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Unit 1 - Activity 2: I.C.T.

( Technology To Go: The vol!tion o" #obile Comm!nication Mobile computing Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity network. WAP Wireless Access Point. PDA Personal Digital Assistants. Why are mobile computing devices so popular The success of mobile computing devices is mostly due to their convenience. $ending lectronic #ail What are some o! the di!!erence"advantages"disadvantages between web-based email and email so!tware that can be installed on your computer #he main advantage of webmail is its convenience. Disadvantages include limited storage, limited speed of use, and the necessity to be online to read mail.

%et&or's $A% $ocal Area %etworks potentially the smallest. $A%s are usually con!ined to one area like an o!!ice building& but can be much smaller.

'ntranet is potentially larger than a $A%. An intranet is a private network

WA% Wide Area %etworks are the largest type o! network. #hey can have many computers located in di!!erent buildings& cities& or even countries.

'nternet #he internet is an enormous network o! somewhere between ()* and )** million computers.

WWW World Wide Web is the part o! the internet that contains viewable content such as webpages.

(eb)age * A &eb)age is a single &eb doc!ment containing te+t, lin's, )ict!res, and other m!ltimedia.

Website A website is a collection o! webpages& usually maintained by the same person or organi+ation.

Web ,rowser #o view webpages& you use a web browser- think o! your browser as your gateway to the World Wide Web. Web browsers are so!tware applications that trans!orm in!ormation !rom the internet into webpages that you can view on your own computer

.ere are some items /numbered !rom the picture above0 that are common to web browsers1 ,utton %ame 4 6 ,ack Forward Purpose #his will take you to the previous page you5ve visited If you've gone back to a previous page, i.e., with the Back button, this will bring you forward again to the page you were using. #his will stop any data !rom downloading !rom a webpage& i.e.& i! it is taking too long to load& or i! you visited the page by mistake. '! data on a page is changing over time& hit re!resh to load a !resh version o! that page. 9eturn to your homepage. #his is the de!ault page that your browser shows whenever you load it. 2eyboard 3hortcut A$#-le!t A$#-right



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9e!resh .ome

F) or :#9$-9 :#9$-.ome =aries according to browser

Favourites /<!ten #his opens up your list o! bookmarks. /Website called addresses that you5ve saved so that you can visit them bookmarks0 later0. ?9$ ?9$ #his is the ?ni!orm 9esource $ocator /?9$0 o! the webpage that is currently being visited. ?9$


basically means1 web page address. Any page on the World Wide Web needs a uni@ue ?9$ so that a browser can !ind it on the internet.

.##P Almost all ?9$s will start with .##P1""www. .##P stands !or .yperteAt #rans!er Protocol& which is a set o! rules that allows your own computer to ask !or webpages !rom other computers on the internet. WWW& as we5ve already learned& stands !or World Wide Web. 'n other words& virtually every time you look at a web page& your browser is using .##P to view the WWW. #he rest o! the ?9$ tells you what speci!ic page you5re looking at.


#he address bar $inks

#ype the ?9$ that you want to visit here& and then press enter $inks are typically underlined and"or a di!!erent colour than regular teAt. '! you click on a link& your browser will take you to a new webpage indicated by that link

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