A cellular telephone that’s capable of connecting to the Internet through a Wi-Fi network or hotspot is frequently referred to as a Wi-Fi phone. Wi-Fi mobile phones enable a person to make calls, send and receive text messages, receive voicemail and access the Internet when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
A second category of Wi-Fi phones lacks cellular telephone capabilities and essentially operates as VoIP over a Wi-Fi network, utilizing Voice over Wi-Fi, or Voice over WLAN, technology to make voice calls.
See “The Difference Between VoIP and PSTN Systems” in the Did You Know… section of
) (pronounced wee-moat) The wireless, remote-control-style controller for Nintendo’s next generation games console, the Nintendo Wii.
(n.) A collaborative Web site comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog, typically authored […]
- wildcard character
A special symbol that stands for one or more characters. Many operating systems and applications support wildcards for identifying files and directories. This enables you to select multiple files with a single specification. For example, in DOS and Windows, the asterisk (*) is a wild card that stands for any combination of letters. The file […]
Win.com is the executable file responsible for Windows start-up. It runs after the autoexec.bat file is processed, and it accesses the VMM32.vxd file. In a Windows 3.x environment, the win.com file is executed by typing “win” in the DOS prompt. In version 9x OSs, win.com runs automatically.
(1) An enclosed, rectangular area on a display screen. Most modern operating systems and applications have graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that let you divide your display into several windows. Within each window, you can run a different program or display different data. Windows are particularly valuable in multitasking environments , which allow you to execute […]