The Jargon Buster

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What the Hell does that mean!

32bit

Means - A measure of how much information a computer can process. Usually associated with older computer systems (works fine though!)

Alternative - a very large spanner set

4K

Latest video resolution. This one is as least 3840 x 2160 pixels

64bit

Means - Process measurement, just like 32bit but works but can deal with information in larger chunks

Alternative - a really really big spanner set

AMOLED

Means - Stands for - Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode. This is an alternative technology for creating flat panel displays. Usually used in Smartphones, tablets Smartwatches and Tablets. Not to be confused with something that grows in dark damp corners!

App Launcher

Means - an App (small program)  which changes how your main screen looks on your android device. Especially used for opening and managing Apps, not what you do with an phone or device which has made you angry and fired from a catapult

APTX

A Codec ( small program) which squashes down audio stuff so it can be transmitted using Bluetooth without loosing quality

Bandwidth

Means - A measurement of how much information can be shoved through a connection at any one time

Alternative- A measurement of sticker plaster or sweat band used to look cool in the 1970's

BIOS

Means - Basic Input Output System. This is a piece of software built into your Computer that connects all the vital pieces together. You can see it for a few seconds when your computer first starts

Cache

Means - A temporary space in the computer or device for storing information

Cookie

A small text file stored on your computer by a website. Also, small type biscuit comes in different flavours.

CPU

Means - Central Processing Unit. Another term for a computer processor ( The main brain at the centre of your PC)

Defrag

Means - To re-organise the data stored on your hard drive.

dpi

Means - dots per inch. A measurement used to judge the quality when it comes to printing something, usually a picture

Driver

Means - a file that tells windows how to work with another device. So you'll have drivers for a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

Alternative - a little hairy guy who drives a taxi or car or van. Soon to become extinct as "Autonomous vehicles" come into existence

EPUB

Means - A file format popular with many E-book readers

Not to be confused as an online place to drink beer

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