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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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The “Hey Disney” Voice Assistant Is Coming to Echo Devices

Imagine Donald Duck setting your timer! Your favorite Disney characters are coming to Amazon Echo devices soon, so get ready for some everyday magic.

How to Change Your Name on Facebook

Follow these simple steps to update, add or change your name on your Facebook profile


iPhone’s White Noise Feature Can Help You Sleep—Here’s How to Use It

This just in: there's another iPhone feature you didn't know about, and this hack can help you get some refreshing...


How to Unsend and Edit a Text Message

Your dream of being able to edit and unsend iMessages has come true. Here's how to use these new features.


How to Check Your AirPods’ Battery Life

Need a charge? Here's how to check AirPod battery levels on your iPhone, Mac and Android so they don't die...

10 Instagram Scams Everyone Should Watch Out For

By all means, enjoy the fun of this social media site. But also be aware that Instagram scams abound.


Can You See Who Views Your TikToks?

With just a few taps, you can finally see who views your TikToks and profile. Here's how.

The Best Smart Speakers That Are Helpful and Entertaining

The best smart speakers keep you connected and stream your favorite music and podcasts


Amazon Kindle Review: I Tried the Kindle Paperwhite and It Changed How I Read Forever

Our Senior Shopping Editor doubled the number of books she reads in a year thanks to the Kindle Paperwhite.


The Best Smartwatches to Keep You Connected in Style

Not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for a smartwatch? We've rounded up the best smartwatches on...


The 8 Best Smart TVs That Will Elevate Your Everyday Viewing Experience

Which is the best smart TV for you? These top-quality options will take your streaming to the next level—no matter...

The Best Smart Thermostats for Staying Warm While Saving Money

With energy costs on the rise, buy the best smart thermostat for your needs to save money while keeping the...


The 5 Best VR Headsets That Put You Right in the Middle of the Action

Looking for an immersive entertainment experience? Find out which of these top-rated VR headsets is best for your budget, needs...


Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."


10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


A “Panic” Emoji Is Coming to Smartphones—Along with These Other Keyboard Icons

High-fives all around! We’re about to get a slew of fun new emojis to craft the perfect texts.

When Is the Best Time to Buy Apple Products?

When it comes to buying Apple products, timing is everything. Read on to learn the best time to buy Apple...


iPhone Disabled? Here’s What to Do Next

Fixing your disabled iPhone is easy, especially if your info is backed up to iTunes or iCloud.


Apple’s Passkeys Could Usher In a Password-Free Future

Apple's recently announced passkey feature may forever change the way you log in to your online accounts. Here's what passkeys...


This Social Media-Loved Mini Desk Vacuum Keeps Your Workspace Tidy

The ODISTAR mini desk vacuum isn’t just adorable. It magically picks...


Why Are My Texts Green on My iPhone?

iPhone users might have noticed that some of their text messages are green, while others are blue. Here's the lowdown...


The 5 Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks, According to Our Tech Expert

Our tech editor has personally tested each of these portable chargers and power banks to determine the best of the...


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18 Online Security Secrets from Internet Security Experts

Boost your online security—and thwart hackers—with advice from cybersecurity experts.


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How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

Your computer is slow, your webcam has gone rogue, and weird apps seem to install by themselves. We hate to...


These Are the Most Common Passwords—Do Yours Make the List?

If your password appears on this passwords list, you're an easy target for hackers.

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Why You Need to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication ASAP

What is two-factor authentication, and why do experts say it's the key to better online security?


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How to Spot a Fake QR Code and Avoid Getting Scammed

Criminals are creating fake QR codes to scam unsuspecting people. Here's how to stay safe.


10 Best Wireless Headphones for Non-Stop Listeners

Looking to snag a new pair of headphones for easy, wire-free listening? Our tech expert has suggestions for audiophiles of...


The 10 Best Fitness Trackers for Your Money

Our Tech Editor explains what to look for when shopping for a fitness tracker.


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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 Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

Your foolproof guide to hiding sensitive or personal photos on an iPhone or iPad