Technology impacts every aspect of life and choices are endless. As a college student; you need to know how to evaluate devices; choose apps; maintain a compelling online reputation; and lock down digital security. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2018; INTRODUCTORY goes beyond the intuitive "how-to" of apps and social media to delve into the broad concepts that are guiding current technologies such as self-driving cars; virtual reality; file sharing torrents; encrypted communications; photo forensics; and the Internet of Things. Numerous illustrations and interactive features in this complete book make mastering technical topics a breeze with a learning path that is structured with you; today's busy student; in mind. This edition offers an insightful overview of what every college student should know about using technology to complete your education; launch a successful career; and engage in issues that shape today's world.