50 Tech Hacks You Should Know

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Tech Hacks

1 – Turn your browser into a temporary “nodepade” by typing “data:text/html,” into the address bar. Note: bookmark and rename it as Notepad.

temporary-notepad-in-browser

Tech hacks

2 – Show passwords by changing the password input type as text by inspecting the password element in the browser. In a website login page, you can view hidden passwords by inspecting the password input box and changing the password input type as text. So, don’t leave your PC on as most software and web developers perhaps know this.

See Hidden Password

See Hidden Password

3 – Testing a battery is so easy by just dropping it onto a hard surface, the charged battery will stand up and the discharged or dead battery will bounce and fall on the hard surface. See the video for more.

4 – Binder clips can be used to replace the broken keyboard feet.

5 – You can access any control setting in Windows from a folder. Just create a new folder with a name “Control Panel Shortcuts.{ed7ba470-8e54-465e-825c-99712043e01c}”.

6 – You can compare nutritional values of different foods in Google. Just type “[food] vs [food]” example: Banana vs Apple.

7 – You many know that on a calculator, the C button is for clearing all the entries and the CE (clear entry) button will just clear the most recent entry only.

8 – “Project Naptha” is a browser to highlight as well as copy, paste, edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

project-naptha

9 – To check your remote control working or not, just use any camera and see if it gives out light when you press a button.

check-remote-control-with-camera

check-remote-control-with-camera

10 – Use sleepyti.me to know about the best time to sleep and wake up for an optimal sleep.

11 – Use ninite.com to install multiple programs at once, by just selecting all the apps you want. No more scrap software and clicking next.

12 – If you want to know how much time is required to read a book use HowLongToReadThis.com for estimated time to read any book.

13 – Use Velcro if your laptop charger keeps falling out?

14 – Use PizzaCodes.com to get pizza coupon codes depending upon your location.

PizzaCodes

PizzaCodes

15 – If you want to sign up for free trials use a gift card.
16 –If a bot or malicious software is sending out spam emails using your email address. Just add a fake email address in your contact list and you will get a not sent email message.
17 –Search in Google “safebrowsing:(website)” to see a 90-day history of virus attacks on a porn suspicious site’s visitors.

safebrowsing-history

safebrowsing-history

18 –Namechk.com helps you find out if a username is available or not in popular sites and a domain name checking as well.

Namechk

Namechk

19 – AccountKiller.com helps you in deleting your online accounts from many popular websites on the internet.

AccountKiller

AccountKiller

20 –Supercook.com helps you find your desired recipe by searching ingredients.

Supercook

Supercook

21 – HaveIBeenPwned.com finds out if your email is being compromised in a data breach.

HaveIBeenPwned

HaveIBeenPwned

22 – Create animated GIF files from YouTube videos by just adding “gif” before “youtube.com” and after “www” it will take you to gifs.com. Set start and end time etc. and see what other adjustments you can make to this GIF.

creating-gif-from-youtube-videos

creating-gif-from-youtube-videos

23 – If you don’t have Photoshop installed user SumoPaint.com an online free version that closest alternative of Photoshop. It allows you to open an online picture as well by giving image URL.

SumoPaint

SumoPaint

24 – If you accidentally closed your important tabs in a browser press “ctrl + shift + t” to reopen it.
25 – If you want to clean up your email inbox. Just search “unsubscribe” and unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters.
26 – mySupermarket.com is helpful in finding groceries from online stores have lowest prices.
27 – ThisIsWhyImBroke.com can be used to find out amazing products.

ThisIsWhyImBroke

ThisIsWhyImBroke

28 – FillerDeals.com is similar to ThisIsWhyImBroke.com except the products are under $15.
29 – ThePriceGeek.com can be used to find out prices of different products.

ThePriceGeek

ThePriceGeek

30 – If you want to extend life of a laptop battery keep the battery indicator between 40% and 80%.
31 – Pushbullet.com is used to displays phone notifications on your PC so you don’t need to switch between devices every time.

Pushbullet

Pushbullet

32 – If you want to turn off your mobile phone; remove the battery as well to avoid telling your callers that the cell phone is switched off. So switching off mobile phone will tell mobile switching centre (MSC) and callers will get the switched off notification.
33 – If you don’t want to type your email again and again just set “@@” as the keyboard shortcut for your email address.
34 –If you have lost your Android device use Android Device Manager to erase, lock or even ring on your phone (Ringing works even in the silent mode).

android-device-manager-

android-device-manager-

35 –Lost your mobile phone? Search “find my phone” in Google to trace your Android phone.

find-my-device

find-my-device

36 – Hide your own number by just dialing “*67” (North America) before any number.
37 – Calling customer care service and don’t want to wait to talk to a human follow these instructions:
“GetHuman.com” explains how to find customer service faster and easier.
Keep pressing 0.

Repeat keywords like “representative”, “agent” and “operator”.
Speak nonsense and burble.

Drop an F-bomb. Not when you’re speaking to a real person.
38 –Prepair your test for any subject just type “site:edu [subject] exam” in Google. You will be provided with a lot of sample of the desired subject.
39 – You want to download a movie directly just search “[movie name] -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (mkv|mp4|avi)”.
40 –Magastack.com is useful for the free magazine readers.
41 – It you want to edit any online image and save it to your PC just paste the image URL directly into Paint to open it.

edit-from-paint

edit-from-paint

42 – FatFingers.com locates eBay items with typos, which often have no bids as no one can discover them.

FatFingers

FatFingers

43 – CamelCamelCamel.com can be used to get alerts when prices drop Amazon.

CamelCamelCamel.com

CamelCamelCamel.com

44 – Use Google.com/NCR to pass up country specific URL redirect NCR stands for No Country Redirect.
45 – how to hack Wi-Fi with android on an airport by just adding “?.jpg” at the end of any URL.
46 – HotelWiFiTest.com can be used to find out hotels with free Wi-Fi and it ranks hotels’ Wi-Fi speeds as well.

HotelWiFiTest

HotelWiFiTest

47 –Use incognito mode on your browser when you are purchasing items online especially airline and train tickets, as the prices might rise up the more you revisit the item pages.

incognito-mode-on-your-browser

incognito-mode-on-your-browser

48 – Send text messages by email in US
AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.att.net (pictures, text may work)
Boost Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@myboostmobile.com
Cingular: XXXXXXXXXX@mobile.mycingular.com
Alltel: XXXXXXXXXX@message.alltel.com
Amp’d Mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com
AT&T: XXXXXXXXXX@txt.att.net
Cricket: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.mycricket.com
VoiceStream: XXXXXXXXXX@voicestream.net
US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@email.uscc.net (text)
US Cellular: XXXXXXXXXX@mms.uscc.net (pictures)
Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vtext.com (text)
Verizon: XXXXXXXXXX@vzwpix.com (pictures)
Virgin: XXXXXXXXXX@vmobl.com
Einstein PCS: XXXXXXXXXX@einsteinmms.com
Nextel: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.nextel.com
Sprint: XXXXXXXXXX@messaging.sprintpcs.com
SunCom: XXXXXXXXXX@tms.suncom.com
T-mobile: XXXXXXXXXX@tmomail.ne
49 – Delete one word at one time by CTRL+ Backspace.
50 – Open Google Chrome’s inbuilt Task Manager by just pressing Shift + Esc.

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