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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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The 8 Best Smart TVs That Will Elevate Your Everyday Viewing Experience

Which is the best smart TV for you? These top-quality options will take your streaming to the next level—no matter what your budget is.

How to Schedule a Text Message on Your iPhone

Schedule messages on your iPhone to send at just the right time with these easy hacks


The Best Black Friday Amazon Kindle Deals for Avid Readers

These Amazon Kindle deals are the perfect excuse to pick up a travel-friendly library for all those upcoming holiday trips.


How to Forward a Text Message from Your Phone

Once you know the steps, forwarding a text message on your iPhone or Android is fast, easy and convenient


The Best Budget Apps That Help You Stay on Track

If you download one of the best budget apps, that smartphone in your hand can help you make the most...

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Our complete guide to the metaverse will teach you everything you need to know about the technology you haven't heard...

What Is Spoofing, and How Can You Spot It?

Spoofing is a funny word, but its consequences are serious. Here's how spoofing works, the many forms it can take...


When Is the Best Time to Buy Apple Products?

When it comes to buying Apple products, timing is everything. Read on to learn the best time to buy Apple...


9 Common Zelle Scams to Watch Out For

Because Zelle is an easy way to send and receive money, it's also an easy way for hackers to steal...


33 Smart Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Feel like the household demands on your hard-earned cash are higher than ever? You're not alone. Luckily, there are steps...

Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.


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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...


Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


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...


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.


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15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity

Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.


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...

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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...


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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 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.