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Author - Forrest Stroud

  • Forrest Stroud has been with the QuinStreet Enterprise network of technology websites for 18 years, during which time he has covered everything from consumer technology to small businesses and corporate data centers. He is also the editor of ServerWatch.

  • Vivid Vervet (Ubuntu Codename)

    Vivid Vervet is the Ubuntu codename for version 15.04 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. »

  • cloud-native app

    Cloud-native app is a term promoted by VMware to refer to apps that are installed in cloud-based virtual machines. »


    VMware EVO:RAIL is an x86 server-based appliance for combining compute, networking and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure system. »

  • Project Spartan

    Project Spartan is a new Web browser in Windows 10 that Microsoft created to eventually supplant the venerable Internet Explorer Web browser. »

  • iBeacon

    iBeacons are Apple-developed beacon devices that utilize Bluetooth LE wireless signals to deliver location-based product information to iOS devices. »

  • PowerMat

    PowerMat is a wireless charging technology developed to wirelessly power electronics such as smartphones, tablets and wearable computing products. »

  • Qi wireless charging

    Qi is a wireless charging technology used to wirelessly power electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearable computing products. »

  • phantom vibrations

    A phenomenon in which a person believes their mobile phone is ringing or vibrating against their body when the device isn't actually ringing or vibrating. »

  • wireless charging

    Wireless charging refers to technology and standards that enable consumers to charge electronic devices without the need for physical wires. »

  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    The sixth generation of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone mobile device and the follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S5. »

  • APNS - Apple Push Notification Service

    Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) is a service that enables a user or service to send push notification messages to Apple iOS and Mac OS X apps. »

  • Superfish

    Superfish is a form of adware that has the ability to hijack encrypted Web sessions and open a system up to potential HTTPS man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks. »

  • Copy Data Virtualization

    Copy Data Virtualization is an approach to data management created by Actifio that applies the virtualization approach to data, specifically copy data. »

  • GRC - Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) refers to a company's coordinated strategy for managing corporate governance, enterprise risk management and corporate compliance. »

  • copy data

    Copy data refers to data in an organization that has been copied and retained for backup, archival and/or regulatory preservation purposes. »

  • CoreOS Rocket

    Rocket is a containerization model developed by CoreOS that serves as an alternative to Docker. »

  • Apache Spark

    Apache Spark is an open-source engine developed specifically for handling large-scale data processing and analytics. »

  • Microsoft Parature

    Microsoft Parature is a cloud-based customer engagement solution that enterprises can deploy to provide self-service capabilities to their customers. »

  • GHOST Bug

    The GHOST bug is a buffer overflow security vulnerability in some distributions of Linux that can potentially enable attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems. »

  • cloud app policy

    Cloud app policy ensures the usage of cloud applications complies with the overall corporate security plan as well as regulatory requirements. »

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Mapping the OSI Model

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Teens, Smartphones & Texting PewResearch

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Use emoji (emoticons) on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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