Learn To Talk About Your Mac by Knowing the Right Technical Terms

When talking about your Mac and other Apple products it is often important to use the right terms in order to communicate and get help or discuss ideas. Learn the different between the pointer and cursor, battery life and longevity, memory and storage. Learn how to correctly identify which Mac you have and which version of the operating system it is using.

Comments: 8 Responses to “Learn To Talk About Your Mac by Knowing the Right Technical Terms”

    Dreux
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent tutorial. As a person who handles tech support for family, friends and friend of friends, I really appreciated this discussion of technical terms. Every person who asks for help on their Apple device should watch this.

    Lorenz Rychner
    2 weeks ago

    Good definitions, Gary. An area that is still confusing, beyond what you mentioned, is the group of terms "messaging-imessage-texting-sms" and which can do what in terms of text, images, audio, and face-to-face communications. Hoping for a future video on these. Thanks.

    2 weeks ago

    Lorenz: Messaging and texting are just generic terms. I would say that messaging would apply to any system: text, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Anywhere you can send a message. Texting would be more specific to using the default phone text messaging apps like Messages on an iPhone. SMS is a very specific system used by telephone companies to send messages. You can look at the Wikipedia page for details. iMessage is also very specific and pertains to Apple's proprietary system for sending messages to other Apple users that requires an Apple ID and Apple apps like Messages.

    Chris
    2 weeks ago

    Great tutorial. I know I have used the wrong terms on occasion. How about a published list for the correct interpretations? I know I'm confused enough not to remember them all without a constant reminder. Apple don't make it easy do they.

    Patricia Stirling
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent lecture! Now I understand how to use Cloud much better. Thanks!

    Linda Lyn
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you Gary
    Very useful information it’s very important to use the right words normally the help we are seeking is over the wire.

    Paul
    2 weeks ago

    One of your best tutorials. Really helps us understand the differences between similar terms, and the history behind them. Thanks!

    sury
    1 week ago

    Thank you very much, Gary

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