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Flashcards in Personal Digital Devices Deck (65):
1

Give three examples of a peripheral device

- printers
- keyboards
- mouse
- headphones
- monitor

2

Give two examples of a leisure device that you would use on your computer

- game controller
- e-reader
- digital photo frames
- digital camera
- music devices ( MP3 player)

3

Give an example of uses of digital devices when traveling

- GPS (global positioning satellite)
- tracking locations of cars or vans
- geotag images

4

Give ways the internet can improve our work life

- collaborate with work employees / friends
- improve connectivity within the business, improving efficiency in the business
- reduces need of travel (Skype)
- using specialist software (spreadsheets) Improve efficiency and less waste

5

Define flash memory

Flash memory is a peripheral device that allows you to store data which can be transferred between devices

6

What are two benefits of flash memory?

- solid state so it is difficult to damage
- it doesn’t lose data when turned off
- allows you to very quickly transfer a lot of data between devices

7

Give two examples of flash memory

- USB flash drive/ memory stick
- SD cards
- micro SD cards

8

What is a processor

The processor is in all digital devices. It controls all of the functions of the device.

9

State one reason why a DVD is more suitable than a CD to back up video files

DVD have a larger storage capacity

10

Give two examples of input devices

- keyboard
- mouse
- microphone
- touchscreen
- webcam
- scanner

11

Give two examples of output devices

- speakers 🔊
- printers
- headphones 🎧
- display screen

12

Jo has a new games console. State two input devices that she might use

- joystick
- a steering wheel
- games controller
- microphone

13

State three types of connectivity

- Data cable connection (USB)
- Bluetooth (short distance)
- WiFi
-Network cable

14

Define cloud synchronisation

Cloud file syncing is an application that keeps files in different locations up to date through the cloud.

15

What is an advantage of cloud syncing

If you download something on one device , the cloud automatically downloads the same information on other devices connected to the cloud

16

List two methods of wirelessly connecting a media player to a computer

Bluetooth
WiFi

17

What is an advantage of WiFi

- faster
- wireless
- longer distance than Bluetooth
- most modern devices are WiFi enabled

18

Define synchronising

When two devices, such as media as a media player and a computer are connected they can automatically exchange data

19

Give some examples of features in a multifunctional smartphone

-Camera
- data storage
- internet browsing
- entertainment
- GPS
- Apps ~productivity

20

Define roaming

Using your mobile phone abroad

21

Name four types of computer

-Desktop computer
- Laptops
- netbook computer
-Tablet computer

22

What are important factors to consider when buying a new computer

- processor speed
- sounds/ graphics cards
- Wi-Fi/ Connectivity
- Battery Life
- storage capacity
- RAM
-resolution
- size
- credibility of brand/ quality

23

Give examples of health risks associated with personal devices

- eye strain
- RSI (repetitive strain injury)
-Neck and back problems
- pain in knees and legs

24

Name five features of a camera / camcorder

-Zoom in and out using optical or digital zoom
- view images/videos immediately on LCD
- store files on SD/ micro SD cards
- download files using USB/Bluetooth
- crop and edit using inbuilt software
-Take, record videos and photos

25

State two uses of the LCD screen

- to view what is being recorded
- to preview the footage

26

A camcorder has GPS tagging as an extra feature. State what GPS tagging does

It stores the exact location of where a video was recorded

27

Suggest two features of a camcorder that could be useful when travelling

- WiFi - for uploading videos
- a GPS receiver to geotag friends
- shockproof as it may get dropped
- a long battery life
- waterproof due to weather circumstances

28

List two features of personal media players that make them suitable for running🏃‍♀️

-they are portable
- they use sold state memory so playback isn’t affected by movement

29

What are examples of media players

-MP3 players
-IPod
- windows media player

30

What are key features to a media player

- small, light, portable
- long battery life
- can set playlists
- hold a lot of media (songs, videos)
- solid state ( so the songs don’t skip when jolted

31

What are three common formats of media files

-Audio : MP3 and WMA
-Still Images: JPEG,GIF, PNG
- Video: MPEG-4 and WMV

32

What are he benefits of WiFi?

- it has good range (60 metres)
-speed ( 54mps)
- quite widely available

33

What are the disadvantages of WiFi?

- Hackers
- cannot use of not in range / weaker if further away

34

What is the benefits of 3G?

- Far greater coverage than WiFi
- More secure than WiFi

35

What are the disadvantages of 3G?

-you have to pay for a mobile broadband
- downloads are limited
- lower band width ( slower)

36

What is VoIP?

Voice over internet protocol

37

List 2 personal media security features

1. Password OR PIN (one point) (won't get 2 points for both)
2. Turns off after period of time (one point)

38

List 2 peripheral devices that could be used with a media station

1. Keyboard
2. Headphones
3.USB lead connection

39

Give ONE advantage of streaming rather than downloading videos on personal media

You don't waste time waiting for it to download
(you won't get full marks for just saying it's quicker)

40

Give ONE DISADVANTAGE of streaming rather than downloading videos on personal media

You need to maintain a connection to the Internet

41

Give TWO reasons for a software update

1. May fix bugs
2. May add new features

42

List 2 features of personal media players that make them suitable for use when running

1. They are lightweight
2.They do not skip because they don't use a disk

43

Why are credit card numbers sometimes displayed as **** **** **** **** on the screen?

Card numbers are displayed like this so that anyone who can see the screen cannot see the card number and so cannot copy it.

44

Give TWO benefits of buying tickets online

1. Availability - you can buy them online at any time of day, any day of the week

45

Give 2 BENEFITS of companies using e-tickets rather than paper tickets.

1. Saves paper- better for the environment (1 mark)
2. Saves money for the company in paper,ink, envelopes, postage etc (1 Mark)

46

Give 2 DISADVANTAGES of companies using e-tickets rather than paper tickets.

1. If you accidentally delete the MMS - you have no other proof of purchase (one mark)
2.If the phone battery dies you have no way of retrieving the ticket. (one mark)

47

Give one benefit of saving your e-ticket to your phone's memory.

You would still be able to access your e-ticket if :
1) you had no connectivity/
2) if (MMS) message was
deleted / lost

48

State the function of GPS

Global Positioning System can tell you where you are using satellites

49

Why does it help to bookmark a location on your Satnav?

1. Stores / saves the geo-data with a userfriendly
name so you can recall it later
2. Saves time – so you do not need to enter the
address again

50

What might cause a satnav screen to 'freeze' when you go through a tunnel?

Either:
1. The Sat Nav / GPS device cannot pick up a good
enough signal from the satellites.
2. Loss of signal

51

Describe one health and safety risk of using satnav while driving

Distractions, stress, or lack of understanding of
device may cause an accident/stress
OR
• Incorrect positioning of device may cause a
blind spot / affect visibility

52

Give TWO benefits of using satnav rather than printed directions

Any two :
(1) Provides traffic updates
(2) Plots speed
(3) Shows current location/position/ where you
are
(4) gives Estimated arrival time
(5)gives current distance to destination

53

Give two ADVANTAGES of using social networking technology rather than SMS

Any 2 -
Only have to post one message / message is
distributed quicker
• Allows chat (real-time conversation)
• SMS requires payment for each person receiving
message
• Can send message without mobile phone
signal/with internet connection

54

Explain the 2 problems of signal latency when large screens are used at concerts to show performances

(1) Images may be out of time with the sound/live
performance (1 mark)
(2) and this gives a poor audience
experience (1 mark)

55

Identify two optical media types that can be used to store video recordings

Blu-Ray
HD-DVD
DVD
CD

56

Give one method of blocking inappropriate videos

filtering

57

Give one security risk of using NFC (Near Field Communication) for payment

No PIN is required to make a payment

58

what collects transactional data

cookies

59

Give two examples of transactional data cookies can collect

Any two -
1) purchase price
(2)date and time of purchase
(3)details of items purchased
(4) personal information from your online account

60

How can a company use transactional data collected from users

to target the user for specific marketing campaigns
to sort and search information about users

61

State three implications of a lack of access to the Internet

1. You can't send and receive emails
2. You can't access online banking
3. You can't access online studying websites
3.You can't access social networks

62

If the smartphone cannot access the mobile phone network describe how you could use the smartphone to speak to someone else

1. Skype
2. social media

63

State what is meant by the term 'World wide web'

The World Wide Web (WWW) is a system where files (web pages and other files) on computers connected to the Internet are linked by hyperlinks.

64

State what is meant by the term 'Internet'

The Internet is a world-wide system of inter-connected computer networks. These connections can involve telephone lines, fibre-optic cables, satellites, microwaves and other wireless links.

65

Give two features of a social network that could be used to publicise a video

1. Likes
2. Shares