Tethering enables your cellular telephone or similar Internet-enabled mobile device to connect other devices such as netbooks, laptops or PDAs to the Internet. Mobile phones that offer tethering typically connect to other devices via Bluetooth or a USB cable in order to provide them with Internet access.
A key advantage of tethering is that it makes it possible for devices to connect to the Internet through a cellular data provider in situations and places where other Internet access options such as Wi-Fi, cable modem, DSL or analog modem aren’t available. Some mobile phone carriers offer tethering at no additional cost, while others either don’t offer it at all or charge additional data rates for tethering.
Short for Texture Element. Like a pixel, a texel is the base unit of a graphic, although texels make up textured graphics – graphics that define the surface of three dimensional objects. The base unit of the surface of a 3D brick wall would be a texel, while a two-dimensional wall would consist of pixels.
Words, sentences, paragraphs. This book, for example, consists of text. Text processing refers to the ability to manipulate words, lines, and pages. Typically, the term text refers to text stored as ASCII codes (that is, without any formatting). Objects that are not text include graphics, numbers (if they’re not stored as ASCII characters), and program […]
- text file
A file that holds text. The term text file is often used as a synonym for ASCII file, a file in which characters are represented by their ASCII codes.
- text from computer
Text from computer is a feature that allows you to send a text message (also called SMS) to a cellular phone or wireless device on a cellular network from an Internet-connected computer using email. To text from computer you need an email account and the full ten-digit phone number of the person you want to […]
- Text Messaging
Sending short text messages to a device such as a cellular phone, PDA or pager. Text messaging is used for messages that are no longer than a few hundred characters. The term is usually applied to messaging that takes place between two or more mobile devices. Compare with SMS and instant messaging.