Stuff & Things: App

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! App = Application “App” (as in, “there’s an app for that”) is short for application, which is another name for a program. Although “program” and “application” are used almost interchangeably…

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Stuff & Things: WiFi

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! WiFi = Wireless Internet WiFi – a pun on the old audio term “high fidelity” – is when a network connection is broadcast over the air, without wires, using a…

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Stuff & Things: Widget

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! widget = desktop gadget A widget is a simple interface, usually set up on a desktop to serve a single purpose. Most often used on cell phones and tablets, common…

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Stuff & Things: BYOD

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! BYOD = Bring Your Own Device BYOD happens when employees use their personal mobile devices (cell phones, tablets, netbooks, laptops) for work purposes. This can create chaos for an IT department! More…

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Stuff & Things: 2FA

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! 2FA = Two-factor authentication Two factor authentication is a way of logging into a web-based service using an external method of proving that you really are the correct user. The first factor is…

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Stuff & Things: SEO

“Stuff & Things” is where Firelight gives you the fastest possible explanation of various nerdy words and acronyms. Enjoy! SEO = Search Engine Optimization SEO is the process of making your website more likely to show up at the top of search results. There are lots of tools that can…

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