Whats the difference between an APP and a program?

my nephew was telling me about a new APP he bought for his windows 10 computer (application I think) and how he could sync it with the same APP on his smartphone. he asked me if I had the APP - I had to tell him that I was still using a windows 7 computer and that it didn't have APPs - it used programs. whats... show more my nephew was telling me about a new APP he bought for his windows 10 computer (application I think) and how he could sync it with the same APP on his smartphone.
he asked me if I had the APP - I had to tell him that I was still using a windows 7 computer and that it didn't have APPs - it used programs.
whats the real difference between an app and a program, and can a windows computer still run an app
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