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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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Find the Best Smart Speaker for You

Choose wisely and you’ll make your life a whole lot easier.

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14 Photos You Should Carry with You at All Times—But Don’t

It's a little-used life hack, but your photo library can save you time and frustration by putting important information literally...


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18 of the Most Useful Alexa Accessories

Your favorite virtual assistant can now do everything from adjusting your thermostat to changing the channel on your TV. Find...


What Is Amazon’s Alexa and What Can It Do?

What can Alexa do? A better question might be: What can't Alexa do?!


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These Are the Passwords That Hackers Will Guess First

Avoid these common, easy-to-crack passwords...unless you want to end up as the victim of a hacker.

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62 Alexa Easter Eggs You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These Alexa Easter eggs will have you laughing for days.


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How to Block Annoying Emails for Good

Ready to finally stop getting those pesky spam emails? Here's how to block them—and clean up your inbox for good.

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18 Secrets to Steal from People Who Never Get Hacked

Learn the best practices that stop cybercriminals in their tracks.


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How to Delete 99 Percent of Your Digital Footprint

These are the steps you can take to erase your activity from the Internet's long memory.


The Real Meaning Behind the Most Popular Emojis

Emoji meanings can be incredibly confusing. Is he crying from laughter, or just crying? Learn how to decode emoji with...


The Only Keyboard Shortcut List You’ll Ever Need

With a few button presses, you can accomplish hundreds of computer tasks, from the simple to the sophisticated without ever...

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The 10 Safest Smart Doorbells for Your Home

Whether it's opportunity knocking, an annoying salesperson, or a suspicious stranger, now you can safely monitor your porch and decide...



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This Is the Most Malware-Infested City in America

Where you live could be putting your cybersecurity at risk.


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The FBI Warns About This New Threat to Home Security Devices

A scary, new attack targets owners of smart devices including home security cameras—and could have deadly consequences.


80 of the Most Useful Excel Shortcuts

Excel at using Excel with these keyboard hotkeys that will save you minutes of time—and hours of aggravation.

66 of the Most Useful Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

You'll zip around your email inbox and outbox like a pro once you know these Microsoft Outlook hotkeys for Windows.


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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!


96 Shortcuts for Accents and Symbols: A Cheat Sheet

These quick and easy keyboard shortcuts will make your life so much easier.


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Never Get Rid of an Old Phone Without Doing These 6 Things First

Take these cell phone precautions before you hand off a trove of personal information to a total stranger.


41 of the Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Your keyboard can do a lot more than you realize. Memorize these Mac keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate your...


The Most Useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Control everything on your computer faster and easier with these Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts.


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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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The Best Cloud Storage for Android Phones

Yes, Android phones have secure cloud storage for your photos and more—and that extra space on your device is just...

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23 Window Keyboard Shortcuts: A Cheat Sheet

Once you know these Windows keyboard shortcuts, you'll be able to get all your tasks done in a snap.


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Is WhatsApp Safe? Security Issues You Must Know

This encrypted messaging app might not be all that it's cracked up to be, experts warn.


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Are Open Wi-Fi Networks Safe?

Public Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, safer than it used to be, and, of course, free. But are the risks of...


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How to Factory Reset Your Android Phone

Before you get too excited about your new phone, you need to prepare your old Android for selling or recycling...


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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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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...