Nowadays, almost everybody has a very busy schedule. Every field has become so competitive that everybody tries to make their mark by going the extra mile. Along with their work, people also have a lot of other personal responsibilities. Luckily, this is where engineering and technology come to our aid. And no, you don’t have to be an engineer to reap the benefits. Here is a list of 6 clever technology hacks that will improve your quality of life.
1. Proofread with Google Translate
If you’ve spent many hours, maybe even days working on a particular project to the point of exhaustion, you’re probably not up to proofreading it, which happens to be a must. You’re also more likely to make mistakes if you’re not fully alert. Luckily, Google Translate can do the work for you. It is as simple as copying and pasting your entire text in Google Translate. When you click on the Listen button, the entire text will be narrated to you. So instead of reading, you simply listen and make the necessary changes.
2. Voice Typing
Microsoft Word and Google Docs come with a voice typing feature where you just have to speak out what you want to be typed and it will automatically be done. Upon selecting the Dictation Option from the Home menu, you are ready to start. If you are working on Google Docs, click on the drop-down Tools menu and choose the Voice Typing option. After this, you simply click on the mic, and away you go!
3. Time-Efficient Transport with the CycloCable
Whether it’s the physical act of getting from one place to another or even the details that come into play when it comes to transportation, technology has made life so much easier in other aspects. If you can have that task automated then decision making will be easy for you to do. Using amazing technology, in many countries around Europe, the Cyclocable has been implemented to make cycling over the mountainous areas to get to work more manageable. According to the graphic from Compare the Market shown below, it increases a biker’s speed, helps them get around faster using electricity and the cost to build is manageable. Plus it can help you unwind between rides.
4. Calm Your Dog on Roadtrips with The Right Playlist
Technology makes it easier to bring man’s best friend along for the ride. If your pup is feeling anxious, you can play soothing music through your app of choice. Check out this Spotify playlist designed for keeping dogs happy while in the car. Unfortunately, not all beats, even if soothing in nature, can help calm down a dog. That’s why you need to have the right vibrations to calm the nerves of your dog, so they can relax and be less anxious. Making your dog comfortable inside the car is very important, and this can be achieved by putting on some tunes, letting them sit on a comfortable blanket and making sure they go to the toilet before the journey starts.
5. Keyboard Shortcuts
Knowledge of a few common keyboard shortcuts will help save time on your computer. You’ll get a lot more work done and have a lot more fun doing it. Keep a mental note of the following:
Spacebar: You can scroll down the page.
Alt + Tab: You can quickly shift between windows.
Win + L: can lock your computer in a second.
Shift + spacebar: scrolls up the page.
6. Old Mobiles Can Be Used as a New Device
Instead of throwing away your old phone, there are many purposes for which it can be used. It can be used as a TV remote after downloading the Universal Remote Control App. Your old mobile can serve as a handy alarm clock too!
Technology has developed many hacks, tips, and tricks that have made life easier for mankind. No matter which one you choose, you’ll definitely see what a difference it makes. You will surely save time and money on insurance and cleaning, and produce efficient work while you’re at it!