Tips

  • 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 must-know 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 7, 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. ...
  • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts April 24, 2014

    New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest discovery,...
  • Want to be taken seriously on Twitter? Here are 8 tips for you April 21, 2014

    Would you ever bother to entertain a salesperson, who reaches your doorstep in stained jammies, unkempt hair, and fails to even articulate the features of what he has on offer? You might, but I believe, most of us won't. It is instinctive that we tend to pay more attention to...
  • WhatsApp now lets Android users hide their 'last seen at' timestamp. Here's how February 22, 2014

    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 who...
  • Woman gives three Illinois waitresses $5,000 each February 4, 2014

    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 Amy...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Q-Tip for drama series January 12, 2014

    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 Tribe...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services December 16, 2013

    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 your...
  • Shah Rukh's 5 valuable tips to men for a romantic life December 6, 2013

    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 Hai'...
  • How to protect your email, social networking and other online accounts December 5, 2013

    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... 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...
  • Shah Rukh Khan gives tips to become a superstar July 11, 2013

    Rohit Shetty's Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Chennai Express' will hit screens on August 8 and Shah Rukh Khan gives tips on how to become a superstar. ...
  • 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...
  • Gold may be volatile for short term but good in long term: Anil Rego June 13, 2013

    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? Asked...
  • Brad Pitt gives generous tip to a lucky waitress June 8, 2013

    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 shoes...
  • Watch: Basic exercises that can be done at home to keep yourself fit March 15, 2013

    Global fitness trainer Ramona Braganza, who has been Hollywood's go-to physical trainer for 25 years, was recently in India to launch a fitness programme for new mothers. CNN-IBN's Nikita got her to demonstrate some basic exercises which can easily be done at home. ...
  • 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...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Police conduct search in Kanyakumari February 24, 2013

    Kanyakumari: Police along with Intelligence Bureau officials on Sunday conducted search operations in some areas of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on information that certain persons having links with the Hyderabad blasts had come to the seashore town. The tip-off was received from Hyderabad Police and Intelligence agencies and search operations...
  • Fitness tips to have a fresh start to the mornings January 11, 2013

    If you have been feeling like a bit of a couch potato, sitting in front of your TV sets, there are ways you can give a fresh start to your mornings. Here are some fitness tips by celebrity trainer Leena Mogre for a complete body workout. ...
  • Doodle tips for Thiruvananthapuram cartoonists September 22, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With a live relay of the thoughts that inspire each stroke, Bruce Petty’s cartoons looked less of ‘doodle-bombs’ and more of witty insights. “Common good seemed to be where humanity was headed to. At some point, it stopped being progressive and things turned vertical, loading itself with more and...
  • CAT 2012: Common errors and how to avoid them September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With less than 2 months to go for CAT 2012, the focus of the aspirants should start moving towards how to best utilise the time they have in the exam and thereby get the best score possible. Students have different approaches in which they try and get the...
  • The right strategy to prepare for CAT 2012 August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It is time to start preparing for CAT in the right earnest. With the CAT examinations scheduled to be held from October 11 to November 6 on 21 days (42 slots), you do not have many more days left to prepare. CAT 2012 test pattern CAT 12 notification has not...
  • 'Waitresses who dress in red attract more tips' August 5, 2012

    Los Angeles: Waitresses who wear red colour clothes get up to 26 per cent extra in tips from male customers than they would otherwise, researchers have claimed. The findings published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, higher tips come only from male customers, while female diners give the...
  • Income Tax return: 10 quick tips to ease your trouble July 30, 2012

    The tax filing deadline is just around the corner, so here are some quick tips from H&R Block to make your tax filing simpler. 1. If your gross total income exceeds Rs 10 lakh, it is mandatory to file your return electronically: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued...
  • Dos and don'ts for visitors at the London Games July 26, 2012

    London: Welcome to Britain! The line forms to the right. Here are some tips for Olympic visitors hoping to get the most out of their experience. WHEN IN DOUBT, QUEUE For many visitors, their first experience of the great British tradition of lining up will be at Heathrow Airport. Europe's busiest air...
  • Tips for driving in the rain July 15, 2012

    Rains bring water to the parched earth turning nature green and wonderful, banishing the heat of summer and filling our rivers with water to last the year. While at the same time our roads turn to a mucky, slippery, smelly death trap. Both consequences are inevitable and while experiencing the...