Technology in Action Introductory

ISBN-10: 013283863X

ISBN-13: 9780132838634

Edition: 9th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Alan R. Evans, Kendall Martin, Mary Anne S. Poatsy

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List price: $139.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Using Technology to Change the World
More Than Just a Job
Technology on the World Stage
Political Issues
Human Rights
The Environment
The Digital Divide
ETHICS IN IT: The Digital Divide and the Mobile Bridge
Technology and Our Society
Technology Impacts How We Think
How We Connect
How We Consume
Technology and Your Life
Boost Your Productivity
Be a Savvy Computer User
Prepare for Your Career
Dig Deeper: Making Reality Even More Real
Technology In focus: The History of the PC
Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
Understanding Your Computer
Computers Are Data Processing Devices
Bits and Bytes: The Language of Computers
Types of Computers
Input Devices
Mice and Other Pointing Devices
Touch Screens
Image Input
Sound Input
ETHICS IN IT: What Is Ethical Computing?
Output Devices
Dig Deeper: How Touch Screens Work
Sound Output
Processing and Memory on the Motherboard
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
Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources
The Origin of the Internet
The Internet and How It Works
Communicating and Collaborating Through the Internet
Social Networking
Instant Messaging
Weblogs (Blogs) and Video Logs (Vlogs)
Podcasts and Webcasts
Web Entertainment
TRENDS IN IT: The Internet Makes Business Startups Affordable
Conducting Business over the Internet: E-Commerce
E-Commerce Safeguards
Accessing the Web: Web Browsers
Getting Around the Web: URLs, Hyperlinks, and Other Tools
Hyperlinks and Beyond
Favorites, Live Bookmarks, and Tagging
Searching the Web Effectively
Search Engines
Evaluating Web Sites
ETHICS IN IT: Plagiarism and Copyright Violation: What Can You Borrow from the Internet?
Dig Deeper: Discovering the Semantic Web
Technology In focus: Information Technology Ethics
Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
The Nuts and Bolts of Software
Web-Based Applications
Productivity Software for Home and Office
Word Processing Software
Spreadsheet Software
Presentation Software
Database Software
Note Taking Software
Personal Information Manager (PIM) Software
Productivity Software Features
Software Suites
Personal Financial Software
Business Software for Home and Office
Home Business Software
Large Business Software
Specialized Business Software
Media Software for Home
Digital Image Editing Software
Digital Audio Software
Dig Deeper: How Cloud Computing Works
Digital Video Editing Software
Media Management Software
Software for Home
Gaming Software
Educational Software
Drawing Software
TRENDS IN IT: "There's an App for That!"
Buying Software
Software Licenses
ETHICS IN IT: Can I Borrow Software That I Don't Own?
Pre-Installed Software
Discounted Software
Freeware and Shareware
Software Versions and System Requirements
Installing, Uninstalling, and Starting Software
Getting Help with Software
Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
System Software Basics
Types of Operating Systems
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
TRENDS IN IT: Open Source Software: Why Isn't Everyone Using Linux?
Processor Management
ETHICS IN IT: Sugar: The Sweet OS for Every Child
Memory and Storage Management
Hardware and Peripheral Device Management
Software Application Coordination
The Boot Process: Starting Your Computer
Step : Activating BIOS
Step : Performing the Power-On Self-Test
Step : Loading the Operating System
Step : Checking Further Configurations and Customizations
Handling Errors in the Boot Process
The Desktop and Window Features
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
The Task Scheduler Utility
Accessibility Utilities
Technology In focus: Computing Alternatives
Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
Your Ideal Computer
Evaluating the CPU Subsystem
Evaluating the Memory Subsystem: RAM
Adding RAM
Evaluating the Storage Subsystem
Hard Drive
Optical Storage
Dig Deeper: How a Mechanical Hard Drive Works
Evaluating the Video Subsystem
Video Cards
Evaluating the Audio Subsystem
Sound Card
Evaluating System Reliability
ETHICS IN IT: Free (as in Speech, not Beer)
Making the Final Decision
TRENDS IN IT: Thunderbolt
Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
Networking Fundamentals
Network Architectures
Describing Networks Based on Network Administration
Describing Networks Based on Distance
Network Components
Transmission Media
Network Adapters
ETHICS IN IT: Sharing Your Internet Connection with Your Neighbors: Legal?
Ethical? Safe?
Network Navigation Devices
Networking Software
Connecting to the Internet
Broadband Connections
Dial-Up Connections
Choosing the Right Internet Connection Option
Home Networks
Ethernet Home Networks
Home Network Cabling
Wired and Wireless on One Network
Configuring Home Network Equipment
Routers and Switches: Moving Data Around Your Network
Connecting Devices to Routers
Securing Wireless Networks
Connecting Devices to Networks
Connecting Computers
Network-Ready Devices
Digital Entertainment Devices on a Network
Specialized Home Networking Devices
Configuring Software for Your Home Network
Windows Configuration
TRENDS IN IT: Where Should You Stone Your Files? The Cloud is Calling
Wireless Node Configuration and Testing
Troubleshooting Network Problems
Technology In focus: Under the Hood
Digital Lifestyle: Managing Digital Data and Devices
A Digital Lifestyle
Digital Telephony
Cell Phones and Smartphones
How Cellular Works
Cell Phone Components
Text Messaging
Mobile Internet
Cell Phone/Smartphone Security
Voice over Internet Protocol
Digital Media and Information
Digital Publishing
Digital Music
Digital Photography
Digital Video
ETHICS IN IT: Managing Your Copyrights: Copyleft Might Simplify Your Life
Digital Navigation
Digital Convergence
TRENDS IN IT: Near Field Communication
Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices
Computer Threats: Computer Viruses
Types of Viruses
Virus Classifications
Computer Safeguard: Antivirus Software and Software Updates
Computer Threats: Hackers
Restricting Access to Your Digital Assets
Dig Deeper: Computer Forensics: How It Works
Managing Online Annoyances
Protecting Yourself from Yourself!
Protecting Your Physical Computing Assets
Technology In focus: Careers in IT
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