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Tech Hacks That’ll Make Life So Much Easier

Want to up your tech game? Try these tricks and tips.

Mute Someone on Twitter
Your timeline won’t be bombarded by any of their Tweets or Retweets, and you’ll never have to worry about them knowing you’ve unfollowed them.

DO IT: Go to your settings while on their profile and select the mute option.

Use Emojis On Your Computer
Mac and Windows users can access emojis in any open text field.

DO IT: Windows (version 7 or newer) users, go to the task bar > tool bar > touch keyboard and choose the smiley face key. Mac (OSX version 10.8 or later) users, press CTRL, CMD and space bar at the same time—and the emoji panel will appear!

Get Discount Vouchers For Your Goodies
Make online shopping even more enjoyable by checking for discount vouchers before clicking ‘checkout’.

DO IT: Look for promo codes on mydala.com.

Navigate YouTube Using Your Keyboard

This little tip is a time-saver of note.

DO IT: Use the 1 to 9 keys on your keyboard to skip from 10% to 90% of the way through the video. Give it a bash if you’re eager to go straight to the chorus of your current favourite song.

Plus, hit the L to jump ahead 10 seconds, hit J key to rewind 10 seconds and K key to pause.

Use Headphones to Take a Selfie On Your iPhone

No more stretching two arms forward to take a pic.

DO IT: Plug in your earphones, open the camera app and click volume + button. Easy peasy!

RESERVE YOUR CELLPHONE BATTERY

THESE QUICK FIXES WILL HELP EXTEND YOUR BATTERY LIFE

Turn Off Haptic Feedback
Turn off any noise or vibration your phone produces when you’re pressing buttons. Besides, that noise can be incredibly annoying!

Keep Your Phone cool

We don’t mean you should buy a pretty, glitter-doused cover; we mean literally keep your phone cool. Too much heat decreases battery capacity. So take that poolside selfie, then pop your phone into the darkness of your tote.



This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan India.