Access Point - A device that allows wireless (WiFi) devices to connect to a network or the internet so they may communicate
with other devices on the network.
Adware - Free software that is supported by displaying advertisements. Most Adware is safe to use, but some
contain Spyware, software that keep track of keystrokes, things you search for or information from your computer
and sends it over the Internet to another company.
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port. This is a type of slot inside your computer, on the motherboard, that accepts a
AGP graphics card. Since the card has it's own processor and memory, the graphics are faster and don't slow down
the main processor in the computer.
ASCII - "American Standard Code for Information Interchange" is the standard character
set used with all PCs and MACs. Each of the first 128 values a byte can hold can be represented
by a character. For example the ASCII character for 65 is "A".
This standard makes program and data compatibility much simpler.
Analog - The transmission of information with unlimited fractional parts, like what we see and hear.
It is hard to store analog information in a computer, so it is approximated and stored digitally as 1's and 0's.
A VCR records analog information to tape but CD's and DVD's store digital information.