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personal computer

desktop computer with the highest level of processing power and storage space


thin, lightweight mobile computer with a screen in its lid and a keyboard in its base


a duplicate of content on a storage medium that you can use in case the original is lost, damaged, or destroyed

cloud storage

instead of storing data, instructions, and information locally on a hard disk or other media.

operating system (EX)

system software

word processing

an app where you can create letters, reports and other documents

software developer

someone who develops programs and apps or writes the instructions that direct the computer or mobile device to process data into information

chat room

real-time typed conversation among two or more people on a computer or mobile device connected to a network


enable users with computers and mobile devices to connect to the internet wirelessly

operating system (definition)

computer program that coordinates all the activity of computer hardware

app bar

includes a button that enables you to display all of your apps


full featured word processing app that allows you to create professional-looking documents and revise them easily

print layout view

shows the document on a mock sheet of paper in the document window

document window

you view a portion of the document on the screen through this

information bar

presents info about the document, the progress of current tasks, and status of certain commands and keys.

contextual tabs

another name for tool tabs


set of choices, often graphical, arranged in a grid or in a list

task pane

a window that can remain open and visible while you work in a document


consists of a drive letter and colon, to identify the storage device, and one or more folder names

minimized window

open window hidden from view but can be displayed quickly by clicking the window's app button on the taskbar


contains many features to design, develop, and organize slides


collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of the data


powerful communications and scheduling app that helps you communicate with others, among other things


powerful DTP app that assists you in designing and producing professional quality documents that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photos


building blocks for writing HTML code


two graphic formats used for the world wide web

volatile memory

type of computer memory that requires uninterrupted power to maintain the stored info


the part of the computer that interprets and excutes all instructions


motherboard form factor that is designed for better air flow by making the memory slots parallel to expansion slots


integrated circuit that contains millions of transistors performing all processing functions of the CPU


computer software interface that is user friendly by providing a desktop, icons, and tools to run, utilize, and organize programs and system tools

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