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Quick Reference for Technology

Several different topics all with a hand in technology that these quick references will make your life so much easier.

Technology Hashtags: Webopedia's Twitter Guide to Technology Topics

By: Vangie Beal This guide to Twitter hashtags for technology topics provides descriptions of the most popular tech-related hashtags used in Twitter today. What is a Twitter Hashtag? On Twitter, a hashtag is a way for users to organize tweets for Twitter search engines.

Small Business Marketing - Free Online Marketing Tools and Strategies

By: Vangie Beal Our articles can help guide you through the process of Web marketing by providing best practice advice, marketing tips, and free web marketing tools. Small business marketing requires strategic planning and setting realistic goals to help you expand your customer base and sell more products and services.

BYOD Mobile Security Tips for Small Business

By: SmallBusinessComputing Staff Mobile security best practices can help small businesses manage the personally owned devices in their company. The bring your own device ( BYOD) trend allows employees to work using their own mobile devices and saves small businesses money in device and carrier plan costs.

10 Essential Social Networking Tools to Save Time

By: Vangie Beal If you use social networking, bookmarking, or blogging sites these profile management and aggregators will save you time by pushing your updates to multiple social sites. With the hundreds of social networking and social bookmarking sites available today, it's not surprising that people find is difficult to manage their social media accounts.

15 Free and Open Source Calculators for Students

By: Vangie Beal For students who need a calculator that offers memory, trigonometric, graphs or even factorial functions, this list of 15 free calculators for use on your laptop, desktop or mobile device will get you started with solving complex equations.

20 Ways to Shorten a URL

By: Vangie Beal If you need to shorten a long URL try this list of 20 free online redirection services. A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address (URL - Uniform Resource Locator) shorter.

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts

By: Vangie Beal For Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox While the mouse is considered one of the greatest and most useful computing technologies ever made, sometimes the redundant point-and-click actions can slow you down. Keyboard shortcuts save time and help you get exactly where you want to be in seconds.

How to Create a Facebook Group

Facebook is a social networking site (SNS) that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. These types of social networking sites are designed to build upon interactions to create communities of people online. The social networking site provides the required software to do this.

How to Create an RSS Feed

By: Vangie Beal What Is RSS? RSS is the acronym used to describe the de facto standard for the syndication of Web content. RSS is an XML-based format, and while it can be used in different ways for content distribution, its most widespread use is in distributing news on the Web.

How to Create an RSS Feed

By: Vangie Beal Part II: Optional RSS Elements , Syndication and More Last week we discussed RSS, the acronym used to describe the de facto standard for syndicating Web content, and we provided step-by-step instructions to help you create your own basic RSS feed using the required elements ("tags").

A Guide to Selling on eBay

By: Vangie Beal Our Beginner's Guide to Selling On eBay offers the novice eBay seller information, tips and resources to help you list your first item on eBay.

How to Lock and Backup a Smartphone

By: Joseph Moran There are steps you can take to keep your smartphone data safe. Learn how to lock and backup (sync) your device. The smartphone is quickly eclipsing the PC for many common tasks such as email, social networking, Web browsing, editing or creating documents.

A Quick Guide to Internet Telephony

PC-based telephony is becoming a widely used options for communicating. Internet telephony is the term used to describe a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls. For users who have free, or fixed-price Internet access, Internet telephony software essentially provides free telephone calls anywhere in the world.

How to Share iTunes Music on Your Network

By: Joseph Moran If you have an iPod, then you almost certainly also have a computer running iTunes that's storing your music collection. A PC running iTunes gives you the option to enjoy headphone-free listening, but access to music need not be limited to a single PC.

An Introduction to Data File Formats and Their File Extensions

By: - Webopedia Staff Ever encounter a file extension you've never seen before? Check this page for more 3,700 data formats and their corresponding file extensions. Webopedia's Guide to File Formats and File Extensions In the list below, search for a file extension by the letter it starts with or you can view the complete list of more than 3,700 file extensions.

Brief Timeline of the Internet

By: When we talk about the Internet, we talk about the World Wide Web from the past four or five years. But, its history goes back a lot further; all the way back to the 1950s and 60s. "Where was I," you ask, "while all this was happening?"

Cloud Computing Explained

By: Vangie Beal An in-depth look at cloud computing for small business, cloud terminology, cloud technologies, private versus public clouds and cloud computing vendors.

Common Image Editing Terminology

By: Vangie Beal In this Webopedia Quick Reference, we define the common image editing program terminology to help you learn the basics of editing digital images. Image (or graphics) editing jargon can be confusing, especially for those who are just learning how to edit digital photographs.

Open Source Security Software

By: Cynthia Harvey From anti-spam tools to application firewalls there are many open source software offerings that can replace popular security software. From anti-spam tools to application firewalls there are many open source software offerings that can replace popular security software.

Post an Ad with These eBay and Classified Abbreviations

By: Vangie Beal A list of abbreviations and acronyms commonly used on eBay and in classified and want ads. With the growing popularity of online buying and selling, Internet and online classified lingo has also grown. Being an eBay buyer long before a seller, I was often confused as to what some of the abbreviations actually meant.

Smiley Faces and Emoticons

By: Vangie Beal A text smiley face -- often called a smiley or emoticon -- is used in text message and online chat communications to convey an emotion. Learn how to make text smiley faces in this text message and online chat guide.

Social Media Management Tools for Small Business Owners

By: Vangie Beal 5 tools to help small office and home office business owners mange social media marketing. Why a Small Business Needs Social Media Management Small business owners know that Internet marketing needs to reach customers across multiple online communication channels.

Social Networking Sites

By: Vangie Beal When people talk about a computer network they generally are referring to a group of computer systems linked together. Within the network each computer system or device is called a node. The idea behind a social network is similar, only the nodes are generally individuals, groups or organizations.

Storage Networking

By: A Guide to help you Understand Storage Networking Technologies. The phrase storage networking is a general term - most commonly associated with enterprises and data centers - that describes a high-speed network of shared storage devices. A storage network is used by IT departments to connect different types of storage devices with data servers for a larger network of users.

Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations

By: Vangie Beal 1,375 online chat and text message abbreviations indexed! If you've ever received a text message or online chat message that you don't understand, this Webopedia Quick Reference list of text abbreviations will help you translate the chat lingo.

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