How to factory reset your phone to protect your personal information

Got a new phone? That’s great!  Now, first things first — what to do with your old one after you’ve backed it up.  If you’re like most people, your smartphone contains a lot of personal information like emails, …

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 …

How to quickly find a lost or stolen phone

What to do if your Apple device has been lost or stolen 1) Prepare now before your iPhone or iPad is lost. All newer Apple devices come with a feature called Activation Lock, a feature that’s designed to …

Learn how to scan a QR code — and receive a special offer

You’ve probably seen QR codes before — those modern-looking barcodes used to redeem a coupon or concert ticket, make a payment, send a text message, save a contact or download an app. They’ve taken a long time to …

Here’s how to securely erase your phone before selling or trading in

If you’re planning to sell, trade in or give away your current phone, there are a number of steps you should take to prepare your phone in order to protect your personal information and secure your data and …