When you work in the technology industry, you never run out of questions. What I say over and over again is, “Kim, has my computer been hacked?” Maybe. There are clear signs Someone or something has compromised your system.
Not all situations are so scary. “Kim, how do I scan it with my phone?” I’m following you.
I received a text message a while back from a number I thought I knew, but it wasn’t saved on my phone. There’s a clever trick I used to find it. I will share it and other technical problem solutions below.
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Uncover the identity of a mysterious caller or text message
Instead of answering, “Who is this?” Here’s a hack you can use over and over again. When TikTokker Liz Perez posted it on her channel, she went viral.
If you receive a text from an unknown number, you can name the number using a mobile payment app like Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, or PayPal.
Copying and pasting the number into the app may reveal the name of the mysterious sender.
Currently, this hack only works if you have an account with one of these mobile payment apps, and the sender must also use their real name and number on the app. But it’s better than shooting in the dark.
Pro tip: Make sure to disable sharing for mobile payment apps your Names and phone numbers of others. The steps vary depending on the app. For example, open Venmo like this: setting, social with friends and switch off Telephone contact information.
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Find your car wherever you are
Have you ever walked around a parking lot looking for your car? Google Maps makes it easy and automatic to find your parking spot. Remember this the next time you go to the mall.
For iPhone or Android:
- open Google Maps app.
- Tap. blue dot It shows your location.
- Tap save on parking.
Google Maps will remember your parking location until you delete it. Now all you have to do is remember what you did with the key.
easy internet detective tricks
You’ve found an incredible website that promises you a free trip to Hawaii. Aloha! All the site requires is your personal information and credit card. Before you take the plunge, make sure you can’t fail.
A WHOIS lookup search checks a database containing information about domain names and their registrants, so you can see who owns a website and whether they have a physical business address or contact information. You can check if.
- Visit the WHOIS search website. There are many on the web.i use who.
- Enter your site’s URL into the search bar. Displays the site owner and contact information, such as address and phone number.
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Stop sharing your number with others
Whether you buy something or just make a call, it’s very easy to get your phone number listed on marketing lists. There is and should be a way to stop this.
- The easiest is *67 to hide your landline or mobile number.just punch in Star, 6 and 7, then enter your phone number and you’re done. Callers will see “Private” or “Blocked.” The bad news is that you have to do this on every call.
- If you want to always hide your number, change this setting on your smartphone. On iPhone, tap setting > phone > Show caller ID.Please switch off. On Android, this option is hide number.
- You can also ask your carrier to hide your number or use a writing app like Google Voice or Hushed. There is help for setting this up.
Now you have enough tech life hacks to share.
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