Tech Hacks You Absolutely Need In Your Life

Technology is no longer optional. It’s something that we must all live with every day if we want to be successful, productive human beings. You literally cannot go through your day at work or home without using some type of technology.

Unfortunately, technology can also cause some serious headaches. It never seems to want to do what you want it to do. Therefore, in this post, we take a look at some of the tricks and hacks you can use to get the most out of your devices and apps. 

Use TLDR Chrome Extensions

The average person is totally flooded with information these days. There are so many stories on the internet that it is humanly impossible to read them all. Too many journalists are typing too fast. 

For that reason, Chrome now offers the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) extension. This tool gives you the gist of the article so you can avoid having to read the whole thing. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s perfect for people bombarded with information in the modern world. 

Put Your Phone In Airplane Mode For Faster Charging

Do you need to charge your phone quickly because you have to go somewhere? If so, you’ll want to put it in airplane mode. Because the phone isn’t using connectivity like Bluetooth and WiFi, it should technically charge a little faster – great for when you’re in a rush. 

Use Your iPhone To Hang Level Photos

Figuring out whether your photos are level with the ground can be a hassle, especially if you don’t have a spirit level in your toolbox. 

Don’t worry, though: technology is riding to the rescue. It turns out that you can now get apps for the iPhone that allow you to figure out whether your photo frames are level. Just download the Open Measure app and then point your phone’s camera at the wall. The app should do the rest. 

Get Rid Of Duplicate Photos

Duplicate photos are not only annoying when you’re scrolling through your gallery on your phone, but they also take up unnecessary space. Fortunately, there are ways to find duplicate photos and eliminate them fast without going through them all manually. Helpful, huh?

Visit A Do-Nothing Site

Do-nothing sites are a sign of the times in which we live. These sites provide timers that allow you to “do nothing” for up to two minutes. All you do is listen to music and observe a beautiful image – usually a sunset. It’s a great way to unwind after an extended session on social media. 

Shoot Panorama Photos

Panorama photos are a wonderful addition to regular photos and help to capture the glory of the natural landscapes you encounter on vacation. Just remember, if you want to take them another way (from left to right, instead of right to left), you can just tap the directional arrow settings on your phone. 

Check Your Email More Accurately

Gmail search works in pretty much the same way as regular Google search. Adding quotation marks, for instance, means that the client will only look for exact-match phrases. This tool can be helpful when you’re digging through emails, trying to find the specific correspondence. 

Choose A Dark Wallpaper For Your Phone

Sick and tired of your phone running out of battery just when you need it the most? If so, try switching to a darker wallpaper. On super AMOLED screens, dark colors actually require less energy to run than brighter ones. You could save up to 10 percent battery life. 

Add An Emergency Contact Number To Your Lock Screen

If you lose your phone, chances are that you won’t see it again. Occasionally, though, honest people will attempt to reconnect you with your device. However, they can only do that if you provide them with contact details they can access. If your phone is locked, they can’t view the contact list. Add contact details to your lock screen in your phone settings, just in case you lose your device. 

Keep Your Smartphone Box

Don’t just throw away your smartphone box. If you can, keep it so that you can use it for storage later on when you travel. Most boxes are sturdy because they have to be able to withstand the various dangers of international shipping. 

Use Money-Saving Apps

Lastly, make sure that you add an app that will help you save money on the purchases you make online. There are many to choose from, such as Honey, Rakuten, Capital One Shopping, Swagbucks, etc. They will ensure that you’re always getting the best deal on any item you buy online. 

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