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Tech Term of the Week
What is an App Store?What is an App Store?
An app store is a resource on the Internet that allows software applications, also known as apps, to be downloaded and installed on a computer, smartphone, tablet, or another device. While Apple, Microsoft, Google, and other companies include many applications with their different operating systems, the availability of apps developed by other people . . . keep reading


What is an App Store?
What is an App Store? An app store is a resource on the Internet that allows software applications, also known as apps, to be downloaded and installed on a computer, smartphone, tablet, or another device. While Apple, Microsoft, Google, and other companies include many applications with their different operating systems, the availability of apps developed by other people . . . keep reading

What is an MMO?
What is an MMO? MMO stands for Massively Multiplayer Online, and it is a type of video game or social game that allows multiple players from anywhere in the world to meet and play together in a virtual environment in real time. MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, and it is the most common form of MMO. When you see the term . . . keep reading

What is Image Stabilization?
What is Image Stabilization? Image Stabilization removes blurring from pictures caused by camera movement, for example, when a hand shakes while taking a picture. It is a feature found in most smartphones and digital cameras that result in sharper, clearer pictures by reducing the blurriness caused when taking a picture. It's why many professionals use a tripod to hold the camera steady. . . . keep reading

What is an Auto-Responder?
What is an Auto-Responder? An auto-responder is a computer program that automatically sends a pre-written message in response to a person's inquiry. It's usually used with email lists in order to send a confirmation message or scheduled email after a person signs up for a subscription or makes a purchase on any website. . . . keep reading

What is Spyware?
What is Spyware? Spyware is any software technology that collects information about the owner of that device without the owners knowledge or to otherwise gain control over the device. Spyware has been in existence for nearly as long as personal computers have existed. Various computer hacking groups and individuals create spyware who seek to gain . . . keep reading

What is a Locked Phone?
What is a Locked Phone? A locked phone is any phone that has software installed to prevent the phone owner from using the phone with any other carrier's network than the carrier that originally sold the phone. The terms locked and unlocked usually apply to cellular phones, not land lines, since cellular companies sell their phones with a contract for cellular service that often . . . keep reading

What is a Facebook Check In?
What is a Facebook Check In? A Check In allows you to share your physical location with your friends on Facebook by using the Facebook app. It's always fun to connect with friends in different ways, and that is exactly what the Check In feature allows you to do. From your smartphone, you can alert your friends and . . . keep reading

What is a Bookmark?
What is a Bookmark? A bookmark is an Internet browser feature used to mark web pages for quick, easy future reference. It is accessible on all browser types, including, but not limited to, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox. On Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites. . . . keep reading
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