Internet Terminology

Internet Service Providers are companies like RCN, Service Electric, and Verizon that provide access to the Internet for your computer. The service provider charges you a fee in return for a software package, username and password that allows you to connect to the Internet. Verizon will enable you to connect with DSL over your current phone line with a modem.
Internet Service Providers

Image Map
An image map is a graphic image defined in terms of x and y coordinates so that a user can click on different areas of the image and be linked to different destinations.  You make an image map by defining each of the sensitive areas in terms of their x and y coordinates (that is, a certain horizontal distance and a certain vertical distance from the left-hand corner of the image).  With each set of coordinates, you specify a URL that users will be linked to when they click on that area.

Internet Explorer
Microsoft's web browser. Like Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer enables you to view web pages. Both browsers support Java and JavaScript. Internet Explorer also supports ActiveX.

An intranet is a private network that is contained within a company or enterprise. The main purpose of an intranet is to share company information and computing resources among employees.

is a tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple inc. An iPad can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions like web-browsing and email correspondence. iPad apps can be installed for functions like games, GPS navigation, social networking and mor.

The iPod is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple inc. There are several types of iPods including the iPod Classic, the iPod Shuffle, the compact iPod Nano, and the touchscreen iPod Touch. Storage capacity of the iPod varies by model from 2 GB to 160 GB for the iPod Classic.

IP Address *
Every computer connected to the Internet has to have an address. This is expressed in two ways: as an IP address in dotted decimal form, e.g.; or by a more memorable machine name, e.g. Each computer has a unique IP address, allowing computers to address the data that they send to the correct computer on the Internet.

iPhone 5
is the fifth generation of Apple's mobile smartphone. The iPhone 5 offers enhancements over previous models. The iPhone 5 offers a larger display size - 4" display verses a 3.5" in previous models. The iPhone 5's 4-inch Retina Display delivers a 1136 x 640 resolution. There also is a faster A6 processor chip, and improved wireless technology. The EarPod earbuds have been completely redesigned and the phone has an 8MP iSight camera with a new Panorama mode.

iPhone App
is a software application that is developed for use on Apple's iOS-powered iPhone devices. iPhone apps are designed to run on Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which powers the iPhone as well as Apple's iPad and iPod Touch devices.

An Integrated Serviced Digital Network allows you to send digital information at speeds of 128Kb over the normal telephone network. Just like a telephone call, you dial the number of the computer you are calling and establish a digital connection. It takes only a few milliseconds and the cost is the same as a normal telephone call.

ISP - Internet Service Provider
A company that provides access to the Internet. For a monthly fee, the service provider gives you a software package, username, password and access phone number. Equipped with a modem, you can then log on to the Internet and browse the World Wide Web and USENET, and send and receive e-mail. In addition to serving individuals, ISPs also serve large companies, providing a direct connection from the company's networks to the Internet. ISPs themselves are connected to one another through Network Access Points (NAPs).

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