40 terms

IC3 Computer Fundamentals GS5 (Mrs. Howard)


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Option buttons
also called radio buttons
the physical parts of a computer
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The internal operating unit or "brain" of a computer.
Input device examples
Keyboard, mouse, speaker, touchscreen, storage device, scanner, microphone
Types of Computers
desktop, laptop, server, tablets, mobile phone, game systems
output device examples
Monitor, printer, storage device, speakers, projector
input and output device
touchscreen computer
Random Access Memory; temporary memory. RAM is expandable, and resides on the motherboard.
Computer Storage Device
a computer device used to store information-Examples: flashdrive, CD (compact disc)
8 bits
Binary Code
The binary number system is base 2, using only bits 0 and 1.
Loses it contents when the computer is off
Output device examples
Monitor, printer, storage device, speakers, projector
LED TV Cable
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
Required for connecting devices to show high-definition video
USB Ports
Used to connect keyboards, mice, printers, storage devices, and a variety of specialty devices.
Allows electronic devices like cell phones and computers to exchange data over short distances using radio waves. Examples: mouse and keyboard
4G LTE (Long Term Evolution)
The newest cellular and mobile technology which is designed to provide broadband mobile Internet access. Its used by many mobile service providers. Fastest
cellular network
A network that can be used when a wireless network must cover a wide area. The network is made up of cells, each controlled by a base station. Also called a cellular WAN.
cellular network
You can access the internet from more places
Minimize Button
a button in the upper-right corner of a window that you click to hide the window; a button appears on the taskbar. (Looks like a - )
Maximize Button
enlarges a window so that it fills the entire screen. (looks like a small square)
device driver
A software program that provides the instructions your computer needs to communicate with a device, such as a scanner or other hardware device.
Cloud Computing
the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
Cloud Computing Fees
You are charged a fee for cloud based storage services. It is not free.
Cloud storage examples
Microsoft- OneDrive
Google Drive
secure webpage
Malware examples
software that secretly monitor the user's actions and collects personal information
graphic card
A graphics card is a type of display adapter or video card installed within most computing devices to display graphical data with high clarity,ma
software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.
Windows Desktop
main screen of windows
Ends your Windows sessions but keeps your applications open so you can quickly continue later
End your Windows session, without turning the computer off, and saves electricity
Drop-Down List
Change location to a folder
Folder contains other folders
List view type
View sorted by name
Files sorted by author

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