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 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 embarrassing stuff.

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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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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...


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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Why You Shouldn’t Put a Soaked Phone in Rice (and What to Do Instead)

Before you concede to spending a load of cash on a brand-new phone, try one of these solutions that can...

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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...


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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...

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How to Change Your Google Assistant’s Voice

Customize your devices with all the unique, personable voices the Google Assistant has to offer.


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8 Things That Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery—And How to Fix Them

From the temperature outside to the number of apps you have running, these are the things technology pros say are...


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3 Signs Your Streaming Accounts Have Been Hacked

Binge-watch safely! Be on the lookout for these red flags, and learn how to protect your streaming accounts—and your bank...


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Is That ‘Contact Tracer’ Really a Scammer? How to Tell

In the age of coronavirus, your health isn’t the only thing at risk. Here’s what you need to know to...

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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

We know you love your trusty, but likely dusty, iPhone. So don't blow (in) it! Take care of your charging...


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What’s the World’s Safest, Best PIN?

Learn how to protect your prime numbers.


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If You’re Not Following These Rules, You’re an Easy Target for Scammers

We share a lot of personal information online, including credit card numbers and social security numbers—and scammers know how to...


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Here’s How to Charge Your Phone Faster

You're ready to start your day and oh no! Dead cell battery. Fortunately, there's help. Here's how to charge your...


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Dating Scams Are Up 40 Percent—Here’s How to Spot One

Make sure that you don't let yourself fall victim to online dating with these tips from trusted online dating professionals.

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Here’s How to Take Over 20 of the Best Disney World Rides Virtually

Enjoy some of your favorite Disney World rides from the comfort of your own home.


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Here’s How to Access “Hidden” Films and TV Shows on Netflix

This will change binge-watching as we know it.


This Italian Grandma Is Hosting a Virtual Class to Teach You How to Make Pasta

No need for a trip to the grocery store. You can learn how to make authentic Italian pasta, courtesy of...


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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 properly clean it.


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Facebook Messenger Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Messenger scams are "rare," according to Facebook. Our experts say otherwise. Whichever is true, falling for one can be...


Here’s How Facebook Is Stalking You—And How to Make It Stop

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users know what data it's mining. Here's how to use...


How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

AirPods are expensive. Learn how to keep your top-of-the-line Bluetooth headphones in mint condition with these cleaning tips.


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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...

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Here’s How to See Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone Battery

Constantly having a low battery is a pain, and your apps might be to blame. Here's how to find out...


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“Smart Hotels” Are Booming—But Is Your Privacy in Danger?

Is staying in a smart hotel all that smart if you want to keep your information private? Know the risks—and...


How to Delete Photos from Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sometimes, once you've uploaded a photo to Facebook, you realize that you'd rather not have it on the social network...


5 Times You’ll Want to Freeze Your Credit

Here's a quick look at why you may want to freeze your credit and how to do so.


9 Ways to Unplug on Vacation Without Going Crazy

If you want to actually relax and have fun on your vacation, taking a digital detox is key. Here's how...


How to See Who Follows You on Facebook

If you frequently worry about your Facebook privacy, you might wonder exactly who can see your profile. Here's how to...