If you’re looking for some mobile tech tips, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of simple, yet effective, ways to keep your device up and running smoothly.
Clean your keyboard with a sticky side of a Post-it note
If you’re looking for an easy way to clean your keyboard, you might be surprised to learn that a Post-it note can actually do the job. You can use the sticky side of the post-it to poke through the nooks and crannies in your keyboard. It will help you get rid of dirt, crumbs, and other debris that are stuck in your keys.
If you don’t have a sticky note, you can use scotch tape. The tape can be rubbed in between the keys to remove residue. But be careful not to get it too soiled, or it might leave a residue on the keys.
Another option is to soak a soft cloth in isopropyl alcohol and wipe the keys with it. This can be done once or twice a week to keep your keyboard clean and free of germs.
You can also use a disinfectant wipe to clean your keyboard. Make sure the wipe does not contain bleach. Wipe the keys down one at a time. Be sure to squeeze out any excess moisture to keep the wipe from becoming too damp.
You can also clean your keyboard using a lint-free cloth. Put a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the cloth, and then rub it into the nooks and crannies. After you’ve finished, be sure to dry the keyboard with a soft cloth.
If you need to clean your computer in a hurry, you can use a dish towel or old T-shirt. If you don’t have a lint-free cloth, you can use paper towels. However, these can scratch your keys, so a lint-free cloth is a better choice.
You can also use a toothpick to scrub out stubborn crumbs. The key is to make sure that the toothpick is flat against the key. Rubbing back and forth will loosen the gunk and allow the toothpick to pull it out.
You can also clean your keyboard with a canister of compressed air. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to blow out any lingering dirt and grime, this can also be a great method to get a deep clean.
Reopen a tab in your browser
If you’ve ever accidentally closed a tab or a browser window you probably know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, most modern web browsers come with some sort of solution to help mitigate this annoyance.
One such feature is the ability to reopen a tab in your mobile browser. Whether you’re using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera, you can reopen the tab you were browsing in with just a click. This can be especially useful if you’ve recently had a long session and aren’t able to remember where you were in the first place.
While there are no dedicated tools to reopen a tab in your Android browser, the latest version of Chrome allows you to reopen your last closed tab. You can access the reopen closed tab feature by either clicking the ‘+’ sign in the top right corner of the window or by pressing the underlined button on your keyboard. In either case, you will only see the reopen closed tab feature for tabs that were previously closed in the current session.
The same goes for the “Recently closed” submenu in Firefox. Similarly, you can reopen your last closed tab in Safari. And, while syncing your browser across devices can be a pain, you can restore your tabs by right-clicking on an empty space in your Chrome or Firefox window.
For the best results, make sure that your browser is up to date. Chrome, for instance, is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Before you can use the feature, you’ll need to enable the Chrome data option in your device’s settings. As a bonus, syncing your browser will also give you the ability to see your tabs in all of your devices.
If you’re a Microsoft Edge user, you can reopen a tab in your mobile device with a simple press of a button. You’ll also need to enable the browser’s sync function. Although this doesn’t always work, it will let you see your most recent browsing activity, including closed windows and tabs.
Likewise, in the same vein, you can also reopen a tab in your desktop browser with the same functionality. Depending on the operating system and browser, the keyboard shortcut will vary.
Reopen a tab in your phone’s camera
If you haven’t already, reopening a tab in your phone’s camera app is a must. It’s not that hard, but a little patience will go a long way. Of course, you’ll need to be sure you’re in a room with a decent amount of light to begin with. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you have a full battery on hand to boot. Fortunately, there’s a free app that will help you out. From there, it’s a matter of waiting for the app to finish processing your photos. And, while this may sound like a pain, the results are well worth it in the end.
As a result, you’ll be able to spend your newfound free time more productively. While you’re at it, try to save your best pictures to the cloud. That way, you can always access them from your pristine new mobile office. Then, when you’re ready to go home, you’ll be ready to rock and roll.
Lastly, and most importantly, you’ll need to figure out which app to use. After all, you’re not going to want to be tethered to your screen for too long. A quick glance at your device’s settings should do the trick.
Clean your phone’s camera lens
It is very important to clean your phone’s camera lens regularly in order to get the best picture quality. Dirt, dust, and fingerprints can be easily transferred to your phone’s lens, causing blurry and unclear photos.
You can use a microfiber cloth to clean your phone’s camera lens. Microfiber cloths are very soft and can easily pick up dirt and smudges from your lens without leaving lint or streaks behind.
You can also make your own homemade lens cleaner. For example, you can combine 70% isopropyl alcohol with distilled water. This mixture can then be used on soft tissue or the lens itself. However, it is very important to make sure that your cleaning solution is completely dry before using it. If it is left wet, it can damage your lens coating.
Cleaning your camera lens is a tedious process. It can be very risky to try to clean it yourself. The risks include smudging the lens, scratching it, or ruining the coating. Therefore, it is important to take your phone to a repair store if you cannot clean it yourself.
Using a dedicated lens cleaner can help you to maintain a clear and clean lens. A dedicated lens cleaner will often contain diluted alcohol. While alcohol is an effective cleaning solvent, it can be harsh on the camera’s coating. So, it is best to keep a soft cloth nearby for cleaning your lens.
Alternatively, you can clean your lens with a small blower brush. Just be careful when using a blower; you may accidentally spray your lens with saliva or other acidic liquids.
When you have finished cleaning your camera lens, it is a good idea to remove the back cover from your phone. Do not attempt to open the lens module with your mouth as you increase your risk of splattering your lens with saliva or other fluids.
If you do not have a dedicated lens cleaner, you can use regular wet wipes or tissue paper. These are better for counteracting stubborn oil and grease. They can also help to remove dust and impurities. Using tissues is also better than using a cloth as they do not leave particles of dust on the lens.