Do you often read the news, listen to the radio or hear general chit chat, and wonder “what is this lingo?”
YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
Tech Terms are now common expressions in day to day conversations.
Don’t fret… we’ve got you covered!
Bluetooth – Bluetooth refers to wireless technology which enables communication (talking) between devices. The devices must be Bluetooth compatible, and it is used for short-range connections. Commonly used for computers to talk to your keyboard or mice wirelessly, or the handsfree kit in your car to talk to your mobile wirelessly.
Cloud – The Cloud is not a physical thing. Cloud refers to a network of servers, that live someone in the world.
When you use Cloud, your information is not stored on your device, and is stored on one of the servers around the world.
Benefits of the cloud include backup of your information and allows you to access your information where ever you are, and on any device!
OS – OS stands for Operating System, on a device. For example: Windows 8,7,Vista or MAC . On smartphones and tablets – the operating system may be: Apple, Android or Windows
PDF – PDF stands for Portable Document Format, and is a file format used to present documents so that it doesn’t matter what software, device or operating system the reader has. Designed to ease the sharing of documents between different computers and systems, and the file cannot be modified.
It’s a good way to send documents to people when you don’t want them to make changes!
URL – A URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, and is the unique address to access files on the internet. The most common way to access a website is to enter the URL of the website eg. www.www.readytechgo.com.au
There are no spaces in URL’s, and it should be typed in lowercase.
WiFi – WiFi allows you to connect to the internet wirelessly. WiFi works in a range or area, so when you leave the WiFi are, you won’t have WiFi connection anymore.
Areas that are enabled with WiFi connectivity are known as Hot Spots. You can create your own personal Hot Spot via a smartphone which is connected to the internet.
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