ap·​plet | \ ˈa-plət How to pronounce applet (audio) , -(ˌ)plet How to pronounce applet (audio) \

Definition of applet

: a short computer application especially for performing a simple specific task

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Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge IFTTT, the free service that uses conditional applets to extend the functionality of smart home devices, has issued both good and bad news to Nest owners. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "IFTTT warns its Nest users not to migrate to Google accounts," 20 Aug. 2019 The bad news is that the applets will stop working if users migrate their Nest accounts to Google accounts. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "IFTTT warns its Nest users not to migrate to Google accounts," 20 Aug. 2019 Your new applet is created and can be enabled or disabled at any time as needed. David Nield, Popular Mechanics, "A Beginner's Guide to Automating Your Digital Life," 22 Feb. 2017 Pioneering internet artist Cory Arcangel’s ‘Vomit / Lakes’ (2015) used flat-screen TVs to display pop culture references distorted by a Java applet. Isabel Flower, WSJ, "Art Basel’s Global Director on What the Internet Is Doing to the Art World," 12 June 2018 Admin Center is built to offer a common remote admin interface that replaces the mess of MMC applets, control panels, settings apps, and dashboards that are currently used to graphically configure and maintain Windows machines. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "The new Windows admin interface is now out as “Windows Admin Center”," 12 Apr. 2018 Bad actors can use locally installed malware to steal a victim device's computing power, embed miners directly into websites to target casual web users without needing to install anything, or hide miners in the most innocuous applets and tools. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Google Bans All Cryptomining Extensions From the Chrome Store," 2 Apr. 2018 Other existing music-centric applets in the IFTTT universe include ones that add songs played via Amazon's Alexa to a Spotify playlist, and another that automatically adds your saved tracks to a Google spreadsheet. Marc Schneider, Billboard, "Songkick Pairs With Applet Platform IFTTT to Keep Fans Informed About Live Events," 8 June 2017 Make the job easier by thinning the fruit to only the biggest applet per cluster. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Bag your apples to keep maggots and codling moths away," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of applet

1990, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for applet

application + -et entry 1

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The first known use of applet was in 1990

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