Personal Technology

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.

View More in:

Add Filter

Tout icon

How to Stop Spam Calls for Good

Hard fact of life: Robocalls aren't going to stop. But you can prevent them from ever reaching you, thanks to a handful hacks from tech experts.

39 of the Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Your keyboard can do a lot more than you realize. Memorize these Mac keyboard shortcuts to help you navigate your...


Tout icon

What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself Against It?

Don't let the funny name confuse you. Smishing is a major scam that could cost you big bucks.


How to Save the Battery Life on Your iPhone

Follow these tips to keep your iPhone battery topped up and ready to go.


How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone, and Why You Should

Make your life easier by adding some widgets to your iPhone.

How to Unblock Someone on Your iPhone

You hate them. You hate them not. Here's what to do when you want to unblock them on your iPhone.


How to Record a Phone Call on Your iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy, but with these tips and apps, recording a phone call on your iPhone is possible.

How to Organize Your Apps on Your iPhone

Say goodbye to smartphone clutter. Organize your apps on your iPhone for easier use and a more productive you.


Tout icon

How to Screen Record on an iPhone

There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone

Whether you have a new phone or an older model, taking an iPhone screenshot is a snap.


Tout icon

How to Factory Reset Your iPhone to Delete Everything on It

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

Tout icon

How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Your iPhone

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make sure you never get caught in an awkward texting situation again.


How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


How to Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

Not everyone wants their contacts knowing when they've read a message. If you can relate, follow these simple steps to...


Tout icon

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.


Tout icon

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 place.

Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on an iPhone

Don’t panic! Those accidentally deleted messages aren’t necessarily gone forever—not if you take action quickly and follow these instructions.


I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known

Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying.


This Is What Each Heart Emoji Means

No need to read between the hearts. This guide to all the heart emoji meanings will tell you everything you...


Tout icon

How to Find and Disable a Hidden Apple AirTag That Could Be Tracking You

Apple's new tracking device was created to help you find lost items, but experts warn that AirTags could also put...


This $11 Amazon-Loved Laptop Cleaner Wipes Away Keyboard Crumbs

Kiss crumbs, smudges, and smears goodbye with this do-it-all laptop cleaning tool.


What’s a Multi-Device Charging Station, And Do You Need One?

Charge all of your devices simultaneously without scrambling to find a mess of cords and outlets.


This $28 Key Finder Makes Locating Lost Items Easy

This clever product makes losing important belongings a thing of the past, and it's less than $30.

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 84%!

Tout icon

15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity

Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.


The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

Your phone is gross, but a UV light phone sanitizer can blast bacteria out of every nook and cranny.


Tout icon

How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...


How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

Experts give the lowdown on how to clean earwax, sweat, and other gunk off your AirPods and AirPods case.


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...


Tout icon

How to Clean Your Cell Phone—And How Often You Should

Your phone is grosser than you realize. Here's how to clean it properly.