Make Your Life Easier With These Two Tricks

Let’s be honest: Computer users today need all the help they can get, anything that makes their lives easier. You must appreciate that. This is exactly why we’re happy to give you a pair of helpful hacks that can eliminate at least some stress from your busy days.

Forcing Android to check for system updates

The makers of tablets, laptops, and smartphones are constantly updating their operating systems. And these updates seldom come in on a standard schedule. This means that you could be missing out on additional features or fixes while you’re waiting for an update to hit your computing device. If you have an Android device, checking for updates can be a bit of a annoyance. That’s because update releases vary based on your manufacturer and carrier. You may know that Android has updated its system, yet you don’t see any updates to your specific device. Obviously, you could just wait for the update to come over, but if you would like that update now – there maybe a especially juicy new service coming with this particular update – you can force Android to check for that update. Here’s a suggestion from website Ghack: Go to your device’s “Settings” menu. Click “Apps” and select “Show All.” Then locate “Google Services Framework” and click on the “Clear Data” option. Lastly, click the “Force Stop” button. If there is an update, your device should now retrieve it.

Protecting your eyes

Computer screens are bad for your eyes and over time they can do permanent damage if you stare at them daily. This is where these tricks from the Atlantic can come in handy. The easiest of which is to make sure your computer screen is clean, as well as the brightest thing around. One other good habit to get into is to take “20-20-20” breaks. Focus your eyes on a spot 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. And finally, don’t sit too close. If you can high-five your computer screen, you’re too close.