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  1. Discuss the impact of ICT on the way we socialise and interact with each other.

    People usually want to physically see their friends as well. However, by the time technology has been improving, people wanted more and more high technology devices to achieve better life quality. Some hardware devices such as touch screen smart phones and computers are now one of the most reliable communication tools. With the use of computers, there are many social communication application software available for people to install on their computers, so that we can keep in touch with friends who live in remote countries.

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  2. Discuss the impacts on disability of ICT

    However, these hardware are relatively expensive. It might be hard for some people to afford. The other downside is every individual who uses a braille keyboard will need to learn the ?braille language? which can take a long time to learn a new language. Apart from braille devices for the visually impaired, there is another device called eye typer for people who have loss of arms or/and legs. An eye typer is a hardware which fits onto the muscles near the eye to control the pointer on the computer screen.

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  3. Discuss the impacts on medicine of ICT

    This helps conveying information without having the worries of misunderstanding or illegible writing. With EPR, font style is pre-set and everyone should be able to understand. Regards to treatment improvement of ICT, there is a number of devices used affects the way how patients are treated. With the use of sensors, it scans body tissues of human. This is ideal to be used to detect blood clot tumours and fractures in the body.

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  4. How ICT impacts on me

    Since then, I used computer every day. My mum saw this then she set me a do?s list and a don?ts list. She thought that I was too addicted to the internet for some reason. This probably is one of the handicaps of how ICT impacts on me. On the other hand, teachers taught us how to use email on the internet since we were small, that leaded me communicating with my school friends during holiday. I thought this was very easy for us; we did not have to ring each other very frequently, we could simply send emails.

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  5. Discuss the impact of ICT on the way we socialise and interact with each other

    Facebook makes people staring at the computer for hours and not socialising in an ordinary way, especially teenagers. Worse could be, students appear to not to study because they are addicted into Facebook. To my own opinion, Facebook affects the most in the world. According to the Facebook statistics and facts for 2011, there are 5,000,000,000 active users on Facebook, approximately 1 in 13 people in the world; half of them logged in on any given day of 2011. For the socialising side, 10,208,000 comments were made and 2,760,000 messages were sent over last year of 2011. We can see how huge the figures are. This is higher than we expected. According to an U.S.

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  6. Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

    Social networking sites are Facebook, Twitter and others. The things all these websites have in common are that they allow you to communicate with friends and family across the Internet. There is a way that someone can create a community on the internet, once that has been done you can share a variety of things with people. Blogs are basically web logs. They are posted as entries/statuses for people to read them on your own blog. The ways they are ordered are new at the top and old at the bottom.

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  7. Evaluation of an IT task - producing a holiday brochure

    Before completing the final version of my work, it was necessary to produce a draft of both documents. For the draft of my leaflet, I created a four page leaflet. Page one being a front cover, of which I used a varied background, many images overlapping each other to give effect and I used word art for the titles and borders. Page two, I used the information from the internet and brochures to produce a page of filled information. Also on pages three and four I used images from the internet and from brochures as well as relevant information.

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  8. Explain the legislation and legal implications of Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 in relation to using and editing graphical images.

    For example if someone took an image off the Family Guy website, reproduced it somewhere else and did not ask permission of the creators, they are breaking the law. They would need to have a liscence for such images to be reproduced. Also if an image is taken and is edited so that it looks nothing like the 1st image it is still illegal, as the base image is still the same and has no lisence.

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  9. Business and Information Technology, What are the input, processing and output of UPS package tracking system?

    Data are also reorganized so that they can be tracked by customer account, date, driver, and other criteria. Output: Output occurs when all these information is spread by the company?s Intranet to the management team, distribution centers, customer service centers, etc. Latest information can also be found at the UPS?s official website (www.ups.com) from where the customers can access the information (package?s current location, arrival time and location, delay time for bad weather conditions if occurs and other notices) they need. Cisco systems also enable potential customers to track shipments from their own websites and get automatic updates about their packages, rather than visiting theUPS site.

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  10. Effective communication in the workplace.

    It depends on that audience as to what language you use, what approach you have towards them, how you put your words together and how you transfer the message. Cultural differences: any cultural differences need to be addressed and catered for. Cultural differences could be seen as a barrier to communication in some situations, some words or signs that don?t cause offence to one person could seriously offend a person from a different culture. Staff should be trained if working with a variety of people from different cultures and should all know how to address the situation.

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  11. (Unit 2) M1 - Windows 7 and Mac OS X comparison

    [1] Features Windows 7 has less features then Mac OS X. However features everyday tasks such as Jump List which gives you fast access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites, and documents. Its task bar is new and improved; it has ?better thumbnail previews, easier-to-see icons, and more ways to customize?.[2] The more features windows have the slower the OS is. Mac OS X is fast operating and can run loads of computer operations at the same time. Compared to Windows 7, Mac OS features applications are not everyday tasks, they are more active and entertaining applications.

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  12. Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogs

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Blogs Advantages Blogs are a great way to express personal opinions on any topic; giving you freedom of speech It's an easy way to share knowledge and experiences with other people. As well as learning new information from other people who blog. Make friends online, you can meet new people who share the same interests as you and find out about them on their blogs. Can be used as a diary, where you can express your thought and feelings You can make just as much money with a blog as you can with a website.

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