Computers CH. 1

What is a valid strategy for supporting green computing?
buy a computer form a retailer who will dispose of your old computer properly?

What can you have a real-time typed conversation with another connected user?
IM

What operation would you use if you want to draw a picture?
drag

What gesture would you use if you want to zoom in on your new tablet to see more detail on a map?
stretch

What enables users to speak to other users over the internet?
VoIP

IF you are looking for a keyboard to project from a device to a flat surface, which of the following would you use?
virtual keyboard

if you are looking for an online social network that allows you to share messages and interests with family and friends, what is the best match for you?
Facebook

Word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software are examples of what category of computer software?
Application software

If a computer adds together a list of numbers, what term identifies these numbers?
Data

What gesture would you use if yo want to scroll on your new tablet?
swipe

What kind of device is hardware capable of transferring items from computers and devices to transmission media and vice versa?
Communications device

What is true about a computer?
Its electronic components process data using instructions.

If someone feels depressed when deprived of computers and mobile devices, that person is said to suffer from what?
Technology Overload

You want to interact with a touch screen. What do you use?
Gestures

A leading maker of security software has made a claim that its software blocked a given number of malware attacks in a single year. What is an unlikely number for that claim?
5 billion

Your smartphone allows you to take and store photos, and play and view your digital media. What is this overlap of technologies called?
Convergence

What makes the posts on Twitter considered a blog?
their journal format

If your friend is playing a game on a computer, on what type of device would he see a big explosion within the game?
output

IF you are looking for an online social network that allows you to stay current with the daily activities of those you are following, which of the following is the best match fro you?
Twitter

Which gesture would you use if you want to zoom in on your new tablet and see less detail on a map?
pinch

Do storage devices like a hard disk often function as a source of input because they transfer items from storage to memory?
true

Which gesture would you use if you want to activate a link on your new tablet?
tap

If a tablet has no keyboard, how do you type on it?
you use an on-screen keyboard.

What is a collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media?
network

How do you determine which type of computer is best?
It depends on your needs.

Do larger corporate, government, and internet applications use powerful, expensive servers to support their daily operations?
true

Which mouse operation would you use if you want to display a shortcut menu?
rihgt-click

You do not want to store your data locally on your hard disk. You would rather store it using an internet service. What is this kind of storage known as?
cloud storage

What gesture would you use if you want to activate a mode that enables you to move and item wiht one finger to a new location on your tablet?
press and hold

What is NOT a reason that consumers purchase separate stand-alone devices?
They are practitioners of online integration.

If you are looking for an online social networkd that allows you to include recommendations from peple who know you professionally, which of the following is the best match for you?
LinkedIn

With what can users transfer items to and from other computers on the internet?
FTP

Most computers and many mobile devices, such as smartphones and portable media players, can connect to which kind of network?
Wi-Fi

What gesture would you use if you want to get immediate access to allowable actions on your new tablet?
press and hold

What is an example of data on a grade report?
course names

How often should you change your password?
every three months

What is the World Wide Web?
It is a service on the Internet

What mouse operation would you use if you want to change the position of the pointer on the screen?
point

What mouse operation would you use if you want to deselect an item on the screen?
Click

Which of the following is an example of information on a grade report?
grade point average

What pointing device can you control the pointer by sliding your fingertip?
touchpad

If you were required to give a speech identifying the risks of using computers and digital devices, which group of items would you include?
Health risks, privacy risks, environmental irks

You want to download a video from the internet to your desktop. What process do you use?
downloading

What works in a manner similar to a copy machine?
Scanner

If a manufacturer is looking for memory that is very durable and shock resistant, which kind of technology might it use in its laptops?
SSds

What gesture would you use if you want to display a bar that contains commands on an edge of the screen of your new tablet?
swipe

What mouse operation would you use if you want to start a program feature?
double-click

Is the major difference between server computers and client computers are that the client typically has more power, more storage space, and expanded communications capabilities?
false

What is NOT a suggestion for easing eyestrain while using a mobile device?
position the display about 90 degrees below eye level

What gesture would you use if you want to run a new browser app on your new tablet?
double-tap

What gesture would you use if you want to move an item around the screen on your new tablet?
slide

When a person buys something from an app store, the cost of the item is charged to a credit card whose number often is known by the app store. On what type of device is the credit card number kept by the app store?
Storage

What is not one of the reasons that a mobile device can be categorized as a computer?
It can accept output.

Which os the following items is an alternate term for the kind of computer shown in the accompanying figure?
notebook computer

If your cousin asks you what device can be used to record and retrieve data, instructions, and/or information for future use on a computer, what would you tell her?
USD flash drives, SSDs, hard disks

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