Backslash is a backward-sloping slash used to separate directories in operating systems. C:\windows\users\... The "\" character is called as a backslash and the "/" character is called as a forward slash or just "slash" (most commonly).
It is also used in some programming languages to declare the following character must be treated in a different way. String str="example \[title\]"
In Internet, URLs are separated with a "/" (slash) sign. People sometimes use the "forward slash" term instead of slash to avoid confusion.
You can also print a backslash on the screen without pressing backslash key. Every keyboard character has an ASCII code and it is "92" for backslash character. Press and hold the "Alt" key and then press "9" and "2" respectively. (Alt + 92)
:: Origin :: First time, "\" sign was used by Bob Bemer in 1961 to represent some Boolean operators in the ALGOL language (an early programming language used for scientific calculations). He used it in ASCII and then it became a standard key in keyboards.
Each programs in Windows, Macintosh or any other operating system are called as "application". The word "application" is used since each program has a specific application for the user for a particular purpose.
Especially Macintosh use the "application" word for its programs and they use ".app" extension, while Windows uses ".exe" (executable file).
App is an abbreviation for the word "application". An application is a software program that can be used on your computer, phone or any digital device but the word "app" is most commonly used for mobile applications.
Any kind of web service that aggregates a specific type of data from multiple locations. An aggregator distributes these data through a single website.
The News aggregators, also known as feed aggregator is the most common type of aggregators. News aggregators collects news from other news sources and serve them in a single location. (e.g. Google News)
In computing, an abbreviation for "Accelerated Graphics Port". A video graphics technology providing a high speed connection to the computing system. It was developed primarily to accelerate computing of 3D graphics.
It was widely used in mainboards between the years 2004-2009. The PCI Express slots have been preferred instead of AGP since 2009.
Beta test is the test before the original version of a software is made available to the public. It is the second phase of software testing. The first one, alpha test is carried out by developers and the beta test is carried out by users.
The words "alpha" and "beta" are the first two letters of Greek alphabet. (alpha, beta, gamma, delta, ....omega)
Reduction of jagged edges on diagonal lines in graphics. Anti-aliasing option provides a smooth drawing.
In gaming, turning anti-aliasing ON can provide very noticeable increase in the quality of the graphics but it needs much more GPU calculations. If you don't have a good quality of graphic card, turning it OFF can help to play games in a stable condition.
A very serious heart attack. It is the most severe form of heart attack. Person may become unconscious, suffer permanent heart damage or permanent heat damage, or in the worst-case scenario the heart can stop beating.
No one would like to suffer from a massive heart attack.