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

( Technology to Go: The vol!tion o" #obile Comm!nication Mobile computing Is a device that is portable and capable of wireless communication. Wi-Fi Allows mobile computing devices to connect through a Wireless Access Point (WAP which passes data along to the internet or local networ!. WAP "tands for Wireless Access Point P#A Personal #igital Assistants are handheld devices originall$ developed for the managing of phone numbers and appointments. Wh$ are mobile computing devices so popular% Mobile computing devices are so popular because& the$ are computers that fit in $our poc!et ma!ing it ver$ convenient. $ending lectronic #ail What are some of the difference'advantages'disadvantages between web-based email and email software that can be installed on $our computer% #ifferences are that web based email& can be accessed at an$ time while email has to be downloaded. Advantages to email. Much faster than webmail. "torage is limited onl$ b$ $our hard drive. (mail and attachments are easier to manipulate. Fewer privac$ and securit$ issues than webmail. Advantages to webmail. )ou don*t have to download it. +imited storage. +imited speed of use. )ou have to be online.

%et&or's +A, +ocal area networ!. A ver$ small networ! that can onl$ be accessed in a small area.

Intranet An Intranet is a private networ!. It is a private networ!.

WA, Wide area networ!. A networ! that

Internet -he internet is an enormous networ! of somewhere between ./0 and /00 million computers.

WWW World Wide Web

Webpage A webpage is a single web document containing te1t& lin!s& pictures& and other multimedia.

Website A website is a collection of webpages& usuall$ maintained b$ the same person or organi2ation.

Web 3rowser -o view webpages& $ou use a web browser4 thin! of $our browser as $our gatewa$ to the World Wide Web. Web browsers are software applications that transform information from the internet into webpages that $ou can view on $our own computer.

5ere are some items (numbered from the picture above that are common to web browsers6 3utton ,ame 8 : 3ac! Forward Purpose -his will ta!e $ou to the previous page $ou9ve visited. If $ou9ve gone bac! to a previous page& i.e.& with the 3ac! button& this will bring $ou forward again to the page $ou were using. -his will stop an$ data from downloading from a webpage& i.e.& if it is ta!ing too long to load& or if $ou visited the page b$ mista!e. If data on a page is changing over time& hit refresh to load a fresh version of that page. <eturn to $our homepage. -his is the default page that $our browser shows whenever $ou load it. 7e$board "hortcut A+--left A+--right



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<efresh 5ome

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Favourites (?ften -his opens up $our list of boo!mar!s. (Website called addresses that $ou9ve saved so that $ou can visit them boo!mar!s later . B<+ B<+ -his is the Bniform <esource +ocator (B<+ of the webpage that is currentl$ being visited. B<+ basicall$ means6 web page address. An$ page on the World Wide Web needs a uniCue B<+ so that a browser can find it on the internet. 5--P Almost all B<+s will start with 5--P6''www. 5--P stands for 5$per-e1t -ransfer Protocol& which is a set of rules that allows $our own computer to as! for webpages from other computers on the internet. WWW& as we9ve alread$ learned& stands for World Wide Web. In other words& virtuall$ ever$ time $ou loo! at a web page& $our browser is using 5--P to view the WWW. -he rest of the B<+ tells $ou what specific page $ou9re loo!ing at.

@aries according to browser


-he address bar +in!s

-$pe the B<+ that $ou want to visit here& and then press enter. +in!s are t$picall$ underlined and'or a different colour than regular te1t. If $ou clic! on a lin!& $our browser will ta!e $ou to a new webpage indicated b$ that lin!.

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