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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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9 Red Flags You’re About to Click on a Fake Social Media Ad

Scams originating from fake ads on social media have increased dramatically. Here's what to know and how to protect yourself.

What Is Instagram? Here’s Everything You Can Do on the Popular Photo-Sharing App

Welcome to your go-to guide to the fast-growing, ever-changing social media platform that is Instagram


How to Make Your Facebook Private to Protect Your Personal Info

With a few tweaks to make Facebook private, you can control who can see your posts, your friends list and...


How to Screen Record on an Android Phone

It's easy to record your screen with Android's built-in screen recorder or a third-party app


10 Ways to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Tired of seeing "There is not enough available storage"? Here are 10 quick things you can do to free up...

How to Close All the Tabs on Your iPhone—and Why You’ll Be So Glad You Did

It's time to bid adieu to your endless jungle of open web pages by learning how to close all tabs...


How to Free Up Space on an Android Phone

Need more room on your phone for apps, videos and images? Here are some quick and easy ways to reclaim...


How to Turn Off Siri on Your iPhone

Apple's smart personal assistant can be equal parts helpful and distracting. Here's how to turn off Siri and disable Siri...


There’s a New Threat Targeting iPhones—What You Need to Know

There's a new piece of malware that's threatening iPhone users. Here's what you need to know about it—and what you...


What Is Instagram Quiet Mode—and How Can It Help You Focus?

With the new Instagram quiet mode feature, you can hush the distractions and, yes, still enjoy all those adorable cat...


How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen to Show Off Your Style

You use your iPhone constantly, so why not give it a personal touch? Here's how to customize your iPhone home...


How to Set Reminders on Your iPhone So You Never Forget the Important Stuff

Say goodbye to sticky notes and string around your finger—Apple's Reminders app is the most reliable way to remember important...


How to Stop Siri from Reading Text Messages on AirPods

Siri can be very helpful, but Apple's smart assistant can also be annoying. Here's how to stop Siri from reading...

How to Hide Likes on Instagram—and Why You Might Want To

By learning how to hide likes on Instagram, you can take control of your social media habits and improve your...


What Is the “Add Yours” Feature on Instagram—and When Might You Want to Use It?

"Add Yours" Instagram stickers turn Stories and Reels into collaborative experiences. Here's how to use the feature.


What Are Instagram Notes? Here’s Why You’ll Love This New Feature

Wish you could share random thoughts on Instagram without creating a full-on post? Instagram Notes is about to become...


How to See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram

Instagram followers come and go, but if you want to know how to see who unfollowed you on Instagram, we...


You Can Filter Blue Light on Your iPhone for a Better Night’s Sleep

Why so blue? It's easy to reduce the amount of blue light coming from your phone.


This Clever Power Strip Solves So Many Charging Woes

Plug in up to nine devices at once with this handy swivel power strip.


Is Your Car Spying On You?

Your car is definitely listening to you and recording your moves—but what is it doing with this information?


What Is Vanish Mode on Instagram—and When You May Want to Use It

Snapchat isn't the only messaging app with self-erasing messages. With Instagram vanish mode, you can turn this feature on and...


How to Create Instagram Stories—and When You May Want to Use This Feature

Looking to take your Instagram game to the next level? Here's the scoop on Instagram Stories, one of the most...

Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Personal Voice Feature

Apple recently previewed some new accessibility features, one of which can replicate your own voice. Here's what you need to...


Can You Unsend an Email After Hitting “Send” Too Soon?

Once you learn how to unsend an email, your days of sending a message with an embarrassing typo or firing...


Never Lose Your Keys Again With This Clever $25 Tool

Peace of mind has never been so affordable.


This Hidden Feature Lets You Use Your iPhone to Identify Plants, Pets and More

From succulents to statues, your iPhone can help you identify a wide range of mystery objects


You’ve Been Scrolling the Wrong Way on Your iPhone—Here’s What to Do Instead

At the end of a scrolling session and need to get back to the top? You don't have to scroll...


How to Make a Private Call and Keep Your Phone Number Safe

Keep your number to yourself with these three easy ways to hide it on Caller ID