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Common Terms: What does SMS mean? And much more...

SMS stands for Short Message Service. This is what is commonly known as a "text message." A SMS message is 160 characters. If you want to stop SMS messages or offers, type STOP. You can reply HELP for more information about the message or offer. More>>

An introduction to Mobile

For many of us the mobile world is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives.  We use our cellular phone as an alarm clock and it's the first thing we touch each morning.  The 'standard' cell phone has evolved into the smartphone with so many different features and functions that we may actually use it very little as an actual phone More>>

Is my phone a smartphone?

Good question! This can be confusing for a lot of people, and a big part of the reason for the uncertainty is that there is no industry standard definition of a smartphone.  In general terms a smartphone is a mobile phone that offers advanced features, often similar to the capabilities of a personal computer.  More>>

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What is the difference between the mobile web (WAP) and an app?

The Mobile Internet is quite simply a name given to the Internet when you access it from a mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet.  It's essentially the same Internet you would access from a desktop computer.  However, because a smartphone is clearly much different from a desktop computer in both its size and its features many websites have created unique versions that are designed to display better on a mobile device than the traditional website would. More>>

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  • GOP immigration push hampered by Trump, hard-right voters

    GOP immigration push hampered by Trump, hard-right voters

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:06:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this June 21, 2018, photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. House Republicans say they will make another run at immigration legislation in the coming ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this June 21, 2018, photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. House Republicans say they will make another run at immigration legislation in the coming ...
    Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders' push on immigration.More >>
    Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders' push on immigration.More >>
  • Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

    Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:57:13 GMT
    (Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...(Adam Rose/ABC via AP). In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and Laurie Metcalf appear in a scene from the reboot of the popular comedy series "Roseanne." ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thur...
    In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne.".More >>
    In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne.".More >>
  • China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules

    China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:55:07 GMT
    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.More >>
    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.More >>
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