Definitions

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  • v. To transfer data between two local devices, rather than to or from a remote device.

Etymologies

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side +‎ load, modelled on upload and download.

Examples

  • MP3tunes has a number of innovative features, including a search engine called sideload.com that allows users to find music on the Web and transfer it directly to their lockers.

    Ars Technica

  • But that provision, the judge decided, does not apply to unauthorized tracks that users added to their collections through MP3tunes's search feature, called "sideload."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Amazon says that, if you are a U.S. customer temporarily outside the U.S., where the Kindle's wireless downloading capability won't work, you can "sideload" books over the Kindle's USB cable -- normally used for transferring audiobooks or photos -- from your PC or Mac.

    Using Kindle Outside the U.S.

  • The carriers have accepted 99-cent downloads and tried to escape the low-margin trap by expanding their musical offerings to include access to streaming music, ringtones and ringbacks, music videos, the ability to "sideload" digital music from PCs to phones and even services that "listen" to snippets of music and identify the song.

    Seeking Truly Mobile Music

  • Napster's mobile music service for the phone will work like Napster To Go : Subscribers will be able to synch their phones with their PCs and fill up, or "sideload," the phones with tunes.

    Cell Phones Face the Music

  • And if a user chooses an entire series, the app will "sideload" available episodes when it is open and the user is in range of a WiFi network.

    NewTeeVee

  • People will be able to "sideload" books equipped with anti-piracy software on to dedicated reading devices made by Sony and other firms, Hornung said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • You can then 'sideload' (transfer the data of) the video with the best quality for your mobile device directly onto the phone via USB, Bluetooth or simply by means of a swappable memory card.

    TechCrunch

  • You simply download the programme onto your computer and then 'sideload' it onto the mobile device.

    Web User : Internet & Technology News

  • And you'll be able to shop for apps on the Market in a regular computer's browser, then send them to the phone of your choice -- no need to plug the device into the computer to sideload the app.

    Google I/O, day two: And now, Android?

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