IELTS Vocabulary: Idioms and phrases for Technology

Idioms and phrases for Technology

to access websites/email: to locate

to backup files: to make a copy of files in case of a computer problem

to bookmark a webpage: to mark a webpage for further references

to browse websites: to look at websites

a computer buff: an expert computer user

to crash: to suddenly stop working

to out and paste: to move text or images from one place in a document to another place.

a desktop PC: a computer that isn’t portable and remains on a desk

digital editing: to edit digital materials like audio and video files

download(Podcasts): to save a copy of a file from the internet to your own device

to enter a web address: to type the address of a website into the address bar of your web browser

a gadget: a technological tool like a mobile phone or a camera

to go online: to start using the internet

high-spec: Powerful computer with top quality components

Internet Security: Internet safety 

Intranet: a network of connected computers within an organization that is not accessible by unauthorized visitors.

to navigate a website: to find your way around a website

operating System: the software that tells the computer how to work

send an attachment: send an email with an accompanying file

Social media: media used to interact with other people such as facebook or twitter

to surf the web: to look at a series of websites one after the other

a techie: Somebody who has an interest in technology

to upgrade: to obtain a more powerful or feature rich computer or piece of software

video conferencing: to see and hear people from different locations using the Internet

wireless hotspot: a public place where you can access the Internet

wireless network: a network where users can access the Internet without the use of fixed cables

word processing: producing written texts on a computer