A mobile app or mobile application is a computer program or software application designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch. Apps were originally intended for productivity assistance such as Email, calendar, and contact databases, but the public demand for apps caused rapid expansion into other areas such as mobile games, factory automation, GPS and location-based services, order-tracking, and ticket purchases, so that there are now millions of apps available. Apps are generally downloaded from application distribution platforms which are operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store. Some apps are free, and others have a price, with the profit being split between the application's creator and the distribution platform. Mobile applications often stand in contrast to desktop applications which are designed to run on desktop computers, and web applications which run in mobile web browsers rather than directly on the mobile device.
In 2009, technology columnist David Pogue said that newer smartphones could be nicknamed "app phones" to distinguish them from earlier less-sophisticated smartphones. The term "app", short for "software application", has since become very popular; in 2010, it was listed as "Word of the Year" by the American Dialect Society.

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  1. SynoMan

    Top Must-Have Apps for your Synology NAS

    SynoMan submitted a new resource: Top Must-Have Apps for your Synology NAS - A list of apps and packages for you Synology NAS that you must try. Read more about this resource...
  2. SynoMan

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  4. Jan Janowski

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    Been using DS APPS: DS FILE, DS CAM, DS Router, for between 2 to 3 years.... Always with QuickConnect.... NO Ports forwarded in Router.. QC is only way I connect.. Obviously when on LAN it just connects... When outside the house Via whatever WIFI I can get to.... and if not... Via Phone...
  5. Robocub

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  6. ric0ric

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  7. Chavilan

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    Hi everyone, I am quite new on Synology, I have download the 'DS Manager Pro' app for my iPhone, it looks brilliant but I have a big concern, I am not sure how safe it is give user/password to a third party company, could it be a security problem with this? Would it be better to create a...
  8. M

    Syno Apps Basic Authentication logon's

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  9. G

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  10. I

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  11. Cobra

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  12. P

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  13. NAS Newbie

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  14. C

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  15. D

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  16. Z

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  17. M

    Can't Access Mobile Apps While On Same Network

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  18. WST16

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  20. C

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    Forgive me if this is an overly simplistic question, but I love the idea of vm's running programs, which is what Docker means to me when I think of it. I've not implemented it yet, but a few months back there was a report that a significant number of Docker packages has security flaws. For me...