When you’re a caregiver, time is limited. Make sure you know how to use your time efficiently.
Tech columnist, for the New York Times, Dummies author, and CBS Technology correspondent, David Pogue shares 10 time-saving tips to help you navigate technology.
Want to save hours this year?
Invest less than 6 minutes of your time (click video below or this link) to watch David Pogue’s TED Talk, now.
Pogue presents in a humorous yet forceful style reminiscent of tennis pro, John McEnroe.
Technology keeps changing. I didn’t know about these two tips:
Hit the Space bar to scroll down any webpage on any browser. Hit shift then the Space Bar to scroll up a page.
I’ve been using this. It’s actually quite nice. Sometimes, I forget and use it while typing a document (doesn’t work).
Hitting the Space bar twice at the end of a sentence will automatically place a period, space, and Capital letter while you’re texting on your smartphone.
I haven’t tried this because I use Swype a fast-texting application, which is really cool once you get the hang of it.
Other tips include:
- Three Google shortcuts for a word definition, flight information, and conversions.
- How to avoid shutter lag when taking a photo.
- How to skip past a voice mail greeting message.
We used to use the hashtag (#) or asterisk (*) years ago, but as Pogue notes, each carrier has a different way to skip a greeting and sometimes, by the time we figure out which symbol to use, it’s less frustrating to wait the 15 seconds.
Waste less time, this year, by applying these shortcuts–bookmark this page to review Pogue’s video until many of these ten tips become automatic for you.