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Author - Vangie Beal

  • Vangie Beal is the Managing Editor of Webopedia.com. Prior to joining Webopedia, she covered small business marketing, social media and technology for numerous online and print publications. A small business owner herself, Vangie owns and operates a seasonal fish market, located along the Minas basin in Five Islands, Nova Scotia.

  • Project Fi

    Project Fi is a virtual mobile network, owned by Google. It uses technology partners to help mobile customers connect to available Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks. »

  • 5 Essential Mobile Apps and Services for IT Students

    Five education industry experts offer advice to finding the best IT student apps and services. »

  • mobile learning (m-learning)

    Mobile learning (m-learning) is flexible education via the Internet or network using personal mobile devices allowing students access to education anywhere, anytime. »

  • HTAP - hybrid transaction analytical processing

    HTAP (hybrid transaction / analytical processing) is a business application phrase that refers to database systems that perform simultaneous transactions and analytics.


  • gaming monitor

    Gaming monitor is the phrase used to describe a computer monitor designed for use in a computer gaming system, or rig. »

  • List of 5 Free VPN Services

    Free VPN refers to services and tools that let you browse the Web securely and anonymously. »

  • IPA - Intelligent Personal Assistant

    An intelligent personal assistant (IPA) is software that has been designed to assist people with basic tasks, usually providing information. »

  • Pokemon GO

    Pokémon GO is a free mobile game (Androd, iOS) that lets you explore physical locations to find and catch Pokémon. Use the smartphone camera to see the Pokémon in a live scene. »

  • photo editing software

    Photo editing software (also called image editing) is used to manipulate or enhance digital images. »

  • 15 Tips to Choose the Best CRM for Your SMB

    CRM software is used to manage customers, contacts, clients, contracts and sales leads. Business owners and industry experts offer 15 CRM buying tips. »

  • Google URL shortener

    The Google URL shortener, at goo.gl, is a free, online URL shorten service (also called a redirection service). »

  • Tiny URL

    TinyURL is the name of a free, online URL shorten service (also called a redirection service). »

  • Windows Firewall

    Windows Firewall is a Microsoft Windows application that filters information coming to your system from the Internet and blocking potentially harmful programs. »

  • Comodo Firewall

    Comodo Firewall is one of several free Internet security tools for Microsoft Windows, developed by Comodo Group. »

  • CPU cooler

    A CPU cooler is device designed to draw heat away from the system CPU and other components in the enclosure. »

  • CPU-Z

    CPU-Z is a freeware application for Microsoft Windows or Android device that gathers system information and displays the details in a single screen. »

  • clickbait

    Clickbait is online content, often sensational or controversial in nature, that tempts a person to click and view the story at the source publication. »

  • 10 Quick Tips for Social Media Marketing

    To be successful in social media you need time and dedication. You can't hurry the process or be slack in participating in the conversation. »

  • soft sale (soft selling)

    A soft sale is when the initial email marketing contact uses a gentle, service-based tone in relation to a specific user experience. »

  • email list segmentation

    Email list segmentation is when you segment (or split) your subscriber list, based on any number of conditions. »

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8 Agenda Apps to Help Students Stay Organized

Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »

List of Free Shorten URL Services

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Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015

The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »

Java Basics, Part 1

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Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

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The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »