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Computer Engineering II 204

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Accelerometer
Used on a mobile device to ensure that images on the screen are always displayed upright
Android
Mobile operating system developed by Google and based on the Linux system
Android Package Kit
Java-based, compressed packages that contain everything needed to run an app
App
Computer program designed to run on mobile devices
Calibration
Ability of a mobile device to reset for alignment of color and touch capabilities
Closed Source
"Also known as proprietary or vendor-specific software, licensed to others but control is maintained by the original publisher
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Geotracking
Identifying a location by obtaining GPS data
Global Positioning System
Satellite navigation system that provides location and time information
Gyroscope
Allows the detection of the movement of a mobile device in 3D space
iOS
Mobile operating system developed by Apple
Launcher
Their primary purpose is to provide the user a way to "launch" apps
Mobile Payment Service
Allow users to use Near Field Communication (NFC) or barcode scanning to purchase items with their mobile devices
Near Field Communication
(NFC) Barcode scanning
Open Source
Free software that promotes modification and redistribution
Play Store
Source for download of mobile applications for the Android market
Proprietary
Software that is under exclusive rights of the copyright holder
Software Development Kit
Usually consist of a screen replicator, an editor, a compiler, and a linker to put all the program pieces together, used to create app
Virtual Assistant
Apps that allow a user to voice activate and automate many functions of mobile devices
Wi-Fi Calling
The ability to place phone calls across a wireless data network instead of a cellular phone network
Wireless Emergency Alert
System maintained by the FCC for pre-authorized entities to send alerts and are only broadcast to people in the area of the alert
Antivirus
Software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software
Failed Login Restrictions
Mobile device settings that upon a wrong pass code can lock and wipe clean data
Full Device Encryption
When a passcode or biometric authentication is set, the device encrypts all data on the unit
Locator Application
Software used to find a missing mobile device
Multifactor Authentication
The requirement of two or more forms of authentication before access is granted
Personal Identification Number
Numeric password used to gain access to a mobile device
Profile Security Requirements
Rules put in place on corporate owned devices
Remote Backup Application
Software for a mobile device that will allow a user to create a duplicate copy of data in another location
Remote Wipe
The removal of data from a mobile device initiated from another device over a network
Screen Lock
Prevents unauthorized access to mobile device
Trusted App
Apps that come from their respective "stores" are referred to as "Trusted" because they are vetted by a specified approval process
Untrusted App
Have not gone through approval process for device
Capacitive Touch
Uses the electrical properties of a human for moving around on the screen
Field Serviceable
Integrated component in a mobile device that cannot be repaired
Laptop
A computer that is portable and suitable for use while traveling
Multitouch
The ability of the surface of a mobile device to detect the presence of one or more points of contact
Resistive Touch
Touch interface uses two plates of material
Solid State Drive
Drive can withstand a lot more movement than their HDD counterparts, more expensive
Surface Acousitic Wave
(SAW) Makes use of ultrasonic waves for detection, touch screen input that is being replaced
Tablet
A wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen interface
Touch FLO
Mobile device interface that recognizes dragging a finger up the screen and then moving left and right as an access method to common tasks
Touch Interface
Mobile device pointing technology based upon the sense of touch
Upgradeable
To improve the effectiveness or performance of software
Airplane Mode
Used to disable radio transmissions from the device often used during flight
Bluetooth
Wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances through radio waves
Cellular Data
Mobile network covering a circular land area served by a fixed transceiver
Gmail
Google-based email client on mobile devices
International Mobile Equipment Identity
(IMEI) A 15 or 17-digit unique ID that is attached to the device itself
International Mobile Subscriber Identity
(IMSI) A 15-digit unique ID that is usually attached to a SIM card
Internet Message Access Protocol
(IMAP) A message receiving protocol that simply accesses email on a server
Microsoft Exchange
Windows-based email client on mobile devices
Mobile Hotspots
Allow other devices to use your cellular data connection
Pairing
The process of getting two Bluetooth devices to share data
Post Office Protocol v3
(POP3) A message receiving protocol that delivers messages to your device
Preferred Roaming List
(PRL) A list of radio frequencies that can be used in specific geographic areas
Primary Rate Interface
(PRI) Code that determines the connection between the mobile device radio and cellular tower radios
Radio Firmware
The code that determines how a mobile device communicates with surrounding radio devices
Secure Sockets Layer
Encryption used to protect transmission channel
Tethering
Functions similarly to a Mobile Hotspot but is done with a USB or Bluetooth connection to only one device at a time
Virtual Private Network
(VPN) Establishes a private, encrypted tunnel between the mobile device and the remote network
Cloud
Using resources or storage over the Internet
Google Sync
Software to synchronize G Suite mail, contacts, and calendars to mobile devices
HTC Sync Manager
A free application for computer that makes it easy to sync media to and from computer with HTC phone
iTunes
Media player, library, and synchronization software for Apple devices
SideSync
Enables screens, windows, and data to be shared easily
Synchronization
The process of maintaining two distinct copies of data on electronic devices