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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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Your Spam Blocker Won’t Protect You from This New Email Scam—Here’s What to Know

Quishing scams are clever, but they're easy to avoid if you know what to do

Why You Should Think Twice Before Connecting to Your Hotel’s Wi-Fi on Your Next Vacation

As you soak in the sun, hackers are lurking in the shadows, preying on unsuspecting tourists who connect to the...



How to Use AI to Get Your Next Job, According to Career Experts

Using AI job search tools can help optimize the hunt—and get you hired. Here's how to make artificial intelligence work...


Getting Rid of a Printer? Do This First—or Risk Getting Hacked

Knowing how to dispose of a printer safely could mean the difference between protecting your personal data and allowing it...

The Phone Etiquette Mistake Gen Z Needs You to Stop Making

Are you guilty of this phone faux pas? Here’s what you should be doing instead.


Have You Ever Noticed That Apple Ads Show the Time as 9:41? Here’s Why

This is the fascinating, real-life reason it's always 9:41 a.m. in Apple advertisements

Why You Should Be Putting Aluminum Foil Behind Your Router

This surprising hack could be the remedy when your Wi-Fi throws a buffering tantrum—but is it the real deal or...


10 Reasons Your Home Internet Is So Darn Slow—and How to Fix It

Get up to speed (pun intended!) on why your Wi-Fi is so slow and the easy fixes to give it...


15 Places You Should Never Talk on Your Phone

Just because you can talk on your phone everywhere, it doesn't mean you should


These Simple Online Travel Tools Helped Me Save $911 on My Vacation

An AI travel planner may not magically make flight prices decrease, but AI and other online tools can save you...

How to Make Your Phone (Nearly) Impossible to Track—and Keep Personal Information Safe

The more we use our phones, the more personal information we give up. So how do you make your phone...


23 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

Email etiquette rules change as fast as technology—make sure you stay on top of them!


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How to Unlock an iPhone Without a Passcode

Learn how to unlock an iPhone without a passcode before you're stuck. You never know when these methods will come...


Google’s New Tool Will Alert You When Your Private Info Appears Online—Here’s What to Ex...

Google's Results About You feature is a powerful tool to have in your online privacy toolbox, and soon it'll warn...


11 Netiquette Guidelines to Follow for Respectful Online Interactions

Don't get caught using poor netiquette. Experts share the best practices for online behavior.

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The Best Way to Charge Your Device Will Make Its Battery Last Way Longer

Let's hope you'll never be stuck with a dead smartphone or laptop again.


Your iPhone’s Volume Buttons Are Loaded with Hidden Features

While their primary goal is to control sound, your iPhone's volume buttons can actually do much more than you think


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13 Texting Etiquette Rules You Should Be Following by Now—but Aren’t

For better or worse, texting is almost as prevalent as talking, so it pays to stay on top of the...


You Can Schedule a Text Message on Your iPhone: Here’s How

Did you know you can set texts to send in the future? Find out how with this hack for how...


27 Tech Tips That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone

These tech tips will unlock the secrets to maximizing your productivity, staying organized, protecting your online privacy and more


I Was Addicted to My Phone—Here’s How I Got Over It

Martin struggled with phone addiction for years before recovery. Now he doesn't fight to limit his time on his phone—he's...


Here’s How to Hide Your Friends List on Facebook

This often-overlooked privacy setting on your Facebook profile can protect your identity and boost your security online


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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on an iPhone

Don’t panic! Those accidentally deleted messages aren’t gone forever—not if you take action quickly and follow these instructions.


5 Ways Threads Differs from Twitter and Other Text-Based Social Media Apps

If you haven't hopped on the latest social media craze yet, here's everything you need to know about Meta's new...

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The 6 Best Kindle Cases That Are Stylish and Protective

Whether heading to the pool or chilling on the couch with the newest summer read, we've got the Kindle e-reader...


Hackers Can Use AI to Guess Your Passwords—Here’s How to Protect Your Data

Learn how to keep your personal information safe from AI password cracking


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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...


How to Make a Facebook Post Shareable

From casual users to the social media savvy, everyone should know these simple steps to make a Facebook post shareable


9 Red Flags You’re About to Click on a Fake Social Media Ad

Scams originating from fake ads on social media have increased dramatically. Here's what to know and how to protect yourself.


What Is Instagram? Here’s Everything You Can Do on the Popular Photo-Sharing App

Welcome to your go-to guide to the fast-growing, ever-changing social media platform that is Instagram