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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    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.


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    How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

    Even if you're not a CEO or government official, hackers may be out to steal your private information. Here are...


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    25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

    These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


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    What Is Amazon Sidewalk? And Why You Might Want to Opt Out

    If you have specific Amazon devices, you're now automatically sharing your home Internet connection with Amazon Sidewalk. Your personal privacy...


    Can You Really See Who Views Your Instagram Profile?

    Instagram has lots of cool features beyond its photo filters and hashtags. But can you see who views your Instagram...


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    14 Photos You Should Carry with You at All Times—But Don’t

    It's a little-used life hack, but your photo library can save you time and frustration by putting important information literally...

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    How to Block Websites on Chrome

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.


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    12 Texting Habits You Might Not Realize Are Annoying

    Who knew ending your text messages with periods was such a crime?


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    5 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Fraudsters and thieves are using Cash App to steal people's money, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app...


    35 Text Abbreviations You Should Know (and How to Use Them)

    Knowing the meaning of these terms will keep anyone with a phone, social media, or even just web access from...


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    What Does ICYMI Mean?

    You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


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    6 Smartphone Repairs You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Fix

    Cell phone gone for a swim? Screen shattered? These smartphone repair techniques can make all the difference.