All The Answers To The Burning Tech Questions You Have
Aug 20, 2013 21:45
Ever got a burning question about technology that you've always wanted to ask but were to embarrass to? Well, you're not alone. We take a look at some of the more recent, and common questions, from what a cloud is to why your laptop gets hot and what a meme is. Take a look at the list after the jump.
What's a hashtag?
The hashtag is a system to identify and sort tweets using the pound sign. It's not only for tweets these days. You can see it all over almost just about every social network platform. What can you hashtag? Basically just about anything. #somethinglikethis perhaps? Why not.
What's a meme?
A meme is an element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation. The word online refers to Internet culture, which means, you get all the I Haz This And Not That and many more. There's so many out there right now. If you want a quick education, just google meme and look at the image results that come up,
Why does my laptop get so hot?
A hot laptop doesn't mean it's going to explode or that it is broken. The reason for that is because it is trying to keep it from overheating. But if it gets way too hot, you may just have some problems. Best to know when too hot really is.
What's the difference between a Mac and a PC?
It's hard to imagine anyone not knowing this. PCs run on Windows, which is the operating system. Macs run on OS X, which is another type of operating system.
Think of it as currency. You can use a certain currency in some places, but definitely not everywhere else.
How does Google make money?
The majority of Google's income comes from advertising. Of the company's $33.3 billion revenue last year, online ads made up 97%.
Why do ads follow me around the Internet?
That's because Google's AdWords follow you around based on what you've searched.
A Google "cookie" is your identifying factor and corresponds to a spot in some computer database telling the ad software to show you ads for whatever you searched.
Will Facebook ever start charging to use its service?
Well, lets hope not right?
Why does Apple use "i" for all its gadgets?
The "i" was first introduced in 1998 with the introduction of the iMac. It stood for Internet, which pretty much stuck around through all their products.
What the heck is a "cloud?"
"Cloud" services are external storage elsewhere. It lets you access data over the Internet without having to store anything locally on a device. There's iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox and more.
How do you make an app?
iOS apps are written in a language called Objective-C. There are a lot of beginner tutorials just a Google search away.
If you want to submit an iOS app to the App Store, you have to pay an annual $99 fee to register as an Apple developer.
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It is fair to say that the global cryptocurrency market is huge right now and getting more popular with each passing year. You only have to look at the headlines Bitcoin generates in the mainstream media compared to when it first launched for proof of this. Due to this increased level of awareness globally, many people are now choosing to invest in digital cash online. When you think of the potential this offers for profit and the fun that trading in crypto coins brings, it is no surprise. Choosing to invest in this asset is also a great way of diversifying your current portfolio and adding more interest to your trading journey. Before you start, though, knowing how to invest in digital coins safely is wise. But how can you do this? Check the latest crypto prices each day One of the best tips for safely investing in crypto is doing your research each day before placing any trades. Looking at OKX cryptocurrency prices, for example, will mean you are operating from a position of knowledge and know the latest market moves on which to base trading decisions. As the crypto market is such a fast-moving one, this is something essential that you must do at the start of each trading session. By checking the latest prices for popular coins you might be thinking of investing in, you’ll avoid a nasty surprise after placing an order. Although there is no way to guarantee success when trading any asset, taking the time to see the latest information on how individual coins are performing should really help. Choose which platform to invest with carefully As with trading assets like stocks or FX on the world’s financial markets, you must carefully choose where to trade cryptocurrencies. The huge level of interest in digital cash means that there are more platforms and exchanges than ever to sign up with. Not all are created equal, though, and you must take your time to fully research any that you may trust your details with. Common things to look out for include how good the customer support is, what coins they offer to trade in, how quick withdrawals are, what their fees are and how easy the platform is to use. It is also important to look at what on-site security measures they use. As with taking steps to be more secure online personally, investment platforms should also focus on their security levels. While many investors will opt for a pure crypto exchange, there are other reputable investment platforms that also enable you to get involved with digital cash. Ease yourself in to begin with A good tip for investing in this digital asset safely is simply starting off small. As with any new asset, it is never a good idea to try running before you can walk. Investing in cryptocurrencies is no different and it is not wise to be making big market moves on your first few trades. A much more sensible approach is to start off with some smaller trades and get a feel for how the market performs. Many people will also stick with the more familiar coins they have heard lots about (such as Bitcoin) when getting to know trading on this market. By doing this, you limit your losses if you make any mistakes as a beginner, and put less pressure on yourself as you learn the crypto market. Think about using a crypto wallet In the same way as there are some lesser-known streaming services to use, some investors going into crypto do not know about these specialist wallets. Although you technically don’t need your own private crypto wallet to trade or store coins on an exchange, most traders go this route. In terms of staying safe when investing in digital cash, it does make perfect sense. Setting up your own cryptocurrency wallet means you have full control over your coins and who has access to them. In addition, the best wallets come with high-end security features that help keep your precious digital assets fully secure. Whether you go with a hot (online) wallet or cold (offline) one, this is a great tip for safer trading. Staying safe when trading crypto is essential The simple truth is that focusing on staying safe when investing in any asset on the world’s financial markets makes sense. This is true for bonds, shares or the FX market. Cryptocurrencies are no exception and it makes total sense to get to grips with this before starting your journey. The good news is that this is not too difficult to achieve. As the above shows, there are some easy and effective ways for crypto traders to stay out of danger. Read more
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