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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known

Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying.

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How to Find and Disable a Hidden Apple AirTag That Could Be Tracking You

Apple's new tracking device was created to help you find lost items, but experts warn that AirTags could also put...


Here’s What Happens When You Restrict Someone on Instagram

Want to hide someone's activity on Instagram without blocking them? Now you can.


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What Is Doxxing—and How Does It Set You up to Be Hacked?

Here's how to avoid becoming the next target of a doxxing attack and how to keep your personal information safe...


This Is What an Amazon Email Scam Looks Like

Not every email from Amazon is legitimate. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs you might be dealing with...

This $11 Amazon-Loved Laptop Cleaner Wipes Away Keyboard Crumbs

Kiss crumbs, smudges, and smears goodbye with this do-it-all laptop cleaning tool.


What’s a Multi-Device Charging Station, And Do You Need One?

Charge all of your devices simultaneously without scrambling to find a mess of cords and outlets.

This $28 Key Finder Makes Locating Lost Items Easy

This clever product makes losing important belongings a thing of the past, and it's less than $30.


How to Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

Figuring out how to get free Wi-Fi when you're on the go isn't always easy. This step-by-step guide can help.


The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

Your phone is gross, but a UV light phone sanitizer can blast bacteria out of every nook and cranny.


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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...

How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

Experts give the lowdown on how to clean earwax, sweat, and other gunk off your AirPods and AirPods case.


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...


How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


Our Tech Editor’s #1 Pick for Black Friday This Year

Here's what our Tech Editor is adding to her cart ahead of Black Friday (and you should too).


Amazon Music vs. Spotify: What’s the Difference?

Can't decide between Amazon Music vs. Spotify? We compare both services, prices, and features to help you decide.

Here’s How to Find Lost AirPods

The music doesn't have to stop here. There's an easy way to find your favorite earbuds in minutes.


The New Google Nest Cam Indoor Is Finally Here

The new Google Nest Cam Indoor is a sleek, stylish, and no-stress way to secure your home.


What Is a Secret Conversation on Facebook and How Do You Start One?

Protect your conversations on Facebook Messenger with this security-savvy feature.


This Is What Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Does

This feature is surprisingly useful—even when your iPhone isn't about to die. Here's when and how to use Low Power...


What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.


17 Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

Laptops follow their owners everywhere these days. These are the best options for safely and comfortably toting yours around.

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11 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.


The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


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The 4 Things You Need to Do Before Deleting an App

Removing an app isn't as simple as it sounds.


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25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


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What Is Amazon Sidewalk? And Why You Might Want to Opt Out

If you have specific Amazon devices, you're now automatically sharing your home Internet connection with Amazon Sidewalk. Your personal privacy...


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How to Block Websites on Chrome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.