We just published the third book in A Monstrous Dread series, A Different Kind of Monster, and I needed a break. Musing, by me.
Barilla Pasta has a Spotify list. Each specific song has a duration to match the relevant pasta’s cook time.
Closed an important tab accidentally? Press CTRL+SHIFT+T to bring it right back.
If you want to move the cursor on the text you just typed on the phone, press and hold on the space bar and slide your finger to the left or right of the spacebar. You can move the cursor to exactly where you want it. No more annoying “tap tap tap oh shit I accidentally deleted it”
If you press and hold the flashlight button on your iPhone, you can adjust the brightness of it.
For a new Google doc, in the browser bar you can just type “doc.new”. Works for sheet.new and slide.new too
Nearly all staplers can make two kinds of staples: regular and temporary. You can turn the strike plate around by pushing it up from underneath and the resulting staples will go out instead of in, making them easier to remove from underneath.
The iPhone has a plant identifier built in. Take a picture of a plant you want to identify. Tap the picture, then pull up from the bottom and there will be an option to “Look up plant”. It’s not always 100% but still pretty cool.
If you swipe left on the iPhone calculator it will delete just one digit so you don’t have to start over.
Allow calls from emergency contacts when notifications are silenced. Open Contacts, Select a contact, then tap Edit. Tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then turn ON Emergency Bypass.
If you want to select text from a clickable link without clicking the link, press left-CTRL and click. This lets you select the text without clicking the link.
On iPhone keyboards if you press and hold the “0” key it will give you the option to use the degrees symbol.
On your iPhone there is a search feature. You can enter things like “bicycle” “dog” “license plate” or even identified people like “Nicki” or “Ray” and it will search the images for that item.
You can program your Iphone to do certain things when you tap (double or triple) on the back of it. Go into Accessibility settings > Touch > Backtap you can set something to happen if you tap the back of your phone. I set my double and triple taps to screenshot, works even with a phone case on. Although sometimes its not that responsive and I have to tap a bunch of times. Also I have no idea where the “sweet spot” is cuz I’ll be tapping the side of my phone and it’ll trigger too.
If you press the wrong floor or notice all the floors have been pressed in an elevator you can double tap the button and it will unselect the floor.
Large pizzas can be personal pizzas, if you believe in yourself!