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Emoticon
The use of icons or text to portray mood or facial expression, e.g. :) when happy and :( when sad.
User interface
The way in which a user interacts with a system such as a computer or mobile phone, e.g. keypad, screens, menu and icons.
Third generation (3G)
Third-generation wireless communication allows high-speed wireless data transfer.
Home page
This is the first screen of an interactive digital product. It usually has some sort of introduction to the product and a table of contents.
VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
This technology is used to make telephone calls via the Internet, usually at a cheaper cost.
Blu-ray
A disk that enables the recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video and the storing of large amounts of data. It has more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25 GB on a single-layer disk and 50 GB on a dual-layer disk.
Conditional formatting
A feature you can use to highlight values automatically. The colour can be made to change according to the value displayed. For example, you can use red to highlight negative values.
Phishing
A form of Internet fraud that aims to steal valuable information such as credit card details, usernames and passwords.
Function
A formula used in a calculation, such as IF or SUM.
Broadband
A high-speed connection to the Internet.
Relational database
A database that uses more than one table. Tables are linked together by common data items, such as ID number, known as keys.
Audience profile
A description of the people your products are aimed at. It could include their age, the language they speak, their special needs, or any other characteristics relevant to the scenario you are given.
Router
A device that forwards data packets between computer networks - often provides internet access to networked devices
Sat nav
A device, usually used in a car, that gives directions based on information received from a series of satellites.
E-card (electronic card)
A digital greetings card or postcard created and sent to someone via the Web.
Smart TV
A TV with internet connectivity for online interactive media and on-demand film and game streaming
PIN
A type of password applied to a credit or debit card.
Wiki
A type of website that encourages collaboration by allowing users to add, edit and remove content.
Hotspot
A venue that offers a WiFi Internet connection. Many are located in hotels and restaurants and lots of them are free.
Remotely
Access from a different location.
Open source software
Software that is available to download free of charge, e.g. OpenOffice.org, which is a suite of applications.
Malware
Software that is designed to cause problems for users.
Hacker
Someone who gains unauthorised access to a computer in order to obtain data stored on it.
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Test buddy
Someone who provides feedback on the digital products that are being developed. They tell the developer what is good about the product and what should be improved
Secondary Storage
Storing data on another device, such as a CD or USB pen.
Hotspot
A venue that offers a WiFi Internet connection. Many are located in hotels and restaurants and lots of them are free.
Streaming
Content is sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. When streaming video, a web user does not have to wait to download a file
Trojan
A program that appears legitimate but which performs some harmful activity when it is run. It may be used to locate password information, or make the system more
Smart TV
A TV with internet connectivity for online interactive media and on-demand film and game streaming
vpn
virtual private network, an arrangement whereby a secure, apparently private network is achieved using encryption over a public network, typically the Internet.
Hotspot
A venue that offers a wifi internet connection. Many are located in hotels and restaurants and lots of them are free
Bluetooth
Wirelessly sends files from one phone to another using radio waves
Adware
software that automatically displays or downloads advertising materialsl
Latency
The time in milliseconds between a bit leaving one device and arriving at another
Spyware
software that collects login details
Legend
A key that explains the patterns or colours that represent the different data series or categories in a chart.
Hyperlink
A link in a document to a Web page or to another document.
Viral marketing
A marketing strategy that encourages people to pass on a marketing message to their friends. It uses interesting and entertaining content that people will want to share.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
A method of encrypting data to provide security for communications over networks such as the Internet. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a later version of SSL.
Microchip
A miniature electronic circuit used to control computers and most other electronic devices.
Protocol
A set of rules used by computers to communicate with each other across a network. Without protocols, computers would not be able to communicate effectively.
Spreadsheet Model
A simulation of a real-life situation. For example, a spreadsheet model might be used to help plan an event like a school trip or concert. the organisers could use a model to help them decide how much they need to charge to cover their costs.
Dongle
A small piece of hardware that connects to a computer and has uses including data storage and picking up Bluetooth and 3Gsignals. A dongle may be portable like a USB pen.
Netbook
A small portable laptop designed for wireless communication and access to the internet.
Browser
A software application for retrieving, presenting and navigating information resources on the World Wide Web.
Geotag
To attach the exact geographical coordinates of longitude and latitude to a digital image, giving the location of where it was taken.
multitask
To perform more than one task at the same time.
Upload
Transfer a file from your computer to a central computer, e.g. your ISP.
Download
Transfer of a file, e.g. a video, from a central computer to your computer.
Fraud
Tricking someone for personal gain or to damage them.
IP (Internet Protocol) address
The personal address of your computer (just like your home address), so that servers know where to send the information you have requested.
Hardware
The physical parts of a computer system, e.g. the CPU and the devices connected to it.
High Definition
The picture on a TV screen is made of lines of pixels. In a conventional TV there are 625 lines, which are refreshed 25 times per second. HD has either 720 or 1080 lines, so it produces a clearer sharper picture
Disaster Recovery
The policies and procedures that a company or organization has in place so it can carry on with normal business after a disaster, such as a major ICT failure, a fire, etc.
Verification
The process of checking that the data entered is accurate. The data could be valid but still inaccurate, e.g. someone could enter their age as 81 when they are really 18.
Data
facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
TB
The terabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. A TB is 1000 GB.
Compatible
The ability of a device to communicate and share information with another device
Real time
The actual time during which something takes place, without noticeable delays.
Bandwidth
The amount of data that can fit through an Internet connection. You can compare it to a ten-lane motorway which can fit more cars on it than a four-lane motorway.

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