Some Life Hacks (Pt. 2)

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Smith_

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When moving or redecorating, take a picture of the back of your TV or tech equipment to easily remember how everything hooks up.

Dropped your phone in water? Remove the back case and battery then put the phone IMMEDIATELY in a bag of rice. The rice will absorb the water and can potentially save your phone from death.

Did your phone freeze? Plug it into a charger to free it up again.

Fix a scratched CD or DVD by rubbing a peeled banana on it and then buffing it out with the outside of the peel.

If you want to access Spotify, Netflix, Pandora or Hulu outside the United States, download the Chrome or Firefox extension called Media Hint.

If a YouTube video is forcing you to sign in, delete everything after the last “v=” and then change “v=” to “v/”.

To make YouTube videos load faster, right click on the video, hit Settings, and move the “local storage” scroll bar all the way to the right.

Desperately trying to pimp your CV? Put that you were TIME Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year on your CV. In 2006, TIME made “Everyone” the person of the year. This award recognized the millions of people who anonymously contribute user-generated content to wikis (including Wikipedia ), YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and the multitudes of other websites featuring user contribution.

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Before you throw away a yellow sticker, run it between the keys on your keyboard to collect dust, crumbs, and other things that might get trapped in there.

If your camera ever gets stolen, go to StolenCameraFinder.com. You can upload an old photo from your camera and it will show you if someone has been posting images with the same serial number on the Internet.

Ever wonder why phone cords are so short? Using your phone while it’s charging can damage the battery.

If your phone battery is really low and you need it for later, don’t turn it off. Instead, put it on airplane mode. Turning it off and on will actually waste more battery than keeping it on airplane mode.

Turning the flash off on your cell phone camera can extend your battery life even when you’re NOT ACTUALLY using the camera!

When filming video at a concert using your phone, put a finger over your phone’s microphone. It’ll sound clearer when you play it back.

Cleaning out your Windows computer? Search “size:gigantic” and it’ll display all the files on your computer greater than 128mb.

Instead of using the “Ctrl + Alt + Del” function to go to the task manager in Windows, press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to open it up right away.

When you copy something from the Internet, use “Ctrl + Shift + V” to paste it. This will prevent the text from formatting.

Can’t read the text on a website? Press “Control +” to zoom in on a PC and “Command +” to zoom in on a Mac.

Forgot your computer password? Boot up in safe mode (F8 during startup), log in as the administrator, and then change your password.

When doing a presentation in PowerPoint, always save it as a “PowerPoint Show” (.ppsx). This will open it directly to the slideshow.

If a website is blocked on your school’s Internet, you can use Google Translate as a proxy. Just copy and paste the URL into it.

Tired of getting bombarded with spam? Keep two e-mail accounts with different passwords, so that one of these can be used exclusively for registering online accounts. This will prevent a ton of spam from hitting your inbox and your main account from being hacked.

10MinuteMail.com gives you a fake e-mail address so you don’t have to use your own personal e-mail address when signing up for things.

In your e-mail inbox, search for “unsubscribe” to find all of the newsletters you never bothered to unsubscribe from.

You can extend the length of a free trial by pushing back the date on your computer!

Close with your neighbors? Share your Wi-Fi and split the bill.

Can’t find someone to help you in an electronics store? Stand by the biggest, most expensive TV and look at the price tag. Someone will be right over.

If you are buying headphones or speakers, test them out with “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. It has the complete set of highs and lows in instruments and vocals.

Have a song stuck in your head but can’t think of the name? Midomi.com will find it based on what you sing or hum into your computer or phone.

Want to learn how to speed-read? Spreeder.com is a free website designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension.

Replace the “en” in a Wikipedia link with “simple” to strip away the complex and mostly irrelevant information on the page.

Mathway.com solves all kinds of math homework problems with step-by-step explanations.

If you’re having trouble with a math problem, you can also plug the equation into WolframAlpha.com and it will solve it for you.

On Supercook.com you can enter what ingredients you have readily available and it will tell you what meals you can make as well as how you can make them.

Courtesy: Life Hacks by K. Bradford
 
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This one here

"Can’t find someone to help you in an electronics store? Stand by the biggest, most expensive TV and look at the price tag. Someone will be right over"
 

siki

Village Elder
#5
Hapo kwa..." Forgot your computer
password? Boot up in
safe mode (F8 during
startup), log in as the
administrator, and then
change your password."...imenisaidia sana. thanks
 

Jazzman

Village Elder
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what do you know about music composition anyway?o_Oo_O
Quite a lot. The name jazzman isn't just a moniker, it's my life. Just because it hit the high and low registers doesn't make it special. Plenty of songs do that e.g To The End Of The World by Pat Metheny
 
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