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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...

Nokia Lumia
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nokia Lumia is a Smartphone first introduced in November 2011 that uses the Windows Phone operating system. The name was established from the word Lumi which means snow in the Finnish language. Nokia partnered with Microsoft in February 2011 and switched to the Windows Operating System (OS) from the declining Symbian platform of their previous phones. The first generation Lumia: The...

Apple iPod
2013-03-23 00:00:00

The iPod is designed and marketed by Apple Inc., first released on November 10, 2001. It is a portable media player with four current versions, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, and the iPod Classic. It not only can play music, it also can be used as an external data storage device. Depending on the model, storage ranges from 2 GB for the iPod Shuffle up to 160 GB for the iPod classic, all...

Apple iPad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed by Apple Inc., that uses Apple’s iOS operating system. The user interface of this device is a touch screen with a virtual keyboard and built in Wi-Fi, with some models having cellular connectivity. The iPad can take pictures, videos, play music, browse the internet, along with having GPS, gaming, and social networking capabilities. Over a...

Search Engine
2013-01-22 15:20:59

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 a website. Meta tags are used to extract words from titles, headers, page content, or special fields. Data about the web page is stored in an index database for later inquiries. This data can...

Cloud Computing
2013-01-20 13:45:48

Cloud computing is a term for using resources like hardware and software that are delivered as a service over the internet. The name stems from the use of a cloud shaped symbol for the complex infrastructure that is contained in the system diagrams. A user’s data, software and computation are entrusted to the cloud computing remote services. Types of public cloud computing are as follows:...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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