We live in a changing world dominated by technology with a concentration in IT and mechanical advancement thus there are a lot of terms and lingua we must familiarize ourselves with to keep abreast of current affairs. The Computer and the internet are clearly the most recognized mechanical innovation in the world. This innovation comes with many terms and this article will help you familiarize yourself with the popular and common terms you are likely to come across when trying to understand the tech world we now live in.
A bit is the smallest unit of estimation in digital communication and 1 byte equal to 8 bits.
Booting simply means to start up or initialize a computer system. In windows Operating System, the shortcut of pressing the CTRL, ALT, and DELL at the same time is used.
Broadband is an expansive data transmission where a single wire can convey more than one sort of signal at a time. It can transmit things like picture, video, etc. Cable TV such as HBO is a perfect example of the use of broadband transmission.
In its most basic form, a program is an executable list of instruction that tells the computer what to do. There are different sort of programs: web programs (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.) Programming Languages (PASCAL, FORTRAN, etc.)
The Computer Aided Design that allows users to design and create 2D and 3D outlines and used by Architects, Engineers, Industrial designers, etc.
This refers to all crimes committed using a computer and internet connectivity. It includes but not limited to spreading malware, hacking, financial theft, child pornography, etc.
The electronic mail consists of all digital messages sent and received over the web. Examples are Yahoo mail, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.
Firewall is a security framework that serves as your PC shield, protecting your computer or network from untrusted incoming and outgoing traffic. An example here is the preinstalled Microsoft windows defender for Windows OS or Smart Manager for Samsung Mobile Phones.
The Graphic Interchange Format is an image format that compresses a single image into a bitmap format without losing its visual quality.
Malware is a malicious software used to infect your computer or mobile device. It has expanded to infect a host computer or network and steal information from the network. It can in the form of viruses downloaded over the internet, ransomware from encrypted folders, Trojan horse, etc.