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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    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.


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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...


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    How to Turn Off Location Tracking on Your iPhone

    Location tracking may seem harmless but it can be an invasion of your privacy. Here's what you need to know...


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    How to Delete Everything on Your iPhone

    Ready to upgrade your iPhone? Before selling or recycling your old one, take these steps to protect your personal data.

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    Is Google Pay Safe? What to Know About This Contactless Payment App

    Google Pay offers speed and convenience, but before you sign up, find out just how secure this contactless payment app...


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    Is Apple Pay Safe?

    Thanks to Apple Pay, making payments and transferring cash is easier than ever. But will this app put your financial...


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    How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

    Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


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    iPhone Virus Warning: Scam or Real?

    Here's why you might not want to trust the next virus warning pop-up that appears on your phone.


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    How to Find a Lost Phone That’s Turned Off

    Don't lose hope: there's a way to find your favorite electronic little buddy, even if your phone is turned off.


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    Jailbreaking iPhones: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know

    You won't be a criminal if you jailbreak your iPhone—but your data could be exposed to one (or more).


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    Rooting Android Phones: What Rooting Means and Should You Do It?

    Rooting an Android phone is akin to jailbreaking an iPhone—it can give you more control over your older phone, but...


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    Which Phone Is Most Secure?

    When shopping for a new mobile device, phone security should be top of mind. These are the security features to...

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    How to Remove Spyware on an iPhone

    Beware: Spyware could be lurking on your iPhone right now. Here’s how to find out if it’s there—and what you...


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    How to Stop (and Remove) iPhone Calendar Spam

    It’s not only annoying—it can also be dangerous. Here's what you can do to get rid of invasive iPhone calendar...


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    How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

    Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...


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    What Is Smishing?

    Don't let the funny name confuse you. Smishing is a major scam.


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    What Is Vishing?

    Sometimes a call can be dangerous. Thieves are using various types of phone scams to trick people into giving away...


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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...