The ITU standard for analog to digital audio data conversion using PCM coding and companding. The A-Law technique is used throughout Europe and has a more constant “signal-to-quantizing” noise ratio than its North American counterpart, u-Law.
- A-List blogger
A term used to describe a group of elite bloggers who post daily on their blogs and receive a huge number of links back to the blog they write. The defining element of an A-List blogger is the size of the blog’s readership (e.g. its traffic). See “The History of Blogging” in the Quick Reference […]
Pronounced ox, Apple’s version of UNIX, which runs on some versions of the Macintosh.
Pronounced A plus, a certification developed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to validate vendor-neutral skills for entry-level computer technicians. Holders of the A+ certification have been trained in installing, repairing, troubleshooting, maintaining, customizing and operating PCs. There are two different exams one must take in order to receive A+ certification: core competency — […]
- Access Level
In computer BIOS settings for Intel desktop boards, Access Level is a maintenance option that displays the current user’s access level. See “BIOS Beep Codes” in the Quick Reference section of
A serial communications protocol developed by Philips Semiconductors and Digital Equipment (DEC) in 1985 for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. Access.bus is designed for hassle-free installation and configuration of relatively low-speed devices, such as keyboards, monitors, and printers. Access.bus uses a bus topology, which enables it to support up to 125 devices. A competing […]