Readers offer their best tips for reading articles on the web, enabling Google Instant in Chrome, and depositing checks with your iPhone.
About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they're a bit too niche, maybe we couldn't find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn't fit it in—the tip didn't make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at lifehacker.com.au.
Use Printer Friendly Pages to Avoid Clicking Through Multi-Page Web Articles
Bind53 shares an easy way to get around multi-page articles on the web.:
A personal pet peeve of mine is when I am reading an article on a website and have to visit 4 or 5 pages instead of just 1. Perhaps the website owner is trying to only give me the hint to pace myself or perhaps they are just trying to get me to view more of their ads. No worries, I simply click on the print page or printer friendly link and read without all of the ads and extra clicks.
Enable Google Instant in Chrome Dev Channel
WiFi lets us know that it's now much simpler to enable Google Instant in Chrome:
Now there's a extremely easy way to turn on Google Instant via Google Chrome's Settings. This feature is only available in Chrome 10, which is the dev version at the time of this writing.
If you're running the stable or beta channels, you'll still have to use this method until they get the new settings page.
Use Original Apple Packaging as Easy Travel Cases
Photo by Alan Levine.
Bbqmws221 tells us a good way to reuse your iDevice's original packaging:
Whenever you purchase a new iPod or iPhone, keep the box. They are usually small enough to use as travel cases, and can easily store earbuds, dock connectors and chargers. Plus, they keep your device safe from clunking around inside your bag.