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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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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 being constantly confused in the digital world!

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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?


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.


What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


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What Does .com Stand for?

This sequence of four characters probably appears at the top of your computer screen several times a day. But do...

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The iPhone Keyboard Tricks Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

It's a simple move, but few people even know it exists.


9 Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Spell Check Won’t Catch

There are some human errors that only humans can catch.

9 Hidden Symbols You Never Knew You Could Text

Whether you go for Apple or Android, every grammar nerd will love these tricks that finally perfect your punctuation.


The Most Common E-mail Mistakes Made in 2017

Make error-free writing a New Year's Resolution for 2018!


The Surprisingly Simple Reason We Say ‘Hello’ When We Answer the Phone

Thank Thomas Edison for this uniform phone greeting. If Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we'd all talking like pirates.