A Web site that is a replica of an already existing site, used to reduce network traffic (hits on a server) or improve the availability of the original site. Mirror sites are useful when the original site generates too much traffic for a single server to support.
Mirror sites also increase the speed with which files or Web sites can be accessed: users can download files more quickly from a server that is geographically closer to them. For example, if a busy New York-based Web site sets up a mirror site in England, users in Europe can access the mirror site faster than the original site in New York.
Sites such as Netscape that offer copies or updates of popular software often set up mirror sites to handle the large demand that a single site may not be able to handle.
Short for mouse-look, the term mlook is derived from the command line used in some FPS games which allow the gamer to look around a 3-D game environment as a person would. The movement is done by moving the mouse around – and the results in the game are the equivalent of the game character […]
- Mobile Application
Also called mobile apps, it is a term used to describe Internet applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile applications usually help users by connecting them to Internet services more commonly accessed on desktop or notebook computers, or help them by making it easier to use the Internet on their portable devices. […]
- mobile commerce
Same as m-commerce.
- mobile instant messaging
A mobile phone messaging service that enables the user to use special versions of instant messaging clients through their mobile device, rather than desktop PC.
- Mobile Operating System
A mobile operating system, also called a mobile OS, is an operating system that is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices. The mobile operating system is the software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, can run on mobile […]