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 attach to popular database products such as dBASE, giving them additional report-generation and graphics capabilities.
The terms add-on and add-in are often, but not always, used synonymously. The term add-in can refer to individual chips you can insert into boards that are already installed in your computer. Add-on, on the other hand, almost always refers to an entire circuit board, cartridge, or program.
- 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.
- Address Bus
A collection of wires connecting the CPU with main memory that is used to identify particular locations (addresses) in main memory. The width of the address bus (that is, the number of wires) determines how many unique memory locations can be addressed. Modern PCs and Macintoshes have as many as 36 address lines, which enables […]