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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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33 Smart Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Feel like the household demands on your hard-earned cash are higher than ever? You're not alone. Luckily, there are steps you can take that add up to noticeable savings.

What Are Cookies, and Why Do Websites Have Them?

Cookies simplify our online lives, but it's important to understand what they are before accepting them.


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...


How to Prevent Companies from Buying and Selling Your Personal Information

Your information is everywhere. Here's how to stop data brokers from buying and selling it.


This Social Media-Loved Mini Desk Vacuum Keeps Your Workspace Tidy

The ODISTAR mini desk vacuum isn’t just adorable. It magically picks...


What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how...

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Technology

From self-driving cars to space travel to NFTs, we answer your questions about where technology is heading.


How to Hide Your Amazon Orders—and Keep Your Purchases Private

Do you have a shared Amazon account or just love to surprise your family? Then it's time to find out...


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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 can...


How to Browse the Internet Anonymously

Follow these expert tips to surf the Web without being tracked.

How to Edit Photos on Your iPhone Using the Photos App

Photo editing doesn't have to be intimidating, and it can even be fun once you know how to edit photos...


Why Are My Texts Green on My iPhone?

iPhone users might have noticed that some of their text messages are green, while others are blue. Here's the lowdown...


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30 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these secret iPhone hacks will be your new favorite tricks.


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What Is Airplane Mode, and What Happens If You Don’t Use It During Flights?

Is airplane mode a necessary inconvenience or an aeronautic myth? We unravel the science behind it and why you (still)...


What Is Phishing, and How Can You Prevent This Cyberattack?

Phishing is one of the oldest and most common types of cyber fraud. Here's how to protect yourself.

Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.


The 5 Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks, According to Our Tech Expert

Our tech editor has personally tested each of these portable chargers and power banks to determine the best of the...


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How to Hide Apps on an iPhone

If your home screen is unorganized and hard to navigate, learn how to hide apps on the iPhone so the...


These Secret Netflix Codes Will Reveal Tons of Hidden Titles

From classic movies to international television staples, these hidden codes will take your Netflix scrolling to a whole new level.


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18 Online Security Secrets from Internet Security Experts

Boost your online security—and thwart hackers—with advice from cybersecurity experts.


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How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Work, Anyway?

Ever wonder how you're able to use the Internet 36,000 feet above the ground? Here's how in-flight Wi-Fi keeps you...


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How to Tell If Your Computer Has Been Hacked

Your computer is slow, your webcam has gone rogue, and weird apps seem to install by themselves. We hate to...


These Are the Most Common Passwords—Do Yours Make the List?

If your password appears on this passwords list, you're an easy target for hackers.

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10 Best Free Meditation Apps to Give You a Sense of Calm

Need a moment of calm and tranquility? These meditation apps will help you find your zen.


Why You Need to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication ASAP

What is two-factor authentication, and why do experts say it's the key to better online security?


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How to Spot a Fake QR Code and Avoid Getting Scammed

Criminals are creating fake QR codes to scam unsuspecting people. Here's how to stay safe.


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What Is Spyware, and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Follow this expert advice to keep the malicious software known as spyware far from your trusted devices.


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What Is Doxxing, and How Does It Set You Up to Be Hacked?

Here's how to avoid becoming the next target of a doxxing attack and how to keep your personal information safe...


10 Best Wireless Headphones for Non-Stop Listeners

Looking to snag a new pair of headphones for easy, wire-free listening? Our tech expert has suggestions for audiophiles of...