How to stop annoying and dangerous spam text messages

Spam text messages — they’re certainly annoying and definitely dangerous, as scammers are using more sophisticated techniques to get your personal information and take your money. And the number of spam texts sent to phones across the country …

How to quickly make an emergency call with your smartphone

You hope you never have to do it, but someday you might: Making a call to your local emergency services. We all know about dialing 9-1-1 directly, yet there are a couple ways to make it even faster …

How to magnify your smartphone’s screen to make reading easier

Do you ever have to squint to see the fine print on your smartphone? Or is it just plain difficult to read your screen after a tiring day looking at a computer? Fortunately, there are some useful solutions …

Here’s how to unlock your phone with Face ID while wearing a mask

We’re 18 months into the pandemic, and we all know that face masks are critical to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  But we also know that it’s impossible to unlock our phones in public using facial recognition …

How to transfer your data to a new smartphone

It’s one of the most common questions we get: How do I transfer all the data and information from my old smartphone to my brand new or gently used phone? The good news is that moving your information …

How to instantly speed up a sluggish smartphone

Is your smartphone not running as quickly as it used to? Is it acting slowly when you open new browser tabs or switch from app to app?  We know how frustrating it can be — but don’t worry! …

7 ways to conserve energy and save money this summer

It’s hot out — and with climate change upon us, it’s bound to get even hotter. This summer’s surge in heat may also mean big and unexpected surges to your monthly energy bills. According to Energy Star, heating …

How to safely sanitize your phone and keep it germ-free

Let’s face it: Our phones are filthy. We touch contaminated surfaces then touch our devices. We speak right into our phones, transferring germs from our mouth. We have our phones when we eat and — let’s be honest …

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 …

How to Block Annoying Robocalls and Spam Calls on Your Phone

We hate robocalls and spam calls, and we know you do too. Scammers flood our phones about expired warranties, overdue taxes to the IRS or irregular activity on a credit card. They are persistent, annoying and dangerous. But …