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Tech Term of the Week
What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover?What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover?
A mouse over (also known as a mouse hover) is an action that happens when the user stops or "hovers" the on-screen mouse pointer above a specific element on a computer screen. Holding, or "hovering" the mouse in one location then reveals additional information on the screen. This information usually appears in a small text box and is made available through the website or application being used. . . . keep reading


What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover?
What is a Mouse Over or Mouse Hover? A mouse over (also known as a mouse hover) is an action that happens when the user stops or "hovers" the on-screen mouse pointer above a specific element on a computer screen. Holding, or "hovering" the mouse in one location then reveals additional information on the screen. This information usually appears in a small text box and is made available through the website or application being used. . . . keep reading

What is a Computer Crash?
What is a Computer Crash? A computer crash occurs when a computer stops working as a result of any software or hardware failure. A crash makes the computer unusable, either because it is "frozen" (still powered on, but not responsive) or has the computer has turned off completely and will not operate. When a computer crash occurs, any work not saved before the crash may . . . keep reading

What is a milliamp-hour (mAh)?
What is a milliamp-hour (mAh)? A milliamp-hour (mAh) is a measurement of how much electric current a battery can deliver over time. Our increasing use of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops has made us all aware of how long a single battery charge will last. There are one thousand milliamps in one amp. Since electronic devices are designed to work using . . . keep reading

What is a Programmer?
What is a Programmer? Programmers are problem solvers who use software languages to write instructions that computers use to perform tasks. Since computers work 24 hours a day and with smartphones are in the hands of billions of people around the world, people and organizations are looking for ways to improve work and life using technology. . . . keep reading

What is Artificial Intelligence?
What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a machine to process information and ideas like a human brain. A more scientifically appropriate definition says that artificial intelligence is the ability of a machine to perceive its environment and then act to achieve success. . . . keep reading

What is Javascript?
What is Javascript? Javascript is a computer programming language used by software developers to create applications. Javascript is called a "script" language because it can be used to write lists or "scripts" of instructions that don't need translation into another form before a computer can interpret the instructions. Non-script types of programming languages . . . keep reading

What is a Plug-in and Extension?
What is a Plug-in and Extension? A plug-in is a small computer application that works in cooperation with a larger application. While the term "plug-in" may be used with almost any software, it's most commonly seen by consumers when using a web browser. It's also referred to as an extension since it extends the capabilities of the web browser software. A plug-in's job is to add a function and additional . . . 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

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