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 …

Protect your privacy and turn geotagging off your smartphone photos

Did you know that when you take a photo with your smartphone and send it to someone, you are also sharing your exact location, too — all without your knowledge? Yes, it’s true, and it’s called “geotagging.” By …

Enable this hidden phone setting to alert loved ones during an emergency

We never know when there will be an emergency — a car accident, an unexpected fall, a sudden illness — so it’s always good to be prepared ahead of time. Luckily, our smartphones can be programmed to alert loved …

How to scan your important tax documents right from your phone

Tax Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t filed yet, it’s time to quickly get all your documents in order. The best way to save, store or upload your tax documents, especially if you have …

3G networks are shutting down. What does that mean for you?

It’s the end of an era: Over the course of this year, all of the major cellular providers will be shutting down their 3G networks to make room for faster, more reliable 5G networks. So what does this …

Don’t throw away your old phone. Here are 6 things you can do with it.

Americans throw away more than 416,000 cell phones every single day — that’s nearly 152 million each year! These cell phones, along with the millions of tons of other e-waste that end up in landfills each year, are …

How to free up storage space on your smartphone

It’s happened to all of us. We use our smartphones to store all of our photos, videos, music, podcasts and more — but then receive that dreaded “Storage is Full” warning on our home screens.  Before you start …

How to safely scan a QR code with your smartphone

If you’ve been to a restaurant lately, you’ve probably scanned a funky-looking symbol to pull up a menu on your smartphone.  Those symbols — known as QR codes — have been the go-to, no-contact menu option during the …

How to disinfect your phone the right way and keep it germ-free

Our phones are germ magnets. We touch contaminated surfaces like elevator buttons and door handles then transfer those nasty bugs to our smartphones, where viruses can live for days or weeks at a time. In fact, our phones …