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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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If You Get These Texts, Delete Them Immediately

Scammers are getting sneakier, so you have to be smarter to stay safe. Here are the newest scam text messages to watch out for.

What Can Someone Do with Your Email Address without a Password?

Your email can unlock crucial information for people with bad intentions. Here's what hackers could do if they got your...


Does Unsubscribing from Emails Work—and Is It Safe to Do?

Beware of the danger that lurks in your inbox. Experts explain how to safely unsubscribe from emails and clear your...


Is Facebook Marketplace Safe? 12 Tips for Avoiding Scams

Buying and selling things on Facebook Marketplace is a great way to make some extra cash or save a few...


103 Byte-Sized Computer Jokes That Deliver Big Laughs

Ready to throw your laptop out the window? Take a deep breath and read these hilarious computer jokes instead.

How Do 3D Printers Work, Exactly?

They may sound futuristic, but 3D printers are everywhere. Here’s what you need to know about how 3D printers...


I Asked ChatGPT Some Personal Questions, and Let’s Just Say She’s Not a Good Friend

ChatGPT may be able to write a 10-page essay on the history of the world, but when it comes to...

What Is Mastodon, and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

As Twitter deflates and users leave in droves—Mastodon gains traction.


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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8 Cable TV Alternatives to Help You Finally Cut the Cord

Tired of paying for a bazillion channels when you watch only a few? Here are cable TV alternatives that'll help...


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...

6 Reasons Your Phone Is So Slow—and How to Speed It Up

Is your smartphone dragging? Find out the common reasons iPhones and Androids slow down, as well as the easy...


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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...


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Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide

Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news...


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or a Mac, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your laptop screen


Experience True Wireless Freedom with JLab AirPods: Cheap Earbuds That Don’t Disappoint

Before you splurge on a pair of AirPods, pick up a pair of wireless earbuds that over 22,000 shoppers call...

Top Kindle Cases and Sleeves for Protection and Ultimate Portability

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


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7 Tricks to Use Less Cellular Data—and Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Avoid paying overage charges for your cellular data by trying these easy tricks.


Tile vs AirTag: Understanding the Differences in Bluetooth Tracker Solutions

Why might you want to purchase the Apple AirTag over the Tile? We go through the similarities and differences between...


The Best Amazon Prime Day Kindle Deals for Avid Readers

These Amazon Kindle deals are the perfect excuse to pick up a travel-friendly library for all those upcoming holiday trips.


15 Places You Should Never Talk on Your Phone

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


How to Clean an Apple Watch Band So It Looks New

Sweat, spills and debris can make your Apple Watch band grimy. Here's how to restore its original luster.


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.


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


Top-Rated Wifi Enabled Smart Thermostats for Your Home Comfort

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

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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...


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...


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...



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...