IT Management Slideshow: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Digital LifeBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 01-19-2012
Chuck cumbersome device, software and app instruction manuals and go right to online tips and forums.
Youâve Got Mail
Pick select times of day to process the inbox. (Hint: Call up the most recent email in a long string and ignore the rest.)
Return to Sender
Refuse all calls and emails if you don't know where they came from.
Game, Set, Match
Treat digital conversations like a tennis match: Return "serves" quickly but with a "winning shot" that ends exchange.
Donât Incessantly Monitor Sites
Only day traders, for example, need to know minute-to-minute stock prices.
Find a Good Text Recognition App
You speak. It types. It's that simple.
Buy Groceries Online.
Cost is only $7 to $10. You'd pay that in gas, time and stress anyway.
Give select associates a unique way to reach you, like texting, to filter their messages from the crowd.
Adjust Web browser so your top-five sites load automatically.
Use "sleep" mode for computers and devices instead of turning them off completely during the day to avoid extended shut down or boot up time.