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.
- text mode
A video mode in which a display screen is divided into rows and columns of boxes. Each box can contain one character. Text mode is also called character mode. All video standards for the PC, including VGA, support a text mode that divides the screen into 25 rows and 80 columns. In addition to text […]
- Text Wrap
Text wrap is a feature supported by many word processors that enables you to surround a picture or diagram with text. The text wraps around the graphic. Text wrap in HTML is most fequently used to describe wrapping of text around an image in the HTML code. This is done by adding align=”left” or align=”right” […]
In 3D graphics, the digital representation of the surface of an object. In addition to two-dimensional qualities, such as color and brightness, a texture is also encoded with three-dimensional properties, such as how transparent and reflective the object is. Once a texture has been defined, it can be wrapped around any 3-dimensional object. This is […]
- thermal compound
A thick substance that, in computer systems, is often used between the CPU core and surface of the heatsink to assist in the quick transferal of heat. Common thermal compound applications are found in micro-electronic, automotive, power generation and other performance-intensive markets. Thermal compound may also be called thermal grease.
- thermal printer
A printer that uses heat to transfer an impression onto paper. There are two kinds of thermal printers: thermal wax transfer: a printer that adheres a wax-based ink onto paper. A thermal printhead melts wax-based ink from the transfer ribbon onto the paper. When cool, the wax is permanent. This type of thermal printer uses […]