February 22, 2018

Some useful tips

Don't Be Like Me, The Passport Idiot

If you’re flying to Europe and your passport expires less than three months after your scheduled return date, you’re fucked! Some countries even require a six-month buffer between expiration and return date. This means that every day scores of extremely sad travelers are sent home from the airport because their passports, which have not expired, have effectively expired. I know this happens to a lot of people because I met many of them.

Why Reading Aloud Helps You Remember More Information

The dual effect of both speaking and hearing helps encode the memory more strongly.

An Effortless Way to Strengthen Your Memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients. When trying to memorize new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time – to do literally nothing – may be exactly what you need. Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll find that your memory of the facts you have just learnt is far better than if you had attempted to use that moment more productively....The remarkable memory-boosting benefits of undisturbed rest were first documented in 1900 ...

Is It Safe To Eat Deli Meat With A Metallic Sheen?

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

7. Stop web trackers
Through embedded ads, advertisers can track you across multiple websites. But the latest version of Safari for iOS 11 lets you prevent this activity, limiting sites' ability to monitor your browsing behavior. To enable this feature, open the Settings app, tap Safari, and turn on the Prevent Cross-Site Tracking option. While you're in this Safari menu, you can also block pop-up ads.

17. Secure your notes
Although it's convenient to keep extremely private information—such as passwords or ID numbers—in your iPhone's Notes app, you don't want anyone else to be able to access this information. So protect these notes with a password. In Settings, go to Notes, followed by Password. Here, you can set a code or a Touch ID lock. Inside the Notes app, lock a specific note by dragging it to the left in the list, tapping the lock icon, and entering your password.

22. Make notifications less distracting
Constant notifications can sap your attention span until it's impossible to get anything done. You can make these alerts less distracting by removing the preview snippets that come with them and tempt you to immediately check your phone. As an added bonus, changing this setting will protect your notifications from snoops who look at your lock screen. To remove the previews, open Settings and tap Notifications, then Show Previews, and finally Never.

24. Get bigger, bolder text
You don't have to settle for the iPhone's default text size and shape. If you open Settings and then tap Display & Brightness, you can use the Text Size and Bold Text options to change the on-screen typography. Not every app will comply with your choices, but all of Apple's native apps and all of the iOS settings screens will.
Posted by Jill Fallon at February 22, 2018 1:38 PM | Permalink