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Move over sci-fy! The world of the future is here today. We’re surrounded by smart TVs, phones, watches, cars, houses, and hundreds of others interconnected devices. With the whole world at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to stay safe, stay informed, and stay on top of the latest and greatest.

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    Is Apple Scanning Your iPhone Photos? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Experts explain Apple's controversial new plan to scan your iPhone photos—and what it could mean for your privacy.

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    This Is How Often You Should Shut Down Your Computer

    Do you shut down your computer every night or leave it in sleep mode? Tech experts explain how often your...


    17 Best Laptop Backpacks for Every Style and Budget

    Laptops follow their owners everywhere these days. These are the best options for safely and comfortably toting yours around.


    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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    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...


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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...


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    6 Smartphone Repairs You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Fix

    Cell phone gone for a swim? Screen shattered? These smartphone repair techniques can make all the difference.


    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 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.


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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.


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    62 Alexa Easter Eggs You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

    These Alexa Easter eggs will have you laughing for days.


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    How to Block Annoying Emails for Good

    Ready to finally stop getting those pesky spam emails? Here's how to block them—and clean up your inbox for good.


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    18 Secrets to Steal from People Who Never Get Hacked

    Learn the best practices that stop cybercriminals in their tracks.

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    How to Delete 99 Percent of Your Digital Footprint

    These are the steps you can take to erase your activity from the Internet's long memory.


    The Real Meaning Behind the Most Popular Emojis

    Emoji meanings can be incredibly confusing. Is he crying from laughter, or just crying? Learn how to decode emoji with...


    The Only Keyboard Shortcut List You’ll Ever Need

    With a few button presses, you can accomplish hundreds of computer tasks, from the simple to the sophisticated without ever...


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    The 10 Safest Smart Doorbells for Your Home

    Whether it's opportunity knocking, an annoying salesperson, or a suspicious stranger, now you can safely monitor your porch and decide...


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    How to Disinfect Your Phone During the Pandemic

    Your phone is germier than you realize. Here's how to get it virus-free—without damaging it in the process.