A few weeks ago I had to call my internet service provider for help with my modem. I was able to answer all the technician's questions until he asked for my modem's serial number.
The technician was so helpful. "You can find the serial number on a sticker on the back of the modem," he explained.
Wonderful. Except that sticker was about 1"x1".
Even with my strongest reading glasses, I was unable to make out the number. Then it occurred to me that I could use my phone to take a picture of the sticker.
I was able to easily zoom in on the sticker and read the serial number from the photo.
I applied the same trick to the label on my refrigerator. It wasn't hard to read; it was just in an awkward spot. Instead of craning my neck to read the sticker, I simply stuck my phone in the fridge and snapped a photo.
All the information I need, right in the palm of my hand!
You could use the same zoom-in trick to help you decipher the tiny print on medicine labels, credit cards, insurance cards, etc.
Got something that's hard to read? Take a photo and zoom in!
Have you discovered any simple tricks lately?