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Author Vermaat, Misty, author

Title Discovering computers 2016 : tools, apps, devices, and the impact of technology / Misty E. Vermaat, Susan L. Sebok, Steven M. Freund, Jennifer T. Campbell, Mark Frydenberg
Published Boston, Mass. Cengage learning 2015
©2016

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Description 1 volume (various pagings) : coloured illustrations ; 28 cm
Series Shelly Cashman series
Shelly Cashman series.
Contents Contents note continued: Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 5 Digital Security, Ethics, and Privacy: Threats, Issues, and Defenses -- Digital Security Risks -- Cybercrime -- Internet And Network Attacks -- Malware -- Botnets -- Denial of Service Attacks -- Back Doors -- Spoofing -- Safeguards against Internet and Network Attacks -- Firewalls -- Unauthorized Access And Use -- Safeguards against Unauthorized Access and Use -- Access Controls -- User Names and Passwords -- Possessed Objects -- Biometric Devices -- Two-Step Verification -- Digital Forensics -- Software Theft -- Safeguards against Software Theft -- Information Theft -- Safeguards against Information Theft -- Encryption -- Digital Signatures and Certificates -- Hardware Theft, Vandalism, And Failure -- Backing Up --- The Ultimate Safeguard -- Wireless Security -- Ethics And Society --
Contents note continued: Educational -- Business, Governmental, and Organizational -- Blogs -- Wikis and Collaboration -- Health and Fitness -- Science -- Entertainment -- Banking and Finance -- Travel and Tourism -- Mapping -- Retail and Auctions -- Careers and Employment -- E-Commerce -- Portals -- Content Aggregation -- Website Creation and Management -- Digital Media On The Web -- Graphics -- Audio -- Video -- Plug-Ins -- Other Internet Services -- Email -- Email Lists -- Internet Messaging -- Chat Rooms -- Online Discussions -- VoIP -- FTP -- Netiquette -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 3 Computers and Mobile Devices: Evaluating Options for Home and Work -- Computers And Mobile Devices -- Mobile Computers And Desktops -- Laptops, Tablets, and Other Mobile Computers -- Handheld Computers -- Desktops and All-in-Ones -- Servers -- Terminals --
Contents note continued: Information Accuracy -- Intellectual Property Rights -- Codes of Conduct -- Green Computing -- Information Privacy -- Electronic Profiles -- Cookies -- Phishing -- Spyware and Adware -- Social Engineering -- Privacy Laws -- Employee Monitoring -- Content Filtering -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- Technology Timeline -- ch. 6 Computing Components: Processors, Memory, the Cloud, and More -- Inside The Case -- The Motherboard -- Processors -- The Control Unit -- The Arithmetic Logic Unit -- Machine Cycle -- Registers -- The System Clock -- Personal Computer and Mobile Device Processors -- Processor Cooling -- Mini Feature 6-1 The Internet of Things -- Cloud Computing -- Mini Feature 6-2 Cloud Computing Services -- Data Representation -- Bits and Bytes -- Coding Schemes -- Memory -- Bytes and Addressable Memory --
Contents note continued: Installing and Running Programs -- Developing Programs and Apps -- Communications And Networks -- Wired and Wireless Communications -- Networks -- Technology Uses -- Government -- Finance -- Retail -- Entertainment -- Health Care -- Science -- Travel -- Publishing -- Manufacturing -- Technology Users -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 2 Connecting and Communicating Online: The Internet, Websites, and Media -- The Internet -- Evolution of the Internet -- Connecting To The Internet -- Internet Service Providers -- How Data Travels the Internet -- IP Addresses and Domain Names -- The World Wide Web -- Navigating the Web -- Web Addresses -- Web Apps and Mobile Apps -- Types Of Websites -- Search Engines -- Informational and Research -- Media Sharing -- Bookmarking -- News, Weather, Sports, and Other Mass Media --
Contents note continued: Managing Memory -- Coordinating Tasks -- Configuring Devices -- Monitoring Performance -- Establishing an Internet Connection -- Updating Operating System Software -- Providing File, Disk, and System Management Tools -- Controlling a Network -- Administering Security -- Types Of Operating Systems -- Desktop Operating Systems -- Windows/Mini Feature 9-1 -- Mac OS/Mini Feature 9-2 -- Unix -- Linux -- Chrome OS -- Running Multiple Desktop Operating Systems -- Server Operating Systems -- Mobile Operating Systems -- Android -- iOS -- Windows Phone -- Mini Feature 9-3 Mobile versus Desktop Operating Systems -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 10 Communicating Digital Content: Wired and Wireless Networks and Devices -- Communications -- Networks -- LANs, MANs, WANs, and PANs -- Network Architectures -- Communications Software --
Contents note continued: Mini Feature 10-1 Mobile Communications -- Network Communications Standards And Protocols -- Ethernet -- Token Ring -- TCP/IP -- Wi-Fi -- LTE -- Bluetooth/Mini Feature 10-2 -- UWB -- IrDA -- RFID -- NFC -- Communications Lines -- Cable -- DSL -- ISDN -- FTTP -- T-Carrier -- ATM -- Communications Devices -- Digital Modems: Cable, DSL, and ISDN -- Wireless Modems -- Wireless Access Points -- Routers -- Network Cards -- Hubs and Switches -- Home Networks -- Mini Feature 10-3 Planning and Designing Your Home Network -- Transmission Media -- Physical Transmission Media -- Twisted-Pair Cable -- Coaxial Cable -- Fiber-Optic Cable -- Wireless Transmission Media -- Infrared -- Broadcast Radio -- Cellular Radio -- Microwaves -- Communications Satellite -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking --
Contents note continued: Mini Feature 12-2 Mobile App Development -- Technology Certifications -- Application Software Certifications -- Data Analysis and Database Certifications -- Hardware Certifications -- Networking Certifications -- Operating System Certifications -- Programmer/Developer Certifications -- Security Certifications -- Job Searching And Career Planning -- Mini Feature 12-3 Creating a Professional Online Presence -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking
Contents note continued: Optical Readers -- Bar Code Readers -- RFID Readers -- Magstripe Readers -- MICR Readers -- Data Collection Devices -- What Is Output? -- Displays -- Display Technologies -- Display Quality -- DTVs and Smart TVs -- Printers -- Nonimpact Printers -- Ink-Jet Printers -- Photo Printers -- Laser Printers -- All-in-One Printers -- 3-D Printers -- Thermal Printers -- Mobile Printers -- Label Printers -- Plotters and Large-Format Printers -- Impact Printers -- Other Output Devices -- Speakers -- Headphones and Earbuds -- Data Projectors -- Interactive Whiteboards -- Force-Feedback Game Controllers and Tactile Output -- Assistive Technology Input And Output -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 8 DIGITAL STORAGE: Preserving Content Locally and on the Cloud -- Storage -- Storage Capacity -- Storage versus Memory --
Contents note continued: Other Languages and Application Development Tools -- Web Development -- Mini Feature 11-3 Web Application Development -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 12 Working in the Enterprise: Systems, Certifications, and Careers -- The Technology Industry -- Information Systems In The Enterprise -- Functional Units -- Enterprise Resource Planning -- Document Management Systems -- Content Management Systems -- Other Enterprise-Wide Information Systems -- Mini Feature 12-1 Information Literacy -- Technology Careers -- General Business and Government Organizations and Their IT Departments -- Technology Equipment -- Software and Apps -- Technology Service and Repair -- Technology Sales -- Technology Education, Training, and Support -- IT Consulting -- Putting It All Together --- Job Titles and Descriptions --
Contents note continued: Point-of-Sale Terminals -- ATMs -- Self-Service Kiosks -- Supercomputers -- Cloud Computing -- Mobile Devices -- Smartphones -- Digital Cameras -- Portable and Digital Media Players -- E-Book Readers -- Wearable Devices -- Game Devices -- Embedded Computers -- Putting It All Together -- Ports And Connections -- USB Ports -- Port Replicators and Docking Stations -- Wireless Device Connections -- Protecting Hardware -- Hardware Theft and Vandalism -- Hardware Failure -- Health Concerns Of Using Technology -- Repetitive Strain Injuries -- Other Physical Risks -- Behavioral Health Risks -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 4 Programs and Apps: Productivity, Graphics, Security, and Other Tools -- Programs And Apps -- Role of the Operating System -- Obtaining Software -- Installing Software -- Categories of Programs and Apps --
Contents note continued: Productivity Applications -- Developing Projects -- Word Processing -- Presentation -- Spreadsheet -- Database -- Note Taking -- Calendar and Contact Management -- Software Suite -- Project Management -- Accounting -- Personal Finance -- Legal -- Tax Preparation -- Document Management -- Enterprise Computing -- Graphics And Media Applications -- Computer-Aided Design -- Desktop Publishing -- Paint/Image Editing -- Photo Editing and Photo Management -- Video and Audio Editing -- Multimedia and Website Authoring -- Media Player -- Disc Burning -- Personal Interest Applications -- Communications Applications -- Security Tools -- Personal Firewall -- Antivirus Programs -- Spyware, Adware, and Other Malware Removers -- Internet Filters -- File, Disk, And System Management Tools -- File Manager -- Search -- Image Viewer -- Uninstaller -- Disk Cleanup -- Disk Defragmenter -- Screen Saver -- File Compression -- PC Maintenance -- Backup and Restore --
Contents note continued: Storage Access Times -- Mini Feature 8-1 Media Sharing -- Hard Drives -- Hard Disk -- SSDs -- External Hard Drives -- RAID -- Portable Flash Memory Storage -- Memory Cards -- USB Flash Drives -- Cloud Storage -- Mini Feature 8-2 Services Offered by Cloud Storage Providers -- Optical Discs -- Characteristics of Optical Discs -- CDs -- DVDs -- Enterprise Storage -- RAID -- NAS and SAN -- Magnetic Tape -- Other Types Of Storage -- Magnetic Stripe Cards -- Smart Cards -- RFID Tags -- NFC Chips and Tags -- Mini Feature 8-3 Backup Plans -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 9 OPERATING SYSTEMS: Managing, Coordinating, and Monitoring Resources -- Operating Systems -- Operating System Functions -- Starting Computers and Mobile Devices -- Shutting Down Computers and Mobile Devices -- Providing a User Interface -- Managing Programs --
Contents note continued: Types of Memory -- RAM -- Cache -- ROM -- Flash Memory -- CMOS -- Memory Access Times -- Adapters -- Adapter Cards -- USB Adapters -- Buses -- Bus Width -- Types of Buses -- Power Supply And Batteries -- Mini Feature 6-3 Proper Care for Computers and Mobile Devices -- Chapter Summary -- Student Assignments: Study Guide -- Key Terms -- Checkpoint -- Problem Solving -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- Critical Thinking -- ch. 7 Input and Output: Extending Capabilities of Computers and Mobile Devices -- What Is Input? -- Keyboards -- Types of Keyboards -- Pointing Devices -- Mouse -- Touchpad -- Trackball -- Touch Screens -- Mini Feature 7-1 Touch Input -- Pen Input -- Stylus -- Digital Pen -- Graphics Tablet -- Motion, Voice, And Video Input -- Mini Feature 7-2 Motion Input -- Voice and Audio Input -- Mini Feature 7-3 Digital Video Technology -- Webcams and Integrated DV Cameras -- Scanners And Reading Devices -- Optical Scanners --
Contents note continued: ch. 11 Building Solutions: Database, System, and Application Development Tools -- Databases, Data, And Information -- The Hierarchy of Data -- File Maintenance -- Validating Data -- File Processing Systems And Databases -- File Processing Systems -- The Database Approach -- Mini Feature 11-1 Web Databases -- Types of Databases -- Mini Feature 11-2 Big Data -- Database Management Systems -- Data Dictionary -- File Retrieval and Maintenance -- Data Security -- Backup and Recovery -- System Development -- System Development Guidelines -- Who Participates in System Development? -- Project Management -- Feasibility Assessment -- Documentation -- Data and Information Gathering Techniques -- Planning Phase -- Analysis Phase -- Design Phase -- Implementation Phase -- Support and Security Phase -- Application Development Languages And Tools -- Procedural Languages -- Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Application Development Tools --
Machine generated contents note: Browsing the Web -- Book and Online Content -- Purchasing The Right Computer -- Step 1 Choose the Computer Type -- Step 2 Choose the Operating System -- Step 3 Choose Configuration Options -- Step 4 Choose the Purchasing Option -- Student Assignments -- How To: Your Turn -- Internet Research -- ch. 1 Introducing Today's Technologies: Computers, Devices, and the Web -- Today's Technology -- Computers -- Laptops -- Tablets -- Desktops and All-in-Ones -- Servers -- Mobile And Game Devices -- Smartphones -- Digital Cameras -- Portable and Digital Media Players -- E-Book Readers -- Wearable Devices -- Game Devices -- Data And Information -- Input -- Output -- Memory and Storage -- The Web -- Web Searching -- Online Social Networks -- Internet Communications -- Digital Security And Privacy -- Viruses and Other Malware -- Privacy -- Health Concerns -- Environmental Issues -- Programs And Apps -- Operating Systems -- Applications --
Summary An introductory text into basic computer concepts for the complete beginner
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes : glossary and index
Subject Computer networks.
Computer science.
Computers.
Electronic data processing.
Internet.
World Wide Web.
Author Campbell, Jennifer T., author
Freund, Steven M., author
Frydenberg, Mark (Mark E.), author
Sebok, Susan L., author
ISBN 1305391853
9781305391857