Involves having a current knowledge and understanding of computers, mobile devices, the web, and related technologies.
An electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data (input), process the data according to specified rules, produce information (output), and store the information for future use
anyone who interacts with a computer or mobile device, or utilizes the information it generates.
Personal computer (PC)
A computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself and is intended to be used by one person at a time
a thin, lighter-weight mobile computer that has a touch screen
A popular style of tablet is the slate, which does not contain a physical keyboard
A personal computer designed to be in a stationary location, where all of its components fit on or under a desk or table
a computer dedicated to providing one or more services to other computers or devices on a network
a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video. Information conveys meaning to users
Consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and the data needed by those instructions.
an Internet service that provides remote storage to computer users
A worldwide collection of computer networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals
Consists of a worldwide collection of electronic documents
Each electronic document on the web is called a __________.
Software that enables users with an Internet connection to access and view webpages on a computer or mobile device
Software that finds websites, webpages, images, videos, news, maps, and other information related to a specific topic
Software that acts without a user’s knowledge and deliberately alters the computer’s or mobile device’s operations
Consists of a series of related instructions, organized for a common purpose, that tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them
A set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer or mobile device hardware
A desktop app
an application stored on a computer
A web app
an application stored on a web server that you access through a browser
A mobile app
an application you download from a mobile device’s app store or other location on the Internet to a smartphone or other mobile device.
Hardware capable of transferring items from computers and devices to transmission media and vice versa
A wireless network that provides Internet connections to mobile computers and devices
Matching the files in two or more locations with each other
An informal website consisting of time-stamped articles (posts) in a diary or journal format, usually listed in reverse chronological order
It depends on your needs
How do you determine which type of computer — tablet, laptop, or desktop — is best?
If a manufacturer is looking for memory that is very durable and shock resistant, which kind of technology might it use in its laptops?
You use an on-screen keyboard
If a tablet has no keyboard, how do you type on it?
If you are looking for an online social network that allows you to share messages and interests with family and friends, which of the following is the best match for you?
It is a global library of information available to anyone connected to the Internet.
The Internet is a worldwide network. What is the World Wide Web?
You do not want to store your data locally on your hard disk. You would rather store it using an Internet service. What is this kind of storage known as?
a collection of related webpages
Which kind of desktop uses the same case to house the screen and processing circuitry?
Which kind of user requires the capabilities of a powerful computer?
A personal computer that users can carry from place to place
an electronic version of a printed book, readable on computers and other digital devices?
software consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices