‘Life Hack’ Posts

DIY Smartphone Gloves

DIY Smartphone Gloves

Thanks to capacitive touchscreens, which use the conductive power of the human body to activate, winter becomes a tough time to use a smartphone. But with a little old fashion hacking, we’ll solve that problem. We’re going to turn your favorite pair of gloves into static generating smartphone gloves using the power of conductive thread. ...

Reduce Procrastination by Developing a Productive Lifestyle

Reduce Procrastination by Developing a Productive Lifestyle

I consider myself a┬áconnoisseur of productivity apps. That’s not something I’m proud of though, considering the reason behind my expertise. I’m a chronic procrastinator. Accepting this flaw and recognizing why it affects me has been a long process, but don’t congratulate me just yet. Acceptance is simple and requires no action. I’ve learned that if ...

How To Fold A T-Shirt In 5 Seconds

How To Fold A T-Shirt In 5 Seconds

The video you’re about to watch can, and will revolutionize how you fold your t-shirts after a wash. As stated in the video’s description, this is a popular and efficient way to fold t-shirts in China. Us North Americans seem to struggle with the basics folding our laundry the correct way. So watch it once, ...

Turn Your Browser Into a Notepad

Turn Your Browser Into a Notepad

These days, you don’t have to look to hard to find a good note-taking app on your smartphone or tablet. There’s a litany of them out there, many of which are free. But what about for your laptop or desktop computer? Sure, there’s programs like OneNote, which we’ve previously recommended as an omnibus notebook for ...

Where to Get Free Food

Where to Get Free Food

For one reason or another, it’s now the season of free food giveaways. Maybe it’s all the dieting fueled by New Year’s Resolutions, or maybe it’s just the cold weather keeping people home and away from fast food and other restaurants. But whatever the reason, late January and February have become a time where you ...

Hola Unblocker: Watch Videos from Any Country

Hola Unblocker: Watch Videos from Any Country

Despite all the talk about the internet being an open and free environment where two people from opposite ends of the Earth can both access the same information at the same time, certain websites still haven’t gotten the memo about what “open and free” actually means. Particularly when it comes to online streaming of music, ...

Instantly Look Up Words with Google Dictionary Extension

Instantly Look Up Words with Google Dictionary Extension

Having assimilated words and phrases from other languages across the globe, English famously boasts one of the largest vocabularies on Earth, with the Oxford English dictionary containing over 250,000 entries. As a result, chances are that even after 12+ years of education, you probably have only managed to master a small percentage of the words ...

The Best of HackCollege 2012

The Best of HackCollege 2012

We hope your 2012 went as well as ours over here at HackCollege. And while we like to think every article is the best article, some shine above the rest by getting to the core of what you, our audience, expect from us. And you can keep expect to see more great content like this ...

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

Generate WiFi Password as a QR Code

As one of the many internet-addicted members of Generation Y, I usually can’t go longer than five minutes without fiddling with my smartphone. As a result, the words “What’s your WiFi password?” are usually heard anytime I walk into a friend’s house. What then follows tends to be a lengthy exchange of verbally reciting ungodly ...

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

One of the more aggravating disadvantages inherent in browsing the web with Safari for iOS is the browser’s lack of support for extensions. Whereas Chrome users can utilize an extension to send links from their desktop to their phone, or save web pages with note taking apps like Evernote, iPhone and iPad users aren’t quite ...

How to Disable Facebook Apps

How to Disable Facebook Apps

Who actually likes Facebook apps? For me, few things are more bothersome when browsing Facebook than clicking on an article to discover that a social reader will now take the liberty of broadcasting that I just read an article about the president’s dog to everyone I know. Or, even worse, websites or apps that will ...

How to Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh

How to Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh

Keep your roommate happy with these helpful tips. Let’s face facts: you probably don’t do laundry as often as you should. As a result, your gym clothes are likely retaining more of that musty, sweaty smell than those who have to be around them would prefer. So here’s a few simple suggestions that will keep ...