How to set up parental controls on your smartphone

Did you finally give in and purchase a new phone for a young person in your family — and you’re a little nervous about it? We get it. There’s a lot of questionable content on the Internet, and …

New phone? Here’s how to transfer your data from your old phone to your new one

Did you or a loved one get a brand new mobile phone over the holidays — but you’re still not sure how to transfer your apps, photos, files, settings and everything else from your old phone to your …

Update your iPhone now to get these five new features in iOS 16

Still waiting to update your iPhone to the latest operating system? Or, you’ve updated it but don’t know what the fuss is all about? Well, have you ever wanted to edit or recall an iMessage you mistakenly sent? …

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 …

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 …