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Glide (API)

Glide is a 3D graphics API made by 3dfx Interactive for their Voodoo Graphics 3D accelerator cards. It was proprietary at first, then 3dfx later made it open source. It was only designed to draw graphics, mostly geometry and texture mapping, in d ...

                                               

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence virtual assistant. It is developed by Google. It can be used on many devices, on mobile devices, like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It can also be used in smart home devices. It encompasses a wi ...

                                               

Home directory

In Computing, a home directory is a special directory. Very often, there is one such home directory per user. Some users, which were created by the system and usually do not log in, do not have such a home directory. A home directory is used to s ...

                                               

Instaknow Software

Instaknow is a New Jersey-based organization that offers computer programming and system automation services. This technology integrates business processes and information across internal and external systems of various business organizations. In ...

                                               

IZarc

IZArc is a file archiver for Microsoft Windows developed by Bulgarian programmer Ivan Zahariev. The program is freeware, but not open source. IZarc can open the most commonly used archive formats, like zip, rar, gzip, tar.gz, bzip2, and 7z, and o ...

                                               

Job Control Language

Job Control Language is a name for scripting languages used on IBM mainframe operating systems. It instructs the system on how to run a batch job or start a subsystem. The purpose of JCL is to say which programs to run, using which files or devic ...

                                               

Johnny Castaway

Johnny Castaway is a screensaver released in 1992 by Sierra On-Line/Dynamix. It was under the Screen Antics brand and was said to be "the worlds first story-telling screen saver". A man, Johnny Castaway, is stuck on a very small island with one p ...

                                               

Media player

Media player is a word that describes computer software that can play more than one type of media. Media players can usually play both audio and video files. Microsoft Windows comes with a media player already on it, Windows Media Player. Some ot ...

                                               

Net Nanny

Net Nanny is a Parental control software created by Gordon Ross in 1995 that allows parents to monitor and control their childrens phones, tablets, and PCs.

                                               

Open content

Open Content is when someone creates something and lets others copy it or change it without having to ask for permission. Any media can be open content, from text and pictures to video and sound. When someone creates something like a picture or b ...

                                               

OpenVPN

OpenVPN is a VPN protocol that utilizes an open-source code. This means the source code is openly available for anyone to access and develop. An active community has formed around the OpenVPN project, which has kept it up-to-date and provided reg ...

                                               

PeaZip

PeaZip is an open source, cross-platform, portable data compression, file manager and encryption software, available for Microsoft Windows and Linux. PeaZip created and can open the "Pea" archive format,made by the same corporation of the archive ...

                                               

Pidgin (software)

Pidgin is a instant messaging client that can work on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The software can use most instant messaging protocols, which will let the user log into different instant messaging services from one program. The number of Pidgin ...

                                               

Presentation software

A presentation software is a computer software package used to show information, normally in the form of a slide show. It mostly includes three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and m ...

                                               

Proprietary software

Proprietary software does not let people see or change source code of the computer software. It is the opposite of free software. Proprietary software is usually created by businesses who want to sell their software, but some programs that are fr ...

                                               

Recognition

Recognition, or recognize, is when humans or animals know something about the surrounding objects or beings. For example, an animal might recognize another animal as an enemy or friend, dangerous or harmless. These cognitive acts relate to the be ...

                                               

Siri

Siri is a virtual assistant application built into certain iOS devices. It hears what the user says and responds by web services. At first, Siri was an app in the App Store, but Apple bought the company that owned it, on April 28, 2010. Siri has ...

                                               

Software bug

A software bug is a problem with the code in a computer program which makes it not work properly. They can cause inconvenience to the user and may make their computer crash or freeze. Most computer programs have bugs. A program that has a large n ...

                                               

Software release life cycle

A software release life cycle is the different stages of making a computer program, giving it out to other people, and making sure the computer program works right after it is released.

                                               

Software testing

Software testing takes place during software engineering. It is done before the release to the final audience. Software testing is meant to see how the software works under different conditions. These conditions might be different depending on wh ...

                                               

Steam (service)

Steam is an internet-based digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and social networking program developed and distributed by Valve Corporation. Steam has its own store where the user can purchase video games and other softwa ...

                                               

StyleTap

StyleTap is a Palm OS simulator/compatibility layer/emulator for Windows Mobile/Windows CE, Symbian OS, iOS and Android. It emulates Palm OS 5.2 and earlier. Applications made for Palm OS work just like applications made for the operating system ...

                                               

Trialware

Trialware is one type of shareware.ref> It is software that the user can only use for a short time. Then it expires. If the person wishes to keep using the program, he or she must buy a registration key or password. Trialware may be set up by ...

                                               

Viber

Viber is an application for iOS, Windows Phone and Android OS. It lets users make free phone calls and send free text messages to anyone who has the application installed. Viber works on both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. A version for BlackBerry device ...

                                               

WiFi Map

WiFi Map is a multifunctional utility and travel application that allows users to find free wifi hotspots for fast and secure internet connection. The app offers ability to purchase VPN access as well as eSim data plans on eligible iOS devices. W ...

                                               

Wiki

A wiki is a type of website that lets anyone who can access the wiki create and change its pages. The word is Internet slang. The word wiki is short for WikiWikiWeb. Wikiwiki is a word from the Hawaiian language, meaning "fast" or "speed". Exampl ...

                                               

Yuzu (emulator)

Yuzu, stylized as yuzu, is a free and open-source emulator of the Nintendo Switch. Yuzu was announced to be in development on January 14, 2018, 10 months after the Nintendo Switch came out. It is developed in C++. The emulator is made by the deve ...

                                               

ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm is a software firewall originally developed by Zone Labs, which was acquired in March 2004 by Check Point. It includes an inbound intrusion detection system, as well as the ability to control which programs can create outbound connectio ...

                                               

Typography

Typography is the practical art of arranging how the printed word appears on the page. Typography was born when print was born. Early types were based on the letterforms of scribes, and the letters cut into Trajans Column. Later, gradually, type ...

                                               

Alphanumeric

An alphanumeric code is one made only of letters and numbers. However, humans can make mistakes, so the code is used so as to cut out common mistakes. Letters and numbers can be misread. The letters I, O and Q are similar to the numbers 1 and 0. ...

                                               

At sign

The at-sign is a symbol. It is used in bills, emails and programming. In email, it is used to show a specific domain of an email address. In bills, it used to mean "at a rate of"; for example, "7 widgets £2 = £14". In programming, the at-sign has ...

                                               

Blackletter

Blackletter or Gothic script is an old way to write. Blackletter in writing or print was used in Western Europe from about 1150 to the 17th century. It was used for printing in Germany until the 20th century. Letter shapes in printing were copied ...

                                               

Bracket

Brackets are tall punctuation marks used in matched pairs within text. They are used in mathematics and in literature. They are sometimes used to set apart or interject other parts of the text. They are noted as left/right: the left bracket is ". ...

                                               

Bullet (typography)

Bullet is a kind of typography. It is a symbol or glyph used to introduce the parts of a list. Bullets are used to draw attention to specific information.

                                               

CamelCase

CamelCase is the practice of writing compound words or phrases so that each next word or abbreviation begins with a capital letter. CamelCase usually starts with a capital. When used in a programming language, it usually starts with a lowercase l ...

                                               

Colon (punctuation)

Introduction of a definition, such as A: the first letter in the Latin alphabet Hypernym of a word: a word having a wider meaning than the given one; e.g. vehicle is a hypernym of car Separation of the chapter and the verse numbers indication in ...

                                               

Desktop publishing

Desktop publishing is the creation of documents using page layout software on a personal computer. The term has been used for publishing at all levels, from small-circulation documents such as local newsletters to books, magazines and newspapers. ...

                                               

Ellipsis

An ellipsis is a type of punctuation mark. In writing, it is a row of three points. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word ἔλλειψις. Notice that the three dots are not spaced as full points: they are a separate special typographic sign. Depen ...

                                               

Emphasis (typography)

In typography, emphasis is to strengthen words in a text. Often, this is done by using the font in a different style from the rest of the text. This highlights them. It is rather like changing tone of voice or speaking louder. Methods include cha ...

                                               

Grapheme

A grapheme is a written mark which corresponds to a spoken sound, or a bit of written language. It roughly corresponds to a phoneme in speech. Graphemes include alphabetic letters, typographic ligatures, Chinese characters, numerical digits, punc ...

                                               

Graphic design

Graphic design is a practical art which helps in communication. Visual information is formed in a way that produces a message. This can be done by placing words and pictures in ways that will get the attention of others. People who do graphic des ...

                                               

Initial

In a written or published work, an initial or drop cap is a letter at the beginning of a word, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. The word is comes from the Latin initialis, which means standing at the beginning. ...

                                               

Italic

Italic script and type has a long history. It was based on handwriting. Ludovico Vicentino degli Arrighi 1475–1527 was a papal scribe and type designer in Renaissance Italy. Present day cursive writing style known as "italic" is based upon the st ...

                                               

Kerning

In typography, kerning is changing the space between two letters to make the text easier to read. Usually, this means that letters look equally spaced, and two letters are never too close together or too far apart. If two letters are too close to ...

                                               

Letter

In languages that use an alphabet, for example English, each symbol in the alphabet is a letter. Letters represent sounds when the language is spoken. Some languages do not use letters for writing: Chinese, for example, uses "ideograms". In Engli ...

                                               

Letter case

Letter case is the difference between uppercase/capital letters and lowercase letters for certain writing systems. The name comes from letters on a printing press, where uppercase letters were stored on top of the lowercase letters in a drawer. T ...

                                               

Ligature (typography)

In writing and typography, a ligature is when two or more graphemes are joined as a single glyph. Ligatures usually replace two characters next to each other. The idea comes from handwriting and manuscripts. Example: the common ampersand "&" ...

                                               

Lorem ipsum

Lorem ipsum is a dummy text used to replace text in some areas just for the purpose of an example. It can be used in publishing and graphic design. It is used to demonstrate the graphics elements of a document, such as font, typography, and layout.

                                               

Page layout

Page design has long been a consideration in printed material. It began with early illuminated manuscripts in the hand-copied books of the Middle Ages. Today, modern magazine and catalogue layouts, and other print media consist of type text, imag ...

                                               

Paragraph

A paragraph is a group of words put together to form a group that is usually longer than a sentence. Paragraphs are often made up of several sentences. There are usually between three and eight sentences. Paragraphs can begin with an indentation, ...