ICT GCSE Edexcel Chapter 1 - Living in a Digital World - Mobile Phones

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  • Chapter 1 - Living in a Digital World - Mobile Phones
    • Multifunction Phones/Smart Phone Features
      • GPS
        • Global Positioning System
      • WiFi
      • Games
      • Bluetooth
      • 3G
      • Touchscreen
      • Alarm
      • Email
      • Camera
      • Radio
      • Calculator
      • Memo
    • When choosing a phone you should look at...
      • Picture resolution
        • The quality and ddetail that can be seen on the screen of the mobile. The higher the resolution, the better the resolution.
        • Measured in pixels
      • Camera resolution
        • The amount of detail the camera can take in one picture. The higher the resolution, the better the image and the bigger the size of the file
        • Measured in Mega-Pixels (MP)
      • Storage Capacity
        • The amount of internal memory the phone has to store images, videos etc
        • Measured in gigabites (GB)
      • Memory Card
        • A secondary storage device that is used to back up, store and share files.
        • SD and SDHC cards
          • SD - Seecure Digital cards can store up to 2 GB of data
          • SDHC - Secure Digital High Capacity cards can hold up to 32GB of storage and are suitable for video cameras
        • Memory card sizes are measured in gigabites (GB)
    • Music and Video Player
      • Standard feature on most phones
      • Music files are usually in MP3 or WAV format
      • Video files are usually in MP4, 3GP or AVI formats
      • File Format - the particular code that a file is stored in. Different software and devices use different formats, which can cause problems f another device cannot decode it
    • Connectivity
      • Bluetooth
        • allows the exchange of data over short distances
      • WiFi
        • Wireless Fidelity - It is similar to bluetooth in that it is used to exchange data, but it can do it over greater distances
      • To connect to the internet or to share information with other phonees, mobile phones need conneection
      • Because they are 'mobile' phones the connections need to be wireless
      • If you want to access online email accounts, your phone needs to support POP3 or IMAP4.
        • POP3 allows you to download you inbox
        • IMAP4 allows you to view you entiree inbox and subfolders
    • Network Bands
      • Mobile phones operate on different frequencies in different countries
        • Dual Band - picks up 2 frequencies
        • Tri Band - picks up 3 frequencies
        • Quad Band - picks up 4 frequencies, can use this in all 5 continents
    • Mobile Phone Designs
      • Fashion Phones
        • Features often include high-res cameras, large storage space for pictures and speakers
        • Can be different shapes, customised and fashionable
      • Business Phones
        • Slim, sleek design, usually black. Large screens and full qwerty keyboards
        • Features include speaker phone, GPS, 3G and voice activated calling
      • Multifunctional Phones
        • Combine both fashion and business, appealing to the mass market
    • Cons of Mobile Phones
      • Texting too much can cause Repetative Strain Injuries
      • Mobile phones have nto been around for long fo there are unknown risks
      • Overuse of 'text-speak' could cause people not to speak properly and may affect english grades
      • Bullying
  • Memo




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Thank you. Do you have mind maps for the rest of the chapters ?



this is really good thank you, but can you make mind maps for the other chapters too please



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