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Quick Reference articles breaks down complicated concepts and products in technology to digestible bite-sized bits for quick and easy understanding. Learn how to navigate the digital tech world with our Quick Reference.

Featured Articles and Guides
  • 29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

    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. »

  • Smiley Face and Text Emoticon Symbols

    A text smiley face is used to convey a facial expression or emotion in texting and online chat conversations. This Webopedia guide shows you how to read smiley faces and how to make your own.

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  • Computer Architecture Study Guide

    This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. »

  • The History of Blogging

    Blogs are typically written in chronological order and displayed in reverse chronological order to the reader. Online media, such as discussion forums and email lists are also considered to be predecessors to the blog. »

  • Cloud Dictionary: 50 Cloud Computing Terms to Know

    From planning a private cloud project to finding an online cloud storage provider, this A-Z Cloud Computing Glossary provides definitions to more than 40 cloud computing phrases. »

  • Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations

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

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13 Best Free Android Apps

From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »

The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the current devices that we use today. Read More »

Cloud Computing Market Leaders, 2015

If not for AWS, Microsoft would dominate the cloud. The race to capture market share will grow ever more fierce in the years ahead. Here's a look... Read More »