Apple didn't change it. They popularized the term. People have been abbreviating "applications" to "apps" even in the PC world for decades. The term "killer app" dates back to at least the early 80's and was by no means Apple-centric.
Funny that you weren't offended until I pointed out the mild misuse of the word, and kapone tied it to Apple.
For the record, I have no issue with calling programs apps, or applications. I mainly pointed it out because things like codec packs aren't really traditional applications, and things like the RDP patch, Tuner Salad, and MCL-XL are more or less "use once and forget it" fixes, more so than a traditional program.
I don't really interact with those programs, nor do they serve any active role on my machine...
RAID protection is only for failed drives. That's it. It's no replacement for a proper backup.
Last edited by ajhieb; 06-25-2014 at 04:13 PM.