9 Tech Life Hacks You Need To Know About

Life hacks are the defining moments of our generation. From YouTube hacks, to password secrets and online shopping hacks,  here are tech life hacks you need to know about. You can thank us later.

Buying new headphones or speakers?

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1.Bohemian Rhapsody is the best song to test out new headphones and speakers on because of the range.

But seriously, would you spend R1.3 million on a set of speakers?

YouTube Hacks

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2.Turn any YouTube video into a GIF by adding “GIF” after “www.” and before “youtube” in the video url. Add stickers, captions and more.

tech life hack turn a youtube video into a gif

3.Pressing the K key will pause or play a YouTube video. Shortcuts are the best.

Passwords and Security 

4.Use non-English characters in your passwords, so that they are much more difficult to hack.

READ MORE: 5 tips for taking better photos with your smartphone

5.Use a password keeper, like Last Pass so that you only have to remember ONE password. Just don’t forget that password, because else you’ll be starting from scratch.

The master password and the password manager

Online shopping 

6.Go incognito to get cheaper flights. 

7.Select items you want to buy while logged in to an e-commerce site and then wait a few days. Most online stores will email you with discounted prices and offers on those products, so that you’re more likely to buy them.

How to book cheap local flights

8.Want to find bargains? Search OLX or Gumtree for the following terms along with the item you want: divorce, new baby, moving, husband or wife.

9.Facebook second hand groups are also a good place to find bargains. You can sign up for updates on specific items. Search for second hand and the name of your suburb or city.

facebook group second hand joburg

READ MORE: The ONE app you need to stop unwanted calls from telemarketers

Have any tech life hacks of your own? Let us know in the comments or on social media.


  • Reply Vernon February 23, 2017 at 09:05

    Thanks for the gif YouTube especially.

    • Reply Sam Wright February 24, 2017 at 07:20

      How rad? I worry though. Too many embarrassing moments in my videos that could get used here!

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