The Wonderful World of Apps!
March 10, 2011
Do you remember the good ole’ days when you went to buy a new cell phone and the most complicated question revolved around its color and size? Today’s options seem endless! What size would you like? Would you like a touch screen? Would you like your phone to have a "WiFi" option? Would you like your cellphone to support USB charging? Would you like a typical "flip" phone, "clamshell" phone, "slider" phone, or perhaps a "slate" style phone? Will you want to take pictures, shoot videos, and listen to music with your phone? What type of graphics do you want, and how much internal memory would you like? Ahhhhhhhhh!
Regardless of the style, size, appearance, and details, most cell phone users today appreciate the functionality, and plethora of "mobile applications" that are available to download. Users today simply call them "apps." Apps are small programs that have simple or related functions. These apps serve a multitude of purposes which vary from simple games to different GPS options. There are literally thousands upon thousands upon thousands of apps today.
Mid-Continent Public Library, like the rest of the world, has utilized the functionality of the app. We currently suggest downloading the “Overdrive Media Console” App. It gives your smart phone or other mobile device the ability to download audiobooks in no time flat! You no longer need to download that particular audiobook to your computer, and then sync it with your smart phone. It seamlessly links your smart phone with your favorite audiobooks!
For more information please check out Overdrive on the MCPL website for more details!
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