Smartphones

Take a look at your smartphone—it’s hard to imagine the possibilities of such a small, powerful device in your pocket. If you’re a social media guru, work-from-home grinder, or someone who really only ever makes calls—we’ll teach you how to make the most of your smartphones with hacks, tips, and tricks to blow you away.

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    How to Spot Apple ID Phishing Scams

    Once you know what to look for, you won't take the bait of a fake Apple email.

    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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    How to Disinfect Your Phone During the Pandemic

    Your phone is germier than you realize. Here's how to get it virus-free—without damaging it in the process.


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    Smartphone Security: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Phone Safe

    These days, your smartphone is more than just a way to call or text people—it serves as an...


    What You Need to Know About Phone Scams

    Your phone rings and the screen flashes with the number...

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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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    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...


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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...


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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...


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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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    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.