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This page provides an overview of 3 articles related to 'mobile', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a pocket-sized computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard. In the case of the personal digital assistant (PDA) the input and output are often combined into a touch-screen interface. Smartphones and PDAs are popular amongst those who require the assistance and convenience of certain aspects of a conventional computer, in environments where carrying one would not be practical. Enterprise digital assistants can further extend the available functionality for the business user by offering integrated data capture devices like barcode, RFID and smart card readers. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Mobile devices)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'mobile' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'mobile': 171 (9.8% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'mobile' across all Ariadne articles: 849
  • Average number of references to 'mobile' per Ariadne article: 4.96
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'mobile': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'mobile': 1932.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

See our 'mobile' overview for more data and comparisons with other tags. For visualisations of metadata related to timelines, bands of recency, top authors, and and overall distribution of authors using this term, see our 'mobile' usage charts. Usage chart icon

Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'mobile':

  1. lizzie caperon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. shailey minocha (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jason cooper (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. gary brewerton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. andrew priest (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

A Selection of Social Media Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at how social media output is being indexed, sorted and made available for searching by looking at some representative samples.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Search Engines: Is Google Building on Shaky Foundations?

Phil Bradley takes an in-depth look at Google and its competition and wonders if things are looking slightly worrying for the search giant.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be

Phil Bradley takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

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