Technology in Action
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|Format:||Paperback, 456 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 January 2005|
This book was designed to spark reader interest by covering practical concepts that they want to learn (such as setting up a wireless network in their home) while giving background information (such as how networks function) for those interested in exploring topics deeper. This book covers the parts of the computer, tips on using the Internet, application software, system software, networking and security, and mobile computing. For anyone who uses a computer in his or her personal or professional life.
Table of Contents
1. Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Fluent. 2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts. Technology in Focus: The History of the PC. 3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources. 4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play. Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment. 5. Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management. 6. Evaluating Your System: Understanding and Assessing Hardware. 7. Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses. Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data. 8. Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand. 9. Behind the Scenes: Inside the System Unit. Glossary. Index. Credits.
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 21.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.94 kg)|