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Friday, February 19, 2016

Tech Buzzwords

So, just what is the "Cloud" and/or "Cloud Computing?"  PC magazine has a great article posted from April 2015 about this:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp


What's an app?

Well, I really like the explanation of this from an article back in 2011 from Small Business Trends:

http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

but, if you want something more techie try this:

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/3

But the most straight forward definition of an app is, "a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfill a particular purpose; an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device."


But the truly big tech buzzword these days is IoT or the Internet of Things.  I bet you thought I was going to list Virtual Reality (VR) or Net Neutrality, although since IoT is basically "the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity—that enables these objects to collect and exchange data," then VR and Net Neutrality are directly and indirectly a part of IoT.

So, now that your refrigerator can send you messages when you're low on milk, your tech wearables can let you - and perhaps your doctor - know if you're having a medical crisis, and your mobile app alerts you to traffic accidents and bad weather, you are benefiting (or not) from the IoT.


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