Tech Trick of the Week: A New Use for an Old App You Don’t Ever Use
You made the perfect piece of DIY wall art to hang on that blank space in your living room. You’ve got picture hangers on hand, a hammer and you’re all set. Almost. You don’t have a level to help you make sure this growing gallery wall isn’t all crooked. All you need is to whip out your handy dandy iPhone, because it has a level BUILT IN, hidden in an app you probably never use and might have wanted to delete (unless you like navigating through the backwoods). Here’s a must-know tech trick for how to access it.
Open your Compass app. If you can’t locate it because it’s buried under too many apps (guilty), you can search for it by swiping down on your Home page and looking it up that way.
Next, just do it like Tinder and swipe left. Voilà! Here’s your Level tool. If it’s your first time using it. It’ll want you to calibrate it by rolling the little ball all the way around the circle.
When you’ve reached perfect equilibrium, the screen will turn green. Now you’re ready to hang those frames like a pro!
Will you be trying out this iPhone trick? Do you have any tricks you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!