Readers offer their best tips for storing your phone in the kitchen, keeping track of how many drinks you've had, and getting more control over your touchpad.
Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments or send it using the contact tab on the right.
Use a Soap Dish to Hold Your Phone in the Kitchen
QuickTek finds a clever, techy use for your run-of-the-mill soap dish:
You can use a 3M Command soap dish in your kitchen (or elsewhere) as a convienient and safe place for your cell phone or MP3 player. Keeps the phone out of the way and safe from water and food while you're cooking. It also works great to manage the cables when you're not using it, just wrap them around the base. $6 at Amazon.
Use Drink Stirrers to Keep Track of How Many You've Had
Photo by Quinn Dombrowski.
Guy shares a quick tip for the barhoppers out there:
Heard this from a M.A.D.D. spokesperson recently. If you find you have trouble keeping track of your alcohol intake after a few drinks, take the little drink stirrer you get in each glass (or straws, toothpicks, plastic swords, little umbrellas, whatever) and put them in your pocket. If you forget how many you've had, just check your pocket and count how many stirrers you have.
Roll Your Finger to Get Greater Touchpad Control
Photo by Michael Mol.
Java-Princess shares a tip for dealing with low touchpad sensitivity:
If you use your touchpad rather than a mouse you might find you get better control over the cursor when moving up and down by rolling your finger on the pad rather like when you give your fingerprints rather than dragging it across the surface. It may differ between pads but I find I get more sensitive control over the cursor with my touchpad by using it this way.
Send Photos on the Web Directly to Dropbox
KBS shows us how to copy web photos to your Dropbox:
If you want to upload a picture on the web to Dropbox, just paste the url of the image (Right-click & Copy Image Location in Firefox) in the "File name" section after you click the "Choose files" button on the web version of Dropbox.