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What is a Macro?What is a Macro?
A macro is a set of commands and instructions that grouped together and performed as a single command in a computer program. Macros are usually mentioned when they are used in Microsoft Office programs like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. In these programs, it's possible to perform many functions with a keystroke such as speeding up editing and formatting or automating a series of complex tasks that would take many keystrokes to perform. . . . keep reading

What is an Ad Blocker?What is an Ad Blocker?
An ad blocker is a software application that blocks advertisements from appearing on web pages. Ad blockers are available for desktop web browsers and with Apple's release of version 9.0 of iOS for iPhones and iPads, Apple now allows the installation of ad blocker apps to block ads from appearing when using the built-in Safari web browser. . . . keep reading

What are Stock Photos?What are Stock Photos?
A stock photo is a photo purchased from a photo library for use in a graphic design, publication, website or other publication or reproduction. The photo library is usually an online service that maintains a searchable inventory of photos on a variety of topics and subjects. Stock photos save time and cost compared to a custom photo, so they are . . . keep reading

What are QR Codes? (the ones that ask you to scan them for more information)
Otherwise known as Quick Response codes, a QR code is a graphic image that contains information in the form of black and white squares. QR codes are shaped like a square with a black and white digital pattern that, when scanned, links to a display of information. . . . keep reading

What is Broadband?What is Broadband?
Broadband describes any physical network connection that can carry multiple types of signals at the same time. When referring to broadband, the technologies include coaxial cable, fiber optic cable or Digital Subscriber Line technologies. Broadband technologies have the capacity to carry information and data so video, voice and large amounts of data (like computer files) can move across a single cable at the same time. . . . keep reading