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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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How to Spot a Fake QR Code and Avoid Getting Scammed

Criminals are creating fake QR codes to scam unsuspecting people. Here's how to stay safe.


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What Is Spyware, and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Follow this expert advice to keep the malicious software known as spyware far from your trusted devices.


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What Is Doxxing, and How Does It Set You Up to Be Hacked?

Here's how to avoid becoming the next target of a doxxing attack and how to keep your personal information safe...


10 Best Wireless Headphones for Non-Stop Listeners

Looking to snag a new pair of headphones for easy, wire-free listening? Our tech expert has suggestions for audiophiles of...


Password Security: How to Create Good Passwords

Memorize these tips and tricks to create strong passwords and protect your online accounts


Hacked on Instagram? Here’s How to Get Your Account Back

Deep breath. You can recover an account that's been hacked on Instagram. Here's how to do it—and protect your profile...


18 Hidden Voice Memos Features You Never Knew About

Take a deeper dive into your iPhone Voice Memos app.


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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...

The 10 Best Fitness Trackers for Your Money

Our Tech Editor explains what to look for when shopping for a fitness tracker.


What Is SMS, and How Do These Text Messages Work?

You've likely encountered SMS messages, even if you didn't know it. Here's how they work—and why scammers love them.


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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...


How to Record a Voice Memo on Your iPhone

Take note: Your iPhone's Voice Memos app can help you record pretty much anything.


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How to Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

Your foolproof guide to hiding sensitive or personal photos on an iPhone or iPad


Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


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How to Stop Spam Calls for Good

Hard fact of life: Robocalls aren't going to stop. But you can prevent them from ever reaching you, thanks to...


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9 Things You Should Never Google

Avoid spiraling down the dark hole of Internet searches and creating unnecessary stress for yourself by skipping these keywords.


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100 Funny Wi-Fi Names For a Hilarious Internet Connection

We all need to access Wi-Fi, so we might as well make ourselves (and our neighbors) laugh a little while...

How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

Whether your account has been compromised or you want to level up security, here's what you need to know about...


39 of the Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Your keyboard can do a lot more than you realize. Memorize these Mac keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate your...


Reader’s Digest Launches Free Streaming App

It's RD on demand! Download the free Reader's Digest streaming app and enjoy instant access to our best content, inspired...


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What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself Against It?

Don't let the funny name confuse you. Smishing is a major scam that could cost you big bucks.


How to Save the Battery Life on Your iPhone

Follow these tips to keep your iPhone battery topped up and ready to go.


How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone, and Why You Should

Make your life easier by adding some widgets to your iPhone.

How to Unblock Someone on Your iPhone

You hate them. You hate them not. Here's what to do when you want to unblock them on your iPhone.


How to Record a Phone Call on Your iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy, but with these tips and apps, recording a phone call on your iPhone is possible.


How to Organize Your Apps on Your iPhone

Say goodbye to smartphone clutter. Organize your apps on your iPhone for easier use and a more productive you.


I Tried the Ring Pro 2 Video Doorbell—Here’s My Honest Review

A clear, reliable, and easy-to-use video doorbell is a significant improvement from the old push-button standby. We tried the Ring...


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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 Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone

Whether you have a new phone or an older model, taking an iPhone screenshot is a snap.