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Algorithm A step-by-step procedure written in computer software. Algorithms are a set of mathematical rules that will help a computer calculate an answer to a problem. Music apps, for example, use algorithms to predict whether a fan of one band will like another.

App   Short for mobile application software. Apps are designed to run on smartphones and tablet computers. They can be downloaded via an internet store, usually run by the owner of the mobile operating system for the app—for example the Apple App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store.

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