Original source article by Kari Megeed
We all love our gadgets – they make life so much easier for us and allow us to do so many things that we could never have imagined, but they also create many problems…
1. Your phone running out of battery so ridiculously quickly.
This one is probably everyone’s biggest gripe when it comes to smartphones. Every year they tell us that battery life will increase but six months later, your phone is dead two hours into the day. But there is a solution to help extend your battery life.
Nearly all modern smartphones are equipped with Li-ion batteries. They’re designed to give you around 400 to 600 cycles, and if you properly charge it, you can reach around 1,000 to 1,100 cycles. How do you do that? Don’t leave your phone to die before charging it, once your phone reaches below 20%, you should charge it. Also, don’t leave your phone in the charger when it’s already reached 100%- that’ll make your battery last for less time.
If you really can’t go a day without your phone dying, then maybe invest in a power bank or buy a case that holds external batteries.
2. You can’t remember all of your passwords.
Every day you’re required to either put in a password or make a new account and come up with a password for it. You start to lose track of all the passwords you’ve ever used, and writing them in a notebook isn’t all that safe. If only there was somewhere you could safely store all your passwords.
Well, there is! Ironically enough, it’ll require you to use a password for them. The best app available is Last Pass: it’s free to use, fast and safe. It’s also available on phones and PC.
What a password manager does is save all your data safely and auto completes passwords for you when needed. If you want even more protection, there’s an option to opt into email or text message alerts every time you log into an account. Other options are Dashlane and 1password.
3. You actually end up spending more if you don’t delete your browser history.
By default, your internet browser records a log of all the websites you’ve accessed. This is so you don’t have to keep typing in that password each time you go on the same page. Cookies are there for your convenience, but they can sometimes be used to by a third party, which is where the problem is.
This is especially true for flight booking websites or hotel websites, where prices will increase depending on your activity. If you find a flight and check other websites to compare prices, you might go back and find that the price of the original ticket has gone up.
Use incognito mode for purchasing things online and be sure to always clean out your cache.
Cookies can be useful for you, they help save all your settings so that you don’t have to keep adjusting them every time you access a website. They also memorize your location, so they choose the best suitable information for you.
4. Your internet speed is just so slow.
If you don’t know how old that Wi-Fi router you have at home is, then it might be time to get a new one. With how gadgets have progressed, there’s so much data being sent back and forth. So, if your router isn’t up to date, then that’s probably why your shows take forever to load.
Routers aren’t so expensive these days and buying a new one is a great investment.
Make sure to buy from a popular manufacturer like TP-Link. There are routers that give you the option of being able to broadcast two networks at two different frequencies, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. This’ll allow you to have high speeds with little interruption.