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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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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.

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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


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.


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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...

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...


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 Most Useful iPhone and iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Once you know these text shortcuts for your iPhone you'll be responding to text messages faster than ever!


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Never Get Rid of an Old Phone Without Doing These 6 Things First

Take these cell phone precautions before you hand off a trove of personal information to a total stranger.


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What to Know About Signal, the Private Messaging App Even Cybersecurity Experts Use

Signal private messenger app is a favorite of government officials, tech giants, and cyber experts. Find out why.


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The Best Cloud Storage for Android Phones

Yes, Android phones have secure cloud storage for your photos and more—and that extra space on your device is just...

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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 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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Can iPhones Get Viruses? What You Need to Know About Malware on iPhones

If you think that iPhones are immune to viruses, think again. Find out how to check your iPhone for a...


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4 Things You Should Never Ask Siri

It might be in your best interest not to discuss these topics with Siri.


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This Is the Least Reliable Cell Phone Company in America

If you’re constantly dropping calls and waiting forever for webpages to load, you might have this cell phone provider.

What You Need to Know About Spam Calls and 7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Them

COVID-19 is limiting our in-person contact but expanding our need to connect over the phone. While families and friends call...


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The Dangers of TikTok That Are Worth Your Attention

We all love TikTok, but there are many things we don't know yet about the app. After you click agree,...


11 Mobile Apps for Security and Privacy

With data breaches on the rise, it's more important than ever to safeguard the treasure trove of personal information that...


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8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

With passcodes, passwords, and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here's what you should know about everything...


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Why You Should Be Worried About Smartphone Apps Stealing Your Data

The popular FaceApp has brought to light a big privacy problem in our increasingly digital lives. Here's what you need...