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.