Technology is versatile. It’s however not economic to always replace a gadget or scour around for additional support when dealing with a particular task. Sometimes, changing the way we search for information can boost results. There are many technology hacks that can save time, money and even a career, depending on how you look at it. Some repairs and purchases can simply be an inconvenience, while some activities on the internet could leave you with potential data loss. Here are five hacks to help you out.
Save cash on Craigslist .
The best part about technology is a classification of information. When you modify your Craigslist searches to some specific terms, the bots will bring forth results that are way cheaper than usual. Terms like: divorce, new baby, Kia, moving, and surgery are a few that will get you expensive stuff cheaply. These listings are usually from Craigslist sellers that are offloading stuff for cheap.
Amplify your iPad
If you don’t have an external speaker available, you can simply use a tennis ball to amplify the sound directly from the iPad speaker. This method is not conventional, considering it will require a tennis ball that is probably forgotten and discarded somewhere in the house. Simply, cut the ball in half and tape it directly behind the speaker. Alternatively, you can slice a thin line on the ball and fit the edge of the iPad through it, eliminating the need for tapes. The ball acts as an amplifier and the sound will be much more audible.
Compare nutritional information on Google
Instead of running two parallel searches, or opening multiple tabs on the browser, you can simply get the nutritional values of different foods directly through a single search.
By typing [food] vs [food], for example, Fish vs Chicken on the search tab, you will get the nutritional information for both foods directly. No need for extra tabs. No need for specific search words or tones of information which you don’t need.
You can access a 90-day history data on a site which may be suspicious. Many sites today are laced with malicious software that honestly, is very annoying. From bots that send emails to annoying ads to serious issues like viruses and potential data loss, it’s best to always stay on top of your browsing game.
In your search tab, simply type “ safebrowsing :(website)” for example, safe browsing :(thissite.com). The result is a 90-day history of malware attempts on its visitors
Too lazy to leave the house
Sometimes, the remote control could act up. Sometimes it’s the battery, other times, someone actually damaged it and chose to remain silent. Before you rush out to buy a replacement, you can check if it still functional using any camera (including your phone camera). Simply hold it in front of the camera, press a button and snap. Check your image to see if there was any light emitted from the sensor. If there was no light (or any sort of reflection) then you may need a replacement. If there was a light, you may simply need new batteries.