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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 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...


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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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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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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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.


Is My Apple Watch Waterproof?

We know you've frantically wondered this after getting your Apple Watch wet—here's what you need to know.

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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.


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5 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Amazon Alexa

Are you treating Alexa right? If not, you’re going to need a new device a lot sooner than you expect.


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10 Most Common eBay Scams to Look Out For

eBay opens up a new world of used items and can't-miss deals. It also opens up the possibility of scams...


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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If You Get These Texts, Delete Them Immediately

Friends and family aren’t the only ones who text you. Scammers do too!


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9 Things You Shouldn’t Post Online When You’re Not Home

Home security and social media can be a dangerous mix, so learn these tips for optimum safety when you're away...


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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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How to Turn Off Voice Assistants

Tech companies might not want you to turn off your device's voice assistants. But you can, and it's easy to...


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10 Best Websites for Selling Your Unwanted Stuff

Online options save time, are not weather dependent, and generally garner higher prices for the seller.


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17 Facebook Scams You Need to Take Seriously

You might just use Facebook for watching funny cat videos, but crooks use it to steal your money and information.


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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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4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam

With the new world of widespread remote work, you might be especially eager to consider a job offer or listing...

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Should People Stop Using Cash in a Post-COVID-19 World?

We know you're doing everything you can to keep your family safe—so should you stop using cash? How big is...


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If You’re Not Following These Rules, You’re an Easy Target for Scammers

We share a lot of personal information online, including credit card numbers and social security numbers—and scammers know how to...


Why You Should Change Your Phone Settings Before Protesting

Something as seemingly simple as the information on your phone could put your security in jeopardy in the wrong hands....


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9 Zoom Scams Experts Are Warning About

Before you schedule another virtual happy-hour with your friends or a work meeting with colleagues over Zoom, you might want...


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What Happens When You Ignore Security Warnings on Your Computer

Those warning pop-ups may be irritating, but they're there to ensure your computer can intercept, and neutralize, malware threats.


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Dating Scams Are Up 40 Percent—Here’s How to Spot One

Make sure that you don't let yourself fall victim to online dating with these tips from trusted online dating professionals.