In pictures: 10 tech hacks you need to know
Save time with these simple technology hacks
Quick and easy life hacks can save precious time, by simply using everyday household goods. Take a look at these 10 easy peasy tech hacks! LEGO designed its figures with hands, hands that are wide enough to hold cables. Take a LEGO brick and attach it to a desk, wall or anywhere you see fit and simply clip on the LEGO figure. If you have ever accidentally closed a web browser, simultaneously select Ctrl, Shift, T and web page will load automatically. Tangled earphone cables? Poke a small hole in the top of a wine cork and insert the jack, then use a knife to cut a slit along the other end to place your earbuds. You can then wrap the length of the cord around the cork. By placing your smartphone on airplane mode it will stop ads from popping up whilst playing games If you find that your laptop is heating up, simply place two forks underneath, facing downwards. This trick also doubles up as a laptop stand. In need of a timer? Google can help. Simply search for Google timer and you will see a timer as well as a stopwatch. We have all experienced a broken charger. Well to prevent the cord from fraying, wrap the metal spring from a ballpoint pen around the part that typically bends. No speakers? By placing a smartphone in a cup, either glass or plastic, with the speakers faced downwards can instantly turn the volume up. If you're staying in a hotel or need an extra phone charging point, turn to the TV. The USB points will offer another option. Whilst some smartphones have Supercharge technology, many still do not. For a semi-quick charge, put your phone into airplane mode and then charge it. It also helps if you do not use your phone whilst charging.