T   1. Although some forms of memory are permanent, most memory keeps data and instructions temporarily, meaning its contents are erased when the computer is turned off.

   F    2. An all-in-one contains a separate tower.

   F    3. A smartphone is a small, mobile computing consumer device designed to be worn.

   F    4. Data conveys meaning to users, and information is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video.

   F    5. Earbuds are a type of input device.

   F    6. A scanner is a light-sensing output device.

   T    7. One way to protect your computer from malware is to scan any removable media before using it.

   F    8. A solid-state drive contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information.

   F    9. The terms, web and Internet, are interchangeable.

   T    10. Electronic components in computers process data using instructions, which are the steps that tell the computer how to perform a particular task.

   T    11. Operating systems are a widely recognized example of system software.

   F    12. You usually do not need to install web apps before you can run them.


1. all-in-one:H     2. digital device convergence:A     3. File:I     4. Internet of Things:F     5. operating system:J

6. server:G      7. Software:C      8. solid-state drive:E      9. storage device:D      10. Touchpad:B

A. term that describes the trend of computers and devices with technologies that overlap

B. small, flat, rectangular pointing device that is sensitive to pressure and motion

C. series of related instructions, organized for a common purpose, that tells the computer what tasks to perform and how to perform them

D. component that records and/or retrieves items to and from storage media

E. storage device that typically uses flash memory to store data, instructions, and information

F. everyday devices and objects equipped with sensors that transmit data to and from the Internet

G. computer that is dedicated to providing one or more services to other computers or devices on a network

H. type of desktop computer that does not contain a tower and instead uses the same case to house the display and the processing circuitry

I. named collection of stored data, instructions, or information

J. set of programs that coordinates all the activities among computer or mobile device hardware

Problem Solving:

2. Bad Directions: If your smartphone started to give wrong directions it could be because you input a wrong number when you typed in the address or the phone could have lost connection with cellular service and it didn’t track where you were properly.

4. Trial Expired: If you wanted to get your data back your next step would be to pay to continue to access your data. If you wanted to preserve your data before the trial period ended you should have made backups of all your data some place where you can access it at all times.

5. Problematic Camera: If the camera shut off almost immediately after putting the battery in there is really only one possibility – the battery didn’t charge. Maybe the charging cord or station doesn’t charge properly or the battery can’t accept a charge anymore.

6. Discarding Old Computer Equipment: I would suggest to my employer that there are a few different uses for outdated equipment. One thing that you could do is to find an electronic store that will take the old laptop and recycle it somehow. The other thing is to use it as a backup storage device to store files if needed.

7. Dead Battery: The first thing I would do would be to put the laptop on low power mode, turn off any non-essential processes, things like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. If I no longer needed to use the laptop I would shut it down and not just let it go into sleep mode.

Internet Research:

1 Making Use of the Web:

(1)     Wikipedia, Metacritic, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and LinkedIn are the top five informational websites. Google Scholar, Google Books, Microsoft Academic, WorldWideScience, and Science.gov are the top five research websites. The top five information websites represent anything you can think of, movies, new, deals in the business world, and what other people are doing. I searched “top five information websites” and “top five research websites”.

(2)     Focus on the user and all else will follow, fast is better than slow, you can make money without doing evil, you can be serious without a suit, great just isn’t good enough, it’s best to do one thing really, really well.




Battery Life



Vizio 8-inch



Affordable, IR Blaster and universal remote app, Touchtype Swiftkey X keyboard preloaded

Slow performance; Bulky for 8-inch device; Outdated OS; Relatively dim display

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

No longer available

Up to 10 hours

·         Full-sized USB port and SD slot, 1080p output. Offers remote control features for IT managers. Accepts pen input -- a rarity for Android tablets


·         Bulky design, display isn't always responsive. Sluggish performance, long boot time. Handwriting recognition software isn't very precise


Lenovo ThinkPad II Tablet

No longer available

10 hours

·         Long battery life

·         Comfortable keyboard

·         Allows for pen input

·         Wide viewing angles


·         Pen support isn't standard

·         Bluetooth occasionally causes typing lags

·         USB port doesn't work with USB hard drives or external optical drives


(4)     California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia are all drivers with handheld bans. Most vehicles today use Bluetooth to connect to a mobile device. The steering wheels usually have all the buttons located on them so as to not take your hands off of the wheel.