Let’s face it, all of our lives are pretty much ruled by technology now. Over the past decade or so, things have definitely been heading that way, but in recent years we have come to rely on technology more and more. The irony of it all is that while technology can help our lives to be easier, it can give us a whole new number of things to worry about, simply because everyone else starts to rely on the same kind of thing. But, if you are being savvy about it all, then it can help you to stay ahead of the rest of the crowd, and one of the ways that you could do that is by finding some tips and tricks that will allow you to do things faster and more efficiently.
So with all of that in mind, here are some simple hacks that can start to make your life much easier. They can make you use technology in some cool ways that can help your life, so which are you going to try first?
Use Airplane Mode To Get Better Phone Service
Really, it sounds like something that contradicts itself, but it is something that can make a difference. If you normally think that using airplane mode can kill your service, then you need to think again. It can be one of the things that you can do to get better service. The reason is, is because when you turn your phone back on, it will look for the closest cell-tower, which is a way to help to instantly update your signal and get the best that you can. It is kind of like a smartphone version of restarting your internet router at home. If things are working well then you don’t need to do it. But if you have some quite questionable phone signal, then it can be a way to do it. So don’t start to suffer anymore with bad signal.
Use Airplane Mode for Games
On a similar note, if you are looking to play games on your phone, then using airplane mode can be another way for it all to work well and be more enjoyable. When you’re playing games normally, you can get so many adverts and pop-ups, that it can be a really annoying experience. So did you know that you can actually play the games without the ads? All you need to do is to turn the phone to airplane mode. This means that there is no internet connection, which a lot of games don’t need, and it means you can play away without any pesky pop-up ads.
Using a VPN
If you want to do something new with your computer at home, or even with your smart TV, then looking for a VPN (a virtual private network) can be a really good idea. There are sites online like Troypoint or Top50VPN that can help you, but really, it is all about creating a private network, which means that you can do a number of things. For example, it can help you to browse for things like flights from places all around the world, as you can choose where the network is. It can help with working remotely if you do that for business. And on a much less serious note, you can trick your Netflix into thinking that you are in a different country so that you can try out and see what shows are on in different countries on Netflix.
Get High-Quality Instagram Pics
If you find yourself ‘doing it for the gram,’ then you will probably notice that Instagram pictures can tend to get a little butchered. One of the things that the online platform does is to store the high-quality original, even if the one that comes out on your profile isn’t quite as high definition. There are some ways to get those high-quality images back, as there is a way to download them.
If you are on a computer, which you will need to be, then you can use the keys ‘Ctrl’ and then ‘u’ which starts to bring up the web page’s source code. From there you need to press ‘ctrl’ and ‘f’ which then brings up a search box on the screen. Search ‘jpg’ and then you need to highlight the first thing that comes up. From there, if you right-click on it, and then select ‘open in a new tab’ you will have the HD version pop-up on a new tab on your browser. So if you want to get the best quality pictures of your own back or others, then this is a way to do it. It isn’t a hack that will be needed for everyone, but for bloggers, it can be a real help.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.