1. Enhance Your Charging Time
How often have you found yourself on the verge of going out only to find your phone barely charged? A lot, right? And because it takes at least half an hour to get a reasonable battery percentage, you’ve most likely left your disgruntled friends waiting.
But that needn’t be the case any longer. By just turning on the Airplane Mode, your iPhone can get fuller faster by having less telecom interference to contend with.
2. Set A Time Limit On Your Music
If you’re someone who needs the comfort of a relaxing melody before you catch some much-needed zzz, then a feature on most iPhones allows you to set a time limit on your selected music.
Yes, to assure you’re not awoken in the middle of the night, go to the Clock app and after selecting the ‘When Time Ends’ tag, you can swap the alarm clock for a ‘Stop Playing’ option which is automatically linked to your music apps.
3. Amend Mistakes With A Shake Of The Fist
It can be annoying when we’re in the middle of an important text only to realise we made a glaring error and on many occasions, we end up deleting the whole message to start again.
However, with a straightforward shake of the wrist, the iPhone will give you the option of removing your last action while allowing you to cancel the option if nothing needs correcting.
4. Correct Siri
Have you ever become increasingly frustrated with Siri mispronouncing a word or failing to understand a command? Well, now you can school it until it knows everything you want it to!
To do this, just say, “That’s not how you pronounce (X)” before then telling Siri how to say it correctly.
5. Type Faster
The saying goes that time is of the essence, and sending a text or email on our iPhone can often take longer than we’d like it to, especially when numbers are involved.
So to toggle between both letters and numbers more efficiently without switching in between, hold the 123 button before dragging your finger across the letter where your number/character is situated. It will then automatically take you back to the alphabet once you’ve let go.
6. Discover How Much Your Phone Knows About You
The fact that modern technology has become more prevalent in society than ever before has often made our reliance and addiction to it that even more creepy, especially when you consider that your iPhone can now tell you every place you’ve ever been to and for how long you stayed there.
So if you go to Settings> Privacy > Location Services > System Services> Frequent Locations, you’ll be able to know every place you’ve visited, and how long you were there for. Kind of cool, huh?
7. I’m Thinking Of Good Vibrations
You’re no doubt aware that you can customise your ringtone, but few know that your iPhone’s settings allow you to tailor your vibrations.
In this neat hack, all that’s required is a single voyage into your contacts book. Once you’ve found someone you want to single out, touch Edit. From there, you’ll see a Vibration option. Click on it, and then choose from the many different options.
8. Save Your Data Allowance By Prioritising Certain Apps
It’s a common problem: You’re already halfway through the month, and you get a text informing you that you’re already 80% through your monthly allowance. But you needn’t fret.
To get around this and preserve your allowance without spending more, prioritise specific apps by deciding which get demoted to the Wi-Fi-only list. To do this, go to Settings > Mobile Data. From there, you’ll be able to determine whether Facebook is more valuable than Netflix.
9. Boost Your Battery Life
While most will tell you that preserving your battery life comes down to double-tapping the button and then deleting all running apps, there’s a more efficient way.
But what is it we hear you cry? Well, it’s simple. Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search and see who the biggest data culprits are. Incidentally, for those who don’t know, Spotlight Search is that grey search box which appears whenever you swipe down on your phone.
10. Discover Where The Best Signal Is By Dialing *3001#12345#*
By typing *3001#12345#* into your iPhone’s dialer and calling it, you automatically launch the hidden Field Mode.
After doing this, your bar chart-based signal indicator transforms into a more straightforward numerical-based signal signifier and how you determine its strength is simple. A score of -50 is best while those verging around -120, will struggle to make a call.
LIFE OF A CELL
The real life Star Wars. There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection – the battle for the cell. This documentary is a masterpiece of animation work that takes you on an inward journey to the cellular level of your own body.
An epic document of the struggles and triumphs that unite us all, HUMANtakes viewers on a journey across the globe to uncover the essential truths about what it means to be human. Through a series of more than 2000 interviews conducted throughout 60 countries, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand successfully expresses the collective human experience in all its forms – from deeply personal and wounding stories of poverty, domestic abuse and anguish to tales of love, joy and the euphoria of being alive.
THE TRANSCENDENTAL OBJECT AT THE END OF TIME: TERENCE MCKENNA DOCUMENTARY
Terence McKenna was an author, lecturer, philosopher and shamanic explorer of the realm of psychedelic states. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He has been described by some as being “so far out, nobody knows what he’s talking about”, and by others as “the most innovative thinker of our times”.
To shake us out of our perceptual torpor, McKenna played the holy fool, the crazy wisdom sage. He pushed our faces in the most exotic, lurid inventions of modern science and technology. What elevated him above most other prophets was that he delivered his prophesies with a wink, an implicit acknowledgement that ultimately reality is stranger than we CAN suppose.
This is a fascinating masterpiece about the social and economical dynamics of the present day compared to ancient mighty civilizations that have fallen. Exploring the ever growing problems we face as a culture and offering thoughtful technological solutions which can all be put in place immediately if we work together. This is streamable on Netflix.
We may be quick to blame secret organizations, greedy corporations and corrupt politicians for the state of the environment and economy. The harsh truth is that the world is in its current state because humanity, as a world-wide population, is evolving and taking the world with it. We all now stand at the precipice of the greatest disaster mankind has ever known or it can be a great moment of mass awakening. From the legends of ancient shamanic tribes through the annals of organized religion, subtle clues of our salvation have been left for us to discover. Quantum science and metaphysics are confirming what these ancients knew , and these secrets to mankind’s salvation are just beginning to be revealed.
The World’s largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.
- Martin Luther King being arrested for demanding service at a white-only restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida, 1964
- The 3245 year old seal on Tutankhamen’s tomb before it was broken, 1922
- An American soldier cradles a wounded Japanese boy and shelters him from the rain in an airplane cockpit during the Battle of Saipan while waiting to transport him to a field hospital, July 1944.
- A Russian Soldier Looking Over Istanbul. In 1878 Russian army had almost reached Istanbul
- Soviet border guards patrolling the USSR-China border (now Kazakhstan-China border) near Khorgos, 1984
- Barack and Michelle Obama wedding photo, October 3, 1992.
- Marilyn Monroe entertaining troops on stage in Korea (1954).
- Russians wait in line outside a first McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Moscow 1991
- As Queen Elizabeth II rides past, a foot guard passes out (1970)
- Police officer guarding a pharmacy in high-flood waters, Ontario, 1974