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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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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 computer needs a full reboot.

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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.

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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...


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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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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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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Is Alexa Really Always Listening?

Ever wonder how much the Alexa sitting in your kitchen really knows about you?

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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 See (and Delete) All of Your Google Activity

There's probably a lot more intel about you on the Internet than you think.


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This Is the Most Malware-Infested City in America

Where you live could be putting your cybersecurity at risk.


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The FBI Warns About This New Threat to Home Security Devices

A scary, new attack targets owners of smart devices including home security cameras—and could have deadly consequences.


80 of the Most Useful Excel Shortcuts

Excel at using Excel with these keyboard hotkeys that will save you minutes of time—and hours of aggravation.

66 of the Most Useful Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts

You'll zip around your email inbox and outbox like a pro once you know these Microsoft Outlook hotkeys for Windows.


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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!


96 Shortcuts for Accents and Symbols: A Cheat Sheet

These quick and easy keyboard shortcuts will make your life so much easier.


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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.


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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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.