Technology in Action, 18th edition

  • Alan Evans, 
  • Kendall Martin, 
  • Mary Anne Poatsy

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  • Try This projects develop professional knowledge (e.g., the "What Does Facebook Know About You?" project explores the information social media platforms collect about users).
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  • Make This projects teach mobile app development for Android or iOS. Students use app-building platforms to create fully functional mobile apps.

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  • Managing a Digital lifestyle (ethics and challenges) coverage helps students navigate topics such as the Dark Web, data privacy and using cryptocurrency.
  • Tech careers coverage discusses current trends, including the way AI and other tech will impact careers.

Published by Pearson (July 7th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780138043346

Subject: Computer Concepts

Category: Technology in Action

Table of contents

  1. The Impact of Technology in a Changing World
  2. Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
  3. Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources
  4. Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
  5. System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
  6. Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System
  7. Networking: Connecting Computing Devices
  8. Managing Your Digital Lifestyle: Challenges and Ethics
  9. Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices
  10. Behind the Scenes: Software Programming
  11. Behind the Scenes: Databases and Information Systems
  12. Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security in the Business World
  13. Behind the Scenes: How the Internet Works


  1. The History of the Personal Computer
  2. Careers in IT



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