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Apps Application software is computer software designed to help the user perform a particular task. Typical examples are word processors, spreadsheets, media players and database applications.
Back up To create a duplicate copy on another storage medium for use in case the orginal copy is lost.
Blog web site where you write a diary/journal in a reverse chronological order. People can comment or email it, etc.
BMP(Bit-Map) Oldest format for saving images on a computer. Good for saving a background orwallpaper. A bitmap is characterized by the width and height of the image in pixels and the numberof bits per pixel, which determines the # of colors it can represent.
Bookmarks A collection of URLs that have been saved by using the bookmark function of thebrowser, allowing the user to go to a desired web page again without having to retype its URL; alsoknown as favorites.
Booting up The process of powering on a computer during which it reads instructions stored in ROM to tell it how to start itself up.
Browser A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact withHTML documents hosted by web servers. Popular browsers in the ETC at UW-RF (EducationTechnology Center) are Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, and Safari.
Byte Eight bits (on-off pulses) of data, roughly equal to one alphabetical (A) or numeric (1)character of information.
CD-R (compact disc-recordable)- A type of compact disc on which the user can record (write)data. Once recorded, the data cannot be changed. Each disc is capable of storing approximately600 megabytes of data (text, sound, graphics, animation, or video).
CD-R/W (compact disc/rewritable)- A type of compact disc that allows the user to record manytimes and to change the data stored on the CD. Each disc is capable of storing approximately 600megabytes of data (text, sound, graphics, animation, and/or video).
Clip Art A term that is carried over from the days of manual page layout, but now refers tocollections of prepared artwork that can be inserted into electronic documents.
Cookies They are tiny text files embed on the user's hard drive that internet businesses employedto track their users freely. Now, with the antispyware programs, can delete unwanted cookies.
Kilobyte Approximately 1000 bytes or 1000 characters of data.
Electronic gradebooks Grading tools that let a teacher store and easily average students' grades. ex. Rubistar.
LCD (liquid crystal display)- A display screen made of two sheets of a flexible polarizing materialwith a layer of liquid crystal solution between the two.
Firewall A combination of software and hardware that provides various levels of securitymeasures designed to keep computer hackers out of networks and to keep data safe.
Flashstick or Thumb Drive It is a computer hardware device that stores data. Also known as"memory sticks"; they’re cable of holding large amounts of data (+500 MB) and plugs into the USBport.
Link A connection to another point on the web, either on the same document, on a different page of the site, or on another web site altogether.
GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)A graphics format that is used primarily for animated art,color images, clip art, line art, and gray-scale images.
Gigabyte Approximately one billion bytes of data or characters of data.
Megabyte One million bytes or 1,000,000 characters of data.
Megapixel 1,000,000+ pixels. More pixels mean higher resolution,better quality, as well as a physically larger picture and a file that takes up a large amount of diskstorage space.
MOV The file type of one of the most popular digital video formats; it is known as QuickTime,and the file type is abbreviated as MOV for “movie.”
MP3 (Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3)- An audio compression technology thatprovides high-quality sound in one twelfth of the space that the same sound would take in previousformats of audio files.
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)- The formatting language that is used to determine howthe information presented on web pages will look.
Hyperlink A graphic or segment of text on a web page that contains instructions to link to anotherweb page or a different web site.
Icon A small graphic image that represents one of a GUI’s system options.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)- The agreed-upon standard for high-resolutionimages; pronounced “jay-peg.”
MP4 MPEG-4 is a multimedia container format standard that is most commonly used to storedigital audio and digital video streams.
Open Source Software OSS is computer software for which the source code is made availableunder a copyright license for the public domain.This permits users to use, change, and improve thesoftware, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form.
PDF Files Portable document files that have been saved in Adobe Acrobat format so that thepublication appears exactly as it would look on the printed page, including custom layouts, photos,and other graphics.
Phishing It is usually a two-part scam involving an email and a fraudulent website. Fraudsters sendemails urging customers to click on a link, which directs them to a website requesting confidentialaccount and personal information. Fraudsters can steal money.
Pixel The smallest unit of information in an image. Each pixel represents a portion of the image ina specific color. The term pixel stands for “picture element.”
PICT It is a graphics file format with the change to Mac OS X, PICT was dropped infavor of Portable Document Format (PDF) as the native file format, though PICT is still supportedby all graphics programs that run on Macintosh computers.
PNG (portable network graphics)- It is an extensible file format for the lossless, portable, wellcompressedstorage of images. PNG provides a patent-free replacement for GIF and can alsoreplace many common uses of TIFF.
Podcasting A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone tosubscribe to.
PSD (Photoshop Document)- Allows you to reopen the image and continue work exactly were youleft off. Extremely memory intensive, but it allows you to modify or continually update it at a laterdate. Warning, most browsers will not recognize a PSD.
Resolution/Size Resolution means the quality of the photo that you are taking.
RSS (file format) (Really Simple Syndication) allows Internet users tosubscribe to websites that have provided RSS feeds; these are typically sites that change or addcontent regularly.
Soft copy Data that is still in an electronic form within the computer. Soft copy is volatile; it willdisappear when power to the machine is cut off.
Storyboarding A technique that is used to plan a video sequence by sketching each of the mainplanned image ideas (and script if desired), one per card, to allow to planner to consider therelationships of the video images, sound, and use and positioning of props.
Streaming audio An audio technology for the web that sends audio in a continuous stream or flowto allow the user to listen to the audio as it is received by the browser.
Streaming video A video technology that compresses and plays back digital video that is sent in acontinuous stream, allowing the user to view the video clip while it is being downloaded over theInternet.
SWF The file format (acronym of "Shockwave Flash", pronounced swiff) byAdobe. Intended to be small enough for publication on the web, SWF files can be used for creatinganimated display graphics, menus for DVD movies and television commercials.
TIFF (Tagged-Image File Format)- A file format used for high quality publications because there isno color bleed. High file size, but a great format if you want to publish a picture as a high qualityhardcopy print.
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) The address for a web page (the designation for a specificlocation) on the World Wide Web; the most common type of URL typically begins with http://wwwfollowed by a web site’s domain name.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) any computer you buy today comes with one or moreUSB connectors on the front/back. These connectors allow you to connect anything from mice, toprinters, to digital camera, speakers, telephones, etc. to you computer quickly and easily.
Video Camera A camera that records sound and images on magnetic tape that can be played backby using a VCR. Also called a camcorder (camera and recorder).
Videocassette recorder (VCR) A type of recorder that uses a VHS magnetic tape for recordingmoving images and can also record video as it is being transmitted for delayed playback.Prerecorded tapes can be played in class and stopped for discussion when desired.
WAV File The digital version of analog audio. WAV files maintain the quality of the originalsound, but the file size is often very large.
Web hosting A service by which the user can upload the pages of a web site to the web hostserver, usually via an FTP program, which then makes the site available on the web; such servicescan be free or charge a monthly or annual fee.
WIKI apiece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Webbrowser. It’s can be thought of as a combination of a Web site and a Word document. WIKIsupports hyperlinks and has simple text for creating new page
Wii Remote Sometimes unofficially nicknamed "Wiimote"; Nintendo released this wirelesscontroller in 2006. A main feature of the Wii Remote is its motion sensing capability, which allowsthe user to interact with and manipulate items on screen
Zip drive It is a computer hardware device that stores data. A zip disk drive is somewhat likefloppy disk drive, only that the size of disks inserted into the devices are different and the storagecapacity of a zip is much (+750) larger.
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