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From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Mapping the OSI Model

Use this handy guide to compare the different layers of the OSI model and understand how they interact with each other. Read More »

Teens, Smartphones & Texting PewResearch

This Webopedia Quick Reference lists more than 1,400 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate today's texting lingo. Read More »