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Use These Two Tricks to Make Your Computing Life Easier

Business Technology | November 7, 2012

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

Forcing Android to check for system updates

You have probably realized that your operating system gets updates fairly frequently. But there’s no way of knowing when your particular device will receive a specific update. This can be some what annoying as you may be waiting for an update to fix a bug or give you an interesting new service. You can choose to wait for the update to be released to you, or you can force your device to search for updates. The website Ghack explains the best way to force your Android to update: First go to the “Settings” menu. Select “Apps” and choice “Show All.” Then look for the “Google Services Framework” and click on the “Clear Data” option. Finally, click the “Force Stop” button. Your device will then search for any updates available and retrieve them.

Protecting your eyes

You have likely heard that computer screens are bad for your eyes, and most of us spend a lot of time on one device or another. Thankfully the Atlantic recently posted a list of tips you can use to assist in preventing long-term damage to your eyes. Number one, make sure your screens are clean and are the brightest things in the area. Another trick is to take a “20-20-20” break. Every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and focus your eyes 20 feet in front of you. And lastly, if you can high-five your computer, you are sitting too close.

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