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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 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.

iPhone Disabled? Here’s What to Do Next

Fixing your disabled iPhone is easy, especially if your info is backed up to iTunes or iCloud.


33 Smart Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Feel like the household demands on your hard-earned cash are higher than ever? You're not alone. Luckily, there are steps...


How to Hide Your Amazon Orders—and Keep Your Purchases Private

Do you have a shared Amazon account or just love to surprise your family? Then it's time to find out...


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How to Hide Apps on an iPhone

If your home screen is unorganized and hard to navigate, learn how to hide apps on the iPhone so the...

How to Record a Voice Memo on Your iPhone

Take note: Your iPhone's Voice Memos app can help you record pretty much anything.


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How to Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

Your foolproof guide to hiding sensitive or personal photos on an iPhone or iPad

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How to Stop Spam Calls for Good

Hard fact of life: Robocalls aren't going to stop. But you can prevent them from ever reaching you, thanks to...


How to Save the Battery Life on Your iPhone

Follow these tips to keep your iPhone battery topped up and ready to go.


How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone, and Why You Should

Make your life easier by adding some widgets to your iPhone.


How to Unblock Someone on Your iPhone

You hate them. You hate them not. Here's what to do when you want to unblock them on your iPhone.

How to Record a Phone Call on Your iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy, but with these tips and apps, recording a phone call on your iPhone is possible.


How to Organize Your Apps on Your iPhone

Say goodbye to smartphone clutter. Organize your apps on your iPhone for easier use and a more productive you.


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How to Screen Record on an iPhone

There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone

Whether you have a new phone or an older model, taking an iPhone screenshot is a snap.


How to Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

Not everyone wants their contacts knowing when they've read a message. If you can relate, follow these simple steps to...

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.


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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...


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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.


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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.


What GIF Stands for and How to Pronounce It

Most everyone uses them, and most people have a very firm opinion on how to pronounce the acronym.


How to Tell If Someone Blocked You on Instagram

Think you've been blocked on Instagram? These key tips will help you figure it out once and for all.


How to Disappear from the Internet

Take these steps to erase your activity from the internet's long memory


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How to Delete Yourself from Google Searches

Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove your personal information from Google searches—or at least hide...


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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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How to Recycle Old Cellphones—and 4 Things to Do First

Don't toss your old device in the trash! Cellphone recycling is easy and better for the environment.


55 of the Most Useful Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

Master the art of Zoom with these keyboard tricks. Trust us: You won’t know how you ever lived without them.


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How to Delete All the Photos on Your iPhone

Follow these simple steps to free up storage space by deleting all photos on your iPhone—without losing them for good.


How to Recover Deleted Photos from Your iPhone

Accidentally deleted a photo? Don't worry—recovering deleted photos on your iPhone is easy when you follow these simple steps.


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How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...