helper application


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helper application

An application that adds additional capabilities when necessary. For example, a helper application for a Web browser is a stand-alone program that is launched when the browser determines its functions are required. Helper applications can run by themselves, whereas browser plug-ins cannot. See browser plug-in.
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The company is also developing a new security pack which doesn't require a helper application for movies and other content that might be available for resale or where restricted viewing is important.
The helper application will be installed as an extension to Google Chrome or the 'Chrome OS' that powers Chromebooks.
According to TechCrunch, to use the android application a user has to first install a helper application, which is available on the Chrome Web store and works on Windows XP and above, Mac and Linux computers, on their desktop or laptop computer.
The user needs to download the free Switch Helper Application to his or her computer to configure the interface.
The work contains numerous screen shots and code examples throughout and online access to spreadsheet files as well as the new helper application is provided.
If you hold down Command + Option while clicking on a link, Netscape sends theURL to the appropriate helper application specified in Internet Config (or the Mac OS 8.
Features include voice mail, call blocking, speed dial, call holding/muting, conversation encryption and a helper application which launches WebPhone and dials an individual from any home page automatically.
A first for dialysis providers, the enhanced patient website offers a kidney disease social networking experience paired with a patient health portal and kidney diet helper application.
LooxcieDesktop helper application for the PC or Mac gives users the ability to easily transfer their entire raw video contents captured via LooxcieMoments, to their desktop computer for archiving or editing, and also provides automatic firmware updating of the device, making it easy to extend the device's capabilities.
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Maverick Digital Works, a leading advertising and planning company in Japan, today announced the launch of Peacemaker, a roulette style choice helper application for the iPhone and iPod touch, developed in cooperation with FEYNMAN Co.
The service allows members of the MySpace(R) and Friendster(R) communities to download a browser helper application which adds "click to call" capabilities to any of the friends in their social networks.
MGI's solution allows users to focus in on fine details of an artist's work without the need for a plug-in, helper application or long download times.