Functions and Uses of Mobile Computing

July 10, 2012 | By More

Technology is growing more advanced as each generation goes by. Each generation that passes on this earth has contributed to discovery and science. These innovations make the impossible reality. There are electronic gadgets of all types and kinds, computers that can provide any information we desire on any topic, communicating and sharing with loved ones afar, shopping without leaving our abode, playing games with others, working at home, just to name a few. Today’s technology allows us to communicate with people on the other side of the globe. This discovery started with a wired connection and eventually, technologies improved such that we discovered mobile handsets. But today’s generation is more comfortable and we are now using gadgets, mobiles, laptops, and other electronic gadgets on the go with out any interference. We do this every single day while hardly giving it a thought, at least until something does wrong, and then we feel helpless. But that is the nature of mobile computing. In this article, I will discuss mobile computing, its purpose, functions and uses.

Mobile computing is a generic term used to describe the use of advanced technology on the go, or while moving from one place to another. This may be in close distance or even miles of distance. The original motivation for the development of this technology was for doing business on the go. It would diminish the wasting of time, thus generating profit, and operating more smoothly while being more convenient. It wasn’t that long ago that we couldn’t bring our gadgets along because it was attached to something heavy or it needed wiring to stay connected. If we took our gadgets along with us, it would not work again until it was connected again to a source line. Businesses transactions were delayed and would incur losses. Being in the right place at the right time to beat out our competition was certainly much more of a challenge, and sometimes logistically impossible.

There are a lot of uses for these technologies, not to mention the convenience it brings. It is also handy for security reasons. For instance, if you are stranded somewhere in the middle of nowhere, somewhere that can’t be reached by any wired gadgets, you can use a mobile phone or a transmitter to get help. Or in some cases, you can guide yourself to your destination with a GPS device. Some circumstances could even lead to death if these gadgets had not been made available to us.

Another use of this type of technology is for monitoring purposes. You don’t need to be at home just to see what’s happening there. You can see it all on a small screen while you’re traveling in your car, or at work, and have it virtually attached to your home’s security camera. If bad things happen or if a burglar came in, you can call the cops and save your property and possessions. So instead of losing money and property, mobile computing may be your way to safety and security. You can also monitor your pets at home while you are at work. All wirelessly.

Some people find that these gadgets are not so user friendly. Especially older people who have lived for decades without these devices. There are some conventions that need to be learned, but once you do, these devices become a lot easier to control. Even so, technology never leaves you helpless. There are voice activated gadgets that you can use, and some computers will even tell you what to do next. It’s all shown on the screen and what you have to do is just choose from the options, like a middle school student taking a multiple choice exam. Mobile computing is useful and convenient if you are willing to dive in and become familiar.

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