Short for input/output throttling, a technique used to more efficiently handle memory processing. During low-memory conditions, a system will slow down the processing of I/O memory requests, typically processing one sequence at a time in the order the request was received. I/O throttling slows down a system but typically will prevent the system from crashing.
- I-beam pointer
)A pointer shaped like a capital I used in graphics-based text processing applications. Many desktop publishing systems and word processors use an I-beam pointer to mark blocks of text and move the insertion point. Note that the I-beam pointer is not the same as the selection pointer, which is usually shaped like an arrow.
Short for intraframe, a video compression method used by the MPEG standard. In a motion sequence, individual frames of pictures are grouped together (called a group of pictures, or GOP) and played back so that the viewer registers the video��s spatial motion. Also called a keyframe, an I-frame is a single frame of digital content […]
Short for Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS is defined as computer infrastructure, such as virtualization, being delivered as a service. IaaS is popular in the data center where software and servers are purchased as a fully outsourced service and usually billed on usage and how much of the resource is used – compared to the […]
(1) Refers to any in a family of dot-matrix printers that Apple offers for the Macintosh computer. Laser printers for the Macintosh are called LaserWriters. (2) A means of programming semiconductor devices after they are already mounted on a circuit board. The programmer, designed by Data I/O Corporation, has device-specific algorithms for microcontroller or programmable […]
- InPrivate Browsing
A feature of the Internet Explorer 8 Web browser that lets users surf the Web without browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords being retained by the browser. This is a more private browsing option that, according to Microsoft, leaves no evidence of your browsing or search history. You can […]