Tag Archives: Software

Tick Box

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Unlike the cartoon the tick box is not a container for a dog’s ticks but rather an element or user interface control used in computer programs. Tick boxes are also known as check boxes. A check boxes usually only have two states, checked (ticked) or not checked (not ticked). There are check boxes with a third state, tristate check boxes. This third state indicates that the check box hasn’t been to set to either state (undecided).

Check boxes are generally used to indicate true or false, yes or no or to confirm something. It is commonly used on the internet when a visitor registers on a web site. They are presented with a check box they must tick to confirm that they have read and understood the terms and conditions of the site.

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iTunes

Apple iTunes

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Apple iTunes is a popular software application developed by Apple Inc that manages and plays various types of electronic media from mp3′s to video files. The media is organised in various libraries on the user’s personal computer, iPod, iPad or iPhone.

iTunes allows the user to purchase and download digital media and organize it across various compatible devices.

Apple have also released a iTunes version for Microsoft Windows.

 

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Dropbox

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Dropbox is an internet based service that offers file hosting capabilities. The service allow you to store files on-line and synchronize them to one ore more personal computers. All you have do to use Dropbox, is to register with them and install the synchronisation application on your computer or mobile phone. The installation creates a special Dropbox folder on your hard drive. All files placed in this folder will be synchronised with all your other devices that have the Dropbox software installed. You can also access your Dropbox files on-line by logging on to their website.

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Mobile Games

Mobile Game

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Mobile games are electronic games designed for mobile electronic devices like cellular phones and tablets. The mobile gaming industry has grown rapidly in the last couple of years mainly due to the growth in the mobile device market.

Mobile devices have become powerful enough for mobile games with high quality graphics and physics. Prior to modern day mobile devices and games there were handheld gaming devices that offered a single came on the device, for example Donkey Kong. These devices had limited graphics capabilities and used basic liquid crystal displays.

Modern mobile devices can play various games which can be installed and uninstalled from the device . Most mobile games are downloadable onto the mobile device via the internet. One of the more famous mobile games is Angry Birds by Rovio, which is available for various mobile platforms for example, the iPhone and iPad,  Android phones and tablets and more.

 

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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing is a term used in information technology to describe internet based computing and software services. In computing, cloud is a metaphor for the internet. Cloud computing allows businesses to harness the power of large computer systems and services.

In other words, instead of managing and hosting their computing systems and services on-site within the business domain, businesses can use cloud computing and get these services and systems via the internet.

This means that business systems and resources based on cloud computing can grow with the business needs in a secure and scalable manner.

Here are only some of the companies that offer cloud computing platforms and services:

 

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Firewall

Firewall

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In computing terms, a firewall is either a device or software program designed to block unauthorized access or allow authorized access to computer networks based on a set of configurable rules.

Most modern operating system have built-in software firewalls to protect user computers from malicious attacks from hackers or programs. There are also various third party software and hardware firewall solutions available.

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Stack overflow

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In computer software terms a stack overflow error occurs when the program tries to use more memory than was allocated to it. The call stack is a special type of data structure used to store information about a program’s subroutines.

The web site StackOverflow is useful resource for finding answers to programming related problems and issues.

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Core dump

Core dump, chunky bits!

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In computing terms a core dump refers to the saving of a software program’s working  information stored in the computer’s temporary memory or random access memory (RAM) to a file on the machine when the program terminates abnormally. This unexpected termination of the program is usually called a crash. Core dump is a dated term and is also referred to as a memory dump.

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iPad Patch

iPad Patch

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A patch, in computer terms, is a software program specifically written to improve or fix problems with existing software. Patches can be applied to any type of software for example operating systems, games etc.

The iPad is a popular tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It is a handheld device with a touch sensitive screen. It was mainly designed to run media rich applications like movies, web content , games and books.
Apple iPad Tablet (32GB, Wi-Fi)

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Toolbar

Toolbar

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Toolbars are usually found in graphical user interfaces (GUI) of computer programs. They come in various forms and sizes and are mainly used to provide a quick and simple way of performing common functions or tasks in software programs. The toolbar generally consists of a series of buttons or images. Many software programs make use of toolbars for example your favourite Internet browser usually has a toolbar displayed at the op of the screen. Some toolbars can be docked or displayed vertically or horizontally.

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