Danie Weishaar

Module 4



1.      F; Application software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks.

2.      T

3.      F; Open source software is software provided for use, modification, and redistribution.

4.      T

5.      T

6.      F; With database software, users can create, access, and manage a database.

7.      T

8.      T

9.      T

10.  T

11.  F; Cookies re not considered spyware because website developers do not attempt to conceal the cookies.


1.      C

2.      G

3.      A

4.      F

5.      H

6.      I

7.      J

8.      B

9.      E

10.  D

Problem Solving

1. Antivirus Program Not Updating: If you are receiving an error message, many will provide steps you could take to resolve the issue.† You may not be able to update your antivirus program because it could have just been a free trial.† If this is the case, you would have to pay for the service of the antivirus program.† In another case, you may need to renew your subscription to the antivirus program.

3. Unwanted Programs: If you have additional unwanted programs on your computer, these could have been downloaded by malware, a hacker, or possibly a virus.† You could have unknowingly downloaded something that was filled with malware and this downloaded additional programs on your computer to gain information or corrupt your files.† I think it would be important to try and delete these programs so no further damage is done.

4. News Not Updating: The news app may not be updating for a couple of reasons.† The first may be because the company who created the app has not put out a new update, so the app is misbehaving.† Another, more viable, reason could be because the settings in the app are set to not update the app automatically.† To change this, you would have to go into the news appís settings to change this.† Otherwise you could change this setting in the app section of your phone and change this setting for all of your apps.

5. Incompatible App: The app may be incompatible with your phone because that is the way the app was created.† When certain apps are created, they are created in a way that is only compatible with either and iOS or Androidís operating system.† In this case, the app seems to have been created for iOS, and hopefully at some point, the app will create a capability for Android.

8. Low on Space: One step you could take to free up space is to buy an external hard drive.† You can buy external hard drives with a lot of space on them and they can take up limited space on your desktop.† The external hard drive can also be more travel-friendly which may be a benefit.

Internet Research

3. Search Skills: Narrowing Your Search Results

††††††††††† 1.) What is an open source FTP application that has versions for both Windows and Mac?

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.) Filezilla is a FTP application

††††††††††† 2.) Other than TurboTax, what are two examples of online tax preparation software?

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.) TaxAct and H&R Block online free edition

††††††††††† 3.) Find reviews comparing Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.) Because each review is detailed and would be too long to summarize, here are a few links to reviews of Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3213031/computers/best-web-browsers.html ; https://the8-bit.com/chrome-vs-firefox-vs-safari-vs-edge-which-is-the-best-browser-for-an-iphone/

††††††††††† 4.) What are the more popular calendar management and task management apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play?

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.) A few popular calendar apps include: Google calendar, DigiCal Calendar Agenda, and Simple Calendar.† A few task management apps include: Todoist, Google Tasks, and MeisterTask.