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Why Are My Texts Green on My iPhone?

iPhone users might have noticed that some of their text messages are green, while others are blue. Here's the lowdown on the difference.

The 5 Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks, According to Our Tech Expert

Our tech editor has personally tested each of these portable chargers and power banks to determine the best of the...


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18 Online Security Secrets from Internet Security Experts

Boost your online security—and thwart hackers—with advice from cybersecurity experts.


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How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

Your computer is slow, your webcam has gone rogue, and weird apps seem to install by themselves. We hate to...


These Are the Most Common Passwords—Do Yours Make the List?

If your password appears on this passwords list, you're an easy target for hackers.

Why You Need to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication ASAP

What is two-factor authentication, and why do experts say it's the key to better online security?


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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.

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...


The 10 Best Fitness Trackers for Your Money

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


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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 Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

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

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...


How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known

Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying.


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How to Find and Disable a Hidden Apple AirTag That Could Be Tracking You

Apple's new tracking device was created to help you find lost items, but experts warn that AirTags could also put...


What’s a Multi-Device Charging Station, And Do You Need One?

Charge all of your devices simultaneously without scrambling to find a mess of cords and outlets.

This $28 Key Finder Makes Locating Lost Items Easy

This clever product makes losing important belongings a thing of the past, and it's less than $30.


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15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity

Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.


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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...


Our Tech Editor’s #1 Pick for Black Friday This Year

Here's what our Tech Editor is adding to her cart ahead of Black Friday (and you should too).


Can You Really See Who Views Your Facebook Profile?

Admit it: You've always wondered who might be snooping around your Facebook page.


Here’s How to Find Lost AirPods

The music doesn't have to stop here. There's an easy way to find your favorite earbuds in minutes.


What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?

Meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, Amazon's first-ever robotic home assistant.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...

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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...


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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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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.