- Filling out a form on the web: do not click with your mouse, tab from field to field.
- Choose your state, press M-M-M-M or T-T to get to Texas
-Text is too small, on PC, press control + + + (larger) or - - - (smaller)
on a Mac use the command key
- Cell phones --> interrupt the voicemail message by pressing -
AT&T or T-Mobile #
-Highlight a word - double click the word
-Highlight a paragraph - triple click
-Powerpoint or Keynote
Press B to black out the slide, Press B again to take this off.
Press W to white out the lside, Press W again to take this off.
Source: A six minute Ted Talk: David Pogue's 10 Top Time-Saving Tech Tips
- If you need to take something apart to repair it -- take a picture of the fully assembled item and then a picture during each stage. Now you have a guide to reassemble the item.
- Take a photo of the item with the store price tag. Now you have proof of the purchase price. Take this photo to wheel and deal at a different store. Some stores say,"We can beat any price!" Now you can!
-Received a damaged package through the mail, your new refrigerator arrived with a dent, someone ran into your car. Take a photo.
-Take a picture of the product codes in the Fruit/Vegetable or the Bulk Food Section in your local grocery store.
-Traveling on vacation. Take photos of landmarks so you can get back to your hotel, great souvenier shop or airport.
-Don't write it down, snap a photo.
Source: 10 ways Your Smart Phone Camera can Make Life Easier
-Dog Tag with a qr code. You need more information for a lost pet: name, allergies, more contact numbers than just one.
-Use Google Maps to give directions to a reception or a party. Simply map the exact Point A to Point B.
-Going Door to Door? Need a neighborhood flyer or a campaign flyer. Save paper and try a qr code.
Source: 8 Really Geeky but Creative Ways to Use QR Codes at Home
-Create your Trip Map with Google Maps. You can set up your whole trip complete with notes, locations, directions, and much more.
-Keep track of your hotels (find them first throught Google Maps) and then use location marks.
-Driving in a city, turn on the traffic layer
Source: Be Your Own Travel Guide, 7 Tips to Travel Smarter with Google Maps
- Store newspaper clippings, comic strips, and infographics
- Store owner manuals
- Use Google Drive as a File Previewer
Source: 10 Ways to Use Your Cloud Storage That You May Not have Thought Of.
(4:30 minute video from Kim Komando)
measure surface level, plum-bob, ruler, protractor and more
Larger Objects or Longer Distances
Easy Measure for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easymeasure-measure-your-camera!/id349530105?mt=8
Smart Measure for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.sira.measure&hl=en
Need Reading Glasses?
iCanSee for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icansee/id332451821?mt=8
Magnify for Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appdlab.magnify&hl=en
Name that Tune
Shazam for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shazam/id284993459?mt=8
Shazam for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shazam.android
SoundHound for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundhound/id355554941?mt=8
SoundHound for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium
Measure your Heart Rate
Instant Heart Rate for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instant-heart-rate-heart-rate/id409625068?mt=8
Instant Heart Rate for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=si.modula.android.instantheartrate&hl=en
Source: Kim Komando's 5 Things you Never Knew Your Smart Phone Could Do?
-Embed animated GIFS
-Embed your Posts on Website or Blog
-Let others build a photo album with you
Source: 3 Things you Probably Didn't KNow You Could Do On Facebook
-aluminum foil box
-Greek yogurt containers
Source: 18 Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong
Source: Dictate Emoticons to your iPhone
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10 Amazing Tech Hack you Can Find on Reddit
6 Surprising Uses for Your Old Smartphone
5 Ways to Get Free Wi-Fi Anywhere
Things you Never Knew About Wikipedia
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