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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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How to Use AirDrop on Any Apple Device

AirDrop is an incredibly convenient way to share photos, videos, and other kinds of files. Here's how to use it—and...


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How to Hide Text Messages on an iPhone

Anyone who values their privacy will want to know how to hide alerts and notifications on their iPhone.


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What Is a Digital Wallet, and How Does It Work?

Contactless payments are here to stay, but here’s what you need to know before signing up for a digital wallet.


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How to Turn Off Location Tracking on Your iPhone

Location tracking may seem harmless but it can be an invasion of your privacy. Here's what you need to know...


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How to Delete Everything on Your iPhone

Ready to upgrade your iPhone? Before selling or recycling your old one, take these steps to protect your personal data.


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Is Google Pay Safe? What to Know About This Contactless Payment App

Google Pay offers speed and convenience, but before you sign up, find out just how secure this contactless payment app...


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5 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Trust an App

Proceed with caution when heading to the app store.


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Is Apple Pay Safe?

Thanks to Apple Pay, making payments and transferring cash is easier than ever. But will this app put your financial...

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How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


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iPhone Virus Warning: Scam or Real?

Here's why you might not want to trust the next virus warning pop-up that appears on your phone.


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How to Find a Lost Phone That’s Turned Off

Don't lose hope: there's a way to find your favorite electronic little buddy, even if your phone is turned off.


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Jailbreaking iPhones: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know

You won't be a criminal if you jailbreak your iPhone—but your data could be exposed to one (or more).


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Rooting Android Phones: What Rooting Means and Should You Do It?

Rooting an Android phone is akin to jailbreaking an iPhone—it can give you more control over your older phone, but...


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Which Phone Is Most Secure?

When shopping for a new mobile device, phone security should be top of mind. These are the security features to...


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How to Remove Spyware on an iPhone

Someone might be spying on you right now. These simple steps will get rid of spyware on your iPhone and...


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How to Stop (and Remove) iPhone Calendar Spam

It’s not only annoying—it can also be dangerous. Here's what you can do to get rid of invasive iPhone calendar...


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How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...

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What Is Smishing?

Don't let the funny name confuse you. Smishing is a major scam that could cost you big bucks.


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What Is Vishing?

When can a phone call be dangerous? In vishing attacks, thieves are using phone scams to trick people into giving...


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Can iPhones Get Viruses? What You Need to Know About Malware on iPhones

If you think that iPhones are immune to viruses, think again. Find out how to check your iPhone for a...


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12 Clever Waze Features You’re Probably Not Using

You can do a whole lot more than get from point A to point B once you know these tips...

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4 Things You Should Never Ask Siri

It might be in your best interest not to discuss these topics with Siri.


If You Hear This 4-Word Phrase When You Pick Up the Phone, Hang Up Immediately

These four words are a red flag that you might be dealing with a phone scammer. Here's what you should...


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What Those Orange and Green Dots on Your iPhone Mean

Here's why there's a green or orange dot at the top of your iPhone's screen, and what it means for...


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8 Things to Never Store on Your Smartphone

Using your cell phone as a master archive for your personal information? Please be aware this convenience may come at...