AZCOMP Technologies IT September 2019

CORD CORRECTIONS The peskiest of all gadget parts is the cord. It tangles at a moment’s notice, frays like it’s made of yarn, and moves around as if it’s got a mind of its own, never mind the fact that every device needs its own dedicated cord. Luckily, you can repurpose everyday objects to solve all of these problems. Binder clips on the side of your desk will keep different wires out of each other’s way. The spring inside a pen makes a perfect straightener for the end of a cord, combatting the fraying that comes from bending and twisting near the ends. If you want to keep your cords hidden, you can affix Christmas light hangers to the sides of your desk and discreetly run the cord from plug to port. HIDDEN HARDWARE If you have a spare drawer in your kitchen, it’s not hard to create a hidden charging station. Adhere a power strip to the back wall of the drawer, drill a hole, and run its cord to the nearest outlet. The drawer will ensure your various gadgets stay safe and out of the way while still keeping their batteries full. LOW-TECH LIFE HACKS Analog Solutions for Digital Problems NEED NETWORKING OR COMPUTER HELP?

As advanced as technology is in some areas, in others, it’s still largely the same as a century ago. Today’s phones can animate videos with effects in real-time, but they still need to be charged through an old- fashioned wire plugged into the wall. Sometimes, the best solutions for our high-tech problems come in the form of decidedly low-tech life hacks. Here are a few of our favorites. AURAL ENHANCEMENT The speaker on your phone has all the volume of a mouse, which can be a problem when you need to project sound to anyone other than yourself. There are a few easy lo-fi solutions to boost the audio range. The most rudimentary fix is simply to stick your phone, speaker down, in a pint glass. If you’ve got a few more supplies, use a paper towel tube as a “wire” to connect to plastic cup “speakers.” No matter where you are, you can probably find something that will serve as a DIY amplifier.


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