Technology play a big part in our daily lives as it affects the way how individuals communicate, learn and many more. It helps us so much especially in terms of communication. Due to the availability and advancement of technology, communication between individuals are becoming so much easier even if they are living very far from us. This explains why technology plays an important role nowadays and has highly impacted people’s lives.
Moreover, technology has made learning becomes so much accessible, interactive and collaborative. The reason behind this is because technology has helped them in understanding and engaging the materials they are learning or having difficulties in. It provides them with easy access of resources on the internet, giving and supplying us with all the information we always need. Since technology allows students to access almost everything online, they are now able to finish their work faster and easier. Additionally, teachers can hold online classes too, expanding the boundaries of classroom that encouraged self-paced learning.
Above all, these technology advancements made learning and communication so much easier, enjoyable and exciting. Therefore, to simplify and make your life even simpler, here are some life hacks technology related tips and tricks that will help you.
- Get quick summaries of articles online
Since there are a lot of articles on the internet, you won’t be able to read everything. In this case, getting a quick summary of an article will make your life so much easier as it is going to save you from wasting too much of your time reading uninformative article. Therefore, you can decide whether you want to read it or no. Firstly, to get quick summaries of articles on the internet, you need to use your Chrome extension TLDR. The plugin will show you the gist if your chosen article, helping you to decide whether you want to read it or no
- Charge your phone faster
Everyone loves playing with their phones; therefore, we have always wished that our phone can go from 0% to 100% in just 60 seconds or even less. Moreover, it has been proven that by turning your phone into airplane mode can make charging faster by few minutes.
- Conserve the battery of your laptop
If you want your laptop to last longer, try charging your laptop up to 80% instead of charging it until 100%. Observe and you’ll notice that there’s a difference.
- Shortcuts when you are watching YouTube videos
Knowing little tricks that you can use to pause a YouTube video can be fun and exciting too. For example, when you press K or the spacebar wile watching a YouTube video, it will automatically play or pause that video. This is so much smoother and easier.
More shortcut keys:
- Press J to rewind a video for 10 seconds
- Press L to fast-forward a video for 10 seconds
- Press F and it will put you into full screen
- Press M to mute a video
- Press the Up and Down arrows to increase or decrease the volume of the video
- Take selfies using your Apple headphones
Your Apple Headphones can be used as a remote of your iPhone camera. If you want to take a picture using your headphones, first your need to aim on what you want to capture. Then, press the + button on your Apple headphones remote. Make sure that the camera app is open when you are doing this. Additionally, if you want to take a video, you can use the play/pause button on your headphones to start/stop recording when you are in the video mode.
- To quickly call back your last caller
The quickest way you can do to dial back the last person you called or received a call from is to hit the call button on your phone. When you did this, the number of that person will immediately appear on your screen. Therefore, without the need of scrolling all your contacts, you can quickly call back your last caller.
- Never press the full stop key again on your phone
Truthfully, you do not have to tap the full stop key on your smartphone. Hence, all you need to do is to hit the space bar twice for a full stop. In addition, the next letter will be automatically capitalized too. This will make typing messages on your phone easier and less time-consuming.
- To quickly re-open a closed tab
Don’t worry or panic if you closed an important tab on your browser by accident. You can immediately re-open it by pressing command + shift + t if you are using Mac, or control + shift + t on your Windows PC. Moreover, to open all the tabs you have recently closed, all you need to do is to keep pressing. This works multiple times. This method also works even if you have entirely closed your browser and you want to re-open it again.
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