What Are Mobile Apps?

A mobile application (shortened to app) is a software application that is designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices. Usually they are available through application distribution platforms such as the App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World. These are typically run by the owner of the mobile…

What Are Good Sources of Tech News?

With the plethora of news sources at our fingertips today, it can be hard to differentiate the reliable news from the not-so reliable. Without working knowledge of an industry, it can be hard to tell who knows what they’re talking about and who is uneducated and might lead you astray. Given that technology is such…

Types of Computers

The term computer can apply to just about any device that has a microprocessor in it, though many people think of a computer as a device that receives input from the user through a mouse or keyboard, processes it, and produces a result on a screen. In fact, there are many types of computers. One…

Popular Websites

Though there are tens of millions of websites available on the World Wide Web, most people spend their time on just a handful of very popular ones. According to an Internet analytics company, Americans spend most of their online time on Facebook, with a total of 10.8% of their online time. Another 10% of time…

How Is Software Developed?

Software can be developed via several different approaches, largely depending on personal preference. Some developers prefer to take a structured, engineering based approach, while others take incremental approaches, developing their software piece by piece rather than all at once. While there are differences in preferences, most methodologies share some combination of steps in the development…

History of Computers

Just about everyone today uses computers in one form or another but do you really know what a computer is? The dictionary definition is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Conventionally, a computer consists of at least one processing element, usually a…

Great Gadgets for Windows 7

Sure, Windows 7 gadgets can give you a pretty interface for your clock or newsfeed, but they can also do a whole lot more than that. Many gadgets exist for system monitoring tools that constantly update data about system resources such as CPU, memory, hard drive, and network usage. It can be difficult to determine…

Differences Between Gadgets and Widgets

The internet introduces new words and phrases all the time and it can be difficult to try to keep up with what the new terminology means. Sometimes the words even lack any true definition that people can agree on. For those who are trying to get a grasp for things on the internet and how…