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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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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This is how to clean it, according to experts.

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How to Clean Your Cell Phone—And How Often You Should

Your phone is grosser than you realize. Here's how to clean it properly.


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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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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.


55 of the Most Useful Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts

Master the art of Zoom with these keyboard tricks. Trust us: You won’t know how you ever lived without them.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put a Soaked Phone in Rice (and What to Do Instead)

Before you concede to spending a load of cash on a brand-new phone, try one of these solutions that can...


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How to Hide Apps on an iPhone

If your home screen is unorganized and hard to navigate, learn how to hide apps on the iPhone so the...

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8 Things That Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery—And How to Fix Them

From the temperature outside to the number of apps you have running, these are the things technology pros say are...


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Dating Scams Are Up 40 Percent—Here’s How to Spot One

Make sure that you don't let yourself fall victim to online dating with these tips from trusted online dating professionals.


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Facebook Messenger Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Messenger scams are "rare," according to Facebook. Our experts say otherwise. Whichever is true, falling for one can be...


Here’s How Facebook Is Stalking You—And How to Make It Stop

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users know what data it's mining. Here's how to use...

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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...


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“Smart Hotels” Are Booming—But Is Your Privacy in Danger?

Is staying in a smart hotel all that smart if you want to keep your information private? Know the risks—and...


How to Delete Photos from Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sometimes, once you've uploaded a photo to Facebook, you realize that you'd rather not have it on the social network...


5 Times You’ll Want to Freeze Your Credit

Here's a quick look at why you may want to freeze your credit and how to do so.


How to See Who Follows You on Facebook

If you frequently worry about your Facebook privacy, you might wonder exactly who can see your profile. Here's how to...


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7 Alarming Things a Hacker Can Do When They Have Your Email Address

Once a hacker has access to your email, they can access a lot more of your information. Here are some...


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10 Online Scams You Need to Be Aware of—And How to Avoid Them

Swindlers may be following your every tweet and post, looking for a chance to fleece you. Here’s how to confound...


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13 Ways Hackers Get You When You Travel

An expert reveals the surprising ways you're more vulnerable to identity theft when you travel—and how to protect yourself.


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17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

More and more, common items we regularly use are becoming connected, making things more convenient not only for us, but...




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8 Simple Tricks That Can Save a Wet Cell Phone

Accidents happen. Here's how to keep a moment of klutziness from destroying your phone.