Jargon Buster


Jargon Buster

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology intended to replace cables. It allows short-range connections between 2 or more Bluetooth-compatible devices.

Browser

A software program that allows you to surf the web. Popular web browsers include Chrome & Microsoft Edge.

Cookie

A piece of code or data created by a web server & stored on a user's computer. It is used to keep track of the user's usage patterns and preferences.

Central Processing Unit

The CPU is the brains behind your computer. It is responsible for performing calculations & tasks. The higher the speed of a CPU, the faster it undertakes the calculations & tasks.

Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

The physical place where a computer stores information, applications & files. The bigger the more data it can store.

Random Access Memory (RAM)

RAM stores information used by programs. Generally, the larger your computer's RAM, the more programs it can run at once without slowing down.

Virus

A virus is a piece of programming code inserted into other programming to cause damage.