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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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This is how to clean it, according to experts.

How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


Our Tech Editor’s #1 Pick for Black Friday This Year

Here's what our Tech Editor is adding to her cart ahead of Black Friday (and you should too).


Can You Really See Who Views Your Facebook Profile?

Admit it: You've always wondered who might be snooping around your Facebook page.


Here’s How to Find Lost AirPods

The music doesn't have to stop here. There's an easy way to find your favorite earbuds in minutes.

What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...

Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.


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This Is How Often You Should Shut Down Your Computer

Do you shut down your computer every night or leave it in sleep mode? Tech experts explain how often your...


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The 4 Things You Need to Do Before Deleting an App

Removing an app isn't as simple as it sounds.


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How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

Even if you're not a CEO or government official, hackers may be out to steal your private information. Here are...

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What Is Amazon Sidewalk? And Why You Might Want to Opt Out

If you have specific Amazon devices, you're now automatically sharing your home Internet connection with Amazon Sidewalk. Your personal privacy...


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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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How to Block Websites on Chrome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.


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5 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

Fraudsters and thieves are using Cash App to steal people's money, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app...


How to Save a Video on Facebook (to Watch Later)

You don't need to open Facebook to watch your favorite videos every single time. Here's how to save a video...

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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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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.

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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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How to See (and Delete) All of Your Google Activity

There's probably a lot more intel about you on the Internet than you think.


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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.