Apple App Store
A popular pay service using the Wallet app on Apple devices. Enables digital payments to be made using mobile phones and online. The app requires the user to set up an account and link a preferred payment method, such as a credit card.
Application or app (for short)
Cloud back up
The process of saving your important documents and photos from your device (e.g. tablet) to your cloud account.
Small bits of code that are saved to a device when it visits a website. A bit like tickets that show you've visited the site before, cookies can enable a website to be customised for returning visitors.
External hard drive
The process of your computer reducing some of the non-essential information associated with your files. This means the files don't take up as much memory or storage space on your device.
A popular pay service app provided by Google for making payments using mobile phones and online. The app requires the user to set up an account and link a preferred payment method, such as a credit card.
http / https
These are the specific details related to your photos. E.g. dimensions, file size, quality.
Internet service provider
Location services are available as a part of a cloud subscription or a Google or Apple account. These services allow you to share your live location with those close to you, and also see where they are via a Map app.
Log in / Log on
Mobile networks: 3G, 4G and 5G
nbn / NBN
Short for the Near Field Communication protocol. NFC is built in to most modern mobile devices and allows the device to communicate over a very short distance (up to 4 cms) with, for example, EFTPOS machines. This enables mobile phones to make digital payments using an established pay service app.
An online application that stores all of your important usernames and passwords for different online accounts. A password manager is protected by one important master password.
Pay later services
A payment option offered by some retailers online and in store, allowing goods to be paid for in fortnightly instalments. Similar to lay-by, except goods can be taken home straight away.
Popular examples of pay later services are AfterPay, PayPal's Pay in 4, Humm, Zip Pay and others.
If instalments are made on time, there are no charges to use the pay later service, but hefty fees are incurred if payments are late.
An account that enables your mobile phone to pay for goods, such as at the supermarket, instead of swiping your credit card. Popular examples of pay services are Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Requires in-built Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for a mobile device to communicate with an EFTPOS machine for in-store purchases.
Pay service accounts can also be used for online purchases.
An application that allows you to edit and store your photos. These applications can also allow you to restore old family photos and organise your photos on your device.
Photo file type
Your computer saves photos as different kinds of files. Different files types are suited for different reasons. File types include: BMP, JPG, PNG.
The process of sharing and accessing the same file (e.g. photo or document) across all of your different devices via your cloud subscription.
USB / USB-C
Video calling / video conferencing
Web camera (webcam)