How to use Google Maps Live View to always find your way

Ever get lost walking in a big city, airport or mall and the regular map on your smartphone isn’t helping you find your way? You’re in luck! A little-known feature in Google Maps harnesses its “augmented reality” technology …

Need to scan a document? You can do it from your smartphone for free

We’ve all been there: You need to scan a document to sign, send or save — but honestly, who has an actual scanner at home? Luckily, you can scan all of your important documents safely and securely right …

Important security patch: It’s time to update your smartphone

Now is a very important time to update your smartphone. Apple recently issued critical security updates (iOS 15.6.1) for iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple products to patch a vulnerability that “may have been actively exploited” by attackers …

How to stop smartphone apps from collecting your personal data

Smartphone apps can collect a whole lot of data about you:  Your name and email address, location history, personal contacts, photos and videos, purchases, health and fitness data, financial information, browsing and search history, your IP address and …

How to clear your phone’s cache to save space and improve performance

It’s inevitable: Our phones start to slow down and that precious memory space begins to fill up — causing a whole host of annoying problems that seem to get worse over time. So how can you improve the …

7 quick tips for taking better photos with your smartphone this summer

It’s summer and it’s hot outside! But if you’re like us, you’re braving the heat and venturing out with friends and family to make long-lasting memories — memories taken and stored on that smartphone camera in your pocket. …

8 Cool Tips to Keep Your Smartphone from Overheating

It’s getting hot out there, and as the planet warms from climate change, it’s bound to get even hotter. That also means your phone is becoming more susceptible to overheating — which can spell trouble. A hot phone …

Top 5 Phone Tips of 2022 So Far: Blocking spam calls, transferring your data and more

Are you still receiving annoying and frustrating spam and robocalls? Did you recently get a new phone and need to transfer your data and settings? Or, do you need a refresher on how to disinfect your phone? You’re …

How to protect yourself from annoying spam and robocalls calls

This year, Americans will receive roughly 52 billion spam and robocalls. Yes, that’s “billion” with a B. These calls are not only annoying — they’re dangerous, too. Last year alone, scammers swindled a whopping $39.5 billion from unsuspecting …

How to add your personal pronouns to your next Zoom call

Many of us here at CREDO include our preferred pronouns on our social media profiles and email signatures as a sign of respect and to ensure we refer to each other correctly. But did you know you can …