Life Hacks, Tips, Tricks

50 Incredible Tech Hacks That Make You Smatter

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Technology has become an essential part of our daily lives. We use it for communication, entertainment, work, and even for staying organized. However, with so much technology available, it can be overwhelming to know how to make the most of it. That's where tech life hacks come in.

In this article, we'll take a look at 50 tech life hacks you should know. These tips and tricks can help you optimize your devices, save time, and increase your productivity.

1. 5-Minute Life Hack: Use Google Timer

Life Hacks - Use Google as a timer by typing "set timer for x minutes"!

2. 5 Simple Life Hacks to Save Your Instagram Photos

Life Hacks - Switching your phone to airplane mode will allow you to take an Instagram photo and save it to your phone without posting it. You can also hit download to save the photo without posting it.

3. How to access to Pandora outside US

Life Hacks - Here is how you get access to Pandora, Hulu or Netflix outside the US! Download the Chrome/Firefox extension called Media hint.

4. Free Up Hard Drive Space with 'Size:Gigantic'!

Life Hacks - Need to clean up space on your hard drive? Search size:gigantic on Windows and it displays all files on your computer that are minimum 28MB.

5. Save Your Charger with a Pen Spring

Life Hacks - You can use a spring from an old pen to save your charger from tearing or bending.

6. Stop Annoying Calls: Create "Ignore" Contact

Life Hacks - Get annoying calls too often? Create a phone contact named "Ignore" and add whoever you don't wish to talk to. Change the ringtone of that contact to silent and be relieved of all headache!

7. Unblock Sites with Google Chrome Incognito

Life Hacks - Want to access YouTube and other sites that are blocked by your computer? Google Chrome Incognito may allow you to access them.

8. How to Access Task Manager Quickly in Windows

Life Hacks - Instead of Ctrl+Alt+Del press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to get straight to the Task Manager in Windows.

9. No more groggy mornings

Life Hacks - Use the Sleep Cycle app for no more groggy mornings. This bio-alarm clock measures your sleep cycle and wakes you up at the lightest point in your sleep.

10. 5 Life Hacks: Use Your Phone in the Rain or on the Beach

Life Hacks - Put your phone in a Ziploc bag to use it in the rain or on the beach.

11. Beat Buffering With Snake: Simple Life Hack

Life Hacks - Video buffering on Youtube? Press the up arrow to start a game of snake!

12. Unlock Emojis on Your PC: Chrome extension Chromoji

Life Hacks - The Chromoji extension for Google Chrome will allow you to see emojis when you're on your computer.

13. Change phone lock screen and picker found you

Life Hacks - Change the lock screen on your cell phone by a picture of your name and contact information, the picker can easily know how to get it back to you.

14. Reach Your Goal with a Reminder Password

Life Hacks - Set your password into a goal of yours so you're constantly have to be reminded of it.

15. Organize Your Internet Tabs: Pin Tab Life Hack

Life Hacks - If you have got too many internet tabs open, you could get it more organized by right-clicking on it and selecting the pin tab.

16. Flip a Coin with Siri: Life Hack

Life Hacks - If you want to flip a coin but don't have one, you could ask Siri to do so instead.

17. How to Unsubscribe from Unwanted Newsletters

Life Hacks - Search for 'unsubscribe' in your email inbox to find all the newsletters you never bothered to unsubscribe from.

18. How to Disable Autoplay Facebook Videos

Life Hacks - You can remove the autoplay feature of Facebook videos once and for all by going to and switching the videos tab off.

19. How to Avoid Mistyping Email Addresses

Life Hacks - Add your email address to your smartphone's dictionary so you never send someone the wrong email address again.

20. How to recover unsaved Word documents

Life Hacks - Accidentally close a Word file without saving? No autosave either? 3 ways to recover it:
Check the folder C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFilesOpen Word, and select File > Info > Manage Document > Recover Unsaved Documents.Search .asd into file explorer under my/this pc.

21. Unlock the Secret Name of Songs with Closed Captioning

Life Hacks - If you ever want to know the name of the song playing on a Netflix show, turn on Closed Captioning.

22. Avoid getting viruses on PC

Life Hacks - If you download files from unknown sources or emails, be careful when clicking on these files. Virus files usually have the form:
.exe .vbs .pif .scr .bat .cmd .com .cpl .dll

23. Undo Send: A Life Hack for Gmail

Life Hacks - Always enable Undo Send option in Gmail and set it to a maximum of 30 seconds to prevent sending a second email with the information you forgot.

24. Boost Music Volume - Easy Life Hack

Life Hacks - Want loud music but don't have speakers? Put your phone in a concave shaped bowl to amplify the music.

25. Reopen Accidentally Closed Tabs: Ctrl+Shift+T

Life Hacks - In case you accidentally close a tab, press ctrl+shift+t to reopen it.

26. Fix Plasma Screen Burn with Static

Life Hacks - If an image is burned into your plasma TV screen, turn on static for about a day for the image to fade away.

27. Boost Your Phone Game with Power Rangers Theme

Life Hacks - Looking for some cool stuff on your touch tone phone? Dial 3-3-2-3-9-3 and you get the theme from Power Rangers.

28. Hunting for the perfect gift for your girlfriend/boyfriend?

Life Hacks - Hunting for the perfect gift for your girlfriend/boyfriend? Their Pinterest account is like a wish list for gifts they might want!

29. Dial *67: Surprising Life Hack for Calls

Life Hacks - Dial *67 before the number and you'll be surprising that person since he/she won't have a clue about the number!

30. Two emails, only one for registering online accounts to avoid hackers

Life Hacks - Create 2 email accounts with different passwords, use one of these exclusively for registering online accounts. This will avoid a ton of spam and prevent hackers entering your main account.

31. Save mobile data by switching off Facebook autoplay video

Life Hacks - Save mobile data by switching off Facebook autoplay video - it consumes most of your mobile data! Go to settings -> videos -> auto-play video, and turn it off.

32. Want to make sure you wake up in the morning?

Life Hacks - Want to make sure you wake up in the morning? The Snooze App for iphone will donate to charity each time you hit the snooze button!

33. Erase Misspelled Words in Seconds - Life Hack

Life Hacks - Instead of hitting backspace multiple times to correct misspelled words erase the whole word by pressing CTRL + BACKSPACE.

34. Revolutionize Toilet Paper with Shitter App: Life Hack

Life Hacks - There's an app called Shitter that creates toilet paper rolls printed with a twitter feed.

35. Discover the Pokedex With Any Pokemon

Life Hacks - The name of any Pokemon followed by .com (ex: Pikachu) will take you to the Pokedex of that Pokemon.

36. Use toothpaste to remove scratches

Life Hacks - Use a little bit of toothpaste to fix minor scratches on glass or on your car.

37. Maximize Grocery Storage: Laundry Basket Trick

Life Hacks - Keep a laundry basket in the back of your car to carry lots of groceries in easily.

38. Pasting text without formatting

Life Hacks - When you copy something from the internet use Ctrl + Shift + V to prevent the text from formatting before pasting it.

39. Get Sunburned in No Time: Requesting Siri for UV Index

Life Hacks - Requesting Siri for the UV index gives you precise information on how long it would take for you to get sunburnt.

40. Discover Music Your Favorite Musicians Enjoyed

Life Hacks - Can't find any new music that you really enjoy? Try listening to the music of those artists your favorite musicians enjoyed.

41. Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter

Life Hacks - Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab Extension icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

42. Make unhackable passwords

Life Hacks - Make unhackable passwords on your phone by using accented letters instead.

43. How to Zip a Word File with Ease

Life Hacks - You can easily zip a Word file by changing the name from .docx to .zip.

44. Unblock blocked video on YouTube

Life Hacks - Youtube video blocked in your region? The "Unblocker for YouTube" extension for chrome will let you watch any video from anywhere in the world.

45. Use Tilde In GG Search

Life Hacks - Use a tilde before a term to include results with its synonyms
Example: unicorn ~magical
Using the tilde can widen your search and pull additional results that wouldn't necessarily come up otherwise. 

46. Download YouTube Videos: ss Trick

Life Hacks - Downloading a YouTube video? In the URL, add ss between www. and Youtube. Disclaimer: This might not be legal. Please try at your own risk.

47. See the ISS from Home: Spot The Station Alerts

Life Hacks - Sign up for Spot The Station Alerts at NASA. They will email or text you when the International Space Station is passing over your location!

48. Unlock Netflix with Hola Unblocker

Life Hacks - Want to unlock shows and movies not released in your region? The Hola Unblocker extension on Google Chrome will allow you access to UK version of Netflix!

49. Easy Ways to Fix a Frozen Mobile Phone

Life Hacks - If your phone freezes, switch it off and put it for charging. This should fix it!

50. Test Printer Quality with Google Homepage

Life Hacks - Testing the ability of a printer? Here's how you can check the colours using almost no ink! Print the Google homepage!

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