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Computer Apps Notes
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Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
B. Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter
Thou shalt not interfere with other people's computer work.
1. Turn people's computer off
2. Delete Files
3. Anything that negatively affects someone else's computer
Thou shalt not snoop around in other people's computer files.
Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
A. Identity Theft (money, SS#, information)
C. Information (School Work)
Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
Using your computer to spread lies or malevolent accusations about another person.
Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which; you have not paid.
1. Using/sharing licensed software
Thou shalt not use other people's computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.
2. Logging in using someone else's account
Thou shalt not appropriate other people's intellectual output.
1. Cite your sources for information.
Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
B. Unethical Apps
Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.
A. Think before posting something that would negatively affect someone else
B. You can't take back something once you put it out on the internet.
Definition of a computer
1. A machine capable of doing several things without the intervention of a person
2. Receiving and storing data and instructions
3. Performing operations on the data as prescribed by the instructions.
4. Producing output in form humans can understand.
6. Mouse/Track pad
7. Input/output ports
8. Wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth)
Units of measurement
1. Bit (1 character)
2. Bytes (8 bits)
3. Kilobytes (kilo means 1000)
4. Megabytes (mega means million)
5. Gigabytes (1000 megabytes
6. Terabytes (1000 Gigabytes)
Types of File Storage
1. Flash Memory
2. Hard Drive
3. Solid State Drive
Hard Drive vs. SSD
1. Solid-State Drive
2. No Moving parts: more reliable
3. More expensive
4. Physically Smaller
1. Hard Drive
2. Moving Discs: reliable
3. Less Expensive
4. Physically Larger
1. Definition of a Computer
2. Computer Hardware
3. Units of measurement
4. File Sizes
5. Types of file Storage
What is the Cloud
1. The cloud refers to software and services that runs on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer.
2. Most cloud services can be accessed through a web browser like Firefox or Google Chrome, and some companies offer dedicated mobile apps.
Examples of cloud services
❖ Google Drive
❖ Apple iCloud
❖ Microsoft OneDrive
Benefits of cloud computing
❖ You can access your information on any device with an Internet connection.
❖ You to make edits to a file in Google Docs on your home computer, and then pick up where you left off when you get to the office.
❖ People can even collaborate on the same document. Able to store files online to keep your smartphone or tablet from reaching capacity
❖ Remote servers handle much of the computing and storage, you don't necessarily need an expensive, high-end machine to get your work done.
Cloud-based computers are a low-cost option for consumers and the education market
Downfalls of cloud computing
❖ You're basically locked out of accessing your data and cloud-based programs if the following is true
No/bad Internet connection
Technical difficulties or outages on the Server side
❖ Your information lives online, so there's always the risk of it getting into the wrong hands. (hacking)
❖ All cloud companies have security measures in place to protect your data from hackers, but they're not foolproof, so it's always a good idea to be judicious about what you want stored in the cloud versus locally on your computer.
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