Digital life hacks can also save you money and make your day to day easier
My mother recently needed a medical test in another state. He asked me to carry my COVID vaccination card and said, “Make sure to keep the card in a safe place where we can find it quickly.” There’s a better way to keep proof of that fragile card.
I first showed mom how to save my vaccination card on her phone. Then, I showed her how she could access that card in seconds. Tap or click here for steps on how to store and access your vaccination card on your iPhone or Android.
I love to explore digital life hacks. They make life easier, save you money or teach you a new party trick to amaze your friends. Talk about saving money Tap or click here for 8 Proven Ways to Save on Your Streaming, Cable and Internet Bills.
Now, if you like short tech tips, check out my daily 60-second digital tech updates Applehandjob Googlehandjob Spotify, or search “komando” wherever you find your podcast. Here are five you’re going to use up right away.
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1. Find something you want to watch
Netflix has over 15,000 titles, but sometimes, you might find yourself saying, “There’s nothing in it.” Netflix does a commendable job of recommending what you want to watch next based on your viewing habits. If you think it’s not working for you, or maybe the recommendations are based on your ex’s love of thrillers, do this:
- go to watch activity tab in your account settings.
- Delete individual movies and shows you don’t like.
- you can also choose hide all To do a complete reset.
If you’re still scrolling endlessly, go straight celebrate the oscars section. It’s only the award winners, broken down by style and popularity. You are bound to go to more than a few movies or shows here. You can also find a list of Emmy-nominated shows and specials for 2021.
That’s just the beginning. Here are a handful of Netflix hacks that you need to try.
2. Change Your Font and Use Less Ink
Here’s something you may never have thought about: The font you choose for your documents determines how much ink or toner is consumed when printing.
Let’s start with the worst font ever: Arial. It takes up more than 20% of your ink compared to other fonts. Unfortunately, it’s probably the most common font used on web pages.
Now, the best font to use when printing is Times New Roman. You’ll get about 30% more pages printed on Arial using Times New Roman. Coming in in second place is Calibri. The problem with this font is that it doesn’t come across as professional. Instead, you can use Century Gothic as an ink-saving font.
Bonus Tip: It is a fact of life. Websites contain a lot of advertisements. This can be annoying when you want to print something to save later. Tap or Click Here for Tricks to Print Webpages Without Ads or Other Junk.
3. Skip videos and get directions from YouTube
Have you ever watched a YouTube video of a step to do something and boy or girl move too fast? YouTube creates a hidden written copy for every video uploaded to its website.
You can read exactly what the person in the video is saying and you can even copy and print it if you want. This secret is incredibly handy when you’re getting DIY instructions.
To view a transcript of a video, open the video in YouTube and press Three point Or more option below the title of the video. to select copy from the dropdown menu. The only time you won’t receive a transcript is if the video owner has disabled it, but this is rarely the case.
By the way, you can watch my youtube channel here.
More tech smarts: YouTube Tricks and Tips You Wish You Knew Sooner
4. Know who is calling without looking at your phone
When your phone rings, you take it out of your pocket and look at the screen to see who it is. What a pain, especially when it’s a spam caller trying to sell you a car warranty. By giving your individual contacts their own custom vibrations, you know from a different buzz whether it’s a call you can’t miss or one you should ignore.
To set it up on your iPhone, go to your contact, tap the person Name, Choose Edit and then text tone. here you can choose vibration from a list. Maybe you choose the heartbeat vibration for your partner and the alert vibration at school for your child. While in this menu, you can also give each contact a custom ringtone and text alert sound.
If you’re using an Android phone, you can do the same for your contacts. in your contact menu, select more and then vibration pattern. From now on, you will know who is calling without picking up your phone.
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Did you know that calling a strange number can confirm your spot on the spam list? Instead you should hide your number. Tap or click for 5 ways to get things done.
5. Save 70% on Amazon Shopping
Have you ever wondered what happens to all the goods that are returned to Amazon? It ends up in a warehouse. Prime Day, Coupons, and Lightning Deals Are Great, But Amazon Warehouse Can save you up to 70% throughout the year.
It’s not actually promoted on the site, but it’s where you’ll find thousands of discounted items. I just saw an Instant Pot for $50.
Here’s the catch: Amazon warehouse products are used. Check quality ratings, such as “renewed” (another word for “upgraded”) and the four levels used: “like new,” “very good,” “good” and “acceptable.”
Now, be careful on that last one because your definition of “acceptable” may differ from vendor to vendor. Also pay attention to the withdrawal period.
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