April Fool’s Day Pranks for the IT Savvy

By Veronica Puailoa

Running out of ideas for how to prank your coworkers this April Fool’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Check out these IT-centric pranks that will work especially well on those not-so-tech-savvy coworkers.

The Blue Screen of Death
This is a classic but solid prank, especially for those in a support center. Upload the Blue Screen of Death image as a screensaver to your coworker’s computer, and when they run for advice and help, you can easily save the day with an “April Fool’s” announcement.

Television Poltergeist
One remote to rule them all? Check out this nifty ninja remote device that allows you to control almost any television without any prior programming. It blasts just about every programming code to the infrared sensor so you can take control immediately, and it also blocks other remotes from working. Let the fun begin.

The Voice of… Bob?
The equipment needed for this particular prank can get a bit pricey, but the resulting freaked-out coworker might be worth every penny. You’ll need a cheap CB radio, a linear amp and a bottom-loaded CB antenna. With the correct setup, you’ll be able to project your music or even your voice through another coworker’s speakers. Check out this post for the detailed instructions.

iPhone Doppelgänger
This may not work on someone that is familiar with iPhone technology; however, for those who are not very technology proficient, this is the prank to use. Simply take a screenshot of their home screen and set the image as the wallpaper. Now when they scroll through their phone, it will look like there are duplicate apps everywhere and that the phone is broken. You’re welcome.

I hope these ideas inspire you to take advantage of this year’s April Fool’s Day and stump your coworkers with your tech-inspired shenanigans.

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