Tips And Tricks

  • Not on Twitter? Here's a guide on how to start tweeting, following, retweeting... 07-11-2013 04:39 PM

    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...
  • Upgrading to iOS 7 or buying a new iPhone? 5 tips to make the best of it 19-09-2013 06:20 AM

    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 30-08-2013 10:51 AM

    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 23-07-2013 06:02 AM

    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....
  • Six ways to keep your data safe from spying 15-06-2013 02:48 PM

    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...
  • How to take control of your Facebook Timeline 29-09-2011 02:04 PM

    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 06-07-2011 08:57 AM

    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 YouTube-quality video eats up 2...
  • How to edit HD video at home 27-12-2010 11:49 AM

    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...
  • Smart shortcuts to improve your BlackBerry experience 05-11-2010 04:05 PM

    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 double-quick time. Want a one-click 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 21-09-2010 01:22 PM

    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...
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