‘Minute Hacks’ Posts

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

The new semester is upon us. Whether you’re carrying the same backpack you’ve had since kindergarten or something more sophisticated, here are a few tools you won’t want to be without. A mini stapler Most professors have transitioned into the twenty-first century and allow you to turn in work online, but for the holdouts, a ...

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That: Cloud vs. Flash Drive

This Not That is a HackCollege series where students compare two college essentials and recommend which has worked out the best for them. Flash drives: they’ve been among our most valuable school supplies since 2003. Whether yours was a rubber dongle in the shape of your favorite animal or a minimalist metal drive smaller than ...

Minute Hacks: The Best Sleeping Apps

Minute Hacks: The Best Sleeping Apps

The Best Apps for Getting a Good Night’s Rest Nothing can take you down faster than a few nights without good sleep. From dozing at your desk to extreme grumpiness, not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night will make the waking hours considerably worse. Fortunately, it’s your smartphone to the rescue with ...

Hack Tricks: Gmail

Hack Tricks: Gmail

Hack Tricks are a HackCollege.com original series that aims to show you three tricks in one quick video. You can find us on Youtube. In this week’s episode of Hack Tricks, it’s all about the Gmail tricks. We’re teaching you how to undo a sent email, mute unimportant or uninteresting email threads, and make Gmail more ...

Minute Hacks: How to Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life

Minute Hacks: How to Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life

Smartphone batteries deliver a constant charge of 1 watt to your phone over a span of 5 hours, so the trick to upping your precious voltage is to reduce the amount of power your phone uses per hour. Here’s how to extend your phone’s battery life. 1. Check your display settings and reduce your screen ...

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Minute Hacks: How to Organize Your Desktop

Is your desktop looking a little cluttered? Here are a few tips to help you gain control: 1. First things first: If you’re just moving your files into “Documents”, create shortcut folders on your desktop, but limit the number of folders. For example: Create an “Actions” folder for items such as forms to fill out ...

Minute Hacks: The Gamification of Fitness

Minute Hacks: The Gamification of Fitness

Tired of feeling inadequate compared to your ripped and toned trainer at the gym? Not self-motivated enough to actually stay on the treadmill longer than three and half minutes? It’s time to update your workout – and for just a few bucks or less. For extra motivation turn your workout into a game with these ...

Minute Hacks: How to Stream Region-Restricted Videos From Anywhere

Minute Hacks: How to Stream Region-Restricted Videos From Anywhere

Many streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu use geotracking software that only allows those in the US to view certain content. Wherever you live, it’s time to fix that! Change your proxy settings. A proxy server is an IP address detector that filters your traffic based on location to optimize your information consumption. You have ...

Minute Hacks: Tips For Keeping Your Laptop Optimal

Minute Hacks: Tips For Keeping Your Laptop Optimal

For most people, a laptop only lasts three to four years max. By a laptop’s fourth birthday, its battery is usually shot, keys are missing, the screen might be cracked, and in general it just isn’t the smooth running machine it once was. But there are simple tips & tricks to give your laptop a ...

Minute Hacks: How To Be A Ghost Hunter

Minute Hacks: How To Be A Ghost Hunter

Minute Hacks is an original video series by us at Hack College, created to help you work smarter, not harder – no matter what the subject may be. Who ya gonna call? If you aren’t afraid of no ghost – then you’re in good company. Pew Research has found shocking data suggesting that the belief in ...