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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Smartphone Security: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Phone Safe

These days, your smartphone is more than just a way to call or text people—it serves as an external backup brain that more often than not holds all the important data in your life. Here’s how to protect all your precious data.

 

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The Most Useful iPhone and iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Once you know these text shortcuts for your iPhone you'll be responding to text messages faster than ever!


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iPhone Security: Does an iPhone Need Antivirus Software?

Apps promise to protect your phone from viruses and malware, but with built-in iPhone security measures, you may not need...


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What to Know About Signal, the Private Messaging App Even Cybersecurity Experts Use

Signal private messenger app is a favorite of government officials, tech giants, and cyber experts. Find out why.


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40 iPhone Tricks That Will Make Things So Much Easier

Want to help a friend find her missing phone? Need an activity tracker, tape measure, or magnifying glass? Look no...

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How to Lock Any App on Your iPhone

Looking to prevent prying eyes from seeing things they shouldn't and avoid unwanted Apple Store charges? You're in the right...


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How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

Whether an app is causing problems on your iPhone or you just want to free up some space, you need...

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Is iCloud Safe? Everything You Need to Know

Once you understand how iCloud works and the iCloud security and privacy settings, you can choose what data you feel...


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iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

You may think you have nothing to hide but you should still be vigilant about your iPhone privacy settings. Here's...


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Encrypted Phones: What It Means and How It Works

Don't let the term "encrypted phone" intimidate you. It's a feature you probably already have and use on your phone...


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How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.

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The Most Secure Messaging Apps for iPhones and Androids

Whether you have an iPhone or Android, these secure messaging apps will make your digital privacy their top priority.


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How to View (and Delete) Your iPhone’s Call History

This basic skill comes in very handy in certain circumstances. Follow these steps to delete iPhone calls, find your call...


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This Is What the “I” in iPhone Stands for

There's actually more than one meaning!


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What to Do If Your iPhone Is Lost or Stolen

Don't panic if you can't find your phone. These tips will make sure all your personal info remains safe and...


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How to Use AirDrop on Any Apple Device

AirDrop is an incredibly convenient way to share photos, videos, and other kinds of files. Here's how to use it—and...

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How to Hide Text Messages on an iPhone

Anyone who values their privacy will want to know how to hide alerts and notifications on their iPhone.


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How to Turn Off Location Tracking on Your iPhone

Location tracking may seem harmless but it can be an invasion of your privacy. Here's what you need to know...


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How to Delete Everything on Your iPhone

Ready to upgrade your iPhone? Before selling or recycling your old one, take these steps to protect your personal data.


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How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


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iPhone Virus Warning: Scam or Real?

Here's why you might not want to trust the next virus warning pop-up that appears on your phone.


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How to Find a Lost Phone That’s Turned Off

Don't lose hope: there's a way to find your favorite electronic little buddy, even if your phone is turned off.


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Jailbreaking iPhones: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know

You won't be a criminal if you jailbreak your iPhone—but your data could be exposed to one (or more).


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How to Remove Spyware on an iPhone

Beware: Spyware could be lurking on your iPhone right now. Here’s how to find out if it’s there—and what you...

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How to Stop (and Remove) iPhone Calendar Spam

It’s not only annoying—it can also be dangerous. Here's what you can do to get rid of invasive iPhone calendar...


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How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...


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Can iPhones Get Viruses? What You Need to Know About Malware on iPhones

If you think that iPhones are immune to viruses, think again. Find out how to check your iPhone for a...


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25 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these are the secret iPhone hacks you'll wish you knew...


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4 Things You Should Never Ask Siri

It might be in your best interest not to discuss these topics with Siri.


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What Those Orange and Green Dots on Your iPhone Mean

Have you noticed this feature with the new iOS 14 update?