Jargon Buster


  1. KB



    Kilobytes. A measure of storage capacity. Equal to 1,024 bytes.


  2. Kbits/sec



    Kilobits per second. A measure of data transfer speed.


  3. Kerning



    Adjusting the distance between individual letters. Kerning can be performed manually or automatically in publishing tools.


  4. Keylogger



    A piece of malicious software that records all the letters and numbers typed on a PC in an effort to find passwords or other valuable information.


  5. Keyword



    A word in a document or web page that is of particular importance and can be used to search for it. Also used for the words typed into a search tool.


  6. KHz



    Kilohertz. In computer audio this refers to the number of samples per second taken when a sound was recorded. Audio CDs use 48KHz – 48,000 samples per second.


  7. Knowledgebase



    An online database of helpful information, often run by a software manufacturer to provide help and support.


  8. KVM



    A tool used to control several computers with one keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor

Next page Previous page