Technology

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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    Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide

    Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news is, you can identify certain area codes that could be tied back to a phone scam.

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    Is Alexa Really Always Listening?

    Ever wonder how much the Alexa sitting in your kitchen really knows about you?


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    How to Block Someone on Facebook Messenger

    Here's how to take control of your inbox and stop getting all those unwanted messages.


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    How to Delete 99 Percent of Your Digital Footprint

    These are the steps you can take to erase your activity from the Internet's long memory.


    The Real Meaning Behind the Most Popular Emojis

    Emoji meanings can be incredibly confusing. Is he crying from laughter, or just crying? Learn how to decode emoji with...

    6 Best Pet Cameras for Keeping Tabs on Your Furry Friends

    Watch, talk to, and even play with your pet—no matter where you are.


    15 Best Board Games to Play Online

    Gather your friends and family for an exciting and memorable virtual game night.

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    How to Delete Yourself From Google Searches

    Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove yourself from Google searches—or at least hide the more...


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    If These Apps Are Still on Your Phone, Someone May Be Spying on You

    Some of the most popular apps you love and have come to rely on could be posing more of a...


    15 Everyday Items You Had No Idea Were Made By NASA

    The camera in your phone, the insulation in your walls, and that oh-so-comfortable mattress you sink into nightly: You can...


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    14 Creepy Things Google May Know About You

    You're not going to believe all the info Google has on you...but it's true. And here's what you can do...

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    Does Taking Facebook Quizzes Put Your Information at Risk?

    Taking Facebook quizzes is fun, but could it also be potentially dangerous?


    The Only Keyboard Shortcut List You’ll Ever Need

    With a few button presses, you can accomplish hundreds of computer tasks, from the simple to the sophisticated without ever...


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    April Fools! 10 Facebook Pranks You Can Pull Off in Seconds

    Anyone who leaves their Facebook profile unguarded on April 1st is a true April fool.


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    The 10 Safest Smart Doorbells for Your Home

    Whether it's opportunity knocking, an annoying salesperson, or a suspicious stranger, now you can safely monitor your porch and decide...


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    How to Disinfect Your Phone During the Pandemic

    Your phone is germier than you realize. Here's how to get it virus-free—without damaging it in the process.


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    This Is the Most Malware-Infested City in America

    Where you live could be putting your cybersecurity at risk.


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    Smartphone Security: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Phone Safe

    These days, your smartphone is more than just a way to call or text people—it serves as an...


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    The FBI Warns About This New Threat to Home Security Devices

    A scary, new attack targets owners of smart devices including home security cameras—and could have deadly consequences.


    What You Need to Know About Phone Scams

    Your phone rings and the screen flashes with the number...


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    12 Phone Call Scams—And How to Avoid Them

    Those scammers are sneakier than you'd think, but you need to protect your money and information.


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    The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

    Cleaning your phone is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.


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    12 Signs That Shopping Site Is Fake—And About to Steal Your Money

    Reports from Experian, the consumer credit reporting agency, show that online shopping fraud is on the rise! Here's how to...

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    71 of the Most Essential Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

    Drop that mouse! These Chrome keyboard commands offer a much faster and more efficient way to browse the Web.


    24 of the Most Useful YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

    Whether you’re watching a video for instruction or entertainment, these YouTube hotkeys will make your life a whole lot easier.


    80 of the Most Useful Excel Shortcuts

    Excel at using Excel with these keyboard hotkeys that will save you minutes of time—and hours of aggravation.


    47 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Today

    Spend less time on email—and save your wrists, too—with these helpful Gmail shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.


    66 of the Most Useful Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

    You'll zip around your email inbox and outbox like a pro once you know these Microsoft Outlook hotkeys for Windows.


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    The Most Useful iPhone and iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

    Once you know these text shortcuts for your iPhone you'll be responding to text messages faster than ever!