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Xoom vs. iPad

Wednesday, May 25th 2011

I’m a regular (some might say obsessive) iPad user, but recently had the opportunity to use a Xoom Android tablet for a few days. The experience made me think a lot about what’s necessary for me in a tablet, and … Continue reading

25. May 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 5 comments

Geotagging my photos for greater datanerdery

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

When I do my year in photos project (every odd year since 2005) my worst librarian tendencies surface and I get somewhat obsessive about organizing them and making sure all the metadata is just so. This year I’ve got a … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: apps, General, HowTo, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

Upcoming presentation: Computers in Libraries 2011

Monday, March 14th 2011

I’m very excited to be presenting briefly at Computers in Libraries in DC next week! Come see me at 4:30 on Monday, 3/21. I’m not quite sure where I’ll be, but I’m part of the Cybertour series of quick presentations. … Continue reading

14. March 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: apps, General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Presentations, Tech | Leave a comment

Android’s App Inventor: Drag and Drop Programming

Sunday, August 15th 2010

It took a while, but Friday afternoon I finally got an invite to use Google’s App Inventor program. What is App Inventor? It’s Google’s attempt to simplify building apps for Android devices. Apps are built using a drag and drop … Continue reading

15. August 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

My favorite Android apps

Wednesday, July 7th 2010

I’ve had my Motorola Droid long enough now to feel like I’ve always owned one. Those dark pre-smartphone days of last October seem hazy as they retreat into the past. I listed my favorite Android apps in my early days … Continue reading

07. July 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Mobile, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

DC-bound

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

A couple notes on where I’ll be at ALA 2010 this week: First, I’m presenting on ALCTS’ Mobile Catalog Interfaces panel: Saturday 6/26/10 10:30 am-12:00 noon HILTON WASHINGTON, Columbia 5 I’ll be going over our mobile catalog interface, a bit … Continue reading

23. June 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: ALA 2010, General, Mobile, Presentations | Leave a comment

Mobile Site Generator Update: v1.1 (RSS feed parsing)

Friday, April 9th 2010

Last night I pushed out the first major update to the Mobile Site Generator. There’s one big new feature: It can now pull in content to a page from an RSS feed! This feature assumes your web server is running … Continue reading

09. April 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | Leave a comment

Mobile Site Generator

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

I’m really excited to launch a side project this morning that I’ve been working on for a while: Mobile Site Generator After filling out a form with page titles and few other bits of info, the generator spits out a … Continue reading

09. February 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | 5 comments

Mobile apps vs. Mobile web

Thursday, January 7th 2010

Apple loves to tout their 100,000+ iPhone apps. Android recently topped a respectable 20,000. These are both impressive numbers, but how often do we really need an app instead of the good old-fashioned web? Apps lock up data and go … Continue reading

07. January 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Tech, UNC | 3 comments

Review: Motorola Droid

Thursday, December 17th 2009

Now that the Droid has been out for over a month this review might be a little questionably useful for early adopters, but I’m going to go ahead and write it anyway 🙂 In short, I like the Droid a … Continue reading

17. December 2009 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Reviews, Tech | 2 comments

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