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Tech Hacks: 10 Ways To Make Your Interactions With Gadgets More Productive

Here are ten of our favourite tech life hacks you can use to simplify your day to day work.

Varun Sharma | News18.com

Updated:August 1, 2018, 9:43 AM IST
Tech Hacks: 10 Ways To Make Your Interactions With Gadgets More Productive
Here are the top tech hacks that you must know. (Image: News18.com)

In this digital world hacks are something we depend upon for quicker results. Keeping that in mind we have compiled a list of 10 of our favourite tech life hacks you can use to simplify your day to day work.

# Want to charge your phone faster? Put it in Airplane Mode.

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# Want to play Tetris on Mac? Open Terminal, type Emacs then press Enter. Press ESC + X, type 'Tetris' and Enter. Use the arrow keys to move and rotate your Tetris blocks

# For an equal split of sound of your tunes when sharing your headphones with a friend, turn on the Mono audio option on your phone.

Here how you can do that in an iPhone:

- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

- Tap on General.

- Tap on Accessibility.

- Under the Hearing section, turn On the option for Mono Audio.

# Saving an Excel file as an .XLSB will shrink the size by half or 75%.

How to do it:

- Save your work in Excel by COMMAND + S

- This window will pop up

- Select the file format option highlighted with Blue.

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# In the iPhone Calculator app, swipe left or right to delete the last number.

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# If you need to remember the time for something, make a miss call to any number to get a timestamp

# Have a lot of tabs open on Chrome? Use COMMAND + 1,2,3 to go to specific tabs based on their position, or use COMMAND + TAB to just cycle through the tabs.

# Learned a new word but not sure how to use it? Google the word then refine the search results to “News” to see the word in practical use.

# When playing a mobile game, the easiest way to stop ads is to play it in Airplane Mode. A lot of new phones these days have dedicated game mode inside them.

How to turn on Game Mode

- Open Settings from your home screen and or app drawer.

- Swipe up to scroll down.

- Tap Advanced Features.

- Tap Games.

- Tap Game Mode or Game Launcher to learn more about their features and find the toggle switch for them on or off.

- Tap the switch to turn Game Mode on.

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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