Tech Life Hacks Everyone Needs to Know

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Technology is such a big part of our lives that we would be stuck without it. Our gadgets and gizmos help us to organize our lives, work, shop, and play among other things, and the more we know about tech and how to use it, the more useful it is to us overall.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best tech life hacks that everyone needs to know:

  1. TDLR will summarize your searches

If you want to get a quick breakdown of the information you have searched for, then the chrome extension TDLR is the ideal solution. Standing for “Too long didn’t read” TDLT will give you the gist of any article you search online so that you can save time and find the information you need fast.

  1. How to clear a scratch disk

If you own a mac, you definitely need to know how to clear scratch disk on Mac. A scratch disk is available space on your drive. It can become blocked or corrupted when you don’t have enough RAM, which means you can lose your files or be unable to store more. Luckily, it is really easy to clear a scratch disk by simply deleting temporary files and/or clearing disk space.

  1. Use Grammarly to correct mistakes

Grammarly is a great browser app that you can use to proofread your writing and other documents to ensure that they are free from basic errors such as spelling mistakes., sot hat you don’t have to worry about sending out sloppy work or posting badly written text on social media, for example.

  1. Charge in airplane mode

If your phone or tablet is about to die and you want to charge it as quickly as possible. Place it into airplane mode before you plug it in. When in airplane mode, your device will not be using juice to stay connected to wi-fi and Bluetooth, nor will it be using any juice to keep apps running in the background, so it will automatically charge far faster.

  1. Plug in a frozen phone

If your phone has frozen on one screen, instead of getting frustrated simply plug it into the nearest outlet using your charger, and more often than not, the screen will immediately reboot and you won’t have to worry about it being frozen any longer.

  1. Charge laptops to 80 percent

Most of us automatically charge our device to 100 percent, but in the case of laptops, you can often make the battery last longer and keep it in better condition if you only charge it to 80 percent. This is due to batteries for laptops having a limited number of full charge cycles available. It might sound like a weird thing to do, but if you want to extend your laptop’s life, it really will work.


With the knowledge of these tech hacks firmly lodged in your brain, you can get through life with far greater ease, especially when you’re using your various gadgets and gizmos.


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