(1) A component you can add to a computer or other device to increase its capabilities. Add-ins can increase memory or add graphics or communications capabilities to a computer. They can come in the form of expansion boards, cartridges, or chips. The term add-in is often used instead of add-on for chips you add to a board that is already installed in a computer. In contrast, add-on almost always refers to an entire circuit board.
(2) A software program that extends the capabilities of larger programs. For example, there are many Excel add-ins designed to complement the basic functionality offered by Excel. In the Windows environment, add-ins are becoming increasingly common thanks to OLE 2.0.
(3) In Windows Home Server, add-in refers specifically to the supplemental programs that users can install to extend the capabilities of the Windows Home Server program. Most add-ins are third party or community developed.
Refers to a product designed to complement another product. For example, there are numerous add-on boards available that you can plug into a personal computer to give it additional capabilities. Another term for add-on board is expansion board. Add-on products are also available for software applications. For example, there are add-on report generation programs that […]
- add-on manager
In Internet-enabled applications and services, an add-on manager is the term used to describe the management tab or section in application that stores information about installed add-ons (products designed to complement another product). An add-on manager can be accessed by the application user to set preferences and options for using add-ons. Some common applications that […]
- added value
The value that is added to any product or service as the result of a particular process. For example, VARs add value to systems through the loading of applications or proprietary software onto computers and ASPs add value to the services they provide.
(1) A location of data, usually in main memory or on a disk. You can think of computer memory as an array of storage boxes, each of which is one byte in length. Each box has an address (a unique number) assigned to it. By specifying a memory address, programmers can access a particular byte […]
- address bar spoofing
A result of malicious software where a user’s browser address bar is altered to force the browser to display Web pages as chosen by the attacker. Address bar spoofing is done by running a script that removes the browser’s address bar and replaces it with a fake one.