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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    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...


    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...

    How to Clean a TV Screen

    Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


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    How to Clean Your Cell Phone—And How Often You Should

    Your phone is grosser than you realize. Here's how to clean it properly.

    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).


    Can You Really See Who Views Your Facebook Profile?

    Admit it: You've always wondered who might be snooping around your Facebook page.


    Amazon Music vs. Spotify: What’s the Difference?

    Can't decide between Amazon Music vs. Spotify? We compare both 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.

    The New Google Nest Cam Indoor Is Finally Here

    The new Google Nest Cam Indoor is a sleek, stylish, and no-stress way to secure your home.


    What Is a Secret Conversation on Facebook and How Do You Start One?

    Protect your conversations on Facebook Messenger with this security-savvy feature.


    70 Cool Tech Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself

    These tech gifts will wow everyone on your list…if they ever make it out of your hands, that is.


    15 Things That Could Happen If Social Media Disappeared

    It could change society—for better and for worse.


    This Is What Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Does

    This feature is surprisingly useful—even when your iPhone isn't about to die. Here's when and how to use Low Power...

    What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

    Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.


    The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

    The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


    How to Find Hidden Cameras in Any Place You Stay

    The prospect of getting spied on when you're staying in a hotel is scary. Here's how to find hidden cameras...


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    These Are the 10 Cars That Are Most Likely to Get Stolen

    Find out if one of America's most stolen cars is parked in your garage right now.


    24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

    These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts...


    Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.


    Why Is Snooze Nine Minutes?

    It seems like ten minutes would make more sense, but the choice isn't arbitrary.


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    This Is How Often You Should Shut Down Your Computer

    Do you shut down your computer every night or leave it in sleep mode? Tech experts explain how often your...

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    10 Secret Uses for Your Car Key Fob

    How much thought do you pay to your car key fob? This piece of plastic may be little, but can...


    17 Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

    Laptops follow their owners everywhere these days. These are the best options for safely and comfortably toting yours around.


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    11 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

    Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.


    The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

    These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


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    How to Change Alexa’s Name: 7 Easy Steps

    Your Alexa device comes with four other possible names. Here's how you can try one out.


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    The 4 Things You Need to Do Before Deleting an App

    Removing an app isn't as simple as it sounds.