Tech Term Glossary

Tech Term Glossary

Technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with the latest hi-tech lingo.
No need to ask your kids or grandkids what it all means, we have expert

Jessica Foust, with TopTenREVIEWS, gets you up to speed on the latest hi-
tech terminology.

1. Cloud: Files, resources and applications are available on the Internet.

a. What it means for you: You can store your photos or movies on the
Internet. Making them accessible anywhere at any time as long as you’re
using an Internet -connected device.

2. Mango vs. Lion vs. Honeycomb vs. Ice Cream Sandwich: Operating
System lingo. What OS does your phone or tablet run and how does it work?

a. Mango: Windows Phone 7.5 Mobile OS

b. Honeycomb: Android 3.0 mobile OS, optimized for tablets

c. Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 2.4 mobile OS

3. Ultrabook: A laptop that is lightweight, thin, sexy and could be a tablet
if it didn’t have a keyboard.

a. Examples of this are the MacBook Air and the Acer Aspire S3. These are
not netbooks however, because ultrabooks have more processing power,
RAM, larger screens, and better storage options.

4. Thunderbolt: A technology that will make wicked fast connections with
your computer’s peripherals.

a. What it means for you? The lag waiting for files to transfer quickens its
pace. For example it allows you to transfer movies in less than 30 seconds.

5. Mobile Hotspot: Portable 3G or 4G device or application that uses a Wi-
Fi router to connect up to 5 devices to the Internet.

a. What it means for you: Enables any Internet-connected device to
connect to the Internet using your smartphone. So it lets you to browse the
internet on your tablet, laptop or the many other gadgets you may own while
away from your home Wi-Fi network.

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