Tech Terms | Abbreviations A–Z
BlackBerry 10, Blog, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth Smart, Boot, Browser
A proprietary mobile operating system for the BlackBerry line of smartphones, both developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion). BlackBerry 10 is based on QNX, a Unix-like operating system that was originally developed by QNX Software Systems until the company was acquired by BlackBerry in April 2010.
It supports the application framework Qt (version 4.8) and in some later models features an Android runtime to run Android applications. Prior to version 10.3.1, BlackBerry 10 also supported the Adobe AIR runtime. The user interface uses a combination of gestures and touch-based interactions for navigation and control, making it possible to control a device without having to press any physical buttons, with the exception of the power button that switches the device on or off. It also supports hardware keyboards, including ones which support touch input.
On October 26, 2015, BlackBerry announced that there were no plans to release new APIs and software development kits (SDKs) or adopt Qt version 5. Future updates, like versions 10.3.3 and 10.3.4, would focus on security and privacy enhancements only. The BlackBerry Leap is the last smartphone from BlackBerry to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
In 2016, BlackBerry Limited ceased making smartphones and licensed TCL Communication to manufacture them under the name BlackBerry Mobile. BlackBerry Mobile smartphones abandoned BlackBerry 10 in favor of the Android operating system, beginning with its 2017 BlackBerry KeyOne. The first BlackBerry phone to ship with Android, however, was BlackBerry Limited's Priv.
On December 15, 2017, BlackBerry announced that there would be at least another two years of support for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices; however, in August 2019, BlackBerry stated in a press release that they would continue to support "critical infrastructure" for BlackBerry 10 beyond the end of the year.
(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”:
- a normal internet presence offers its information to the target group as permanently as possible and updates pages directly
- Blog readers are usually only interested in new posts and use a blog similar to a daily newspaper
- only if an older post becomes interesting again due to current events, the blogger (that's what the author is called) writes a new post and links it to the old one
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.
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.
(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.
Power up and start the Computer.
A 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 desktops, laptops, tablets, 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%.