Using your iOS keyboard as a mouse!

Here is an extremely quick tip for iPhone users to up the productivity of their iOS keyboard usage. It’s a neat little trick that may help some folks hang out their long emails or text messages a little faster than they did before.

Did you know that you can use your 3D Touch enabled iPhone keyboard as a mouse? Say if you need to move your cursor back up to the top of a text that you might be typing. It’s simple. If you have your keyboard up, press down hard on the keyboard, and it will switch over to the mouse. Kind of helpful when you need to fix something in the middle of typing out that long message to the homies, I think.

Ive provided a screen capture of what happens when you press down on a 3D Touch enabled device below.

What do you guys think? Will this little tip help you get a little faster at typing? Or will this be forgettable tip? Feel free to let me know!

Quick Tips; finding your Battery Stats on Android

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Have you ever wondered how to check your battery usage on Android? Ever wanted to see exactly how much battery you are wasting playing your new favorite game?  Then checking out your battery usage needs to be apart of your vocabulary. Battery statistics  have majorly improved with Android (nougat) 7.0, and are only expected to improve further with Android O.

For many different situations, including trying to find the app that sucks the most battery, to figuring out why your battery can’t keep a charge, checking your battery statistics is a very important part of smartphone usage.  For those who might be wondering how to take advantage of battery statistics here’s a few quick steps that will get you to your battery statistics:

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Tech Homie Quick tips; How to Take a Screenshot with your Android Device

Screenshot_20170408-185117.pngWe previously showed you how to take a screenshot with an iPhone.  Of course the iPhone is not the only smartphone in existence.  Many of you have Android phones as well.  No matter what Android phone you have (Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, the list goes on) some aspects of the device will remain relatively the same.  Taking a screenshot with Android is simple.

Once you find the screen that you need to capture, all you need to do is press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time.   Doesnt matter whether it’s an Android Phone or Tablet,  all you need to do is press and hold the Power Button and Volume down button.  The result?  A screenshot.  Taking screenshots can be very helpful if you need to show someone how to get to a particular screen on their device.  Taking a screenshot can also be very helpful if you ever need visual evidence, to show something that may be wrong with your device.

Did you succeed in trying to take a screenshot?  If you had any trouble feel free to shoot a message over to Tech Homie HQ and we can help you out.  f you ever need help with learning how to use your devices, feel free to reach out to the Tech Homie at thetechhomie@gmail.com.   We’re here for your questions, your assistance, and your support!

Tech Homie Quick Tip: How do I take a iPhone Screenshot?

You ever find yourself wanting to describe what’s on your screen to someone, only to realize that taking a screenshot would be easier?  Here’s a quick way to take a screenshot with your iPhone:

When you get to the Screen that you want to take a screenshot of,  press the Sleep/Wake button (the Power button) and the Home button at the same time.  Your screenshot will automatically save to the photos section of your device.  Simple!

Check out a screenshot of my Home Screen below:

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