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 …

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 …

Upgrade your video calls: How to use your smartphone as a webcam

Video calls aren’t going away anytime soon, especially with more remote and hybrid work schedules, along with uncertainty about the pandemic. Yet, brand new HD webcams can cost a pretty penny, so how can you upgrade your webcam …

International travel tips

Travel season is almost here. Your bags are packed and your itinerary is airtight, but what about your mobile device? Check out these helpful tips that will make it easier for you to stay connected while traveling internationally. …

Our favorite features of the new Nougat OS for Android

Google is in the process of rolling out the latest update to its operating system for Android devices. This new version, dubbed Nougat, comes with a number of tasty tweaks and refinements, including user interface improvements, notification enhancements …

Three handy features in Apple’s new support app

There’s a great new way to get tech help for any of your Apple products that gathers all support options in one convenient, dedicated application. Apple has released its Apple Support app and it’s available for free download …