Tech Easter Eggs: Fun Features You Didn’t Know Your Device Had
Just like any other Christian country in the world, Australia will also celebrate Easter this coming weekend. For individuals with deep spiritual upbringing, it’s a time for reflection and prayer. But for the rest of the world, it might be a special day where they get to take some time off from work. For kids, this is also the time where the Easter bunny pays them a visit and leaves colourful eggs…
By Zy Gonzales
Just like any other Christian country in the world, Australia will also celebrate Easter this coming weekend. For individuals with deep spiritual upbringing, it’s a time for reflection and prayer. But for the rest of the world, it might be a special day where they get to take some time off from work. For kids, this is also the time where the Easter bunny pays them a visit and leaves colourful eggs hidden in different places.
But as we are now living in the digital world, the Easter bunny has also gone digital and has teamed up with various tech companies to give consumers with fancy features that are mostly hidden under a ton of menus and secret activation gestures.
For most people, it won’t be easy to find these Easter eggs, but don’t worry as we’ve collected some of the coolest tech Easter eggs for you to try out on your devices.
WINDOWS 7/8 STARWARS EASTER EGG
If you’re using a Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine, and you’re a big fan of George Lucas’s StarWars, here’s something you can try.
- Press the Windows Key + R
- Type “C:\Windows\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe”
- Check the Telnet Client box and close that window
- Press the Windows Key + R again
- Type “telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl”
- Enjoy the Show
KONAMI TAKES ALL YOUR GAMES ON ANDROID
Now if you’re using an Android device whether for playing games or for doing some productive stuff, you might want to try this Easter egg courtesy of Konami. This Easter egg references the old days of classic gaming which Konami was a huge part of.
To activate this egg, open the Google Play Games app and swipe the following directions: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right (a popup window will appear with three buttons), B, A and then start (the start button is represented by a triangle).
After doing this, an achievement in the Google Play Games store will be unlocked.
DOCTOR WHO ON GOOGLE MAPS
Now for those who are always on-the-go who are frequent users of Google Maps and at the same time are fans of popular TV series Doctor Who, you might want to try this trick (although this trick works better on the desktop version of Google Maps that feature street view).
Go to Google Maps and search for Police Telephone Box. Choose the Earl’s Court Road location or just use this link then click the double-white arrows in front of the blue call box. You also just click the first 360-degree tour at the bottom of the screen.
FIBONACCI ON YOUTUBE
This Easter egg is for YouTube lovers. If you search for the word Fibonacci on the video hosting site, the search results will be displayed in the Fibonacci sequence
APPLE PANORAMA WALLPAPER
Lastly, we’ve got an Easter egg for iOS users, specifically those who are using iOS7 devices.
If you’ve taken a panorama shot in the past with your device, you can use that photo as a desktop or lockscreen wallpaper. See what happens if you take your device and pan it from side-to-side.
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