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Disaster Preparedness? There's an App for That

Your phone or tablet can be a powerful ally if disaster strikes.

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4 Food Apps to Add to Your Phone or Tablet

To instantly know more about the health and safety of your food, check out these free tools.

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What to Do When Your Electronic Treasures Become Trash

Wondering how to get rid of your old TV, cell phone or computer? Here are four smart strategies.

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Are Full Body Scanners Safe?

Why improved technology may mean less risk at airports.

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​The High Price of Using Free Wi-Fi

Your risk of being hacked goes way up when you use free Wi-Fi. Install a virtual private network (VPN) on your mobile devices to be safe.

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5 Emergency Apps Everyone Should Have On Their Phone

Your smartphone is likely already your secretary, game center and communication hub. It can be a lifesaver, too, if you have the right apps.

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How to Use Parental Controls on Your Kids’ Devices

Take advantage of technology to limit screen time and block inappropriate content.

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Is It Safe to Share Photos of Your Kids Online?

Experts weigh in on the do’s and don’ts.

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​8 Ways to Protect Yourself on Social Networks

Sharing too much on social networks can cost you more than your privacy. A cyber security expert offers eight critical tips for staying safe online.

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Protecting Your Social Security Number

In this age of increased identity theft, when can you refuse to provide your social security number?

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What Facebook’s Latest Privacy Change Means to You

Do you understand what "public" means and how to change your privacy settings? Here are the answers.

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Is Your Teen Being Cyberbullied?

Cyberbullying among teens is rampant. Find out how to protect your teen from online bullies, and what to do if your child is a target of cyberbully.

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Lost Your Phone? Make It Worthless to a Thief

Teach your phone how to play dead and other tricks in case it’s lost or stolen.

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12 Crucial Tips for Shopping Safely Online

It’s easy to do your shopping online. From passwords to public Wi-Fi to website security, here’s what you need to know to be smart.

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Parents: Beware of Button Batteries

Learn about the dangers of swallowing button batteries or coin cell batteries and how to keep your child safe.