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What is a Password Locker?What is a Password Locker?
A password locker is a software program or website that stores and remembers your passwords for you. You only need to remember one password to unlock the password locker, and you will have access to all your passwords for websites that you use. . . . keep reading

What is STEM Education?What is STEM Education?
STEM Education is an educational initiative that focuses on the integration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in education. The STEM education program uses these disciplines to teach students how to use and communicate critical thinking skills in integrated ways. . . . keep reading

What is Autosave?What is Autosave?
Autosave is a software function in any program or application that saves an in-progress file automatically in order to prevent accidental data loss. One place you may have seen auto-save is in Microsoft Office applications, such as Microsoft Word, but the function is also used on other computers, applications and in web applications such as Google Docs among others. . . . 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