Mobile Device Platforms and Technologies Definitions

  • B

    Bluejacking

    Bluejacking is the practice of sending messages between mobile users using a Bluetooth wireless connection.

  • Bluetooth brick

    A Bluetooth brick is a battery-powered, sealed device that has sensors for monitoring and communicating information such as temperature or vibration levels.

  • bring your own everything (BYOx)

    Bring your own everything (BYOx) is a term that refers to employees' use of personal technology to perform work tasks.

  • C

    camcorder (camera recorder)

    A camcorder (camera recorder) is a portable electronic recording device capable of recording live-motion video and audio for later playback.

  • cellular telephone (mobile telephone)

    Cellular telephone, sometimes called mobile telephone, is a type of short-wave analog or digital telecommunication in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter.

  • Centrino

    Centrino is a technology package from Intel that provides built-in wireless support for laptop computers while making it possible to run a laptop all day (up to seven hours) without a battery recharge.

  • chucking

    In computer and telephone use, chucking is the process of discarding a small piece of hardware by violent means, such as hurling it out a window, against a wall, or into a body of water.

  • Cisco Borderless Networks

    Cisco Borderless Networks is the brand name for a set of hardware and software technologies which allow "anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any device" to connect to an organization's network.

  • cloudbook

    A cloudbook is a thin client notebook computer with a browser operating system (OS) and interface.

  • configuration profile (CP)

    A configuration profile (CP) is an XML file that an IT administrator can use to customize settings on an end user's Apple iOS or Mac OS X device.

  • consumer device

    Consumer device is an industry term for Internet-capable mobile computers that are marketed to individuals, not businesses.

  • convertible tablet

    A convertible tablet is a computer that can function as either a standalone touch screen device or as a notebook with a physical keyboard.

  • D

    digital camera

    A digital camera records and stores photographic images in digital form.

  • digital pen

    A digital pen is a battery-operated writing instrument that allows the user to digitally capture a handwritten note or drawing.

  • directional sound

    Directional sound is a technology that concentrates acoustic energy into a narrow beam so that it can be projected to a discrete area, much as a laser focuses light... (Continued)

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