Word list

Term

Comment

abort (v)

Use "end," "quit," or "stop" instead.

alert (n)

Use "indicator" instead to refer to an indicator.

Use "message" instead to refer to a message.

alert (v)

Use "notify" instead.

allow (v)

Use only to refer to permissions. Otherwise, use "permit" or "turn on" instead where possible.

caller ID (n)

Use "contact picture" instead.

carrier (n)

Use "wireless service provider" instead.

company (n)

Use "organization" instead.

corporation (n)

Use "organization" instead.

corporate (adj)

Use "work" or "organization's" instead.

desktop (n)

Use only to refer to the onscreen work area of a computer. Otherwise, use "computer" instead.

desktop computer (n)

Use "computer" instead.

e-mail (n)

Use "email message" instead.

E-mail (n)

Use "email message" instead.

email program (n)

Use "email application" instead.

enable (v)

Use "turn on" instead where possible.

ensure (v)

Use "verify," "make sure," "provide," or "check" instead.

erase (v)

Use "delete" instead.

friendly name (n)

Use "display name" instead.

hang (v)

Use "stop responding" instead.

keypad (n)

Use "keyboard" instead.

memory (n)

Use "memory" to refer to temporary storage (RAM or heap memory).

Use "application storage" to refer to persistent storage (flash memory).

Use "built-in media storage" to refer to a built-in media card.

Use "media card storage" to refer to a removeable media card.

To specify a file location, use "device" or "media card."

memory card (n)

Use "media card" instead.

nuke (v)

Use "delete" instead (for example, "delete all device data").

PIM application (n)

Use "organizer application" instead.

PIM data (n)

Use "organizer data" instead.

PIM synchronization (n)

Use "organizer data synchronization" instead.

radio (n)

Use "wireless connection" or "wireless transceiver" instead where possible.

ribbon (n)

Use "Home screen"' instead.

reboot (v)

Use "restart" instead.

remove (v)

Use only to refer to removing software. Otherwise, use "delete" instead.

speaker (n)

Use "speakerphone" instead.

terminate (v)

Use "stop" instead.

uncheck (v)

Use "clear" instead.

username (n)

Use "user name" instead.

voicemail (n)

Use "voice mail" instead.

website (n)

Use "web site" instead.

wireless PIM synchronization (n)

Use "wireless data synchronization" instead.

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