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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    iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

    You may think you have nothing to hide but you should still be vigilant about your iPhone privacy settings. Here's...


    23 Window Keyboard Shortcuts: A Cheat Sheet

    Once you know these Windows keyboard shortcuts, you'll be able to get all your tasks done in a snap.


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    Encrypted Phones: What It Means and How It Works

    Don't let the term "encrypted phone" intimidate you. It's a feature you probably already have and use on your phone...


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    Google Play Protect: Why It’s the Only Antivirus App Androids Need

    Smartphones may not get traditional viruses but can be exposed to cyberattacks. Here's why Google Play Protect is a useful...


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    How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

    Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.


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    The Most Secure Messaging Apps for iPhones and Androids

    Whether you have an iPhone or Android, these secure messaging apps will make your digital privacy their top priority.


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    Is WhatsApp Safe? Security Issues You Must Know

    This encrypted messaging app might not be all that it's cracked up to be, experts warn.


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    How to View (and Delete) Your iPhone’s Call History

    This basic skill comes in very handy in certain circumstances. Follow these steps to delete iPhone calls, find your call...

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    This Is What the “I” in iPhone Stands for

    There's actually more than one meaning!


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    14 Zoom Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow

    Making eye contact is important—so look directly into the camera, not at the person you're talking to. (Oops.)


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    Are Open Wi-Fi Networks Safe?

    Public Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, safer than it used to be, and, of course, free. But are the risks of...


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    How to Factory Reset Your Android Phone

    Before you get too excited about your new phone, you need to prepare your old Android for selling or recycling...


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    How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Your Android Phone

    Google Assistant is always listing on your Android phone. Here's how to stop it.


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    What to Do If Your iPhone Is Lost or Stolen

    Don't panic if you can't find your phone. These tips will make sure all your personal info remains safe and...


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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 Text Messages on an iPhone

    Anyone who values their privacy will want to know how to hide alerts and notifications on their iPhone.

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    What Is a Digital Wallet and How Does It Work?

    Contactless payments are here to stay, but here’s what you need to know before signing up for a digital wallet.


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    How to Turn Off Location Services on an Android

    Google can find and record your location. Here's why that can be a problem and how to put a stop...


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    How to Turn Off Location Tracking on Your iPhone

    Location tracking may seem harmless but it can be an invasion of your privacy. Here's what you need to know...


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    How to Delete Everything on Your iPhone

    Ready to upgrade your iPhone? Before selling or recycling your old one, take these steps to protect your personal data.


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    Is Google Pay Safe? What to Know About This Contactless Payment App

    Google Pay offers speed and convenience, but before you sign up, find out just how secure this contactless payment app...

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    5 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Trust an App

    Proceed with caution when heading to the app store.


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    Is Apple Pay Safe?

    Thanks to Apple Pay, making payments and transferring cash is easier than ever. But will this app put your financial...


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    How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

    Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


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    iPhone Virus Warning: Scam or Real?

    Here's why you might not want to trust the next virus warning pop-up that appears on your phone.


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    How to Find a Lost Phone That’s Turned Off

    Don't lose hope: there's a way to find your favorite electronic little buddy, even if your phone is turned off.


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    Jailbreaking iPhones: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know

    You won't be a criminal if you jailbreak your iPhone—but your data could be exposed to one (or more).