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Post Office Protocol POP - POP3
2013-02-17 09:30:50

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). Basically all modem e-mail clients and servers use and support both protocols. The POP protocol has several versions with POP3 as the current version....

Blog
2013-02-17 09:13:14

Image Credit: Photos.com A blog is a written discussion or information posted on a website 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. Before 2009 most blogs were written by an individual or small group of people. Today, most websites use multi-author blogs (MABs) where a large...

Instant Messaging
2013-02-16 10:10:10

Image Credit: Photos.com 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. It is text communication done specifically between users by a contact list, buddy list, or a friend list, whereas online chat is...

BlackBerry Torch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Torch is a line of smartphones produced by Research In Motion (RIM); models are the Torch 9800, 9810, 9850, and the 9860, all using the BlackBerry OS. The Torch has been hailed as the best BlackBerry ever, but still lags behind in the smartphone industry. The Torch as compared to other Blackberry phones has many improvements such as, a better user interface, improved browser, and...

BlackBerry Storm
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Storm is developed by Research In Motion (RIM). It is a touchscreen smartphone with a virtual keyboard and comes in the 9500 and 9530 series. This phone has a feature called SurePress, which enables the screen to press down like a button to provide physical feedback. The Storm 9500 has a disabled CDMA module to allow for use outside North America, but it has only frequency...

Web Browser
2013-01-30 14:59:51

A web browser is an application used for retrieving, presenting, and transferring information over the Internet. Information is gathered by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), which can be a web page, an image, a video, or any other type of content viewed on the browser. The most widely used web browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. The...

Hypertext Transfer Protocol HTTP
2013-01-30 14:36:19

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributing images, videos, text, and other content for communicating over the worldwide web (Internet), through a web browser. The HTTP is a request to a server in the form of text and the response from the server will be in the form of a web page, usually a website, with the content containing the information requested....

Apple iPhone
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Apple iPhone is a line of smartphones using Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Up until mid-2010 it was known as the iPhone OS. It is able to take photos, play games, play music, browse the web, send and receive e-mails, is GPS capable, can send text messages and has a visual voicemail function. Video was not introduced until the iPhone 3GS. There are currently over a million apps...

Social Networking Service
2013-01-27 09:02:30

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. Social networks are found worldwide and used by half of the world’s population in some form or another. In 2011 a survey revealed 47 percent...

BlackBerry Curve
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry Curve is a smartphone manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM); introduced on May 3, 2007, with the Curve 8300 series. It had robust multimedia features with a high resolution camera. Five models were introduced, the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, and 8350i. In early 2009 the Curve 8900 and 8500 series were introduced and in the next few years three more models were released, the...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.