Five useful commands every iPhone and Android user should know.

On the utility scale, your phone's smart assistant is high - if you know the right commands.

Research the next time you’re outside and guess where the plane above you is headed. Los Angeles? New York? Paris? Ask Siri this phrase, “What flights are you flying over?” You will see the carrier, flight number and altitude in seconds.

I love sharing simple digital life tips that make things easier. Bonus: Most of them are useful for impressing your family and friends. Here are five other useful tech tricks to test.

For Windows users, try this the next time you have many programs open. Click and hold the top bar of a window, then shake the mouse. This shaking will instantly minimize all other open windows. Shake it again to get it back. Tap or click the hidden features to try them out now on your Windows PC or Mac.