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For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Explore, discover, and experience technology with the completely revised and visually enhanced Technology in Action - the book that uses technology to teach technology! The Tenth Edition of Technology in Action is an extensive revision that brings the content fully in line with 21st century technology and students. The content has been updated and revised, the structure has been finely tuned, Part breaks added at logical stopping points in each chapter, and Windows 8 coverage is included.Contents Chapter 1 Using Technology to Change the World How Will You Put Technology in Action? Technology on the World Stage Political Issues Other Global Issues Technology and Our Society Technology Impacts How We Think Technology Impacts How We Connect Technology Impacts How We Consume Try This: Skyping Around the World How Will Technology Improve Your Life? Technology at Home Technology and Your Career Retail: Working in a Data Mine Arts: Ink, Paints, and a Laptop? Education: Teaching and Learning Law Enforcement: Put Down That Mouse-You're Under Arrest! Medicine: The Chip Within DIG DEEPER: Making Reality Even More Real Science: Simulating Reality Psychology: You Should Smile Now Chapter 2 Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts Understanding Digital Components Understanding Your Computer Computers Are Data Processing Devices Bits and Bytes: The Language of Computers Types of Computers Input Devices Keyboards Mice and Other Pointing Devices Touch Screens Image Input DIG DEEPER: How Touch Screens Work Sound Input Ethics in IT: What Is Ethical Computing? Output Devices Monitors Printers Sound Output Try This: What's Inside My Computer? Processing, Storage, and Connectivity Processing and Memory on the Motherboard Memory Processing Storing Data and Information Hard Drives Flash Storage Optical Storage Connecting Peripherals to the Computer High-Speed and Data Transfer Ports Connectivity and Multimedia Ports Adding Ports: Expansion Cards and Hubs Power Controls Setting It All Up TRENDS in IT: Innovations in Printing Chapter 3 Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources Working and Playing on the Web The Internet and How It Works The Origin of the Internet How the Internet Works Communicating and Collaborating on the Web Social Networking E-Mail Instant Messaging Wikis Blogs Podcasts and Webcasts Web Entertainment Conducting Business Over the Internet: E-commerce E-commerce Safeguards Try This: Create a SkyDrive Account and Store and Share Your Files in the Cloud Using the Web Effectively Accessing and Moving Around the Web Web Browsers URLs, Protocols, and Domain Names Hyperlinks and Beyond Favorites, Live Bookmarks, and Tagging DIG DEEPER: Discovering the Semantic Web TRENDS in IT: Doing Business on a Shoestring-Thanks to the Internet Searching the Web Effectively Using Search Engines Effectively Evaluating Websites Ethics in IT: Plagiarism and Copyright Violation: What Can You Borrow from the Internet? Technology in Focus The History of the Personal Computer Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play Programs That Let You Work The Nuts and Bolts of Software TRENDS in IT: Mobile Commerce: What Have You Bought with Your Phone Lately? Productivity and Business Software Buying Productivity Software Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software Presentation Software Database Software Note-Taking Software Personal Information Manager Software Microsoft Office Productivity Software Features Personal Financial Software Small Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses Try This: Citing Website Sources Programs That Let You Play Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Image- and Video-Editing Software Digital Audio Software Media Management Software DIG DEEPER: How Cloud Computing Works Gaming Software Educational and Reference Software Drawing Software Managing Your Software Getting Software Software Licenses Getting the Right Software for Your System Installing and Uninstalling Software Ethics in IT: Can I Borrow Software That I Don't Own? Chapter 5 System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management Understanding System Software Operating System Fundamentals Real-Time Operating Systems Operating Systems for Networks, Servers, and Mainframes Operating Systems for Mobile Devices Operating Systems for Personal Computers What the Operating System Does The User Interface Processor Management Memory and Storage Management Ethics in IT: Sugar: The Sweet OS for Every Child Hardware and Peripheral Device Management Software Application Coordination The Boot Process: Starting Your Computer Step 1: Activating BIOS Step 2: Performing the Power-On Self-Test Step 3: Loading the OS Step 4: Checking Further Configurations and Customizations 1 Handling Errors in the Boot Process Try This: Adding Icons to the Start Screen in Windows 8 Using System Software The Windows Interface TRENDS in IT: Open Source Software: Why Isn't Everyone Using Linux? Organizing Your Computer: File Management Organizing Your Files Viewing and Sorting Files and Folders Naming Files Working with Files Utility Programs Display Utilities The Programs and Features Utility File Compression Utilities System Maintenance Utilities System Restore and Backup Utilities DIG DEEPER: How Disk Defragmenter Utilities Work Accessibility Utilities Technology in Focus Information Technology Ethics Chapter 6 Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System Evaluating Key Subsystems Your Ideal Computer Evaluating the CPU Subsystem How the CPU Works CPU Factors Measuring the CPU Evaluating the Memory Subsystem The RAM in Your System Adding RAM Evaluating the Storage Subsystem Mechanical Hard Drives Solid State Drives DIG DEEPER: How a Mechanical Hard Drive Works Optical Drives Your Storage Capacity and Needs Try This: Measure Your System Performance Evaluating Other Subsystems and Making a Decision Evaluating the Video Subsystem Video Cards TRENDS in IT: Thunderbolt: The New Standard for Data Transfer Evaluating the Audio Subsystem Evaluating System Reliability Making a Final Decision Getting Rid of Your Old Computer Ethics in IT: Free Hardware for All Chapter 7 Networking: Connecting Computing Devices How Networks Function Networking Fundamentals Network Architectures Network Architectures Defined by Distance Network Architectures Defined by Levels of Administration Ethernet Protocols Network Components Transmission Media Basic Network Hardware Network Software Connecting to the Internet Wired Broadband Internet Connections Wireless Internet Access Dial-Up Connections Try This: Testing Your Wired and Wireless Internet Connection Speeds Your Home Network Installing and Configuring Home Networks Planning Your Home Network Connecting Devices to a Router Network-Attached Storage Devices TRENDS in IT: Where Should You Store Your Files? The Cloud Is Calling! Home Network Servers Digital Entertainment Devices on a Network Specialized Home-Networking Devices Configuring Software for Your Home Network Troubleshooting Wireless Network Problems Ethics in IT: Sharing Your Internet Connection with Your Neighbors: Legal? Ethical? Safe? Securing Wireless Networks Technology in Focus Under the Hood Chapter 8 Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle Mobile Devices Digital Convergence Telephony: Smartphones and Beyond Smartphone Basics Smartphone Components How Cell Phone Technology Works Synchronizing Text Messaging Mobile Internet Smartphone Security VoIP Smartphone GPS TRENDS in IT: NFC Chips: Do You Have a Digital Wallet? Tablets, Netbooks, and Ultrabooks Tablets Netbooks Ultrabooks Making a Choice Try This: Creating and Publishing a Movie The Digital Information Age Digital Defined Digital Media Digital Publishing Digital Music DIG DEEPER: The Shift to Digital Music: A Bumpy Ride Digital Photography Digital Video Ethics in IT: Managing Your Copyrights: Copyleft Might Simplify Your Life Chapter 9 Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices Major Threats to Your Digital Asset Cybercrime and Identity Theft Computer Viruses Catching a Virus Boot-Sector Viruses Logic Bombs and Time Bombs Worms Script and Macro Viruses E-Mail Viruses Encryption Viruses Additional Virus Classifications Virus Symptoms Preventing Virus Infections Antivirus Software Software Updates Understanding Hackers Problems Hackers Can Cause Trojan Horses and Rootkits Denial-of-Service Attacks How Hackers Gain Computer Access Restricting Access to Your Digital Assets Firewalls Types of Firewalls How Firewalls Work Knowing Your Computer Is Secure Password Protection and Password Management Creating Passwords Managing Your Passwords Anonymous Web Surfing: Hiding from Prying Eyes Biometric Authentication Devices Try This: Testing Your Network Security Protecting Your Digital Property from Yourself Managing Online Annoyances Malware: Adware and Spyware Ethics in IT: You're Being Watched ... But Are You Aware You're Being Watched? Spam Cookies DIG DEEPER: Computer Forensics: How It Works Keeping Your Data Safe Protecting Your Personal Information Backing Up Your Data Social Engineering Phishing and Pharming Scareware TRENDS in IT: Computers in Society: Spear Phishing: The Bane of Data Breaches Protecting Your Physical Computing Assets Environmental Factors Power Surges Deterring Theft Keep Them Safe: Alarms Keeping Mobile Device Data Secure Software Alerts and Data Wipes Technology in Focus Careers in IT Glossary Index


Szczegóły: Technology in Action, Introductory - Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy

Tytuł: Technology in Action, Introductory
Autor: Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy
Producent: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133141023
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 464
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.88 kg


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For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Explore, discover, and experience technology with the completely revised and visually enhanced Technology in Action - the book that uses technology to teach technology! The Tenth Edition of Technology in Action is an extensive revision that brings the content fully in line with 21st century technology and students. The content has been updated and revised, the structure has been finely tuned, Part breaks added at logical stopping points in each chapter, and Windows 8 coverage is included.Contents Chapter 1 Using Technology to Change the World How Will You Put Technology in Action? Technology on the World Stage Political Issues Other Global Issues Technology and Our Society Technology Impacts How We Think Technology Impacts How We Connect Technology Impacts How We Consume Try This: Skyping Around the World How Will Technology Improve Your Life? Technology at Home Technology and Your Career Retail: Working in a Data Mine Arts: Ink, Paints, and a Laptop? Education: Teaching and Learning Law Enforcement: Put Down That Mouse-You're Under Arrest! Medicine: The Chip Within DIG DEEPER: Making Reality Even More Real Science: Simulating Reality Psychology: You Should Smile Now Chapter 2 Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts Understanding Digital Components Understanding Your Computer Computers Are Data Processing Devices Bits and Bytes: The Language of Computers Types of Computers Input Devices Keyboards Mice and Other Pointing Devices Touch Screens Image Input DIG DEEPER: How Touch Screens Work Sound Input Ethics in IT: What Is Ethical Computing? Output Devices Monitors Printers Sound Output Try This: What's Inside My Computer? Processing, Storage, and Connectivity Processing and Memory on the Motherboard Memory Processing Storing Data and Information Hard Drives Flash Storage Optical Storage Connecting Peripherals to the Computer High-Speed and Data Transfer Ports Connectivity and Multimedia Ports Adding Ports: Expansion Cards and Hubs Power Controls Setting It All Up TRENDS in IT: Innovations in Printing Chapter 3 Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources Working and Playing on the Web The Internet and How It Works The Origin of the Internet How the Internet Works Communicating and Collaborating on the Web Social Networking E-Mail Instant Messaging Wikis Blogs Podcasts and Webcasts Web Entertainment Conducting Business Over the Internet: E-commerce E-commerce Safeguards Try This: Create a SkyDrive Account and Store and Share Your Files in the Cloud Using the Web Effectively Accessing and Moving Around the Web Web Browsers URLs, Protocols, and Domain Names Hyperlinks and Beyond Favorites, Live Bookmarks, and Tagging DIG DEEPER: Discovering the Semantic Web TRENDS in IT: Doing Business on a Shoestring-Thanks to the Internet Searching the Web Effectively Using Search Engines Effectively Evaluating Websites Ethics in IT: Plagiarism and Copyright Violation: What Can You Borrow from the Internet? Technology in Focus The History of the Personal Computer Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play Programs That Let You Work The Nuts and Bolts of Software TRENDS in IT: Mobile Commerce: What Have You Bought with Your Phone Lately? Productivity and Business Software Buying Productivity Software Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software Presentation Software Database Software Note-Taking Software Personal Information Manager Software Microsoft Office Productivity Software Features Personal Financial Software Small Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses Try This: Citing Website Sources Programs That Let You Play Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Image- and Video-Editing Software Digital Audio Software Media Management Software DIG DEEPER: How Cloud Computing Works Gaming Software Educational and Reference Software Drawing Software Managing Your Software Getting Software Software Licenses Getting the Right Software for Your System Installing and Uninstalling Software Ethics in IT: Can I Borrow Software That I Don't Own? Chapter 5 System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management Understanding System Software Operating System Fundamentals Real-Time Operating Systems Operating Systems for Networks, Servers, and Mainframes Operating Systems for Mobile Devices Operating Systems for Personal Computers What the Operating System Does The User Interface Processor Management Memory and Storage Management Ethics in IT: Sugar: The Sweet OS for Every Child Hardware and Peripheral Device Management Software Application Coordination The Boot Process: Starting Your Computer Step 1: Activating BIOS Step 2: Performing the Power-On Self-Test Step 3: Loading the OS Step 4: Checking Further Configurations and Customizations 1 Handling Errors in the Boot Process Try This: Adding Icons to the Start Screen in Windows 8 Using System Software The Windows Interface TRENDS in IT: Open Source Software: Why Isn't Everyone Using Linux? Organizing Your Computer: File Management Organizing Your Files Viewing and Sorting Files and Folders Naming Files Working with Files Utility Programs Display Utilities The Programs and Features Utility File Compression Utilities System Maintenance Utilities System Restore and Backup Utilities DIG DEEPER: How Disk Defragmenter Utilities Work Accessibility Utilities Technology in Focus Information Technology Ethics Chapter 6 Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System Evaluating Key Subsystems Your Ideal Computer Evaluating the CPU Subsystem How the CPU Works CPU Factors Measuring the CPU Evaluating the Memory Subsystem The RAM in Your System Adding RAM Evaluating the Storage Subsystem Mechanical Hard Drives Solid State Drives DIG DEEPER: How a Mechanical Hard Drive Works Optical Drives Your Storage Capacity and Needs Try This: Measure Your System Performance Evaluating Other Subsystems and Making a Decision Evaluating the Video Subsystem Video Cards TRENDS in IT: Thunderbolt: The New Standard for Data Transfer Evaluating the Audio Subsystem Evaluating System Reliability Making a Final Decision Getting Rid of Your Old Computer Ethics in IT: Free Hardware for All Chapter 7 Networking: Connecting Computing Devices How Networks Function Networking Fundamentals Network Architectures Network Architectures Defined by Distance Network Architectures Defined by Levels of Administration Ethernet Protocols Network Components Transmission Media Basic Network Hardware Network Software Connecting to the Internet Wired Broadband Internet Connections Wireless Internet Access Dial-Up Connections Try This: Testing Your Wired and Wireless Internet Connection Speeds Your Home Network Installing and Configuring Home Networks Planning Your Home Network Connecting Devices to a Router Network-Attached Storage Devices TRENDS in IT: Where Should You Store Your Files? The Cloud Is Calling! Home Network Servers Digital Entertainment Devices on a Network Specialized Home-Networking Devices Configuring Software for Your Home Network Troubleshooting Wireless Network Problems Ethics in IT: Sharing Your Internet Connection with Your Neighbors: Legal? Ethical? Safe? Securing Wireless Networks Technology in Focus Under the Hood Chapter 8 Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle Mobile Devices Digital Convergence Telephony: Smartphones and Beyond Smartphone Basics Smartphone Components How Cell Phone Technology Works Synchronizing Text Messaging Mobile Internet Smartphone Security VoIP Smartphone GPS TRENDS in IT: NFC Chips: Do You Have a Digital Wallet? Tablets, Netbooks, and Ultrabooks Tablets Netbooks Ultrabooks Making a Choice Try This: Creating and Publishing a Movie The Digital Information Age Digital Defined Digital Media Digital Publishing Digital Music DIG DEEPER: The Shift to Digital Music: A Bumpy Ride Digital Photography Digital Video Ethics in IT: Managing Your Copyrights: Copyleft Might Simplify Your Life Chapter 9 Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices Major Threats to Your Digital Asset Cybercrime and Identity Theft Computer Viruses Catching a Virus Boot-Sector Viruses Logic Bombs and Time Bombs Worms Script and Macro Viruses E-Mail Viruses Encryption Viruses Additional Virus Classifications Virus Symptoms Preventing Virus Infections Antivirus Software Software Updates Understanding Hackers Problems Hackers Can Cause Trojan Horses and Rootkits Denial-of-Service Attacks How Hackers Gain Computer Access Restricting Access to Your Digital Assets Firewalls Types of Firewalls How Firewalls Work Knowing Your Computer Is Secure Password Protection and Password Management Creating Passwords Managing Your Passwords Anonymous Web Surfing: Hiding from Prying Eyes Biometric Authentication Devices Try This: Testing Your Network Security Protecting Your Digital Property from Yourself Managing Online Annoyances Malware: Adware and Spyware Ethics in IT: You're Being Watched ... But Are You Aware You're Being Watched? Spam Cookies DIG DEEPER: Computer Forensics: How It Works Keeping Your Data Safe Protecting Your Personal Information Backing Up Your Data Social Engineering Phishing and Pharming Scareware TRENDS in IT: Computers in Society: Spear Phishing: The Bane of Data Breaches Protecting Your Physical Computing Assets Environmental Factors Power Surges Deterring Theft Keep Them Safe: Alarms Keeping Mobile Device Data Secure Software Alerts and Data Wipes Technology in Focus Careers in IT Glossary Index

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Szczegóły: Technology in Action, Introductory - Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy

Tytuł: Technology in Action, Introductory
Autor: Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne Poatsy
Producent: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133141023
Rok produkcji: 2013
Ilość stron: 464
Oprawa: Miękka
Waga: 0.88 kg


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