What is Cloud Computing?

| April 3, 2008

A web application is a computer program that you access over the Internet. Some of the first ones to gain widespread use were web mail services like Hotmail (now part of Windows Live) and Yahoo Mail. Other popular examples are shopping sites, blogs, forums, and instant messaging. You can also put active content on your [...]

Audio and Video Compression

| April 1, 2008

Data compression is a function performed by computers to decrease the size of a data file, while controlling the amount of information that gets lost. The purpose of data compression is to reduce the amount of space required to store the file and to reduce the bandwidth required to transfer the file. With audio files, [...]

What is Data Compression?

| April 1, 2008

Data compression, or file compression, is a function performed by computers to decrease the size of a data file, while controlling the amount of information that gets lost. The purpose of data compression is to reduce the amount of space required to store the file on a hard disk, memory card, or optical disk, and [...]

How to you Convert to Digital Media

| March 2, 2008

Most of today’s consumer electronic products now record everything in digital format. Digital cameras have replaced almost all film snapshot cameras. Video cameras now record on a hard drive or directly to memory cards or mini-DVDs. Telephone answering machines have been digital (replacing the analog cassette tapes) for quite awhile now. Digital video recorders (DVR) [...]

What is Digital Media?

| March 1, 2008

Digital media refers to any type of media — words, pictures, audio, or video — which is stored on a computer, digital device, or optical media. As discussed in the article, Digital Bits and Bytes, everything on a computer is stored as a series of numeric bits. In other words, to the computer, there is [...]

Ware, oh Ware

| February 9, 2008

Also read about Hardware and Software. Firmware Once the ware terminology was established in computer science, other forms of the word have come into usage. Between hardware and software comes firmware. Firmware is the term used to describe the software which is embedded onto the circuits of hardware. Unlike normal software, users have no control [...]

Adware or Spyware?

| February 8, 2008

Also read about Hardware, Software, and other Ware. Adware Adware is a type of software that is part of some other software application, designed to display advertisements via the Web. In most cases, the adware is included in free software packages to offset the costs to the program developer. In other words, you get the [...]

What is Ripping and Burning?

| January 5, 2008

Rip a Disk Rip is the slang term for the process of copying digital data from a CD or DVD onto a computer. The word rip comes from the idea of ripping, or peeling, the data from a disc, which is not what really happens. Ripping a disk simply copies the data. It does not [...]

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