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  • iTunes

    iTunes™ is a software application developed by Apple. It is available for Mac OS and Windows and can be downloaded freely from apple.com.

    iTunes' original purpose was to allows you to manage your digital music library (mp3, aac, etc.), listen to music on your computer and synchronize your music with your iPod.

    iTunes evolved into a media manager not just handling music/"tunes" but also Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts and more.

    iTunes is required to access the iTunes store which lets you purchase music, videos and othe rmedia but also applications for the iPhone, as well as ringtones.

    More info: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

  • WEP

    Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol specified in the IEEE 802.11 standard to provide the same level of security as the one of a wired LAN.

    WEP provides security by encrypting data sent wirelessly so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one end point to another.

    WEP is not regarded as very secure in the industry. 

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    International non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity.

  • Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)

    A small circuit board that holds memory.

  • Comma Separated Values (CSV)

    File format used to exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, originally
    introduced by Microsoft Excel, has become a de facto standard throughout the industry, even among non-Microsoft platforms.

  • eXtensible Markup Language (XML)

    XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language.

    It is a way of organizing text and/or contents with tags. Tags look like this:

    <sometag>some content</sometag>

    Of course, although possible, this is not designed to be read by humans. It is designed to be processed by machines. Typically one program generates an XML document and another one computes it to some further extent.

    And XML document very much looks like an HTML document, except that the tags are different.

    There are actually many different dialects of XML, each for a different purpose. Each of these dialects has its own tags. And even more tags can be added. Hence the "eXtensible" in the name.

    There is an XML dialect for writing web pages. It is called XHTML. It is basically the same thing as HTML except for minor syntaxic differences. For example in HYML you would write <BR> whereas in XML you would write <br />.

    Other XML dialects include RSS and Atom.