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brush up on your tech glossary

Not that you need it, as you use these terms almost daily; but here are some frequently encountered technology terms, and what they mean.

1080p Of the common types of high-definition videos, this is the popular one: 1920x1080 pixels.

Video with a resolution of at least 3840x2160pixels.
64-bit A technology that processes information in larger chunks. Most modern computers are 64 bit.
720p  A common resolution of high-definition video: 1280x720 pixels.

A program that adds extra features to your browser.
Airplane Mode Phones and tablets in this mode disable all radio communication (GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) so they are safe to use on aircrafts.

A measure of how much information can be transferred through a connection at one time.
Comparing software and products with an accepted standard.

A version of software that's being tested. Beta versions are often released so problems can be ironed out.
BIOS Basic Input-Output System. Essential software built int…