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Technical Terms and Abbreviations Glossary: B

Blog, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth Smart, Boot, Browser


Blog

(Crossing of the words «web» and «log» for logbook or diary): Form of an Internet presence similar to a classic website with the difference that in a blog pages are sorted chronologically by date and older contributions are automatically archived and quasi «sorted out».

Difference to the «classic homepage»:

Some website owners have a blog on their usual website that deals with current topics, while the rest of the website provides the rarely changing information pages.

In other words: the classic website is usually used like a book/reference book, while the blog serves as a substitute for the daily newspaper.


Bluetooth

Standard for wireless speech and data transmission in the licence-free 2,4- Gigahertz-ISM-Band. Bluetooth supports wireless communication between highly diverse devices like a mobile phone, headset, speakerphone, hands-free equipment, earphones, notebook, PC, Modem and much more. This radio network the developers have named after the danish King Harald Blauzahn, who has united much different scandinavian peoples and contrived to understanding among nations in those days.

Bluetooth LE

(abbr.): Bluetooth Low Energy or also called Bluetooth Smart: Extension of the Bluetooth standard with power saving functions. Versions 4.2 and 5.0 brought significant improvements in energy consumption.


Boot

Power up and start the Computer.


Browser

web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web. When a user requests a web page from a particular website, the web browser retrieves the necessary content from a web server and then displays the page on the user's device.

A web browser is not the same thing as a search engine, though the two are often confused. For a user, a search engine is just a website that stores searchable data about other websites. However, to connect to a website's server and display its web pages, a user must have a web browser installed.

Web browsers are used on a range of devices, including desktopslaptopstablets, and smartphones. In 2019, an estimated 4.3 billion people used a browser. The most used browser is Google Chrome, with a 64% global market share on all devices, followed by Safari with 18%.

This article is based on the article Web_browser from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and is licensed under the dual GNU lizenz for free documentation and Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported (short version).
A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.

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Web Addresses in lower case

24.06.2020: Web addresses (URLs) changed to lower case.

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