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the iPad Pro

The Apple iPad Pro is a larger version of the original Apple iPad that the company announced on September 9th, 2015, with retail availability expected later in November of the same year. While the original iPad’s screen measured 9.7 inches, the iPad Pro is a 12.9-inch tablet with 2,732 x 2,048 pixel resolution that is […]

Taptic Engine

A combination of “tap” and “haptic feedback,” taptic engine is a name Apple created for its technology that provides tactile sensations in the form of vibrations to users of Apple devices like the Apple Watch, iPhones, iPads, and MacBook laptops. Apple debuted its taptic engine technology along with the Force Touch feature in the 2015 […]

Transaction Authority Markup Language

Shortened as XAML. XAML is a vendor-neutral standard developed jointly by Bowstreet, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and Sun that is used to coordinate and process online business transactions. Based on XML, XAML uses a set of XML message formats and interaction models that Web services can use to provide business-level transactions that span multiple parties across […]


(tī´pō-skwot´´ting) slang. Purchasing a domain name that is a variation on a popular domain name with the expectation that the site will get traffic off of the original sight because of a user’s misspelling of the name. For example, registering the domain names or in the hopes that someone making a typo will […]


)A design for a set of characters. Popular typefaces include Times Roman, Helvetica, and Courier. The typeface represents one aspect of a font. The font also includes such characteristics as size, weight, italics, and so on. There are two general categories of typefaces: serif and sans serif. Sans serif typefaces are composed of simple lines, […]


(adj.) Code that accesses only the memory locations it is authorized to access, and only in well-defined, allowable ways. Type-safe code cannot perform an operation on an object that is invalid for that object. The C# and VB.NET language compilers always produce type-safe code, which is verified to be type-safe during JIT compilation.


(1) v. To enter characters by pressing keys on the keyboard. (2) n. In DOS, OS/2, and many other operating systems, the TYPE command causes a fileto appear on the display screen. (3) Short for data type.

two-phase commit

A feature of transaction processing systems that enables databases to be returned to the pre-transaction state if some error condition occurs. A single transaction can update many different databases. The two-phase commit strategy is designed to ensure that either all the databases are updated or none of them, so that the databases remain synchronized. Database […]


Refers to client/server architectures in which the user interface runs on the client and the database is stored on the server. The actual application logic can run on either the client or the server. A newer client/server architecture, called a three-tier architecture introduces a middle tier for the application logic.

Twisted-Pair Cable

A type of cable that consists of two independently insulated wires twisted around one another. The use of two wires twisted together helps to reduce crosstalk and electromagnetic induction. While twisted-pair cable is used by older telephone networks and is the least expensive type of local-area network (LAN) cable, most networks contain some twisted-pair cabling […]

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