It’s easy to forget how much technology improves our lives. To remind everyone of the power of computing, we are highlighting ingenious ways to improve upon its progress even further. Our nine clever life hacks take the latest tech to the next level.
9 Life Hacks That Make Life Easier
1. Create a QR Code for Your WiFi Password
Just about everyone’s guests have struggled with copying their Wi-Fi passwords into their phones. Our first life hack creates a QR Code for a Wi-Fi password. By using this online QR Code generator, all you have to do is enter your Wi-Fi details. Then, just print out the code which will grant Wi-Fi access to your guests.
2. Protect Your Cord with a Pen Spring
Extending the life of expensive chargers is always a challenge. If they don’t get lost, charger cords start to fray. Fortunately, we can solve this problem, too. The only thing you need is a metal spring from a ballpoint pen. To prevent the cord from fraying, wrap the metal spring around the part that typically bends. By keeping this section of the cord straight, it will stand the test of time.
3. Use Your Headphones to Create a Microphone
In addition to time, our life hacks can save you money. Our third tip uses headphones and a computer to create a microphone. All you have to do is plug headphones into a computer’s microphone jack.
4. Quickly Reopen a Closed Tab
We’ve all been there. You are working on several different tabs at once when you accidently close out of them all. Instead of looking through your browser history to find the pages, you can use one of our life hacks. If you press command+shift+t on a Mac or control+shift+t on a Windows PC, the disappeared tabs will reappear.
5. Turn Browser into Notepad
Do you find yourself looking for notepad to stay organized? This lesser-known technology hack has the solution. Type “data:text/html,” into the address bar to open a notepad in your browser.
6. Use Google to Find Your Android
Everybody has lost their phone at one time or another, but not many Android users know about this latest trick. Google’s “find my phone” will locate your Android device for you as long as you are logged into the Google account associated with your Android.
7. Take a Selfie with Your Apple Headphones
Hi-tech gizmos and gadgets have many uses. You might not be aware that you can also use your Apple headphones as an iPhone camera remote. Just aim your phone, and then push the + button on the earbuds while the camera app is open. Or, you can record video using the play/pause button in the middle of the remote.
8. Browse Safely
Especially today, everybody should be concerned with computer security. If you feel a site might be suspicious, this safety tip. For protection from malicious attacks, type in the website’s address here. It will give you a 90-day history of the site’s malware attempts.
9. Download YouTube videos
Instead of just watching a video, our last tip enables you to download anything from the YouTube library.
For example, you could view this video from Fat Guy Media at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzIhTQDATk
Or you could download it here https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=puzIhTQDATk
Save yourself time, energy and money by trying any or all of our technology life hacks today!