Examples of operating systems (OS) and their characteristics

Examples of operating systems (OS) and their characteristics

Operating systems are designed to run on different devices that are used to achieve or perform specific objectives. We categorize the examples below into personal computers, server computers, and mobile operating systems. Desktop computers and smartphones used different operating systems because of the size of the device, operation expected to carry, number of users, and…

Windows ease of access tools settings and their functions

Windows ease of access tools settings and their functions

Microsoft Windows operating system offers ease of access or accessibility tools that help to navigate the computer for physically challenged computer users. They make use of computers more user-friendly for those people who have challenges using normal input and output devices. They can also be used by other users since they make using computers simple….

Impacts of the information age on Society

Impacts of the information age on Society

The information age is characterized by fast communication modes that are not limited to location and distance. Information moves in real-time across the globe. New technologies that make the information age possible such as computers, the internet, smartphone, and satellite among others have changed how humankind behaves. Technologies in the information age come with their…

Types of operating systems, their advantages, and disadvantages

Types of operating systems, their advantages, and disadvantages

Types of operating systems depend on how they process data and carry out the execution of commands. The most modern operating system allows for multiuser, multiprocessing, and multiprogramming. This increases the processing speed and increases system resource utilization such as CPU and main memory. There are many types of operating systems but in this article,…

Functions, categories, and advantages of application software

Computer application software is programs that are written to achieve a specific objective that meets end-user operational needs. They can be designed for a specific functional area such as school management or general purpose like Microsoft Office package.  The most common types of computer application software are word processors, spreadsheets, desktop publishers, graphic design, database…

Advantages and disadvantages of keyboard shortcuts and their examples

Advantages and disadvantages of keyboard shortcuts and their examples

Most of the time when you are working on your computer you need to switch from using a keyboard and mouse depending on your operation. Computer keyboard shortcuts help you save time by mainly using the keyboard to achieve the most basic operations on the computer. Each software developer may use different shortcut keys to…

How to make emojis on a computer keyboard in windows 10

How to make emojis on a computer keyboard in windows 10

Emoji is a small graphic (icon) that is used to represent emotion, objects, and symbols. Emojis can be static or animated images. They are most common in smartphones application. However, most people don’t know that even the computer keyboard offers ways of creating emojis. The term is adopted from Japanese meaning picture character. To activate…

Microsoft Edge browser: step-by-step beginners guide

Microsoft Edge browser: step-by-step beginners guide

The Microsoft Edge web browser is a chromium-based cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft.  It is an alternative to Google chrome which is based on chromium too. It is incorporated in Windows 10 operating system where it replaces the decommissioned Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). According to Wikipedia it was first used in windows 10 in…