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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 Share Your Location on an iPhone

Whether you need to find friends in a crowd or tell your spouse when you'll be home for dinner, there are several ways to share your location on an iPhone—while keeping your information secure

The “Hey Disney” Voice Assistant Is Coming to Echo Devices

Imagine Donald Duck setting your timer! Your favorite Disney characters are coming to Amazon Echo devices soon, so get ready...


5 Habit Trackers to Implement Change in 2023

Discover the best habit trackers to help you stay on-track with your resolutions in the new year.


How to Change Your Name on Facebook

Follow these simple steps to update, add or change your name on your Facebook profile


How to Blur Out Your House on Google Maps—and Why You Should

Hiding your home on Google Maps is an effective (and easy) way to protect your family's privacy

iPhone’s White Noise Feature Can Help You Sleep—Here’s How to Use It

This just in: there's another iPhone feature you didn't know about, and this hack can help you get some refreshing...


How to Unlock an iPad Without a Password

Locked out of your iPad? We can help. Use these Apple-approved methods to unlock your iPad without a password.

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.


How to Unsend and Edit a Text Message

Your dream of being able to edit and unsend iMessages has come true. Here's how to use these new features.


How to Check Your AirPods’ Battery Life

Need a charge? Here's how to check AirPod battery levels on your iPhone, Mac and Android so they don't die...


How to Cancel Subscriptions on Your iPhone

This little-known shortcut to cancel subscriptions on your iPhone can save you money with just a few clicks

How to Make Your Phone (Nearly) Impossible to Track—and Keep Personal Information Safe

The more we use our phones, the more personal information we give up. So how do you make your phone...


10 Instagram Scams Everyone Should Watch Out For

By all means, enjoy the fun of this social media site. But also be aware that Instagram scams abound.


Can You See Who Views Your TikToks?

With just a few taps, you can finally see who views your TikToks and profile. Here's how.


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How to Use an Outlook Read Receipt to See When Someone Opened Your Email

Adding an Outlook read receipt to your email takes just seconds—and provides peace of mind. Here's how to do it.


The Best Smart Speakers That Are Helpful and Entertaining

The best smart speakers keep you connected and stream your favorite music and podcasts

What Is Mastodon, and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

As Twitter deflates and users leave in droves—Mastodon gains traction.


Amazon Kindle Review: Which One Should You Buy?

We compared all the best Amazon Kindle models to help you choose the right one for your reading style and...


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How to Spot a Fake Instagram Account

It’s not always easy to identify fake Instagram accounts, but these expert tips will help protect you from scammers

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Amazon Kindle Review: I Tried the Kindle Paperwhite and It Changed How I Read Forever

Our Senior Shopping Editor doubled the number of books she reads in a year thanks to the Kindle Paperwhite.


How to Create iPhone Shortcuts—and Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Ready for the best smartphone hack ever? Learn these simple iPhone shortcuts to streamline everyday tasks and save a ton...


The Best Smartwatches to Keep You Connected in Style

Not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for a smartwatch? We've rounded up the best smartwatches on...


Don’t Adjust Your Modem: We Found the Best Black Friday Tech Deals for 2022

Get the download on these Black Friday tech deals, including everything from smart devices to tablets.


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...


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

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What Is That Red Dot on Your Apple Watch—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Some find it helpful, others find it annoying. Here's what that mysterious red dot on your Apple Watch means—and how...


The Best Smart Thermostats for Staying Warm While Saving Money

With energy costs on the rise, buy the best smart thermostat for your needs to save money while keeping the...


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Can You See If Someone Screenshots Your Instagram Story?

Sometimes we want to save a social post for inspiration. But is it possible to grab a screenshot from Instagram...


The 5 Best VR Headsets That Put You Right in the Middle of the Action

Looking for an immersive entertainment experience? Find out which of these top-rated VR headsets is best for your budget, needs...


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