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This is the company that lets you connect to the Internet. Many ISPs are now free to join, some charge a monthly fee but give you lower connection charges.
To bring a file from the Internet or other remote computer to your own using an internet or network connection. Or to load pictures from a digital camera using a cable connection. (Sending pictures to another computer, a camera or the Internet is "uploading".)
Service provided for Internet use. A higher bandwidth allows faster connections and downloading from the internet. Large images, video or sound clips can be downloaded quickly to save time and reduce your telephone bill.
The application you use to surf the Internet. Microsofts Internet Explorer is the most common browsers for Mac and PC platforms. Other common ones are Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Netscape Navigator.
A high speed Internet connection that is many times faster than a normal modem. It allows your normal or digital phone line to be used, but you need additional hardware installed to connect to the service. Some telecom exchanges also need to be set.
Electronic method of sending pictures, sounds and words from one computer to another using internet, network or modem transfer.
A larger version of a basic computer keyboard that has additional function keys which can be assigned to trigger regular actions such as printing, connecting to the internet and file saving.
A company that looks after web site data, and offers data connections to the rest of the Internet, usually from its own secure server computer.
A small box that connects the computer to a phone line so the user can access the Internet or send and receive faxes. Internal and external versions are available to convert the digital data to analogue signals ready to be transmitted down the line.