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A type of computer that's portable and small enough to be used while holding it in your lap.


The term used to describe starting a program or application.

Location services

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

To enter your details, usually an email address and password, to access your account on a website. As in, 'log in to access your eBay account or online bank account'. Log in is the same as sign in or log on.