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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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17 Facebook Scams You Need to Take Seriously

You might just use Facebook for watching funny cat videos, but crooks use it to steal your money and information

15 Hidden Apple Watch Hacks You Didn’t Know About

Unlock the hidden potential of your smartwatch with these lesser-known tips, tricks and Apple Watch features

9 Ways Your Cell Phone Company Is Overcharging You

Overpaying isn't part of your contract.

14 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPad Could Do

If you're not using these features, you're missing out on the chance to make your iPad experience a whole lot...

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12 Hidden Smartphone Codes You Should Start Using ASAP

Impress your most tech-savvy friends with these secret smartphone codes they probably don’t know.

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8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

With passcodes, passwords, and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here's what you should know about everything...

8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents...

10 Vintage Computers That Could Be Worth a Fortune

You probably think of your old computer as useless—but wait before you throw it out!

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4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam

With the new world of widespread remote work, you might be especially eager to consider a job offer or listing...

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How to Delete Multiple Facebook Friends at Once

It's probably time to purge your Facebook friends list. This guide will help you cut out negativity, oversharing, and random...

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29 Cell Phone Hacks You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

Today's smartphones can transform into essential tools for everything from home improvement projects to home offices.

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Should People Stop Using Cash in a Post-COVID-19 World?

We know you're doing everything you can to keep your family safe—so should you stop using cash? How big is...

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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on Android Phones

If you act quickly, you may be able to save that important message you tossed in the virtual trash

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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on an iPhone

Don’t panic! Those accidentally deleted messages aren’t necessarily gone forever—not if you take action quickly and follow these instructions.

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If You’re Not Following These Rules, You’re an Easy Target for Scammers

We share a lot of personal information online, including credit card numbers and social security numbers—and scammers know how to...

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How to Spot Fake Donation Scams

Scammers are taking advantage of the current climate to create fake accounts and take your money.

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9 Zoom Scams Experts Are Warning About

Before you schedule another virtual happy-hour with your friends or a work meeting with colleagues over Zoom, you might want...

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How Do Those “I’m Not a Robot” Tests Work?

How does clicking a box verify your humanity?

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Why Do URLs Start with HTTPS?

The reason that URLs have HTTPS in them is slightly confusing, but it's a good bit of information to know.

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What to Do with Old Cell Phones: 14 Genius Uses

Don't know what to do with old cell phones? Don't throw those old phones away until you've checked out these...

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How the Internet is Keeping Tabs on Your Every Move

You are being stalked everywhere you go. In your car. On your morning walk. Even in your own home—by...

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If You’ve Been Invited to a Zoom Meeting with HR, You Might Be Getting Scammed

Scammers are feeding off people's fear of losing their jobs.

11 Things Coronavirus Has Made People Change About Their Home Lives

Cleaning more, spending less. Cooking more, shopping less. Homes.com compiled data showing how people's home-bound norms have changed during this...

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20 Classic Shows You Didn’t Know You Could Watch on Netflix

Grab some popcorn and get ready to stream a whole lot of nostalgia with these classic TV shows on Netflix

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Where Else to Stream Movies When Netflix Won’t Load

Whether Netflix is on the fritz or you've just gotten through the entire catalog, we've got your next streaming fave...

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5 Ways Hackers Can Take Control of Your Car

It might seem like something out of a movie, but the risk is real. Find out the different dangers—and some...

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8 Immediate Steps to Take After Your Smart Home Is Hacked

If you suspect your smart home has been hacked there are steps you can take to stop the intruder.