In the world of technology, there are many new features and tricks that are hidden in your everyday devices.
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I have a lot of technology on my sleeve. We’ll start with the usual problem.
1. Get a complete guest to read your email
A cold call is hard. No one will answer the phone. Sending cold email is easy, but how do you get rid of clutter?
It all starts with the subject line. Get the recipient’s attention in the first five words in the subject line. Personalize the topic by using the person’s name “mentioned by you” or “prompt query”.
In the body of the email, go to the point. If you have an acquaintance, include that person’s name in the first sentence. Write down as you talk to the person. Avoid organizational-speech, such as synergies or paradises.
Be sure to tell the person what you want and be different. And don’t forget to debug before hitting send.
Do you think that someone is reading your email? Click here for tips on how to stay tuned..
2. Buy gift cards at a discount (or sell what you don’t want)
When shopping for gift cards online, you can go straight to the site you want to buy – but here’s the secret. There are specialized sites that offer gift cards at discounts. Tip: Don’t underestimate Google Gift Cards. You may even be exposed to fraud.
There are two legal sites that sell discount gift cards. CardCash.com And Raise: .com. Now, of course, there are fears that fraudsters may get gift card numbers. If you buy any discounted gift cards online, make sure you return them as soon as possible. And if you have a gift card that you do not use, you will also receive a gift card that you do not use.
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3. Upgrade your TV image.
There is also an option for smoothing activity hidden in your TV settings menu. Sounds great, but you want to disable this feature.
Smoothing movement manually adds frames to all viewers. This is sometimes called the soap opera effect, if you can imagine what it looks like. Smoothing activity can be helpful when watching sports or playing video games.
Fast-moving content is clearer, but there are downsides. When additional frames are added, fast-moving football on the screen looks fake. In video games, slow motion increases the delay.
Click here for directions to turn this setting off on Samsung, Roku TV, LG, Panasonic, Android TV or Vizio. And while you’re at it, you’ll love the cinema or movie mode for everything you watch.
4. Stop thinking about who can see your old posts
If you are on Facebook, you may have years and years of posts and photos for anyone on the Internet. Depending on what you post, that’s a concern.
Take a moment to make sure your past Facebook posts are not visible to anyone who comes to your profile. Here is how.
- Go to your Facebook account settings Privacy tools and settings.
- Under Your activityFind the section Limit the audience of old posts on your timeline.
Here, Facebook transforms anything you share publicly or with friends into accessibility Only To your friends. With online scams and trolls, it’s a smart move to reduce your digital footprint.
Facebook has a shiny new privacy center to help you keep track of what it collects and knows about you. Click here for tips to browse it.
5. Channel James Bond and Secret Talk
You want to share texts and images with someone and you do not want anyone who picks up your phone to see them. There are pure reasons for this, like snoop roommates or kids who pick up the phone all the time. There are a few ways to do this without downloading any shadow apps.
One option is to use Google Docs. Make sure you both have access to the document, but go to the Sharing Settings menu. Here, you can prevent the other person from downloading, publishing, copying or sharing.
If you have an iPhone, use the Note app. Under Sharing Options, select Can make changes.. Send your note in writing or email. The person you add to the note can make changes as you wish. You can communicate in person, and it will not appear in your text message.
Looking for other ways to keep your conversations private? Touch or click on encryption methods to encrypt your emails and messages.
Bonus Tip Incredible story of hackers attacking a hospital for ransomware
Ransomware hackers have recently entered a hospital, and everything from heart machines to IV pumps has stopped working. Doctors and nurses had to use pens and paper. There were no electronic patient records. But when the hijackers find out that it is a hospital, you will no doubt be surprised.
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