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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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The “Hey Disney” Voice Assistant Is Coming to Echo Devices

Imagine Donald Duck setting your timer! Your favorite Disney characters are coming to Amazon Echo devices soon, so get ready...


How to Change Your Name on Facebook

Follow these simple steps to update, add or change your name on your Facebook profile


iPhone’s White Noise Feature Can Help You Sleep—Here’s How to Use It

This just in: there's another iPhone feature you didn't know about, and this hack can help you get some refreshing...


How to Unlock an iPad Without a Password

Locked out of your iPad? We can help. Use these Apple-approved methods to unlock your iPad without a password.


How to Unsend and Edit an iMessage

Your dream of being able to edit and unsend iMessages has come true. Here's how to use these new features.


How to Check Your AirPods’ Battery Life

Need a charge? Here's how to check AirPod battery levels on your iPhone, Mac and Android so they don't die...


How to Cancel Subscriptions on Your iPhone

This little-known shortcut to cancel subscriptions on your iPhone can save you money with just a few clicks


10 Instagram Scams Everyone Should Watch Out For

By all means, enjoy the fun of this social media site. But also be aware that Instagram scams abound.

Can You See Who Views Your TikToks?

With just a few taps, you can finally see who views your TikToks and profile. Here's how.


The Best Smart Speakers That Are Helpful and Entertaining

The best smart speakers keep you connected and stream your favorite music and podcasts


Amazon Kindle Review: Which One Should You Buy?

We compared all the best Amazon Kindle models to help you choose the right one for your reading style and...


Amazon Kindle Review: I Tried the Kindle Paperwhite and It Changed How I Read Forever

Our Senior Shopping Editor doubled the number of books she reads in a year thanks to the Kindle Paperwhite.


How to Create iPhone Shortcuts—and Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Ready for the best smartphone hack ever? Learn these simple iPhone shortcuts to streamline everyday tasks and save a ton...


The Best Smartwatches to Keep You Connected in Style

Not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for a smartwatch? We've rounded up the best smartwatches on...


The 8 Best Smart TVs That Will Elevate Your Everyday Viewing Experience

Which is the best smart TV for you? These top-quality options will take your streaming to the next level—no matter...


How to Schedule a Text Message on Your iPhone

Schedule messages on your iPhone to send at just the right time with these easy hacks


What Is That Red Dot on Your Apple Watch—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Some find it helpful, others find it annoying. Here's what that mysterious red dot on your Apple Watch means—and how...

The Best Smart Thermostats for Staying Warm While Saving Money

With energy costs on the rise, buy the best smart thermostat for your needs to save money while keeping the...


The 5 Best VR Headsets That Put You Right in the Middle of the Action

Looking for an immersive entertainment experience? Find out which of these top-rated VR headsets is best for your budget, needs...


How to Forward a Text Message from Your Phone

Once you know the steps, forwarding a text message on your iPhone or Android is fast, easy and convenient


6 Reasons Your Phone Is So Slow—and How to Speed It Up

Is your smartphone dragging? Find out the common reasons iPhones and Androids slow down, as well as the easy...


Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."


10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.

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How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Your iPhone

Looking up a photo with the reverse image search feature on your iPhone is fast, easy and free


A “Panic” Emoji Is Coming to Smartphones—Along with These Other Keyboard Icons

High-fives all around! We’re about to get a slew of fun new emojis to craft the perfect texts.


When Is the Best Time to Buy Apple Products?

When it comes to buying Apple products, timing is everything. Read on to learn the best time to buy Apple...


iPhone Disabled? Here’s What to Do Next

Fixing your disabled iPhone is easy, especially if your info is backed up to iTunes or iCloud.


Apple’s Passkeys Could Usher In a Password-Free Future

Apple's recently announced passkey feature may forever change the way you log in to your online accounts. Here's what passkeys...