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  • WhatsApp now lets Android users hide their 'last seen at' timestamp. Here's how 22-02-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature - the ability to hide the 'last seen at' timestamp. This feature was so longer available only on WhatsApp for iPhone and was a much desired by many on other platforms...
  • Woman gives three Illinois waitresses $5,000 each 04-02-2014 03:12 PM

    Illinois: Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check. The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed checks to 25-year-old...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Q-Tip for drama series 12-01-2014 04:13 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio will work with rapper Q-Tip for a hip hop drama series. The scripted TV show is loosely based on the Grammy-winning artist's early days and will capture his experiences with hip hop group 'A Tribe Called Quest' and with The 'Native Tongues' collective that 'A...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services 16-12-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate...
  • Shah Rukh's 5 valuable tips to men for a romantic life 06-12-2013 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan, who is considered Bollywood's undisputed king of romance, had some valuable tips on romance to share on his recent visit to the capital. Shah Rukh has featured in a string of romantic films like 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Kuch Kuch Hota...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts 05-12-2013 10:38 AM

    New York: Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can...
  • 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...
  • Gold may be volatile for short term but good in long term: Anil Rego 13-06-2013 06:12 PM

    Anil Rego, personal finance expert and CEO and founder of Right Horizon joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on financial planning and investment tips. Q. I'll be retiring after 10 yrs. Should I invest in fixed deposit or pension plans for retirement planning? Which will give more and guaranteed returns?...
  • Brad Pitt gives generous tip to a lucky waitress 08-06-2013 11:31 AM

    Berlin: Actor Brad Pitt reportedly gave waitress Undine Orth, 24, a tip of over $700 after dinner at Japanese eatery Kuchi here. He was there to celebrate actress-fiancee Angelina Jolie's 38th birthday. "They are so cool. At nine o'clock at night, they were there at the door. They took their...
  • CAT 2011: Tips for Verbal 12-10-2011 01:45 PM

    Chennai: With just over two weeks to go before the CAT test starts, many a candidate would be striving hard to ensure that they get the most out of this shot at success. With CAT now becoming a two-section paper with one section of English and Reasoning, the importance of...
  • 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,...
  • Style check: the bold and beautiful Neha Dhupia 27-09-2011 06:02 PM

    Neha Dhupia gives out style tips and her list of the best dressed from Bollywood. ...
  • Terror attacks: How you can stay safe 08-09-2011 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The September 7 terror attack at the Delhi High Court is clearly not going to be the last attack on Indian lives. Terrorism is a reality and our geopolitical situation ensures that we have to live with it. It is also a reality that we can't rely on...
  • Space junk reaching 'tipping point' say reports 02-09-2011 11:42 AM

    Cape Canaveral: The amount of debris orbiting the Earth has reached "a tipping point" for collisions, which would in turn generate more of the debris that threatens astronauts and satellites, according to a U.S. study released on Thursday. NASA needs a new strategic plan for mitigating the hazards posed by...
  • 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 keep safe from Facebook scams and spams 16-05-2011 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are like terrorists. They prefer to target the most high profile and frequented places. And Facebook is the currently the hottest and happening destination in the online world. While Facebook on its part is implementing new security measures to keep you safe online, the real responsibility lies...
  • Android touchphones: Q&A with Ritu and Somu 28-04-2011 02:30 PM

    What's the best way to make your touchphone more secure? What do women really want? Ever have those questions that you want answered but do not know whom to ask? Rituparna Chatterjee and Soumyadip Choudhury chat with each other on everyday stuff that matters. In this edition of 'Q&A with...
  • Management Tip: Effective email introductions 20-01-2011 12:49 PM

    Boston: Making introductions by email can be an unexpected minefield, according to Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters. "Helping people make meaningful connections is a...
  • Tips for travel in the snowing Himachal hills 05-01-2011 11:30 AM

    Shimla If you are keen for some adventure in the hills of Himachal Pradesh in the winter snow, here are a few tips: 1.Make sure your trip is planned well in advance. Check on general road conditions and confirm whether the high mountain passes are open. 2. Most of the...
  • Celebrity endorsed health tips trashed 29-12-2010 05:13 PM

    London: Science campaigners laid bare some of the most dubious celebrity-endorsed health tips on Wednesday, rubbishing ideas such as reabsorbing sperm and wearing silicone bracelets to boost energy. In an annual list of what it sees as the year's worst abuses against science, the Sense About Science (SAS) campaign group...
  • 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...