Short for Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointing device, the type of user interface made famous by the Macintosh computer and later imitated by the Windows operating systems. Most people now use the term GUI (graphical user interface) to refer to this type of interface, but it’s important to note that when the first GUIs were invented in the 1970s, WIMP was just one possible variation. In those days, it was called a WIMP GUI.
- WIPO treaties
International treaties, signed in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1996, designed to bring uniformity to international copyright law. The purpose of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among states and, where appropriate, in collaboration with any other international organization, and to ensure administrative cooperation […]
Short for wireless ISP, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that offers services Internet connection services to subscribers using a wireless connection.
- Fixed Wireless (Wireless Local Loop)
Fixed wireless refers to wireless devices or systems that are situated in fixed locations, such as an office or home, as opposed to devices that are mobile, such as smartphones and tablets. Fixed wireless devices normally derive their electrical power from utility mains, as opposed to portable wireless devices that normally derive their power from […]
Short for Windows Media Audio, a Microsoft file format for encoding digital audio files similar to MP3 though can compress files at a higher rate than MP3. WMA files, which use the “.wma” file extension, can be of any size compressed to match many different connection speeds, or bandwidths.
Short for Windows Metafile Format, graphics file format used to exchange graphics information between Microsoft Windows applications. WMF files can hold both vector and bit-mapped images.