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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 when referring to desktop and laptop […]

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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 wireless router. Usually this involves an […]

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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 widgets include:[unordered_list style=”list-2″] clocks & calendars to-do […]

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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 information here. If your company is […]

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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 your password; the second can be […]

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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 help, and there are some basic […]