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Tech Apps Vocab

Computer Electronic device that is used to store, retrieve, and manipulate information (data) electronically.
CPU ((Central Processing Unit)) Silicon chip that processes data and carries out instructions given to the computer.
Hard Drive A non-removable drive, which is fast and holds a great deal of information.
Hardware Parts of a computer you can see and touch
Software Collection of programs and other data input that tells the computer how to operate and how to manipulate data.
Icons Small pictures to remind you of each button’s function.
Input Devices Used to enter data into a computer. ((Mouse, Keyboard, etc.))
Output devices Any device which allows information to flow out of the computer. ((Monitor, Printer))
Monitor Output device that provides a visual representation of the information stored in the computer.
Mouse Hand-held device you use to move a pointer across the screen.
RAM ((Random Access Memory)) Number silicon chips inside a computer that hold information as long as the computer is turned on.
ROM ((Read-Only Memory)) Small bit of memory that stays in the computer when it is turned off. This allows the computer to boot up.
Virus Computer program that causes damage to software or files on the computer.
E-Mail Use of a computer network to send and receive messages.
Internet Vast network of computers that link one another.
URL ((Uniform Resource Locator)) Internet address.
Server Computer in a network that controls the flow of data among other computers.
Search Engine Program used to search the Internet for any requested subject.
Network Two or more computers linked together to share files, software, and resources, such as printers.
WAN ((Wide Area Network)) Attached computer in a network are spread apart geographically, across a state or country.
LAN ((Local Area Network)) When all the computers in a network are close together, such as in the same building.
Netiquette The rules of conduct for Internet Users.
Modern Piece of equipment that connects a computer to the telephone lines.
Web Browser Software used to display web pages on your computer monitor.
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