Book of Hacks

A list of life hacks
everyone should know.

Amplify your iPad's sound with a tennis ball

Credits: /u/mcmenamin309,

Use clothes hanger to clip notes side-by-side with display

Credits: /u/SyedMehmeed,

In Chrome’s error page, press spacebar to start a game

Credits: François Beaufort (see

On calculators, the C (clear) button is to clear all entries...

...while the CE (clear entry) button is to clear the most recent entry only.

Credits: Oliver Salzburg on Super User,

Use a LEGO minifigure as a cable holder


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Laptop charger keep falling out? Use Velcro.

Credits: /u/siddv,

Get expensive stuff on Craigslist for cheap

To find discounted stuff, search with the following keywords:

• divorce
• wife
• husband
• new baby
• health
• surgery
• moving

Credits: /u/SteelBadger,

Use wall hooks to attach your iPad to the wall.

Credits: /u/etothepowerof3,

In-flight entertainment system.

Credits: /u/claque,

Put a folded up bill in the case of your phone for emergencies.

Credits: /u/dzt,

Laptop overheating? Place 2 forks underneath.

Credits: /u/jacknappier,

Get free Wi-Fi passwords for local places in Foursquare’s comment sections.

Credits: /u/dirtyfries,

Bypass expensive airport Wi-Fi by adding "?.jpg" at the end of any URL.

Credits: Felix Geisendörfer/Debuggable,

When shopping, begin the checkout process but don’t complete it...

...most online stores will send you coupons codes to encourage sales.

Credits: /u/surfinonthejohn,

Turn a paper clip into a simple phone stand

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Paste text into Google Translate and listen to it to find errors

Credits: /u/jpplayer1,

Search "unsubscribe" to stop receiving newsletters and clean up your inbox

Credits: /u/onanym,

Book of hacks