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A podcast is digital media in a series of related content that is downloaded by a subscription through web syndication or streamed online onto either a computer or mobile device.

SMTP is the standard protocol for delivering electronic mail over the Internet. Secure SMTP connections are known as SMTPS. Electronic mail servers use the SMTP to send and receive mail messages or e-mail, and in user-level applications the SMTP is use...

Wi-Fi, a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, is not a technical term; however, the Alliance has used the term to describe only a narrow range of connectivity technologies including wireless local are network as well as PAN, LAN, and WAN. "IEEE 802.11", th...

A wiki is simply a website that allows the users to create and edit any number of interlinked web pages through a simplified markup language. They are often powered with wiki software and used to collaborative wiki websites, power community websites, f...

Java, a programming language originally developed by James Gosling, was developed at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995. Much of its syntax is derived from C and C++ but with a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. The applications ar...

The term DSL or ADSL (a higher speed connection) is the technology of delivering an Internet connection over wires using a local telephone network. A filter is used to block high frequency interference, enabling the user to have access to the Internet ...

Image Caption: Phone connector with female socket, used for dial-up Internet access. Credit: Shaddack/Wikipedia Dial-up access is a connection to the Internet using telephone company lines to connect to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The user c...

File transfer protocol (FTP) is the protocol of transferring files from one host to another host usually over the internet. This protocol is normally done by authentication by the user entering a username and password.

A web feed is a data format that provides the user with regularly updated content. It is also sometimes referred to as a news feed or syndicated feed.

Image Credit: Photos.com In computer terms, Post Office Protocol (POP) is a protocol used by e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a server by a TCP/IP connection. Another e-mail retrieving protocol is Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). Basic...

A blog is a written discussion or information posted on a web site over the Internet. The blog is posted with the most recent one first, dealing with any subject or topic within the constraints of the website administrator.

Wireless broadband is a technology that gives users a high speed internet connection or a connection to a computer network covering a wide area without the use of a wired connection.

Instant messaging (IM) is communicating over the internet through the typing of text from one person to another. This is done on a computer or other device connected to the internet by a cable or wireless connection and done in real time.

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser that was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and fully released on December 11, 2008 as a standalone.

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to a device that participates in a computer network that uses the internet for communication, such as a printer or computer.

The top-level domain (TLD) refers to the highest level in the Domain Name System of the internet. It is the last part of the domain name, for example, www.example.com, with .com being the TLD.

A web browser is an application used for retrieving, presenting, and transferring information over the internet.

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributing images, videos, text, and other content for communicating over the worldwide web or internet, through a web browser.

A social networking service is an online service provided to the public for social interaction between families, friends, and also for gaining new friends over the internet. These networks often include such services as e-mail and instant messaging.

A web search engine stores information about web pages that are retrieved from the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). They are retrieved by a web crawler, which is a web browser that follows every link on website.