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Tech apps

tech apps vocab

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Computer electronic device that is used to store, retrieve, and manipulate info (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 the computer you can see and touch
Icon small pictures to remind you of each button’s function
Input Devices etc used to enter data into a computer (keyboard, mouse.)
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 on the screen
Output Devices any device which allows information to flow out of the computer (monitor, printer)
RAM (Random Access Memory) number of 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.
Software collection of programs and other data input that tells the computer how to operate and how to manipulate data
Virus computer program that causes damage to software or files on a computer
Email use of a computer network to send and receive messages
Internet vast network of computers linked to one another
LAN (Local Area Network) when all the computers in a network are close together, such as in the same building
Modem piece of equipment that connects a computer to the telephone lines
Netiquette the rules of conduct for Internet users
Network two or more computers linked together to share files, software, and resources, such as printers
Search Engine program used to search the Internet for any requested subject
Server computer in a network that controls the flow of data among other computers
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) Internet address
WAN (Wide Area Network) attached computers in a network are spread apart geographically, across a state or country
Web Browser software used to display web pages on your computer monitor
World Wide Web system of computers that share information by means of hypertext links
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