TIPS AND TRICKS

  • 5 simple ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is...
  • From tear-free onion chopping to easy peeling and juicing: Simple everyday microwave hacks December 15, 2014

    Your microwave can do a lot more than just reheat the leftover next morning. Here are some simple tricks that can help you increase the value and usage of your microwave. From tear-free onion chopping to easy peeling and juicing, this infographic has some tricks you can use to lessen...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • 7 mustknow tips to help you create better, stronger passwords August 6, 2014

    New York: This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee...
  • Tips and tricks: How to make the best of your Apple iPad May 6, 2014

    Are you an iPad user? Here are some tips and tricks that can help you save your time, organise content, and manage online accounts in a better way. ...
  • Not on Twitter? Here's a guide on how to start tweeting, following, retweeting... November 7, 2013

    New York: With Twitter in the news because of a public stock offering, you might be deciding it's finally time to start tweeting. But what exactly is Twitter, a tweet and the etiquette for using the popular communication tool? Here are the basics. Keep in mind that the company's service isn't expected...
  • Upgrading to iOS 7 or buying a new iPhone? 5 tips to make the best of it September 19, 2013

    Cupertino: Apple's new iPhones and iOS 7 operating system for mobile devices are packed with new features, although not of all them are readily apparent. I've had a chance to learn a few tricks in the week I spent with both the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, which come...
  • How Twitter's new blue-line conversations feature is a workaround for the 140-character limit August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: 140-characters - the biggest limitation on Twitter is also its greatest advantage. To say more within that restriction some users get clever with words, others use SMS lingo or third-party services such as TwitLonger. But all this could soon end as more and more users discover an innovative...
  • Mobile manners: 11 dos and don'ts for cellphone users July 23, 2013

    Washington: Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there's a lack of understanding of what is and isn't acceptable in terms of cellphone etiquette. Following...
  • Six ways to keep your data safe from spying June 15, 2013

    London: Phone call logs, credit card records, emails, Skype chats, Facebook message, and more: The precise nature of the NSA's sweeping surveillance apparatus has yet to be confirmed. But given the revelations spilling out into the media recently, there hardly seems a single aspect of daily life that isn't somehow subject...
  • 10 must-know tips on how to keep your passwords strong and secure February 28, 2013

    New York: Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident, whether it's Chinese hackers accused of breaking in to The New York Times' computer systems or Burger King finding its Twitter account taken over by pranksters. Security threats aren't new and have long been part of online...
  • How to take control of your Facebook Timeline September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Many of us, including me, want to pen an autobiography, but most of us will never be able to do so. Writing a book, even if it is the story of your own life, takes a lot of effort and also a skill for writing engaging prose. Further,...
  • How to save on your mobile data usage July 6, 2011

    New York: If you have a cellphone with a monthly limit on how much data you can use, here are some tips on what types of phone use will gobble up your precious megabytes: Streaming video and videoconferencing. The biggest offender. One minute of YouTubequality video eats up 2 megabytes....
  • How to edit HD video at home December 27, 2010

    Hanover: The cameraman isn't the only person critical to a successful film, the editor also plays a vital role in filmmaking. A lot of patience and a powerful computer are essential for video production, especially when working in the HD format. A video can be filmed quickly but it takes a...
  • Smart shortcuts to improve your BlackBerry experience November 5, 2010

    One of the greatest joys of using a BlackBerry is the number of shortcuts that a power user can use to get tasks accomplished in doublequick time. Want a oneclick shortcut to lock your BlackBerry or toggle between vibrate and normal profiles? Or want to go to the bottom of...
  • How to cope with email overload September 21, 2010

    New York: Imagine if hundreds of people were talking to you simultaneously about dozens of different topics and each was expecting an immediate response. You'd go crazy, or at least turn up the volume on your iPod. Yet that's what it can feel like when you look at your email inbox: a...
  • Top 10 mistakes on social networking sites July 14, 2010

    If you are reading this, chances are, you have an account on a social networking website. While these new age tools are a great way to keeping in touch with family and friends, some of your actions today can come back to haunt you tomorrow. Before it gets too late,...
  • How to master your Windows 7 desktop June 7, 2010

    Washington: Who's in control of your Windows 7 desktop you or the operating system? With applications and icons scattered all over the place, constant popup notifications, and programmes hidden deep within the Start menu, you might feel like Microsoft has done its best to hinder your productivity rather than enhance...
  • How to declutter your digital life May 8, 2010

    We've got multiple email accounts, social networks, media streams, blogs, websites, electronic calendars, instant messages, phone contacts, online bills, passwords coming out of our ears and screen after screen after screen of computer stuff to back up, share and sync. That doesn't include the virtual reams floating in the ether, enough...