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Now for today’s topic. I have mentioned David Pogue’s new book, “Pogue’s Basics,” a few times over the several months. It reveals tech secrets that we should all know.
For example, if you are in a hurry to charge your smart phone, Pogue said, “The fastest possible is to plug it into the wall, using the little prong adapter that came with it. That’ll charge it 30 minutes sooner than using your computer’s USB jack.” He also recommends putting your phone on Airplane Mode. “It will charge nearly twice as quickly. All the electricity is coming into the battery, but none is going out; the phone isn’t wasting power hunting for a signal, checking e- mail, and so on.”
Either buy his book, or wait for me to post all of the nifty tips he has for us. I plan to learn as many of them as possible and pass them along to you. Hang in there.