Technology Hacks For A Simpler Life

When you think about how much technology plays a part in our lives, you’ll see that it’s everywhere. No matter what area you think of, there will be technology involved somehow, whether that’s a little or a lot. 

The rise in technological advances means that more and more of our lives will soon become enhanced (in many ways) by tech, and it’s important to understand how to use some of the current technology to help improve your life and make it much simpler. The more tech that comes along, the easier things will be, but knowing some of the tricks right now can save you a lot of time later on. Read on to find out more. 

Save Money 

Everyone wants to save money. It is unlikely that anyone is going to look at their outgoings and wish they were spending more on certain items. In most cases, people are always looking for ways to save. Technology can help with this in a variety of different ways. 

One way that tech helps with saving money is to offer you the chance to have a smart home. Smart homes, controlled through apps, are more energy-efficient since they use only the power that is strictly needed – leaving lights on is a thing of the past. In this way, your energy bills will decrease. You can also use the internet to search for great deals, and it’s even possible to look around for a Macys coupon and similar discounts, thus saving you even more money. You can check your credit score, set up alerts, do online banking, and so much more. When used in the right way, technology can save you many hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on your bills. 

Better Phone Service 

You might think that the phone service you get is the phone service you’ll always have; after all, there’s nothing you can do about it, and if it’s bad, you just have to manage somehow. However, the truth is that there is something you can do, and once you learn this trick, you’ll be amazed. Simply by switching your phone to airplane mode, you can increase the service. 

Of course, in airplane mode itself, you can’t use the phone as you normally would, but once you switch it on and then switch it off again, your phone will start searching for the nearest cell tower to use – and potentially will find a nearer one with better service than the one it was linked to before. Think of airplane mode like a reset button that is much quicker and easier than switching the entire phone off and starting over. 


A VPN (virtual private network) is a hugely useful piece of technology that a lot of people don’t know about, or they think it’s only for businesses that work remotely. The fact is that installing a VPN can help anyone. Firstly, it’s a way to secure your network, meaning that you can protect your privacy online. It can, as we’ve said, also allow for remote working if you don’t want to use other, potentially more expensive ways to set this up. 

When it comes to entertainment, you can even use a VPN to browse websites that would normally not be available to you because they are in a different country to your own – this means you can even use sites like Netflix and get a lot more choice.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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