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Technology Vocabulary

to access websites/email: to locate

to back up files: to make a copy of files in case of a computer problem

to boot up: to start a computer

to bookmark a webpage: to mark a webpage for future reference

to browse websites: to look at websites

a computer buff: an expert computer user

to crash: to suddenly stop working

to cut and paste: to move text or images from one place in a document to another place

a desktop PC: a computer that isn’t portable and remains in situ on a desk

digital editing: to edit digital materials like audio or video files

download (podcasts): to save a copy of a file from the internet to your own device

to enter a web address: to type the address of a website into the address bar of your browser

a gadget: a technological tool like a mobile phone or camera

to go online: to start using the Internet

high-spec (laptop): powerful computer with top quality components

Internet security: Internet safety
intranet: a network of connected computers within an organisation that is not accessible by unauthorised visitors

to navigate a website: to find your way around a website

operating system: the software that tells the computer how to work

send an attachment: send an email with an accompanying file

social media: media used to interact with other people such as Facebook or Twitter

to surf the web: to look at a series of websites one after the other

a techie: somebody who has an interest in technology

to upgrade: to obtain a more powerful or feature-rich computer or piece of software

video conferencing: to see and hear people from different locations using the Internet

wireless hotspot: a public place where you can access the Internet

wireless network: a network where users can access the Internet without the use of fixed cables

word processing; producing written texts on a computer

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