Make Your Computing Life Easier: Two Tricks

Most of us use computers everyday whether it is a desktop, laptop, and/or tablet. And we could use all the help we can get. Here are a couple tricks that will make life easier for you, and hopefully alleviate some stress.

Forcing Android to check for system updates

The makers of tablets, laptops, and smartphones are constantly upgrading their operating systems. And these updates seldom come in on a standard schedule. Consequently you could be missing out on new 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 hassle. That’s because update releases vary according to your manufacturer and carrier. You may know that Android has updated its system, yet you don’t see any updates to your particular device. Of course, you could just wait for the update to come over, but if you want 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 is 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. Finally, 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 long term damage if you stare at them daily. This is where these tricks from the Atlantic can come in handy. The simplest 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 lastly, don’t sit too close. If you can high-five your computer screen, you are too close.

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