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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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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...


What Is iCloud, and How Do You Use It?

Once you understand what iCloud is and how it works, you can choose what data you feel comfortable storing online


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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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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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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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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 from an iPhone

Someone might be spying on you right now. These simple steps will get rid of spyware on your iPhone and...


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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...