoftech provides Data and Photo Recovery applications!!!

16 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Kindle Paperwhite Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, the latest Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper— no annoying glare, even in bright sunlight. Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its next- gen front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably without eyestrain. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light. A single charge can last up to eight weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at ten), unlike tablets that need to be charged each night.

17 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition GoPro mounts enable you to capture a fully immersive experience of your most exciting moments while ensuring your camera is securely attached and with you for the ride. Helmets, poles, boards, vehicles—and even yourself, there’s a GoPro camera mount that will help you get the perfect angle and POV for your most epic adventures. Shockproof & waterproof to 197' (60m), and proven in heavy surf from Tahiti to California. GoPro cameras can handle it thanks to their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt or launch into space, GoPros are built to take a beating and keep filming.

18 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Garmin Forerunner 610 Touchscreen GPS Watch Weather-resistant, GPS-enabled training watch supports customizable data screens and advanced training plans Touchscreen interface for quickly and easily toggling data fields, adjusting settings, reviewing run history, and more Virtual Partner and Virtual Racer help you plan workouts and reach goals; Training Effect measures impact on aerobic fitness Customizable vibration alerts for time, distance, calories, heart rate, or cadence; heart rate zone training with optional monitor USB stick for wireless uploading of run data to Garmin Connect--map your activity, view lap splits, and explore activities from other users

19 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Looxcie LX2 Wearable Video Cam for iPhone and Android Share your experiences as they happen with Looxcie -- the world's first handsfree, wear-and-share video cam that lets you share clips instantly or stream live video. Just wear Looxcie, let it point where you look, and it captures what you see. Want to share what's happening? Press the Live button to stream instantly to friends and family. Or press the Instant Clip button, and Looxcie instantly uploads the last 30 seconds of what happened to Facebook, iCloud, Twitter, YouTube, or via your smartphone. Wirelessly. Only Looxcie lets you share your life as you live it -- so you'll never miss a thing.

20 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Google Chromecast Chromecast is a dongle that plugs into your TV HDMI port, so you can view YouTube, Netflix and more using compatible phone apps or the Chrome browser on any device as a remote control. Curiously, you don’t mirror media that’s actually on your device, you “cast” web links that run from the cloud.cloud

21 Latest & Greatest Gadgets: Wearable Computing – The Future SmartwatchesGoogle Glass

22 Beneficial & Useful Applications:

23 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Local Government Applications

24 Application Categories Automation Browser Communication Data Storage Health Fitness Miscellaneous / Others Password Management Photography Productivity Reading Security System Utilities Travel

25 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Automation Juicedefender – Tweaks devices settings for maximum battery life. Tasker – Ultimate automation utility Mini Tasker – Automating everything and anything will make your digital life better than ever. Not only is this application easy to use, but it's also free.

26 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Browsers Android Devices Chrome Dolphin Firefox Maxthon Opera Mini 7 Skyfire iPad / iPhone Atomic Chrome iCab Mobile Mercury Pro Opera

27 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Communication Android Devices Google Voice ooVoo Video Calls Skype iPad / iPhone Skype

28 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Data Storage Android Devices Box Dropbox Google Drive iPad / iPhone Bitcasa Dropbox

29 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Health & Fitness Android Devices MyFitnessPal Noom Weight Loss Coach RunKeeper WebMD iPad / iPhone GAIN Fitness MyFitnessPal RunKeeper WebMD

30 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Others Android Devices EasilyDo Find My Phone RedLaser – Barcode & QR Code Scanner SnapPea Wikipedia for Android iPad / iPhone EasilyDo Find My iPhone RedLaser – Barcode & QR Code Scanner Wikipedia

31 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Password Management Android Devices 1Password Dashline KeePassDroid LastPass Premium iPad / iPhone 1Password Dashline LastPass Premium MiniKeePass

32 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Photography Android Devices Flickr FxCamera Instagram Pixlr-o-matic Snapseed iPad / iPhone Adobe Photoshop Express 2.0 Camera+ Camera360 HD Camera Instagram Snapseed

33 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Productivity Android Devices Any.do Catch Notes Dictionary.com Evernote Google Translate iPad / iPhone Any.do Asana Awesome Note (+ToDo) CardMunch Converter Plus Evernote Google Translate Week Calendar

34 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Reading Android Devices Flipboard Instapaper Kindle Nook Pocket Pulse iPad / iPhone Flipboard iBooks Instapaper Kindle Nook Pocket Pulse

35 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Security Android Devices AppLock Avast! Mobile Security Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus Find My Phone Lookout Security & Antivirus Premium iPad / iPhone Find My iPhone Lookout

36 Beneficial & Useful Applications: System Utilities Android Devices Auto Memory Manager History Eraser Pro Speed Test Uninstall Master X-plore iPad / iPhone Speed Test System Activity Monitor

37 Beneficial & Useful Applications: Travel Android Devices GateGuru Google Maps Hipmunk Kayak TripIt Yelp iPad / iPhone GateGuru Google Maps Hipmunk Kayak TripIt Yelp

38 Hopefully you have found a gadget or an app or two that will make your life a bit more enjoyable, hopefully more productive and/or a bit less stressful!!! Thanks!


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