Personal Technology

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 Remove Spyware on an Android Phone

    Worried that someone’s watching you? You have good reason to be concerned. Here’s how to spot and remove spyware on your phone—and keep your personal information safe.

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    How to Remove Hidden Malware from Your Android Phone

    When your phone is hacked, you need to act fast. Here’s how to tell if your Android has been infected...


    The Most Useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Control everything on your computer faster and easier with these Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts.


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    iPhone Security: Does an iPhone Need Antivirus Software?

    Apps promise to protect your phone from viruses and malware, but with built-in iPhone security measures, you may not need...


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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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    40 iPhone Tricks That Will Make Things So Much Easier

    Want to help a friend find her missing phone? Need an activity tracker, tape measure, or magnifying glass? Look no...


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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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    How to Lock Any App on Your iPhone

    Looking to prevent prying eyes from seeing things they shouldn't and avoid unwanted Apple Store charges? You're in the right...


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    How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

    Whether an app is causing problems on your iPhone or you just want to free up some space, you need...


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    Is iCloud Safe? Everything You Need to Know

    Once you understand how iCloud works and the iCloud security and privacy settings, you can choose what data you feel...


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    iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

    You may think you have nothing to hide but you should still be vigilant about your iPhone privacy settings. Here's...


    23 Window Keyboard Shortcuts: A Cheat Sheet

    Once you know these Windows keyboard shortcuts, you'll be able to get all your tasks done in a snap.


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    Encrypted Phones: What It Means and How It Works

    Don't let the term "encrypted phone" intimidate you. It's a feature you probably already have and use on your phone...

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    Google Play Protect: Why It’s the Only Antivirus App Androids Need

    Smartphones may not get traditional viruses but can be exposed to cyberattacks. Here's why Google Play Protect is a useful...


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    How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

    Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.


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    The Most Secure Messaging Apps for iPhones and Androids

    Whether you have an iPhone or Android, these secure messaging apps will make your digital privacy their top priority.


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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 View (and Delete) Your iPhone’s Call History

    This basic skill comes in very handy in certain circumstances. Follow these steps to delete iPhone calls, find your call...


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    This Is What the “I” in iPhone Stands for

    There's actually more than one meaning!


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    Are Open Wi-Fi Networks Safe?

    Public Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, safer than it used to be, and, of course, free. But are the risks of...


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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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    How to Turn Off Google Assistant on Your Android Phone

    Google Assistant is always listing on your Android phone. Here's how to stop it.


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    What to Do If Your iPhone Is Lost or Stolen

    Don't panic if you can't find your phone. These tips will make sure all your personal info remains safe and...


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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 Text Messages on an iPhone

    Anyone who values their privacy will want to know how to hide alerts and notifications on their iPhone.


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    What Is a Digital Wallet and How Does It Work?

    Contactless payments are here to stay, but here’s what you need to know before signing up for a digital wallet.


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    How to Turn Off Location Services on an Android

    Google can find and record your location. Here's why that can be a problem and how to put a stop...