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17 Tech Hacks That'll Make You Feel Like a Boss

No one can resist the power of a game-changing secret, especially when it comes to the gadgets and technologies we use on the daily. If you want to know how to keep earphones from getting tangled or what to do with your favorite square Instagram prints, there's a hack for that, and we've rounded them all up. Your tech life's about to get a whole lot easier.

After geeking out to these gadget tricks, check out 33 more game-changing, brilliant hacks.

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May we suggest a female astronomer Lego to do the job?

. . . that you hang on a Lego hook.

How fabulous! Get the DIY instructions here.

By hiding a power strip in the top drawer of a nightstand.

Before you throw a used Post-it in the trash can, use it to clean your keyboard by running the sticky side between the keys. How genius is that?

So easy, so fun.

Need a sound system stat? Make DIY speakers for your smartphone by placing it into a plastic, paper, or glass cup for some more volume.

Minitripod + tape + flagstick = DIY selfie stick. Looks familiar.

Upgraded to the latest iPhone? Sure, you can try to sell your old one, but you could also turn it into an iPod with one easy step. Magic!

Tired of your messy phone cord getting in the way? Keep it where it belongs by making your own upcycled plastic-bottle charging station.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

By securing it between two hanger nails.

When writing an email, leave the recipient email field blank until you're ready to send it. This prevents those accidental emails we've all experienced.

Emoji aren't just for fun texting! Find out how to spruce up your screen even more by using them in your contacts, app folders, and alarms.

Tangled earphones, be gone! One brilliant idea: tie cords around a wooden spool.

Know how annoying it is when your keyboard has a broken foot? Fix the problem by using a medium or large binder clip to take its place.

Not sure what to do with all those square Instagram or Hipstamatic shots you love so much? Instead of letting them get lost in the cloud, make your own canvas print for just $5 — no joke!

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

This Instagrammer used a sturdy straw, cut it down the side, and taped it around a damaged power cord.

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