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What is a zip file?

A zip file, otherwise known as a compressed folder or an archive, is a file format used for making the size of files smaller.

A zip file, otherwise known as a compressed folder or an archive, is a file format used for making the size of files smaller.

A zip file, otherwise known as a compressed folder or an archive, is a file format used for making the size of files smaller.  Zip files use clever algorithms to recognise patterns in the data in a file, and then describe the pattern, rather than describing each individual bit of data.  

What is a Podcast?

The golden rule for all such ventures into podcasting: content is king!

At its simplest, a podcast is simply an audio clip, like a music mp3.  The term podcast makes reference to Apple's massively popular iPod player, but in no way means that one requires an iPod to listen to one.

The golden rule for all such ventures into podcasting: content is king!

So what is on a podcast?

Usually, podcasts contain talking, e.g. talk radio shows (or segments thereof) are often produced as podcasts for download .  There are no rules as to what can be in a podcast.

What is an RSS feed?

"What's an "RSS feed" and why would I want one on my organisation's website?"

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What is a web browser?

What is a web browser? How do I find out which web browser my PC is using?

A web browser is a software application (like Word or Excel) which allows someone to view and interact with the World Wide Web, which is the graphical representation of The Internet.

Or in common parlance, a web browser allows you to surf the web.

Getting Online Jargon-buster

The Internet can seem pretty daunting to unless you belong to the illuminati and (like most things computer) is often couched in jargon.  This article aims to explain the most important Internet terminology.

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