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The iPad Glossary

The iPad glossary contains terms and buzzwords often used in association with Apple's iPad, including definitions of common hardware and software features.

What is the iPad Home Button?
The iPad's home button is one of the few external buttons on the iPad and has multiple uses.

What is the iPad Sleep/Wake Button?
The iPad Sleep/Wake button is the small, black button at the top right-hand corner of the iPad.

What Does HD or XL Mean in App Names?
With the debut of the iPad, a new naming scheme cropped up at the App Store and suddenly some apps had the labels "HD" or "XL" at the end of their names. But what do they mean?

What is iOS?
Formerly known as the iPhone OS, iOS is Apple's mobile operating system used to run the popular iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.

What is Push Notification?
Push notification is a feature of the iPhone and iPad that was added in iOS 3.0.

What is a Universal App?
Have you ever heard of an iPhone or iPad app referred to as a "Universal" app? Ever wondered what that means? When Apple introduced the iPad, it developed a special version of the iPhone operating system to run the new device. But for the most part, the two operating systems are the same with only a few distinct features. This is why the iPad...

What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality (AR) refers to a view of the real world that is "augmented" by a computer program, such as a view of the night sky that provides information about the stars and planets.

What is an On-Rails Shooter?
An On-Rails Shooter is a video game with predetermined movement of the player(s), but otherwise acts much like a first-person or third-person shooter.

What is Freemium?
The freemium model has become very popular among games, including MMORPGs, as well as iPhone and iPad apps sold in the app store. It allows a customer to check out the basics of an app or game for free, with upgrades available for a price.

What is Spotlight Search?
Spotlight Search is a great tool that can be used to search through contacts, email or find music, movies and apps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

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