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Quick Reference

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
  • 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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  • 5 Best Cloud Storage Services

    With cost and security in mind, we look at five cloud storage options that will suit the needs of most home and SMB owners. »

  • Windows 10 Tips for Desktop PC

    Five basic tips to help you customize Windows 10 on your desktop PC. »

  • 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. »

  • 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. »

  • 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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