Glossary of Computer Technology Terms - List 10

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A secret word used to connect to a network and have access to information.

Personal Computer

Computer useful for individuals.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

A hand held device that can store names, addresses and download e-mail.


A physical point in an image. An image is made up of thousands of pixels.


It is the interface between the computer and other peripherals.

Product Key for Software Program

A code, usually a set of letters and digits, required to install a software.

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)

The world’s collection of interconnected voice-oriented public telephone networks.

Publishing Application

Software that create pages with layouts and graphics.

Random Access Memory (RAM)

Volatile memory whose size affects computer performance. Under normal conditions, the computer runs faster as the size of the RAM is increased.

Read Only Memory (ROM)

A storage device with data that cannot be modified.


A device that connects two networks together.