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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    11 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

    Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.

    The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

    These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


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    How to Change Alexa’s Name: 7 Easy Steps

    Your Alexa device comes with four other possible names. Here's how you can try one out.


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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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    25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

    These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


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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...


    Can You Really See Who Views Your Instagram Profile?

    Instagram has lots of cool features beyond its photo filters and hashtags. But can you see who views your Instagram...


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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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    12 Texting Habits You Might Not Realize Are Annoying

    Who knew ending your text messages with periods was such a crime?


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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...


    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...

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    What Does ICYMI Mean?

    You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


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    3 Times You Shouldn’t “Accept Cookies” on a Site

    Cookies are everywhere online, but should you allow them into your browsing life?


    What GIF Stands for and How to Pronounce It

    Most everyone uses them, and most people have a very firm opinion on how to pronounce the acronym.


    How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

    You can rewatch videos any time you want by saving them to your smartphone or computer. No Wi-Fi connection necessary!


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    How to Screen Record on an iPhone

    There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


    How to Tell If Someone Blocked You on Instagram

    Think you've been blocked on Instagram? These key tips will help you figure it out once and for all.


    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.

    What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

    Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


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    6 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For

    Venmo has made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some scammers are using the app to steal your money.


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    How to Spot Apple ID Phishing Scams

    Once you know what to look for, you won't take the bait of a fake Apple email.


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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.